New Yorkers Still in the Dark as Obama Hits the Links

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm

A good chunk of Long Island is still in the dark after 12 days now and nobody seems to care. It’s not like the president needs to show up for a photo op since these poor bastards overwhelmingly vote for him anyway.

He’ll come visit eventually, so hold tight to your candles.

It’s also not clear if power will return to the schools in time, so the town has purchased generators for the schools to run on.  National Grid, which manages the power grid owned by LIPA, said 95 percent of residents that live in non-flood zones, should have power restored by Tuesday, but there is no timeline for those in flood zones, reports..

Local and state officials have asked that the federal government step in, and National Grid said they will welcome all of the help they can get.

Some Long Island residents who had power restored following Sandy were left in the dark again following last week’s nor’easter.

LIPA has said those without power the longest are of the highest priority.

President Obama will meet with affected families and local officials on Thursday to see recovery efforts in the hardest hit areas of New York.

Thursday? What’s holding him up?

President Barack Obama is spending his first Saturday after winning reelection on the golf course. Today’s outing is to the course on Andrews Air Force Base.

“Motorcade arrived at Andrews Air Force Base at 11:01 am after an uneventful ride,” the pool report reads. “President Obama is playing golf with three White House aides: Eugene Kang, Joe Paulson and trip director Marvin Nicholson, according to a White House official. Pool is holding at the Andrews fast food court for the next few hours.”

Imagine the howls if Bush played golf during the post-Katrina cleanup.

Meanwhile, it’s curious he’s showing up next Thursday, just as his brother-in-law’s basketball team is playing in New York. Surely just a coincidence.

35 Responses to “New Yorkers Still in the Dark as Obama Hits the Links”

  1. Vic Kelley on 10/10/12 at 3:31 pm

    Gotta stay in practice. In 2016, if he chooses not to remain president, obama will probably join the Seniors Tour. Maybe Chrysler will sponsor him. As for the New Yorkers without power obama cares I’m sure of it. I’m positive. He’s the caring president after all. He cares. I saw it on the internet so it’s gotta be true.

  2. pat on 10/10/12 at 4:23 pm

    I notice Fat Boy is not on the links with him. That friendship is no longer necessary.

  3. maple-belief on 10/10/12 at 6:24 pm

    Tears! Tears of rage,tears of sadness, tears of pollyanna hope! America where are you?

  4. MnemonicMike on 10/10/12 at 6:31 pm

    “Imagine the howls” from the media is correct… but the media has declared war on Republicans, so the first order of business is to begin putting biased media out of business. Boycott the liberal media, but most of all boycott their advertisers and tell them why.

  5. Trevor (@TJexcite) on 10/10/12 at 6:51 pm

    Imagine the howled if President Elect Romney went to play golf instead of starting already as president as soon as the election was called as him the winner.

  6. Joe Mack on 10/10/12 at 7:09 pm

    I have as much compassion for them as BHO had for the Texans who suffered from wildfires and Rick Perry repeatedly begged for disaster relief.

  7. Ed on 10/10/12 at 7:19 pm

    The Hunger Games had a democratically elected government, it turns out.

    Never underestimate the democrat party media’s power.

    With Brian Williams in the role of Caesar Flickerman, and Diane Sawyer as Effie Trinket!

  8. Ed on 10/10/12 at 7:21 pm

    By the way, I agree that all the Obama voters in the dark can simply go eff themselves, as punishment for what they did to this country,

  9. Alex on 10/10/12 at 7:46 pm

    Agree with the main point, but the comment that LIers (and Staten Islanders) ‘overwhelmingly vote for’ Obama is inaccurate / unfair. Both are pretty evenly divided, and the worst affected areas (south shore of LI and south and east shores of SI) tend to vote Republican.

    Obama’s behavior is disgusting and it’s a scandal but please don’t blame the victims.

  10. chaz on 10/10/12 at 7:48 pm

    I weep.

    This is essentially what all democracies boil down too: Who are we going to kill to remain comfortable?

    Who gets to die so I get my cut?

    These people are stuck out in the cold while the rest of us rest easy.

    If I had the resources available I’d build them decent shelters and make sure they were actually warm.

    Instead my tax dollars fund Zero’s golf trip.

    I used to care but now I can’t afford to.

  11. ferd on 10/10/12 at 8:26 pm

    It’s breathtaking how 60 Minutes used to do investigative journalism and is now advertising how they are going to ignore Obama’s callous indifference to the victims of Hurricane Sandy tomorrow night: “Hey victims, suck it up!”

  12. Amos on 10/10/12 at 8:52 pm

    And that is why I haven’t given to New York. They’re surrounded in wealth and the very people they think are the best, kindest, most intelligent and moral.

