Comments: Political Ramifications?

Key, of course there are political ramifications. This isn't, "wheeee! Bush screwed up! Hooray!", it's, "Holy crap, this is a disaster."

This government has just spent four years in principle preparing for exactly this sort of disaster (if al Quaeda had blown up the levee, the only difference would be that we wouldn't have had a few days warning, and the city would have been completely full instead of 80% evacuated.)

This isn't even a liberal vs. conservative issue. _Everyone_ agrees that this is the sort of problem that the federal government should help with! Those levees were maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers to keep the Mississippi navigable.

We can't all just run down there and bail people out of their attics--we'd clog the highways and block supplies from getting through. We rely on the federal government to organize the response to something on this scale. If they can't, that's a real problem, and it is very specifically the fault of the current administrations of the states involved and of the Federal Government.

Key, we're not accusing them of not doing the best they can. We're deeply afraid that this genuinely is the best they can do.

On this one issue, I'm just about all done with polite.

posted by The Polite Liberal on September 2, 2005 04:57 PM

Key, I admire you. That's what makes life so wonderful, people compassionate towards other people. If I could help out, I would. I'm looking for ways to help in my area, that doesn't require giving money as I don't even have enough for myself. But I have things I can sell to raise money and as soon as I can I will be doing that. Those poor people didn't ask for this and they need the rest of us to help. I like to think if I was in that situation, someone would help me. God Bless you.

posted by livey on September 2, 2005 08:38 PM

girl, that's why we love and lurk you..cause you feel, baby..i disagree with the polite liberal and think everyone has lost..nola was a wonderful place..it's people will never be the same..that's not the current administration's fault..they simply can't prevent or react johnny on the spot when the entire infrastructure for several states goes down, even if it was terrorist induced..the political crap is just that..a feeding frenzy, the same o blame game..i think it's all your fault, key..

posted by shoe on September 3, 2005 12:25 AM
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