Friday, August 31, 2012

Obama skips Louisiana, while Romney tours damage

Obama has cancelled campaign events in order to go to Louisiana Monday because today's visit by Romney has forced Obama's hand. Remember Hurricane Katrina? The press practically destroyed George W. Bush for not landing in Louisiana after that storm and they have not said a word about Obama campaigning throughout the hurricane. Media bias, anyone? - Reggie

UPDATE 1:10 p.m. EST: The White House has announced that Obama plans to visit hurricane-ravaged Louisiana Monday to observe recovery efforts.

Mitt Romney scrambled his schedule Friday to visit Louisiana and examine first-hand the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac and to meet with Gov. Bobby Jindal whose request for full financial assistance was snubbed by President Barack Obama.

Obama has not traveled to either Louisiana or Mississippi to view the storm’s damage.

The Category 1 hurricane killed four people in Louisiana and Mississippi and stranded 500 residents who were rescued by first responders in boats. Nearly one million homes and businesses have lost power, almost half the state of Louisiana, the Associated Press reported.

Jindal and Republican Sen. David Vitter asked Obama to fully reimburse the state for its cost to handle and clean up after the storm, but federal assistance will only supplement state and local efforts to prepare and respond.

The president was kept informed of the hurricane during a campaign swing this week across college campuses, while First Lady Michelle Obama made television appearances on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Dr. Oz,” and “Rachael Ray.”

Wednesday marked the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which nearly devastated the City of New Orleans in 2005.

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And there is this...

Breitbart: Obama Campaigns as Red State Drowns; Seven Rallies Before Louisiana Visit

Photo by: Evan Vucci
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, his wife Ann, center, and Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., right, talk with Sen. David Vitter, R-La., back to camera, during a tour of flooding caused by hurricane Isaac, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Jean Lafitte, La. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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