Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Third Of Louisiana Republicans Blame Obama For Hurricane Katrina Response Under Bush

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. A larger percentage of Louisiana Republicans blame President Obama for the poor federal response to Hurricane Katrina than those that blame George W. Bush… who was in office at the time!!!

Just for the record Barack Obama was still a freshman U.S. Senator, when the storm battered the Gulf Coast.

The numbers according to the Public Policy Polling survey
 Despite the facts the Public Policy Polling survey's numbers break down like this: 29% said President Obama was responsible for the poor federal response when the storm battered the Gulf Coast in 2005,  while only 28% blame former President George W. Bush.

What is even more alarming is that almost half of Louisiana Republicans (44%) said they're not even sure who to blame.

Now I could understand these statistics if the poll was conducted on random people milling around a random street in anytown USA. Furthermore this question might perplex a person who doesn't follow politics at all. But we are talking self described Republicans who have identified themselves as such. What is even more stunning is the fact that the polling subjects are from Louisiana an area of the country directly affected by the disaster!!!

I cannot wrap my head around this!?!?

Many times I have discussed the "Obama Derangement Syndrome" but this is without a doubt a virulent unchecked case of it combined with rampant unchecked idiocy.

While many in Louisiana have apparently found the category 5 Hurricane easy to forget many still remember that Katrina caused 1,833 fatalities, damaged an estimated $81 billion in property, and ranks among the five deadliest hurricanes in United States history.

In light of these horrific facts I was wondering...

Could their faulty memory perhaps be coaxed back into reality by bringing up the fact that George W. Bush notoriously remained on vacation at his Texas ranch as the hurricane destroyed the Gulf Coast?

Perhaps this infamous photo of an impotent and uncaring President Bush peering out the window of Air Force One at the Karina's destruction might jog their feeble memories?

Does Kanye West saying, "George Bush doesn't care about black people, during the Relief concert ring a bell for anyone in the Louisiana GOP?

For fucks sake does anyone even remember George W. Bush congratulating disgraced FEMA director Michael Brown with the now infamous line "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job,"

If this little refresher course doesn't help ... What am I saying, of course it won't. After all there is no cure for "Obama Derangement Syndrome".

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