Skip to comments.Staten Island Sandy Victims Need to Realize That Obama Fixed Everything, Not Be Ungrateful
Posted on 11/30/2012 5:13:13 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: I want to go to the audio sound bites. I want to show you, I want you to hear what ungrateful sounds like. I want you to hear what a lack of gratitude sounds like. I want you to hear self-centered selfishness. I want you to hear what it sounds like when a citizen of this country does not appreciate this regime. Last night in Staten Island, they had a town hall meeting about the Hurricane Sandy, the victims and the repair, the cleanup, and the putting every back together. An unidentified guy stood up and said this...
MAN: We are the people of the middle class, and we're getting the finger! You were there when I met Obama, and I told President Obama, "You told us you were gonna cut the red tape." And I told him, "The middle class is getting' the royal finger." And what did he say? "FEMA works for me." FEMA ain't doing nothing still. They keep going around in a circle, and they go "Denied," to this. "Denied!" Oh, but you called them up. "We're still looking at your thing." It's a joke! We need to take action and be real! Miller Field is government property. Get the trailers there so every one of us can (garbled) have homes!
TOWN HALL: (cheers and applause)
RUSH: How ungrateful can you get? Here is a hurricane victim in Staten Island, New York. The president promised to take care of 'em. The president promised to cut the red tape. The president promised to fix everything for 'em, and listen to 'em. Man, oh, man! The lack of appreciation for the president on this is striking at me. That's ungrateful, right there. Right there is selfishness. You heard it just as well as I heard it. He talked to the president, and the president said he's gonna have FEMA cut the red tape. And what? How long has it been, three weeks?
What does he expect, miracles?
You people, I tell you what. If you don't learn fast to appreciate this government that you elected -- if you don't learn fast to show your love, devotion, and appreciation -- I shudder to think what's gonna happen. I mean, after all, what more do you want? The president came to see you for a half hour. He palled around with the governor of New Jersey. He told you he was gonna fix it. Don't you realize that's good enough for 53% of the country? Why is it not good enough for you, ingrates? Here, let's go back and listen to the president, November 15th, New York City...
OBAMA: During difficult times like this, we're reminded that we're bound together and we have to look out for each other, and a lot of the things that seem important, the petty differences melt away, and we focus on what binds us together and that we, as Americans, are gonna stand with each other in their hour of need. We are gonna make sure that we stay here as long as people need that immediate help. That's FEMA's primary task.
RUSH: See, it's fixed. If you still got a problem at your house it's your problem, not his, 'cause he's done it. This wanton show of un-appreciation is un-American. This selfishness! This ungrateful attitude! I mean, going to a town hall meeting after the president promises he's gonna fix it. I mean, take a look New Jersey. People in New Jersey are fine. The governor there, Chris Christie, hugged Obama and the storm damage was healed instantly. And then the governor of New York, he's already thanked the president for saving the city. I mean, what more committee do?
CUOMO: Mr. President, thank you to you, because you have exemplified the spirit of partnership and the spirit of community. I was personally amazed and touched by your phone calls and attention even during times that were very, very busy. You were there for us. You were there for New York, and we thank you, Mr. President.
RUSH: So if you're on Staten Island and your home hasn't been fixed, you have to be a Republican. But regardless, you're ungrateful, and it's unbecoming. It's unbecoming. I don't know what to think anymore about this.
RUSH: You people in Staten Island, who do you think you are? Do you think you're Haiti? Do you think you're New Jersey? Remember all the millions of dollars Obama immediately sent to Haiti? I mean, he even sent Bill Clinton to Haiti. When it's all said and done, the United States sent more than a billion dollars to Haiti. How much has gone to Staten Island? And, by the way, this town hall meeting last night -- and there was a lot of unhappiness because there hasn't been anything done in Staten Island.
Do you know the national media didn't cover it? Nobody from the Drive-Bys was there. Strictly local media. You contrast that with the way Hurricane Katrina was covered. The national media lived in New Orleans! The national media shed tears in New Orleans. Part of the flooding was Anderson Cooper's tears and Shep What's His Name, Smith's tears. Crying all day long, all day and all night on television. And you can't find the national media in Staten Island. And even the local media... I've got a story from Staten Island, New York, by Channel 11, WPIX in New York.
They got a four-page story. You print it out here with accompanying video, and Obama's not is not in the story. And these people are upset at Obama. That sound bite we played is just one little excerpt. People, they believed Obama. He came in and he told 'em he was gonna cut the red tape. "FEMA's gonna be here. You're gonna get your phone call answered in 15 minutes." Nothing's happened. Meanwhile, the governor has praised Obama for saving New York. And if you're outside the region, you don't know a thing about this 'cause the Drive-Bys aren't there. They're not covering it.
They are wherever Obama is.
