I was one of the fortunate ones to see President Barack Obama speak to New Orleans politicos, supporters, the media and others, yesterday, at a Lower 9th ward center which apparently had been 17-feet beneath water after Hurricane Katrina hit on August 29, 2005.
A week doesn’t go by without Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal taking a potshot at President Obama. The Prez has kept a tight lip and publically ignores Jindal, but it’s obvious from press reports that there is no love lost between them. Despite the animosity, Bobby Jindal and President Obama have a lot in common.
We can most easily understand the relationship between Pres. Barack Obama and his best friend forever Sen. Mary Landrieu as one where he proposes and she disposes, while she petitions and he ignores, testimony of crony capitalists notwithstanding that provides a backdrop to the changing political culture in Louisiana.
Since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, more than 8 million Americans have enrolled.
What happened to the watchdog media? Sadly, in this day of Obama, they have turned into the lapdog media. Everyone knows that most members of the mainstream news media are card carrying liberals; however, even staunch left wingers should have enough integrity to fulfill their responsibilities to the public. Our country has benefited from a vigorous “fourth estate,” but that crucial oversight is sorely lacking today.
Today, one of the big stories in the national media is that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has upgraded the past presidency of Jimmy Carter at the expense of the current White House inhabitant, Barack Obama.
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As his fellow republicans are slamming President Obama for putting the country into bankruptcy, an interesting show of political paradox is playing out as the Hurricane Isaac is slamming into Louisiana and the Deep South which is scheduled to support Mitt Romney this election.
According to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the Obama administration is not moving fast enough in the latest disaster crises to beset Louisiana.
On Monday, Jindal wrote the Obama administration requesting full FEMA reimbursement for Hurricane Isaac-related damages.
On Tuesday morning, President Barack Obama said, " Yesterday I approved a disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana so they can get the help that they need right away, particularly around some of the evacuations that are taking place. And right now, we already have response teams and supplies ready to help communities in the expected path of the storm."
Update to below:
President Barack Obama gave a short statement regarding his administration’s efforts to deal with the Tropical storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane.
However, is the President’s effort sufficient in the eyes of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal?
Jindal openly criticized the President on Monday for failing to respond to the entire request for Isaac relief.
At the time of this writing, 75 days remain before the November 6 election. As is often the case, the inevitable tightening of the presidential race is starting to occur as the end of August approaches. The tightening is not a drastic movement, rather a subtle one, simply because most voters (90 percent according to some polls) made up their minds long ago and are firm in their decision.
While Mitt Romney has improved his standing somewhat in recent polls, both nationally and in the battleground states, he still has a tough path ahead. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the election. According to the latest RealClearPolitics.com assessment of the Electoral College status, President Obama leads with 221 electoral votes leaning either his way or solidly in his column compared to 191 for Romney. On May 20, those totals stood at 243 to 170. To get to the magic number of 270, Romney will need to lock up Florida (29), Virginia (13), and North Carolina (15) and score 22 more electoral votes in other contested states. A win in Ohio (18) would get him close to home. A sweep of the South Atlantic states mentioned above, coupled with Ohio, would give Romney the presidency if he added Colorado (9), Iowa (6), or New Hampshire (4) to that column.