Obama Hugged Hurricane Sandy Victim and Then Sent Her a Form Letter

Woman in viral photo says Obama broke his promise.

On October 31st, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a soon-to-be-reelected President Barack Obama joined New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for a survey of the devastation at the Jersey Shore. In Brigantine, Obama embraced distraught local business owner Donna Vanzant, whose North Point Marina sustained widespread damage during the storm.

Obama promised her “immediate” assistance, and the photo of their hug went viral days before the election. Now that months have passed since Sandy, I called Vanzant to find out if Obama made good on his promise.

I can’t imagine what you and others at the Shore have been through. How are you holding up?
[Pause] I am surviving. Just surviving. My biggest problem at this point is the insurance companies. Big time. I’ve heard of people that have gotten money from FEMA, but of course FEMA doesn’t help businesses. I’m waiting on my flood policy to come through and help rebuild. Without them sending the money, I can’t start.

Who is your insurer, and what are they telling you?
The insurer is RLI. They don’t even return calls. The insurance companies have also been dragging their feet with the owners of the boats who dock here. I’m losing customers left and right because the insurance company is totaling their boats, which they should not be totaling, because they did not go underwater. They floated and landed. And with each boat they total, I feel like I am being slapped in every direction possible.

Can you put a monetary value on the damage that you have sustained?
I have probably suffered $500,000 in losses. And we’ve lost all of our docks and our bulkhead, and the estimate for that is $200,000, and you can’t get insurance on your docks or bulkhead. And now I am hearing on the TV news that the insurance companies may be running out of money.

Realistically, what is your outlook for the next season?
We’re into January, and we should be starting business back up in March. We’re all worried. If we don’t get that money, the whole coast will be gone. There is devastation all over the coast. We’ve been paying these insurance premiums forever. If I didn’t pay, they would certainly cancel my policy, but now that I need the money, where are they? I feel like sometimes they try to make it too difficult so that people give up and walk away. But I’ve worked too hard for this. If it was the last job on Earth, I wouldn’t work for an insurance company. I couldn’t do what they do to people. I couldn’t sleep at night.

President Obama comforted you and offered you “immediate” assistance. Since your encounter with him months ago, what has been your interaction with the White House?
After his visit, I sent an email to President Obama. Many days later, I got a response back. It was disturbing.

How so?
It had nothing to do with what I was asking him. It was a form letter. It thanked me for supporting the troops. He made a promise to rebuild on national television, and I can’t even get this money. It’s heartbreaking, really. I did reach out to Senator Whelan, and I got a response that they were forwarding my email to the person that Governor Christie put in charge of Sandy relief. But from President Obama, I got a form letter.

What were you hoping for?
When you get a hug from the President of the United States, you feel like there’s something there. A promise was made. I have two grown kids. One is a U.S. Navy diver. The other one lives at the marina with his wife and new baby, and they lost everything. But I raised my kids to know that your word is your word. You promise something, you keep it, and that was a broken promise. I’ve never been a person to expect free handouts, but the President gave me hope. But now, I just don’t know.

[PHOTO: Rex Features via AP Images]

  • http://www.facebook.com/buck.wheat.1650 Buck Wheat

    And I bet this idiot voted for the Pot Head too, next time try relaying on your self a little more, you might just surprise your self.

    • JP

      Hey now! Don’t denigrate potheads like that. Most of the ones I’ve ever met have been decent enough people even if not all that productive.

      Obama is a socialist and probably a communist. That is something to criticize.

      • Doa746567

        You are aware that Obama is center left at best…he wouldn’t pass for a liberal anywhere in Europe…but somehow in america he is a socialist. unreal.

  • emptysuitobama

    What did you expect from obama

    • White Troll

      Corrupt incompetence…and he did not let me down.

      • Doa746567

        what did he do that was corrupt?

  • Wasabi

    Thats what he has done his entire political career, give people ‘hope’ but never following through to make it really happen

    • JP

      He gives HOPE until his needs CHANGE.

  • Ibulena

    Poor woman was used as a campaign prop. Worked for him, but not for her. We all are screwed!

    • JP

      First comes hope, then comes change…

      I’m sorry but this is rather amusing. Obama used her and the storm crisis to get reelected and now he’s crapping on her. AS IF nobody with half a mind couldn’t see that coming from a mile away.

      • http://www.facebook.com/omaeileen Eileen Finnin Hargrove

        ..and shame on Christie sucking up thinking doing so Obama was not campaigning, doing photo ops and what he he does best…..LIE!

        • Doa74656

          I’m not letting Christie off the hook Bloomberg and Cuomo told Obama GFY and Christie should have done the same BUT to say this photo op won him the election is like saying the Titanic sank because it was cold outside. Obama won due to a mixture of an unpopular choice of a republican candidate dumbed down masses fraud and the promise to give the candy store away to the children (illegals gays and unions)

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/LI2Q2FM5XGQURY7ZAKNCU6M3U4 Cathy

            Sadly, you hit the nail on the head!

          • tomyj1

            I like how you put illegals, gays, and unions in the same category…

          • http://www.facebook.com/john.barnett.3194 John Barnett

            They arn’t the same?

          • Fluidizer

            Oh, there is a difference? Do tell.

          • Doa74656

            Obama has pandered to the unions with stimulus make work construction jobs from stimulus packages the UAW was gifted parts of Chrysler and GM Illegals were promised amnesty gays get gay marriage women free birth control and students forgiveness on their student loans I assume you were in a coma the last 4 years?

          • Doa746567

            yeah, GRR. Goddamn those dumb hippy liberals and that ObAMa– darn president and his socialist agenda. We should kill the gays, outlaw condoms (women know how to shut out sperm, right?), and stop giving students loan forgiveness – they can clearly afford it and if they can’t then fuck ‘em.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001510311881 Eric P Turner

            and blacks free money

          • Doa74656

            Pfffffffft no need to give them money Obama knew they would ALL vote for him for free because he’s black and sticking it to “the man”

          • john

            You forgot the phones.

        • Freedom1967

          yea let fat boy fix it

        • Michelle

          Gov. Crisco Lardass is a traitor sticking his lips on the zero’s butt.

        • MeezaThinker

          Christie is done. High fat toast. Needs no butter.

          • Tom MapleSt

            8 to 5 says Christie get a coronary before the next election.

        • HyattHeaven

          Oh come on Eileen. Christie is the Governor of that state and was working on behalf of his people. Give me a break.

          • http://www.facebook.com/john.barnett.3194 John Barnett

            Yes, but he didn’t have to pucker while doing it.

          • HyattHeaven

            Probably not John. But, unfortunately Obama is the president and that is who he had to deal with. I like Christie and I admire his ability to tell people to go blank themselves when the need is there. We have too many politicians who kiss butt every single day to make themselves look good. There was a real need in the Governor’s state and those people were still held hostage to the idiots we call congress on both sides of the aisle.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001510311881 Eric P Turner

            did he give you a reach around before he slammed up your …..

          • http://www.facebook.com/omaeileen Eileen Finnin Hargrove

            Even the j erk Bloomberg didn’t stick his head up Obama exterior right after the hurricane. Christie handled it badly, hurt his party and so far got NOTHING for his efforts. NY and NJ will get $$, but Christie is getting nothing special for being “special” to Obama! Christie played the game poorly!

          • Doa74656

            Look Bloomberg and Cuomo told Obama GFY Christie could have done the same

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003352597797 Bob Jones

          Christie… Now there’s a man with some serious issues, not the least of which is food.

      • Blather999

        …then comes Forward! I am sorry that this woman was used as a photo prop. It’s sad that she believed him. Critical thinking skills, folks!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003352597797 Bob Jones

        The worst president in my lifetime. Makes Carter look competent. Makes the 1930s look jovial. Makes me shudder to think what the next four years have in store for our nation.

    • Doa74656

      Poor woman? No more like a sucker. There are plenty of people, lets just say the ones that are doing talk radio and are vilified by the mainstream media, have been warning us about Obama but people like this “poor woman” refuse to listen.

      • Doa746567

        warning us? warning us of what? He’s not special president, but he’s done hardly anything extraordinary. He hasn’t done much to make liberals happy and he clearly hasn’t done anything to satiate the needs of the ass-backwards conservative fundamentalist slime…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1444071105 Peter Neil

      “How to screw the American people for another 4 years” by Uncle Barry.

    • Beedogs

      Fatty McWaddles RINO Chris Christie was also used as a photo op. That fat blob also got nothing in return.

      • http://www.facebook.com/omaeileen Eileen Finnin Hargrove

        WOW! how do you really feel? ;) ….and your are right! I expect Christie to change parties at some point very soon. In my heart I feel he did a great deal of harm to the Romney campaign (at that time) when he “sucked” up to Obama. Obama was pimping and Christie was whoring.

  • jwbaumann

    Sorry Donna, but if you hadn’t already figured out that 0p9w9 is an empty suit, we can’t help you.

  • h8ter84

    BAhhhhahhaaaa….. This is too funny u can easily assume that they believed him, and the best part they probably voted for him because of it. Ahhh yes round and round he goes where he stops nobody knows…..Well the retards that actually believe him anyway.

    • Doa746567

      Yeah, retards….I forgot, people who are dumb are called retards? Wonderful. You have a great moral compass — if you’re going to spew cockamamie bullshit on the internet, at least do it with some decency.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-C-Hamilton/605464437 Richard C Hamilton

    Don’t look to me for any passion. Why should I pay for the repairing of their uininsured homes. My homeowners policy costs $1,935.00 a year and theirs cost zero. And yes, I have flood insurance. I pay for it. Get the idea. I pay for it. I sure as hell don’t want to pay for mine AND their’s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/imma.fubared Imma Fubared

      Ya I don’t get it either. Is this Sandy bailout money a bailout for the insurnace companies? Why do these people and the states asking for all this money, don’t these people have insurance? Like you I pay mightily for mine and it covers my loses not the govt.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1813841927 Tom Power

        That’s the problem, they insurance companies DON”T pay when it comes time to pay. They give you the run around or come in way under value for the cost of repairs, especial when its a situation like this where the insurance companies get hit with a bunch of claims at once. The secrete is the insurance companies where never designed to work in situations like this where thousand and thousands of claims get put in at once. If your house burns down OK, but if your town washes away your screwed, regular insurance does not pay because its a flood then you have more then one claim at a time and the system breaks down. The best is flood insurance is a government system and we all know how that works too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=790765611 Daniel Reinhardt

      Wow you are getting ripped off for your home owners insurance. My policy is 650 a year with USAA.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-C-Hamilton/605464437 Richard C Hamilton

        The amount you pay for homeowners is directly related to the value of the property.

