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    With much of the East Coast still struggling to recover from recent storms that cut power to millions of residents during a heat wave, President Barack Obama is wrapping up a comfortable vacation in Camp David. He was not too busy to visit the scene of wildfires in swing-state Colorado--and make some fundraising calls from Air Force One en route--but he somehow could not muster the strength to address the state of emergency closer to home.

    Twenty-two people have died, and residents around Washington, DC are struggling to navigate roads whose signals have not worked for days. If not for the July 4th week, the disruption would have been even worse. But President Obama has left the messy job of handling the emergency to state and local officials. Damage that has been described as "worse than some hurricanes" has not moved Obama to interrupt his air-conditioned holiday.

    This dereliction of duty is not happening in distant New Orleans, but right in the heart of the nation's media and political center. Yet the mainstream media has not bothered to comment on Obama's absence. As for the Obama campaign itself, it hawked t-shirts to "keep cool" while the Romney campaign actually took the disaster seriously, organizing a drive for donations of basic necessities to stranded residents, such as canned food and water.
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    Imagine if Dubya was still in office... oh the howls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Imagine if Dubya was still in office... oh the howls.
    Yup.
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    I just hope that he doesn't block the restoration of power. Right now, there are a lot of people who are suffering from a low carbon footprint, and I doubt that he cares about their comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
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    More at link.

    Imagine if Dubya was still in office... oh the howls.
    Gina, I'm sure Obama will still find some way to blame it on Bush, and then proclaim it as a demonstration of the need for more infrastructure spending, even though there is little if any direct Federal 'Investment' (cough) in the powerline infrastructure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    Gina, I'm sure Obama will still find some way to blame it on Bush, and then proclaim it as a demonstration of the need for more infrastructure spending, even though there is little if any direct Federal 'Investment' (cough) in the powerline infrastructure.
    "I have directed the federal government to use all its resources by signing a stimulus package this morning that I wrote up last night. We all must make sacrifices to save DC!"

    Now excuse me while I shoot some hoops.
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    I once delivered to a powerplant in DC proper, right near the Holocaust museum, you wouldnt know it if you walked by it that it was a powerplant, wonder if thats powering the WH.
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    Proof that God gives power in DC and can take it away.
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