'NOT DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS'

Associated Press
President Barack Obama walks on stage to speak for a campaign event at Iowa State University, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Barack Obama walks on stage to speak for a campaign event at Iowa State University, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

"America will be there to help folks recover no matter what this storm brings. Because when disaster strikes, we're not Democrats or Republicans first, we are Americans first. We're one family. We help our neighbors in need." — President Barack Obama, on the response to Hurricane Isaac.

— Ken Thomas — Twitter http://twitter.com/AP_Ken_Thomas

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