In the recent weeks, after the tragic events caused by the devastating storm of Harvey, there has been an slight “up-tick” of memes or social media criticisms comparing former President Barak Obama’s actions during another natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina.
The criticism is a one strand comment: that the ‘then’ president Obama was “golfing” during the Hurricane Katrina days, in 2005.
Except, there is one major detail that doesn’t help the argument: George W. Bush (in his Second Term), was the president of the United States during the Katrina events. Barak Obama was, in 2005, just starting his big-league political career in the Senate, representing the state of Illinois. He continued as a senator of Illinois, until his announcement to run for the US Presidency in 2007.
So, unfortunately, the criticism of Obama ‘Golfing’ and ‘Being President’, during the 2005 Katrina event, is not a fact. According to other news outlets, Obama, even though not being a president had visited Katrina victims at that time.
We all have gripes against politicians, however, facts are facts and being conveniently forgetful (or willingly ignorant) isn’t the right course for us in the public.
Because the same kind of criticism (if turned around) can be made of President Donald Trump (or any other politician, for that matter).
It’s just a merry-go-round that isn’t productive for the current detractors of Obama, nor Trump.
Idiots. OBAMA WAS NOT PRESIDENT DURING KATRINA. pic.twitter.com/ENwiE9FyD0
— Jen (@ellewoodsruns) August 29, 2017
Not only did this dolt not know Obama wasn't POTUS during Katrina, she used a pic of Condoleezza Rice! pic.twitter.com/Kq1T1Dkh6D
— philip harris (@pharris830) August 30, 2017
Obama, Clinton and Bush One at Astrodome during Katrina. pic.twitter.com/gdu4w1gTMV
— EARYUMMY🇺🇸🇨🇦🇨🇺 (@earyummymusic) August 30, 2017
Others who were very much aware of where Obama was, made a running joke out of the whole thing.
Obama ducked his WH responsibilities during Katrina just like he did on 9/11. https://t.co/YOV70hl4rt
— Seth Masket (@smotus) August 29, 2017
And where was he when Pearl Harbor was hit? Probably vacationing in Hawaii!
— Rebecca Hannagan (@RebeccaHannagan) August 29, 2017
Ugh and he was terrible when the Titanic sank #ThanksObama
— William D. Adler (@williamadler78) August 29, 2017