The Staten Island, New York, resident who blasted the Obama administration last month for its failure to follow up with sufficient Hurricane Sandy relief is calling out the president again for not living up to his promises.
In an interview on FNC yesterday, Scott McGrath offered this opinion of Obama and FEMA as it relates to Hurricane Sandy:
“He’s a phony, he’s a liar. Straight out liar. He said to me, face to face, that, he’s going to cut the red tape.We’re two months now, and no red tape’s been cut. He told me things are going to be taken care of, FEMA has to listen to him.”
McGrath also said that there shouldn’t be pork (i.e., government spending unrelated to storm relief) in the Hurricane Sandy bill in Congress because the middle class is going to pay for it in the end with more taxes.
In December, McGrath said that despite the president’s personal promise when they met in Staten Island when Obama was touring the storm damage, “FEMA ain’t doing nothing, They keep going around in circles.”
Writing in The Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes wonders if the mainstream media will ever give the same level of scrutiny to Obama as it did for G.W. Bush in regards to Hurricane Sandy or anything else:
“No president in my lifetime has been covered so favorably and so gingerly. Never has the press corps been so unwilling to pursue stories that might cast the president in an unflattering light. As a group, the media pride themselves on taking an adversarial approach to politicians and government officials. But in Obama’s case, the press acts like a helpmate …
“Hurricane Sandy created damage in the billions in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. The role of Obama and his administration in handling the emergency was scarcely addressed. It’s doubtful Bush would have been let off so easily. He certainly wasn’t in 2005 after Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast.”
Watch the interview with Staten Island resident Scott McGrath about the Obama administration’s handling of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts: