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[Updates] Breaking: Mitt Romney going to New Orleans today — But where is Barack?

UPDATE #5: I cannot resist. I found this photo while going through the rich collection of photos at Zimbio (great site). PLEASE read the caption that Zimbio provided, without an iota of irony, on August 28th — THREE days before Romney made a trip to New Orleans and SIX days before Obama is finally going to New Orleans. I don’t know much about campaigning for president, but WHY Obama did not go to New Orleans DURING the GOP Convention, just to upstage Romney, is beyond me! Is he really that lazy? Well, at least he traveled to the Diplomatic Room at the White House. WTG, Barack!

President Barack Obama arrives to speak to the media about preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac from the White House Diplomatic Room on August 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.. Obama outlined emergency efforts already underway and urged residents in the storm’s path to follow local officials’ directions and evacuation orders. – ZIMBIO (Click image to view the slideshow of ALL of Obama’s photos — thousands of them)

UPDATE #1: I was stunned to see that this very post was ranked sixth in Google News’s search results on Saturday morning, and first among blogs. That is NOT a compliment to me or my writing. That is because most blogs, except the conservative ones, FAILED to mention Romney’s trip unless they made fun of it. Imagine that. I wrote a “breaking news” story that was worthwhile. AND Drudge Report was right there too, deciding it was also breaking news (who knew!):

But that image is at the top of this post: “Mitt Romney To Halt New Orleans Recovery For Some Air Time” at … oh, screw the name of the blog where it was posted. The link will suffice.

UPDATE #2: Are you sitting down? NBC News actually gave Romney’s trip to New Orleans a few seconds coverage, and noted that Obama’s trip to Ft. Bliss, Texas was “political.” Will wonders ever cease:

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UPDATE #3: Are you standing up, or is your remote control ready to TURN OFF CBS NEWS? CBS News mocked Romney’s trip to NOLA. From “Romney in New Orleans asks where the water came from.” In a SIX-paragraph story, CBS News devoted THREE paragraphs to mocking Romney, and included Harry Reid’s sarcastic comment:

Surveying the flood damage produced by Hurricane Isaac, newly minted Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Friday told Gov. Bobby Jindal that he had come to Louisiana to learn — and then asked where all the water came from. [What a riot! So glad you made that the LEAD and the TITLE of your story, CBS "News".] …

Romney expressed concern about the welfare of the 5,000 residents, some of whom had evacuated. He then asked, according to a journalists’ pool report of the visit: “Did the water come from the sky, or the rivers, or the ocean?”

The comment brought to mind another observation about the natural wonders that Romney made during the primaries, when he returned home to Michigan and remarked, “I love this state. The trees are the right height.” [Hilarious, CBS "News."]

Mitt Romney asked a legitimate question. Because the water WAS coming from more than one source! Jesus Christ Almighty (and I am not using Jesus’s name in vain).

HARRY REID got to be sarcastic too — what a lot of “news” CBS packed into SIX paragraphs:

President Obama will travel to Louisiana on Monday, the White House announced today. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., issued a statement criticizing Romney’s Louisiana visit as the “height of hypocrisy,” saying that vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s budget plan in Congress would cut funding for disaster relief.

* * * * * ORIGINAL POST * * * * *

ABC News: “Romney to Visit Areas Damaged By Hurricane Isaac,” and WHERE IS OBAMA? At Fort Bliss, Texas to “celebrate the end of the war in Iraq.” That is RICH. (Read Larry Johnson’s post, “Iraq Helps Iran, Dog Bites Man, Bear Shits in the Woods.”)

ALSO read Larry’s post here: “Americans, Killed and Maimed for Naught in Iraq.”

And here: “Obama Still Doesn’t Get It on Syria” (yes, Larry’s post is about Iraq, about the fact that we do not have Special Forces operations capabilities via Iraq in order to get into Syria, thanks to Obama)

And here: “When It Comes to Iraq L. Paul Bremer Still Clueless.”

And on and on and on Larry Johnson has repeatedly written about the dangers of pulling out of Iraq so precipitously!

And all of the above posts were written by Larry in 2012 or very late 2011.

