San Juan Mayor stunned to discover she’s the Mayor of San Juan

San Juan Mayor

It never ceases to amaze me how willing Democrat officials are to expose their own incompetence just to take a jab at President Trump.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz is one such Democrat official.

Hurricane Maria hit her city, and Mayor Cruz seems caught completely unaware of the fact that she’s the one who is supposed to be running San Juan.

She stood before a sea of supplies and whined about the fact that those supplies aren’t getting trucked out to the people.

”Oh, if only San Juan had someone in charge of the city who could get things going!!! What? I’m the mayor? Huh. Who knew?!”

Democrats demand people vote for them.

But when they get elected, they seem caught by surprise when citizens expect them to actually do something.

And what’s the point of being a mayor if you aren’t going to lift a finger to help the citizens of your city at a time like this?

Instead, Mayor Cruz seems to think her job is to appear live on cable news shows to complain about government inefficiency as is she isn’t in charge of the local government.

When an unspeakable natural disaster like Hurricane Maria hits, it should be all hands on deck – including the wringing hands of the Mayor of San Juan.

Sure, complaining about the so-called incompetence of the federal government when clearly her local government isn’t doing anything may play well on MSNBC.

But most thinking people are going to wonder why the hell she’s spending all her time giving Trump-bashing interviews instead of rolling up her sleeves and getting to work.

President Trump is right. Mayor Cruz is not showing leadership in the least.

Her focus isn’t on the suffering of her citizens and the solutions to the problems they’re facing. Instead her focus is on advancing the media narrative that President Trump dropped the ball in Puerto Rico.

So concerned is she for the people of San Juan, she is spending all her time bashing Trump in front of eager news cameras.

Now, I realize that Democrats use people as pawns in their political games.

But now is not the time to exploit the suffering of those in San Juan or Puerto Rico at large.

Now is the time to get the hell away from the cameras and get to work.

The Democrats’ opportunistic showboating and anti-Trump vitriol is bad enough on a normal day.

But to do it in the midst of a natural disaster is unbelievably shitty.

Mayor Cruz has her priorities. And helping the city of San Juan clearly isn’t one of them.

Instead, she’s spending her time helping the news media advance the fiction that the Trump Administration doesn’t care about Puerto Rico.

And the irony of course is that in so doing, Mayor Cruz is actually exposing just how little she cares.

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23 thoughts on “San Juan Mayor stunned to discover she’s the Mayor of San Juan

  • September 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm
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    The Mayor of San Juan is just doing her job and if that means standing on the rooftop calling out a slow bureaucracy 7 days after a major disaster then so be it. Hundreds of people dies in New Orleans within 4 days of the hurricane. This is not about Trump. It is about his ability to be less self absorbed with who likes him and to shake the government from the rafters to save the people in Puerto Rico. He hasn’t done that. He’s distracted by football and his cabinet and million dollar plane rides on the hard earned money of working Americans. And this, from the man who would annihilate North Korea – half a world and an ocean away . Can he use that same energy to save Americans on “an island surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water.”? He needs to stop fooling around and get to work!

    • September 30, 2017 at 2:05 pm
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      And tell me, leaving aside the 10K people sent to PR, lifting the Jones Act to expedite shipping, having the Dept of Transportation get much-needed $ to PR, and remaining in regular contact with the Governor, FEMA director and the like, what more do you want from Trump?

      By comparison, please tell me what Mayor Cruz has done. Maybe she should stop giving interviews and get to work.

    • October 1, 2017 at 9:10 am
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      To Mabel: I work in disaster response and my husband is an expert in disaster response. All response has to begin and end locally. No one from the outside can come in and ‘save’ you. We can send supplies, we can coordinate some help but in the end it is on you. Why? Because you know the people and the geography.

      The rest of your response is nonsense and a waste of time.

  • September 30, 2017 at 1:58 pm
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    Thank YOU, Dianny! I’ve been waiting to see this mentioned somewhere, anywhere.

    Oh these effing stupid lefties. The human race truly is doomed.

  • September 30, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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    Wrong site there, Mabel!

  • September 30, 2017 at 3:15 pm
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    The List of what Trump has done so far is something, but clearly it is not enough by a wide margin. This is more than a week since a disaster happened. And much more than a week since we knew it was going to happen. Whether it’s a major earthquake, a hurricane, or planes slamming into towers in lower Manhattan, no mayor, not Houston’s, New Orleans’, or New York’s has the resources; manpower and materiel to manage a truly enormous crisis without federal help. Lifting the Jones Act was no big deal. Trump worked hard to lift his pen to do that for the storms in Texas and Florida. So why not do it for PR as well. Nice that he talks to the Governor. 10k people? He needs at least 50K. And he needs to get on it now, not tomorrow, or Tuesday. Oh, and the money; Trump needs to stop talking about how much Puerto Rico owes to the banks, at least for now, until this life and death thing is over. It only reminds folks of leeches that ask about the life insurance policy when visiting Grandma at the hospital.

    • September 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm
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      And meanwhile the mayor only seems to have time to get specialty T-shirts made while giving interviews. I’m sure those T-shirts are making all the difference in the world.

