Politico Ignores Obama’s Unpopular Oil Ban
Carol E. Lee, covering President Barack Obama’s trip to New Orleans to commemorate Hurricane Katrina, reported for the August 29th Politico:
Diners literally embraced the president, who apologized to a handful of people for cutting in line to order a shrimp po’ boy and gumbo.
The Katrina anniversary presented Obama with an opportunity to accentuate his positive accomplishments and involvement in the region, particularly compared with his predecessor, George W. Bush. And the president didn’t hesitate.
Obama waded heavily into the details of his administration’s efforts in post-Katrina New Orleans. Long passages of his read inexplicitly like a juxtaposition of his actions versus the Bush administration’s.
This is a great recitation of the White House’s message, but Lee’s entire article completely fails to report that New Orleans residents are not happy with President Obama’s handling of the BP oil spill. Specifically, the latest survey from Public Policy Polling, a liberal polling firm, shows that not only do Louisianans disapprove of Obama’s actions in the aftermath of the spill by a 61%-32% margin, but a majority, 54%, believe that President George W. Bush did the better job of helping Louisiana through Katrina.
And how are New Orleanians so unhappy with President Obama? Because President Obama’s oil drilling moratorium is killing jobs. Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) gave voice to these concerns while Obama was in the sate: “We don’t think the fact that they’re not doing their jobs in D.C. should cost thousands of Louisianans our jobs. The experts all agree, we can end this moratorium before six months.h Let’s put our people back to work.”