Skip to comments.Will Somebody Say Thank You? (Michael Reagan)
Posted on 09/09/2005 4:50:32 PM PDT by nascaryankee
Will Somebody Say Thank You? Turn on TV, read the local newspaper or listen to your local radio station, and all you are going to hear, see and read are accounts of people knee-deep in playing the blame game. What you don't hear is anybody saying "thank you." From the safety of France, Pierce Brosnan took the time to tell the world: "This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful." Instead of lifting a finger to help Katrina's victims, this was the make-believe 007's response to the tragedy.
Hollywood celebrity Sean Penn raced to New Orleans with his leaky boat in what became a Keystone Kops effort to rescue flood-stranded victims. He failed, but the cameras were there to record for posterity his gallantry in coming to their aid. Having lost that photo op, he launched into his usual leftist rhetoric to castigate the president, accusing the administration of criminal negligence, while his boat's engine sputtered to a stop.
At a Labor Day rally, with his AFL-CIO union collapsing all around him, John Sweeney assured his members that what he alleged was the government's slow response was a sign of hostility to workers. No kidding, he actually said that.
Can you just picture George Bush waking up in the morning and saying to Laura: "The hell with those workers. We're not going to send help to New Orleans because we hate em." As these bozos were collectively venting their liberal spleen at the president, huge caravans of trucks carrying thousands of tons of food and water and clothing and other vital supplies were pouring into New Orleans from as far away as California and New York. Army and National Guard troops were arriving by the thousands, all sent under orders from the president. Did it occur to any of his critics to take a moment out to say "thank you" to George Bush?
Harry Connick Jr., a native resident of New Orleans, was there, but unlike his fellow celebrities he wasn't spending his time making political speeches. Instead, he was in his boat - which didn't leak - surrounded by toxic water and rescuing those mostly black folks trapped by the flood. Has anybody said "thank you" to Harry Connick Jr.?
From almost the moment the 17th Street dike broke, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been laboring day and night to repair the breech and stop any more of the lake waters from gushing into the streets of New Orleans a job they have now completed. Has anybody said "thank you" to these dedicated and weary men? Not that I've heard.
All across the nation the left-wing wackos are squinting to find something they can complain about and blame on the president for alleged failures in the massive federal effort to cope with the worst natural disaster in American history. They can't bring themselves to admit that a lot of good things are being done by the federal government and the horde of good people who are pitching in to help their fellow Americans. If they did they might have to say "thank you," a phrase they don't seem to have in their vocabularies.
When my wife asks me to vacuum the house, I inevitably miss a spot. She doesn't jump all over me because I messed up, but, understanding what klutzes husbands are when it comes to domestic chores, she simply thanks me.
These liberal scoundrels don't have it in them to thank those police, firemen, National Guardsmen, regular army soldiers, relief workers from FEMA and the Red Cross and all the others and the people in the Bush administration whose efforts are above and far beyond the call of duty.
They are too busy looking for the motes in the administration's eyes to see the huge planks in their own.
All together now, let's hear it: "Thank you President Bush, thank you Harry Connick Jr., thank you police and firemen and National Guardsmen and members of the Red Cross and Salvation Army and all you other heroes."
Thank you , Mr. Reagan! For reminding the LSM just who the good guys are.
I'll say it.
Thank you, President Bush, for doing what the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of Louisiana wouldn't or couldn't. Thank you, every last one of you who helped rescue those caught in the flood. Thank you Red Cross and Salvation Army for trying to help, even though the locals wouldn't allow it.
But for the media, all I have to say is:
(also known as the "Bronx cheer")
There are two MDs of national prominence in the pollitics, Bill Frist (R, TN), the Senate Majority Leader, and Howard Dean, the DNC Chairman. Dr. Frist went to NO to give medical care to Katrina's victims, black and white alike. Dr. Dean stayed in Washington and smeared the people, like Dr. Frist, who were trying to help.
