Obama and Tornadoes – Then and Now


Back on the campaign trail in 2007, Candidate Obama was speaking about the then-recent Kansas tornadoes, using it as a brickbat to attack Operation Iraqi Freedom (which was a hobby horse of his).

Whether fib or flub, he claimed 10,000 people had died. Shame on Bush for drawing needed resources away from Kansas. Shame!

The actual number of tornado fatalities? Twelve.

Now in 2011, the death toll from the tornadoes in Joplin has risen to over a hundred. Where is President Obama?

Acting like a fool in England and Ireland.

But hey, I ain’t judging… Maybe Michelle’s friend’s father died in Britain or something.

Above, before-and-after pic of devastated Joplin from The Daily What via AoSHQ.

More pics here.

MORE: Moonbattery fleshes it out.

UPDATE: A week after the fact, he finally gets to Joplin… Where he chews gum during the solemn memorial service.

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3 Responses to “Obama and Tornadoes – Then and Now”

  1. Ron Says:

    Missouri Guard Begins Support in Joplin

    Immediately after being activated by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, the Missouri National Guard began tornado relief operations in Joplin, MO.

    Approximately 140 Guard Soldiers are assisting in search-and-rescue missions in support of local authorities and are expected to conduct a number of missions in the upcoming days, including emergency route clearance, communications support, door-to-door safety visits and security.

    “As soon as we heard the news of the tornadoes, the Missouri National Guard began mobilization activities,” said Major General Stephen L. Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard. “Your Missouri National Guard is bringing experienced Citizen-Soldiers and leaders to provide the best support we have to our neighbors in Joplin.”

    Among those responding are the Soldiers of the 117th Engineer Team of Monett and 294th Engineer Company of Carthage and Anderson. Additionally, a Joint Task Force Communications Kit out of Jefferson City is en route to assist local authorities.

    The troops are part of a task force that is organized under the 203rd Engineer Battalion and is using the Carthage Armory as a power projection platform to stage and deploy troops to Joplin. The Missouri National Guard has a total force of more than 11,500 Guard members who are ready to respond.

  2. Obama’s Tornado Math | Right Wing News Says:

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  3. hutchrun Says:

    Da kenyan mullahtoo can`t even excecise simple courtesies

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