She’s referring to the silence and inaction from the .fed about the ice storms in Kentucky that have killed dozens, and left hundreds of thousands without power in freezing weather.
President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.
President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration’s “unconscionable ineptitude” in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims. Obama visited thousands of Hurricane survivors in the Houston Convention Center and later took three more trips to the region. He worked with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to introduce legislation to address the immediate income, employment, business, and housing needs of Gulf Coast communities.
President Barack Obama will partner with the people of the Gulf Coast to rebuild now, stronger than ever.
Copied directly from whitehouse.gov, Obama rails on Bush’s “unconscionable ineptitude” while hundreds of thousands of Americans are suffering without power. Where is the outrage? Can you imagine if John McCain had eaten hundred dollar steaks in the middle of “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression” and this was happening? The media outrage would be deafening.
But because it’s a bunch of people in an less fashionable part of the country, and it’s the Obamasiah, not the reviled Bush ignoring it, there is no outrage. There is barely reporting of it. We don’t have Mike Meyers and Kanye West on the tube talking about how Obama doesn’t care about white people.
More empty rhetoric from Obama, more quiet complacency from the media.