“One thing he’s gonna be asked is, why did he jump on [the hurricane] so quickly and go back to D.C. so quickly when in…Benghazi, he went to Las Vegas?” Brown tells possibly one of the few media outlets who cared to hear his opinion, a local alternative paper. “Why was this so quick?… At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question…. This is like the inverse of Benghazi.”
Over in RepublicanLand, where BenghaziGate is “worse than Watergate,” berating President Obama for doing his job is a prerequisite for citizenship.
“Conservatives have been hitting Obama for weeks on his attendance at a fundraiser in Nevada following the assault in Benghazi, claiming at alternate times that the President either cared more about politics than lives lost or that he was trying to downplay the attack’s significance,” Think Progress reports:
Now the critique has mutated into a belief that Obama is currently “playing President” to score points during disaster relief in the run-up to the election, in contrast to his actions in September.
Brown is not the only one making the insinuation that Obama and his administration are responding too quickly to Sandy only for political reasons. He’s joined in his accusations by such prominent right-wing commentators as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and columnistCharles Krauthammer.
At least 1,833 people died as a result of Hurricane Katrina, and the lack of preparation and management by Bush’s FEMA, and the Bush administration, cannot be left out of that equation.
Michael Brown really should not opine on President Obama’s performance, which, by the way, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today labeled “great.”
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