MEANWHILE: I just KNEW that Mitt Romney would take action on New Orleans. Bless his huge heart. (And it is damn smart politically. Has Obama gone?) Earlier, I wrote: “I am not going to post more above the fold so that Matthew’s post isn’t interrupted further.” I am so sorry, Matthew.

OF NOTE: While ABC does give Romney the headline, it is Obama who they focus on in the story:

As his Republican rivals kick off the final stretch of their campaign, President Obama today will publicly remind voters of his record as commander-in-chief, traveling to a Texas military base to thank service members and commemorate a war he brought to an end.

Obama will visit Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, home to Army units that deployed in the Iraq War, to hold a private roundtable discussion with service members and deliver an address to mark the two-year anniversary of the end of U.S. combat operations Iraq. The last American troops withdrew from the country in December 2011.

The trip, billed as an official White House visit, is also an opportunity for Obama to highlight what is one of the signature achievements of his first term and the fulfillment of a popular campaign promise from 2008.

“His record is a substantive record when it comes to the profound commitment and decision to end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home. And his record is substantial when it comes to supporting our veterans,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday of the trip. …

Be still, my heart.

  • http://twitter.com/JangoBear Sonya A. Willis


    Romney expressed concern about the welfare of the 5,000 residents, some of whom had evacuated. He then asked, according to a journalists’ pool report of the visit: “Did the water come from the sky, or the rivers, or the ocean?”

    CBS News is too stupid to realize that Romney is doing what’s called risk assessment to analyze where the greatest water damage was coming from.

  • HELENK2
  • ElinorRose

    POTUS visits Gulf Coast:

    • DianaLC

      LOL!! Did Dirty Harry throw him there?

  • jrterrier

    If you were wondering what would replace the Greek columns —
    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/09/01/mount-rushmore-like-obama-sand-sculpture-erected-at-dnc/

    • nickoury

      That is one frighteningly huge, grotesque POS, you know, Pile of Sand, whatever it’s called.

  • jrterrier
  • HELENK2
    • HELENK2

      So
      once again this nation leanrs of the democrats complete failure. Sure
      they spent 10 billion dollars to fortify the levees and build a modern
      day steel dam to protect New Orleans. And everything worked!

      New Orleans did not flood!

      But the water surge from Lake Ponchartrain had to go somehwhere and
      it went to plances like Slidell with hundreds of Americans homes now
      flooded out. Millions of dollars in property destroyed.

      But New Orleans is safe! It now the rest of the surrounding areas
      that have not flooded in 29 years that find water from Lake
      Pontchartrain up to ther rooftops. Their furniture, clothing,
      appliances, electronics and automobiles destroyed.

      I just loved the stroy of the man who had to use a cahinsaw to cut
      through his attic roof to save his wife and children from drowning.
      They had “No Warning” becaus their areas never flooded before. It was
      the diversion of the waters from Lale Potchartrain that has destroyed
      their lives.

      How the police had to go in a rescue hundreds of trapped people and evacuate the elders from the Nursing home.

      So where is the media concerning this fiasco of how the Obama
      administration and the democrats sacrificed other towns to save their
      precious “Chocolate City.”

      If Obama dares tour Slidell the people of that town should run him
      out of Slidell on a rail. Their lives have been destroyed by poor
      planning and a waste of 10 billion dollars.

      Can’t blame this one on George W. Bush! The massive destruction in
      Louisianna is “Obama’s Katrina!” That’s what the people of Lousiianna
      who’s towns never flooded before are calling their fate. “Their
      Katrina!”

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/busted-us-debt-expected-to-top-16-trillion-during-dnc-convention/

    doubt that there will be a debt clock at the dem convention. the debt is expected to top 16 trillion during the convention

  • HObama HObamanana

    If one listens to the ABC video, it is clear that Romney said this:

    Did the water come from the sky, from the rivers or from the ocean where the tidal surged? Or all of the above?

    I’m nothing more than a citizen journalist but even I could figure that out. It’s on the video. Notice the CBS story attributed it to a journalists’ pool report. Apparently Obama is screening Romney event reports as well as what comes from Biden events. What hacks!

    • no_longer_a_democrat

      W.O.W I just listened to it on the video clip above, OMG, you are correct. So the american obot press is now lying about an ordinary person would hear themselves.

      • HObama HObamanana

        Yep, they certainly are. Bronwyn should include this UPDATE in the story and see if Google covers that.