THANK YOU, left wing for proving to all of us how corrupt and stupidly inept you all are!
There. I said it.
One week later, I still stand by this factual information, but my basic warning has been proved correct.
Thank you President Bush, all the military units, firemen, policemen, and concerned citizens who volunteered to help their fellow men. Thank you, Michael Reagan, for speaking for me. Thank you, nascaryankee, for posting this.
And more Bronx cheers to the inept politicians, publicity-seeking entertainers, and the snake-in-the-grass news media who perpetuate the ability of these socialists to further spread lies to those who hang on their every word as the truth.
I pray common decency will return to the politics in our country before it is totally destroyed.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Thank you Mr. President for caring enough to save lives in Louisiana."
In spite of all the opposition, you did what you had to do.
Mike Reagan has such incredible class.
Sine not consider him "really the son" of Ronald Reagan because he was adopted. But as best I can see, he is the one carrying on his father's legacy.
This is the type of man who should be leading our country in the future.
"When my wife asks me to vacuum the house, I inevitably miss a spot. She doesn't jump all over me because I messed up, but, understanding what klutzes husbands are when it comes to domestic chores, she simply thanks me. "
He vacuums???? Wow. how can I get my husband to do that????
I agree - well said!
I have been thinking the same thing throughout this whole ordeal. I don't wish bad on anybody and I pray for the victims of this natural catastrophe. But the truth is having Al Gore in the White House on 9/11/2001, or having John Kerry in the White House on 8/29/2005, would not have changed anything.
Al Gore would not have had the stomach to go after our enemies after 911. It takes courage to be President and George Bush has the courage to hunt down our enemies and to take them out.
John Kerry maybe would have invoked the wisdom of his wife Therese to "let the children run around naked, it would do them good".
Humble, love this map. What's the original source? Do you have a link? Turns out we're not as divided as people say we are, huh?
The MSM is structuring coverage to make it look as if the evacuees are still being vivtimized by those who are trying to help them.
My wife, yesterday, held people while they cried with joy over the help that they received. One woman cried because we were able to bring her adult diapers for her husband.
What you are seeing on the press is not what is happening on the ground.
Despite your disbelief in the press as you state it in so many threads, you are being taken in by reporters who are trying to sensationalize a tragedy. Y'all are being had.
Thank you to you and your wife for the caring you are showing.
Think Fox News should lead the way with some 'thank you' spots. . .highlight the heroes and the grattitude.
It is sickening to listen to the whining. . .night after night/day after day. . .
(life is pain and suffering and that includes broken suffering resulting from natural and man-made disasters)
I could make some suggestions but you probably know already...(grin)
Oh, and to all TEXAS - THANK YOU!
One of my bosses 'adopted' a large family from NO. The mother is a nurse, the father an engineer. The kids went to a Catholic School there and a local Catholic school allowed them to attend for FREE until they can go back home. Also gave them a $300 gift card to a local clothing store for the uniforms and also gave them books. We are taking up clothing collections for the family. Thank you Catholic School and others who are taking this family under their wing. They have no home for now, and can't access their bank because it's a local NO bank and the systems are down, so no way to get to savings or checking account. People don't realize how bad off they would be if they lost everything they owned in the blink of an eye and could not get to their money. I hear alot of 'what I would do's', but most are arrogant and condescending. This is a humbling experience for ALL of us. Not just the poor, but EVERYONE.
""A woman called into a local Atlanta radio show this afternoon relating to all that she was at a high end mall in Buckhead Georgia and a "hurricane victim" whipped out her RED CROSS debit card and bought a Louis Vitton handbag.""
Thank President Bush, General Honore the, Rescue people, the Fire Dept, PD from all over, the CHURCHES (THE LEFT LOVES TO HATE)THE SALVATION ARMY (THE LEFT LOVES TO HATE)WALMART (THE LEFT LOVES TO HATE)RED CROSS,THE MILITARY (THE LEFT LOVES TO HATE)AND EVERYONE ELSE
Thank you President Bush.
