Obama Golfs While Louisiana Is Drowning

Boy did Obama sock it to Bush for just flying over Katrina. Now the shoe is on the other foot. When his staff was asked why Obama had not yet visited Louisiana, they responded that he had a very busy schedule. Where is Obama?  HE’S PLAYING GOLF ON MARTHA’S VINYARD! SEE THE VIDEO!

Rick Moran at the American Thinker posts:

Mary Statue UnderwaterPresident Obama is on vacation and apparently can’t be bothered with mundane matters like the catastrophe occurring in Louisiana as record flood waters are finally beginning to recede.

In an anguished editorial, the Baton Rouge paper The Advocate begs President Obama to visit the flood-ravaged communities.  But so far, the president has shown little interest in interrupting his golfing and socializing to do his job:

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.

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. 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.

Like his predecessors, Obama has no doubt discovered that crises keep their own calendar, even when commanders-in-chief are trying to take some time off the clock. It’s an inconvenience of the presidency, but it’s what chief executives sign up for when they take the oath of office.obamagolfing2

And if the president can interrupt his vacation for a swanky fundraiser for fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton, as he did on Monday, then surely he can make time to show up for a catastrophe that’s displaced thousands.

The optics of Obama golfing while Louisiana residents languished in flood waters was striking. It evoked the precedent of the passive federal response to the state’s agony in 2005, a chapter of history no one should ever repeat.

With Obama snoozing and Hillary resting, it has fallen to Donald Trump to be the one to act presidential.  He will visit Louisiana to tour the flooded areas today:

Trump addressed the flooding at a rally in Charlotte, N.C. Thursday night, calling Louisiana “a state that is very, very special to me.”

WHERE IS HILLARY?  Hillary has taken the weekend off from campaigning. There is still a big question as to her health. Breitbart tells us:

Several hours after GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence began their tour on the ground of the flood ravaged state of Louisiana, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton literally phoned it in from an unknown location  … other than Louisiana.

One of her aides told CNN that she is headed to Martha’s Vineyard Friday, where she will celebrate the 70th birthday of her husband, former President Bill Clinton.Hillary screaming

President Obama is also currently staying in Martha’s Vineyard on a two week vacation punctuated by a round of golf with television star Larry David and Bain Capital co-managing partner Jonathan Lavine.

WHERE IS TRUMP?  He’s in Louisiana doing what the President should be doing. I guess golf is just more important. Could Hillary do this or is she incapable?


The Daily signal has an on the ground story from a Louisiana resident:


Portrait of Norbert Michel

Lousiana Flooding


As a south Louisiana native who lived through Hurricane Katrina, I have every right to be aggravated with the national news coverage of the state’s latest natural disaster.

Due to massive flooding over the last week, one-third of the state’s parishes (called counties everywhere else) are official federal disaster areas.

The population for those parishes is almost 2 million people. One of the hardest hit areas is Livingston Parish (home to almost 140,000 people), wherelocal officials estimate 75 percent of the homes are completely destroyed.

And it’s not over. Some rivers haven’t crested yet, and the flood warning has been extended to parishes that haven’t seen any flooding yet. More than a third of the state could see severe flooding.

By comparison, about 70 percent of the 134,000 homes in New Orleans were damaged (not necessarily due to flooding) during Katrina. Other areas of the Gulf Coast were also hit, but the bulk of the damage was in New Orleans and its suburbs.

After around 10,000 people sought shelter in the Superdome (even though everyone had been warned that the facility would not be opened because it was not a shelter), the national media turned the disaster into a national tragedy.

Over a decade later, no matter where I travel, when I tell someone I’m from New Orleans I get questions about Katrina.

Now, with 40 percent of the state’s population in official disaster areas, there’s hardly a peep out of the national media. But I’m not mad.

I’m proud to be associated—even if only by birth—with what’s going on in Louisiana.

People are coming together and helping each other every day. People with boats—a big number down there—are rescuing people and helping on their own, without anyone asking.

They’ve been dubbed the “Cajun Navy,” and they’re yet another example of a disaster in Louisiana bringing out the best in people. Officials estimate that more than 15,000 people have been rescued, but everyone knows the real number is higher than that.

Many people are frustrated with the lack of national news coverage, and social media has been the best source for figuring out which of your friends and relatives are safe. Some articles have pointed out that the shootings in Baton Rouge and Milwaukee (and Donald Trump) garnered more attention than the flooding, and it’s impossible to argue that the media is covering this disaster the way it covered Katrina.

Maybe it’s just disaster fatigue, or perhaps it really is because there is no racism/terrorism/riot/sick entertainment component. I won’t judge, but it’s clear that a tragedy of much smaller proportion in New Orleans was a bigger story. Who, outside of Louisianans, has heard of Denham Springs or Baker?

Regardless, people should know about what’s happening there. It’s a human spirit story, a great example of people coming together to help each other out. And anyone from—or related to anyone in—these areas in south Louisiana knows better than to expect anything less.

Regular everyday people, resilient to the core, rising to the occasion, and helping out their neighbors may not make for entertaining “news,” but it says much more about human nature than whether Justin Bieber quit Instagram.



News Flash: Obama has been shamed to going to Louisiana on Tuesday – AFTER HIS VACATION IS OVER OF COURSE.



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