Hope & Change Flowers in Atlanta

How’s that Hopey Change thing working out for you, Atlanta area Obamunists? Here’s how:

Thirty thousand people turned out in East Point on Wednesday seeking applications for government-subsidized housing, and their confusion and frustration, combined with the summer heat, led to a chaotic mob scene that left 62 people injured.

At the Tri-Cities Plaza Shopping Center, emergency vehicles passed each other, transporting 20 people to hospitals. Medical and police command posts were set up on scene. East Point police wore riot gear. Officers from four other agencies supported them. Yet no arrests were made.

All of this resulted from people attempting to obtain Section 8 housing applications and, against long odds, later securing vouchers for affordable residences. Some waited in line for two days for the applications.

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Apparently the folks running this show had no clue what they were doing…

Offering applications for the first time since 2002, East Point Housing Authority officials had triple the crowd they anticipated, and one that was three-fourths of the 40,000 population of the south Fulton city. Things got out of hand when people started cutting into lines and authorities attempted to move groups to different areas.

Sgt. Cliff Chandler, East Point Police Department spokesman, said one flash point occurred early on. Authorities originally had lined up people to come into the front entrance of the Central Station Sports Cafe and receive the applications. However, when they saw the sheer number of people, the officials set up kiosks around the parking lot to hand out the applications, Chandler said.

Felecia McGhee, who came in search of her own Section 8 assistance, saw two small children trampled when people rushed the building that held the applications. When a group of people who had been waiting hours in a line were told to move to another line, people started pushing, shoving and cursing, witnesses said.

…yet the media asks us to believe that government bureaucrats should be running our lives for us.

At an ensuing news conference, East Point officials tried to describe the day as a success, an assessment that was roundly challenged by those who had witnessed or been involved in the unruly scene.

The System Worked, as Janet Napolitano would say.

What lavish handouts will the herd receive in return for its suffering? The vast majority will receive nothing whatsoever, as public housing in metro Atlanta can’t even begin to keep up with the number of people being thrown out of work by the stranglehold Obamunism has on the economy.

My guess is that close to 100% of those in the crowd who could scrape up the initiative to vote went for Obama. I hope they’re enjoying their Hope & Change.

That’s how Big Government does housing; next, we’ll see what it does with healthcare.

Hey, where’s the free everything?

On a tip from lunaticcringeradio. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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