Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This year is turning out to be an especially lethal one for tornadoes.
From Oklahoma to North Carolina, the destructive path of storms have marauded across six U.S. states, resulting in one of the worst disasters of any kind in the United States since the Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Scores were left injured or homeless and 45 people were killed – four times as many as died in the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil rig explosion.
In response, President Obama has adopted the Barbara Bush approach, not wanting to waste his beautiful mind on such death and destruction, opting instead to fly west on a three day tour where he will try to boost his political standing by talking up his scheme to fix the deficit and of course, raise millions for himself and fellow Democrats.
Not only is Obama staying away from the region, he’s said almost nothing publicly about the tragedy beyond a brief interview with a North Carolina TV station and a very brief mention at a White House prayer breakfast. Let us pray.