    They could lead the country in giving, in a charitable spirit. Instead, they voted to make me their part-time slave. You can’t make me your slave AND ask for my friendship at the same time.

    So, no. Not one dime. Not one drop of blood. There are people all over the world who need and want our help and love, who do not salivate over the prospect of using the government to kick you around. Help them.

  13. Jackie on 10/10/12 at 9:12 pm

    Who cares about the Sandy victims? Let the feds take care of them. I have stopped all of my charitable contributions. Since I am required to pay so many taxes, I decided to keep what they let me keep for myself.
    See where it got you guys. I am not the only one who is doing this. Help yourselves.

  14. Free Choom, Cellphones, Cheeseburgers on 11/11/12 at 3:37 am

    Comrade Dear Leader is working hard on destroying America and needs a break.

  15. mike191 on 11/11/12 at 12:40 pm

    If you look at the demographics from the2008 election,Republicans are a substantial numberon Long Island..Moreover, The current Pathogen-in-chief has a dismal record onNatural Disasters and just about anything he touches ,except getting the Dems to vote and supressing other targeted groups fromvoting. Alex post is spot on.

    The real question : Do we turn inward and say fuck you to the people of LongIsland or do we help by contributions or direct help.Moreover, M. Mikes post on boycotting the Liberal press and vendors is a good idea. Starbucks ,Ben and Jerrys-fuck you,is an obvious start.

  16. Mashiki on 11/11/12 at 2:46 pm

    I’ve really got to wonder what’s taking them so long, up here in Canadaland back in ’98 from the ice storm, the entire electrical grid was destroyed in northern ontario and southern quebec. It was a full rebuild, it took two month. at peak there were 4m people without power, two months later there was still ~400k people without power in the dead of winter through all of this. When I say dead of winter, I mean -30C(-22F) and lower.

    We used everything to get power to people, diesel engines from trains, ships off the city in Montreal. Everything.

  17. hielevation on 11/11/12 at 3:56 pm

    Sorry to my fellow comrades in the northeast. My compassion for your plight died on 11-6-12. You can wait for your Dear Leader to come wave his magic wand and give you everything your hearts desire while unicorns and rainbows are flying out of his butt. From now on, I’ll reserve my compassion and my dollars (what’s left of them) for real Americans (what’s left of them). And so, suckers, till we meet again…pound sand.

  18. cindobindo on 12/12/12 at 2:53 am

    I’d let some of those poor flood victims move HERE, but we already have 2 other disadvantaged families with unemployed husbands living here, thanks to Obama’s recession,and we’re pretty full up with 7 adults and 8 kids (only 2 of us working full time)on our 5 acre farmette. My anger and bitterness at the re election of our Narcissist in Chief are inexpressible. But I guess it was inevitable. The Left have a near monopoly on the major media,the universities and the public school system, so Americans are indoctrinated on all the Leftist sacred cows from very early childhood on, with only us concerned parents and home schoolers to attempt to steer them aright. We are now dealing with the grandchildren of former hippies as voters,who have NEVER EVER known what conventional morality on a huge scale was, who’ve never heard the WORDS “sin” or “indecent” or “self control”, or “self sacrifice”, who’ve been taught that ALL their faults, shortcomings and mental illness (homosexuality and others) were INHERITED and impossible to overcome, and many white students are taught “white shame”, just another form of repressive racism.

  19. WhiteFalcon1 on 12/12/12 at 4:04 am

    Does anyone else believe its high time the media paid for their treason?
    Here’s my thought on it, if for every lie msnbc tells, someone over at abc, cnn, cbs or others takes some pain, how long before they stop lying to cover for him when its their own necks on the line?

  20. apache on 12/12/12 at 11:31 am

    The low lying and flood prone areas are not being sent aid because those areas will be evacuated and no one will be allowed to build there again to prevent another Hurricane from causing so much damage that must be fixed by the federal government.
    There are empty Prisons awaiting those displaced.

  21. FDavis on 14/14/12 at 12:32 pm

    “Who cares about the Sandy victims? Let the feds take care of them. I have stopped all of my charitable contributions.”

    This is a perfectly natural response…and precisely why Europe has an appalling record for charitable giving, and precisely why liberals are far worse at charitable giving. When the belief takes hold that government will take care of it, why should I give away my money? This attitude was widely noted in the book “Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism”

    Welcome to the New Normal.

  22. Denise Traister on 14/14/12 at 10:01 pm

    The above responses are interesting. I feel that there is a need to fight back at liberalism and I like any and all ideas of who needs to be boycotted, who needs to be made accountable, such as the media, what TV stations need not be watched and any other ideas that can be brought up to fight back. This is more important than spewing anger at the naive that voted for Obama. They brought on their own misery and they WILL get it in full. I realize that they brought misery to us also but WE are fighting back and we WILL.