Obama, knowing he can blame Bush, hasn't responded to the devastation in NYC. Residents of Staten Island have resorted to asking for help on face book. Some rsidents are reportedly trapped in the attics of their flooded homes. "You're doing a good job Brownie"
Of more validity, what on earth could this President or any other (Bush/Katrina) do other than get in the way, take up time and manpower? His visiting the Jersey shore was a photo op, nothing more. The folks of the impacted areas will have far more impact on the recovery efforts than either the Fed or state governments...unless they are totally helpless dolts. All the feds can do is inject money to fund the locales clean up and rebuilding. Which no doubt, will be Obama's last major gift to the northeast before being voted out of office.