Obama Skips Visiting Tornado Ravaged South – Goes On 3-Day Fund-Raising Tour Instead

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What did Paul Ryan call Obama last Wednesday? Oh yeah, The campaigner in Chief. It’s about time someone said it. He’s been on a non-stop self promotion tour since he was elected. It never stops. This week, in the wake of these devastating tornadoes, Obama is choosing to  embark on a three day tour out West where he hopes to raise millions for himself and fellow Democrats.

Keith Koffler of White House Dossier writes:

The tornadoes, part of a storm that rampaged though six states Saturday, resulted in one of the worst disasters of any kind in the United States since the Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Scores were left injured or homeless while 45 people were killed – about four times as many as died in the Gulf oil rig explosion and the subsequent oil spill last year. In North Carolina alone, there were nearly two-dozen storm-related deaths Saturday, with 130 homes destroyed and an estimated 700 more damaged.

Not only is Obama staying away from the region, he has said almost nothing publicly about the tragedy beyond an interview with a North Carolina TV station and a very brief mention at a White House prayer breakfast. The president has failed to make the kind of national, attention-getting public statement presidents offer during crises to comfort victims by expressing the condolences of the nation and to seek charitable aid.

Sunday, he went golfing. On Monday, he did sign a disaster declaration for North Carolina, which will free up federal assistance to the state.

Vice President Biden has also failed to show up. He’s cooling his heels today at home in Wilmington, Delaware. The disaster did not even merit a visit from Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar who – without any apparent irony – was in Boston Tuesday announcing a new wind energy project.

Meanwhile, the South is bracing for more, as forecasters say severe storms and tornadoes could hit the region again today.

Not sure how wise Obama’s actions are, considering  Charlotte, North Carolina was chosen as the site for the 2012 Democrat Convention.

Hat tip: Brian B.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, and Doug Ross, thanks!


11 thoughts on “Obama Skips Visiting Tornado Ravaged South – Goes On 3-Day Fund-Raising Tour Instead

  1. those people in the areas that were hit by the storms need a politican to start screaming i want help and i want it yesterday or its racism. this way the liberal media can accuse the president of being insensitive, a racist, and incompetent. oh i forgot the media doesn’t do that to democratic presidents.


  2. Must not have been any black folk that died.

    But, on the other hand, if there had been it would have been Bush’ fault anyway…

    Look up “hypocritical” in your Funk and Wagnell. You’ll find a pic of Obhammud there…


  3. I am so proud of this president. Man after my own heart! He Only cares for number 0ne! Now if it was An Arab state or Palestine was flattened, not only he would send his lackey Hillery Clinton, he would start sending them $ and supply.. He is so transparent in his goal of destroying America, well he promised open and transparent government. My prayers are with People of south and those families that lost the loved one. Obama must go.


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  5. Dear Leader needs a little rest and relaxation from his arduous task of focusing like a laser on jobs, stopping the seas from rising and confronting all the evil in the world wrought by that terrible Bush guy. Such effort needs to be fueled by large amounts of anonymous cash and it is obvious that tornado-ravaged areas of North Carolina aren’t going to be good for much in the way of cash. Besides, didn’t they vote for a lot of Republicans last year? Lord Barry will not smile on them for that transgression.


  6. The sad part is I am fine with it. I can remember a day when a visit from the President of the United States was something to look forward to regardless of which political party they belonged to. Now it hardly rates a shrug of the shoulders and most people realize that unless they belong to the right group they wouldn’t be able to be in the crowd anyway. Access to this president is granted only after a review of your bank account and a background check of your past campaign contributions.

    Please America, send this guy packing in 2012.


  7. In times of trouble the LAST thing anyone would want to see is that imperious, smirking little toads’ face. Keep sucking nuts in Cali Obonzo! We don’t need you down here.


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  10. the only use I see our government being anymore is law wise the law brings order out of chaos but anything else they are useless…I see a big disaster coming and not a natural one I see people getting fed up with this government and all hell breaking lose they can say they have control but when millions go crazy from starvation and are seriously desperate they will pay and the rest will sit back and enjoy the world will change and there will be no order its the way its meant to be and they are sending us there fairly quickly


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