Meanwhile, in the real world, both Democrat and Republican district representatives, mayors and Governors, worked together, worked with the President, in order to do their best for the people of their respective districts, cities and states.
After being inspired by the bi-partisan cooperation, something sadly lacking in the last two years, I made the mistake of turning on FoxNews a few minutes ago. That was the big mistake. The Hannity Show was on but he was NOT talking about the hurricane. No, sir. Did he mention the efforts - the bi-partisan efforts - on behalf of all the Americans affected by this superstorm? NO. Instead, Hannity told us that tomorrow night, Clint Eastwood would be his guest to tell the world why he supports Romney and after the break? The hurricane? Sorry, no. He chose instead to interview *heavy sigh* Newt Gingrich. So did they discuss the storm or the efforts of the government (city, state and federal) to do everything possible? NO. Instead, the bombastic Gingrich was sharing his viewpoint on Benghazi and the "Obama cover-up" and continual lying by his administration with both Hannity and Gingrich agreeing that if "...America doesn't know the truth by Election Day, it should mean a No-Re-election..." and then......fuck, it's not even worth repeating, but it was enough to get me up to turn on my computer and post this and that means ANGRY because getting out of bed was a no-go. Anger can really get that adrenalin pumping.
Shoot, I just turned Hannity on again - me bad. They're now using the hurricane against Obama.
This means that the majority of people who use FoxNews for their information - are hearing nothing about the heroic, herculean and bi-partisan efforts of this country to save people, get power back, drain flooded cities, set up shelters, get water to people who are, at the moment, surrounded by polluted and dangerous water, and save those who are still literally stranded in their cities.
I pray they change the channel because they care enough to want to find out what's happening - and then angry enough to wonder why FoxNews failed to provide the coverage.
This is a total life-altering event that will affect this country and the states hardest hit not just for now or a few weeks from now, but for years. It will change how the areas destroyed - rebuild. Weather will be a real force by which new plans are made because no matter the reason for our new 'weather' patterns, we're recognizing they exist and demand change on our part. It's scary and horrifying and we all have friends in affected areas - and we all live in areas with their own natural disaster-type events, be they earthquakes, tornadoes, droughts or hurricanes. Isn't now the best time to drop party lines?
Oh, shoot, now MSNBC and my hero, Rachel Maddow, are covering Ohio, the storm - and yes, politics. I suppose they feel the need to fight what FoxNews is doing, but I'm sorry, it's just NOT THE TIME. If we haven't made up our minds by now - than we're idiots. And the money spent on air time for stupid political ads is shameful right now - for both parties. I realize some ads were already paid for so will run anyway - but new ads? During this catastrophe? And at a time when most of those who might still be undecided live in the storm area? Unforgivable, wasted money that could be used to HELP, and thus irresponsible.
Okay, off my soap box so I can go back to bed.