    • Sammie_Jo

      That’s what I don’t understand, are we to believe none of these people had homeowners insurance?
      Just get the check and move somewhere else, it will be decades before things can be rebuilt there if ever. The environazis are talking about whether or not the Jersey shore should be rebuilt at all.

      • Doa746567

        yeah, we should just leave it a mess…those people don’t care…they’ll get over it.

        • Sammie_Jo

          who said anything about leaving it a mess?
          I’m saying that with the environazies in the mix, it will be decades before it’s all cleaned up and working again, I would take my ins money and move elsewhere.

    • http://www.facebook.com/omaeileen Eileen Finnin Hargrove

      They should have homeowner’s and flood insurance, but it would depend on the requirements of their mortgage company and the states. However, there is money that comes from FEMA to help even if you have insurance. Also, FEMA can provide (has in other states) temporary structures/trailers to live in while rebuilding. FEMA also helps with infrastructure. It could also be some of these people believed Obama would help cut through the crap with insurance companies to pay out quicker (which of course he cannot and had no intention to do). Been through hurricanes in Florida and it is a long and not easy process to rebuild. Obama went in – zoned in – and used this “let no crisis go to waste” moment for his campaign and it helped him. Christie played the fool!

    • Doa746567

      Not everyone can afford insurance you dumb fucking oaf.

  • snap

    Is anyone surprised by anything this empty suit says or does?…What a liar-in-chief

    • http://www.facebook.com/imma.fubared Imma Fubared

      This is another one the main stream media will not show or print. Heavens they make a dem look bad

      • Doa746567

        Philly Mag is pretty mainstream…and here it is published.

  • http://profiles.google.com/daniel.l.nguyen Daniel Nguyen

    thanks for the votes LOL

  • LadyMacKeltar

    Not surprised. President only cares about himself. He got his promo shot and won his election. Now he enjoys a vacation in Hawaii, while you wait for his help which will never come.

    • Pendog

      President O’boo-boo, wastes no opportunity to glorify himself at any victim’s expense.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1444071105 Peter Neil

        he is a pompous ego maniac who thinks himself as a God among men. I am thinking him more of the devil incarnate than anything else.

    • jbmw1

      Yep, Obama hates white people.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cortney-Moore/100002464515465 Cortney Moore

        jbmw1 is a racist scumbag!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001510311881 Eric P Turner

      joe the plumber…

  • http://www.facebook.com/psurgent Phil Surgent

    Thanks for helping me get elected – sucker

  • poorhardworker

    What has he kept his word on? Oh…only to raise taxes!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YKWQDFSQEVO3JABJQG7HFXJLYU Harpo

    Madam you are WHITE! What the hell did you expect from the muzzie in the WH!

    • http://www.facebook.com/imma.fubared Imma Fubared

      I was thinking the same thing. Had she been black, the Rev Jackson would have raged, Al Sharton would have had her on his show saying how disenfranchised she was and the Red Cross, Fema and whomever would have given her a ton o money and new Nikes for the kids. The other problem she has is she works.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000124577171 Otis Driftwood

        Interesting point. Notice since the election neither person has been heard from? Maybe on vacation too??

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cortney-Moore/100002464515465 Cortney Moore

      Guess I was right! Obama-haters are the biggest racists and hypocrites in America! Because the conservatives have been lying about him for 5 years to the point where I don’t trust a word they say.

      All blazers keep proving they are racists and hate black people!

      No. No. No! Obama isn’t a POS. No, he isn’t destroying America. No, he isn’t a traitor. No, he isn’t evil– at least not compared to other legitimately evil men like Dick Cheney and Karl Rove. No, he’s not a Muslim– and if 22 years in Rev Wright’s church can’t convince you, you’re a moron. He was raised with socialist beliefs… but he isn’t a communist.

      As you prove, his lies are not as pervasive or purely ideologic as the right’s!

    • Doa746567

      Muzzie? you mean the fuzzy creature that teaches you languages? Surely you don’t mean the president?

  • Noto1

    You liberals are so gullible. But hey, you got what you asked for… Can’t wait to see the next candidate who will pull the wool over your eyes.

    • Travis Ramsey

      If there will be a next candidate…

      • Doa74656

        Unfortunately Hillary survived her blood clot

      • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

        They’ll probably nominate Barney Frank!

      • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

        Oh, you can bet that Barney Frank would LOVE to take Barry’s place!

    • Joe Weissner

      The next one they are saying is our screwed up governor Martin Owe’Malley from Maryland. Another “O” and not the letter, a big fat zero that will push the USA further in the toilet.

      • Doa746567

        Yeah and that George W. Bush….he was a real keeper.

  • Shawn

    What is it going to take to get people to actually realize that the government could give a damn about you and your plight? Do you really think that Obama goes back to his posh digs weeping about you? Guess again…

    • Blather999

      Exactly. Did you notice that at the Sandy Hook speech, he was pretending to wipe away non-existent tears?

  • http://twitter.com/no1hd Don Chandler

    Sad, but they did vote for him again and would again if he ran.

  • Beretta

    Obama got what he needed. She doesn’t matter anymore. The election is over. BUT people will continue to worship him and put their faith in a disinterested government. Pity.

  • JonInVa

    Where are the millions from the 12-12-12 Concert? Everybody talks about aid from government, but you’d think those millions from the concert would at least tie people over until Congress gets it done.

    • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

      They bought a truckload of coke and are at this very moment on the beach in Hawaii waiting for THE ANNOINTED ONE to arrive.

  • xmo

    Come on! Everybody knew President Obama is Useless!
    (except the press and his voters)

    • Doa746567

      Depends on if you a read a left press or a right press…you pick and choose what media you follow…it aint that hard to figure out.

  • miame

    Obama is a horrible human being. How does he live with himself the narcissist.

  • cindy

    Unfortunately, the Puppet Master cares for no one except himself. He is – in the great words of one of Hollywood’s finest – “WINNING!”

  • TexasGirl

    Obama is a liar, always has been. He will use any person, place, situation, or crisis to lift himself up and pretend to be this caring man. He is not. He cares about no one but himself.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cortney-Moore/100002464515465 Cortney Moore

      Guess I was right! Obama-haters are the biggest racists and hypocrites in America! Because the conservatives have been lying about him for 5 years to the point where I don’t trust a word they say.

      All blazers keep proving they are racists and hate black people!

      No. No. No! Obama isn’t a POS. No, he isn’t destroying America. No, he isn’t a traitor. No, he isn’t evil– at least not compared to other legitimately evil men like Dick Cheney and Karl Rove. No, he’s not a Muslim– and if 22 years in Rev Wright’s church can’t convince you, you’re a moron. He was raised with socialist beliefs… but he isn’t a communist.

      As you prove, his lies are not as pervasive or purely ideologic as the right’s.

      • TexasGirl

        Wow, Cortney, have you ever thought about trying to get a guest host appearance on The View? Even when I’m only reading your post and not hearing you, you “sound” perfect for their show – shrill, nonsensical, and stupid. You should check it out! :)

  • Spoke

    Really, this woman deserves to be without. She actually thought this sorry excuse for a person would do anything? He is a liar. She voted for him. The East coast can all suck eggs. They put the idiot in with their liberal ignorant polices. Enjoy your stupidity.

  • Donato Domonguez

    Just remember Donna, he first campaigned on Hope and Change. So as far as he is concerned, all he has to do is give you Hope, which he did, and change you from the middle class to the poor class. Yes He Can.

  • http://profiles.google.com/riverman38 Lamar Carnes

    Forget that dude in the White House. He isn’t in this for anything but himself. He cares less about you and the people of this nation. The man is a deceiver and a liar from the beginning. Don’t hold your breath. He gets in office, stays in office because of his color and that is it period. Not there because he has qualifications or has any abilities to do anything at all. Oh yeah, he can use his power to messs things up for people, but nothing constructive because he doesn’t know what he is doing at ALL period! He is a figurehead for the black communities of America and those who are old the dole all the time. They don’t care about anything but his skin color and that being in the seat called the Oval office. It does’t make one bit of difference if he doesn’t know what he is doing or not. They don’t care! Just so we have a black President. That is the highest theme and if he wants you to suffer then so be it – he doens’t care at all for he has what he wants!! All the smiles, handshakes and crap he bows out of his mouth is just that crap!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1687038811 Dee Littlehouse

      I think he knows exactly what he’s doing.

  • GClooney2012

    It’s amazing that Americans have not learned what politcians really are, and what Obama is even better than most politicians at doing. They don’t understand why Democrat politicians in particular love actors and actresses as much as they do. It’s not just a shared political mindset: it is because it’s almost exactly the same job. All that mattered for Obama in late October was the 5 or 6 days of good press to carry him over the top in the election. That’s what he got. Nice hug!

  • Locke-Fawkes

    How anyone could’ve voted for Obozo is beyond me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

      Well the COMPUTERS said that he won…

      …and computers are smart and stuff…

      .

      …so THERE!

      • Doa746567

        yep…and the popular vote didn’t say that right?

        Your voter ID law must not be working. You should cut out the middle man and just ban all lower-income people from voting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Buddy-Deroy/100001334191314 Buddy Deroy

    You stupid B****! You deserve what you get. No matter what comes out about how corrupt this administration is, you still flock to this POS like sheep. You voted for him. You got him. You reap what you sow.

  • AnaH

    You got to hand it to the stupid white people . Oblama would not be Pres. without them . They deserve everything they get. “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me” Obama is a compulsive liar but the loooney left sheeples keep on following like the sheep they are. These people are victims of themselves.

    • CrashFroelich

      The outrage on some of the lib blogs today is too funny. They don’t understand why their paychecks are smaller. Well, except, of course, that it’s Bush’s fault. LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37EKWTJZ5PEQIYU7A7ZAAE3ZCU BigIronRam

    You guys are a little harsh on Donna aren’t you? She said she’s waiting on insurance. I get that the companies are overwhelmed with claims, as are the federal agencies, it’s just going to take time. As for El Presidente, yeah, a poser and phony. Makes me long for Carter, at least I think he’s sincere.