I’ll start the drumbeat for Dear Leader.
If you dare complain about His Imperial Majesty not doing enough, you’re a racist. Without his intervention, the storm would still be destroying everything on the planet.
He raised his littlest finger and the Tempest immediately ceased, isn’t that enough for you haters?
>> New Yorkers, kiss it, you still voted for this turd. Repair your city by yourself
You don’t know what the # you’re talking about. Staten Island split the vote despite it being surrounded by historically and heavily Democrat boroughs.
New York will recover, like it did a decade ago. So you can keep your kisses to yourself.
When an honest taxpaying citizen tries to access any “government program” they are ALWAYS initially denied and/or referred to another government agency!
See the problem is, you have an established record of not contributing to public corruption, and not really needing corrupted government assistance.
So you are already, automatically pegged as a potential enemy/whisteblower to the government agencies you think your personal tax dollars supported.
The Katrina victims who were subsidised HUD renters were instantly given several thousands of dollars each in instant emergency cash.
What help did their landlords get, the taxpaying property owners, who lost everything?
What immediate “government cash assistance” was given to the private property owners who paid their property taxes?
Think about it....
>> And they will continue to vote Democrat!
>> You cant fix retarded.
Two more geniuses that don’t know jack. Try preaching that crap in Staten Island.
Staten Island, a borough of NYC, voted 49.6% for Romney. More so than any of the states below with only Florida coming close at 49.1%. Good chance SI would have gone red if it weren’t for Sandy and the Christie/Obama spectacle.
Correct me if I am wrong, but renters cannot get flood insurance, nor will renters insurance cover flooded personal possessions. Many apartments were flooded & uninhabitable. Upper level apartments are uninhabitable because electrical/plumbing systems need major work.
People have no place to live, no job, no possessions, no car, nothing. We, as a nation, have a responsibility to help these people restart their lives, including temporary shelter & assistance, as surely as we should help the sick & disabled.
I DO NOT support helping these people rebuild houses destroyed, only to have them destroyed in the next storm. The gov’t should buy these properties & leave them as open public areas. With such a policy, eventually there would be little need for flood insurance, & vast waterfront areas would be available for public recreation. If you think this is expensive, consider that many owners on the Gulf Coast have collected more in flood insurance claims than the properties are worth, not including the costs to restore roads, sewer, water, & power to these homes.
Yeah, FEMA sux, but so does every other Federal bureaucracy. I favor being rid of them all, but as we are paying for them, I expect SOMETHING for my money. I imagine the whiner has similar feelings.
They want to take back Obama’s Participation Trophy... too bad he has an iron grip on it!!
They are just going to have to bite the bullet and hire a couple of race hustlers like the Right Reverend Al Sharpton of the Church of Devision and Derision and the Not-So-Right Reverend Jesse Jackson of the Church of Race Bigotry to get their mob of professional protesters up to the White House and generate some support for those poh folks in NY. They may need to go to an abortion clinic to get some dead black babies to emphasize how FEMA and the Food Stamp President are killing poh black folks down at Staten Island. Probably want to get a few reporters from the MSM to witness the dead black babies, CNN or MSNBC are good choices as neither one is overly bright or competent. Remember people, it’s the image that counts!
I feel sorry for the media.
They want to show the suffering but they don’t want to show Obama’s ineptitude.
Good response. I hate it when people here start bashing New Yorkers.
Also, I’m from the worst part of NYC (Upper West Side) but there were many conservative people there. They got no media coverage and no voice, and of course since it was a foregone conclusion that everybody was going to vote Dem, we never even had any candidates. Literally. Most elections were uncontested.
But that doesn’t mean that there were no conservatives.
And in any case, why are FReepers exulting over the destruction of a part of the United States?
They chose the Democrat road to entitlement via welfare, food stamps and public housing overwhelmingly on November 6th. That Sandy accelerated the journey to where they sought to travel (Obamaland) is on their own backs. Media has totally dismissed their outrage and plight and photo-ops for politicians the media DOES cover have come and gone.
Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self destruct. ― Sam Stevens
Over half a billion dollars a day is being spent by FEMA. Thad Cochran
>> And in any case, why are FReepers exulting over the destruction of a part of the United States?
Ignorance I guess.
Well said. Too many FReeper “friends” want to stick
ALL New Yorkers and Californians in the libtard box.
We may be fighting a losing fight but we’re still
I've lived in three of those 24 states and would not return to any of them. I now live in one of the red states and love it here.
Almost all my neighbors are Californians, but only a small percentage are conservatives.
Well, Mama, thanks for that but it might be more
instructive if you listed the area where you reside.
Seems most of those leaving California are conservatives.
Maybe, they just don’t seem conservative compared to
you. Arizona? Nevada? Oregon? Idaho?