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Obama Speaks in London About Midwest Tornadoes

President Obama continued to step up his leadership on the tornado disasters in Missouri and other parts of the Midwest, taking time out as he started his day in London to talk about the calamities and scheduling a trip to Missouri Sunday. Here’s part of what he said.

Before the day starts here in England I wanted to say a few words about the devastating storms that we’ve seen in Missouri and Minnesota and across the Midwest.

Like all Americans, we have been monitoring what’s been taking place very closely and have been heartbroken by the images that we’ve seen in Joplin, Missouri, in particular.  The devastation is comparable and may end up exceeding some of the devastation that we saw in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, just a few weeks ago.

So far we know that over 100 people lost their lives . . .

I know that a lot of people are wondering how they’ll get through the coming days or months or even years, but I want everybody in Joplin, everybody in Missouri, everybody in Minnesota, everybody across the Midwest to know that we are here for you.  The American people are by your side.  We’re going to stay there until every home is repaired, until every neighborhood is rebuilt, until every business is back on its feet.  That’s my commitment, and that’s the American people’s commitment.

Obama’s comments and actions, following on his slow or weak response to earlier disasters, shows that he and his aides have grasped the importance of a president’s involvement on behalf of the American people when such horrific natural disasters destroy lives. Since we deal with the real world around here, I’d also mention that it brings political benefits – and avoids political damage – something Team Obama surely also has come to understand.

For these good reasons, it looks like golf is canceled for Sunday.

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9 Responses to Obama Speaks in London About Midwest Tornadoes

  1. while our fellow americans are wandering about the rubble of the latest tornado, our “leader”is in a bar in Ireland apparently filling out a fantasy of being Irish for a day… how frivolous .. how utterly wasteful.. shame on you barry! ! !
    maybe that glass of Guiness he was boastfully hoisting was actually a “toast” to the survivors.. have we ever seen a president so naive, so out of touch,so destructive ? and so elitist ? also , does he bring his own lobster or do the brits provide?
    will he secretly duck into a local mosque for guidance or make the call to “his” majesty”, his buddy, the king of the saudi arabia as he describes him ? will he offer the queen an ipod with his more current “historical” speeches ?
    oh the arrogance … his distorted view of the office is constantly revealed !!

    remember, socialism is just fine until you run out of other people’s $$$
    elect patriots..not politicians

  2. Agree with your real world evaluation of the political implications Keith. I’m thinking O and the bots aren’t grasping anything, they are reacting to Netanyahu’s AIPAC speech last night. Knowing he will be speaking before Congress today, they decided he better get ahead of any further criticism. Just my take on it.

    While he’s out and about on Sunday maybe he could swing by Reading, Kansas…a small town that was totally demolished by tornadoes as well. Hmmm…Kansas’ governor is a Republican…what are the odds?

  3. Checking out the MSM internet sites shows these optics;
    Photo slides of the devastation in the Midwest, people looking for survivors.
    Photo slides of the POTUS and his wife having a good ol’ time in Ireland.

    The victims of all the disasters are not listening to MrO, they’re looking for their loved ones and trying to imagine how they’ll put their lives back together. The “we” he refers to that will help the victims are already on the job, helping their fellow Americans and don’t need any insincere offers from the POTUS.
    He’s not leading anything, he’s on our dream vacation at our expense.

  4. He’s finally speaking out now? Remember when Bush was nailed to a try for flying over NoLa after Katrina? Hell, at least he was in the same country!

    Don’t expect any criticism for Dear Leader from the MSM Ministry of Truth.

  5. Don’t make me laugh.

    O’bama doesn’t give a shit about those in Joplin, Minneapolis or the Midwest. Thats flyover country. Conservatives.

    If the Irish President was told by his staff that these were hardcore, activist districts, he would have left Ireland on AF1 the moment his Marxist advisors mouthed the words, “… but Mr. President we carried this district by 75%.”