There’s the threat of Oroville Dam. Then there’s Trump
The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 13th, 2017 | Erika D. Smith
Posted on 02/13/2017 8:59:54 PM PST by Mariner
It all happened so quickly. Water poured down the rapidly eroding hillside of Oroville Dam on Sunday evening. Engineers with the state had to make a series of quick decisions to avert a catastrophic flood.
When they weren’t sure it would work, the Butte County Sheriff’s Department made the gutsy call to evacuate tens of thousands of residents in a matter of hours. By Monday, state and local officials were working alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine the next steps in a still dangerous situation.
This is what should happen when people’s lives are in danger, this beautiful example of cooperation at all levels of government to resolve a crisis. Politics be damned.
But, I fear, that’s not how Donald Trump works. It doesn’t matter that most of the evacuees voted for him.
The president, incredibly, said nothing Sunday as people frantically fled three counties – Yuba, Sutter and Butte – in the nation’s most populous state. Instead, he tweeted about “fake news,” “enthusiastic supporters in Florida,” and how his “crackdown on illegal criminals” was merely about keeping his promise to rid the country of “gang members” and “drug dealers.”
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The California politburo is still insufficiently humbled.
What a twisted article.
This is an example of a type of #FAKENEWS!
And if he jumped in to help they would say:
1) Too little to late
2) It’s all his fault
3) He’s just trying to take credit when it’s already take care of.
You KNOW all of these stories have already been written, they are just waiting to see what happens so they can publish the right one.
…wonder what the reporter thought of Odungo waiting 42 days to respond to BP oil blow out in the gulf…
No one has died, no one has lost their home. There has only been inconvenience so far. Who is he supposed to be consoling?
How ‘bout tellin’ the Guv to cancel that rail boondoggle and do the important stuff?!?!?!
“It doesn’t matter that most of the evacuees voted for him.”
I hope that most of those evacuees write into the SacBee and eviscerate this writer and this media source.
As I recall – from Katrina debacle- Fed cannot just jump in, the gov needs to request assistance
Obama barely recognized any tornado or flood in flyover country in his years as President.
They want him to be some kind of daddy surrogate.
To: Parley Baer
CA Trumpsters know that Dems and Moonbeam own this mess. I know because I’m a Nor-Cal Trumpsters! Gut the SacBee!
To: Parley Baer
So, the feds are working with the state and the writer is complaining because Trump didn’t say anything on Sunday? It’ll be a long 4 years.
Follow the link to an SJW/BLM symp.
Not sufficiently humbled? 33 days in the Oval Office is plenty of time to cause a dam to fail. It was long enough to get most Democrats to set their hair on fire.
To: Major Matt Mason
Good point. Feds working with the state and local officials. This writer is an idiot.
To: Vince Ferrer
Cutting off the water from the mountains to Southern Calif. could help to get the illegals to self deport.
33 days? More like 24.
How long can they tread water?
To: G Larry
Tell MoonBeam to give up the Sanctuary Cities to Trump (and REAL America) for help on real water control.
Well, there’s the corrupt Washington politicians and the media, who want to continue in the swamp.. living for them selves and no concern for the people who sent them there.
THEN there’s Donald Trump who is keeping his word, and serving the people..
And they think HE’S the one who doesn’t know anything?
He didn’t SAY anything, you dumb bitch (Erika), he was too bust taking action. And of course you blame Trump for the failure of a dam that has been in trouble for over a decade, as in during Obama’s entire tenure. But of course he’s faultless, right?
PS Sorry about the profanity, but it is deserved here.
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