“Go Obama”

Obama day 1

(REUTERS/Larry Downing)

I was checking out at the grocery store today when an employee announcing the various store specials ended with –“Go Obama.” I looked around to see everyone smiling broadly, as was I. Of course I also got misty eyed…Again.

And here is this from theWhite House website regarding Katrina:

President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush
to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden
will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again
allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to
occur.

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the
Bush Administration’s “unconscionable ineptitude” in responding to
Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring
disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income
hurricane victims. Obama visited thousands of Hurricane survivors in
the Houston Convention Center and later took three more trips to the
region. He worked with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to
introduce legislation to address the immediate income, employment,
business, and housing needs of Gulf Coast communities.

President Barack Obama will partner with the people of the Gulf Coast to rebuild now, stronger than ever.

Go Obama

(h/t to Blog of New Orleans for WH link)

11 thoughts on ““Go Obama”

  1. lb0313 says:

    Go Obama indeed.
    At the party here yesterday, Maddog brought dozens of Obama pictures (3 x 5) and taped them all over the house so we would find them over time
    So, this am I showered with Obama, put clothes in the Obama dryer, got a shirt from the Obama closet, closed the Obama kitchen door and went to work
    I love Maddog.

  2. Chris says:

    Yeah, but when will the people of the Big Easy get off their butts and do something for themselves?

  3. Ricardo says:

    Chris,
    I respectfully disagree. The recovery of New Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and St. Tammany from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita has been a citizen driven marathon. We secured, gutted and rebuilt our homes while we battled insurance companies, battled FEMA, battled the USACE, battled the state and city for the aid and services that our taxes and the natural resources payed for many times over. We did this while holding down jobs and rebuilding businesses and helping our neighbors who could not help themselves.
    You are so ignorant, and a deadender troll.

  4. Scout Prime says:

    Thanks for taking care of that Ricardo

  5. Elspeth R says:

    I (heart) Ricardo! 🙂 (and I love New Orleans, too!)
    Cheers dude!
    Elspeth

  6. BuggyQ says:

    I sincerely hope that Chris was going for sarcasm.
    And lb0313, I absolutely LOVE that idea! What a wonderful way to celebrate.

  7. pansypoo says:

    ineptitude. snap!

  8. Ricardo says:

    We are tired of troll sarcasm.
    Besides, shouldn’t he be making preparations for a Category Five Blizzard…

  9. OT a little.
    Damn, does Michelle look gorgeous in that photo, or what?
    Woman can wear about anything.
    The lady speaking to her is dressed beautifully too.

  10. Interrobang says:

    I have to admit, I’ve been a trifle skeptical of Obama. He has talked in practically nothing but platitudes all the way through, which rhetorically is often the mark of a coward. I have to say, being a pessimist, I’m delighted to be pleasantly surprised. (It is of course impossible for an optimist to be pleasantly surprised.)
    If he continues at this clip, and things actuallydo fix themselves, I’m going to be overjoyed — and visiting again sooner than I would have thought.
    Obamamania is everywhere. Submitted for your inspection (of blogwhorey goodness):The Best Obama-related Commercial Ad Ever.

  11. Karen says:

    Yesterday my neighborhood got off their butt’s and planted 30 trees. Today I will get off my butt and paint the downstairs of my flooded house.
    Maybe my daughter who went to sheetrock someone’s house in St Bernard Parish will get off her butt and finish her college apps and homework that she missed cause she stayed tll midnight sheetrocking.
    Later today I will be photographing the neighborhood that the State and Feds plan to demolish for a hospital. I hope this stimulus package does not encourage this kind of arrogant urban renewal.
    So to wrap up Chris. We have been “off our butts” since we were allowed to come home. And with the help of people, like our friends here at First Draft we are putting our City together while we dodge the rocks throw at us by people like you.

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