NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie should probably realize soon enough they’ve mistakenly hitched their wagons to the perpetual campaigner in chief, not the savior of Sandy-monium:
“when disaster strikes, we see America at its best.”
“All the petty differences that consume us in normal times somehow melt away,” the president told 4,500 Nevadans at a rally in Las Vegas. “There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm, just fellow Americans, leaders of different parties working to fix what’s broken, neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy, communities rallying to rebuild, a spirit that says, In the end we’re all in this together, that we rise or fall as one nation.”
That end of course, comes after Obama’s latest campaign stop in Las Vegas, which has taken priority over the plight of Americans mired in a growing crisis of shortages across the flood-devastated East Coast.
Meanwhile, things are reaching thunder dome levels as a gasoline shortage has people going completely nuts, and an ancillary food crisis begins to bloom.
Remember when Bush was caught in similar circumstances after Katrina? Las Vegas will become Obama’s Coronado.
Libertarians and assorted “kooky survivalists” across the country — always wary of big government promises and now muttering “told you so” — are left to watch helplessly as the federal assistance once again arrives days late and several braincells short.