President Obama in on vacation. Everyone knows this. Obama and his family take a summer vacation every August for two weeks…again, this is not news. While on vacation, he gets briefings, and basically is accompanied by a mini-White House wherever he goes.
But now conservatives are freaking out that he’s not in Louisiana dealing with the floods. I guess they are upset that he’s not flying over the floods in Air Force One looking sad like Bush did during Hurricane Katrina?
From The American Thinker:
The media attacked George Bush for his reaction to the 2006 Katrina floods as if he had caused the floods, even though it was clear that the delay and confusion in the rescue of victims was caused by the incompetence of Democrat mayor Nagin of New Orleans and Democrat Governor Bianco of Louisiana.
Now we have flooding again, with over 40,000 homes damaged and more tens of thousands who had to evacuate.
Yet there is no mention by the corrupt media about the reaction of Obama. Imagine the stories by the corrupt media if George Bush were now president and he was vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard and playing golf.
Yet Obama is vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, and in between golf rounds, he is releasing 15 terrorists from Gitmo who will most certainly join their fellow terrorists to kill Americans and Israelis, and campaigning for Hillary.
Obama is being briefed on the situation in Louisiana. He received a briefing from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on the deadly floods that have washed over Louisiana. In a phone conversation during Obama’s vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, the president directed Fugate to “utilize all resources available to assist in the response and recovery,” according to White House spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman. He also asked for ongoing briefings on FEMA’s response efforts.
The White House announced Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit the area on Thursday to review the situation on the ground. The announcement comes three days after Obama declared a state of emergency in Louisiana after flooding there left 11 dead and displaced thousands of residents.
So no, Obama is not “ignoring” Louisiana, he is doing exactly what he should be doing.