“Every Time Obama Comes to New York, It’s a Nightmare”

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Alternate headline:  Obama’s a nightmare.

Is he gone yet?

President Obama’s fund-raising foray into Manhattan today created enough gridlock to make Congress envious — at almost the exact moment that thousands of tourists jammed into Rockefeller Center for the Christmas tree-lighting.

“This really sucks, it’s aggravating,” griped Rob Bam, 49, who got jammed while trying to cross from Fifth to Sixth Avenue. “Keep the President out of the city.”

Obama’s ill-timed trip turned Midtown into a parking lot for hours, and ticked off New Yorkers simply looking to get around as the President glad-handed fat cats from the Upper East Side to the East Village to the Sheraton New York.

But he just doesn’t care. He just wants more money, more adoration.
“Every time Obama comes to New York, it’s a nightmare,” said Tom Hall, 52, who was trying to get home to the Upper West Side from Midtown. “It probably wasn’t a good idea to have both of these events the same night.”
Of course it wasn’t. Maybe at some point it might sink into the heads of New Yorkers, but I doubt it. They may as well get used to it.
Obama touched down at JFK at 5:14 p.m., zooming into Manhattan for a three-stop fund-raising blitz that wreaked havoc on Midtown streets and bus routes while aggravating commuters.

“I’m totally screwed getting home,” fumed Celeste Gold, 30, a who was struggling to walk home to Hells Kitchen. “I’ll be directed the whole way by police.”

He really cares for those working families, doesn’t he?

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7 Responses to ““Every Time Obama Comes to New York, It’s a Nightmare””

  1. forrest on 1/01/11 at 1:01 am

    Obama is just trying to be in solidarity with the #Occupiers. He just has a different, and more effective, method of blocking traffic.

  2. ldm on 1/01/11 at 7:05 am

    Is it too much to ask who the hosts of the Obama fundraisers are? No article I’ve found mentions their names.

    Or it their identity yet another secret? If so, why?

  3. P. Aaron on 1/01/11 at 8:04 am

    Hey New Yorkers! Elect a republican & you won’t have them coming to your city or state for fundraising.

  4. Multitude on 1/01/11 at 9:12 am

    I understand the President attempted to avoid this and suggested this “Christmas” thing be rescheduled to March or April when it’d work better for his fundraising schedule.

    It can hardly be his fault that people are so inflexible and unwilling to Change, but then again, his wife Michelle pointed out that people would be “forced to get out of their comfort zones when my husband is President.”