Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Flashback

"Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before." ~ Rahm Emanuel

While perusing the media coverage of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, I had a flashback.

Does anyone remember a storm that hit New Orleans, Louisiana a couple of years ago?

In the aftermath of that storm, fingers were pointed. Blame was assigned. Remember?

It was George W. Bush's fault. It was FEMA's fault. I seem to remember Reverend (and I use the term loosely) Pat Robertson saying Hurricane Katrina was a judgment from God because of the hedonism and debauchery that runs rampant in the city. Well, he's at it again, isn't he? I wish he'd just shut up. He's giving real Christians a bad rep.

The storm changed the perspective of many people, including myself. Another blogger who I considered one of my best blogger buddies at the time was changed also.

I became less racist. He became more Liberal. Fanatically more Liberal. He is absolutely mad now.

He is married to a so-called intellectual. She is a doctor of some sort (he never enlightened his blog readers what she is a doctor of), who lectures all over the country, and also a raving Liberal.

She had her own blog. On her blog, she announced George Bush was at fault because a hospital ship was a day or two tardy getting to the port of New Orleans to aid in the rescue operations there.

Yes, I know, the connection between the two is tenuous at best, but I seem to recall her biased assessment of the situation made a sort of discombobulated sense in a Liberal, pseudo-intellectual kind of way. Somehow, it was the President's fault.

I wish I could explain her logic but it appears her blog is now non-existent, and frankly, I don't remember much of what she wrote, except that she blamed the President.

The media coverage I was referring to in the first paragraph was this. Here's a teaser for those who don't follow links:

The operating room is prepped with oxygen tanks, ventilators and a roster of blood donors. But while the USS Carl Vinson's medical facilities perhaps exceed those of any other triage center nearby, it had remained essentially unused since it arrived off the coast of Port-au-Prince early Friday

When did the Haitian earthquake strike? Wasn't it a few days before Friday?

Why is the hospital ship not helping? Is it political? Where are the incessant accusations from the left now? Why isn't anyone pointing fingers? Why is no one assigning blame? Who is at fault?

What is Obama doing?

Why aren't Liberal bloggers and the state run media blaming Obama?

Hurricane Katrina was all Bush's fault. Remember? At least that's what we were told.

The media says so. It must be true. Right?

I wonder how Rahm Emanuel and Obama and the rest of the gang can turn this latest crisis into a political advantage.

Listen: If Hurricane Katrina was George W. Bush's fault, then it stands to reason the blame for the Haitian earthquake lies squarely on Barack Hussein Obama's shoulders.

What are we going to do about that?


Trader Rick said...

Thank God for Pat Roberton.

Trader Rick said...

Pat Robertson

Joe said...

President BO is not only at fault for the earthquake ( fault...that's sort of an earthquake pun...get it?), he is also responsible for the riots over food, the lack of bathroom and snitary facilities and all the other things Bush was supposed to have been responsible for at and around Katrina.

Always On Watch said...

Listen: If Hurricane Katrina was George W. Bush's fault, then it stands to reason the blame for the Haitian earthquake lies squarely on Barack Hussein Obama's shoulders.

What are we going to do about that?

The media will not allow for BHO to receive any blame.

In addition to a medical ship not receiving patients, see this, about the race who lands first. Sheesh.

Z said...

Mark. NOBODY dislikes Obama MORE than I DO, YOU know that.....
but this IS another country and things did start moving pretty fast; he's dumb but he's not THAT dumb and he got things going and he even compared this to Katrina, saying 'This time, we'll get it right' the SOB.

And, of course, you're right: He could have waited till Easter to send help to Haiti and the media'd be saying it's cheaper to get there with the Easter Bunny and wasn't Obama BRILLIANT to think of that :-)
(hey, i like that..was that mine? :0-)

Trader Rick said...

O'Bama is lookin' like a fool with his pants on the ground...

Marie's Two Cents said...


I dont know what to do about Pat Robertson. He IS giving Christian,s a bad rep. I wish he would just shut up as well.

I remember "Everything Is Bush's Fault"!

But it was so popular to "Blame Bush" for EVERYTHING from the right and left, well not for me.

I would like to see some mud slung back at Obama for this latest Crisis myself. But it isnt popular enough yet.

We will just have to see how this all play's out.

Krystal said...

I think Pat Robertson needs mental help.

Since we're flashing back, I'd like to mention last year's ice storm that hit Western Kentucky really bad. I was in that. Obama did NOTHING, however, there was no criticism regarding his lack of concern.

THOUSANDS of homes without electricity. We had people freeze to death in their homes.

Obama sent 100 generators.

Who knows how many people with tress through their roofs.

He sent no trailers. Provided no shelter.

People couldn't cook, but that didn't matter because the stores couldn't open without electric to run the registers.

He sent no food. He sent no water.

nobama never came to see the disaster. He never even did a fly over. If memory serves he either attended a formal dinner where they served Kobe steak imported from Japan or went to Chicago on a date with his wife...

Trader Rick said...

Pat Robertson may say some things that seem outrageous to you guys once in awhile. Barry Soweto and his gang say outrageous things EVERY DAY.