In case you have not been watching the news or listening to conservative talk show radio programs like Michael Savage , there has been quite a bit of back and forth going on between liberals and conservatives with regard to the tragic flooding in Louisiana. Since I love anything to do with golf I thought I’d throw in my two cents worth on the following article originally posted on Independent Journal Review.
I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m pretty sick and tired of politics all together at this point and just hope November 8th would come and go quickly.
Understanding Donald Trump’s concern for the flood victims in Louisiana is appropriate but for a top cop to come out and condemn President Obama for not being there sooner was just a bit out of line (in my humble opinion). I know he has the reputation of taking advantage of a photo shoot but don’t all politicians? Come on…
In fact the governor pleaded with all government officials to please stay away for a while until they had things more under control. Apparently Captain Clay Higgins didn’t hear that request from the governor.
Tensions are heightened with the election is drawing closer and we all understand that but shouldn’t it be about the people for once and have both sides put political games and correctness aside in order to help the healing begin for the 60,000 individuals that have lost their homes and loved ones? I think so! Please read the article below written by Justen Charters and feel free to leave your comments and how you feel about the situation. Thanks, John M.
On Tuesday, President Obama arrived in Louisiana to address the horrific flooding that has killed 13 and destroyed over 60,000 homes.
He said, in part:
“I come here first and foremost to say that the prayers of the entire nation are with everybody who lost loved ones. We are heartbroken by the loss of life.”
There are also still people who are desperately trying to track down friends and family we are going to keep on helping them every way that we can.”
Independent Journal Review wanted to know how people on the ground in Louisiana feel about the President’s visit. We spoke with veteran police officer and candidate for Congress, Captain Clay Higgins.
Image Credit: Independent Journal Review/Captain Clay Higgins
He started by bringing up Trump’s low-profile trip last week:
“I think Mr. Trump’s response was completely appropriate. I think it was low profile and compassionate.
He didn’t present himself as some kind of savior. He just came in, met with the people he needed to meet with and displayed his compassion and concern.”
Then, he pointed out why he feels Obama’s trip lacks the same “compassion and concern”:
“And here the President came to Louisiana with great pop and circumstance, and ego. He made the announcement a week out. He got here and had the trumpets blare.
He doesn’t care about South Louisiana. Enough people told him that he has to do this, so he decided to come down here and be among the South Louisianan people. Overall, it was a bother to him.”
For more on the flood disaster in Louisiana, President Obama’s visit and the completion of this article go to http://ijr.com/2016/08/679183-louisianas-toughest-cop-lays-into-obama-for-playing-golf-while-his-state-floods/
Here’s a related YouTube video for your perusal: