In the article titled, “Our Views: Vacation or not, a hurting Louisiana needs you now, President Obama,” the paper writes,“Last week, as torrential rains brought death, destruction and misery to Louisiana, the president continued his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, a playground for the posh and well-connected.”
Editorial staff mentions the 2005 devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the iconic image of President George W. Bush flying over the damage, which became a memorable symbol of neglect. The Advocate says that President Obama, a senator at the time, was one of Bush’s many critics.
They also point out that since President Obama interrupted his vacation earlier in the week to attend a democratic fundraiser for democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, he should do the same for Louisiana’s devastation.
On Sunday, Obama declared Louisiana a disaster zone and ordered the disbursement of federal aid. The Red Cross is calling the flooding the worst U.S. disaster since 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, and estimating damage at about $30 million.
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