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Katrina Is A Partisan Issue — And Here’s Why…

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Two years ago we were told we needed to attack Saddam so one of our cities wouldn’t be destroyed. One of our cities was just destroyed. And it appears that many more lives could have been saved, and many things protected, if there was more funding for infrastructure, more devotion to protective efforts, and more National Guardsmen here at home to do their actual job- guarding our nation- rather than deployed in Iraq.

And before you start pounding away on your keyboards calling me a moonbat I think August Pollak sums up the issue pretty well.

I don’t think anyone in the White House caused any form of weather – contrary to certain suggestions, the President is, in fact, not God. But the lack of priorities from the White House – and for that matter the media and the culture that supported it in general – is a major factor in the discussion of the events of the last 48 hours.

It is a fact that many people are suffering and need to be helped, but to sit back and buy into the idle chit-chat of the right saying this is no time to talk about the politics behind this catastrophe is along the same lines as shutting people up by calling them a traitor for questioning the president’s motives.

P.S. I can sit here as an educated person and question my president, and at the same time open my wallet and give the American Red Cross my credit card number, it’s called multi-tasking.

Cross posted at Bring it On

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  • Georgio

    oh it’s way overdue to talk about the politics of this disaster…..the lack of planning for this and the SLOW response of the Government (Bush)is not only disgusting ..it is CRIMINAL…troops and aid should have been on the scene within hours of this disaster not three days later…THIS IS AMERICA…Cm on….and the call for donations ..nothing wrong with that but I ask you ..If we can afford to spend ONE BILLION BUCKS A WEEK on Iraq then why can’t Bush take his Chinese credit card and write a blank check to this area,,,

  • Man you know it!!! You can betyour ass these oil/gas guys are saying “Hey Bushy hold off a bit, this is the best thing to happen to us since sliced bread and the Iraq war.” The refineries stay shut and prices go up.

    FUCK THE RELEASE OF OIL RESERVES!!!! IT DOES NOTHING FOR GAS IF IT CAN”T BE REFINED….

    there, got that off my chest! But the rest of the bible humping mother fuckers that want to believe in Intelligent Design buy into it so what is there to do? Who died and made Bush God?

  • I tip my baseball cap to you. The spouse and I have been shaking our heads over this since it began. This morning we saw a news report where National Guardniks in Iraq voiced their anger and frustration that they weren’t here helping out at home as they should be rather than risking death for nothing in a desert.

  • Just like Georgio said

    the lack of planning for this and the SLOW response of the Government (Bush)is not only disgusting ..it is CRIMINAL

    We are America where is the outcry for the lack of support. And yes I would go down there tomorrow or tonight if needed. I volunteer for a ton of shit and dammit it is not about me volunteering!!! It is about the federal fucking government not being there.

    Think about this, they knew this storm was coming on Thursday or Friday of last week, where was Bush? Promoting the fucking war!!!! He should of gotten on a plane and headed back to WDC.

    If only for morale purposes, he is leading a fucking country you know? OK he can run things from Crawford. My ass a leader needs to be in front!

    All I ask is that we help the people in the area affected and then take out the frustration on every fucking Republican canidate in 2006!

  • >>voiced their anger and frustration that they weren’t here helping out at home as they should be rather than risking death for nothing in a desert

    That’s probably not how they put it, however. The first part, yes.

  • >> more National Guardsmen here at home to do their actual job- guarding our nation- rather than deployed in Iraq.< < This, of course, is utter bullshit. The guard has a minimum requirement of 50% stateside deployment, and in fact stateside deployment is currently 78% nationwide and over 65% in every one of the gulf states. Not only is there not a shortage of guard troops in Louisiana, but all of the area states are keeping a third or more of their forces in reserve - Texas alone has 20,000 men they could deploy but aren't. Perhaps some facts would help here.

    Dave

  • Dave,

    Just think for a second that we were not at (pre-fabricated) war, just think for a second, OK?

    How much money and man power we could throw at this disaster?

    This administration ignored this growing storm just like they ignored the storm prior to 9/11 and we are all paying for it!!! With our lives and our money.

    Can we get a government for the people by the people? Because this current administration could give a rats ass about us.

    Where was our fearless leader when this all went down? I give him credit for sitting 7 minutes when 9/11 happened because we didn’t know it was gonna happen.

    But we knew this distaster was coming and yet he stayed the course of his fucking vacation!!!

    Can we get a real fucking leader around here or do we just compromise with a shrub?

  • Georgio

    Dave ..your facts about the guard are probably true because I have learned from reading your comments that you know your facts however they should have been on the scene within hrs not days and I listened to the General who was in charge and what he said was so much bullshit that a 2 yr old kid could see through it..he said “we where ready and deployed on the outskirts of the area but the hurricane came so far inland that it took us a lot longer to get there ” now is this bullshit or is this bullshit ..just how long does it take to drive 200 miles..does it take 3 days ..shit they moved a whole army from Kuwait to Baghdad in less time..and what about using his Chinese credit card to write a blank check to the area..????

  • JCT

    Yeah, the storm was devistating, yeah, things went wrong. But what good does it do to point fingers, curse at people, and play the “blame game”? George W. Bush is a man, thats all. He isn’t a god that can fortell the future or one that can cause or stop cataclysmic events from nature. It looks like many of you think he is. I’m sure he is honored to be placed in such high regard.

  • gonzo marx

    well JCT..according to the National Response plan , signed into Law in 2004 by GWB…he IS “responsible”..

    “The President leads the Nation in responding efficiently and ensuring the
    necessary resources are applied quickly and effectively to all Incidents of
    National Significance.”(NRP, 15)”

    there’s more..like how FEMA does NOT have to wait for ANYTHING or anyone to respond…go to the HOmeland Security website and scope out the NRP yourself..

    nuff said?

    Excelsior!

  • “I don’t think anyone in the White House caused any form of weather – contrary to certain suggestions, the President is, in fact, not God”

    No shit, Sherlock. Perhaps we ought to look at the real issues like: New Orleans is sinking, the ocean is rising, the delta is eroding away. Katrina was only a Cat 3 hurricane and passed over New Orleans, but it was the levees that made the disaster. Sounds like Atlantis to me, so why are we throwing good money after bad? What makes the people of New Orleans so much more “special” than someone who lives in a floodplain in the Midwest and has been told to vacate because their loses won’t be covered? Maybe it’s because New Orleans is a “chocolate” city? How sweet! Perhaps we can raid the freezers of a few Louisiana politicians to retrieve the funds necessary to repair New Orleans. Oh, I forgot, Congressman and Senators are above the law.

  • Dave

    Oh “The Bastard”. How dramatic. One thing is for sure: on any call for I leader, I wouldn’t call on you. Who want’s a whiner?

    As far as the National Guard goes, yea, it takes a few days to move 300 miles when you have things like trees and power lines lying across the road. Or other numerous things that jackasses like you typically ignore, or the imagination to understand.