Compare Obama and Bush's responses over the course of the first month of the Louisiana disasters each faced?
Within 1 month, Bush successfully led the evacuation of 1.5 million residents. Bush signed the Republican Congress' $10.5 billion relief package within 3 days of the aftermath of Katrina. Billions more were also raised by Americans.
Obama's chief official was white water rafting in the Grand Canyon 1 week into the oil spill crises. After 30 days, the Obama administration has done nothing other than threatening BP with Obama's Nazi boots. Obama's peep's and czars are unqualified to do anything beyond award the rig with safety awards and award drilling permits for campaign contributions. Obama also has done nothing to help with the record flooding in Nashville, whose victims were not rioting, raping and robbing like Katrina thugs but rather focused on rebuilding, restoring and religion to get them through this disaster.
Hillary was right, Obama wasn't ready to lead on Day 1 and will not be ready to lead on Day 1461 and will never be ready to lead anything beyond Kenya.
- Oh okayLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
Finally, after 30 days, the major networks are beginning to pick up on this. Bush would not have been given this much time to solve a crisis like this- unbelievable how even Obama is outlasting his graces with the media.
Bertrand is right that this situation is different- but if anything that makes Obama more responsible. New Orleans and Louisiana's government had 2 weeks to order an evacuation, which is local govt's role. However, an oil spill falls under federal jurisdiction immediately- and both BP and the federal government did not follow their plan of action for such crises.
- 4 years ago
Liberal bias, You truly don't know jack squat about anything do you. The Coast Guard response was as you said, immediately on scene to rescue and begin a body recovery, That was what the initial contact was involving, However what the Coast guard and NOAA did not do, Which they should have done unilaterally was assess the degree of the damage done to the rig, and the under the water line flow pipes. Which they DID NOT DO, They allowed BP to take the lead position in the clean up. Which has now proven to be the biggest blunder of the century. BP short sold the magnitude of the spill and the amount of fuel belching its way into the gulf. Until it became so obvious we were headed for environmental disaster as we are now dealing with. So please don't show your ignorance for what you think Obama did right. Deal with what was not done at all.
- James LLv 710 years ago
Actually Katrina flooded hundreds of petrochemical and fuel storage facilities. the water that flooded New Orleans was actually burning. It was the worst oil spill in history up until this one anyway and there was also the devastation of an area the size of Kansas in the worst natural disaster in US history. Given the unprecedented nature of the Catastrophe, Bush may have been one day later than absolutely necessary but he did pretty well. This oil leak in the gulf is also unprecedented, but Obama has not adapted at all. He just sits back calls names and makes threats while the ecology of the Gulf of Mexico dies. Yeah, this round definitely goes to Bush.
- 10 years ago
Helping people out of a flood zone is a lot different then pumping out millions of gallons of oil from the gulf. You're comparing apples and oranges.
And remember that Hurricane Katrina was being monitored for about 2 weeks before it hit the coast of Louisiana. Bush had two weeks to help prepare if he wanted. Obama is dealing with an out of nowhere incident.
Could Obama have dealt with this better? Yes. Could Bush have dealt with Katrina better? Oh absolutely.
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- Anonymous10 years ago
Obama did a better job of responding to the disaster. They were two different events. He is a great leader and speaker. What did you do during either disaster. You hid your head in the sand.
- Anonymous10 years ago
"Government is not the solution to your problems"...Ronald Reagan
Obama believes the free markets work best and govt should not interfere with business.
However, Katrina was anot a free market force but an act of god and bush's response was a disaster.
- Anonymous10 years ago
thats because obamy is getting kick backs from big oil and so that is why they are refered to as "crime inc."
- SeanLv 710 years ago
America has zero leadership.
- AtlantaBellLv 510 years ago
Obama is a joke.Source(s): him and hilary. (funny how she changed her tune as soon as he threw her a big black bone).