Trump’s doing the “Presidenting” Obama won’t do
Trump bring supplies; Obama warns against racial discrimination.
I reported that the rains that hit Louisiana last week produced a “500 year flood” of epic proportions.
This week, the southern part of the state is still reeling from the storm’s devastating impact.
Approximately 280,000 people live in the areas that flooded, according to an analysis released Friday by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. In those flood-affected areas are 110,000 homes worth a combined $20.7 billion and more than 7,000 businesses — about one in every five businesses in the region — that together employ more than 73,000 people.
Now, after giving an inspiring and presidential campaign speech in North Carlonia, GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump flew to the state to offer support, meet with officials, and hand-out supplies.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has toured flood-ravaged areas of the US state of Louisiana, days after heavy rains forced thousands to flee their homes.
The disaster has been compared in scope to Super Storm Sandy, which hit the New York area in 2012.
But critics say the floods near Baton Rouge, which have killed at least 13, have received far less attention.
To say that he received a warm welcome would be an understatement.
Outside Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, Trump supporters wearing T-shirts and hats with his name emblazoned on them, waited for his arrival and cheered as he walked around surveying flood relief efforts there.
“We knew you would be here for us,” people in the crowd shouted, winning his attention.
Trump waved and then went into the crowd to sign autographs and shake hands.
“I came here to help,” he said.
On the other hand, President Obama has been noticeably absent.
“We knew you’d be here Mr. Trump…” Trump tours Louisiana flood damage and draws cheers https://t.co/4GX0WI0DGehttps://t.co/518bOSxAub
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) August 19, 2016
Former Louisiana Senator and Democrat Mary Landrieu marked the absence of both the Democratic President and the party’s current candidate.
Mary Landrieu: ‘I want to thank Mr. Trump for coming to LA…I hope Sec Clinton will make her way down. I hope Pres Obama will make a visit.’
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 19, 2016
Where exactly is Hillary? She is attending celebrity gala fundraisers.
Hillary Clinton’s decision not to head to Louisiana should probably feed speculation that she has something wrong in the head because of the inanity of the choice. Instead of showing compassion, she has two poorly timed fundraisers planned for Sunday — one in the vacation mecca of Provincetown on Cape Cod, where Cher will serve as the entertainment, and the other in Atlanta. Clinton has said very little about the tragedy, and like Obama, is said by aides to be “monitoring” the situation and receiving “updates.”
At least Obama is embarrassed enough to offer excuses about why he failed to rush to Louisiana.
Obama’s travel requires a massive retinue of Secret Service agents and assistance from local and state law enforcement officials, so the White House usually waits to visit disaster zones to avoid tying up police and emergency resources needed elsewhere.
That statement is so rich in irony that it should come with a warning statement! Obama was less than understanding about President George W. Bush’s response to Katrina.
Video footage of Obama repeatedly criticizing Bush administration for Katrina response. Bu… https://t.co/Qult2ZSeiZ pic.twitter.com/yN9paaTR3V
— King Robbo (@realkingrobbo) August 19, 2016
If all of this weren’t bad enough, Obama has compounded the incompetence of his handling of the Louisiana disaster by issuing a formal guidance reminding response officials not to racially discriminate.
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).
Trump is now doing the “presidenting” that Obama won’t do.
UPDATE (by Fuzzy Slippers): Leslie is out of town this weekend and can’t update this post, but it seems that she hit the nail on the head. Shamed by Trump’s quick action and display of leadership, Obama is planning to visit Baton Rouge, LA on Tuesday.
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Looking forward to boos for Barry in the bayou.
Trump shamed Obama into a visit on Tuesday!
Is very obvious Crooked Hillary does not give a whit about
the damage and destruction in Louisiana. She is taking the weekend off.
According to Gateway pundit outside of the event tomorrow with Cher & an appearance before the American Legion at the end of the month Hillary has no other events scheduled.
Dead woman walking?
Appropriate given half the democrat base resides in cemeteries.
“Dead woman walking?”
