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Obama’s Slow Action To The Desperate People In The Hurricane Flooded Areas

 Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Louisiana on Monday as that state and others along the Gulf Coast prepared for Tropical Storm Isaac.  —The declaration makes federal support available to save lives, protect public health and safety and preserve property in coastal areas.

Jindal, a Republican, shot back late Monday in a letter to the Obama administration that the declaration fell short of the help he was requesting.

“We appreciate your response to our request and your approval,” Jindal wrote. “However, the state’s original request for federal assistance … included a request for reimbursement for all emergency protective measures. The federal declaration of emergency only provides for direct federal assistance.”   here

I distinctly remember the cries of the “uncaring” and the “cold” “racist” Pres.  George W Bush, because he didn’t land in New Orleans right after Katrina.  Of course, that was wisely for the reason of being a DISTRACTION and taking needed support away from where the areas it was required.,  But that didn’t stop the Democrats and Liberals from complaing.  (“never let a crisis go to waste”).  The bellowing of”where’s FEMA?!”  And those unfounded, incendiary comments from Jesse Jackasson and Al not- to- Sharpton that it was because Bush was a “racist” and didn’t care about black people.  Sound familiar?  It’s being repeated now by the same political bigots on the Left.

*sigh moan same ole same ole

Which brings to point — where are all those media cry’s now?  Where is Obama landing in Louisianans or Mississippi for that matter?  Where the heck is FEMA?? Where are the demands for Obama to show up with soup bowls in hand?!

Silence

Obama is tweeting last I read…. something silly and petty about the Republican Convention.  And playing golf… off raising money, again?

Gov. Jindad reiterated today the need for quick assistance from el presidente.  Jindal’s requests are falling on busy ears and thus, no to slow answers.  The Governor should know that though.  Both Louisiana and Mississippi are, ummm.... Republicans states.  Obama might just like to see the entire area sink into the Gulf.  Especially before the election.

Oh dear, was that too harsh?  Am I sounding like a Democrat again???

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20 comments on “Obama’s Slow Action To The Desperate People In The Hurricane Flooded Areas

  1. crazycrawfish
    August 30, 2012

    Its very rare to have all expenses for an emergency to be waived. Even after Katrina, Rita, and Gustov the state and parishes had to come up with their portion. The criticism of Bush was he seemed unaware and uninterested in the crisis where over 1000 lives were lost, one of our greatest cities was underwater and thousands upon thousands of people were stranded on roofs, the Superdome, and Convention center and when Bush did deign to put in an appearance he just took a photo open telling “Brownie” what a good job he was doing while all other news sources were reporting chaos and misery. Maybe that’s the difference?

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    • Ken R
      August 30, 2012

      Bush did jack crap to help people after Katrina. Obama is giving more in the first few days, then Bush did the entire time!

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      • Sembawang Bolo
        August 30, 2012

        How true! O’bama is giving more silence, neglect and indifference than Bush ever was accused of. So far, Fat Mickey Mooreon’s clock is ticking away the hours while we watch O’bama’s facial expressions — clueless and aloof — as he does demonstrably more than Bush in the area of — nothing!

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  2. RightyPunditry
    August 31, 2012

    Obama has ignored what’s transpired; anyone can tell someone else to send a check, where’s his “shown” of concern.

    My point, to make it clearer: Bush didn’t deserve the over she top criticism he received. The unseemly, hateful rhetoric. All of which was done because he was a REPUBLICAN. The media ignores little Barack because he’s a DEMOCRAT. Those are the real differences. To this day, the bitter bias refuse to acknowledge the facts. And the facts are Bush had FEMA parked in Texas waiting to go in with assistance and the DEMOCRAT GOV. REFUSED. Federal forces can’t legally enter a state without invitation. Just as all those buses were left unused by the bitter DEMOCRAT MAYOR.

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  3. crazycrawfish
    September 1, 2012

    That comment made no sense. Do you live in Louisiana, near New Orleans too? I assume you are basing these opinions based on your firsthand accounts and not random talking points from various talking heads? Isacc was a just a little thunderstorm compared to Katrina and Rita. Those were catastrophic events, perhaps once in a lifetime, and Bush stayed on vacation during the first days of Katrina.

    Bush’s response was to vacation.