      • jrterrier

        another pattern:
        just like when Andrea Mitchel edited the clip from Romney’s comment at a Wawa’s outside Pittsburgh to make it seem as if Romney was unaware of touchscreens. There was so much attention she had to play the whole tape the next day.
        or Stephanie Cutter claiming she didn’t know the particulars of the Septic video when she was on a conference call talking about it.
        or how the Obama campaign and the media says that the “you didn’t build it” comment is taken out of context when there’s a video in living color with the stammers and hand waiving to prove differently.
        need i go on.
        it’s why no one trusts the MSM anymore.

    • jrterrier

      i’m not following your point. what NBC story?

      • HObama HObamanana

        Update #2 contains the NBC story. Update #3 contains the CBS story. Compare and contrast. Check out Bronwyn’s comments following her headlines.

        • jrterrier

          thanks Hob

          • HObama HObamanana

            No problem. And thank you for what you said about the importance of asking the right questions.

            • jrterrier

              I’m trying to hold down my enthusiasm because there’s a lot of time between now and the election. but things just seem to be clicking. And Romney continues to impress me from picking Ryan and from how he is comporting himself. I have so much hope that Romney & Ryan will really try to tackle the problems and will be able to succed.

      • HObama HObamanana

        I completely agree. It’s getting to the heart of the matter, understanding causes so that solutions can be targeted to achieve the most effective remedies.

      • no_longer_a_democrat

        excellent point!

    • jrterrier

      “What Eastwood did, with his extemporaneous air and unfilled chair, was to call bull**** on the increasingly untenable narrative that the Left has been weaving through all of the public institutions that it has spent decades infiltrating. He elevated to TV Land the shocking breach of story line and etiquette that hit YouTube years ago when angry citizens shouted down their Senators at town hall meetings.”

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    another story the Obot MSM won’t tell….

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/08/clint-eastwood-invisible-obama-mitt-romney-empty-chair-/1#.UEH5BsFlT4h

    Mitt Romney thought Clint Eastwood and his “invisible Obama” routine was
    “funny.”

    “I was backstage with him and he was laughing,” Romney strategist Stuart
    Stevens told reporters today.”

  • getfitnow

    o/t–here’s another “artistic testament” to the empty chair in our WH.

    This is awesomely awesome.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyv5EovqoJo&feature=player_embedded#!

    • HELENK2

      http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/423

      the painting is interactive. at this site when you click on the painting you will get a story of each character

      • HObama HObamanana

        And when I click the link it says that the service is unavailable. I also tried mcnaughtonart.com and got the same thing. He is either having server issues because too many people are stopping by or a denial of service bomb attack has been launched against him. Knowing the devious Obots to be immoral POS, I vote for the later.

        • HELENK2

          it is working now. I just tried it

          • HObama HObamanana

            Cool. Thanks for the update.

      • BronwynsHarbor

        That is quite simply brilliant. And it is very well-written too — by someone who clearly knows how to write concisely, yet make their points very clearly. Wow.

  • jrterrier

    hope this is an open thread. i don’t particulalry like sheriff arpaio but someone has to reign in the Dept of Justice. On one part they spend millions in unfounded investigations and on the other end they fail to do their job (looking at you Corzine, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, WH leakers). I wonder how many millions were wasted on this? And when did they announce the closing of the investigation — 5 pm on a Friday before Labor Day weekend.

    “The federal government has closed a criminal probe into Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself as “America’s toughest sheriff,” and no charges will be filed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Friday.

    The Maricopa County sheriff and his deputies have been under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department since December 2008.

    Last December, the department said he and his office violated U.S. civil rights laws by engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in their bid to crack down on illegal immigrants.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/feds-end-probe-of-americas-toughest-sheriff/?cat_orig=us

    • no_longer_a_democrat

      WTF!?!? So all those millions of tax dollars wasted??? Yea, like we’re so rich just to be spending money Holder and Barry’s little political paybacks.

      I don’t know much about Arapapio, if he did wrong, fine go after him, but if he’s doing his job of deporting illegals, of ANY race, than I don’t consider that a discrimination item, we are still a nation of laws no matter how much the dims hate that!

