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Sends them a memo telling them not to descriminate.
No. Really. How out of touch is this moron?

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.”

Needless to say, some Louisiana residents were offended, including the American Conservative’s Rod Dreher, who took umbrage at receiving an anti-discrimination lecture from Washington, D.C., as locals struggle to rescue, house and feed their neighbors.

“[E]verywhere you look you can find black folks and white folks loving on each other, helping each other through this crisis,” Mr. Dreher said in a Thursday post.

He referred to the guidance as a “long bureaucratic memo” issued by the “Department of Justice and many other agencies of the executive branch overseen by He Who Cannot Be Troubled to Leave Martha’s Vineyard.”

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"Finally does something for Louisianna" - you mean, beyond declaring them a disaster area, days age, and committing the Federal government to their assistance?

Bush did all that with Katrina too. But he was the devil.

Want to try again?

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What did BHO do...sign a presidential order saying Louisiana problems are still GWBs fault ???

 

What has happened down here is the winds have changed

Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain

Rained real hard and it rained for a real long time

Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

 

The river rose all day

The river rose all night

Some people got lost in the flood

Some people got away alright

The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines

Six feet of water in the streets of Evangelne

 

Louisiana, Louisiana

GWB tryin' to wash us away

GWB tryin' to wash us away

Louisiana, Louisiana

GWB tryin' to wash us away

GWB tryin' to wash us away

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Meanwhile, Trump shows up his photo op, draws off LE resources to protect his orangeness, creates traffic snarl in the midst of an already-mess, uses his non-political trip to bash his political opponents, makes promises he can't keep, and the only thing the victims of Louisiana get out of him is 49 count 'em 49 seconds of unloading play-doh.

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Meanwhile, Trump shows up his photo op, draws off LE resources to protect his orangeness, creates traffic snarl in the midst of an already-mess, uses his non-political trip to bash his political opponents, makes promises he can't keep, and the only thing the victims of Louisiana get out of him is 49 count 'em 49 seconds of unloading play-doh.

Unfortunately for you, Trump asked the media to leave so he could meet with families away from them.

You can't spin Obama's failure.

 

Trump went to Louisiana and acted like a president.

Obama went golfing, and sent Louisiana a memo telling them not to discriminate.

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"Finally does something for Louisianna" - you mean, beyond declaring them a disaster area, days age, and committing the Federal government to their assistance?

no fed assistance has shown up

nlggas just dont care if other nigs are dying

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The hypocrisy of the left sometimes even surprises me.

Remember how they went on and on about Katrina?

I bet the same LF leftists defending Obama now did that.

Attacking Bush not doing anything.

Even when he had actually done something.

But where has Obama been regarding Louisiana’s flooding the past week?

After all, it’s not as if this is some minor event that happened.

This tragedy is every bit as serious as Katrina was …

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/08/19/110000-homes-worth-a-combined-21-billion-are-in-louisianas-flood-affected-zones-study-says/?utm_term=.59f7e6557eca

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.


Scores of people have died.

Over 40,000 family homes have been flooded and had to be evacuated.

Yet, it wasn’t until today … more than a week after the flooding … after Trump toured the area … that Obama even announced he’d visit the area.

And he's made no statements about it in all that time.

He’s been too busy golfing.

Enjoying the nightlife in Martha’s Vineyard.

Swimming in the ocean.

Tweeting about the Olympics.

Taking a surfing lesson.

Attending fundraisers for Hillary.

It’s as if he didn’t even know this was going on.

And when his administration finally did get around to saying something about flooding, it was to warn Louisiana not to discriminate.

To raise the spector of racism (let not crisis go unused).

Yet, the mainstream media ignores all this.

Instead, they’ve tried to offer lame excuses for Obama’s neglect ... (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/18/heres-why-president-obama-isnt-stopping-his-vacation-to-visit-the-louisiana-flooding/ and http://hotair.com/archives/2016/08/19/washington-post-obama-is-golfing-during-louisiana-flooding-because-he-detests-theatrical-politics/ ).

While LF's leftists look the other way.

Hypocrites ... one and all.

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Unfortunately for you, Trump asked the media to leave so he could meet with families away from them.

You can't spin Obama's failure.

 

Trump went to Louisiana and acted like a president.

Obama went golfing, and sent Louisiana a memo telling them not to discriminate.

Unfortunately for you, Trump advertised his visit as a non-media event and then played to them the entire time.

