February 7th, 2008. This was the sales pitch from Obama in New Orleans at Tulane.
Candidate Obama said; “We can talk about a trust that was broken — the promise that our government will be prepared, will protect us, and will respond in a catastrophe. When President Bush came down to Jackson Square two weeks after the storm, the setting was spectacular and as promises soaring: “We will do what it takes,” he said. “We will take as long as it takes to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives.” But over two years later, those words have been caught in a tangle of half measures, halfhearted leadership, and red tape.”
Interesting how Mr. Obama was quick to criticize President Bush and to promise he would never make the mistakes Bush made. Yet Mr. Obama and the Obama administration has set new records of failure for not responding in time or with sufficient resources to help with the problem of the day.
Same Obama speech, additional remarks… “It’s time for America to rebuild trust with the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. When I am president, I will start by restoring that most basic trust: That your government will do what it takes to keep you safe. The words “never again” spoken so often in those weeks after Katrina must not fade to a whisper.”
Don’t Mr. Obama’s words condemn him? He promised that with him in charge of our nation there would be no Katrina-like response in the Gulf again. Yet here we are watching Obama point fingers, blame Bush and BP but at the end of the day our little community organizer finds himself impotent to do anything constructive. He is like a mosquito in a storm; caught in his own accusations, and guilty as charged by himself.
Mr. Obama is America’s first Post-American President; incompetent for the world to watch in everything he does, except where he seeks to embolden our enemies and weaken out nation.