    In August 2005, George W. Bush took the longest vacation of any United States President. .Spokespersons report that although George W. Bush was beginning a five week vacation, people should rest assured that he’d still be taking care of business while spending time re-invigorating his body and mind.

    I hear a lot of complaints about Obama’s golf games, but Bush has taken the most vacations of any president. . . and it showed.

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    • RightyPunditry
      September 1, 2012

      @cc, sorry, but what you said makes no sense nor is it accurate. But obviously you’re more interested in bashing Bush because you hate Republicans than gaining knowledge on what’s transpiring. Like: Obama has spent/ wasted more money than any President since Washington; he’s played more golf than a pro and his vacation are a daily thing when he’s not in D.C. working. Traveling the country begging for money for his reelection money.
      Yes, Isaac was a small HURRICANE and many residents refused to leave, got tramp, flooded out and some died— and yet B.O. didn’t both to make any further comments or visit till Romney decided to go? Would Bush get away with that. Really, you people need to cut back on the hypocrisy.

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  4. crazycrawfish
    September 1, 2012

    Us people?
    You mean Americans?
    I live in Louisiana, you live in a fantasy world, and not a very happy one by the sound of it.

    Exactly what is inaccurate?

    You are the one doing the “bashing” based on ridiculously concoted evidence and exceedingly poor reasoning. Although I doubt you even understand reasoning based on your poor attempts at defending it.

    The national debt is due to the Bush tax cuts, which did nothing but send our economy into a tailspin.

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    • Sembawang Bolo
      September 2, 2012

      I live in Louisiana[…]
      BFD. Is this supposed to give you some special authority or magical powers? Are you going to tell me that just because you simply “live” in Louisianna that you know more than anyone else who does not? Maybe that explains why the people who got totally screwed during Katrina™ by “Schoolbus” Nagin voted him back into office after the fact.

      Exactly what is inaccurate?
      Practically every thing you uttered.

      You are the one doing the “bashing” based on ridiculously concoted evidence and exceedingly poor reasoning. Although I doubt you even understand reasoning based on your poor attempts at defending it.
      Indeed. Projecting at its best.

      The national debt is due to the Bush tax cuts, which did nothing but send our economy into a tailspin.
      And where does this nonsense fit in with the fact that Governor “Porkpie” Blanco refused to even discuss receiving federal help days before Katrina™ because her Bush Derangement Syndrome was taking precedent over her leadership responsibilities? Or that “Schoolbus” Nagin was too busy ‘hatin’ on Bush and being ‘stuck on stoopid’ ignoring any warnings from the Feds to start taking measures to warn and evacuate people because he wouldn’t get the “credit”? He certainly gets the credit for the lost lives, damaged property and acting in the most irresponsible way ever. Yet he gets reelected by the same people he screwed. Go figure!

      Your problem is that you have 7 years of hindsight and history working against you. Every nook and cranny of Katrina™ has been gone through with a fine-toothed comb. Every lie, machination, slander, misinformation and calumny has been exposed years ago. The media and Bush-haters have established the inescapable standard they set during Katrina™ by which they will be measured in kind. Your fight isn’t against eeevil rethuglikkkans, or “wingnuts”‘; it’s againsttruth. And you will lose that one everytime. Gar-ron-tee.

      Consequently, I have a trained parrot that whenever he hears, “The national debt is due to the Bush tax cuts, which did nothing but send our economy into a tailspin”, he reponds in kind by saying, “Liberals are stupid!”

      However, if you really believe Bush “tax[rate]cuts” have caused all the problems in the known universe, here’s what you do to remedy that: Next year, when you file your taxes (assuming you do file taxes), take your gross earnings for the year, multiply that by 39% and merrily send a check off to the IRS for that amount along with a note attached saying, “I HATE GEORGE BUSH AND HIS STUPID TAX CUTS!!!” Not only will you feel more “patriotic”, but you’ll actually have bragging rights that you’re not only showing that mean ‘ol Bush a thing or two, but you’ll be metaphorically ‘flipping him the bird’.

      Now if that doesn’t work, print out a copy of the Bush tax[rate]cuts, mix it up with a gallon of weezianna hot sauce, and give yourself an enema.

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      • crazycrawfish
        September 2, 2012

        You are a poor deluded fool and unworthy of any response except this one. Good day to you sir.

