Oh please. Were there people standing on rooftops without food & water & dying in flood waters?<quoted text>
How soon we forget (unless the prez was GW)...
"Obama goes to La. to address oil spill" May 2
"President Obama made his first visit to the Gulf Coast since the recent oil spill Sunday as administration officials defended their response to what could be the nation's worst offshore spill in at least 21 years....
Speaking briefly in driving rain, Obama called it a "massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster" that could take many days to stop. He said the priorities are to plug the spill and protect the estuaries.
It was the first time since the April 20 explosion of a BP oil drilling platform that Obama devoted a full day to the gusher. Aides worked to prevent comparisons to President George W. Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which damaged Bush's presidency....
Waiting for him there were environmental activists such as Michael Gravitz of Environment America, who said the risk of an oil spill should have been recognized earlier.
"The administration didn't cause this thing, but after a while, people will look at them and say,'Where are the results?' " Gravitz said.
Napolitano, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen fanned out on the Sunday news shows to defend the administration's response.
They said 70 vessels and 1 million feet of boom to collect oil were prepositioned, a command center quickly set up and efforts made to coordinate with state and local officials.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said the administration still could do better. "The federal government has leaned forward since day one," she said on CBS' Face the Nation, "but obviously it's not enough."
"Amid criticism over oil spill, Obama will visit Gulf Coast again"
By Anne E. Kornblut
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
"... Obama will also travel to Louisiana on Friday, the White House said. He will get an update on the oil spill response and cleanup and will meet with residents who have been personally affected by the oil gushing from a damaged undersea well head, officials said.
... The show of greater attentiveness from the president comes five weeks after an April 20 explosion on a rig off the Louisiana shore killed 11 workers and triggered the oil spill. It also follows criticism from Republicans, and some Democrats, that the administration has not done enough in the crisis.
Although senior administration officials have voiced growing disapproval of BP... the mission of the Friday trip is not to declare war on the firm....Instead, the official said, the trip will demonstrate that Obama is "on top of it."
Democrats inside and outside the White House are clamoring for more, though....
Obama's last trip to the Gulf was last-minute, brief and had little lasting effect. He flew in and out of New Orleans on May 2, drove two hours to a Coast Guard station and got a briefing before taking a quick helicopter tour. He did not even see the oil slick.
...Democratic strategist James Carville, who lives in New Orleans and has been highly critical of the administration's actions, said he is "glad" Obama is coming.
But he said the president has been too measured overall. "Eleven people are killed because of multinational corporate greed, malfeasance and possibly criminal negligence? I think Franklin Roosevelt would have jumped out of his wheelchair and run down here to be in the middle of this."
Of course not.
You right whiners get so freaking desperate that you become quite ridiculous.