During a June 2007 speech at Hampton University by then Senator Barack Obama, he charged that the federal government did not show the same concern for the predominantly black community of New Orleans after the destruction of Katrina as was shown for New York City after 9/11 or Florida after hurricane Andrew. Why? Because the Stafford Act requirements were not waived for New Orleans as it was waived for New York and Florida. The Stafford Act requires that communities receiving federal disaster relief must also contribute 10 percent as much as the federal funds.
However, look at the events leading up to that speech. More federal money was sent to New Orleans after the 2005 hurricane Katrina disaster than the combined funds for New York after 9/11 and Florida after hurricane Andrew! On May 24, 2007, before the June 5 speech, the senate voted 80-14 to pass the waiver of the Stafford Act for New Orleans for the hurricane Katrina disaster relief. Senator Obama was one of the 14 senators to vote against this legislation. On June 5, 2007, candidate Obama lied about the fore mentioned events, to stir-up an audience for a presidential campaign.
White House about the "Fast and Furious" gun running debacle or the sodomy rape and murder of the U.S. Ambassador and others in Benghazi on Sept. 11 of this year. Perhaps the President should evoke his 2008 "Bitter Clinger" lament about small towns in Pennsylvania. For the people of Libya, he could modify it to suggest that they do such things because they "…clinging to religion or Rocket-Propelled Grenade launchers or antipathy toward people that are not like them..."
I would like to quote from Dr. Thomas Sowell's article published in Townhall.com, Phony in Chief, "But the truth is one thing that never wears out. The Pythagorean Theorem is 2,000 years old, but it can still tell you the distance from home plate to second base (127 feet) without measuring it. And what happened five years ago can tell a lot about Barack Obama's character – or lack of character."