Their indifference would be staggering… but for a complicit media.
All but ignoring the plight of tens of thousands of Louisiana residents dealing with the devastating effects of the worst flooding seen in the state since Hurricane Katrina, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the man she hopes to succeed, President Barack Obama, are having a gay ol’ time on Martha’s Vineyard.
Clinton was seen at several fundraisers on Saturday, including a “Summer Reception with Hillary” that included Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. — of “the police acted stupidly” fame — as a guest, the Daily Mail reported.
Saturday’s events followed a Friday night birthday bash for husband Bill, who just turned 70. There were reports that the president and first lady, who are summer vacationing on the tony island resort, may “pop in,” though it’s not clear if that happened.
Bill Clinton celebrating his 70th birthday tonight on Martha’s Vineyard; his wife also in attendance. President and Mrs. O may pop in
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) August 20, 2016
Adding to the gaiety, Hillary will also be partying with acerbic, radical left singer Cher at a fundraiser on Sunday in nearby Provincetown.
As apathetic as Clinton’s behavior seemed to be toward those struggling with the effects of epic flooding, Obama easily topped it by attending fireworks Friday night when the devastation was at its worst.
Not that the media was anxious to inform the American public.
The president enjoyed the annual fireworks show Friday night in Oak Bluffs, a Martha’s Vineyard town also known as the Black Hamptons, a place where for generations wealthy black people spend their summer vacation.
While there were few, if any, reports of Obama watching the fireworks show, both CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller and The Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Colleen Nelson did mention it on social media:
First Family in Oak Bluffs tonight to watch annual fireworks display from the vacation rental of @vj44. Others paying $10/parking to watch.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 20, 2016
An annual tradition: Obama and his family are watching fireworks tonight at Valerie Jarrett’s vacation rental home in Oak Bluffs.
— Colleen Nelson (@ColleenMNelson) August 20, 2016
The reaction to the news was summed up rather succinctly with a single photo:
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) August 20, 2016