I tend to lump such people among the Occupy crowd. They have had many power outages in the past. They know they will be without electricity again and again. So, did they prepare by buying a generator for such times? No. They’d rather whine and place blame elsewhere. They lost $400 worth of groceries this time. Three such outages over three years and they’d be out the cost of a brand new 6000 W generator which would run their entire house with a few sacrifices such as using only one stove burner at a time. These people are Obama voters.
They’re not actually. They’re a half million people in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. No one anticipated widespread wind-caused power outages for more than a week in the shadow of America’s largest city. That it has taught everyone a valuable lesson about preparation and self-sufficiency is good, but it’s unheard of.