Two weeks before this speech, Congress passed a bill waiving the matching funds provision of the Stafford Act. The same exemption afforded post- 911 and post-Andrew.
Obama voted against it. And lied to this audience.
"That’s not, Obama says, what is happening in majority-black New Orleans. “What’s happening down in New Orleans? Where’s your dollar? Where’s your Stafford Act money?” Obama shouts, angry now. “Makes no sense! Tells me that somehow, the people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!”
He voted AGAINST it and blamed whitey.