Days after a major storm hits, the death toll remains unknown, relief has still not reached areas impacted by the disaster. People are running short of food, some homes uninhabitable.Â Many people are complaining about the slow response “from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.” The president hasn’t visited the region.
Sound like Katrina in 2005.Â Well, it’s Kentucky this week.Â Oh, and another thing the Bluegrass state disaster has is in common with Hurricane Katrina: the state hit hardest had a Democratic governor at the time of the catastrophe.
And yet, where’s the media giving us minute-by-minute coverage of how bad things are and how much wanting the federal response?
Recall, four years ago, how up in arms they were when then-President Bush didn’t react forcefully enough to the tsunami that lashed south Asia? Well, while this disaster is not nearly as catastrophic, according to the White House, all that President Obama has done is to sign statements declaring the state a disaster area.
No public statement of support (at least not as I write this). Shouldn’t the media be outraged? Shouldn’t we be outraged at his indifference?
Oh yea, he’s a Democrat and is, by definition, compassionate. It’s just Republicans who are heartless.
UPDATE:Â The Anchoress asks “why isn’t the president down there, hugging people? Why was he schmoozing congress with steak dinners* while people were suffering?” Read the whole thing.
Instapundit reader C.J. Burch observes, “What Katrina taught the media was that they could hurt Bush by lying. What 2008 taught them was that they could help Obama by not reporting at all. What will 2009 teach them? I shudder to think.â€
UPDATE FROM Bruce (GayPatriot): Where is the outrage from Kanye West and Spike Lee?Â What does Barack Obama have against poor white people in Kentucky?!?!
UP-UPDATE FROM Dan: Bruce, have you noted that none of our critics in the comments section have taken issue with my basic point about the Administration’s lackluster response to the disaster and the MSM’s silence?
UP-UP-UPDATE from Bruce (GP): Dan….. and this surprises you, how?Â Â The basic strategy that liberals use in public discourse is to avoid the original question, then lie and then make up new facts and then revise history.Â Our critics do it well.
UP-UP-UP-UPDATE from Dan Steve Gill asks, “where is President Obama?”
While millions are struggling were struggling with the dangerous and deadly icy conditions President Obama had the thermostat in the Oval Office cranked up like a â€œhothouseâ€ growing orchids. On Thursday â€” while millions in Tennessee and Kentucky did not have access to shelter or food â€” Obama hosted a cocktail party at the White House and served up fancy martinis and an appetizer menu that featured mouthwatering wagyu steak costing $100 a pound.
He also wonders where’s the outrage?