    • AgentToad

      Not really. Democrats are the sort that would tell me I have “blood on my hands” basically calling me a murderer of children because I exercise my right to bear arms. They are also the sort that when you try to discuss fiscal responsibility and what it means to the future of our nation and our people, they just roll out things like “Sour grapes republitard! We won, you lost! Hahahahahahaha.”

      I really wouldn’t mind if a natural disaster swept them all away. Maybe our nation would stand a chance of not devolving into some 3rd world communist multi-cult cesspool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.fisch.900 Robert Fisch

    The liar in chief strikes again. Sounds like his war on women in the white house continues as well with holding them out of meetings, photos and less pay. But the idiots still believe the garbage that comes out of his and axlerods mouth. Absolutely scary how this country has been dumbed down.

  • how black is that

    To dam bad Sandy victims,Your just desert.

  • Tootrue4you

    Obama doesn’t care about white people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

      Ms Vanzant, Ima let you finish your crybabying but…

      LOL! @ Tootrue4you

  • 1776freedom

    Obama lied what a surprise. You people deserve everything you get. Fools

  • 1776freedom

    This Obama lover needs to shut her mouth. This is what you want. LOL

  • Fred

    Have you noticed- Obozo seems to have a penchant for hugging women.
    As his predecessor liked to say- all hat and no cattle.
    But he does strut and fret, mucking up the country and having a simply grand time at it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003486352504 Jon Doe

    When you realize that all the stuff this administration does is no accident, and the devastation to our culture and economy is EXACTLY the end game for this America hating communist…. Everything Obama does makes perfect sense.

  • CrashFroelich

    But Barry really, really cares. Much more than those mean old Republicans.

    • AnaH

      Ya , they want people to work and prosper and have some pride in what they do not just stand in line for their next handout. Bad old Republicans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dana.eslinger.75 Dana Eslinger

    This is our “president”: an empty suit with empty promises, or maybe they are just the lies we see them for.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fred.garvin.5268 Fred Garvin

    HA HA you DumbA Blue State Sucker. How’s that Dumbo thing working out for ya! You people in Blue States deserve all you get and more for supporting the biggest idiot in American Presidential history. Going to be fun to watch you guys suffer over the next 4 years. Sorry, I only support RED states and business that were smart enough not to donate to Dumbo.

  • Brent Carter

    Oh Donna, what a fool you are to fall for this phoney. You didn’t learn when he made all those other lies. He told you he would be transparent,have obamacare hearings on CNN, would not hire tax cheats,lobbyist’s,repeal NAFTA, campaign in 57 states, stop Arizona from enforcing illegal immigration laws, worshiped at the altar of Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers,Frank Marshal Davis, and would not prosecute Black Panthers for voting threats,gave terrorists free lawyers,threatened the Supreme Court not to veto Obamacare,and trying to throw Sheriff Joe Arpio in jail for doing his job. I could go on and on Donna, Stop watching Chris (Thrill up my leg) Matthews. Open your eyes and start reading Drudge.

    • Play Righter

      Maybe he WAS on to something with that 57 thing. His inauguration will be # 57 for America.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travln-Texan/100002917160670 Travln Texan

      …but…surely he wouldn’t do that to ME

  • dontcare4uatall

    ….and she was first in line to vote for Obama.LOLOLOL

    • Donna Vanzant

      I don’t care for you at all.
      I did not vote for Obama, and he did NOT win in Brigantine. Get the truth, than speak!!

      • Doa74656

        If this is who you claim to be then why were you STUPID enough to do this If my life was reduced to ruins the last thing I would do is pray to SATAN to help me

      • dontcare4uatall

        Sorry you didnt get the sarc. by the LOL,;also you should have known you would have been used as a prop(which you were). Glad you didnt vote for the “o”. And remember “beware of Greeks(politcians) bearing gifts”

  • Lady_Con

    How’s that KOOLADE, Sweetie?

  • http://www.facebook.com/fred.garvin.5268 Fred Garvin

    I love this, Dumbo is in Hawaii and you FTARDS are still out in the cold. And you voted for him. I have to admit, I rarely find people that stupid but then again, I live around RED states.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003549204277 William Young

    Nothing is as worthless as an Obama promise.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJJLHN45LJML4PR6M6SX4EHDAQ Terri

    Why can’t everyone see that this creature, obama, doesn’t care about this country or it’s people (except for all his minority cronies)…he’s doing a payback to whitey on the coast because he thinks ‘his people’ were neglected in Katrina.

  • Joyce

    Hey, he wanted to get reelected and you were there. end of story. I do wish you well,and hope that things are starting to improve.

  • reality

    Anyone that believes in this administration is an idiot.

  • jxp

    Candy, read the transcript. A little louder. BO learned from the pros – the Soviet Union! Stalin is smiling. We lost the cold war here in the USA. But NY is blue state.

    • David_from_NYC

      Red = Soviet = Republican

      • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

        let me know when you finish building your rocket, dave.

  • Ted666

    I hate to kick her when she is down, but if she paid any attention at all she would have known that everything Obama does is for show.

  • pak152

    you forgot to ask “who did you vote for in the presidential election?”

    • Donna Vanzant

      I did not vote him in!!!

  • irvinelady

    Duh, you actually expect this vacationer-in-chief to do something? Don’t hold your breath.

  • UPSETMAN

    He gave her Hope and then Changed his mind. He kept his promise after all…Hope and Change!

  • Genna2

    You won’t hear big mouth Christie complaining about the President’s lack of interest in the welfare of Sandy victims once the photo op was over or the many complaints about FEMA. What happened to his promise to cut the red tape?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1444071105 Peter Neil

    of course he broke his promise! Why is she so shocked? He is a LIAR and will always be a LIAR. He cares for NO ONE but himself!!! and the worst part is that the stupid American people gave him another 4 years to further ruin this country!

  • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

    welcome to the real world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.r.stroup Scott Ryan Stroup

    This is nothing! Illegals in Chicago are being rounded up and deported. Their interpreters are saying they believed the deportations would end after they got Obama re-elected. HILARIOUS!!! Idiots!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rod-Miller/100001118831228 Rod Miller

    Typical Obama … all talk and no action. His word is no good.

  • http://twitter.com/andybud_o Andybud

    She sent an email and got a form reply… and this is shocking to exactly whom?

    The WH inbox is probably so filled with frothing wingnut stupidity that one could not find the few meaningful emails deserving of a proper response if one tried, without dedicating 100 people to the task.

    Keep up the ridiculous comments though, and enjoy the next four years!

    • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

      you mean lefty wingnut stupidity? agreed.

      and you’re acting as though barry has a problem hiring 100 government workers to handle his emails. do you pay attention to anything? LOL. just go back to sleep. that’s what you do for a living isn’t it? hey! give me a call on your obamaphone, loser. LOLOLOL

      • http://twitter.com/andybud_o Andybud

        No, generally I would call the crazies of the left “moonbats.” I reserve “wingnut” for imbeciles like yourself.

        I must admit though I find it interesting when wingnuts like yourself try to insinuate something about the other person, be it “obamaphone” or “welfare check” or the copious other dog whistles I encounter when dealing with the dimmer bulbs of the right.

        There’s probably a sociological study to be done there, not that you’d read it, given the wingnut aversion to science.

        Have a lovely day, and – again – a lovely four years!

        • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

          yay! i get my own moniker from an obamabot! weeeeeeeeee!!!!

          oh. i WILL enjoy the next 4 years. watching unemployed democrats suffer is quite fun. i’ll be sure to throw away a lot of extra food just for the sheer joy of knowing i have too much and they have nothing. HAHAHA

          enjoy those rising unemploment numbers! hehe

          • http://twitter.com/andybud_o Andybud

            Unemployment numbers will naturally rise as confidence improves and people return to looking for work. Until the economy is generating enough jobs to address population growth and the influx of returning job seekers, we should be more concerned with long-term trends than month-to-month variation (again, this is statistics, which is often using in science, so if you’re unfamiliar, I understand).

            You are a remarkably silly person.

          • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

            thanks

          • http://twitter.com/andybud_o Andybud

            I see my point was completely lost on you. I’m positively shocked.

            Goodbye.

          • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

            oh i understood your point. i’ve seen pollyanna. great flick.

            bye bye!

  • Tomas58

    You mean, Obama just used her for the political benefits of the photo?

    Shocked. Shocked, I say!

  • David_from_NYC

    Chris Christie and Peter King (R-NY) are right ! The Republican congress threw the Sandy victims under the bus !!! Republicans can count on losing NY and NJ for the foreseeable future ! Nice going

    • http://www.facebook.com/marie.browning.526 Marie Browning

      Oh yeah, they didn’t rush the vote on the pork filled bill for Sandy? I’m glad they didn’t.

    • Glenn_S

      Wrong. Christie and King were just pandering and posturing ahead of their next elections. The aid bill was FULL of pork spending items that were in NO WAY related to Hurricane Sandy recovery aid and was correctly not voted on. How friggin’ hard can it be to put together an recovery/aid bill that solely addresses…. wait for it…..recovery/aid? Apparently for the dems, it’s all but impossible.

  • Wigglesworth

    You were used for a photo-op lady. Join the club of millions of other useful idiots.

  • ConstitutionalFreedomFighter

    This woman had a business she knew she could only partially insure! Wow, this woman is naive on many counts!

  • Doa74656

    Does someone want to get on stage sing Borrn To Run and Living On A Prayer and take a collection for this sucker?

  • disqus_g2H3vjNiZY

    What can she expect. Words are cheap. What makes her think she’s so special. She’s in the same boat the rest of us are. The reporter should have asked her if she voted for the slug. Now she just has to suck it up.

  • Keith Wilson

    Worst of all, she probably voted for the handout president. How’s that working out for ya now?

  • AnaH

    Vacationing thief in chief is golfing to give a sh*t about you. He got relected he doesn’t have to act like he cares anymore. Stupid Obama voters.

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    Cue the Nelson HA HA! pic.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ch3st3rth3 wilburn chester

    bozO has no conscience & his soul belongs to the devil, what would one expect from this pied piper?

