Whatever it is, they're still bitter 10 years later. And for Freepers bitterness leads to conspiracies...!
libbylu knows the Federal government tried, but was powerless before state and local failures!
I blame the mayor and governor. Joe Bastardi predicted Friday night prior exactly what would happen. Bush had to call the governor and the mayor who is now in jail? They both have freaking no brains and allowed all those people to be killed.Dilbert San Diego is amazed liberals blamed Bush for what was clearly a disaster of merely local proportions:
I am still stunned years later, that the liberals and the media politicized a hurricane.headstamp 2 repeats the Freeper wisdom that Bush never cared about public relations:
Even though state and local officials are supposed to take the lead on dealing with disasters, and even though the governor and mayor were both Democrats, Bush and Republicans were blamed for everything which went wrong in New Orleans.
This is what I absolutely could not stand about the Bush administration. They would let the media paint them badly at every turn with no pushback whatsoever. On and on for years.Cowboy Bob knows who would be awesome during a disaster:
No “war room”, narrative control, spokespeople who were worth a damn, nothing.
If Bush stood up for himself the way Trump is, the history of Katrina would be far different.CIB-173RDABN goes for a hypothetical double-standard:
If all things being equal except a Democrat was President the narrative would have been different. Instead of painting a picture of incompetence and failure on the part of the Federal Government, there would have been praise for the heroic action and calm leadership provided by the White House.Fred Hayek explains what really happened was red tape stopping Bush's awesome efforts:
Blanco and Nagin are both criminally negligent. Bush had assets ready to roll, but needed the approval of both state and city governments. Both characters did not want to be seen taking aid from Bush, and then turned around saying Bush did nothing. For that I also throw in obstruction. Slander as well.If anyone cares, Amendment10 is still tilting at tiny government windmills the Founders would have scoffed at:
As a side note to this thread, please consider the following. The states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to tax and spend for vote-winning federal relief funding.dfwgator is sure Democrats ordered many deaths to make Bush look bad:
The DNC gave Blanco and Nagin their marching orders, it was one of those “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste” things.IMR 4350 can always be counted on for the best conspiracies:
I’ve got a cousin that lives in Covington, LA.
Apparently it’s common knowledge in LA Blanco got a call from top dems not to act because the dems were trying to set Bush up with an impeachment trap.