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Eric Bolling CLOBBERS Obama On His Stafford Act Demagoguery

Eric Bolling CLOBBERS Obama On His Stafford Act Demagoguery
October 03
16:46 2012

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…

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  1. William M Edelmann
    William M Edelmann October 03, 22:07

    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
    William M Edelmann October 03, 22:11

    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.

    • Stephanie M. Spatz
      Stephanie M. Spatz October 03, 22:29

      I love Eric – knows how to counter arguments with facts. As I live here and witnessed Katrina, the Obama comments are way off base!

  3. Karen Herbst
    Karen Herbst October 03, 22:22

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

  4. George Kaercher
    George Kaercher October 03, 22:51

    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. Jane Sinclair
    Jane Sinclair October 03, 23:24

    Whatever fits the narrative du jour.

  6. Gerald Eu
    Gerald Eu October 03, 23:26

    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.

    • Aaron K. McNeil
      Aaron K. McNeil October 03, 23:57

      Ok, then what did did he vote against?

    • Gerald Eu
      Gerald Eu October 04, 00:04

      most likely all provisions of spending on the Iraq War, which he was against. The spending in this bill is massive. No conservative would vote for such a bill today

    • Aaron K. McNeil
      Aaron K. McNeil October 04, 00:06

      Not true at all, especially since the left was screaming that conservatives did not care about black people in New Orleans.

    • David Rikert
      David Rikert October 04, 00:59

      all ya'll can say what ya want…blk folks/white folks…whatever. but when it comes down to it…rightwing/leftwing..they ALL bunch of liars. Leadin us around by our noses tellin us lies, we 'spose to accept as truths. Who's gettin' clowned?

    • John O'Neill
      John O'Neill October 05, 11:00

      Most likely? So you don't know. Thanks for the uninformed input.

    • Daniel L Mcwilliam
      Daniel L Mcwilliam October 10, 23:24

      I agree, that's why so many bills that worth passing don't get passed. That is what I have tried to tell people about the vet billed that did not get passed! HOWEVER, never does Odummer explain that while giving this speeh, the man is pathetic!!!

  7. Mike Marshall
    Mike Marshall October 03, 23:46

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

  8. Nancy Young Gatchel
    Nancy Young Gatchel October 04, 06:16

    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. Matt Hogendobler
    Matt Hogendobler October 05, 10:26

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

  10. Barb Bradley Juarez
    Barb Bradley Juarez October 05, 11:28

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

  11. Richard Neth
    Richard Neth October 05, 11:52

    They (O&B) have got to go!

  12. Linda Corbett Pilcher
    Linda Corbett Pilcher October 05, 12:03

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

  13. John Rusnak
    John Rusnak October 05, 12:41

    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
      Mary Ginn October 06, 03:26

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

    • Dan Lesh
      Dan Lesh October 08, 02:05

      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
      William M Edelmann October 08, 02:50

      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

  14. Bernadette Ginand Griswold
    Bernadette Ginand Griswold October 06, 17:46

    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.

  15. Dominic Defrank
    Dominic Defrank October 06, 22:21

    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.

  16. Rosemarie Santise
    Rosemarie Santise October 06, 22:37

    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.

  17. Daniel H Doxzen Jr
    Daniel H Doxzen Jr October 08, 00:20

    His ideology trumps reality and experience

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