While Hurricane Sandy may not prove to be an ‘October surprise’ in the presidential campaign, it has pushed politics aside as Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a solid backer of Mitt Romney, has been praising President Barack Obama in nearly every interview after the storm.
As the gusty winds and harsh rains of Hurricane Sandy pound the northeastern United States; Florida rescue crews have made their way to the area to lend a helping hand to those who will be affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
President Obama has declared 11 Florida counties a disaster area for damage sustained during Tropical Storm Isaac including Monroe County in South Florida.
Fraudsters Joseph Harvey and wife Anja Karin Kannell will be exchanging their waterfront McMansion for a tiny prison cell. Their Bentley will no longer be their mode of transportation. Prison-issued shoes will.
Since taking office, Gov. Rick Scott has repeatedly boasted of rejecting billions of dollars from the federal government. Now, Washington has turned the tables, shutting down Scott’s plea for financial aid in a move that almost instantly took on political tones.
The Gulf Coast took a direct hit from Hurricane Isaac Tuesday night.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
More than 10 thousand people have asked about federal aid for losses from Tropical Storm Debby, with over $15 million paid out by the feds to date.
Requests for help continue to pour in to the feds from victims of tropical storm Debby after the storm caused flooding and other damage across the northern part of Florida. FEMA said more than $5 million in aid has already been paid.