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After Katrina, George Bush sent FEMA trailers to Louisiana. One to a family.
After Sandy, Barack Obama is herding displaced New Jerseyans into frozen refugee camps. With no heat. No power. And no hope.
Brian Sotelo stood and talked in the cool morning air a short distance up the road after security at the front gate threatened to have his car removed outside the entrance to what Sotelo's identification tag calls "Camp Freedom," even though it more closely a prison camp.
The Seaside Heights, N.J., resident was at a Toms River, N.J., arena with his wife and three kids a half hour before the shelter opened as superstorm Sandy approached last week. On Wednesday, Sotelo was part of a contingent shifted to this makeshift tent city in a parking lot across the road from a racetrack about 30 miles north.
"Sitting there last night you could see your breath," Sotelo said. Outside temperatures hovered below freezing, in the upper 20s and low 30s. "At (the arena) the Red Cross made an announcement that they were sending us to permanent structures up here that had just been redone, that had washing machines and hot showers and steady electric, and they sent us to tent city. We got (expletive)."
"The elections are over, and here we are."
Sotelo scrolls through the photos he took inside the facility as his wife, Renee, huddles for warmth inside a late-model Toyota Corolla stuffed with possessions, having to drive out through the snow and slush to tell their story. Temperatures Thursday finally made it into the upper 40s. Images on the small screen include lines of outdoor portable toilets, of snow and ice breaching the bottom of the tent and an elderly woman sitting up, huddled in blankets.
Media is not allowed inside "Camp Freedom". A harbinger of the dark days ahead in America? Yes. This is what Barack Obama thinks of you now. He couldn't care less.
Chris Christie hugged Dear Leader and all we got was this crappy refugee camp.
I have to wonder, is that the Hope, or the Change? Because it sure looks like revenge to me.
When it became clear the residents were less than enamored with their new accommodations Wednesday night and were letting the outside world know about it, officials tried to stop them from taking pictures, turned off the Wi-Fi and said they couldn't charge their cellphones because the complex didn't have enough power.
We are all Kulaks now.
Ingsoc would be so proud. "Camp Freedom" indeed.
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.
Obama is our Savior.
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