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Obama visits New Orleans, says "I'm just getting started"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

President Obama swept through the city of New Orleans, Louisiana today, as he explained besides the disaster itself, "this nation and all the world bore witness to the fact that the damage from Katrina was not caused just by a disaster of nature, but also by a breakdown of government, that government wasn't adequately prepared and we didn't appropriately respond.". President Obama was poking at the prior administration of George Bush, who drastically failed in providing relief efforts to the region.
When Obama took office, he pledged to make the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans and surrounding communities a top priority. The President claims that progress is being made, as he's sent more Cabinet members to the region to learn what it is going to take by listening to the survivors and providing the assistance that they need. Recovery funds of up to 1.5 billion were previously stalled and his administration is doing everything possible to eliminate the red tape to make those funds available.
The New Orleans Housing Authority would benifit from his efforts, as they will directly benefit from Obama's efforts. Support to health centers and providing more adequate health care providers are being made available to fill in the void in the lack of professional help.
The hurricane, which pummeled the region in 2005, is still is a major state of rebuilding. There were questions concerning his resolve in tackling the Katrina issues, but President Obama immediately stated that  "I never thought any of this was going to be easy," said Obama, speaking at the University of New Orleans in his first visit to the Gulf Coast city since taking office. He poked fun at his critics, asking, "Why haven't you solved world hunger yet? It's been nine months. Why?"

"What'd I say during the campaign? I said change is hard," Obama said. "Big change is harder. ... I wasn't kidding about it being hard."

"Those folks who are trying to stand in the way of progress ... let me tell you, I'm just getting started," he said. "I don't quit. I'm not tired. I'm just getting started."

The statements made immediately above demonstrate President Obama's resolve in solving the Katrina issues in the region. President Obama stated that he has done allot for the country since he entered office as President of the United States, he hardly stays rested when there is so much to do. People are getting used to his fevorish pace, but his conservative critics now seem to think that President Obama claims that since the President claims that he can do so much, why hasn't he conquered world hunger?!!! As usual, the Republicans seem to want to stretch every issue, and in the end blame everything on President Obama. Talk show radio hosts such as the likes of Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh go to the extreme in ridiculing the President, but what they don't know is that the American people can see right through them.

JUst within the last week, President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, in his efforts to promote peace throughout the world. So much has been done his first year, and regardless of what people think about him, there are at least 3 more years of President Obama in the White House. During that time, the economy will turn around, people will gain work, and the President's popularity will again move up.

One major issue that will play a factor in his re-election bid in 2012 would be his ability to handle Al Quada in Afghanistan. Questions still exist as to how many more troops  President Obama would be willing to send to the region. General McCrystal wants serveral thousand more now, but President Obama is weighing the entire situation before he commits to the reason..As this obviously is another hard decision, President Obama is again receiving criticism from the Republican party, as they feel that he is not reacting fast enough from the request of his top General in Afghanistan. 


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