In October Obama Tells New Orleans He’s Prepared
“Hope and Change”, where is it? In October of 2009 President Obama was quick to jump on Air Force One and bash Bush for his lack of preparedness on Katrina. He told the people of New Orleans that he would be prepared for disaster. But where has he been? When it was his turn he showed up a little late. He has spent over 40 days dodging the oil spill calamity. And he shows little sign of vision for the future.
An Expert On Oil Spills, Not On What To Do About Them
Obama made his first trip over a month after the start of the disaster. When you watch videos of his trip you can’t help but notice that he’s more interested in showing you what an ‘oil spill expert’ he is then he is about what he is going to do about this major problem. Why? Probably because he doesn’t know.
This from Perry Noonan’s May 29th article in the Wall Street Jounal:
His philosophy is that it is appropriate for the federal government to occupy a more burly, significant and powerful place in America—confronting its problems of need, injustice, inequality. But in a way, and inevitably, this is always boiled down to a promise: “Trust us here in Washington, we will prove worthy of your trust.” Then the oil spill came and government could not do the job, could not meet the need, in fact seemed faraway and incapable: “We pay so much for the government and it can’t cap an undersea oil well!”
This is what happened with Katrina, and Katrina did at least two big things politically. The first was draw together everything people didn’t like about the Bush administration, everything it didn’t like about two wars and high spending and illegal immigration, and brought those strands into a heavy knot that just sat there, soggily, and came to symbolize Bushism. The second was illustrate that even though the federal government in our time has continually taken on new missions and responsibilities, the more it took on, the less it seemed capable of performing even its most essential jobs. Conservatives got this point—they know it without being told—but liberals and progressives did not. They thought Katrina was the result only of George W. Bush’s incompetence and conservatives’ failure to “believe in government.” But Mr. Obama was supposed to be competent.
Bush Was There On Day 5 And They Complained
This is the Video from Americans United on George Bush’s response to Katrina. Visit their YouTubeSite now. Where is there bashing of Obama?
Still A Long Road To Go
Barack Obama has over two years left in office. We can only hope that we make it through that time without the crisis of another 9-11 attack. Contemplate how he would handle it. If that doesn’t scare you very little will.
This man does not have the competence to manage a small corporation, much less that to run the most powerful nation on this earth.
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