  • lvanderiet

    Ahhh, you know what Ms. Vanzant, elections have consequences and stupidity does too. You all voted for the Socialist in the White House. He could care less about you, me, or any other American, it is all about him and how he can push his Communist agenda. He is the Chief Terrorist of our economy and you were stupid enough to fall for it along with 94% of the black population, what a bunch of idiots. You reap what you sow! There is no sympathy for you voters that sold our country down the Socialist path.

  • AnaH

    Vacationing thief in chief is golfing to give a sh*t about you. He got relected he doesn’t have to act like he cares anymore. Stupid Obama voters !

  • John

    This is not shocking at all, I would be shocked if she did get immediate help. First, Barry is a politician he will say what you want to hear. Doing what he says is another story, similar to a snake oil salesman. This should wake people up to understand that this is not the first promise broken and it won’t be the last. A President has the power to cut red tape, DHS is part of the executive branch. The letter she received is typical also for any politician. You can write a novel and one of their low ranking aides will send a form letter. Most of the time the politician doesn’t even see the letter, from personal experience. I hope she keeps the fire under everyone’s feet, she should start talking to national media. We need small business in this country and the failure to respond is one of the many reasons we are losing mom and pop business’s.

  • Douglas Russell

    He WON…..get over it !

    • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

      He can be IMPEACHED, deal with it.

      • jcm52

        Oh please, please, please let the House try to impeach. That would just put the last nail in the coffin of the Republican party for the forseeable future.

        • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

          why? because black people would be mad?

          “nail in the coffin” huh? you seem like someone who really knows politics. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          • jcm52

            Just remember what happened to the last speaker who oversaw an impeachment attempt based on pure political hatred.

          • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

            nancy pelosi? she seems to be doing ok. a billionaire still on the public dole. your point?

          • jcm52

            Yes, clearly Nancy Pelosi presided over the last impeachment attempt. You are correct. I remember it like it was yesterday… The Chief Justice presiding as the Senate heard arguments from the House about why… wait, no. That was Gingrich. Clinton was president. The Republicans got shellacked in the next election.

          • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

            The Kucinich/Wexler impeachment resolution. check it out, my love. and who was the speaker during that time? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

          • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

            and more impeachment attempts under Pelosi, include:

            On June 16, 2005 Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) assembled an unofficial meeting to discuss the Downing Street memo and to consider grounds for impeachment.

            Conyers filed a resolution on December 18, 2005 to create an investigative committee to consider impeachment. His resolution gained 38 co-sponsors before it expired at the end of the 109th Congress. He did not reintroduce a similar resolution for the 110th Congress.

            Keith Ellison was the leading figure behind the resolution to impeach Bush brought to the Minnesota State House of Representatives in May 2006. Ellison was elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2006. During the campaign and when he was named to the House Judiciary Committee, Ellison repeatedly called for an investigation into a possible impeachment. In support of his candidacy, he “received a $1,000 contribution from ImpeachPAC”.

            Later, on April 22, 2007, Ellison met with constituents and listed new
            conditions for his support for impeachment hearings, such as verifiable
            facts and the backing of a majority of the American people.

            At another unofficial hearing convened by Conyers on January 20, 2006, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) called for the committee to explore whether Bush should face impeachment, stemming from his decision to authorize domestic
            surveillance without court review.

            In July 2007, House Speaker Nancy stated that she “would probably advocate” impeaching Bush if she were not in the House nor Speaker of the House.

            On December 8, 2006 (the last day of the 109th Congress), then-Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) submitted a resolution, H. Res. 1106. The bill expired along with the 109th Congress.

            John Conyers brought up the subject of impeachment on the July 8, 2007 broadcast of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, stating:

            We’re hoping that as the cries for the removal of both Cheney and Bush now reach 46 percent and 58 percent, respectively, for impeachment, that we could begin to become a little bit more cooperative, if not even amicable, in trying to get to the truth of these matters.

            Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich’s major point in the Democratic Presidential Debate on October 30, 2007 was that Bush and Cheney should be impeached for the Iraq war. On November 6, 2007, Kucinich introduced a resolution to impeach Vice President Cheney in the House of Representatives.

            On June 9, 2008, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), introduced a resolution, H.Res. 1258, to impeach president George W. Bush, which included 35 counts in the articles of impeachment. At the end of the evening on June 10, Kucinich offered a motion to refer HRes 1258 to the House Judiciary Committee. On June 11, the House voted 251-166 to send the resolution to the Committee.

            On July 14, 2008, Kucinich introduced a new impeachment resolution (H.Res. 1345) limited to a single count.

          • Guest

            and newt didn’t attempt to impeach clinton. he WAS impeached by the house. but sure, the senate acquitted him. LOL. slick willy.

    • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

      yes. we know he won. we saw the unemployment reports today. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • jcm52

        You mean the unemployment reports which caused headlines like “job creation steady” or “economy maintains job growth”

        • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

          oh i guess you’ve been reading the huffington post. here, let me show you some actual data…

          in december unemployment for women rose to 7.3 percent in December from 7.0 percent while the rate for African-Americans rose sharply to 14.0 percent from 13.2 percent in November.

          meanwhile, the dismal jobs situation in America is even worse for young adults, who are suffering an unemployment rate 30 percent higher than the national average of 7.8 announced by Washington Friday.

          According to Generation Opportunity, which charts unemployment for Millennials aged 18-29, the rate is 11.5 percent and a shocking 22.1 percent for younger black Americans.

          hahahahahah. i’m just being silly. Kisses!

          • jcm52

            rate is 7.8 percent. When it got below 8% percent a few months ago you people were screaming it was a conspiracy to give out false data.

            Now you’ve moved past that lunacy into another. Yes, some groups are worse than average. Surprise surprise. And you can point them out – you must be so proud. However, simple mathematics means (and you leave this out) other groups are doing better than average.

          • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

            you people?!!! you sir, are a racist.

            and your point is moronic. “some are doing better than average” brainbusting. thanks. but anyway…can you point to those groups? show me some data? i showed you mine…

            and the unemployment numbers have been described as “lackluster” and “cooling” and “The U.S. economy is just muddling through”

            yay!

  • lonewolf1211

    Well, I’m sure the president will read this article and will feel moved to……oh, that’s right, he went back to his vacation after welfare recipients got 2% more of my paycheck. No aid for Hurricane Sandy victims, no hint of a balanced budget, no mention of the broader issues surrounding the fiscal cliff, and certainly no mention of Benghazi or any one of our foreign policy blunders. What did it cost for him to rejoin his family in Hawaii, 7 million in taxpayer funds? Why is this poor woman, or anyone else, really surprised?

    • jcm52

      No aid for Hurricane Sandy victims…

      Are you saying it’s Obama’s fault Boehner didn’t allow a vote on the aid bill?

      • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

        pass the buck. it’s worked so far.

  • journogal

    I am perplexed – did she really think he was going to reach into his own pocket and pull out some money? Or buy her a house, or start working on a house for her? Is she really dependent on government that much? It’s terrible what happen, but come on…

    • Idealogue

      Why of course, she is obviously one of the 52 percent in this country that is just a taker.

      • journogal

        I don’t believe she is a “taker” – that is, I don’t see her trying to buy an iPad with an EBT card. However, I think she fell hard for the “Obama really cares about you” meme. It’s almost like she is experiencing a heartbreak from a one-sided infatuation (“he said he would always care about me!”)

        • LMJ313

          Exactly. These people are acting as dejected lovers and not as citizens who should be holding this President to the same disaster relief standards placed on Bush when Katrina hit. As much as I hate to admit it – the demographics of this disaster didn’t matter much to democrats because most of the people in the affected areas are white.

  • Hsialin

    If you choose to live in a natural disaster-prone area then you should expect to get disaster`d sooner or later. Now if it were an earthquake inland somewhere i could understand it, those arent expected (unless you live on a fault line, then you on your own).

    • bunga

      It was a sunami- it wasnt a disaster prone area- it tide never rose 12 feet above sea level under any condition – other hurricanes included, other full moons included-

  • Idealogue

    Meanwhile Republicans hold off vote that can actually help her until they get their politics figured out.

  • Jerry Erickson

    Yes, if this had happened after the election, Oblamer would be nowhere to be found. The Opportunist in Chief…an absolute disgrace

  • markgl

    Yet he’s been re-elected. Yay. Another 4 years of crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marie.browning.526 Marie Browning

    You got what you voted for, lady. Oh yeah, you voted for the free stuff and now you aren’t getting it. Duh!!! Well O will be back from Hawaii in a few days, maybe then he will…oh wait … he has to plan his inauguration. Guess you will have to wait or take care of your problems yourself.

  • THOMAS WREN

    The Dictator has no shame!

    • RightStuff

      Ridicule the tyrant. Even Satan can’t deal with scorn. Etienne de la Boetie, France, 1550

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    Soros has his puppetmaster-fist so far up Obama’s ……………………………………..

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    LOL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    S U C K A !!1!!!eleven!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396871115 Christopher Dunson

    She’s owns the marina…one of the 1%. Obama messed up.

  • jcm52

    Obama promised immediate aid. It passed the Senate. I really think it was a surprise to him that it didn’t pass the House. What is he supposed to do? Bypass Congress?

    • http://www.facebook.com/karen.walker.106 Karen Walker

      Just maybe if there were not so much “pork” in the bill it would have been presented and passed in the House.

      • jcm52

        So Boehner sat on the bill for a month then broke his promise to hold the vote. Because he only discovered at the last minute there was pork? If there was pork, he should have stripped it out, and had a vote weeks ago so that it could go back to the senate.

        But that’s beside the point – what is Obama supposed to do? Bypass Congress?

        • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

          i’m shocked you haven’t blamed bush yet.

  • StevenNewsom

    Does any letter from the president actually make people feel better about their loss, everyone, knows the president is just signing some piece of paper someone else wrote, for PR.

  • CONELRAD

    This is what you get when you elect somebody who you think is cool instead of competent.

    • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

      Women in my hood voted for him because he was “PRETTY”.

      OH GIRL, HE SO PURDY!!1!

