Empty Embrace… Hurricane Sandy Victim Upset After Being Played By Obama (Video)

Obama used her as a photo-op and promised to get her assistance after her business was wiped out by Hurricane Sandy. But it was all a show.
From the White House website:

President Barack Obama hugs Donna Vanzant, the owner of North Point Marina, as he tours damage from Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Donna Vanzant still hasn’t received any help and she’s upset.

I was very excited and felt warm by the embrace thinking this is really going to happen. I’m going to get the help I need because he promised that. I’ve gotten no help. I’ve gotten nothing but ‘No, you’re not covered for this. No, you’re not covered for that.”

Via FOX and Friends:

Get news like this in your Facebook News Feed,
Gateway Pundit

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

  • LisaC

    This comes from two beliefs I have never shared. 1) Government is there to help you and take care of you. 2)You can reap benefit from a person of influence without having influence of your own. She was a prop that could benefit Obama, she did not have enough influence on him to force him to follow through on his promise. I hope those around her learned this hard lesson.

  • ChocoCat

    It was not a photo-op, it was a hug. Maybe Obama should not have hugged her? I dont get it, what does this have to do with Obama? Someone he hugged is not getting special treatment? Seems to me if she got special treatment, you all would probably be complaining about that.

    What do you people want? Do you want the government to fix her problems?

  • Detah

    1) It is not the government’s job to ‘get’ people a job. Let me repeat that for the slow readers. It is NOT the government’s purpose/duty/obligation/responsibility to ‘get’ anyone a job. Check out the Constitution. I assure you, there is nothing in there about the government getting you a job.

    2) That is not to say that government cannot hinder economic activity. Indeed, it can. Burdensome regulation and government subsidization of one firm over another can destroy whole industries. This administration has created more regulation than any other administration in the history of the US. And this administration has given an enormous amount of taxpayer money to President Obama’s favorite companies. Were you outraged about that too, Ms. van Zant? If not, why not?

    3) Obama makes promises and not only does not keep them, but he never had any intention of keeping them. Oh my!!!! Shock!!!!

    4) If you voted for Obama expecting some type of Quid Pro Quo, you ARE the problem. Trading votes for some money or service is illegal. Yes, it has been going on since G. Washington, but it doesn’t make it less corrupt. The difference is that it has become so mainstream, that now these unspoken bribes apply to over 50%+1, and therein lies the problem.

    “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

    “When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” – Benjamin Franklin

    “Why do I owe you my money?” – me

  • Bob

    Just another stupid liberal. I hope you don’t get any help. You helped advance this liberal sickness called Obama on to the rest of us. You better start planning for the future like many of us are.

  • Ed Perry

    Lady you probaly voted for the traitor. You and all those useful idiots who voted Barry in ain’t seen nothing yet. YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID. It’s a shame good Americans will have to suffer for the idiots bad judgment.

  • Rob Howe

    Anyone who has any brain activity AT ALL knows Obama and our entire government is a HUGE LIE. Has Obama done ANY of the TRULY positive things he said he would? What he has managed is to tear down infrastructure, make energy become more expensive (a promise he DID keep), divide the nation, and in the next four years he and the elite will collapse the economy, ruin the USA for good, bring in the troops and make us a police state, and our wealth will be distributed overseas as has already been occurring for years. Everyone go back to sleep and keep voting for republicans & democrats… instead of libertarians who will make a difference because then government will rely on the people waking up and being active and actually having to think and care. Too late, guarantee the nation is already gone… get ready for wars and poverty. Your children will thank you for voting for these crooks.

  • FreeYourMind

    Don’t feel too bad, lady, Governor Chris Christie was also played by the Community Organizer in Chief. He bought Christie’s support, just like he buys all his supporters, with Other People’s Money.

  • HAteObama

    Just another parasite looking for a free hand out… How are insurance companies supposed to stay in business and employ thousands of workers if they just give anyone anything they feel they ‘deserve’ ?? If this woman were a responsible business owner she would have had flood insurance. Does she really believe she deserves help from the president of the united states? as if she is more special than anyone else…

  • Elizabeth Barge

    Vote in haste, repent in leisure.

  • Michael

    Now you know how the rest of us Americans feel. We’ve been played for four years and now due to a bunch of brain dead lemmings we’ll get screwed for another 4 years.

  • http://OldGreyMare Ina Lerner

    “There is no wrath greater than a woman scorned”
    As he hugged her he was probably thinking he didn’t want to be late for his Las Vegascountry has become a nation of Gimmes..What fools!

  • http://Drudgereport.com JBar595

    The same number of people that voted him in are the number of fools in this nation.

  • Doodlebug

    Obama is nothing but a Trojan Horse.


    The United States, like the city of Troy, could not be defeated. The Greeks used a huge wooden horse to get their soldiers into the city just as our enemies have used Obama to gain control of the US.

    History does have a way of repeating itself.

  • Garr Obo

    So far I’ve not read one pro-Obumfk post in this article. So, how in hell did this lying, communist groid get re-elected? Phantom votes?

  • Stephen

    Well, if her business was producing electric cars Obama would have her back on her feet in no time.

  • Rob Howe

    LOL everyone who keeps mentioning the constitution… Do you mean the paper that Bush/Obama/Congress wipes their a#$ with? Keep voting democrat/republican. Same thing, same agenda with a 3%-5% difference in some token issues to make us believe that there is a ‘choice.’ The Constitution will be an illegal word and idea when Obama-puppet has his final strings pulled.

  • Tiffany

    She is just the first of millions complaining about broken promises from this president. Elections have consequences! These next four years will be a hard lesson for 60 million.

  • LadyS

    Well Obama got what he wanted, you stupid people to vote him back in, and now you people are getting just what you deserve, SCREWED by your savior. Let me take a guess, NONE of you know how to read or watch Fox News for the REAL NEWS reports.

  • http://Drudge Sky

    Everything is not all the Presidents fault and the outcome may have been the same if a Republican won. Nature is nature, Americans have to stop waiting for the government to pay for and fix everthing. Look at those thousands of poor souls who lost their lives during the Asian tsunami and the Japanese earthquake and their tsunami. Every tax exempt church and religious organization should be removed from that status and provide for those who need assistance right now, not tomorrow or the next day. I hope it works out for her. Maybe the Anointed one or some Kool Aid drinking Hollywood celeb can write her a personal check. God Bless America

  • Deb

    Good I am glad…You deserve everything that is going to come your way for warming up to him like you did and possibly voted for him…So blinded!!!