Katrina, with a Democrat in office
An obvious point, which I’m sure many conservative commentators have already made: if the human disaster that has been happening in New Jersey, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and the south shore of Long Island over the last few days were happening under a Republican president, there would be a non-stop, radioactive explosion of denunciation of him across the country for having left those people in misery, cold, hunger, and desperation. Instead, because the president is a Democrat and a nonwhite, there is virtual silence.
Yes, Rush made exactly this point on Friday. But he carried it further.LA replies:
I don’t know that I agree. They have of course supported the cap and trade policy which is supposedly intended to reduce global warming (actually it’s just intended to transfer wealth from wealth producers to the friends of liberal politicians and cripple the West’s economy), but the proposal has had insufficient political support. Now that this ruinous storm has occurred, they think they can increase the support for it.November 5
So true. Of course, in the eyes of the MSM, the Katrina results could be entirely blamed on Bush. Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin (both Democrats) were blameless.Randy writes:
Katrina was yet another sad commentary on 400 years of slavery and racism and a lack of white compassion for helpless blacks. Middle class whites now get a taste of their own “racist” medine. They can and should take care of themselves and not depend on the government. The purpose of our government is to help poor black and Hispanic people to overcome the legacy of black slavery and more recent black and Hispanic racism. It is so clear when you remove the fog of prejudice.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 04, 2012 10:06 PM | Send