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Obama: New Orleans Will Be Better Than Ever


President Obama promised New Orleans residents that his administration would never forget the city that was devastated by a hurricane and floods four years ago. (Associated Press)

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 15, 2009; 4:00 PM ET
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obama takes credit when he has done nothing...

Posted by: DwightCollins | October 17, 2009 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Mother nature could care less what Obama has promised. You could build your house on pillars of thousand dollar bills and 140mph winds will knock it down time after time after time. She doesn't even know who Bush is!

Posted by: area51az | October 16, 2009 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Everyone knows how corrupt the Democratic run government has always been and seems to be still in New Orleans. You will not fix anything down there until you clean that up and I would not hold my breath.
And might I say, I am really getting sick of this administration using little children as plants for publicity. That precious child had obviously been coached and I think that is just pathetic. that someone would stoop that low to use a little child to say "why do people hate you so much". Why no one hates Obama, they just hate the direction he is taking this nation. They do no like his message or his agenda. That was so inappropriate and staged.

Posted by: greatgran1 | October 16, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

I live here on the Gulf Coast. We were hit by Katrina. We personally lost a lot. FEMA paid us $6500 out of a $100,000 loss. I'm no FEMA fan. However, Katrina did not hit New Orleans. New Orleans was on the right side of the storm. New Orleans flooding was because of the break in the levees. The levees were known to have a problem. The Corps of Engineers had presented a report and money was allocated to New Orleans. Instead, the decision was made to bring in the casinos. Go figure. People had plenty of notice to get out of town. Notoriously, people do not leave. It was a tragedy that New Orleans was flooded but let's put the blame where it is deserved. The local and state governments. All of us responsible people in this area know what to expect and how to deal with it. Poor and rich alike. The Mississippi Gulf Coast which was hit the hardest have taken care of their own although there are some who still live in FEMA trailers in Mississippi and Alabama. What have you heard from them? Has Obama visited them? Nope.

I would like to know if Obama met with ACORN in New Orleans. Organized crime is prevalent there.

Posted by: lmcpark | October 16, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I wish we could say the same for Detroit.Obama need to concentrate on the mid-west.It was hit by a killer hurricane G.W.Bush. causing mass distraction.15,000,000 people lost their jobs.Obama job creation record is starting to look like G.W. Bush did.

Posted by: apez54 | October 16, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

It will take another 20 years for New Orleans to recover! This president does not understand that new zoning regulations require all new construction to adhere to strict construction regulations which were not in place years ago.

Posted by: SeniorVet | October 16, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Check out this post, has a vid of the little boy questioning obama:
http://barackoflove.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/potus-why-do-people-hate-you/

Posted by: trinachutney | October 16, 2009 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Area's that have lost their wetlands are all in danger. The entire length of the Mississippi River has lost wetlands due to people thinking they had to be on the water. Our government allowed these wetlands to be destroyed and now can not leave people who live there to be ignored in a crisis.

With all the wasted money spent in Iraq, we could have built levees better and added pumping stations.

Posted by: carolo43 | October 16, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

I hope the Federal government does not commit funds to rebuilding anything that is below sea level. It makes no sense to allow individuals to take government money to rebuild when the next time there is another hurricane the government must commit additional funds!

This includes property in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and other locations were the views might be wonderful but the damage will be tremendous.

Posted by: mwhoke | October 16, 2009 7:52 AM | Report abuse

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