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      • Sembawang Bolo
        September 2, 2012

        From one fool to another, Good day to you.

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      • Anonymous
        September 9, 2012

        This is the problem it easier to call names, and divide along party lines which come and go with time. What is expected of one administration and considered negligent, should be the same for the next. I hated blacks, YES, I am black for descriptive purposes, since I was lucky to be born as a human and don’t want to hear any outcries of racism, hollering about BUSH, and now I don’t hear those who have the voice, greater than mine, to holler also. In fact, I pointed out to my husband, “Where is Obama”. I am reminded by my father (born 1919), “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you VOTE, I was once republican they didn’t do anything, and I was once democratic and they didn’t do anything. Read and know your constitution, and vote for someone that will leave the country in a better state than it is now.” I vote so I can bitch, and no I didn’t vote for Obama, because I like freedom, and independence to a fault. Plus, I had good parents and don’t need the government as second parents.

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      • RightyPunditry
        September 9, 2012

        Very well said. I think we could make a difference if everyone read the Constitution, Bill of Right and Declaration. They might be shocked by what they learned.

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  5. RightyPunditry
    September 1, 2012

    It seemed clear enough, “you people” – meaning those who hate Bush/ Republicans for being Bush or a Republican.
    Now that’s nonsense and you know it.. I happily live in the world where reality is truth, honesty and facts. The polar opposite of the liberal mind think.
    Your “inaccuracy” regarding Pres. Bush, his administration, his legal actions, his preemptive actions with Katrina. He had FEMA waiting to go into N.O. right after the hurricane… they were told NO in specific terms by Democrats running the state at the time. So WHO is a fault for a “slow response” – Democrats. The dismal Mayor who didn’t use the busses to take people OUT. The Democrat Gov. who was more concerned that Bush would get credit for assisting and helping people. The Governor who got thrown out of office.

    And of course he wouldn’t go there with all the chaos – how foolish would that have been.
    Thanks for taking the time and time again to try to correct my assessment, which are provable and accurate. Glad you were wiped out by the storm, evidently smart enough to leave or live on higher ground.
    this link might be of some interest to you http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/9/4/151327.shtml

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  6. crazycrawfish
    September 1, 2012

    So the link you sent let Bush off for Katrina because it’s a local response but somehow you slam Obama when he provided everything requested?

    Jindal didn’t ask for resources, asked Obama to reimburse the state at 100% of any cost they incurred. That’s ridiculous and you know it. With the budget crisis the nation is having, and your claim from that link that it is the responsiblity of the state to handle disasters, your whole argument makes no sense.

    I also disagree with you and your linked article. It “is” the job of the federal government to step in when our country is under attack by terrorists, or when local resources are overtaxed and unable to handle a catastrophic emergency. States should be handling minor ones like Isaac with minimal federal support.

    And as for fundraising trips, Jindal has only set foot in our state for a photo op this year for the hurricane. . . he’s been on a whirlwind tour fundraising and whoring for a VP nod he didn’t get. This whining is just his latest attempt to stay relevant and to attack Obama for political gain, nothing more, and you should recognize that too.

    But thanks for being glad I was wiped out by the storm. That means a lot to me.

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    • Sembawang Bolo
      September 2, 2012

      So the link you sent let Bush off for Katrina because it’s a local response but somehow you slam Obama when he provided everything requested?

      It is a local responsibility, except in Katrina’s case the democrats in charge where too busy engaged with their Bush Derangement Syndrome, hating and despising Bush, to ask for federal assistance in a timely fashion — even when it was offered days before the storm hit. And when the shit hit the fan, then somehow it was Bush’s fault for not doing anything in a moment’s notice. Yet, he’s somehow to blame for the local government’s irresponsibility and ineptness. Sure. That makes perfect sense.

      O’bama didn’t provide everything requested; that’s the point. He didn’t even bother to show up in a timely fashion because he really can’t be bothered with the problems of a republican governor, and to help a state that’s no longer in his column come November, asking for federal assistance. He’s too busy gallivanting around the country on his propaganda tour whoring for cash, while his lap dogs are busy turning out screeds trying to make cheap shots about some imaginary “hypocrisy” Jindal has for even asking for federal assistance. The nerve of that Jindal! It wasn’t until Mitt Romney announced he was going to La. right after the convention that O’bama figured maybe he should mosey down there for some campaign photo-ops and pretend he even gives a damn. What a president! If you don’t happen to like this standard of measure, then why did you and your ilk establish it during the Bush years?

