Skip to comments.Mr. Bush's Storm [“ ...president deserves blame”]
Posted on 09/08/2005 3:35:37 AM PDT by johnny7
PRESIDENT BUSH'S response to Hurricane Katrina has been, to put it kindly, faltering. He has fallen short both rhetorically and substantively. The rhetorical failure is less important but perhaps more surprising for a politician with his strong communications skills. One of the highlights of Mr. Bush's presidency, and one of the keys to his reelection, was his ability to rally a country stunned by the Sept. 11 attacks -- perhaps most vividly in his visit to the smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center. President Bill Clinton rose to an earlier challenge after the Oklahoma City bombing, using the bully pulpit of the presidency to reassure and console the nation.
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I hate these lying bast*rds.
But ... but ... but I thought he was a moron who couldn't put two words together without becoming confused?!
Gee, wonder why?
Clinton's FEMA Director was criticized by Jesse Jackson during Hurricane Floyd because ONE MONTH after the hurricane there were still people who had not been helped and were homeless.
The Bush administration spent slightly more than Clinton on levee/flood control for New Orleans.
Funny. I've never considered the President's rhetorical skills as a strength. It is his lack of those skills that makes me trust him more. Smooth talkers like Clinton have proven that excellent oratory and presentation is not a substitute for competency.
I take more comfort from the President's penchant for meticulous planning, personnel choices, and management style than in whether or not he gets a good grade in speech class.
Boy, this editorial stinks worse than the toxic water in New Orleans.
The more I watch and sift through some of this stuff, the more supportive of the President I become over this. Gov. Blanco is the giant ITS-ALL-ABOUT-ME maniac in this story whose criminal negligence caused suffering, hunger, conflict, and even caused people to lose their lives. This'll all come out in the wash.
So funny...isn't this the guy they're constantly criticizing for his speaking ability and his word usage.
They forgot to mention how Clinton used OKC like the Reichstag Fire to try to trash his political opponents.
The Washington ComPost.
Let us count the ways:
1. Monday. Robert Kennedy starts the salvos with his commentary that President Bush is responsible for Katrina because he caused global warming to occur.
2. Tuesday through Thursday. President Bush is responsible for packing people in the Superdome without food.
President Bush refused to allocate money for levee maintenance.
President Bush is responsible to only building levees to withstand a catagory 3 hurricane, not 4 or 5.
3. Friday. President Bush is responsible for not getting FEMA into the devastated areas, not providing supplies, not stopping the rapes, looting and mayhem. ~Not evacuating people, not restoring services fast enough...ad infinitum...
4. Yesterday. President Bush is racist. In fact, America is still in the slavery mentality because the people in NO are 70% black and poor. America has a great divide. Whites are racist. The poor haven't been helped under Bush.
And with all that.....the best the media and the democrats can do is keep that 13% on DU believing President Bush is really an ogre in diguise.
And they wonder why their paper's circulation continues to decline. Losers.
ping for later reading........
This is today's editorial?
Didn't the NY Times say this about a week ago?
Haven't events and new facts made this line of criticism obsolete?
A compromised press... engaged in censorship, distortion & lies, that exists solely for the benefit of one political party ... does not constitute a free press.
The time is coming...
Historians in the future are going to look back and marvel at how Bush was able to survive against such a hostile media.
I ask the question below on one of the biggest blogs yesterday and have failed to get any answers.
Can someone give me 3 things that FEMA failed to do. Example: Did they failed to get security into New Orleans after the flood. Any reasons or facts will do, I would like to know them.
How can these people expect to be taken seriously when they fully ignore the facts, time after time after time? Is there nothing in the world that the Democrats don't immediately seek to twist for political gain?
Toxic editorial alert!!! The lefties have to put more sewage in the media stream because ONLY THIRTEEN PER CENT of those polled blame the President for the disaster. They will have to redouble their poisonous purple prose. Though it's doubtful they can juice up the Bush-bashing rhetoric much more than that of last week, they obviously must try.