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Giuliani Calls Obama Sandy Response 'Worse Than Katrina' During Conshohocken Stop

Former NYC Mayor blasts President on Sandy and Benghazi.

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani paid a visit to a Romney campaign office in Conshohocken Monday, and used the opportunity to rip President Barack Obama on his handling of the Hurricane Sandy aftermath and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Guiliani told a crowd of about 80 supporters and campaign workers that upon hearing of the attack on the consulate, Obama decided to send in CIA operatives, who were then delayed at an airport for three hours.

"What do you think a President McCain, or a President Romney, or a President Reagan would have done?" Giuliani asked. "Sent in the Marines immediately. I don't care if it embarrasses the Libyan government, all I care about is saving American lives."

According to the Wall Street Journal
, a CIA team tasked with supplying additional security to a separate CIA facility in Benghazi was delayed at a Tripoli airport due to logistical disagreements between the two countries. However, the article reported that an original CIA team had evacuated all American officials from the consulate within about 50 minutes, but did criticize that response time.

Giuliani also blasted Obama for his handling of Hurricane Sandy, saying that the president has done little to ensure proper supplies are reaching heavily-damaged areas in New Jersey and New York after meeting with N.J. Governor Chris Christie.

"Barack Obama, our excuse for a leader, a campaigner-in-chief, comes in, gets all this praise, Chris Christie pats him on the back," Giuliani said. "Then he goes off to Las Vegas and puts his commander-in-chief jacket on and struts around. Meanwhile, people don't have any water, don't have any heat, electricity, or gasoline."

Giuliani said the problem should be solved by flying in water and trucking in gasoline to the area, and said FEMA was failing in those responsibilities.

"I understand he has every right to go campaign…but he can't leave behind a FEMA that abandons New York. He can't leave behind an effort that's worse than Katrina," Giuliani said.

However, Governor Christie praised FEMA for its efforts last week, saying that "cooperation has been great with FEMA here on the ground," CNN reported.

More recently, in a piece titled "FEMA Fuel AWOL for Sandy Survivors," Huffington Post reporter David Wood said that fuel supplies were scarce in parts of New York and New Jersey, despite FEMA arranging for 24 million gallons of fuel for the recovery effort and sending in 230 fuel trucks as of Sunday.

Giuliani was joined at the get-out-the-vote event by actor Jon Voight, former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich, former Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman, and former Eagles tight-end Chad Lewis.

Voight drew applause for a closing monologue from the play Camelot, praising the memories of a once great city, which he compared to Reagan's Shining City on a Hill speech.

"It reminds me of what's going on now," Voight said, referring to his opinion that the country is declining. "Unless we do something about it."