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You're full of shit. Bush declared an emergency TWO DAYS BEFORE Katrina hit land, and FEMA was in place.

you are full of shit

 

you wingnuts like to try to rewrite history

 

sorry pal,

 

Presidential role[edit]

Early Tuesday morning, August 30, a day after the hurricane struck, President Bush attended a V-J Day commemoration ceremony at Coronado, California, while looking over the situation with his aides and cabinet officials.[17] 24 hours before the ceremony, storm surges began overwhelming levees and floodwalls protecting the city of New Orleans, greatly exacerbating the minimal damage from rainfall and wind when the hurricane itself veered to the East and avoided a direct hit on New Orleans.[18] Initial reports of leaked video footage of top-level briefings held before the storm claimed that this video contradicted Bush’s earlier statements that no one anticipated the breach of the levees.[19] Transcripts revealed that Bush was warned that the levees may overflow, as were Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin.

Bush was criticized for not returning to Washington, D.C. from his vacation in Texas until after Wednesday afternoon, more than a day after the hurricane hit on Monday. On the morning of August 28, the president telephoned Mayor Nagin to "plead" for a mandatory evacuation of New Orleans, and Nagin and Gov. Blanco decided to evacuate the city in response to that request.[citation needed] Blanco told reporters the President had called and spoken with her (but not Nagin) before the press conference.[citation needed]

Bush overflew the devastated area from Air Force One as he traveled from Texas back to Washington, D.C.,[20] and subsequently visited the Gulf Coast on Friday and was briefed on Hurricane Katrina. Turning to his aides during the flyover, Bush remarked, "It's totally wiped out. It's devastating, it's got to be doubly devastating on the ground." Later, in a televised address from the White House, he said, "We're dealing with one of the worst national disasters in our nation's history."[21]

Vice President Dick Cheney was also criticized in his role in the aftermath. On the night of August 30, and again the next morning, he personally called the manager of the Southern Pines Electric Power Association and ordered him to divert power crews to electrical substations in nearby Collins, Mississippi, that were essential to the operation of the Colonial Pipeline, which carries gasoline and diesel fuel from Texas to the Northeast.[22] The power crews were reportedly upset when told what the purpose of the redirection was, since they were in the process of restoring power to two local hospitals, but did so anyway.[23]

10 facts about the Katrina response

By KEVIN ROBILLARD

10/03/12 12:03 PM EDT

1. Within four days of Katrina’s landfall on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, then-President George W. Bush signed a $10.4 billion aid package and ordered 7,200 National Guard troops to the region. A few days later, he requested — and Congress approved — an additional $51.8 billion in aid.

2. Hundreds of firefighters from other cities who volunteered to help in the response were rerouted to Atlanta, where they sat through two days of presentations on sexual harassment and the history of FEMA before being sent to New Orleans.

 

3. FEMA Director Michael Brown, who resigned over his handling of the response, later told a group of students that the White House only wanted to federalize the response in Louisiana, where the governor was a Democrat, and not in Republican-led Mississippi in order to embarrass Louisiana officials. Brown said the White House believed they had a chance to “rub [Kathleen Blanco’s] nose in it.” The Bush administration denied political considerations played a role in the response.2. Hundreds of firefighters from other cities who volunteered to help in the response were rerouted to Atlanta, where they sat through two days of presentations on sexual harassment and the history of FEMA before being sent to New Orleans.

4. The federal government didn’t waive the Stafford Act, which requires localities to contribute 10 percent of the cost of reconstruction and clean-up projects, until May. It was quickly waived after both Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew.

5. An investigation by Congressional Republicans, while placing most of the blame on the Bush administration, singled out New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin for not ordering an evacuation of the city until less than 24 hours before Katrina’s landfall. Nearby Plaquemines Parish had ordered an evacuation a day earlier.

6. Then-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson offered 200 members of his state’s national guard to help Louisiana the day the Katrina hit, but a letter from Washington authorizing the move didn’t arrive until five days later.

7. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff flew to Atlanta for a briefing on the avian flu, and President George W. Bush later said he thought New Orleans had dodged a bullet. In fact, the White Househad been informed the night before that levees in New Orleans had broken and the city was flooding.

8. Vice President Dick Cheney’s office called a Mississippi electricity cooperative and ordered repair crews to restore power to a pipeline sending oil and gas to the northeast, delaying the restoration of power to two rural hospitals.

9. Before the storm hit, Amtrak ran equipment out of the city. With rooms for several hundred evacuees, they offered the spots to the city. Officials declined, so the train left with no passengers.

10. Five days after the storm hit, then-Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) was allowed through the military checkpoints and given a national guard escort in order to visit his house. Jefferson said he was on tour of his flooded district and trying to examine the damage.

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