  • DontwearaNosestud

    Welcome to the real world, lady. Your “president” is a liar. Way to go, sheeplets. Way to vote for the destruction of America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cynthia-L-Estelle/1107152694 Cynthia L. Estelle

    What ,your surprised? He is “fiddling in HI while NJ (

    Rome Burns?) freezes….Foolish sheeple…..

  • RightStuff

    When you elect a fraud to be your president, this is what you get. The man is as phony as a three-dollar bill.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cynthia-L-Estelle/1107152694 Cynthia L. Estelle

      There IS a $3 dollar bill….its called a $20,,,just sayin

  • http://twitter.com/MorzLorz MorzLorz

    I’m amazed at how stupid Republicans are. Republicans in Congress have been blocking Sandy aid for 67 days now. Yet you blame Obama? Learn how our government works idiots.

    • Cesskye

      Because it is loaded with pork, you dummy! Read all the pork!!! Among the pork reported by Heritage.org:

      The bill includes funding for Head Start, the federal day care program.

      Other questionable items in the package, which have received wide media coverage, include money for fisheries in Alaska, free money for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and repairs to the Smithsonian.

      Here, read it for yourself: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/01/03/morning-bell-uproar-over-bloated-sandy-aid-package/

      • jcm52

        Boehner sat on the bill for over a month without making any attempt to amend it and vote to send it back to the Senate.

        Very simple objective way to see whose fault this is: who did the REPUBLICAN governor blaming for the failure to get aid through?

        • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

          pass the buck. it’s worked for barry so far.

  • FloridaJim

    Leave it to Mr. Sincerity to leave a nice impression. Don’t worry Donna Vanzant, he is doing even worse to America. Can’t we all see a fraud when he slinks in?

  • redburton

    Only the truly gullible originally believed the utterances of Obama — it’s one of the reasons he was first elected. It’s very difficult to believe anyone would believe anything coming out of the liar’s mouth after these last four years. Are people not paying attention or do they suffer from Battered Wife Syndrome?

  • Cesskye

    As someone who legally immigrated from a natural disaster prone country, never pose for photographs with a politicians when they come to visit the disaster area. You may consider yourself a survivor of the disaster but the politician will make you a victim by using you as a prop. Chris Matthews for once was honest when he proclaimed that the hurricane was the best thing that happened to Obama’s reelection bid. It was the best photo opportunity!

    • bunga

      Seriously this was surprising to hear considering he and his wife were so caring- btw where was his wife – and did she bother to attend the childrens funerals in Ct after the terrible tragedy? Wierd huh? Usually the First Lady attends to support the families.

  • EATitCNN

    YOU WANTED IT YOU GOT IT!
    YOU’re A SUCKER FOR VOTING FOR THE WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY! YOU GIMMEDATS OWN IT NOW!
    ALL FOR THE CHILDREN, EH?
    I LOVE how these people get used for photo ops- only to be left to suffer for MONTHS.
    There’s THOUSANDS of children SUFFERING AS WE SPEAK on the East coast…. STILL WAITING FOR THE HELP THEY WERE PROMISED BY OUR GREAT DICTATOR!
    YET THE 20 KIDS THAT ARE ALREADY DEAD- THEY SURE ARE WILLING TO “HELP” THEM BY STRIPPING ALL LAW ABIDING AMERICANS OF THEIR 2nd AMENDMENT RIGHTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE– ALL FOR THE CHILDREN!
    I WILL NOT COMPLY. NEITHER WILL 99% of gun owners. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT….
    THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT CHILDREN OR CITIZENS IN GENERAL IF IT SERVES THEIR AGENDA.

    IN ORDER TO CONTROL A NATION YOU MUST FIRST DISARM THEM. THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES!

    YOU GOVERNMENT PEOPLE BETTER WAKE UP AND REMEMBER WHO YOU SERVE!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

      Cut the head off the snake.

    • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

      Cut the head off the snake.

    • Donna Vanzant

      Did not vote for him so shame on you for your harsh words…I was not even think about the darn election that day, only how myself and my family would recover from this. KARMA!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/karen.walker.106 Karen Walker

        Donna, I’m sure some of these posts are making you feel even worse. Please try and not take them personally, there is a lot of hate among Americans right now and you seem to be an easy target for them. I pray for your family and hope you can get your business back on track before the season starts.

  • CamoCoyote

    I wouldn’t hug this poseur or even shake his hand. He and his cabal of enablers should be on trial for fraud.

  • Steve

    I have learned not to expect anything from Obama but photo ops. Sadly, other people are learning the same, the hard way. If he says anything to you,, it is usually a lie.

  • Debra_jean

    Obama got just what he wanted, a fake I care moment, and the people fell for it, just as he is now going to try an I care moment and push for gun control, just as his good friend Rahm Emmanuel says, never let a good crisis go to waste…Obama is nothing more then a Chicago confidence man only looking out for number one, sadly to many people have fallen for his cons….beating down the rich in the name of helping the common man all the while living it up to the tune of 7 million dollars in Hawaii on the common mans dime.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jas7751 Jay Aubrey

    Note Barry “Muslim Brotherhood” Soetoro’s symbolic Muslim ring.

    • jcm52

      Note right-wing lunatic’s conspiracy theory.

  • lobotrojan

    Following much analysis of the political, economic and cultural landscape that permitted an Obamba to be re- elected, I have concluded that the majority of American voters are sheep…and we know what happens to sheep.

  • charli8888

    Oh when will these sheeple learn? OMG hurry up and wake up!

    • numag

      I’m afraid it’s too late. Now we must reap the whirlwind.

  • bunga

    Photo op over-
    So the lobster and margheritas in Hawaii are great I hear- On to the next photo op- just be glad your son wasnt an ambassador dragged through the streets at benghazi-

    • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

      preach it brother!………and the cocaine, egads man don’t forget the cocaine!

  • http://twitter.com/DanStlMo DanStlMo

    This is what happens when you depend on the government to save you.

    • jcm52

      I think her main gripe was with the insurance companies that were paid premiums for years…

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    S U C K A S !!1!

  • numag

    Work of the devil. Enormous propaganda right before the election…not to mention an incredibly rare hurricane just before the election. God is punishing us.

    • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

      “incredibly rare hurricane”

      “SUPERSTORM” <– what a joke.
      It's called MEDIA HYPE folks.

  • Vorenious

    Typical NObama all talk and no action. He only hugged this woman for the photo op, after that, he probably couldn’t even tell you her name. However, in the recent Cliff hanging bill Captain Morgan Rum company got a major infusion of taxpayer dollars. More pork and wasted spending. Now with that bill in place, ex are expected to receive double digit inflation and the billionaires are ridding theirselves of consumer related products and speculating on items that will always be required.

  • SofaKingCoolOne

    You have joined a long, somewhat-distringuished, and ever-growing list of people the Mope in Chief has lied to…welcome to disappointment, toots!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bongo-Mawongo/100001531470740 Bongo Mawongo

    So, you trusted Obama to do as he promised?

    BWAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Joke’s on you honey!

  • smith_red_tape

    stop crying. all of you business people have millions in off shore accounts.
    did you collect money for obama to get re-elected?? if you did not you get nothing !!!!

    remember vote democrap.

    • Donna Vanzant

      Take a walk through my checkbook Sir…If I did I would not be working 7 days a week to make ends meet. ASSUME!! Read my long post!

  • James Talley

    Maybe you shouldn’t be a dumbass and build your shop or house next THE OCEAN AT SEA LEVEL. You idiots who build and live at sea level are asking for it, CAN YOU NOT SEE THAT IT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA?!?!?!?!! Come on, you have to pay a price for your stupidity.

    • jcm52

      Um, she owned a marina, I believe. Where do you expect her to build it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

      James, you moron…

      Reading comprehension, try it.

      She owned a MARINA, where the F* would you suggest she build it…

      .

      in the desert?

    • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

      so you defend obama by calling her stupid for building a marina at sea level? BWAHAHAHA.

      lefty wingnuts get so out of sorts when you criticize their lord and savior, they lose all sense of reasoning. it must be what happens when you’re so delusional and partisan, you refuse to see his dismal failures.

    • Shears_of_Atropos

      She ran a Marina….. should she build that 50 feet above sea level?

  • bunga

    Axelrod must have loved that picture- from his condo mega penthouse lol another billionaire poverty pimp in the making!

  • lynros2011

    No way! A socialist politician didn’t keep a promise? Here’s my shocked face: =O

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    SUCKA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/SecretAgentDude Kevin Bond

    Obama didn’t have time to sign the letter personally because he was busy spending millions of taxpayer dollars vacationing in Hawaii.

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    Ms Vanzant, you own a marina but you are foolish enough to buy that hogwash?

    Tell ya what….

    I have some sailboat fuel that I’ll sell you at a HUGE discount.

  • nocab

    Why would he treat her any different than our KIA’s ,form letters signed with his autopen , that’s if they get a letter .

  • astroguy77

    ROFL. That was then – and before the election – this is now. Sucker! Thank Christie for another 4 years and for pi$$ing all over his party. That’s why you haven’t got any aid yet. Blame your govnuh.

  • aaparks

    I’m troubled, but not surprised, by many of the responses. This isn’t a funny story whatsoever. This shouldn’t be political. The media needs to hold the President accountable. The President and this administration need to hold the insurance companies accountable. There should be thousands of jobs created to clean up and rebuild. What an opportunity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.peters.714 Michael Peters

    You get what you voted for. Enjoy.

  • sigh

    I’d like to know more about that Islamic inscription he has on his wedding ring that he’s worn even since before he was married.

  • mauloa

    There is the fable of the boy picking up the snake because the snake told him “I won’t bite you”. After picking up the snake – it bit the boy. The boy exclaim in disbelief… “you told me you would not bite me”. The snake replied “you knew I was a snake when you picked me up”. That is what this woman has experienced. That is what Chris Christie has experienced. That is what the majority of Americans that DID vote – now experience. The problem is… there is a lot of us that DID NOT pick up the snake… but we too are bitten all because of the ignorant choice made by others.

    • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

      and obama is indeed a natural born killer. his drones rain death upon innocent citizens as he eats another ice cream cone. LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    Ms Vanzant, Im’a let you finish but…

    …Obama don’t care bout white people.

    • http://twitter.com/jzeeowens jessie owens

      apparently he don’t care about black people either.

      The average unemployment rate for African-Americans rose sharply to 14.0 percent from 13.2 percent in November.

