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(Heckuva job, Bloomy) Mayor Bloomberg’s Response to Sandy Leaves Many New Yorkers Out in the Cold
The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 5, 2012 | Harry Siegel

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:07:30 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Mayor Bloomberg’s Response to Sandy Leaves Many New Yorkers Out in the Cold

The mayor has brilliantly stage-managed his handling of the storm, but outside the city’s affluent precincts numerous angry residents feel abandoned by his administration as days have passed and help has remained distant, writes Harry Siegel.

“Are you from OEM? Or FEMA?”

“No, we’re from Brooklyn.”

That was the exchange when, after nearly six hours, the volunteer group I spent Sunday with finally managed to deliver supplies— flashlights, blankets, winter jackets, baby supplies, and pet food—to Staten Islanders who’d been rocked by Hurricane Sandy.

On television, New York City is resiliently recovering from Sandy—Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg even fought hard against canceling the ING marathon, giving in only when its sponsors caved. The mayor has maximized his television time with frequent updates in carefully staged settings, with members of the Obama administration standing behind him and his hypnotic sign-language interpreter Lydia Callis beside him. It's a swell sales job, part of his business-friendly, socially-liberal, post-partisan persona, that (with the help of his vast media empire), has helped him maintain his national reputation even as New Yorkers have soured on him.

But his one unscripted moment was far more telling: an unannounced trip to the devastated Rockaways on Saturday that happened to be caught by a camera crew with local news stations NY1. A local woman, part of a furious crowd of people who felt abandoned by the city, was held back by the mayor’s security detail, as she yelled at him: “Where’s the help? Where’s the f*cking help?”

Outside of the city’s affluent precincts, New Yorkers have felt abandoned by the ultra-mayor who’s deemed New York a “luxury product” as days have passed and help has remained distant.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: barackobama; blommberg; bloomberg; fema; graciemansion; heckuvajobbloomy; helluvajobbloomy; hurricanekatrina; hurricanesandy; katrina; mayorbloomberg; michaelbloomberg; newyorkcity; nyc; obama; oem; sandy; statenisland
"NYC Mayor Bloomberg endorses Obama"

6:06AM EDT November 2. 2012 - He may have discouraged a post-storm presidential visit this week, but New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for re-election Thursday.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2012/11/01/barack-obama-michael-bloomberg-election-2012/1674967/

- Yep ... one helluva job, Bloomy.

1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:07:35 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

I fail to see how Sandy helped Obama.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DogByte6RER

When are people going to realize that Federal FEMA is just a paper pushing money tree.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:53 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: mylife

>> I fail to see how Sandy helped Obama.

NY, NJ, Delaware, and Vermont now “lean Obama”.

:-)


4 posted on 11/05/2012 7:15:08 PM PST by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: DogByte6RER

Bloomturd is too busy worrying about the eating, drinking and smoking habits of others instead of PLANNING what needs to happen in case of ANOTHER disaster.

What a dipshit. Oh well, New York deserves his sorry ass. They voted for him.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 7:16:22 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: DogByte6RER

He has his priority right, he’s in a nice warm multi room mansion, Those idiots in NYC voted him in for 11years...ain’t no cure for stupid...Don’t have a lot of sympathy for them either, except for the babies...


6 posted on 11/05/2012 7:16:50 PM PST by goat granny
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To: mylife

Is there a person on this forum that believes that Michael Bloomberg is a Republican?

He is more concerned about what soda they are drinking and how much than taking care of the people in his city. The marathon was cancelled and the generators still sit in Central Park.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 7:21:37 PM PST by kempster
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To: kempster

Not Me.


8 posted on 11/05/2012 7:22:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: goat granny

Who didn’t think he’d endorse Barry O? He’d do a Pepsi commercial before he’d endorse Romney!


9 posted on 11/05/2012 7:22:37 PM PST by CPC24
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m in the cold fng dark in NYC. Fu Obama Christie Bloomberg.

Only one doing anything is cuomo. Believe it or not cuomo is the only adult left.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 7:23:31 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: DogByte6RER

Nagin in white face...............


