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Eric Bolling CLOBBERS Obama On His Stafford Act Demagoguery


Just now on The Five, Bolling unearthed something riotously funny about that Obama speech at Hampton University.

Remember the part of the speech where our current president used Katrina relief and the Stafford Act to paint the federal government as racist toward black people?

The transcript

“Down in New Orleans, where they still have not rebuilt twenty months later, there’s a law, federal law — when you get reconstruction money from the federal government — called the Stafford Act. And basically it says, when you get federal money, you gotta give a ten percent match. The local government’s gotta come up with ten percent. Every ten dollars the federal government comes up with, local government’s gotta give a dollar.”

“Now here’s the thing, when 9-11 happened in New York City, they waived the Stafford Act — said, ‘This is too serious a problem. We can’t expect New York City to rebuild on its own. Forget that dollar you gotta put in. Well, here’s ten dollars.’ And that was the right thing to do. When Hurricane Andrew struck in Florida, people said, ‘Look at this devastation. We don’t expect you to come up with y’own money, here. Here’s the money to rebuild. We’re not gonna wait for you to scratch it together — because you’re part of the American family.’”

“What’s happening down in New Orleans? Where’s your dollar? Where’s your Stafford Act money? Makes no sense! Tells me that somehow, the people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!”

Well, turns out that just 10 days prior to Obama’s speech there was a vote in the Senate on HR 2206, the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007. That House Resolution amounted to a $6.9 billion appropriation to the Gulf Coast which would waive the Stafford Act.

And guess which way Obama voted?

He voted AGAINST IT. He was one of just 14 Senators to vote against appropriating $7 billion to Katrina relief with no strings attached.

And then he went to Hampton and said the federal government doesn’t care about black people.

It’s so comical you almost can’t hold it against him, right?

UPDATE: And then there’s this…


34 Comments

  1. William M Edelmann says:

    He was likely on Pelosi's page of, "… you have to PASS it to know what is in it…" and he had it backwards since he was already campaigning. At least it was not one of his >60% 'Present' votes.

    On this one he took a stand. Wrong one for his argument, but he took a stand.

  2. William M Edelmann says:

    Bret Baier just reported this exact thing.

    On this one he took a stand. Wrong one for his argument, but he took a stand. At least it was not one of his >60% 'Present' votes.

    He was likely on Pelosi's page of, "… you have to PASS it to know what is in it…" and he had it backwards since he was already campaigning.

  3. Karen Herbst says:

    He voted against the bill before he realilzed he could use it as one of his demonizations!

  4. Amazing how one can skew the facts that are recorded…if he is re-elected, God help us….oooops am I allowed to say that. The really amazing thing is how the main stream media is intent on ignoring those facts and working religiously to get him re-elected. Appalling in my opinion!

  5. Whatever fits the narrative du jour.

  6. Gerald Eu says:

    With 10 provisions in the bill, to say Obama voted against the Katrina Recovery is disingenuous. but I don't expect the RW will mention that. It will hurt the narrative.

  7. Mainstream media and facts…they just don't go together.

  8. Obama's a deluded and inept person so he relies on lies. That's all there is to it. Frankly, I think he'll lose in November. But he won't go down without a fight & he doesn't care how dirty he gets. Integrity is not high on his list of priorities.

  9. [...] The Hayride found this funny, but I’m too disgusted to laugh: Well, turns out that just 10 days prior to Obama’s speech there was a vote in the Senate on HR 2206, the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007. That House Resolution amounted to a $6.9 billion appropriation to the Gulf Coast which would waive the Stafford Act.And guess which way Obama voted? [...]

  10. [...] Fact Check: Presidential Debate Missteps Hurt: Obama the Debater: Making Jimmy Carter Look Awesome Eric Bolling CLOBBERS Obama on His Stafford Act Demagoguery 5 Times Obama Smirked  Consensus: It Ain’t Over – Debate Re-Energizes Campaign 2012 What [...]

  11. Matt Hogendobler says:

    Eric is one of the few who gets it and seems to be unafraid to say so. Huzzahs.

  12. Barb Bradley Juarez says:

    Good job, Eric! Won't see anything on Mainstream about it….Fox rules (and so do you).

  13. Richard Neth says:

    They (O&B) have got to go!

  14. Oscuma & Biden both rate minus (-) zero (0). Dispicable and disgraceful creatures.

  15. John Rusnak says:

    you have to keep putting out the facts.Make it easy for people to see.make it easy to forward.Never be wrong with the fact.repeat repeat repeat…..

    • Mary Ginn says:

      You have to repeat and repeat because the liberals have a narrow mind!!

    • Dan Lesh says:

      Conservatives believe if you tell a lie enough times that it will become believable. Liberals are to smart to fall for their bull.

    • William M Edelmann says:

      Dan, Liberals are the ones telling the lies and their minions of spoke-surrogates for Obama are now calling Romney the liar –

      What hypocrisy you liberals have. Enjoy it while you can for the next five weeks because this 'Lame Duck Session' will not yield the crap and shenanigan's ya'll yanked off during Dec'10-Jan'11

  16. Are you surprised. He's nothing but a liar and a con-artist. Snake oil peace of crap both of them. Please vote in nov 6 for R/R. Get these 2 destroyers of America out of office. All the democrats that voted for Obama care needs to be thrown out too.

  17. Since the first month Obama was president I knew he says one thing and does another.Only a fool will believe an Obama promise or statement.

  18. I can't believe anyone in their right mind can vote for Obama, who are these people are they all related to Boob, like maybe some of his ex-wifeless.

  19. His ideology trumps reality and experience

  20. [...] Obama was lying, and he knew it. He knew it because less than two weeks before that speech, he himself had been one of only 14 senators opposing a bill which would have provided some $7 billion in Katrina relief with a full waiver of Stafford Act [...]

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