      The unemployment rate for young black American Millennials, aged 18-29, is a shocking 22.1 percent.

      • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

        You and your pesky facts just caused a few aneurisms over on the Democratic Underground.

        LOL!

  • adumbrate

    Used to be we lived in the greatest country on the planet. Can’t imagine thinking that if I met the prez it would be like a lottery ticket. Rome needs to burn. We need reset button.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ed.hernandez.98 Ed Hernandez

    Welcome to Obama’s world. The check’s in the mail.

  • Brent Carter

    Donna, so what if Barry Soetoro didn’t help you, maybe you can write another letter and a least demand your Obama Phone. When Barry and the Food Czar Michelle get back from their $10M Hawaii vacation you can come over for a beer, play a round of Golf, get your Obama Phone, and you might even meet Pimp with a Limp at the White House!

    • restoreliberty

      that’s a 20 million dollar vacation and the common working man gets to pay for it by losing 2% of their paycheck — pukegressives are so for the working poor, so for keeping the poor and working until death to subsidize the free spending political class

      • Brent Carter

        Thanks for the correction, but who cares about another $20M. this isn’t real money, is it? This is Monopoly, and all Barry has to do is call up the FED and say ” Time to print some more Benjamins guys” While your at it make up another batch of Koolade. The Obama Zombie flavor.

    • Donna Vanzant

      Brent, I have much better things to do with my time, stop assuming who I am…he did not even get my vote. Have a wonderful day!!

  • Shears_of_Atropos

    Repeat after me: “Once you learn to fake sincerity, you’ve got it made in politics!”

  • pumpernick

    Why do people seem surprised when Hussein shows his lack of emotion or psuedocaring? It is what he specializes in. He is a dangerous and cold man. We knew this before his first term. That said, the Fed has no authority to take money from individuals in one state to pay for the misfortune of a different state.

  • 10thGroup

    Are you beginning to smell what he’s been shoveling?

  • perdogg

    Gee, another person used, abused, and disappointed by Obama. She isn’t the first and will not be the last.

  • http://twitter.com/whatitism whatitism

    Guess what lady , your W E A L T H just got REDISTRIBUTED . Welcome to the new America.

  • restoreliberty

    idiot….while I feel for this woman’s predicament, I cannot sympathize with her disbelief in Slumbama’s behavior, the man is a pathological liar that will use anyone that he can to hide his ineptitude behind and this lady said, “pick me, pick me, to be today’s idiot!!!”

  • Sandra Barry

    I feel terrible for this woman and all of the storm victims. However, has she been living under a rock for the last five years? Obama will say anything that makes Obama look noble and he could care less about anyone else. When his mouth is moving, he’s lying.

    • Donna Vanzant

      Sandra, I have not lived under a rock. Please read my post. If Santa Claus put his arms out to me that day I would have hugged him to…I had many hugs and tears that day. Just a family trying to make a living. He DID NOT get my vote!!

      • Brent Carter

        But you gave him millions of votes by letting him have the free photo op. You did not do this on purpose, but the results are the same. Hey Donna, Gov Christie was the biggest fool of all,and he knew better. He has no excuse for what he did. You have to understand that his voting base, is extremely ignorant, and they are leeches on the dole. They are not smart enough to figure it out. They just hold out their hands and say give me my Obama Phone, food stamps, welfare ck, etc, etc, etc.

      • Doa74656

        There’s a big difference between Santa Claus and Obama Congratulations you sided with SATAN

        • Donna Vanzant

          You are a true example of disgust!!! I see that you have nothing else to do but write false things on the internet. Are we all paying for your unemployment and food stamps?. You assume I will assume also. Are you Satan’s child? Have a wonderful life.

          • Doa74656

            I’m an example if disgust? That’s rich coming someone who whored out her image to help the anti Christ get 4 more years to destroy everyone’s life.
            Sorry to shatter your image if me but I WORK for a living and it appears that you NEED me to work so my tax dollars can pay for that pile if trash you called a home Something I will probably NEVER have because my pay goes to you and the rest of the takers FIRST.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002827581601 Mary Wright

    Well, I guess you have now experienced the real meaning of chickens coming home to roost.

  • Fed Up

    What did you expect, you stupid moron!!!

    • Donna Vanzant

      Meet me and call me that read my post MR. FED UP!!!

  • Carpenter

    Obama goes on a $7 million vacation in Hawaii, in a town where the roads are blocked and areas are shut off for his sake. He and his family use up twenty times more taxpayer money than the British royal family – in fact far more than all royal families in Europe combined. The Obamas had 54 tax-paid Christmas trees in the White House when they talked about how “we must all save money.”

    They are parasites. Obama used this woman and many others to win the election so his family could keep being parasites. He doesn’t care about her, a “white devil who will be killed by God” like his pastor Wright called us, while Obama went to his White-hating sermons for decades.

    • Pro_sanity

      Muslim and 54 Christmas trees … why?

      Because he could.

      • Doa74656

        He is not Muslim he is a communist and they are GODLESS

  • TheBitterClinger1

    She really though he cared? Sad.

    • Donna Vanzant

      Read my post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    Ms Vanzant, Im’a let you finish but…

    .

    .

    …..Obama don’t care bout white people.

  • Patterson van Quiker

    KARMA’S A BITCH
    You and Governor Fatso from New Jersey, let President Soetoro use you for photo ops to get reelected.
    You’ll receive no sympathy from this guy.

    • Donna Vanzant

      Karma is a bitch…read my post!!

  • Donna Vanzant

    I would like to say thank you to those who read the article for what it said and did not read between the lines. We all know what assume means. If you think for one second that I was thinking about the election the day I arrived at the marina to see the devastation you are wrong! If you want to assume I am rich, again you are wrong. I would not work 7 days a week if I was, nor would I have cancelled my well deserved vacation if I again…was rich. I do not want handouts, when the President said on national TV to get me immediate help I was not expecting a blank check…I was however looking for a speedier process. I have paid my insurance premiums since 1996, If I missed a payment I would have been cancelled. That has been the issue here. I do not have a big fat bank account to front the money to re-build, along with many other people. We are a seasonal business and if we do not get rolling on the re-build we will be in deeper trouble. If any of you “strangers” would meet me, or talk to any of he people in Brigantine, you would find out who I truly am. I would feed others before I fed myself…I give to every charity even when the economy has hit the “recreational” business’ badly. Just the other day I gave a family food from my freezer so they could have a beautiful New Years dinner for their family! That is who I am. Shame on the haters, if you could walk in any of our shoes who have been affected by Sandy you would see. Perhaps you do not know…the max you can get for Flood insurance is $250,000, which I by the way am not getting that amount, so if your damage exceeds that than what? Docks and bulkheads are un-insurable, so again shame on those who say I did not have myself covered. I do not make the laws, I only try to follow them. Also, for the record…do not assume zI voted for President Obama, I did not, that visit did not sway my vote nor did it sway the voters in Brigantine. President Obama lost in our town. Truth be told.
    Sincerely,
    Donna M. Vanzant
    A hard working Mom & Grandmom

    • Patterson van Quiker

      Assuming you are who you claim, you can’t expect sympathy from people. Obama is incrementally destroying this nation, and, you allowed him to use you for a photo op.

      Shame on you, and go to hell.

      • Richard Morse

        I sincerely hope you get to walk a mile or two in Ms. Vanzant’s shoes someday.

    • Brent Carter

      I will take you at your word, and I commend you for helping others. I sincerely hope and pray you get the help you deserve. We don’t know you but you seem like an honest person, which we can’t say for the sleeze ball that had his arm around. None of us are perfect, and we all make mistakes. Your mistake was letting Barry use you, and play you for a fool. You should of known who this man was, and you should of run as far as you can in the other direction. If you really want to know who this man is see the movie Obama 2016. He is going to ruin your life and the lives of every American in this country, except those on his payroll.

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSUCKA!

  • ProudRWextremist

    I bet this woman voted for Obama too. HAHAHA, she got what she voted for, an empty suit full of lies! Good luck with that honey….suxer!

    • Donna Vanzant

      Wrong, I ddi not, nor did he win in Brigantine…assumption once again..Read my post…that says it all!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

        Uh…

        where are your hands at in that picture up there?

        .

        hmm?

  • jstanotheranimal

    Barack Hussein is a very disarming and charismatic individual, but he’s also generally cold and calculating, which makes him doubly dangerous. Ask these victims. Or Boehner and Cantor!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pegon.zellschmidt Pegon Zellschmidt

    “Hugs!”, then. Snow cones in Hawaii, now. Bwahahaha! “Shush, I’m putting!”

  • Gary Chun

    I feel for those living in that area. But it was all a photo op and nothing more.

  • joeblogs333

    Despicable of Obama to tell that poor woman bare faced lies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.m.shaw Kevin M. Shaw

    Maybe Obama will send her a postcard from Hawaii.

  • ByeByeAmericanPie

    Did she really think that she mattered? Poor woman. Those days are gone, long gone. Like singing Christmas Carols in public or letting your children go to various houses to “Trick Of Treat” on Halloween. It’s Americana that’s only in old movies now. I can’t believe she thought they really cared! I wish we could help her. But the government might think we have money or something of value and take it from us, making up new rules to justify it as they go along.

  • kimdi01

    I’m sorry “victim” but you should realize that it is not about you and your plight. It is ALL about King Barack and Queenie Mischelle Lardbutt. It’s just that simple.
    And still they voted for him in droves and are now getting what others knew they would.

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    YAY!

    the FREE SH!T ARMY rules!

  • Jim

    We warned people in 2008 and 2012. AND yet all those fools bought into the “hope and change” crap.
    WE have higher unemployment, larger deficits, millionaires and billionaires are giving up their citizenship and leaving the country with their money cause of the confiscation of their money to fund socialist programs that don’t work.
    Obama only cares about 2 things. HIMSELF and his race.

  • borntobePolitical

    Who out there believed that that trip was anything more than a campaign stunt? Please let the rest of us know if you voted for him as a result of his feeling your pain.

    The reality is that he is a Cesar Chavez style demi-dictator that has driven our country into financial oblivion and a cultural obis.

    I wish to than one and all that voted for him. You got what you deserved.