      • jrterrier

        my understanding of arpaio is that he’s a bit of a publicity hog and he does some stuff that sounds a bit demeaning. i think he makes detainees wear pink underwear and work in the hot AZ sun. and i don’t think we are talking about child abusers and rapists but just run of the mill petty criminals. but from what i’ve read and from what the closing of the investigation in an election year shows is that he’s an equal opportunity meanfest.

        • no_longer_a_democrat

          thanks for that info. Pink underwear? LOL.
          As long as he’s not discriminating, and did nothing wrong, the DOJ is wrong to go after him for being a publicity hog.

          Maybe the DOJ needs to spend that money and time going after Jon Corzine who stole 1.4 billion in real people’s money… but oops, I forget, Corzine is represented by Holder’s firm, so that we won’t see, will we??

          • HObama HObamanana

            He should make them wear Code Pink uniforms. Wouldn’t that be a hoot!

        • TeakWoodKite

          Again what’s the difference between Orange or Pink? And working in the Arizona sun? FYI; While the sheriff has been criticized for his methods, he has never been outside the letter of the law. If you commit a crime in Arizona and are sent to jail there it is hot.
          The guy is doing his job.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      JRTerrier — go for it. Yeah, we need a new open thread. I can toss one up. Or perhaps Matthew can … but we have Agust’s great post about Love coming up — which I neglected to post two days ago (felt so badly about that).

    • TeakWoodKite

      “don’t particulalry like sheriff arpaio”.
      Respectfully, why not?

  • no_longer_a_democrat
    • HObama HObamanana

      They may be. But the tongue in cheek way they “report” the story seems a little suspect.

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    GO Romney! Of course Barry Soetero has no plans to cancel his campaign to visit the gulf states, none of them are swing states, if they were, Barry would go.

    As for NBC, etc, the rest of the Obot MSM, I’m surprised they covered it, once in a while I notice they try to report things they know people will find out on the internet, so that they can still have some shiver of legitimacy…. check it out the top of Drudge’s page, they have gotten 1 billion hits in 1 month. I have no doubt MSM will go have to their Obot worship soon enough.

    As for dingy Harry reid, what a scumbag. So Romney’s to blame if he doesn’t go, and if he goes, he’s to blame for that too?
    Thanks Harry for showing me I will never support the Obot undemocratic party, bunch of power hungry lunatics!

    • DianaLC

      He didn’t go because he would probably have to talk with Jindal.

  • jrterrier

    “Our goal is to leave North Carolina better than we came in,” Psaki added. [Psaki is the traveling Obama press secretary].

    Tat’s setting the bar pretty low. What’s the alternative, leaving worse than when they came in?

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Hilarious. Stop it now! You are making me laugh out loud, and I am certain the neighbors wonder why I am laughing by myself. Heh.

    • HObama HObamanana

      Couldn’t it also imply that North Carolina isn’t in very good shape to begin with? An insult.

      • jrterrier

        the story’s context makes it clear to me that she’s talking about the campaign and perhaps the ground game in NC. but who knows:
        “For weeks, Democrats have been concerned about filling Bank of America Stadium, home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. They feared a devastating image of an enthusiasm gap if Obama spoke to empty upper decks at the venue.

        But the Obama campaign says it’s got it covered, and that all 73,778 of the stadium’s seats will be spoken for. The campaign also insists this success will showcase a ground operation that will help Obama win North Carolina for a second cycle in a row this November.

        “We’re confident we’ll be full,” Jen Psaki, the traveling Obama press secretary, told The Hill late last week. “We have a great ground operation in North Carolina and we’ve registered more voters than any other state.

        “Our goal is to leave North Carolina better than we came in,” Psaki added.
        http://thehill.com/conventions-2012/dem-convention-charlotte/246935-obama-campaign-says-it-will-fill-stadium-for-conventions-finale

        • HObama HObamanana

          Well, at least 20,000 of the seats will be filled with those not at all radical Muslim friends of Obama. Not to mention all those free tickets they are giving out in bars.

        • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

          And let’s be clear, it IS Bank of America Stadium.

          Obama and Democrats have found the Bank of America name ackward. Instead, they–and the ever helpful media–often refer to it incorrectly as “Panther Stadium”.

