Quotes of Note that reflect what conservatives think. Or are up against.
President of Jefferson Parish, New Orleans, in Tears
This fellow was on Fox News this past Sunday, 9/5/05. He told the story of a rescue worker whose mother kept begging him to come get her. This while the first responder continued to rescue people while pushing his mother’s concerns aside.
Yes, it was a sad story.
Unfortunately that first responder of Broussard’s sad tale was one of the few who even remained on the job.
Assuming the story’s even true for the talking points have been handed down. Broussard also spent much of his TV mug time blasting Fema and the Feds for falling down on the job.
Blame the Feds, make the locals into angels.
Didn’t happen that way folks,
Anyway, as the saying goes, half of Louisiana is under water; the other half is under indictment.
Let’s look a little closer at Broussard’s past and what he had to say BEFORE he got his CYA talking points.
Playing the Blame Game
From climate expert Robert F. Kennedy jr.
Now we are all learning what it’s like to reap the whirlwind of fossil fuel dependence which Barbour and his cronies have encouraged. Our destructive addiction has given us a catastrophic war in the Middle East and–now–Katrina is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children.
In 1998, Republican icon Pat Robertson warned that hurricanes were likely to hit communities that offended God. Perhaps it was Barbour’s memo that caused Katrina, at the last moment, to spare New Orleans and save its worst flailings for the Mississippi coast.
From National Review’s Rich Lowry
If cable TV had existed in 1886, everyone in the U.S. might have been whipped into a hurricane panic. A record seven hurricanes made landfall that year, including a Category 4 storm that hit Texas and would have had on-the-spot cable newscasters dramatically fighting the wind to deliver their reports. All during the 1890s, reporters could have done the same along the Atlantic seaboard, as it was hammered by more powerful hurricanes than it would be in any decade except the 1950s. …
Finally, the Most Hypocritical of Them All
The New York Times, which changed its story about funding for flood control depending on how to best aid the liberal cause.
The photo below sums it up nicely.