A dozen people have lost their lives in the awful flooding that has taken place in Baton Rouge. There has been some growing frustration about how President Obama has been a total no show. People in Baton Rouge are begging the President to cut his vacation short. But it seems he’s not interested in offering his support or in giving assistance to these victims, it’s more important to play golf.
The Advocate reported on the story:
“Now that the flood waters ravaging Louisiana are receding, it’s time for President Barack Obama to visit 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.
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.”
It’s hard to be believe that this is the same man who criticized Bush’s response to the tragedy in Katrina, how can he say anything about Bush when he’s worse. We need a President who cares for his people, someone who will put Americans first and we won’t get that if we elect four more years of Democrats, especially because Clinton would also be 4 more years of Obama.