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Storm Saves Obama From Himself

Doug5049 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 8:32 AM
I just read on Drudge that some people well qualified to provide disaster relief traveled from Alabama to New Jersey, and were turned away by the government because they were non-union. Once again, politics gets in the way of humanitarian aid. I am reminded of the Katrina aftermath, when some Texas cattle ranchers showed up at a stadium full of refugees with truckloads of beef and charcoal, ready to have a giant barbecue, and FEMA sent them away. Didn't have the proper food service licensing, you see. Anybody who thinks a bunch of rich Texans aren't qualified to cook meat for a big crowd is too stupid to be allowed anywhere near a disaster. They'll just make it worse.

If President Obama had the time for some introspection on the campaign trail, he might take offense at all the media speculation (and in many cases wishful thinking gussied up as speculation) that his response to Hurricane Sandy will give him the edge going into Election Day.

In effect, people are saying: "Obama is doing the minimum requirements of his job, what a game-changer!"

Now, one could quibble about whether he's really doing what a president should. He's handing out a bunch of checks, which is warranted, but he has staff to do that. Moreover, presidential photo ops at disaster sites...