Priorities: Obama v. Perry

Remember when the tornadoes destroyed Joplin, Missouri in May of this year? So you also remember President Obama’s response to the devastation and the people? He decided to go forward with his scheduled trip to Europe.

When Hurricane Irene was threatening the east coast and New England, President Obama cut short his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard before the storm hit. His concern for the people that graciously hosted him and his family was shown by not returning to the areas destroyed by the epic floods for a week.

At the moment, areas of Texas are being ravaged by the worst drought in history and now wildfires are raging out of control and took the lives of a young mother and her 18 month old daughter. Demonstrating his concern and priorities, GOP presidential candidate and Texas governor, Rick Perry has cancelled two scheduled appearances including one Monday night in South Carolina. Perry returned home to Texas to personally oversee the efforts to control the fires.

Perry’s communication director, Ray Sullivan released a statement saying:

“Gov. Perry’s first priority is to the people of Texas during this natural disaster. The governor is in close communication with emergency operations officials regarding fires in Texas, including discussions with emergency management leaders over the weekend and this morning.”

Perry is also working to stem the epidemic of illegal immigrants that are having a hugely negative impact on the citizens of Texas. Obama, on the other hand, is doing everything in his power to block anyone from enforcing immigration laws and going so far as to give millions of them benefits and protection from arrest and deportation.

So I ask you, which of the two leaders has the welfare and interest of the people as his priority?