Major flooding has reached near historic levels in parts of Louisiana, turning counties into disaster zones with damage not seen since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
After Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast, the liberal media was quick to attack then president George Bush for taking two days to respond to the natural disaster. Even Obama wallowed into the muck to take shots at president Bush.
“We can talk about what happened for two days in 2005 and we should,” Obama said while campaigning for president in 2007. “We can talk about levees that couldn’t hold, a FEMA that seemed not just incompetent but paralyzed and powerless, about a president who only saw the people from the window of an airplane instead of down here on the ground.”
Now that Obama is president, his tone has turned from caring about the suffering of American citizens to a now deafening silence. As Louisiana continues to drown and suffer, Obama has refused to put down his golf clubs and cut his taxpayer funded vacation short.
Obama is quick to respond to every officer involved shooting of a black person no matter the circumstances or facts surrounding the incident, but when a moment appears for him to act presidential he continues to shy away. According to Breitbart, the mainstream media has conveniently forgotten about Obama’s past comments and have excused his absence.
On the other hand, Donald Trump has picked up the ball that Obama dropped and flew down to Louisiana on Friday with running mate Mike Pence to survey the widespread damage and offer his assistance during the tragedy. “I hope everyone in Louisiana knows that our country is praying for them,” Trump said during a campaign rally on Thursday, “and standing with them to help them in these difficult hours.”
It is also imperative to remember that Obama took time away from his golfing vacation to appear at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and her campaign. It is unfortunate that the suffering citizens in the south don’t get the attention that they deserve from their elected leader.