Barack Obama visited the flood zone in Quincy, Illinois to help them bag a few sandbags and encourage others to do it as well. Obama told the press that since being in public office he has not seen “this kind of devastation.” Apparently he didn’t get to close to the Katrina devastation, he might have even seen a body float by if he had helped out there. He stopped by filled up about 15 bags and got some good pictures. He also vowed to push for state and federal aid to help victims of the floods. He did all this while wearing a nice white dress shirt that he failed to even get dirty. Some might look at this as a sign of good leadership. To me it looks like another chance to get a photo op, while exploiting other people’s tragedies. “This is really making a difference and obviously nothing compares to what’s happening in Cedar Rapids right now. And our hearts go out to them,” Obama said. “But you know in some ways the situation in Cedar Rapids now, we’re just gonna have to let Mother Nature run its course. Here we can still prevent some of the problems.” Obama seemed happy to get away from the podium, saying “There’s something liberating about manual labor, instead of talking all the time.” I guess a flood can be all fun and games when you can leave and go to your safe home that Rezko helped you buy.
Here is video of Obama filling sandbags in Quincy, Illinois;