A view from Israel: Obama Won, America Lost
... Katrina was famously politicized by the Democratic Party and the enlisted Media to beat George Bush into mince meat politically. Yet, with the arrival of hurricane Sandy, leaving millions with no heat or electricity, looters roaming neighborhoods still without power, no gas at the stations, followed by a mediocre response by the Federal agency responsible for mass disasters, Obama was projected as the great savior, the shining black knight on a white horse.
On a day meant to honor our service members, a proud ex-servicemember is denied help by the country he fought so hard to protect. Jamie Gowan who is living out of his neighbors Jeep was denied assistance by a FEMA representative because his home is covered by flood and homeowners insurance.
Gowan was reached exclusively by 5440FIGHT.COM for a telephone interview. While his own insurance company adjuster has not come by the house, he’s not receiving any assistance and there is no telling how long that will take.
Regrading the adjuster, Gowan says
“He was supposed to be here Wednesday, and now it’s Sunday and he’s still not here. I’m not looking for a handout or anything I’m just looking for a place where I can live with my family. My house is destroyed. It had four feet of water in it and it’s a single one story house. I lost everything I ever worked for. I’m 57 years old, I served my country proudly for 30 years and I’m just frustrated.”
After almost two weeks Gowan becomes obviously weary and irate as he quotes the FEMA representative who came by the house: “What are you doing just looking for a check?” “That really put a bad taste in my mouth,” says Gowan. ”I’m not just looking for a check are you for real? … I just want a place I can go to to sleep with my family … not living out of someone’s Jeep … It’s bad.”
While the sun is out today, they just missed a Nor’easter and it’s getting cold. He explains that adjacent to his house is a pile of trash with people’s lifelong possessions that “just keeps getting higher and higher and higher.”