Do you think Obama handled the Louisiana floods well? | The Tylt
Eleven years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Then President Bush was skewered for handling the crisis poorly. Mother nature is testing Louisiana again with severe flooding—the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy. Obama declared a state of emergency and directed FEMA to address the issue, but he stayed in Martha's Vineyard with his family to finish out his vacation. Are you with critics asking "Where is Obama," or do you think Obama responded with speed and delegated to the right people?
Do you think Obama handled the Louisiana floods well?
Leadership means delegating to responsible people. Bush was criticized because FEMA was in disarray under his management. Sure, Obama didn't visit the flooding, but he made sure competent people were providing relief.
During the worst parts of the flooding, Obama was on vacation.
Best I can tell, President Obama hasn't said a single word about the devastating flooding in Louisiana.— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) August 17, 2016
It's fair to say that Obama did not go to Louisiana to survey the damage. But that's just a photo opportunity. Do people think he is going to jump into the flooding waters and reverse the tides? He is doing what he can from afar—he's being a commander-in-chief.
Bush was criticized on Katrina not b/c he didn't show up, but for FEMA's bungled response to Katrina. Fair to judge Obama on same metrics.— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) August 19, 2016