The Most Powerful Endorsement in History!
“On Oct. 19, The Salt Lake Tribune endorsed Obama, joining with 80-plus other newspapers in their support of the president. According to Editor & Publisher, Romney’s endorsements stand at more than 110, but Obama is winning the circulation battle, with his combined endorsements topping 9 million in circulation as opposed to Romney’s 4.9 million.” Dessert News
None of the 200 endorsements by the paper and ink press amount to a farthing in a whirlwind when compared to the message delivered by Superstorm Sandy as it wrecked its way on to the Eastern seaboard and then into the heart of the country. Sandy speaks through wind, surge, and flooding to the GOP priorities to reduce the debt and the size of the Federal Government. If you are one of the millions without power this morning, or waking up in a temporary shelter and awaiting attention from authorities to help, you may want to reevaluate your attitude, if you deny the importance of a strong Federal response to emergencies. Sandy has spoken. Just imagine the response to this multi-state emergency without a strong federal organizational response – if each state were working as an island and left without the central response of organization, communication, and rescue.
Wind the tape ahead
If Romney/Ryan were at the helm in the White House in such a future disaster, who knows what coordinated response would be in place? Today, is a great time to imagine the real consequences of GOP proposed cuts to the federal government and curtailing rescue organizations such as FEMA.
New Your Times Editorial
A Big Storm Requires Big Government
|Disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of “big government,” which is why Mitt Romney wants to eliminate it. At a Republican primary debate last year, Mr. Romney was asked whether emergency management was a function that should be returned to the states. He not only agreed, he went further.N.Y. Times Editorial|