President Obama has received immense criticism for his lack of acknowledgement and action in regards to the recent Louisiana floods. While Donald Trump and Mike Pence donated money and time to visiting and supplying foods and goods to victims Obama is in Massachusetts golfing.
The Washington Times reported,
“President Obama has refused so far to survey the Louisiana flood disaster, but he did let state and local officials know that he’s watching to make sure they don’t engage in racial discrimination.
In a 16-page guidance issued Tuesday, the Obama administration, led by the Justice Department, warned Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance against engaging in “unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).”
The guidance’s frameworks “highlight the importance of complying with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, addressing the needs of the whole community, and ensuring equal opportunity to access recovery efforts.”
While Obama certainly can’t be everywhere at once his lecture on how not to be racist fell on deaf ears for those who noticed his lack of leadership during this difficult time. Also considering the fact President Bush visited New York City and New Orleans during September 11th and Hurricane Katrina respectively.
Non-profits donating goods and services hardly want to be lectured and scrutinized over racism when all they are trying to do is help. By a man no less who can’t be bothered to show up and give his support.
Perhaps Obama could learn a lesson and instead of being pompous and self righteous with his Professor Obama rants lead this country and show the people of Louisiana he really does care about them by well… showing up. But that seems a bit too difficult for him since his golf game is a higher priority at the moment.