11 posted on 11/05/2012 7:26:08 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sorry New Yorkers, Obama is busy with promoting his own agenda right now, so fend for yourselves! You can freeze, starve, go without water and all you will get from him is a press/photo op. Don’t feel too bad though.... our American heros thought he would send in help too, he never did!!! REMEMBER BENGHAZI


12 posted on 11/05/2012 7:29:41 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: Ms Mable

I’m sitting here in the cold dark and Christie bloomie and ghettobama can all f themselves. Sorry , I’m tied of this already.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:49 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: DogByte6RER

On the bright side, the victims don’t have to worry about someone bringing them smokes or a large, hard to handle, big gulp.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 7:38:04 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Hope you are aware that IBEW is keeping independents from Helping you all!! People from right to work states have been turned back, electrical crews and 4 trucks from MI with transformers!!

You people are getting effed by your own unions!!


15 posted on 11/05/2012 7:44:13 PM PST by acapesket
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To: GlockThe Vote

“I’m sitting here in the cold dark and Christie bloomie and ghettobama can all f themselves. Sorry , I’m tied of this already.”
***************
I truly am so sorry and hopefully tomorrow will be better. God bless you.


16 posted on 11/05/2012 7:45:21 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: GlockThe Vote
Only one doing anything is cuomo. Believe it or not cuomo is the only adult left.

OMG, it really IS Armaggedon!!!!!!

17 posted on 11/05/2012 7:48:46 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Ms Mable

I only care about tommorow. Getting rid of Obama is more important than my comfort level.


18 posted on 11/05/2012 7:52:18 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: DogByte6RER
NannyMike_1
19 posted on 11/05/2012 7:52:18 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’m sorry. This is so messed up. I can’t believe the images I see on the news....


20 posted on 11/05/2012 7:52:25 PM PST by CheneyChick (01/20/2013)
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To: acapesket

Trust me I know.


21 posted on 11/05/2012 7:54:07 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: workerbee

Cuomo is the adult in the room right now. Yes I know. But it’s true.


22 posted on 11/05/2012 7:55:20 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bloony should be pressured to going to Staten Island and physically working to help people. He lives in warmth and compfort and makes stupid decisions!


23 posted on 11/05/2012 7:55:48 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: kempster

Thankfully, Blommy no longer claims to be Republican.


24 posted on 11/05/2012 7:59:45 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: unixfox
What have I been telling Freepers about this despicable piece of excrement for years? Now do you believe me?

Do not think for a moment that I voted for his sorry @ss once, let alone 3 times. I warned all my friends the very first time I heard his voice that it was just like the voice of a robot, and reflected that this man had no human feelings. Boy, did I nail it!

Unfortunately, he paid off the thoroughly corrupt City Council and got his illegal third term from them.

It will take a generation to undo the damage to the City school system that this piece of excrement has done.

25 posted on 11/05/2012 8:02:08 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: GlockThe Vote
Cuomo is the adult in the room right now. Yes I know. But it’s true.

Dear God. Well, FEMA is useless.

26 posted on 11/05/2012 8:03:20 PM PST by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: kempster

“Is there a person on this forum that believes that Michael Bloomberg is a Republican?”

I couldn’t tell you if he’s a Republican or not. But I know he’s no conservative.


27 posted on 11/05/2012 8:07:44 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: SCalGal

I live here. Cuomo is making Christie Creme bloomie and thugbama look like pikers.


28 posted on 11/05/2012 8:07:44 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: EinNYC

He is a liberal democrat dweeb from the blue collar town of Malden MA (now all illegals) who likely “checked the box” to get where he is.
Bloomberg, like OBlamey is a freakin fraud!


29 posted on 11/05/2012 8:16:57 PM PST by acapesket
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To: GlockThe Vote

How do you have internet?


30 posted on 11/05/2012 8:20:53 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: GlockThe Vote
I live here.

