Headline after headline after headline after headline speaks about the horrific conditions in NYC following Hurricane Sandy. Residents of the city are crying for help from the Obama administration and seem shocked that more help isn't forthcoming
But why should The One respond?
NYC, and all of the Northeast are what's called a captive constituency. They will vote for Obama on Tuesday no matter what. So why should he bust his hump saving their sorry asses when he has more important things to do?
Like win Ohio.
This is the problem a State finds itself in when the people of that State show slavish loyalty to one political party. There's no reason for that party to rush to the rescue of that population; no reason to expend political capital on them when they're already won over to the party. We see this whenever California gets into a jam too. The party the majority re-elects without fail will mouth comforting words, but do nothing. They don't have to. They will get re-elected no matter what. And so it is with New York City and the rest of the Northeast. They will vote for Obama on Tuesday, even if they are starving as they vote.
I actually donated money to Mitt Romney's campaign last night. If told me a year ago that I'd be doing that, I'd have told you to put down the meth pipe. But lately, the guy had been saying things that only a conservative would; like acknowledging the existence of the 10th Amendment. Or refusing to take the "reasonable gun control" bait that Candy Crowley was trolling the other night.
From the same organization that installed detonators on pick-up trucks to make their "crash test" work the way they needed it to comes this: MSNBC Caught Doctoring Clip From Romney/Ryan Rally . MoreShitNBC doctored the audio on their own footage to make it look like the crowd at a Romney/Ryan rally were supporting Ryan over Romney...
I'm not what you'd call a Romney supporter. He was my last choice in the primaries. But this crap makes me want to go out and donate to the guy.
I just got a call from a pollster trying to push me toward supporting Brad Sherman in the Berman/Sherman Celebrity Death Match. I had to suppress my laughter as Sherman was described as a "fiscal conservative" at one point. Most of the questions were of the form: "Do you like Sherman more now that you know that he interfered in the free market on this issue?"
We're still going 'round and 'round with the yutzs at the solar power company. I've been trying for months to pay them what they're owed.
This started with the lazy, idiot salesman who didn't want to redo the paperwork from a lease to a sale. Instead, he lied and claimed that this was just how the company liked to do things. At the time it seemed silly, but "whatever" we'd thought.
Next up were the dishonest weasels at the lease servicing company. They, of course, don't want to talk to us about buying the system. How would they make a dime off of that? I get that. But instead of telling us to contact the actual vendor, they pretended to be the vendor and claimed that they never do sales; just leases. But a quick check of the (real) vendor's site shows that they do, indeed, sell their systems.
So now, about once a week, I write or call the vendor trying to get them to straighten this out. Only one person has responded, after sufficient nagging on my part. She tried to get someone to contact us, but they're ignoring her just like they ignore me.