    • cpatt1958

      I agree. Sorry to say that we who did not vote for that idiot will get what we will not deserve. We are the same terrible fix that the majority of morons who voted for Odumbo are. We are screwed now more than ever.

  • Jack Parker

    And the dummy actually expected more from this lying, phony, illegal pres.

  • Patterson van Quiker

    President Soetoro is ruining milliions of lives.

    Why is this one woman, more important the millions who’ve been unemployed for multiple months and years?

  • http://twitter.com/Tom_in_NC Tom_in_NC

    Maybe Chris “Popin’ Fresh” Christie can call his BFF and get something done.

  • Bryan West

    Well lets be realistic, I mean Obama, is on vacation after all, so it’s not like you should expect help while he’s playing golf in Hawaii. Must be nice to take a vacation, I haven’t had one in years, and even if I took one, I wouldn’t be able to go anywhere since I can’t use taxpayer money to cover the costs.

  • Donna Vanzant

    If you al lwould just read my long post, you would stop bashing me, I do not deserve it. Please stop ASSUMING!!!

    • Richard Morse

      They are taking cheap, easy shots at you (and the president), and having a lovely time in the process. They have no idea how personal and real this disaster is to you. It is not personal to them – they have not lost their jobs, homes, electricity, neighbors, security, etc. But there are some of us out here who have been, in various degrees, where you are. We all know the bash-talk is nothing more than selfish, superficial ranting.

  • Archibald Leach

    Poor Jane she thought the pos really “felt her pain”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1546160357 Terry McEntire

    Who’da thunk?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tony.Fontana Tony Johnson

    Stupid people will just never learn! The guy is a pathological liar. He’s a phony and he’s dead set on destroying America. Too bad so many people have sold their country down the river by voting for this turd.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cortney-Moore/100002464515465 Cortney Moore

      Guess I was right! Obama-haters are the biggest racists and hypocrites in America! Because the conservatives have been lying about him for 5 years to the point where I don’t trust a word they say.

      All blazers keep proving they are racists and hate black people!

      No. No. No! Obama isn’t a POS. No, he isn’t destroying America. No, he isn’t a traitor. No, he isn’t evil– at least not compared to other legitimately evil men like Dick Cheney and Karl Rove. No, he’s not a Muslim– and if 22 years in Rev Wright’s church can’t convince you, you’re a moron. He was raised with socialist beliefs… but he isn’t a communist.

      As you prove, his lies are not as pervasive or purely ideologic as the right’s.

  • steady321

    And yet 60M a-holes in this country voted to re-elect this incompetent fool. God help us all.

  • http://twitter.com/Grendel007 Grendel007

    afer he hugged me i voted for him. was i used?
    but at least she is putting most of her anger where it needs to be, the insurance she thought she was buying

  • Clover1111

    I feel for her loss, but shouldn’t she have known she was going to be used by ice cold Obama?

  • http://www.facebook.com/meaunkey.snaut Meaunkey Snaut

    LOL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travln-Texan/100002917160670 Travln Texan

    Here’s an idea…take that photo…autograph it…frame it and offer it on ebay. I figure there are about 58,720,700 suckers out there that voted for Obama that would pony up $10.oo each. However, that would put her in that 2% bracket and she would still get screwed.

  • dwstick

    I’m surprised that anyone from the lamestream news media even interviewed her for this piece. The prevailing opinion from ABCCBSNBCCNNPBSMSNBC seems to be “He (Obama) got what he needed from you (votes). He won the election. He doesn’t need you anymore. Please go away now.”

  • TruthDetector

    President Skinny Photo Op’s not the only one.

    Governor Fatty Photo Op’s culpable as well.

  • Henrytyler

    Is there really anybody out there in La La Land…….that doesn’t see that this guy is nothing more than a snake oil salesman………..an habitual liar….etc………..???

    Everybody needs to read the relatively new book “The Amateur”…………he back stabbed dozens and dozens of prominent black business people, some very powerful……..that helped him get elected as a Senator………….and then never looked back……………THEIR WORDS……………..

  • David

    Does no one understand that Obama is an arrogant narcissist whose emotional wound was abandonment by narcissistic, self centered parents. Narcissists will say whatever needs to be said to get what they want, have little true empathy for others, and become enraged when things do not go the way they want them to go. I do wish more would read books, such as Obama’s American by D’Souza. He cares less about his “legacy” than he does about acting out his father’s anticolonial philosophy.

  • Kathy

    She was used as a prop, but she *LET* herself be used as a prop. When will people learn that there’s nothing the govt. can really do???

  • Michelle

    Stupid woman. She probably voted for the liar too. She gets no sympathy here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1708022060 Mike Cockerham

    when is everyone going to understand… barry is a LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cmdr-buzz-corey

    What else do you expect from this fake of a president, Honey? It was a photo op, nothing else. You really think Obama gives a hoot about you and your problems?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.bass.9883 Jim Bass

    What? Obama lied while women cried?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508889246 Nick Werle

    you all dont know thew whole story STFU

    • http://www.facebook.com/rusty.bender.58 Rusty Bender

      Please enlighten us oh wise one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wes.gosnell.1 Wes Gosnell

    Ok….it’s almost not even worth mentioning b/c all of Obama’s supporters are desperately in love with the guy when he couldn’t give a sh*t about any of them BUT – this lady got what she deserved and what every liberal out there is going to learn the hard way: Obama doesn’t give a #@$* about anyone but himself……hope and change, my @ss…

    Liberals: Own it.

  • jnsesq

    What did you expect, moron? Sorry for your loss — really I am. But you’re a moron. And do you think he cares about a Navy diver, let alone you?

    Thanks, O-bots, for what you’ve done to our country.

  • MeezaThinker

    Now there’s a surprize… It is simply amazing how many people put their trust in Obama. Any President for that matter. But Obama sends a form letter. She should have expected nothing more.

  • matador527

    Need anymore proof?
    AMERICA, YOU HAVE ELECTED THE ENEMY

  • Dickn52

    Probably voted for him based on the promise. No one asked her that insensitive question did they?

  • sameolbs

    The liar and chief in action creating propaganda for the media and using the people to do so. These people mean nothing to him. BTW, the prez also said that anyone making under $250,000. would not see their taxes raised. 77% of American household will receive a tax increase.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travln-Texan/100002917160670 Travln Texan

    we are so “hogtied” by regulations…attorneys and the like…we can’t even help ourselves.

  • gantry

    Out of Saul Alinsky’s playbook. Helped get Soetero re-elected and Barry is so proud of himself!

  • GoodOleBoy

    Her problem isn’t her lost home, its her lost mind.

  • cuttingboardblues

    If President Bush hadn’t been mercilessly criticized for not landing and New Orleans after Katrina I would feel some sympathy for Obama. However, it was the left and their allies in the press, that now has the nation expecting that a president should be prepared to land in any disaster being prepared to play both Dr. Phil and Suze Orman to the local victims.

    Disasters should have never been turned into an Oprah ready moment for the sitting president. He can’t possibly process every request for aid. Nor should he promise to.

  • Richard Morse

    It is particularly vile for the president and the press to take such advantage of a person who is so vulnerable.I am not an Obama fan, but you know what? To be fair, he has absolutely no idea what she is really going through and what future, if any, she and her business have. It is likely that she has all of her life’s resources invested in her marina and it is personal. No insurance company representative is going to empathize with her plight – it is impossible to even hope for that. All the people who have suffered losses after a natural disaster can relate to this woman’s state of mind, but those who have not personally experienced the destruction of a home, business, and/or community that ultimately changes your life and lifestyle forever cannot. All the survivors from Katrina, the BP oil spill, nameless (and countless) tornadoes, fires in California, along with all the other disasters we barely hear about, know what I am saying. I had a home and business in Homestead, Florida when Hurricane Andrew hit. The quaint little farming town of Homestead was a charming, homespun, family-oriented place up until the hurricane. In the aftermath, businesses fled or failed; employees followed; the rebuilding consisted of low rent apartment complexes in place of single family homes. The population took an extreme and immediate turn to the point where now it is a town full of Section 8 housing for low-income, migrant, and illegal residents. Homestead will NEVER truly “recover” from Hurricane Andrew. It was so depressing, day after day, month after month, year after year, that I too had no choice but to leave. The financial hit put me in a position where I was advised to claim bankruptcy, but I refused to do it. I ended up with no credit, a great deal of debt, local customers who could not pay me because they were in the same position as me, and national vendors who didn’t give a rip about the hurricane after their initial, earnestly tender form letter expressing their heartfelt regret about my circumstances and offering me a 10-day extension on my payment due date.
    All I am really saying is that people feel a natural sense of sympathy when disaster strikes others, but then, they carry on with their own lives and forget about the victims. The victims need assistance, and fairness, and they need it promptly if they are going to get up and get to work to restore their homes and businesses. When the insurance companies are so slow to respond (and often pay out far less than policies would have you believe), they ultimately are responsible for the failure of businesses, loss of homes, and the downturn of entire cities. That sounds ridiculous and extreme and overly dramatic, but this is exactly what happens. Homestead Florida wouldn’t rate on a national scale, but it will be interesting to see how New York and New Jersey fare in future years. I would like to believe that Ms. Vanzant’s story will lead to meaningful change and improvement to insurance company policies, but I sincerely doubt that it will. What is more realistic is my hope that her spirit and drive to rebuild and restore is fired up and bolstered by this national attention, and that her business comes back to life with a stronger foundation of entrepreneurial commitment and local support than ever before.

  • Tully

    Welcome to Obambi Nation. Congratulations on being a stage prop for the faker-in-chief. Maybe you could sue for not being paid union scale for the acting job as an extra.

  • 203333

    Just because he lies about most everything doesn’t mean he would lie about his Birth Certificate does it? LOL.

    • ObaChicago

      When you tell someone you care about that ‘everything will be ok’ when it later isn’t, and wasn’t in your control, is that also a lie? I hear people call Obama a liar all the time without actually backing it up with facts, so I’m curious what the benchmark is?

      • 203333

        Start here-http://www.mcsoccp.org/joomla/

  • verickson1

    b. hussein cares for no one – not even family – just like stalin- who killed his own son – pawns in b hussein’s game

    never let a perfectly good crisis go to waste

  • http://twitter.com/billfaceeee Corey Spofford

    The point is they want to remove people from the coast, you won’t be given permission to rebuild. Agenda 21 doesn’t like that.

