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Sun May 26, 2013, 06:56 PM

Obama: Gov't with Oklahoma 'every step' of the way

Source: AP-Excite

By NEDRA PICKLER

MOORE, Okla. (AP) - President Barack Obama visited tornado-devastated Moore, Okla., Sunday, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and property and promising that the government will be behind them "every step of the way."

"I'm just a messenger here," the president said, saying "folks are behind you" across America. He offered moral and monetary support in the wake of the monstrous EF5 tornado that killed 24 people, including 10 children, last Monday afternoon.

Standing with Gov. Mary Fallin and other state and federal officials, Obama noted a substantial rebuilding job ahead and said that "our hearts go out to you."

"This is a strong community with strong character. There's no doubt they will bounce back," he said. "But they need help."

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Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130526/DA6H64H02.html





President Barack Obama tries to comfort Plaza Towers Elementary School principal Amy Simpson Sunday May 26, 2013, in Moore, Okla., as he views the devastation of the school caused by tornado and severe weather last week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:39 PM

1. Thanks Omaha Steve.. here's more pics with Amy Simpson, PBO, and Gov Mary Fallin..

and a song in the thread from a young girl on youtube posted by freshwest.

"Oklahoma Strong"




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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:52 PM

2. Now this is plain-old heartwarming!

It actually fits Obama's 2004 speech about there being no red states or blue states. It's the way things SHOULD be.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:52 PM

3. Sharia law instituted in Oklahoma.

Tornado truthers for freedom!

...or something.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2013, 04:43 AM

5. Yes, the tornado truthers have called the F5 a plot by Obama. Just like everything. Evil, mean man!






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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:13 AM

4. This is the same FEMA that is still under DHS isn't it?

Last I heard they offered immediate help and then people were totally on their own but businesses and the town might get some help.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 11:34 AM

6. Oh my god! He's touching a white woman! Call ClusterFox!

This is the DU member formerly known as muntrv.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 01:53 PM

7. So they're taking a break from secession planning to spend my tax money?

 

Prediction: Repukes sweep the 2014 elections in OK, based on an anti-government platform.

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