          Here is the stadium link:
          http://www.panthers.com/stadium/index.html

  • bbf

    http://www.salon.com/2011/12/17/no_the_u_s_is_not_leaving_iraq/

    Saturday, Dec 17, 2011 2:00 PM
    UTC

    No, the U.S. is not leaving Iraq

    Thousands of armed U.S. private contractors will be based in
    the country, and the potential for violence is real.

    The truth is more complicated. It turns out the Obama administration is
    leaving behind a huge contingent from the State Department along with
    thousands of armed private contractors.

    • jrterrier

      Not to worry, MSNBC, CBS, CNN, ABC, the NTY, Mediamatters, Politifact, WAPO and the rest of the MSM will devote countless hours to telling us the President lied to the troops at Ft Bliss on this.

      Or NOT. They don’t need to fact check because the empty chair told them so.

      • HObama HObamanana

        Someone needs to show photos of empty chairs at all of the network and cable news shows. It’s certainly an apt analogy.

        • jrterrier

          there are a number of websites up already with all sorts of imaginative references to the empty chair. it’s gone viral.

  • TrumanTown

    More important issue: all the senior management at FEMA are career emergency response professionals, not political toadies, as was the case in a certain hurricane not to be named. I’m sure the folks cleaning mold and backed up sewage out of their homes will be glad to know that Mitt is the first one to come down to beg for their vote. A real caring guy.

    • jrterrier

      The top guy at FEMA is a political appointee just like during W’s administration.
      I wouldn’t be out there claiming victory. There are 7 dead already after a category 1 hurricane and one of the parishes is still flooded because although the money has been allocated, the Corps of Engineers hadn’t yet completed the levy project for that parish.
      Katrina was a category 4 hurricane that hit NO head on.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Never try to give a liberal hater the facts, it only confuses them.

      • BronwynsHarbor

        (Sometimes it is fun to have Obamabot trolls.)

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Good lord. As if YOUR GUY isn’t exploiting every situation EXCEPT when it interrupts his golf plans, which NEVER happens.

    • HObama HObamanana

      Look Obot, the Mormons were FIRST on the scene to bring aid following Katrina. Faster than Bush and much faster than Bush critics.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/31/Romney-to-Tour-Hurricane-Damage-Obama-Has-Yet-to-Visit

    this was a great move by Romney and it caught the backtrack bunch flatfooted and now they are scrambling to catch up

    • getfitnow
      • BronwynsHarbor

        Good god. Every TV cable news outfit had Isaac coverage nearly non-stop, even Fox News — which had Shepard Smith STANDING IN THE WATER in Louisiana. Poor Shep … he’s a good reporter, but honest to pete, he didn’t need to be out there standing in water. In fact, he is too good a reporter for that kind of nonsense.

    • jrterrier

      Romney announces he has a red cross donation link on his website for hurricane relief on Wed. of this week, finally today obama has a link on his website.

      Romney visits New Orleans yesterday, several days later Pres Obama will come.

      I see a pattern developing.

      • BronwynsHarbor

        “A pattern developing” … you crack me up. Btw, I put up a SCREENSHOT of the donation method + link at Romney’s site — it’s in the open thread yesterday, at the top. (Not that I expect you to memorize every single thing we post! Jesus — that’d be impossible. Matthew, Larry and I did get, um, excited about the convention and we posted up a storm. Ahem.)

        • jrterrier

          i love your posts. take care of yourself, though. sleep and lots of OJ.

      • FLDemFem

        Obama seems to be getting further and further behind Romney. Hehehe.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Meanwhile Obama has all those rallies to go to and won’t show up in LA until Monday. Romney beat him to the punch. Again.

      • BronwynsHarbor

        Ha! Do you think he’ll have time to play golf, Marge? I sure hope so.

        • HObama HObamanana

          I can’t confirm this, but rumor has it that Barry insisted that a putting green be installed on Air Force One for just such emergencies.

          • KenoshaMarge

            Good one Ho!

        • KenoshaMarge

          He may have planned on it but Mitt and Ann Romney showing up in Louisiana may have ruined that for him. That would explain why the obamamedia is being so nasty about the Romney’s trip.

          Harry Reid’s remarks are easy to explain, he’s just plain nuts.

          But when Obama gets petulant, such as when he doesn’t get to play golf, every one around him suffers. Thus, they take it out on conservatives. Makes perfect sense in obot land.

