Storm Damage: Pretty-words-Obama vs Make-it-happen-Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney listens to the concerns of a man affected by Hurricane Isaac in the damaged neighborhood of Lafitte, Louisiana on Friday, Augusts 31, 2012. (Photo – Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As the Democratic National Convention gets underway and Americans will be fed non-stop “OBAMA CARES” rhetoric, I just had to underscore one of the many differences between the two men running for the United States presidency. Here’s my point about sanctimonious Obama and get-it-done Mitt Romney:

Obama doesn’t care; finally tours storm damage
By Dan Spencer
September 3, 2012

President Obama finally arrived in Louisiana to inspect the damage done by Hurricane Isaac six days after the storm made landfall and three days after Mitt Romney inspected hurricane damage with Governor Bobby Jindal.

Romney got there three days earlier because he cared enough to skip a campaign rally in Virginia in order to inspect the damage done by Isaac. If Romney had not made the extra effort to visit Louisiana, does anyone seriously think Obama would have bothered to show up at all?

Obama couldn’t be bothered; making political hay was priority last week while the GOP National Convention was taking place. While storm Isaac raged, he glided into Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia to hold rallies:

Obama was too busy flying all over the country fundraising and campaigning to visit the storm damage. At least he was until Romney made his inspection trip. I know the White House claims Obama made the decision to visit Louisiana before Mitt Romney’s announcement that he would be going to the state Friday to see damage from Hurricane Isaac. Frankly I just don’t believe it. Do you? After all Obama announced that he would tour Hurricane Isaac damage in Louisiana only after Romney did.

Spencer points out this is Obama’s M.O.; he’s done this before:

Iowa city councilman: Obama has fundraised over touring flood damage before

President Barack Obama ignored a request to tour flood damage in Sioux City, Iowa, last summer, City Councilman Keith Radig said in a radio appearance. Obama chose not to visit the area the Missouri River flooded last summer, Radig added, and is only going to speak at the city’s Morningside College at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday because he’s in desperate need of votes against Mitt Romney ahead of November’s election.

You could kind of describe Obama as a fair weathered friend — he’s one that’s only there when he needs something from you,” Radig said. “But when we needed his leadership, he was nowhere to be found. In the Midwest we are hardworking and determined. We are tired of struggling due to the Obama policies.”

Radig added that when five congressmen wrote to Obama last summer asking him for help and to visit the damaged area, he declined, instead campaigning on other side of Iowa.

Out of deference to the potential struggles facing many in Isaac’s path and concern over safety, the Republican National Committee and Romney campaign scrapped the entire first day of their convention. On subsequent days, moments of silence and prayers were offered for those in harm’s way. While huge images of Red Cross contact information appeared on the many large onstage screens, speakers repeatedly urged Americans to aid Isaac victims by donating to the Red Cross.

Another event took place which seemed to be beneath the attention of the mainstream media:

Monday in Tampa: Utah delegates at GOP convention work on hygiene kits ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac
By Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News
Monday, Aug. 27 2012

TAMPA, Fla. — With the first day of the four-day Republican National Convention cut short by Tropical Storm Isaac, the Utah delegation quickly assembled 1,000 hygiene kits that will be distributed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, possibly to storm victims.

“Our goal here is to leave Tampa better than we found it,” Wright said.

Utah House Majority Leader Brad Dee, R-Ogden, said the state has a reputation for showing compassion. “It’s important to give back,” Dee said. “We have so many blessings that come into our lives.”

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, thanked the participants for their work.

It reflects well of our state and of our party,” Lee said. “It’s good to be a Republican. Most importantly, it’s good to be getting a new president of the United States.”

Hats off to the Utah delegation and others who helped.

Remember how Obama drug his golf shoe toes on visiting the Gulf when the BP oil spill occurred?

And, when Obama says “I am my brother’s keeper” he just doesn’t mean his real brother.

As coverage of the Democratic convention begins today, remember: Pretty-words-Obama can’t begin to measure up to make-it-happen Mitt Romney.

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8 Responses to Storm Damage: Pretty-words-Obama vs Make-it-happen-Mitt Romney

  1. Jennifer Kennedy says:

    Obama never showed up after the EF 5 Tornado in Southern Indiana. People are still trying to clean up and begin to rebuild, BO did not even bother to fly over. Guess this “Red State” did not deserve his attention.

  2. Jayde Wyatt says:

    Jennifer, thanks for the reminder. What a pity.

    How dare a natural disaster interfere with our cool cat President’s plans? The nerve of Mother Nature for not checking first with Obama’s Chief of Staff…

  3. Cathy says:

    I know Mitt or his church wouldn’t boast, but I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) show up with hugh relief efforts for natural disasters here in the US, and abroad. They have done this for many decades and do not do it for accolades, but to help those in desperate need. They are the silent angels that show up, make a big difference and quietly go on to the next need.

    Mitt was raised to serve people without compensation or praise. No better man could be our President.

  4. Charlotte Dwyer says:

    I am well aware of Obama’s wasteful time(s) spent on campaigning rather than taking care of the country’s needs and helping those who are in great peril from weather conditions and other natural catastrophes. I am very aware of his spending lavishly on the use of AIR FORCE ONE for his travels as well as Michele’s use for personal travels. I am irrate that they are allowed to continue to use taxpayer monies wastefully. I am incensed that he is allowing the Pakistani doctor to be jailed and the doctor’s family to be living under threat and Obama continues to send billions of taxpayer money to this country. They are our enemy. They knew that Osama was living there! Michele’s “pretty” speech did nothing for me since it did not touch on any of Obama’s plans to fix our country’s economic problems and joblessness. She is not fooling me… neither is he. We need Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to lead this country into the glory of being able to take care of ourselves as in the past.

  5. ccr says:

    I was so frustrated reading about the selfishness and coldness of Obama in the article……….i had to take a “time out”! I was not aware of some of the situations that he deliberately chose to ignore. The behavior is……..despicable because it is so contradictory of his rhetoric!

  6. Joan C. says:

    MITT ROMNEY has given and helped other people all his life.
    OBama just brags about everything he has ever thought of doing. Very little gets done with him. He means well, but his ego gets in the way. Helping others just comes natural to Mitt. No thought of himself. He will not brag about his service to others.

  7. AfricansforRomney says:

    Don’t expect from this Prez help, compassion, care. This is a Prez who never care for his own brother in Africa and i’m sure he has plenty relatives. Yeah, this Prez use Africa for his bogus life story political games. What a disgrace!!!!

    Vote Gov Romney!!!!

  8. donna osterkamp says:

    There are people out there doing back round checks on Mitt, searching for dirt to hang on him. To their surprise , they are finding many, many acts of kindness , done in the still of the night , behind closed doors and with no cameras around , only personal testimonies. Yes , he is a successful business man , yes he has made a lot of money , but what is different about Mitt , is that he shares it with others in ways we will never know . Those who know him best would not find it unusual to see him going to those in need no matter what his busy schedule was . Research the story of what he took upon himself to do when a young girl was kidnapped. He stopped everything to find this girl . That’s just the way he is . He is the ” Real Thing “