  • escapedin62

    There is no circumstance where I would let that creep touch me. Poor woman looks to be in shock, however.

    • ObaChicago

      Creep? What brought you to that conclusion? Please explain, I’d like to know. (Not being sarcastic, honestly)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joanne-Lara/100002379807897 Joanne Lara

    the first mistake is to believe anything coming out of Obama,s lying mouth

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.barnett.3194 John Barnett

    Any person that actually believes this piece of Kenyanshit deserves what they get, she probably voted for him and she got what she voted for.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6IUCL5LSKIT6PSAMO4PJTC7ZUU Daniel Bryant

    Obama loves (to use) people.

  • flood guy

    She’s complaining about flood insurance but that doesn’t come from “insurance companies”. That’s a government policy unless she has an excess policy. If she does have an excess policy, it probably won’t kick in until the primary (i.e. the FEMA policy) is completed. Want to know why it takes so long? Because it’s a government program!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Farnsworth/100000328481507 Jeff Farnsworth

    Now that she had voted for him he has already told you HIS priorities…getting more illegal aliens on the dole and gun control.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.barnett.3194 John Barnett

    The Republican party should do a video of all the suckers that were individually promised things from the huckster that never came true, run 24/7. Remember the goofybitch that said we won’t have to worry about our mortgages, gas and bills because Obama would take care of it. These people are truly mental cases.

  • Xanadu2

    I’m sorry for Miss Vanzant’s situation and hope she get’s the insurance funds she is rightfully owned. But as others have noted, this man: Obama is a duplicitous snake oil salesman who really only cares about himself. (He was smiling all the way to the election over this and other Sandy photops). He also has a vindictive mean streak a mile wide, so after her quotes in this article, I wouldn’t put it past him having had a call put into the Insurance Co’s executive dropping not so veiled hints to put her case on the back burner…if they know whats good for them. But in the end 52% of American voters wanted more of this circus act and unfortunately this photo op and others like it are just the emotional eye candy that most women (and limp wrist ed men) just can’t seem to get enough of or see through the act that it is..and women are the biggest voting segment that elected him in 08 re-elected him in 12.

    • ObaChicago

      Wow, someone should provide some details to back up this amount of hate/distrust, no?

  • http://twitter.com/BugsWeta Bugs Weta

    I’m in the same boat (no pun intended) as she is. Insurance companies won’t call me back and I haven’t received any aid from our government. Thank God for volunteers still helping us out, you men and women are the BEST!!

  • batcountry

    When will people learn , Obama is an opportunist, he is a media whore. People need to realize this president is an imperial president. He lacks empathy for the common man and their plight. Wake up America, we have been deceived by a sycophant media and a president who’s only interest is to change this country into a Socialistic nightmare.

  • Fastgirl

    All Obama wanted was your vote. This was nothing more than a photo op for him so he could win reelection. After all everything is about him.

  • Ruth

    Obama doesn’t give a damn, plain and simple. He is a good actor, thats the best I can say about him.

  • fergy turf

    BO lied?!?!? AGAIN?!?!? OMG!!!!

  • MissSterious

    Did she really think that he was going to help her? Really?

  • gellero

    LOL…..Jersey, Pa., NY.,………YOU put him in office………your money went to Solyndra and his other cronys……fools…….

    • MissSterious

      Yes! Not only that the Aid package put together to “help” was loaded up with PORK! In fact more PORK than aid!

  • nick

    hahahahahaha sheep!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carl.nicks.9 Carl Nicks

    These people are stupid. What did they think he would do? He has not kept a single promise he has ever made. They voted for him, they got what they deserved.

  • jxp

    A photo op is worth a 1,000 lies. Remember Chris Matthews thanking Sandy for a great turn of events.

  • LiteWaves

    Whens she descends into bath salts and lives naked under a bridge …take another photo ?

  • pppPerryandtheMETS

    Typical this President doesn’t care about anything but his European style agenda. He’s a self-centered ego-maniac, and the has been a terrible and incompetent leader. He should be ashamed, but be he’s shameless.

  • Doa74656

    Funk and Wagnalls has just paid 1 million dollars for the rights to use this in the 2014 edition of their dictionary under the word SUCKER

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Born/802903253 Mark Born

    fuck her and anyone that supported this asshat.

    • firedup49

      Feel pity for the uniformed person. She listens to the Main Steam Media

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Gault/100004040135450 John Gault

    How dare you criticize our glorious President while He is enjoying His well earned Hawaiian vacation! If you have any problems, you should take it up with the most transparent President ever when He decides to get back to Washington. You should not let your petty problems over shadow the job performance of the smartest man in the world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cortney-Moore/100002464515465 Cortney Moore

    358 comments ALL racists!

    Guess I was right! Obama-haters are the biggest racists and hypocrites in America! Because the conservatives have been lying about him for 5 years to the point where I don’t trust a word they say.

    All blazers keep proving they are racists and hate black people!

    No. No. No! Obama isn’t a POS. No, he isn’t destroying America. No, he isn’t a traitor. No, he isn’t evil– at least not compared to other legitimately evil men like Dick Cheney and Karl Rove. No, he’s not a Muslim– and if 22 years in Rev Wright’s church can’t convince you, you’re a moron. He was raised with socialist beliefs… but he isn’t a communist.

    As you prove, his lies are not as pervasive or purely ideologic as the right’s.

    • MH27610

      “Jane, you ignorant slut.”
      Dan Akroyd, SNL circa. 1984

    • firedup49

      Sorry, the feel sorry for me you are a racist is old and worn out. Racist is in the eyes of the person who spews the words to accuse

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Born/802903253 Mark Born

    oh well….you reap what you sow.

  • ObaChicago

    **Full disclosure, I voted for Obama but consider myself an Independent.** I was disheartened at the hate I found scrolling through the comments below. But how out-of-the-loop can so many of you be to lump all the blame on him and Christie? Google ‘American Government 101′ and you’ll find that Congress is in charge of appropriations for spending.

    Sandy was a tragedy, a natural disaster. But it wasn’t the first to ever strike America – and certainly not the first to lack adequate response (see Hurricane Katrina – and Andrew well before that). Bad things happen to good people, unfortunately, and you can point fingers all the way back to Adam & Eve (or, if you choose, the Big Bang), but what real good does any of that do? None. Neither does the blistering hate so many of us spew from the comfort of our couches and smartphones in comment threads and blogs all across this country. I don’t agree with your methods, but I get how that’s easier than actually doing something.

    I’m not saying Obama is completely blameless. There are many things he lets happen because they’re too big for even him to change – and others that I just don’t understand how or why he hasn’t changed. But I do believe he was sincere when he hugged this woman, and if Congress had put a relief bill in front of him to sign (without trying to tack on completely unrelated things like abortion bans or increased defense spending, etc., a practice of Congress I wholly detest), he would have signed it before the ink dried. But Congress didn’t, and in the current gridlock any pressure he might’ve applied on behalf of Sandy’s victims would – like everything else these days – have been met with some crazy demand from the Republicans that he cave on Medicare or Social Security cuts or tax cuts for the rich.

    Our government as a whole is fundamentally broken, and I’m beginning to think it’s a symptom of many of the people it purports to represent. If you exhibit intransigence and hot-winded hate, then it is no big leap to see it from those you elect.

    • MH27610

      Free phone = 1 vote. That’s the problem. A candidate can literally buy votes in this system. Both parties suck and our government is, indeed, broken.

      • ObaChicago

        So you’re suggesting Obama bought the election with phones? Guess someone shoulda told Adelson and the SuperPACs (sorry I don’t buy that line). Folks on the right point to welfare abuse – which, to be fair, does exist in some small part. On the left, they make boogeymen out of all the rich white guys who abuse corporate welfare and the public and the poor – which also to some degree exists. I don’t believe either side’s case to be as big as they thump their chests that it is, but in the latter case, a hell of a lot more people are affected negatively, versus the few affluent who come out on top. Believe me, life on welfare is no picnic, no matter what brush Fox News tries to paint it with.

        • firedup49

          Free phones and free food stamps. Payed by the taxpayers. and the successful

  • firedup49

    What happened to the promise Obama made to her and all others in New Jersey even in New York, he said the same

    Now you want to blame Congress. Congress moves slow, why didn’t Obama put it as promised to the Congress and Senate?

    This was over 2 months ago. Someone dropped the ball..

  • Doa74656

    We should do what the leftists did to the “evil” bankers and protest at her house…. oh wait she doesn’t have a house

  • David_tebow1976

    Did you really thinks this C SUCKER really cared about you MORONS who voted for himDid you really believe the Government would do what they could. WHERE TO GO LOW INFORMATION VOTERS

  • B Impartial

    On 5th Jan, Congress passed a $9.7 billion Sandy relief package. SIXTY-SEVEN members of the House voted against it. ALL OF THEM WERE REPUBLICANS. Previously the relief had been tabled–by John Boehner. This shouldn’t be a political issue, but when I see an international news organization publishing such a biased story, it is just sickening. This poor woman lost nearly everything and is unfortunately misinformed about whose fault it is. Reporting her misinformation as fact doesn’t help anybody. If you need to be angry at someone, go look up the list of representatives who voted AGAINST the relief package.

    I don’t really think that most of you American citizens know your your political system works.

  • CCD

    So she got a hug and that means she gets the fast track to assistance? Thousands lost everything in this storm and they are also waiting. Did this woman actually believe that the President was going home to write her a check and a note on personal stationary? I realize that she is hurting but so is our family in Rockaway, NY and we called our insurance company and got our checks and were made promises by FEMA but we are not waiting. We are rebuilding and living and are thankful for our lives and our ability to work and start over as painful as that may be. When the President made a promise to rebuild, did you all think it would happen with in days, weeks or months? It’s been 2 months. SO much was lost, it doesn’t get replaced in a few months.

  • http://www.facebook.com/heidi.dietrich1 Heidi Dietrich

    Gee now, there’s a shock.

  • rapier1

    Was Obama supposed to lend her $50? The President does not have control over the budget. The House failed to pass appropriate measures to help the victims of this storm and the blame lies with them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brad-Morgan/1310597643 Brad Morgan

    We are all just props to Obama – nothing more