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Obama Will View Hurricane Damage in New Jersey with Gov. Christie

Source: ABC

Obama Will View Hurricane Damage in New Jersey with Gov. Christie

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama will travel to New Jersey tomorrow to view the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the state. Scheduled to appear with Governor Chris Christie, Obama has suspended personal appearances at campaign events to respond to the storm.

Speaking at the Red Cross headquarters in Washington today, Obama said his thoughts and prayers were with those who lost loved ones in the devastating hurricane, which has claimed at least ten lives in New York City alone.

“Obviously this is something that is heartbreaking for the entire nation,” he said, “And we certainly feel profoundly for all of the families whose lives have been upended, and are going to be going through some very tough times over the next several days, perhaps the next several weeks and months. The most important message that I have for them is that America is with you. We are standing behind you

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-will-visit-hurricane-sandy-damage-in-new-jersey-with-gov-chris-christie/

BROWNIE: President Obama may have acted too quickly on Hurricane Sandy this week.

Michael Brown, former President George W. Bush's former FEMA director who was criticized for his slow reaction to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said on Monday that President Obama may have acted too quickly on Hurricane Sandy this week.

Brown said Obama's Sunday press conference with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials was "premature" because the effect of the storm was not felt until a day later.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/264845-bushs-brownie-criticizes-obama-on-sandy
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/30/1110901/bush-fema-director-katrina-hits-obama-sandy/

Meghan McCain to GOP after Sandy: Do you still doubt climate change?

Source: Huffington Post

Meghan McCain to GOP after Sandy: Do you still doubt climate change?
By Ben Geman - 10/30/12 08:51 AM ET

Political analyst Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), is challenging widespread GOP skepticism about climate change in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“So are we still going to go with climate change not being real fellow republicans (sic)?” McCain wrote, via Twitter, around midnight as the storm was slamming ashore.

McCain’s father has advocated for curbing greenhouse gas emissions and co-sponsored cap-and-trade bills several years ago.

However, substantial numbers of Republicans now dispute widely held scientific views about global warming and the extent of humans’ contribution.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/264755-meghan-mccain-to-gop-do-you-still-doubt-climate-change

Sandy Cabs


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/hurricane-sandy-cost-losses-history_n_2043930.html

FOX Exposes It's Priorities (again...(

Press badge for today's "storm relief event" in Ohio


http://twitter.com/Ari_Shapiro/status/263279533686403073/photo/1

Mitt Storm Tips

"Everyone in the path of the hurricane should head to their second or third homes for safety." #RomneyStormTips

If your house is destroyed, borrow money from your parents to buy a new one. #RomneyStormTips

This is a time for bipartisanship, despite the President's bungling of this preventable natural disaster. #MittStormTips

My thoughts and prayers go out to 53% of you. #MittStormTips

Once elected, I will take away a female Hurricane's right to choose #Romney StormTips

If you aren't able to swim to safety, then why should the government try to save you? #Romney StormTips

Emergency aid is nothing but a handout for America's "victim" class. Don't expect FEMA under MY administration! #RomneyStormTips

Do not let your chef go home for the night. Restaurants are NOT delivering. #MittStormTips


http://www.talkleft.com/story/2012/10/30/24555/221

ROMNEY Prepping For Sandy

Based On Race?


Christie praises Obama, doesn’t ‘give a damn’ about Romney photo op

Christie praises Obama, doesn’t ‘give a damn’ about Romney photo op

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Fox News co-host Steve Doocy wondered when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was going to get some of the same benefits from the hurricane with a photo op in disaster-stricken New Jersey towns.

“Over the last couple of months, you have appeared throughout the country, Governor, on behalf of Mitt Romney,” Doocy remarked to Christie. “We hear that perhaps Mr. Romney may do some storm-related events. Is there any possibility that Gov. Romney may go to New Jersey to tour some of the damage with you?”

“I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested,” Christie replied, immediately shutting down the idea. “I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics and I could (sic) care less about any of that stuff.”


“I have a job to do,” he added. “I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power, I’ve got devastation on the shore, I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don’t know me.”

the rest:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/30/christie-praises-obama-doesnt-give-a-damn-about-romney-photo-op/

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