    • September 30, 2017 at 10:29 pm
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      “10k people? He needs at least 50K. ”

      So when are YOU deploying down there, Mabel?

    • October 1, 2017 at 7:08 am
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      Mabel,you’re fortunate you chose a site to display your naked partisanship where people are intelligent and have manners.Think of every natural disaster during Obama’s reign of terror and name one where he did anything but play golf.He waited until the BP oil spill made land fall so it would destroy thousands of businesses and tens of thousands of jobs.He refused to suspend the Wilson Act to allow foreign ships with the equipment and expertise to help.All he was interested in was golf,vacationing and dictating whatever struck his fancy.At least when Trump golfs it’s at a course he owns,he doean’t squat on some fat cat donors’ place.
      Remember,when conservatives rant,we usually have a point….and can do so without profanity or name calling,a talent liberals don’t possess

    • October 1, 2017 at 9:14 am
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      Mabel has time to complain and whine about PR and how bad it is yet here she is posting.

      Some crap is so stupid you can’t make it up.

  • September 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm
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    Whoa. Somebody’s Grape-Nuts got soggy this morning.

    What’s amazing to me is how we (collective USA+) have been slammed with three, count them, three major weather disasters in a row, with poor little sea-level island Puerto Rico catching the worst of it, yet in each case we have seen all agencies, federal and private, moving in as soon as possible, and helping recover and rebuild. Long road ahead in all cases, but, a good start.

    The whole “Trump isn’t acting fast enough” meme is just as #fakenews as the rest. They couldn’t really play it in Houston or Florida, but are trying to because of how totally PR got brutalized.

    When you have to start by building an airport from scratch, and making roads where there just aren’t any anymore, you know you’ve got Brobdignagian logistics, and more people, and more money, can at first be like assigning five guys to a shovel – doesn’t help.

    I will be extremely interested to see what the new Puerto Rico will be after this. Still a socialist state, 3/4ths on welfare, and a net loss to the USA of tens of billions a year, or, say, a better deal, Trump builds a golf course and hotel there to help the tourist economy and provide jobs and make Puerto Rico great. 😀

    • September 30, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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      And it is compounded by the fact that unlike Texas and Florida, the PR people can’t hop in their cars and drive away from it all. And when you add to that a crumbling infrastructure mismanaged by idiots like San Juan’s mayor, it is catastrophic.

  • September 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm
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    Funny how they are trying to make the narrative that Trump hates hispanic people because he’s “not helping enough” or whatever. The Mayor of San Juan reminds me of Mayor Nagin of New Orleans during Katrina, who did nothing and blamed everyone else for his failures. Typical Leftist retard.

    • September 30, 2017 at 5:45 pm
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      Exactly. Mayor ‘School Bus’ Nagin of the Chocolate City. And, where is he now?

      • October 1, 2017 at 9:16 am
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        He might be out of jail….maybe….

  • September 30, 2017 at 7:03 pm
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    The Left’s POTUS-bashing after the PR hurricane is an exact replay from post New Orlean’s Katrina. It worked once, and the hope is, it will work again. Both P.R. and NOLA are leftist-run and teetered on a fragile precipice BEFORE the hurricanes. Couple that with a populous relying on the government for every need, and you have a disaster of biblical proportion. Whose fault is it? Mother Nature’s, the mayor’s? the governor’s? the teetering infrastructure or lack of emergency management? or the abject failure of socialism? “Nope… it’s Trump’s”. But, Dianny, you hit the nail on the head. With the liberal media carrying their water, the incompetence never lies with the socialists in charge. That said, the people of Puerto Rico deserve better, and I hope they do get the help they need to rebuild.

  • September 30, 2017 at 7:55 pm
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    The people of Puerto Rico deserve exactly what they voted for. They are lucky we are so generous they don’t.

  • September 30, 2017 at 7:59 pm
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    If you look at Florida and Rick Scott, he was out many many days ahead of the storm organizing government resources and telling people what to do. Disaster planning should have been done long ago led by the Mayors and Governor. If there is a break down at the federal level so be it, but lets see the plan — exactly who does what. Then we should easily know who failed.

    • September 30, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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      A friend in AL told me that Louisiana’s Governor was warned time and again by Bush that Katrina was going to be a devastating storm and to let the Feds help. HE couldn’t just send help w/o the permission of the Governor. But Blanco told Bush to p*ss off

  • October 1, 2017 at 12:48 am
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    Mini headline on MSN – “San Juan Mayor : ‘ No time for politics’ after Trump taunt”

  • October 1, 2017 at 7:52 am
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    If someone knows where there are magic wands for sale, let me know. lol.

    If mayor is doing a lot of talking, it means she wasn’t working.

    She seems to be the only one complaining, btw.

    Nice of Cruz to stop in front of every camera in sight to whine about everything and everyone. She must not have had FEMA’s # on her phone, eh?

    She put a lot of gusto into it, too. Almost as much as when she was on video praising that FALN terrorist, Oscar López Rivera.

  • October 1, 2017 at 8:26 am
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    Maybe if she attended the meetings and got to work things would improve. Quit being a stupid politician and start being a human helping other humans. That the media is once again grinding its ax against Trump is nothing new.

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