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40,000 Evacuated In Louisiana, "Moronic" President Obama Golfs around the clock

The Washington Times Reports:

President Obama is stirring resentment over his refusal to interrupt his Martha's Vineyard vacation to survey the Louisiana flood - the worst U.S. natural disaster since 2012 - while drawing comparisons to President George W. Bush's hotly criticized response to Hurricane Katrina in the same state.

Mr. Obama's lack of urgency is drawing unflattering parallels to the federal response in 2005, when Mr. Bush was branded as uncaring and even racist for not touching down during a flyover two days after Hurricane Katrina.

Not only has Mr. Obama refused to cut short his golfing vacation, but he also has issued no public or written statements about the crisis, which has been dubbed the Louisiana Flood of 2016.

The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge opened the floodgates Thursday by urging Mr. Obama to cut his vacation short and bring badly needed attention to the disaster, which has claimed 13 lives and damaged 40,000 homes after a series of storms that unleashed nearly 3 feet of rain.

"Vacation or not, a hurting Louisiana needs you now, Mr. President," said the headline. "We've seen this story before in Louisiana, and we don't deserve a sequel," the editorial said. "In 2005, a flyover by a vacationing President George W. Bush became a symbol of official neglect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The current president was among those making political hay out of Bush's aloofness."

The newspaper noted that Mr. Obama did stray Monday from Martha's Vineyard, described as a "playground for the posh and well-connected," to attend a nearby fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. "I think when you need presidential leadership, you need presidential leadership, and when you sign up to be president, you sign up for a 24/7 job," Advocate Editor Peter Kovacs said on CNN.




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