In a video released by Team Obama last night, Mr. Obama cried while giving a speech to his faithful campaign minions.
Not for the victims and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Not about the 23 million Americans who are under or unemployed. Not about 4 murdered Americans in Libya. Not about 42 million people on food stamps. Not about 1 in 6 Americans living in poverty.
But about this:
I saw no such emotion when, before jet-setting to his next campaign fundraiser, he breezed into New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. Obama met Governor Christie for his 15 minute photo-op, and let his apostles in the media spin it into good PR.
I live in Toms River, New Jersey. We got pummeled by Hurricane Sandy. I’m less than 2 miles away from our once beautiful barrier islands, including the towns of Seaside Heights and Mantoloking, both of which were among many Jersey shore communities which were literally destroyed. (My Mother’s house is unlivable. She is staying with us.) We’ve been without electricity here for 11 days and counting. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Tri-state area have been displaced, many with ruined homes, no power, no heat, no belongings, no semblance of the life they knew just 12 days ago.
But, Obama got his win.
Congratulations, Mr. President.
It’s all about you.