Natural disasters aren't part of the President's Job Description, unlike being Commander-in-Chief.
This Benghazi story keeps getting worse, but Obama's monitoring the storm!!!
This contrast encapsulates a deeper truth about the Federal Government, best described by Governor Rick Perry in the book Fed Up:
because the Federal Government has inserted itself into so many domestic responsibilities entrusted by the Founders to the States, it can no longer focus on the very duties assigned to it under the Constitution. (115)We still have a long road in front of us, but next Tuesday cannot come quickly enough.