In this time of national crisis, it is once again shown that there are those who, instead of uniting to help, are using the event to push their ideologies and their hate. I present this unfiltered defecation on the United States from the Left.
"And nothing about the president's demeanor yesterday - which seemed casual to the point of carelessness - suggested that he understood the depth of the current crisis." New York Times Lead Editorial – 9/1/01 (A day after saying "But this seems like the wrong moment to dwell on fault-finding")
"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." Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Bush made the hurricanes! We'll skip past Prof. Gray and Prof. Emanuel who are experts in the field who say this is crap.)
"Two things happened in one day that tell much about the abysmal failure of the Bush administration to get a handle on poverty in America. The first was the tragic and disgraceful shots of hordes of New Orleans residents scurrying down the city’s Hurricane ravaged streets with their arms loaded with food, clothes, appliances, and in some cases guns, that they looted from stores and shops." Earl Hutchinson. (Now Bush is responsible for those who choose a life of crime).
"The president's 35-minute Air Force One flyover of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama was the perfect metaphor for his entire presidency: detached, disconnected, and disengaged. Preferring to take in America's suffering — whether caused by the war in Iraq or Hurricane Katrina — from a distance. In this case, 2,500 feet." Arianna Huffington (As opposed to Arianna watching the destruction from a distance of 2500 miles).
"OK, you billionaires who have taken advantage of the very unchristian greed fest that is the hallmark of the Bush administration, it's time to step up and give some of that money back. CEO's should pony up and pay for the recovery of New Orleans, Gulfport, Biloxi, and the rest of the hurricane-devastated Deep South." Robert Smith on why he can't afford to help because he has to pay for his son's education at Rice.