Only with assistance.
Hillary really must be sick. Or else she would be in Louisiana.
Give credit where credit is due. In this case, both Trump and Pence ought to be the recipients of such. Should Trump continue in this vain of the last couple of days, it might amount to a major turnaround that will elicit more support for Team Trump and cause Team Hillary even more headaches.
Did the floodwaters immersing the golf cart you show Obama in affect the screen he uses to monitor the situation as mentioned in the story?
This is a good move for Trump. I’m going to attract the ire of the Trumptards by saying he needed to make this move, i.e. acting presidential, a couple of months back.
Whether it’s enough we’ll see. I hope so.
I have never been under the same illusion as the Trumptardz.
It isn’t up to the #NeverTrump crew. Winning or losing is up to Trump.
A couple of months back he wasn’t running for President, he was running for the nomination; an altogether different kettle of fish, with different techniques needed to catch them.
In both races, his campaigning tactics—either by natural talent or after diligent study—have been superior to the competition. I see no obvious sign that that will change any time soon.
It’s really not necessary to call people you disagree with names, is it?
Some people must believe that name calling is part of the whole LI experience.
“It’s really not necessary to call people you disagree with names, is it?”
From your lips to Trump’s ears, s’il vous plait!
“Somebody else is responsible for my failure.”
True or false.
Not only did Donald Trump show up, he sent an 18 wheeler full of supplies that he donated. This was briefly reported by CNN. Oops.
I hope it wasn’t all the “family size” pack of Play-do’h.
To hell with those little kids whose world has been washed away.
I knew the moment I saw that picture that you couldn’t resist making a butthole out of yourself.
Wouldn’t a refeer of “Trump Steaks” and “Trump Water” have been more appropriate in the emergency? I bet they would.
You looking in the mirror?
A tractor trailer transports in the neighborhood of 45,000 lbs of product that was welcomed by the recipients. I doubt they’d be as enthusiastic about receiving the 45.000 lbs of snark you’d deliver in its place.
Only an asshole would crack wiseass at what the legitimate republican nominee & his VP pick did.
I know what a tractor-trailer combination hauls, having driven them.
Barry, no, at you.
doublesucks, I doubt they enthused over the truck-load of “photo-op” that Obama didn’t need, but your Great God Cheeto did.
You’ve been getting shellacked by pretty much anyone who took you on. You realized that so you cut back on your commentary to reposition yourself. That’s lasted about 2 Daye. Your failure is demonstrated in that you’ve now backslid into the same illogical & foul mouthed loser you’ve devolved into. Mocking children is a new low even for you.
Well stated, secondwind. A big thumbs up! The irrational hatred driving rags and the #NT movement is more and more on display. For them, it’s not about the country, it’s not about conservativism, it’s all about their hatred.
Va. Gent ;
It still makes me chuckle when I think of the slam-down you did on P-rags about a month ago.
Just when do you plan to grow the hell up?
You’ve completely destroyed any credibility you ever had on any topic on this site with your juvenile taunts.
Like with your Cruznadian God, you are a legend in your own little mind.
People with character do not complain about the person providing help and support.
I would imagine that a hungry and thirsty child would appreciate even a Trump steak and bottle of water.
Your TDS twists your brain so much you cannot even acknowledge a simple act of kindness.
Uh oh. Rags will be sad and mad about this…
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said Sunday that Donald Trump has helped draw attention to recovery efforts after the recent devastating floods in his state.
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the governor downplayed critical remarks he made before the Republican presidential nominee visited his state.
“I didn’t dismiss his trip as a photo-op. Before he came down, I said we welcome him here, we want him to be helpful,” Edwards said. “And we hope that it doesn’t turn into a mere photo-op.”
Edwards said Trump’s visit to the state was positive for Louisiana.
“Because it helped to shine a spotlight on Louisiana and on the dire situation that we have here, that it was helpful,” he said.
