Barack Obama just went to New Orleans and he feels that the Bush administration has ignored New Orleans. Obama has just released a new video about New Orleans and Obama’s plan to rebuild the Gulf Coast. According to the email from the Obama campaign, “Hurricane Katrina revealed that our federal emergency response system and the leadership responsible for it lacked a strong foundation.” Obama continues, “President Bush and FEMA responded incompetently to this tragedy.” “In the absence of proper support from the federal government, Americans have reached out to one another and begun the work that the Bush administration has neglected,” Obama wrote in his email. “Those working on the recovery have honored a principle our government has largely forgotten under President Bush: I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper.” According to Obama we need a strong foundation to rebuild New Orleans, and we need to be willing to help one another. We have been missing that type of attitude according to Obama, “the failures of the Bush administration were not just failures of response. They were the end result of policies that have eroded our country’s foundation and weakened our commitment to one another.” Obama promises to do better because, “I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. And that foundation is what makes all of us stronger.” Instead of asking for donations for his campaign, Obama used this letter to ask for donations to a cause that is currently working to help New Orleans, Habitat for Humanity. This country has turned it’s back on the Gulf Coast, and Obama has been deeply affected by the chaos he saw down there. All President Bush can do is pat himself on the back, and tell all his cronies good job. Good job Brownie.
Here is the video the Obama campaign just released about his plan for New Orleans;