Obama Refuses to Answer About Storm Victims’ Frustrations


obamaPresident Obama this morning ignored a reporter’s question about the mounting frustration victims of Hurricane Sandy are having with the response to the storm, refusing to let a question from the press interrupt a FEMA photo op in which he was on display taking action.

An excerpt rom the press pool report, which starts with a quote from Obama:

“There is nothing more important than us getting this right. And we’re going to spend as much time, effort and energy as necessary to make sure all the people of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut know that the entire country is behind them in this difficult recovery effort.”

He spoke for about five minutes. Pool asked about frustrations of people, particularly Staten Island. He did not respond.

No doubt aware of the political perils – and potential benefits – of the fallout from the hurricane, Obama arrived at FEMA with multiple members of his Cabinet in tow in a massive display of presidential concern. Even Cabinet secretaries you wouldn’t expect to be involved in hurricane relief – such as the Secretary of Labor and the Small Business Administration Administrator – have been enlisted and were at this morning’s meeting.

Obama’s effort will indeed have some practical effect – anytime a president shows he is personally engaged in an issue, it helps get the various agencies involved into a higher gear.

But with scenes of devastation proliferating on voters’ TV screens around the nation and evidence mounting of an insufficient response, Obama obviously felt he had to be seen at FEMA for a second time this week before heading back out to campaign.

After the visit to FEMA, Obama departed for Ohio.


{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. What about responding to Donald trump’s challenge? It is the first time – I believe – that it is not clear whether the President was born in America or not.
    Why he is afraid to show his documents?
    This alone should render him unfit for the job.
    Where are the American people and Mr. trump in particular? Are they sleeping?
    We have to vote for Motl Romano rather than Husain Osamah

  2. Obama’s personal Katrina gets hushed up by his lackeys in the liberal media. His people had over a week to create contingency plans, and pre-place supplies and personnel, before Sandy. All his promises, even to Gov. Christie, are worthless. Possibly, Christie was calling his bluff.