Slightly more than four years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, President Obama is traveling to New Orleans today to fulfill a campaign promise to survey first-hand the city's recovery.
Obama will visit the Martin Luther King Charter School in the city's Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood devastated by the floodwaters of Katrina after the city's levees were breached. The charter school was the first to be rebuilt following Katrina. On the second anniversary of the hurricane, former President George W. Bush visited the school and met with Louisiana education officials.
Obama will also hold a town hall meeting with members of the New Orleans community.
But before the president even steps foot on the ground in Louisiana, critics in the region have taken aim at the administration on several fronts: They fault him for waiting nine months before going to New Orleans, staying for only four hours and not going to any of the other states affected by the devastating 2005 storm, such as Mississippi and Alabama.
Another sign of the sad state that is the GOP displays itself again when you wonder why they haven't attacked Obama's blatant ignorance regarding issues affecting the Black community. While the radically, Far-Left president has made it his business to be hands-on with matters of concern to his white, liberal base (gay "rights", climate change, health reform, etc.), Obama has dissed his huge base of Black liberals time and time again.
Whether it's the fact that he still hasn't spoken on the death of Derrion Albert, done nothing to address the plight of guns and gun traffic in the inner-city or taking 9 months to visit New Orleans (and only staying for 4 hours!), Barry has provided the GOP with plenty of fodder to show once again how much liberal Democrats take the Black vote for granted. Mind you, who showed more love for Barry during his presidential campaign last year than Black liberals? Yet they've received nothing in return. It says a lot about the current leadership of the GOP that they haven't exploited this issue.