President Bush was criticized for his so-called slow response to Katrina. Even now after all this time, he gets all the blame. I would rather have him than Barack Obama who cares only about himself and golf.
Funny how Obama trash talked Bush for Katrina but yet he can’t be bothered with the flooding there now because he’s on vacation. I think it’s perfectly clear. I wish there was a way to take Obama’s pension away from him. He has done nothing for America except to waste our money and put more terrorists out into the world and bring some to America.
Many Americans are not happy Barack Obama isn’t doing his job by addressing the flooding in Louisiana publicly.
From Yahoo News:
President Obama declared a major disaster in Louisiana earlier this week, ordering the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond to the flooding that left at least 12 people dead and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. But that isn’t enough for the editors of Baton Rouge’s largest newspaper, who say the commander in chief should’ve cut his two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard short to pay a personal visit to “the most anguished state in the union.”
“Last week, as torrential rains brought death, destruction and misery to Louisiana, the president continued his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, a playground for the posh and well-connected,” the Advocate wrote in a Thursday editorial. “We’ve seen this story before in Louisiana, and we don’t deserve a sequel. In 2005, a fly-over by a vacationing President George W. Bush became a symbol of official neglect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The current president was among those making political hay out of Bush’s aloofness.
“Sometimes, presidential visits can get in the way of emergency response, doing more harm than good,” the Advocate continued. “But we don’t see that as a factor now that flood waters are subsiding, even if at an agonizing pace. It’s past time for the president to pay a personal visit, showing his solidarity with suffering Americans.”
At least 30,000 people and 1,400 pets required rescue from the historic rains and flooding that began on Friday, officials said. More than 40,000 homes in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area have been damaged.
It’s unknown how many homes are beyond salvage, but more than 70,000 people have reportedly already registered for federal assistance, and at least 9,000 flood insurance claims have been made.
Well, he is a very divisive president so I’m not surprised, he must have remembered that Romney crushed him in the presidential race 58% to 42% in Louisiana, so of course there’s no reason for him to stop his vacation to do the right thing there.
I miss President Bush. He is an outstanding man with quality character. Obama just wants the limelight. Obama is the worst president and I can’t wait until he’s gone (not that we have great ones to replace him).
Do you think Barack Obama should have a more prominent role in helping the flood victims of Louisiana? Share your comments below it let me know what you think.