Read time: 1 minute

Obama Visits Louisiana, Reminds That Floods Aren't 'A Photo-Op Issue'

President Obama shows everyone how to handle disasters the right way.

President Obama toured flood-ravaged areas of Louisiana and Baton Rouge this morning as he promised he would last week when the right wing and corporate media were ginning up outrage that he didn't drop everything, terminate his vacation, and head there right away so he could gum up relief efforts like Donald Trump did.

"Once flood waters pass, people's attention spans pass," the president said. "This is not a one-off. This is not a photo-op issue."

"This is how do you make sure a month from now, three months from now, six months from now, people are still getting the help that they need," he continued.

"I need all Americans to stay focused on this. If you're watching this today, make sure you find out how you can help. Go to or you can go to or you can go to and we'll direct you to how you can help."

Here is a pretty comprehensive list of ways to help, for any who read this and can do so.

That's how it's done. Not Play-Doh and diapers. Actually waiting for the first responders to take a breath, sending in help and supplies early, and making the visit when things calm down.

Take a lesson, Mr. Trump. You too, media.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team