Thanks to all the heroes of New Orleans.
God bless the President and America.
Put a little bit of money in the pot and throw in with us, you won't regret it.
Thank you Mike Reagan.
Big FR Bump and Thank You to all the emergency responders, rescue and recovery teams in the Katrina Zones.
..Time and again you prove you are the true Reagan son.....with the gentle soul of your earthly father and heavenly Father.
"Thank you President Bush, thank you Harry Connick Jr., thank you police and firemen and National Guardsmen and members of the Red Cross and Salvation Army and all you other heroes."
But don't expect to ever hear that from Kool Aid drinkers. All they want are political points!
Tonight on Washington Week on PBS, host Gwen Ifill asked the panel why Mississippi's response to the hurricane went so much better than Louisiana's. Karen Tumulty of Time Magazine responded that President Bush had not tried to invade Mississippi as he had attempted in Louisiana. There was no time for discussion. Talk about a Kool-aid drinker...
Ingratitude in a hallmark trait of the welfare state. The welfare state have fostered irresponsibility and ingratitude through "entitlements" to the poor without expectation for improvement in their education and the associated ability to provide for themselves. Entitlements make the giver/taxpayer invisible to the recipient so there is no one to thank.
These policies have lost whole generations of the poor in this country who think they are "entitled" to be cared for by the state. These generations would have been far better off working through their diversity instead of sucking on the government tit and thus never being forced to take any responsibility for their actions. There is great value in struggling to survive as many of our ancestors did. These poor people and their progeny were robbed of that neuron generating process. Those who are wealthy were robbed of their ability to provide for more of their own children through taxation to support these entitlements to the poor. Our nation will never recover. History has not been kind to democracies and the US is now basically a representative democracy.
Duhhh -- I wonder if PBS knew, that Mississippi had an emergency response plan, also, ceded authority to FEMA ahead of time and followed it. On the other hand, Louisiana had a plan, that got lost in an egotistical struggle. Under reported was Mississippi's lose of life and personal property. Mississippi didn't whine, they did the best to cope. Yes, the people of New Orleans needlessly suffered. Yes, left wingers like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and an endless amount of democrats played every card in the deck, accept, self blame.
According to law, the U.S. government is not the first responder. That responsibility lies with local and state government. If FEMA is first, then Louisiana or any other state does not need mayors or governors. The feds then owns that state, outright. The term "States Rights" comes into play. The state must request aid and then cede certain authority over to the federal government. Governor Blanco didn't do that. Like it or not, tell the slimy DemOrats that's how the way the law works.
I figure the feds are going to spend around $1000 of my money on that dump. Yes somebody should say thanks. And, sorry, it's not motivating me to give more. My mandatory "gift" is going to be substantial.
Good post SA!
What a stupid remark for her to make!! They are already talking about changing the law so the President CAN intervene in situations like this!
Good Evening Potlatch...Yep, lots of loose lip service out there that buffalo people that don't understand FEMA law. My fears are, the worst is yet come. The people working, and living in the New Orleans poop are being subjected to everything in the CDC book. The liabilities will be endless.
I hate to even hear about that. That could bankrupt Louisiana and I hate to see the Federal government sued. Don't know what the laws are about that.
>>> All together now, let's hear it: "Thank you President Bush, thank you Harry Connick Jr., thank you police and firemen and National Guardsmen and members of the Red Cross and Salvation Army and all you other heroes." <<<
Thank you, Michael. But don't forget to thank Cherkoff, Brown, Honore, and their organizations, the DHS, FEMA and the DOD.
Thank You and God Bless You President Bush!
And to Michael Reagan as well...he is definitely his father's son.
Thank you President Bush for getting up in the morning to face a new day of hatred spewed at you by the left. You've got more guts than most of us and more class in your little finger than I have in my whole body! May God continue to bless you, Mr. President!
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