Earlier today, I talked about how Obama refused to cut short his golf filled vacation at Martha’s Vineyard in lieu of the Louisiana flood victims. Obama famously harangued George W. Bush for flying over the state to see the damage for himself, and not actually gripping a rope by his teeth, plunging into the water, and airlifting out the stranded with one warm.
Needless to say, the American citizenry at large hasn’t taken too kindly to Obama’s hypocrisy. Neither he, nor Hillary are helping the Democratic case for continued reign in the White House. In fact nobody has shown up. Nobody, except – weirdly – Trump.
But Obama wasn’t done making an democratic mascot of himself. From the Washington Times:
In a 16-page guidance issued Tuesday, the Obama administration, led by the Justice Department, warned Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance against engaging in “unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).”
The guidance’s frameworks “highlight the importance of complying with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, addressing the needs of the whole community, and ensuring equal opportunity to access recovery efforts.”
If you thought Louisiana residents experiencing flood troubles didn’t take Obama’s disinterest well, you can bet they really didn’t like the President essentially warning them not to be racist.
American Conservative’s Rod Dreher who wrote scathingly of Obama’s “guidance” letter.
But where are you people now, when everywhere you look you can find black folks and white folks loving on each other, helping each other through this crisis. The Department of Justice and many other agencies of the executive branch overseen by He Who Cannot Be Troubled To Leave Martha’s Vineyard issued a long bureaucratic memo on Tuesday lecturing us that we had better not discriminate against people in our disaster relief efforts.
He even quotes his friend “Jimmy,” for good measure.
Not many things get me seething, but this does. The narrative of this Administration as dividers instead of uniters is real. Look no further than this “guidance” press release telling us in the middle of it to be sure not to be racist, y’all. Meanwhile, our President enjoys golfing and Martha’s Vineyard and sunny skies. No visits, not even that reviled Bush flyover. Just politically motivated, racially laced memos. Meanwhile, we’ll keep on keeping on. Thanks, Obama.
So we have a President who won’t visit Louisiana, though he trashed another President for not doing so enough not long ago, handing down “guidance” to the people actually suffering – people losing their homes and lives – not to be racist as they try to put themselves back together.
This is identity politics at its worst.