Louisiana is in the midst of another nightmare. “We are dealing with a staggeringly large human tragedy here in south Louisiana, writes the American Conservative’s Rod Dreher. And what are our political leaders doing about this? Read Rod’s report:
Since Friday, when the flooding began, Hillary Clinton has said nothing publicly about the disaster. She has tweeted or retweeted 84 tweets (as of this writing).
Hillary devoted three times that number of tweets to congratulating US women athletes at the Rio games. Hey, I have no problem with celebrating their victories. But let’s see: over 100,000 people have lost their homes in Louisiana. More than half of them are women, it stands to reason. This is not a secret. If you want to win the attention of the Democratic nominee for president, it’s much better to be a woman athlete than a Louisiana woman made homeless by the flooding, it would appear.
He’s said nothing to the media. On Twitter, where he is famously logorrheic, he has sent out 35 tweets since Friday. Number of tweets that mention the Louisiana disaster: zero. Number of tweets that gripe about media bias: ten.
President Barrack Obama
Despite George W. Bush’s folly on Katrina, which left a permanent mark on his legacy, Obama remains on vacation, just as Bush did.
According to a 16 August Associated Press report, here’s what America’s president has been doing while Louisiana drowns: “President Barack Obama did something unusual during his summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard: He went out on the town four nights in a row.”
After a better part of a decade of using this breezy Massachusetts island as a low-key, quiet summer retreat, Obama has picked up the pace this year. In his final summer vacation as president, Obama has spent almost every night of his escape painting its towns red — so to speak.
The stunner came late Sunday when the president assembled his security and press entourage to go out at nearly 11 p.m. It was a move all but impossible to imagine happening in Washington, where Obama’s occasional social outings tend to begin much earlier.