It's sort of like the show "Hoarders," I feel really sorry for the people whose lives are so out of control but I feel guilty as the cameras pick up every stinking detail of ten year old pizza and whole communities of spiders who've taken up residence in the rotting carcass of what used to be called a home. (At the same time, I want to yell obscenities at the TV.)
Now we have this terrible storm and we watch Americans rush in to help one another. At the same time, the media and Obama campaign are rushing in to take political advantage of the tragedy.
Newsbusters has the profound words of the dodo-brained Joe Scarborough, who sees this as absolutely a marvelous opportunity for Obama to finally, finally show his presidential-ness for 7 days before the election:
Appearing on Monday's NBC Today, MSNBC Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski asserted that impending Hurricane Sandy would help Barack Obama in the election, with Scarborough proclaiming: "Mitt Romney had momentum….This was Mitt Romney's best weekend, and it stops. The momentum stops."
Brzezinski eagerly predicted how the President would be perceived during the storm: "…expect command centers up and down the east coast and the President to be very visible at all of them, telling people about the federal dollars that are on the way, and that will be advantage Obama."
Meanwhile, she claimed Romney would be “in an awkward situation," and that "anything he does might look so blatantly political and almost needy, because he’s just not in the equation when the country’s under siege from a massive storm."
Obama promptly appeared on camera, having had to leave Florida without appearing in a campaign stop because his aides were embarrassed that he'd look bad again, kinda like when he went to sleep as Ambassador Stevens was being tortured and kinda like when he flew out to the forbidden Vegas to casually make a campaign appearance a few hours after the worst State disaster in 50 years.
Putting the past 4 years aside, Obama now rushed to make up for lost time.
And so he did.
Appearing before the cameras looking wise before his time, he admonished his regulators to ignore the rules he and his ilk have set into place and speed the money to the devastated states, which happen to be blue. Why it is logical to keep all those regulations in place for everybody else is unknown, particularly considering that the states are where the Feds get their money anyway. Nice of the Feds to consider giving some of it back.
If you'll recall, we had a disaster up here in Northwest Ohio not too long ago. A tornado tore apart a local village and school system but amazingly, we locals cleaned it up before the Feds could even get in here, whereupon the Feds declined to send any of our money back to us because we had tada! cleaned it up already.
Not only that, but the doofus amateurs over at the Obama campaign encouraged Obama to take advantage of the opportunity to be non-partisan by declaring that everyone needs to "lean forward," to get the area cleaned up and that he The One wasn't going to "leave anyone behind," a direct snipe at those who are angry that Obama left 4 Americans to die in Libya, unlike our motto which used to be "Leave no man behind."
And Lean Forward?
What the heck does that mean, lean forward?
Oh, sure, I know it's his campaign motto and the MSNBC campaign motto but don't we all think Obama's motto is more like BEND OVER?
The piece de resistance has to be the MSM's pounding on Romney, however, for collecting supplies for the disaster victims.
Andrew Mitchell complains that the government and the Red Cross are going to leap in to help and the victims don't need any local help and how dare Romney collect goods even though he's done it for years as part of his philosophy of life.
I might remind y'all that locally we did the same thing. Didn't wait for the government but WE became the government.
Here's the barf worthy video, featuring the "commander in chief" focused on the "needs of everyday Americans" and ripping on Romney.