But El Presidente hasn't spoken of it in his weekly "fireside chats" since an off-hand mention in the June 19 address.
The question is, why not? Doesn't he care?
Here are the links to the last seven transcripts of his radio addresses. I admit that I only briefly scanned them for some mention of the disaster, but I don't see anything.
Am I missing something?
- June 26 - Weekly Address: President Obama Urges Congress to Complete Work on Wall Street Reform Bill
- July 3 - Weekly Address: President Obama Touts Nearly $2 Billion in New Investments to Help Build a Clean Energy Economy
- July 10 - Weekly Address: Another vacation!
- July 17 - Weekly Address: President Obama Says GOP Senate Leadership Choosing to "Filibuster Our Recovery and Obstruct Our Progress"
- July 24 - Weekly Address: President Obama Praises New Wall Street Reform Law; Says GOP Plan Will Take Us Backward
- July 31 - Weekly Address: Good News on Autos, Obstruction on Small Business
- August 07 - Weekly Address: Medicare Officially Safer After Healthcare Reform
There's really no other commentary necessary from me. If he gave a flying you-know-what about the people of the Gulf Coast and the devastation caused by this event, he'd at least demonstrate its importance by mentioning it in his only direct, weekly address to the people of the United States.
He hasn't said a word since June. A lot's happened since then, including the capping, the static kill and the cementing job that has essentially ended the crisis. What has he said? Nothing.
Aloof. Detached. Doesn't give a flying you-know-what.
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