On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address to call attention to the human and political tragedies brought on by the 2005 storm, which killed more than 1,800 people and displaced about 1 million more.For all the hoopla that surrounded Barack Obama becoming the "1st Black President" last November, isn't it ironic, on the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, that Barry has yet to visit Louisiana? Consider the amount of abuse liberals hurled at Barry's predecessor, George W. Bush, for supposedly failing to do enough in the wake of Katrina, much less taking "too long" to visit. Consider the pass the liberal media gave to Democrats such as former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco (who decided to not run again for gov after LA voters condemned her for the many mistakes she made before and after Katrina) and the inept mayor Ray Nagin (who somehow was rewarded with re-elected despite his many fails). Consider the amount of attention given to egotistical, lightweight, political "pundit" Kanye West's "George Bush doesn't care about Black people" comment after Katrina.
He’s also pledging to visit New Orleans before the end of this year, as concerns continue to mount in the Gulf Coast about the halting progress of recovery efforts from the 2005 storm.
Obama’s administration has heaped attention on the storm-ravaged coast since he took office, following campaign promises to “commit myself every day to keeping up Washington’s end of the bargain.” Eleven cabinet members visited the Gulf thus far, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan.
But in a front-page editorial Friday, the Times-Picayune of New Orleans reminded Obama of his promises, urging the president himself to return to the city he visited repeatedly as a senator, but not once since moving into the White House.
There’s no substitute, the newspaper said, “for the focus, the energy, the commitment that a president alone can bestow. There’s no substitute for you, as president, seeing our recovery and its halting progress with your own eyes, for taking time to walk in our shoes. So we ask you to bring your considerable intellect, your problem-solving ability, your influence to bear. When a president pays attention, so does the nation.”
Well, if Barack Obama cares about Black people, he sure hasn't shown it much, has he? Well, except when his personal friend and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. gets railroaded by an idiot cop. Yet, half-white, liberal elitist Obama, who just returned from a week-long vacation with his family in the predominantly white (and lavish) Martha's Vineyard, can't even make it his business to stop by an area still in ruins, where many of his Black electorate united and rallied around, now some 7 months into his presidency? Once again the silence by Obama stans and Black liberals in general, on Barack Obama's failure to take on issues affecting the Black community, is deafening.