      Jindal didn’t ask for resources, asked Obama to reimburse the state at 100% of any cost they incurred. That’s ridiculous and you know it. With the budget crisis the nation is having, and your claim from that link that it is the responsiblity of the state to handle disasters, your whole argument makes no sense.

      So how is it asking for 100% to cover the costs not “resources”? In your dream world, government funds isn’t a “resource”? uh huh. “Under law, the federal government can provide direct assistance at 75 percent of federal funding, with states responsible for 25 percent of costs, though there are exceptions for small, impoverished communities.” See where is says “EXCEPTIONS” for small, impoverished communities? That would forego the the limit of 75% in that case.

      It was rediculous when Bush was accused of “causing” Katrina, the death and destruction, and then not being there right at the moment it all happened. THAT was rediculous. This request is not.

      It “is” the job of the federal government to step in when our country is under attack by terrorists, or when local resources are overtaxed and unable to handle a catastrophic emergency.

      OK. So NOW you want it both ways: first you say we are in a “budget crisis”; that Jindal is “rediculous” in even asking for full reimbursement (when it was small, impoverished communities getting hit this time) from the feds. NOW you say it’s the federal government’s job to step in when local resources are overtaxed in catastrophic emergencies. Of course they’re supposed to step in and pay for all this despite your previous comment that we are in a “budget crisis”. So which part of YOUR argument is supposed to make sense?

      States should be handling minor ones like Isaac with minimal federal support. And as for fundraising trips, Jindal has only set foot in our state for a photo op this year for the hurricane. . . he’s been on a whirlwind tour fundraising and whoring for a VP nod he didn’t get. This whining is just his latest attempt to stay relevant and to attack Obama for political gain, nothing more, and you should recognize that too. But thanks for being glad I was wiped out by the storm. That means a lot to me.

      Obviously, it’s not up to you to decide which hurricanes are “minor”. That’s your opinion, and probably why your not the governor. Of course it has to be “whining” if it’s the truth. Anything less would be egg on your face. Poor O’bama is always getting “attacked” by racists, haters and eeevil rightwingers. Poor fellow. I’m sure you didn’t suffer that much damage since you said the storm was only a “minor” one. I bet that means a lot to you, too.

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  7. RightyPunditry
    September 2, 2012

    President Barack Obama ignored a request to tour flood damage in Sioux City, Iowa, last summer, City Councilman Keith Radig said in a radio appearance. Obama chose not to visit the area the Missouri River flooded last summer, Radig added, and is only going to speak at the city’s Morningside College at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday because he’s in desperate need of votes against Mitt Romney ahead of November’s election.

    “You could kind of describe Obama as a fair weathered friend — he’s one that’s only there when he needs something from you,” Radig said. “But when we needed his leadership, he was nowhere to be found. In the Midwest we are hardworking and determined. We are tired of struggling due to the Obama policies.”
    More Obama phoniness

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/01/iowa-city-councilman-obama-has-fundraised-over-touring-flood-damage-before/#ixzz25JoJ2R3D

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  8. RightyPunditry
    September 2, 2012

    States DO handle minor problem, but as with the Texas fires which destroys close to a million ares and thousands of homes – a situation where Fed. Assist. is always requested, BO turned his back (literally) because of a Republ. Governor. People died in the Issac hurricane (maybe they should have left), property destruction, etc., etc. and BO… was raising money for himself.. You can’t blame Bush and give Obama dispensation — there must be reasonable accountability or hypocrisy.

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  9. crazycrawfish
    September 2, 2012

    There is too much money in politics, I agree. We have the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision to thank for that. Do you have a link on where federal assistance was reqeusted in texas and Obama declined to give it? I didn’t recall hearing Perry request it. People die in storms and and in various accidents all the time. If a president tried to visit every place something bad happened he would never have time for anything else. The difference is the scope. Had Isaac been anywhere near the scope of Katrina I would have been protesting the loudest had he been fundraising and ignoring pleas for assistance. Jindal did not ask for assitance, he asked for 100% reimbursement of costs. Had he granted that, people would have complained that he was being too generous with the federal funding to win votes. In this case he acted entirely appropriately.

