Obama is struggling mightily in his last year as President. We’ve known for a while that he is suffering from a strong bout of sour grapes. It’s his last full year in office. He is all but hamstrung thanks to a conservative Congress.
When his agenda at gun control and transgender issues failed earlier in the year, he resigned himself to racking up as much cash as he could—by renting out the White House—and then go on vacation.
Even a storm as bad as Superstorm Sandy, and maybe worse than Hurricane Katrina, won’t pry him away from his agenda.
From The Washington Times:
Not even the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy could pry President Obama away from the golf course Wednesday.
With 11 people dead and 40,000 homes damaged by floods in Louisiana, Mr. Obama did speak with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate Wednesday from his vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
The White House said Mr. Fugate “briefed the president on the resources that have been provided to support the response and recovery.” Mr. Obama directed FEMA to use “all resources available” to help in the recovery.
Remember when President George W. Bush flew over New Orleans, surveying the damage, and he was attacked by the media for weeks for not landing in a disaster area? Well, consider Obama’s response to be much, much worse.
This is not the first time a disaster posed to be a problem to Obama’s travel plans. When terrorists hit an airport in Belgium, he refused to cut short his little jaunt in Communist Cuba. Now many American citizens are suffering; homes are destroyed and people are dead. Yet Obama keeps playing on.
Could it be he just has that little respect for the Southern states? I mean, yeah, there are a lot of conservatives in Louisiana, Barry, but they’re still Americans. Don’t they deserve a little more attention than Jeh Johnson?
Make no mistake, if this was a conservative president, the press would jump down his throat. Newspapers and websites would carry headlines maligning his lack of presence and respect.
But I guess Obama gets a pass, right media? He’s had a long eight years. Why should he be expected to finish the job strong?
Source: Washington Times