Steve November 06, 2012 at 12:18 AM
OBAMA was AWESOME!
Steve November 06, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Guilani Is full of shit! What an idiot
Colter95 November 06, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Not all of them, apparently... Watch the news... Mayor Bloomberg got an earful the other day by irate citizens tired of no electricity, no food, not water, and no gas... Where's FEMA? Where is the media crush asking Obama questions about it? Oh yea, it doesn't do interviews ever since Benghazi... I guess I don't blame him... So much for the most transparent administration in history, eh?
Colter95 November 06, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Obama blows... The price of gas doesn't lie!! Either does the 7.9% unemployment rate...
Colter95 November 06, 2012 at 12:41 AM
I saw Obama yesterday claiming the new job numbers are proof that his policies are working and that we are in an economic recovery... Fact is, that is not the truth, or even close to the truth... First, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% and the year-to-date monthly average of 157,000 payroll jobs is barely enough to keep up with population growth -- much less make up for the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. Second, the so-called real unemployment rate (U6) remains elevated at 14.6%, albeit down from 14.7% the prior month. Similarly, the labor participation rate is at 63.8%, up from its multi-decade low but still incredibly weak. Third, average hourly earnings fell a penny in October and average hours worked fell to 34.4 from 34.5 in September. Stagnant wages means "we're not generating income," Reinhart says. "That's a problem in terms of the durability of an economic expansion, which is usually fueled by consumption. To get consumption you've got to generate income." Also, just look at your checkbook. We are paying a lot more for everything now than we did in 2008. The price of gas has doubled. At the same time, wages have gone down, and that's if you're lucky to have a job. In 2008, 25 banks went out of business. In 2012, 48 banks have gone out of business. Almost double the amount. Does that sound like recovery to you? Don't believe the Obama lies!! Romney/Ryan 2012
Tim Lewis November 06, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Parts of New York are verging on vigilante law. People are protecting their homes with bows, arrows and bats. No water, no electricity, and they are still pulling bodies out of Staten Island. The problems in New Orleans were caused directly by the mayor and governor. After George Bush visited New Orleans, he immediately found someone who understood the problems and went around those two culprits. In this case, only Christie is doing what he is supposed to. Bloomberg is MIA, and Obama went to compaign then did nothing after his show of "compassion" theater. - NOT a laughing matter, Dresher mom, and Steve just look in the mirror to find the idiot!
Josephine November 06, 2012 at 02:30 AM
photo shot Obama came and left.Hope he knows military cargo planes can carry water and generators also mre's.Temp here is down to 32 degrees not a problem in New Orleans.Mayor of New Orleans was pictured at airport loading up the rich tourists out of the hotels onto planes.
Sarah Handerhan November 06, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Hurricane Sandy is not a political event - stop trying to make it one. Everyone is turning this into a chance to complain about or praise the response or lack thereof. Considering the funding for emergency relief is largely state based or funded by congress and not from a direct order from the president, the response would be largely the same, regardless of who was or is in charge. Instead of complaining about how the situation could be better handled, how about you actually do something helpful, like donating to the relief fund of volunteering for the clean-up effort instead of just using a horrible situation to push your personal political beliefs just because it's election time
Frank Underwood November 06, 2012 at 03:13 AM
People are being used by Obama. If you are an Ambassador or a victim of Hurricane Sandy.
Josephine November 06, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Get a job lady
LJ Reed November 06, 2012 at 04:02 AM
how could she with this unemplyment rate? Plus even people 15 miles off shore are suffering horribly and can't leave their homes - I'm talking Western Ocean County. There is no gas, anything in the stores in cash only and the ATMs are broken, the small stores are being robbed and the police can't keep up with it. I want to help my friends there, but I don't feel safe and I don't have a permit to carry.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 09:59 AM
It was 7 months before people were allowed back into all parts of New Orleans. Rudy G, you are an F'n moron.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Romney: "Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China" Queue it up at 46 seconds and watch... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcZr0UtLgkI Jeep CEO: "Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China" http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-30/chrysler-ceo-reiterates-jeep-suv-production-will-remain-in-u-s-.html Now if anybody tries to tell you that Romney is not lying to you to sneak his way into office, there is your proof that he is lying. I can't break it down any more simply for people. Romney is a deceptive used car sales man. He will tell you whatever he thinks will get him what he wants. He tells the base that he is a extreme conservative and makes all the promises that the fringe extreme wants and then turns to the voters and says that he is a bi-partisan. These are not mutually inclusive positions. He is lying to somebody. Are you ready to risk if he is lying to you?
The Illuminati November 06, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Why is there no comparison? And the reason people weren't allowed back into new orleans for a while is because there was nothing left. People have been waiting for water in Staten island since last Thursday! Your blind loyalty to BO has you brainwashed. And talk about lies?! What about Benghazi!!!!
The Illuminati November 06, 2012 at 02:07 PM
How about fast and furious? How about Solyndra! If you are talking about lies, Obama has the market cornered!
Nick November 06, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Thankfully election day is here. Finally all the right wing Patch trolls will SHUT UP.
Krby November 06, 2012 at 02:16 PM
All I've heard from Republicans is that Democrats want hand outs...yet then they complain when people aren't getting "hand outs" fast enough. The unfortunate thing is when there is any kind of disaster such as a hurricane, things don't magically just go back to normal. It takes time and people suffer and it is tragic. To the people who are suffering, aid can not come quick enough and that isn't something the president can control. What is the president going to do....wave his hand and everything will be rebuilt, roads will be cleared, power lines magically fixed in an instant?
Ken November 06, 2012 at 02:26 PM
This is what you need to know. Help will come, but you need to be able to support yourself for at least a week. That is the lesson in disasters and it is true, from Agnes to Sandy - you need to be prepared. If you are depending on the Government, you are going to be cold & hungry for a while.
Ken November 06, 2012 at 02:44 PM
If you actually look at his policies, Obama is Bush III. Gitmo, more foreign wars, endless cronyism, "extra" legal policies etc. The actual comparison of the two men, policy wise, is frightening. We need to end the two party stranglehold and take back our country. Vote Green. Vote Jill Stein.
Tim Lewis November 06, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Win or Lose, we aren't going ANYWHERE!
Mark Elliott November 06, 2012 at 09:32 PM
The president does not control the fluctuation of gas prices. World consumption and the greed of the oil companies do. So stop with that lie.
Mark Elliott November 06, 2012 at 09:36 PM
"an economic expansion, which is usually fueled by consumption". Right there is the biggest problem the world faces.
Mark Elliott November 06, 2012 at 09:49 PM
There will never be enough help to get to every person affected by any of our greatest , most destructive, national weather or geological events. This plays out over and over and over again everytime something like this happens. Tim.... stop with the revisionist history about how Bush handled Katrina.
Mark Elliott November 06, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Nice!
Mark Elliott November 06, 2012 at 09:55 PM
We can only hope... but as Tim says they "aren't going anywhere. "
Mark Elliott November 06, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Thanks for the reasoned words. I'm sure you'll get bombarded by some knucklehead.
Mimi November 06, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Watts, you are still showing your ignorance. Tim Lewis is spot on. It was the Mayor and the Governor who really missed the boat on Katrina and didn't want Bush involved. Today, if you hear them, the Mayor and Governor point fingers to each other. Mayor Guiliani is accurate with everything he has said. Also, why did they unions refuse help from out-of-state electric workers who were non union. I've been listening to them on the radio today. Insane. The unions have way too much power. I have relative that still have no electricity, etc., and some with no homes.
Mimi November 06, 2012 at 10:10 PM
krby, the President say, in 15 minutes, all calls will be answered. Guiliani is correct with everything he said. My friends who happen to be Democrats are the gimme, gimme types and not because of a disaster; it is just their lifestyle. You owe me, take care of me.......while they live a pretty darn good lifestyle.
Mimi November 06, 2012 at 10:12 PM
My relatives who have lost their home on the Bay have said that they were surprised at how many homes and businesses did not have flood insurance. Amazing.

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