Southern Brooklyn

Blame Obama For Sandy? Someone Seems To Think So


In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and its destruction of Manhattan Beach and Southern Brooklyn’s waterfront, some frustrated residents are taking to graffiti vandalism to air their frustrations.

We’ve heard a lot about how FEMA and Red Cross (not to mention the media) seem to be absent from Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods. I don’t know if this is a misplaced protest of that, or an act of overt racism as the submitter, Diane A., seems to think. She writes:

“It’s at the end of Coleridge St at the house of the people’s whose yard is now the esplanade … for someone to actually spend their time doing this in the last few days, is appalling. I’m sure there was something much more useful this asshole could have done for 20 minutes.”

The jury’s still out on the vandal’s intentions, but, one thing’s for sure: it ain’t helpful.

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  1. but, one thing’s for sure: it ain’t helpful. What is helpful… I think we all have a right to explode in this situation…when i pay for something i want a quick a turn around and especially people like bosses and people did not get effected by act like arrogant assholes….

  2. Blaming Obama for this destructive act of Mother Nature is just another vapid excuse from an obstructionist opposition that has pointed the finger at him for things he can’t control. At this point, FEMA’s response, considering the widespread devastation, seems reasonable. When things get back to normal, government officials should perhaps hone in on emergency preparations for natural disasters, as much as they have for terrorism. See NY Times on this:

  3. Is it such a horrible idea to expect corporations that we’ve helped become multi-billion dollar corporations to help build?

  4. Why bother to discuss this graffiti as if it was legitimate political commentary? It’s simply the insane ranting of an obviously frustrated bigot, proving that ignorance, like rats, can survive any storm.

  5. I’m not really sure I follow that logic, but it sounds like a nice thought that there’s just one small roving band of equal opportunity racists and everyone else is cool. Unlikely.

  6. How come during Katrina everyone was blaming Bush instead of the incompetent Governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans. Now everyone is blaming Blumberg and Cuomo? It’s the mass hypocrisy that gets me.

  7. According to Romney, Obama is helpful to at least 47% of Americans. Therefore, either the sign is false or Romney is lying (or both).

  8. The difference is that Pres. Obama organized FEMA response right away:

    His response also included U.S. Army delivering fuel to Brooklyn and dispensing it free of charge:

    Gov. Cuomo response includes, but is not limited to, direct National Guard troops participation in evacuation help, search and rescue, supplies delivery and distribution, etc.:

    Bloomberg did tell me to put a sweater on.

  9. The sheer truth spoken by that image!

    Bloomfuck and the resident of the White House both deserve their heads on pikes along with every other elected official who has allowed this suffering to continue. The pitchforks and torches are long overdue and the politicians and Government looters are long overdue the guillotines.. If ever two men were deserving of the full Mussolini treatment of public hanging and having their corpses abused by the public, their is no more worthy candidate of Marie Antoinette Bloomberg and the excrement he endorses.

    50 years of Liberalism has rendered the greatness nation on earth incapable of even filling their gas tanks.

  10. AH yes free fuel to people in Bed Sty who have no cars nor generators in their empty Old English 40oz bottles complete with rag and lighter. Brilliant! Utter BRILLIANCE for the post Obama defeat Celebrations.


  12. Please do Google “obama sandy response TOO FAST”…

    Brown’s insinuation that Obama responded too early is a gutsy move considering his role in the 2005 disaster. Brown, who was famously called “Brownie” by President George W. Bush, was seen as a symbol of government failure to protect and evacuate people from the path of Katrina.

  13. It would be lovely if people could just shut up about who is at fault. When something strikes of this magnitude sometimes stuff gets put at the bottom of the list, some people suffer and it’s just not fair. I highly doubt the lunatics blaming Bloom and Obama are doing every.single.thing. they can to help everyone out. Are you spending every waking moment donating your stuff and shopping so those in need can have what they need? are you letting strangers sleep in your house on these cold nights? no. Nobody can do everything for every person affected by the storm. You’re just getting frustrated and pointing the finger so you feel better.
    Have a supply reserve, generator and a wad of cash so you can afford to get out of town for 1-2 weeks and take responsibility for your own situation. Aid and assistance are wonderful but they aren’t your god-given right.

  14. hey Mike..thanks for good words..but why not issue checks
    to families that struggling…for example like $100 per each family member for
    certain days..I am just throwing numbers, instead of giving out food and other
    supplies….that most working families will not need


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