Why is everyone but Donald Trump absent from the crisis in Baton Rouge ?
The President is playing golf in Martha's Vineyard on yet another vacation - when a disaster of this magnitude strikes, it demands Presidential attention (remember the backlash President Bush received about his response to Katrina?)
Where is Hillary Clinton?
Where are Black Lives Matters, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the rest of the race hustlers?
Trump scrapped a major New York campaign event and is now with Mike Pence touring the area and reassuring people...
The governor asked for no one to show up for photo ops. He said it'd be better for no one to come. Guess dumpy doesn't listen . Nice photo op, tho, eh? The kinder, gentler dumpy.
Trump actually asked that no cameras be present for this visit. Your hatred for Trump is showing Leslie.
I think the Gov actually said that once Trump was on the ground, then late made a similar statement to cover for Obama not being there - nice fail
Trump asked for no cameras? Who knew he would be there, the psychic press?
And your hatred for obama is noted.
Leslie what exactly has Obama done that has made your life better other than more free stuff?
We don't get 'free' stuff. We get our tax money back in the form of benefits. We PAY for those benefits! The government just manages our money. Sometimes they do it well, sometimes not. Just like any financial trust.
What is this? Rich people get a tax break, you say it's their money. I get a tax break, you call it free stuff. Careful, your slip is showing.
Right, all you get is tax breaks like a refund on taxes you never paid. Just welfare by another name.
Y,The government manages our money?well?Ha HA, no economist or financial expert on earth would make that statement or liken the government to any serious financial trust, that is absurd on its surface &shows you don't understand anything.
You know, old people who collect money that comes from my paycheck should watch the talk about welfare. Your payout has long been spent.
Leslie again you are very wrong. I could not live long enough to get back all the money I paid into social security. If the politicians quit stealing this money it would be a good system.
We'll you are wrong too. I am working not collecting welfare, and tired of being insulted by men who had wives cater to them when they got home. And sorry, with all the coli's, you get way more than you put in. Add medicare, its even more. We pay!
Leslie, our medicare premiums are taken out of our SS payments. You have gotten into an area you know nothing about. I could hit you with some numbers but those would be like facts which you always ignore anyhow. Just keep working to support me.
I am and so are my 3 kids and one grandson. And instead of gratitude,i get insults and patronizing attitude.Your 10dollars a week in 1950 has morphed into 200. And saying I'm on welfare is a lie. What facts you care about? Only smearing. That's it.
Leslie I am no stranger to work either after working for 65 years before retirement. I said Earned Income Credits are a form of welfare and they are. Sorry you took it personally.
You said nothing about earned income credits,and that is not what I'm talking about. You said I get taxes back that I never paid. Free stuff for the bum, right? Sick of all of your and your crew backhanded insults. Just cause I don't think like you
Leslie, That is exactly what Earned Income Credits are, a tax refund on taxes you never paid. There is no other way to look at it but just another form of welfare. How can it be called a "refund" when it was never paid to the IRS?
I am talking about the 400 dollar increase he allowed us to earn before fed taxes came in to play.And I repeat, no one on ss can speak about welfare.You are way on the receiving end.As is your Republican Congress.You poke at working poor as scapegoat
Leslie - You need to do some reading and educate yourself on this before you make assumptions. If you do the math on a $400 deduction the amount you saved on taxes would probably buy you a couple lunches at today's prices.
Yes, but at least he was thinking about people like me, unlike those who only cater to the wealthy. And I'm glad you realize that today's prices are nothing like they used to be. Same as your fica payments then have blossomed into bigger payouts.
Funny how so many good responses on this topic are "hidden because of negative comments" - sound like lots of liberals who can't deal with truth
Why thank you! My answer was hidden. Glad you see I speak the truth!
No, just mine, OP, and DTMB - yours as always is left up for something to laugh at
Wrong. Mine get hidden a lot. Maybe the lib clique is finally playing by right wing rules. We all know youze could care less about freedom of speech or women. Blam!
Mike, Pics or no Pics, Trump still got coverage, which is what he wanted, If he was honestly concerned...why then did he not help out in the past?...This might be opportunism at it's best.
This concerted media attack on Hillary is the worst I've ever seen. And miss me w the liberal media lie. Everywhere everyone is following their scripts of attacking her. Nowhere do I see talk of trump u or tax returns or sending 9/11 evidence to burn
In the case of the president the Gov. John Bel Edwards a (Democrat) asked Obama NOT to come at this time. Apparently he feels a presidential visit puts a huge security demand on local resources.
“It is a major ordeal, they free up the interstate for him,”
“We have to take hundreds of local first responders, police officers, sheriffs, deputies and state troopers to provide security for that type of visit.”
