Regarding your 2:27pm post:
on why FEMA and the Obama administration aren't scrambling to help the most seriously affected residents hit by Hurricane Sandy, I think Dat1guy had the definitive comment: if your vote for your abusers in government is guaranteed anyway, they have absolutely NO reason to lift a finger to do anything for you.
Their sheeple voters matter to them ONLY at election time. The rest of the time, they don't even want to know these sheeple exist.
This is why Democrats throw a few peanuts at blacks but nothing more: when their votes are already guaranteed, blacks count only at election time, and then can be ignored - and ARE - the rest of the time.