I know; I'm so sorry about the mess. FEMA came to help after the Northridge Earthquake - they are useless, unless you'd like to listen to them swap war stories.

31 posted on 11/05/2012 8:28:45 PM PST by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Beowulf9

Posting from iPhone w battery pack. I bought this thing called the isound 15000 I think on amazon. It was the best 79 dollars spent. Get 10 charges on my phone on one charge.

Should be mandatory Prepper gear.


32 posted on 11/05/2012 8:29:53 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Well, now, that’s the spirit of ‘76!


33 posted on 11/05/2012 8:32:58 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: GlockThe Vote

We went through this last year with Hurricane Lee.

Sending prayers your way FRiend.

Hopefully tomorrow’s election results will lift your spirits.


34 posted on 11/05/2012 8:38:51 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: GlockThe Vote

Awesome, Spread the news glock..in touch with all of my LI friends, they now now the truth! To the rest of you stop posting graphics! It’s a waste of bandwith FGS!


35 posted on 11/05/2012 8:41:08 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Beowulf9

I would go through this x 25 if it means getting rid of Obama


36 posted on 11/05/2012 8:41:12 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: acapesket

Getting rid of Obama supercedes any misery I am in. FUBO!

Btw - this isound battery pack has been amazing.


37 posted on 11/05/2012 8:43:35 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Win or lose tomorrow, obama is not sending help. If he wins, he won’t need to. If he loses he won’t care. Plus he’ll get revenge. But true charity organizations are coming.

Question: If someone wanted to rent a U-Haul and take some food, could they make it to where they need to be?


38 posted on 11/05/2012 8:48:31 PM PST by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

As a New Englander who has lived with this crap forever, I will go get a couple tomorrow if you want to PM me with your address, I’ll send you some! Beats Red Cross and FEMA any day!
Hugs!


39 posted on 11/05/2012 8:55:38 PM PST by acapesket
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To: DogByte6RER

Bloomers is not all that into human life. He’s a globalist, control freak watermelon. As many of his globalist pals do, he looks at people like cattle.

He is the mayor of NYC because he loves power, fame and wealth. He’s not there because he respects the herd’s dignity and rights.


40 posted on 11/05/2012 9:31:00 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: GlockThe Vote
Nice bit of kit. You can also get this gadget.
41 posted on 11/05/2012 9:40:32 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

W and w wants me to battle this out in public, so I shall.
Sent a private email message to inform him/her that the graphics waste bandwith for people who are power limited like my friends in LI and you, Glock.

So here’s my public reply..

I hope that when you have a disaster, may it be soon, that the heartless don’;t tell you to go eff off... but I shall.


42 posted on 11/05/2012 9:42:41 PM PST by acapesket
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To: DJ MacWoW

The media fryed Bush on katrina when we know it was Nagan and the governor but the media will never fry Obama for sandy, he’s allowed to show up for a photo op and jet off to campaign with no repercussions meanwhile douchberg sits in his castle on the hill like most of the progressive elitists do dictate orders and endorse his socialist buddy Obama. Wouldnt it be nice if NY turned red on election night becuase of this


43 posted on 11/06/2012 2:18:58 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Terry Mross
Yes you should be able to make it provided you gas up before you get on the island. In Midland Beach, you might only make it to the border and need to carry supplies in. In Tottenvile it would be easier. Basically all of the significant Damage is 2-6 blocks from the shore. If you look at a map of Staten Island. Police have been(I haven't been there in two days) blocking off Hyland BLVD in Midland Beach at about Midland Ave going north and all of the way to the water for motorized traffic. I do not believe they are preventing people walking in, but it may be highly controlled in the area.
44 posted on 11/06/2012 2:36:33 AM PST by Woodman
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To: Ms Mable

WTF does Obama care? NY and NJ are going Rat as they always do. He doesn’t need to buy their votes.


45 posted on 11/06/2012 2:45:22 AM PST by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: ronnie raygun

I would love a red NY. NYC out votes the rest of the state along with cities.......like Ithaca.


46 posted on 11/06/2012 6:56:23 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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