“I would just as soon have those people engaged in the response rather than trying to secure the president,” Bel Edwards continued.
(“So I’d ask him to wait, if he would, another couple weeks.”)
It's my understanding the president will be making a stop there next week. He's heeding the governor's request.
He said that AFTER Trump called out Obama for not coming - a Dem covering for his Dem leader - the spin is in !
Why would trump call out Obama unless it was a political move on his part? If, he was there to help, why care what Obama doing? Politics!
Well the truth is,this week or next week or a month from now, if Obama comes,according to the governor,needed resources will be taken away,the need won't be gone in a week,if the governor is right and not spinning BO shouldn't come at all
Yeah, Obama should simply sit in the people's house and watch MTV
He's going Tuesday. Probly declare national emergency, and start the REAL help.
Oh, so hundreds of local first responders, police officers, sheriffs, deputies and state troopers aren't real help? You should listen to yourself sometimes, I don't think you'd like you.
I'm saying as opposed to your hero dumpy, who brought toys, and who was in the way of those real responders. Get a clue why don't you.
Are you referring to that 18 wheeler full of Supplies Mr. Trump brought? Yes, some toys for the kids who lost everything - your politics make you blind to the REAL help he brought...what did your Murderous Honey Hill send?
Uh huh. Is that the only disaster around? Say, Italy just had earthquake. But shucks, no political ground to be gained there. Fires in cali.... Dumpy to the rescue!
It is funny I hear black lives matter, Al, or Jesse being mention like they can do something. Lets be real...Donald is only there to shine a positive side of his situation. We all know he has been on the back burner these days. Haven't heard he offering his millions to rebuild? Wonder why? On the other hand, Obama has tried to get Congress to act for 8years...Nothing yet! Obama can't do it without Congress...those are the ones to be mad at. Not Obama, Hillary,Al, or Jesse, even your boy Donald...Don't hate the players...hate this dirty game called politics...
Congress gives Obama everything he wants - stop being a Trump hater
Congress had obstructed this president for eight years. They made it their goal for him to fail. Take $174,000 a yr to do it! Work 176 days out of 365... Derelicts!
Odd, Obama has said he can do it without congress or didn't you hear the "I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’ speech? Yeah, but the courts seem to think that's not constitutional. Odd,a "constitutional scholar" making that mistake.
I'd like to see the list of what congress stopped Obama on...
You wouldn't believe anything that a Democrat says. Just like Dems don't believe anything a Republican says. What's your point other than to spew hate?
Re-live the last eight years. Repairing infrastructure, jobs, green energy, closing gitmo, his political and judicial appointments, filibustering more in his adm equalling half the filibusters in us history! Obama wants, we say no.Teatardery 101
Ralph, have you noticed that anytime you answer with facts or seek the truth liberals don't engage the isuue but automatically label you a hater? Is that pathetically transparent or what? Just another way they have to avoid the truth.
Oh really? Who is here telling us to stop hating trump? Old man told me my hate is showing. You accuse, expect the same!
Well Leslie I said when you answer with facts or seek the truth, something I have never seen you do, so you have no point.
Oh bulloney. I just did. And you want to talk facts? You support a birther for crying out loud! Your peers say he's a Muslim and the Antichrist. Go tell them to stop hating!
Mr. Trump did not tour the area but went to small town and he and Pence were handing out small packages of ??? The area he went to was not flooded, but it did provide him with a photo-op and helped him to make a statement that the President was playing golf.
Both President Obama and Hillary called the Governor of Louisiana and asked if they should come down there and they were told they would be a distraction and take rescue resources away from the victims. I understand that Hillary Clinton is having fund raising for the victims of the flood.
They we're giving out toys.... Talk about showtime. He was there for like 50seconds. Bs and bulloney, trump and pence.
Hillary is fund raising? Doesn't she have a charity with over 2 billion dollars in it? I heard it only gives 10% to charity and keeps the rest but is she donating that to her fund raising for Louisianna? Or just collecting your money.
You hear is backwards as usual, Taze - Clinton's foundation dispenses 90% to charities and keeps only 10% for administrative costs. Her foundation has an A+ rating.
As usual you r wrong Yossarian, if what u say isn't a lie you'd cite proof.Where is it? Here is what I heard http://thefederalist.com/2015/04/27/in- … le-grants/
Don't Faze Me, The Federalist news site is a fake one that "reports" heavily slanted stories.
ALL of media is slanted right. Otherwise, they'd be clamoring for Donalds tax returns. Maybe they know what's in them and are protecting their boy dumpy. After all, he's a media darling, NRA darling, tea party darling...where the tax returns???