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    • Sembawang Bolo
      September 2, 2012

      There is too much money in politics, I agree. We have the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision to thank for that.
      Shame on the Supreme Court for upholding the Constitution and the 1st Amendment for EVERYONE! Shame, shame shame! Only liberals, O-bots, unions, leftwing groups and George Soros with his many tentacles are covered under the 1st Amendment, don’t you know? If you’re really frothing at the mouth over this, try this solution: Print out several copies of the 1st Amendment and use it as toilet paper.

      People die in storms and and in various accidents all the time. If a president tried to visit every place something bad happened he would never have time for anything else.
      Of course this sentiment never applied to George Bush, who was expected to be everywhere all the time. O’bama of course, gets a pass. He’s too important to be burdened with such mundane things as visiting a disaster site, that is obviously beneath his dignity — especially when it involves Republicans.

      The difference is the scope. Had Isaac been anywhere near the scope of Katrina I would have been protesting the loudest had he been fundraising and ignoring pleas for assistance.
      Far be it that O’bama should have to live up to any of the criticism George Bush had to endure! Even though this disaster, in your opinion, may be small in scope, the hypocrisy is Katrina-sized in magnitude. So what are a few deaths, some flooding and property damage and 150K people without electricity compared to an ongoing campaign and raising money for reelection? We must consider this disaster as a sacrifice for the greater good of handing O’bama another 4 years! Just leave him alone!

      How noble of you to beat your chest in self-righteousness! You should really get an award for airing such gallantry. Such good intentions and well-meaning will never match up to your actions. I’m sure.

      Jindal did not ask for assitance, he asked for 100% reimbursement of costs. Had he granted that, people would have complained that he was being too generous with the federal funding to win votes. In this case he acted entirely appropriately.
      Ok, so let’s see: he didn’t ask for “assistance”; only to be waived from the 75% federal rule for special circumstances, which really isn’t asking for “assistance” even though federal funds would be “assisting” in aiding to cover the state expenses if it were granted to him. Brilliant! And automatically that means he’s asking for “100%” even though there are no reports that he actually asked for exactly “100%”. He could be asking for 80%, or 90% for all we know, but we’ll just say he’s asking for “100%” to add some hyperbole in the mix to make Bobby boy look unreasonable. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

      So let me get this right: O’bama wasted $800BIL in a “stimulus” slush fund for his political cronies. No outcry about that. He gave away millions to bankrupt “green energy” companies. No outcry about that. He signed into law a healthcare nightmare that will basically bankrupt the country adding all sorts of new fees, taxes, fines and penalties. No outcry about that. But if he were to even give a bloody dime to help victims of Issac, OH BLOODY HELL the outcry! Indeed appropriate!

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  10. crazycrawfish
    September 3, 2012

    KENNER, La. — President Obama took a short detour from campaigning on Monday to inspect the damage wrought by Hurricane Isaac last week and the government response

    “We are going to make sure we are doing every single thing that we need to do to ensure that the folks down there are taken care of and have the support and the love of the rest of this country because when things like this [happen], there are not Democrats and Republicans, there are just Americans and we will stand by them in their hour of need,” Obama added.

    “When it comes to the kinds of choices politicians make in Washington about what their priorities are, it is worth noting that last year there was an effort to underfund the money that’s used to provide relief for Americans when they’ve been hit by disasters,” Mr. Carney said. Mr. Ryan led that effort, he added.

    Jindal said the federal government should pledge to pick up the full cost of the state’s efforts to prepare for the big storm.

    The request also calls on the Obama administration to extend the declaration to all 34 parishes that had declared an emergency when it was written and eliminate the state’s share of the cost of the federal response.

    The assistance offered in Obama’s declaration is essentially the same as what was offered by Bush before Hurricane Gustav made landfall four years ago. The 2008 declaration required the president to make a report to Congress before approving expenditures above $5 million, a requirement not included in today’s authorization.

    Jindal did not publicly complain about the disaster declaration when it was issued in 2008 though as the storm was trailing off, the state and the Bush administration fought over exactly who would pay for what portion of the federal response.

    After the storm, the governor called for the federal government to cover the full cost of the FEMA assistance and debris-removal efforts. That battle ended when the federal government declared that the state would have to pay 10 percent of the costs.

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