  • HELENK2
    • jrterrier

      I know Pop thinks I’ve drank the koolaid but I love Mitt Romney, the man who is married to Ann. Just watched him come off the plane, walk Ann to the far side of the car, where Ann entered, then come back to his side.
      He surely has earned the right to have an opportunity to run this country.

      • BronwynsHarbor

        WHAT A GENTLEMAN. I bet Obama lets the Secret Service escort Michelle to her side of the car.

        P.S. This confirms what I’ve been suspecting — Ann is having a BAD episode of M.S. She looked like she was putting up a brave front on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

        I tend to forget that M.S. is excruciatingly painful. I pray she is taking something to ease her pain.

        • jrterrier

          i have the same concerns. she needs to go home and rest. maybe when the DEM convention begins she’ll do that.

  • jrterrier

    surprise, surprise:
    President Obama will visit Louisiana after all.

    Obama campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki told POLITICO earlier Friday that the president had no plans yet to visit the Gulf state and review damage from Hurricane Isaac, even though Mitt Romney announced plans to visit Friday.

    (Also on POLITICO: Romney heads to storm-ravaged Louisiana)

    But the White House announced a few hours later that he is now planning to go there.

    “On Monday, September 3rd, President Obama will travel to Louisiana to meet with local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac,” the White House said in a release.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Um, let me guess. The MSM will laud Obama for his COMPASSION.

    • HELENK2
      • Hokma

        One more example of Leading From Behind.

        This is much too obvious and it will be tough for the media to spin this from being follow the leader (Romney).

        At this point, Obama should have waited a day or two to not be so politically obvious.

        • getfitnow

          I think Romney is using Alinsky against Obama, and it’s terrifying Obama.

          ALINSKY RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

          Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the
          opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something
          new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling
          organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

          Go R&R!

          • BronwynsHarbor

            You are so knowledgeable. I’ve never read Alinsky because, well, the people who follow his “program” are not my kind of people. However, many HILLARY supporters have studied Alinsky in depth so that they can outwit the opposition should Hillary run. But, god, if Mitt Romney becomes president, I will be faced with an impossible choice … yet, at this point in time, I would vote again for Mitt Romney, although it would kill me to do it.

            • HObama HObamanana

              I find it important to understand how the other side thinks. I just started reading the book and some of it reflects Obama’s point of view to a tee. For instance: A radical has no real core values. He uses one group then another with no particular attachment to either. They are merely pawns to achieve one’s goal. Now this isn’t a direct quote from the book but it is a correct gist of it.

            • nickoury

              We all hope you would survive that possible conundrum.

          • HObama HObamanana

            The Romney team hasn’t even begun to attack. They are waiting until after the Dim Convention.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Doesn’t matter, the MSM will do it’s best to make anything Obama positive and anything Romney negative. Media malpracitve on display.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      It is SAD he has to give up his holiday on Labor Day.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      PERFECT! What a find!

    • HObama HObamanana

      Yeah, and Carney said Obama had planned all along to go on Monday. Lying Obot scum.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Perhaps if Louisiana had a Democratic governor, Obama might have stopped in. But with Republican Bobby Jindal in charge, well, it’s all about political payback in Chicago, isn’t it? Something for Louisiana voters to remember in November.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Yesterday, Jindal announced that everyone who needed to be rescued HAD been rescued. (That they were idiots for staying is another topic.)

      Jindal is smart and a good businessman. Just like Mitt.

      • FLDemFem

        And the total death count from Isaac is 4. That’s right, FOUR. That’s pretty good for the amount of flooding, winds and storm surge that resulted. It speaks to Jindal’s organization and efficiency. Not something Obama is known for.

        • BronwynsHarbor

          Right on! Oh, I need to amend my comment about them all being “idiots.” Some elderly people were stuck in NURSING HOMES again, and several elderly people had no way to leave. Forgive me for that.

          But Bobby Jindal got EVERY ONE of them out safely — as you note, with only four deaths, an astonishingly low number. Great info, FLDemFem.

          • FLDemFem

            Two of the deaths were a couple who refused to leave their home and were found drowned later. No one’s fault but their own.

            • TeakWoodKite

              It’s Bush’s fault!