“I also appreciated the good phone call, the conversation that I had with Gov. [Mike] Pence [R-Ind.], who was sincere and genuine when he called, and we spoke for a long time on Friday morning about their desire to be helpful,” he said about Trump’s running mate.
Another one from someone who was actually there in Louisiana while Rags was busy rubbing his face in Cheetos and kissing the 10 X 15 autographed glossy of Bill Kristol that he keeps on his card table “desk”.
Ok since the media will not tell anyone about this I will at least tell my friends and make this public so y’all can share and tell yours as well because I think it needs to be said.
Donald Trump visited Louisiana today. He brought with him a truck loaded with food, supplies, and toys that he personally passed out. He also donated money to a flood relief charity. He went and walked flooded houses in a community. He didn’t ask for state police or military security, I imagine he may have had his personal security with him but hey he pays them so not my business. He didn’t ask for any road to be closed to bring him in or an escort to his destination, matter of fact he didn’t inform the government of his visit at all. He didn’t care if the government knew he was coming, he just came and brought needing people needed supplies. And the news covered it about 15 seconds and then used it as a hit piece to plug Obama’s visit that will happen. It was just wrong on many levels. No matter [i]f you agree with Trump political are not what he done today was honorable and good, and he did it without making a big deal of himself. I hope more people of his statu[r]e will do the same in the same way, without all the hype of announcing their visit with intent of a public photo op.
Oh, Rags isn’t alone; Trump is being bashed at other sites as well.
If Trump had been seen holding canned goods, there’d be complaints it wasn’t something ready-to-eat. If he stood there with sanitary napkins, the feminists would say he was being sexist. If it was snacks, the Bloombergs of the world would moan about sugar.
I’m surprised the 18-wheeler full of supplies has not been criticized because it should have been a trainload.
I am not exactly big on Trump but give credit where it is due.
Those doing the complaining are, I am sure, down at a local volunteer center helping pack up supplies to sent to Louisiana. /sarc
Is that you, Mr. Trump?
Maybe the Clinton Foundation can do for LA what it has done for Haiti.
I guess that depends on how big the vault is at the Clinton Foundation home.
I’m pretty sure there are no gold mining concessions for Hellary’s siblings to capture…
….and certainly no textile mills to benefit her corporate friends based in Arkansas, since her hubby sent all that to Haiti…..er, South America with NAFTA.
Not to leave out how the Clinton foundation ripped off donors & the Haitian people in their appeal for Haitian relief. Over 80% of Clinton foundation $$ goes to the Clintons.
Of course that’s just fine with democrats.
The class diversitist is concerned about class diversity. Obama is Pro-Choice all the way.
While not related to the beautiful state of Louisiana, a quote from the police chief of Milwaukee echoes Trump’s call to blacks about their vote. Seems pertinent to Louisiana and could be made by any democrat who would mistakenly be truthful there as well.
Flynn says the blacks problems result from DECADES of OFFICIAL neglect. Remind us again, which party has been in charge for DECADES?
Hopefully the Trump campaign can find plenty of use of Flynn’s inadvertent truth telling.
He has blamed Flynn for increases in violent crime in Milwaukee, saying the city’s police force should hire more officers to crack down harder on crime. Clarke has also encouraged citizens to arm themselves.
Flynn, a liberal, sees the anger of the black residents as a product of poverty and decades of official neglect and believes the biggest gains will come from increased cooperation between officers and the community. He has belittled Clarke’s proposals and argued that allowing people to carry concealed weapons has increased deaths from gun violence.
“Decades of official neglect” translates to: raise taxes and fees ever-higher on the producers in order to feed, house, medicate, and provide communications devices for, those who can’t be bothered to at least TRY to find a job, or absorb enough education to speak above the level of a babbling two-year-old.
I know he won’t, because he doesn’t………
and I know he doesn’t because it keeps him neutral, for the most part BUT,
wouldn’t it be marvelous if Rush were to come out and endorse Trump just to see the frothing mouth class explode with rage?
Even better would be Trump and Rush postponing a round of golf to respond to a crisis like this?