5.4 Earthquake Rocks L.A. – Obama Stops It!
LOS ANGELES — A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was scheduled to meet Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this afternoon in Washington, D.C. to discuss the US economy and how to bolster it. As Obama was entering the meeting he was alerted by the traveling press corps to the Quake. Obama urged calm, and said he would do everything he could to help the people of Southern California. “We are all Americans”, Obama said, “And when something like this occurs, we stand together in solidarity with the people of California because we are all citizens of the world. Now is not the time for finding fault, even though the policies of criminal neglect of the George Bush Administration, and the corporate thievery of Dick Cheney and Halliburton are quite clearly to blame.”
Southern California news media are nearly unanimous in crediting Barack Obama for stopping the massive plate slippage before it became a horrific magnitude 7 quake.
In Congress, Congressman Robert Wexler, (D) Florida, took to the House floor to demand an investigation of a possible White House conspiracy that led to the massive quake. Congressman Dennis Kucinich immediately added today’s quake & conspiracy to his list of Impeachment charges against President Bush, and demanded another round of public hearings.