Certainly a lot of good points. Many people do just seem to dance around the issues. barnbrat brought up some good points, and while I contend that Bush was an awful President (a topic of another debate), 9 point post seems to have been countered.
Now, I will argue that the President isn't responsible for taking care of states in the event of national disasters. Now, he could bring have the Armed Services help I suppose, but our men and women are tied up in combat overseas worrying about spreading democracy while dropping bombs on civilians. I mean, FEMA wasn't even formed until 1979, and states like Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and others were able to survive. I believe there's an old children's tale about ant and grasshopper and preparing for tough times...
Now if you believe that the President has some omnipotent power akin to a King, well, then you have to accept what the next 'King' granted that power will do.
Budda brings up a good point about civil liberties and the Patriot Act. But need I also remind you that Obama has continued the Patriot Act and also enacted the NDAA with the un-Constitutional clause about the indefinite detention of American citizens. And now he is having his lawyers fight a judge's order to suspend that clause.