I said I heard10% & showed that was the truth,Y claimed I didn't so I showed her I did.OkDean so you r saying all the numbers in that article showing they cant add up are wrong?You haven't read it so you r the one who is a fake w a slant.
Photo op time. Trump never misses an opportunity!
Taze Bro, I said the news site as a whole is full of BS. It's a well documented piece of garbage that tries and fails to "report" the news. On top of that, it hijacked the orginal The Federalist Papers. Taze your brain to life...bro.
Don't let Leslie taint the semi truck full of supplies Trump and Pence brought - Hillary on the other side had her grubby mitt out for money
She collects money for people. And she shows her tax returns to prove it. Wheres dumpys tax returns? Why is media not talking about that 24/7 like all things Hillary? Think. Maybe you'll figure it out.
Come on Mr. Schwartz, don't peddle in absolutist language. You're lettin' us on: 'Everyone but Donald Trump'. I ain't bein naive. I got family native to South Louisiana. But I ain't gonna catch you on semantics. That'd be damned childish.
I don't care for politicians paradin over graveyards. That goes doubly for everday folks who use a devastating event to promulgate their own persuasions. Who cares what candidate goes or no's? Screw em all. They're all mechanical teeth, with teleprompter'd mouths. None'll bring new roofing and a pair of hands ready to work. To really work. Talk is for the birds.
Why not focus on the brave, empathetic people who go to Baton Rouge to rebuild? That's a story worth telling. Tell me, why not?
I also used to live in LA - not trying to color the page any different than the facts available / the rebuilders would be great to hear about
The real rebuilders said they didn't want the secret service down there getting in their way. I can just see it, "What do you plan to do with that nailgun." Five SS men jump in front of the President, knocking over a wall they are trying to build.
Nice try - they aren't anywhere near the rebuilding point - still water to be diverted. The Gov only made his statements AFTER Trump was comin and no one else cared. He was giving fellow Dems cover fire
Well, that makes sense. The Gov didn't need to make them BEFORE any politician announced he or she would come down for a photo op.
Because the people who really care don't want their butts down there in the way of the officials' trying to help these people. Donald Trump never misses an opportunity for a photo op.
It was on every news outlet. Including MSNBC.
Leslie knows what she is talking about. Yes, I did see pictures.
Ah, and neither is nytimes, huh? And after Donald smeared them, seems Russia went after a reporter!! My goodness it really is make America red again! Cause you know, what color is behind it all... .GREEN
I seen some pictures of people arrested for looting
Putin is playing trump. He found his weakness. Love to know how he snagged him.
President Obama’s vacation has nothing to do with him not visiting Louisiana. The governor of the state requested him not to come because it would be a drain on resources needed for recovery.
It is interesting to note the emphasis Obama haters place on him not showing up in Louisiana after taking only a 2-week family vacation for a flood that has caused at least 13 deaths. However, conveniently Obama’s detractors forget that George W. Bush was spending his 27th day of vacation on his ranch in Texas when Katrina hit. He spent another 2 days at his ranch before going back to Washington and refusing to go to Louisiana. Eventually, his aides persuaded him to at least do a flyover. Incidentally, 1,500 to 1,800+ people died during Katrina (no one knows the exact figure) and Bush’s statement was, “You’re doing a heck of a job, Brownie.”
Thank you so much for pointing these things out. Quite often, things are spun to suit certain opinions or agendas.
Facts seem to be of little importance in the eyes of haters.
Yes, and the 2worst are trump and guliani. They are evil incarnate. With big mouths. Both criminals in their own right, but protected by friends in high places and the media.
Of course, let's make it about Bush. The people of Louisana are the ones saying Obama doesn't care about them...or Hillary.....
What people, trump people? In that case, his visit was successful. Demonize the dems and preretend he's the Dali lama. Oh, and bush did take more vacas than Obama. And lots of American embassy people died on his watch. Lot more than 4.
Obama spent $70 million on vacations while Bush worked from his Texas ranch
Bulloney. Bush and wife went to Africa 7 times. Spent plenty tax dollars. And vacation is vacation. Righties blast Obama for everything bush and all other prez do, including personnell dying at embassies. No one accused gw of murder(except 9/11)
Obama has added more to national debt than the previous 43 presidents combined.
To be fair...The Gov. of Louisiana asked Obama to stay clear so they could keep vital roadways open for relief functions...I believe Obama has made the arrangements to visit now.
Trump wanted to be the 1st "politician" to show support...he knew that anyone else, like Obama, would have trouble getting immediate clearance for a visit.
As far as BLM...I doubt that the Powers in La. would want them there ...it is not a Photo OP...and you could never be sure if BLM would use the situation to promote their platform...so even if they requested to come, I am sure that request would have been turned down.
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