            • NoQuarterUSA

              Good lord. Well, at least they didn’t have small children.

      • jrterrier

        one of the CNN newsmen reported about the difference between how Jindal and Landrieu (NO Mayor) were handling this emergency and what happened in the aftermath of Katrina. He said they were on the air telling people what to do, where to go and giving vital info regularly which was missing after Katrina.

  • HObama HObamanana

    I’ve noticed a trend in the LSM where their headline says one thing and their story quite another. But in this case, either your link is wrong or they have changed the story, because it focuses mainly on Mitt until the last sentence where it says Obama will visit Monday. That Obama dude sure does really care about NOLA. Waits until right before his convention to check it out. All the while, his loyal surrogates talk about how Romney parties while black people drown and Obama really cares about them while he is out campaigning and criticizing Romney for daring to participate at a Convention.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Uh oh. I could swear i clicked on the LINK at Drudge Report…. maybe Drudge messed up.

      NOPE — I was correct since I clicked the link that Drudge had up on his page. ABC News has hastily changed the story to this about Romney — it’s not much of a story.

      • HObama HObamanana

        They may have seen your comments and figured they better change it before the word became widespread.

        • BronwynsHarbor

          I hope that’s the case. Or Drudge accidentally messed up the link … he operates SO FAST that he undoubtedly messes up a link, but VERY rarely. He is TOO GOOD to do that very often.

          That said, it is annoying when he puts up a headline above his logo — with a link — and the link goes nowhere. That happens more often.

  • HoosierinDixie

    “Fullfilment of his campaign promise”???? I thought he just followed George Bush’s timetable for leaving Iraq. Enough of the victory tour already you loser.

  • HELENK2

    President Barack Obama will visit Louisiana on Monday, Press Secretary Jay Carney says. #Isaac

    never fear backtrack will be here MONDAY

  • jrterrier

    Clint:
    “I thought maybe it was just because somebody had the stupid idea of trying terrorists in downtown New York City.”

    “Of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic party.”

    “When somebody does not do the job, you’ve got to let them go.”

    • Hokma

      Only Clint could pull that off.

      Obama is such a weak-kneed thin-skinned narcissist that he tweets a picture of himself in the oval office chair saying that this chair is taken.

      Can you imagine if a conservative candidate tweeted every time a celebrity took at shot at them? They’d never have to time to ever go (blank) themselves.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Beautiful. Add that to Matthew’s post about Clint .. oh i bet you did that already! Knowing you!!! You are so on top of things. Those lines were fabulous.

  • HARP2

    Media spin……..Romney goes to Louisiana for photo-op……disrupts clean up.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver
      • Hokma

        It’s the right move because this is who Romney is. They just spent the day on showing how Romney first cares about others before himself.

        If he did not go you could bet your life that the left wing and Obamagogues will criticize Romney for not caring.

        The bigger question is why Obama is going to Texas and not New Orleans where he does belong.

        • TeakWoodKite

          The Major Nadal trial is starting up in earnest, with or without the beard, and BO still thinks is was “work place violence”.
          Where Barry belonds has been a life long search for Barak. As to Barry beeing in NO, I think “where the freeways meet in Downing” is a better photo op.

      • HELENK2

        I read the Paul Ryan is going to VA without Mitt. While Mitt goes to Lousianna

    • KenoshaMarge

      Didn’t think for a minute that the obamamedia would write anything positive about Romney did ya? But they would have written something equally negative if he hadn’t gone.
      The only thing he can do is ignore the little piss-warts and do what he thinks is right. Their opinion doesn’t matter and their bias is clear. Screw them!

      • getfitnow

        I think Romney is using Alinsky against Obama, and it’s terrifying Obama.

        ALINSKY RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

        Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the
        opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something
        new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling
        organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

        • KenoshaMarge

          The Obama Campaign along with their lapdog media have called Romney a radical, a racist, a killer, a felon, a cold-hearted monster that doesn’t care about anyone but himself and a liar. Where do they go from there?
          They’ve thrown all the mud in their arsenal and still Romney is tied with their obamamessiah. All they can do is repeat. As I can tell you from personal experience here in Wisconsin, once you’ve thrown all the mud the repetitions soon become boring and then farcical and then annoying. Not a good place for them.