Saturday, November 03, 2012

Sandy Is Obama's Katrina....

...with one important difference:  rather than a hostile media portraying a bad situation as worse (remember the "rapes" in the Superdome?), a protective media is covering up a horrific situation, made worse by the incompetence of the Obama Administration and his hand-picked people in key agencies.

Check out yet another FEMA f*ck up:

...the agency appears to have been completely unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit this Monday. In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water -- or any other supplies, for that matter -- stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning of the impending storm.

FEMA only began to solicit bids for vendors to provide bottled water for distribution to Hurricane Sandy victims on Friday, sending out a solicitation request for 2.3 million gallons of bottled water...

Breitbart News spoke with contracting officer Annette Wright, who said that the winning vendor would be required to deliver the 2.3 million gallons of bottled water to an East Farmingdale, New York distribution center that was listed in the solicitation request by Monday, November 5th. Ms. Wright was unable to say when or how the water would be delivered from the distribution center to needy Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey, Staten Island, Long Island, and other boroughs of New York City. Vendors "are currently being evaluated," she said, and when the vendors are announced, they will provide information on how local distribution will occur.

The incompetence here is breathtaking, especially given the experience of Katrina, and the self-proclaimed intelligence of our new political overlords.

The failure of preparation for a storm called almost a week in advance is breathtaking. Ignorance, incompetence, or chutzpah? Either way, heads should be rolling, and would be, if Barack Obama held anyone responsible for anything. Or if the media actually undertook the duty appointed to them by the Founders, and questioned authority on behalf of the people, instead of hiding terrible truths on behalf of the government.

Even worse is FEMA's planned "staging location".  Farmingdale is 50 miles from the worst-affected communities in Staten Island,and almost 120 miles from the Jersey Shore. Why in the world would you stage out of central Long Island, when even a Brooklyn location would provide shorter routes to all those in need?

People are dying, the agencies tasked to help them are tied up in knots, and the chief executive, tasked to oversee all, is...holding re-election rallies before small, dispirited crowds in Cleveland.

Not a smart place to be, when your minions are allowing citizens to starve on the streets, and with a job review coming up this Tuesday....

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