Sunday, February 01, 2009

Obama's FEMA: Failure

Well, it's HopeNChange, right?


At least 42 people have died, including 11 in Kentucky, and conditions are worsening in many places days after an ice storm knocked out power to 1.3 million customers from the Plains to the East Coast. About a million people were still without electric Friday, and with no hope that the lights will come back on soon, small communities are frantically struggling to help their residents.

...Local officials were growing angry with what they said was a lack of help from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In Grayson County, about 80 miles southwest of Louisville, Emergency Management Director Randell Smith said the 25 National Guardsmen who have responded have no chain saws to clear fallen trees.

FEMA spokeswoman Mary Hudak said some FEMA personnel already are in Kentucky working in the state's emergency operations center and that more will be arriving in coming days. Hudak said FEMA also has shipped to 50 to 100 generators to the state to supply electricity to facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, and water treatment plants

McCain calls it "Obama Dozed, Kentucky Froze."

To death.


Deekaman said...

Where's the outrage? I'm not seeing it in the press.

Amy said...

Where's the outrage? I'm not seeing it in the press.

Since I know your writing style now, I know you're totally being sarcastic.

Nothing will get past the media if it makes The One look bad.

Deekaman said...

No sarcsm. The MSM won't touch this. Too much Obama-love still. The media will somehow make this look like Bush's fault.

Anonymous said...

So does this mean that Obama hates poor white people in Red States? I mean, Bush hated poor black people in Blue States? Right?

Amy said...

Too much Obama-love still.

Still? Try forever. :)

Obama could give his next speech clad in leather, a dog collar, and by barking and the media would still think he's the best thing since sliced bread.

No doubt, the lack of cannibalism and general violence in regions affected by the storms will be an non-story as well.

Shoebox said...

Amy, I think he's already given that speech. Wasn't it the one he gave in Germany?

Anonymous said...

Obama could read Bible stories to children and Amy would find something to snipe about.

downey said...

Where were the school buses? What about the state and local government? Can't these people just help themselves? Pull themselves up by the ole-boot-straps?

And does this mean now that Kentucky is a frozen a wasteland that Obama will sell off the land to the lowest private bidder, just like Bush?

David L Alexander said...

Let's forget that none of us are Obama fans for a moment, and consider what we would have said -- hell, some of us DID say it -- about Bush after Hurricane Katrina. We would have pointed out that it was the state's responsibility not only to appeal officially to the Feds for assistance (and I suppose they already did), but to provide first-response action.

Does anyone here know how the Commonwealth of Kentucky responded to this, compared to -- oh, say, Louisiana after Katrina? I'm asking because I want to know. Also because I already know, that when my kin in rural Ohio suffered a massive blackout after a driving wind and rain, they weren't lining up at Walmart to get generators. They already HAD them.