Skip to comments.Left-wing venom exceeds Katrina's fury ("Democrats seem increasingly unhinged"...)
Posted on 09/10/2005 10:29:49 AM PDT by veronica
Hurricane Katrina was not quite the Asian tsunami from last December, yet the wreckage left behind where she landed in Louisiana and Mississippi was a reminder of how brittle the human condition is when nature unleashes its fury.
We forget -- perhaps forgetfulness saves us our sanity -- how fragile is our civility, which can readily snap when a mighty storm blows.
It snapped, just as the winds and water breached the levees protecting New Orleans, revealing for a brief passing moment the lurking beasts of looters and rapists beneath our tamed skins.
I was reminded of Shakespeare's Lear, the king unhinged by grief and exposed to the storm around him, who rages, "unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art."
Katrina exposed the human fragility of those in her path. But it also exposed the shamelessly crass politics of those who, form a safe distance, insisted on faulting someone, anyone, for nature's rage.
Katrina had barely made landfall when Robert Kennedy Jr., (a Democrat) launched the blame game by accusing Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (a Republican) of responsibility, since he opposed the Kyoto Protocol and thereby contributed to global warming that caused the hurricane.
In recent American politics, the lib-left's venom exceeds Katrina's fury. It was unleashed against President George Bush for deliberately failing to provide New Orleans' citizens, mostly black and poor, with federal resources to move to shelter ahead of the hurricane.
Al Sharpton, the race-baiting Democrat from New York City, rose to his reputation as he slammed Bush on MSNBC: "I feel that, if it was in another area, with another economic strata and racial makeup, that President Bush would have run out of Crawford a lot quicker and FEMA would have found its way in a lot sooner."
Race and resentment lurk beneath the skin of American society for political charlatans to exploit in disregard of facts and circumstances. Katrina's wreckage was plainly evident, but the hyperbole of race-baiters exploiting the agony of victims exceeded even the boundaries of broken civility.
Randall Robinson, former president of Transafrica, reported in The Huffington Post online that "black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive." He apparently did not reflect on his words and ask why only "black victims" would turn to cannibalism.
Resentment's toxin has so corrupted people who think like Robinson that they readily spit upon the weakest victims just to score points against Bush. When his statement could not be verified, he posted a retraction but no apology.
Since the 2000 cliffhanger presidential election, lib-left partisans in American politics have steadily gone berserk in their hatred for Bush.
There is no fury in politics like the spitefulness of sore losers. Republicans have won seven of the last 10 presidential elections, control both Houses of the U.S. Congress, and will soon have a commanding majority in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The mainstream left-leaning media have also contributed to the Democrats' disorder -- Dan Rather of CBS News, for instance, using documents about Bush's war record that turned out to have been forged (he apologized) -- making the party one that serious Americans are reluctant to take seriously.
While Katrina's fury was elemental, the Democrats seem increasingly unhinged by the politics of race and resentment. America's Gulf coast will certainly recover from Katrina. The same cannot be said of the once-formidable party of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John Kennedy recovering soon from the lunacy of those who have made it a frat house of juvenile mudslingers.
Amazing voice of reason from our neighbor to the north. Wish more Americans got this.
Of course the are. This is the party of Howard Dean. And you will see no /sarcasm tag on this post.
"Republicans have won seven of the last 10 presidential elections, control both Houses of the U.S. Congress, and will soon have a commanding majority in the U.S. Supreme Court."
I thank God and my fellow Americans for this every day. I am blessed that I've never had to utter the words, "President Gore" or "President Kerry." *SHIVER*
Now...let's start acting like it! :)
Kind of like a screen door in a Hurricane...
Thanks, for the post...threads like this warms the heart. :D
Notice that you have to go to Toronto newspaper to find an intelligent analysis of what ails the Democrats. You won't find it in the New York Times.
I think all the recent disasters , wars and other tragedies of the last few years are Gods way of making people choose sides. What is happening is that peoples eyes are starting to open as the left reveals more and more of its base nature. Hatred. Racism. Pushing for immorality. All the things that for so long they were able to hide with the velvet tongue of doublespeak. Let the left keep talking. Eventually, all of their evil and venom will be revealed and they will shoot themselves in the foot by exposing their true nature. All we need to do is keep revealing ours and be patient. And help those in need
But it's still Bush's fault.
That is so good, could you pare that down to fit in a tag line slot?
(DNP, the frat house of juvenile mudslingers!)
"While Katrina's fury was elemental, the Democrats seem increasingly unhinged by the politics of race and resentment. America's Gulf coast will certainly recover from Katrina. The same cannot be said of the once-formidable party of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John Kennedy recovering soon from the lunacy of those who have made it a frat house of juvenile mudslingers."
Damn, anybody got an account over at the DU. They should know how Canadians are talking about them.
I am blessed that I've never had to utter the words, "President Gore" or "President Kerry.
Me too, D. Yet one can certainly imagine the headlines now.
President Kerry lauded by Lousiana Governer for prompt help
with hurricane aid only 11 days after storm hits.
President Gore institutes investigational tribunal
to examine Mississippi Governor Barbours
"criminal negligence", appoints Senator Clinton to head
Hm.....if Canadians can understand what is really going on with the Democrats, maybe there is hope for the MSM only listeners. Surely they too will come to realize that they are considered so stupid that they will lap up the propaganda that as of now Bush is responsible for.....
Bin Laden's non-capture (inefficiency and going to Iraq)
Putting us in a non-essential war in Iraq
Global warming by not signing Kyota
Oil prices because of the gouging by his buddies
The total destruction of New Orleans
The non-rescue of all blacks (although they are in cities all over the U.S.)
The blockage of Red Cross/Salvation Army people
The non-reaction to the catastrophe-although one week later 90% have been evacuated, brought into homes, put into apartments, supplied furnishings, clothes
That Bush hates blacks (although many of the top people in his administration are blacks and that the Lt.-Gen in charge of the rescue is a black.
That Bush wastes time on a vacation although no president is ever on vacation and that all other Americans get vacations.
That he is stupid
That he was not elected
That he is in a war without global support
That he is the reason that America is hated
That he is in a war for his oil buddies to get richer
And on and on and on and on................
Thanks. Great post!
Well...Pelosi sure is screeching like one of her
constituent homeless wino shopping cart ladys....
one wonders how long it will be before she starts
absentmindedly scratchimng at the fleas on her
butt in public
There ya' go. :)
You have no idea. Great article. We have a friend in Toronto.
I can imagine the headlines as well. I said on another thread that had the President been a dem and the LA officials repubs can you imagine the outcry from the media to tar and feather the local officials while praising the "efforts" of the President?
Iraqi Soldiers Donate to Katrina Victims Iraqi soldiers collected 1,000,000 Iraqi dinars for victims of Hurricane Katrina. By Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq TAJI, Iraq, Sept. 9, 2005 Iraqi soldiers serving at Taji military base collected 1,000,000 Iraqi dinars for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Iraqi Col. Abbas Fadhil, Iraqi base commander, presented the money to U.S. Col. Paul D. Linkenhoker, Taji Coalition base commander, at a Sept. 5 staff meeting. "We are all brothers. When one suffers tragedy, we all suffer their pain." Iraqi Col. Abbas Fadhil We are all brothers, said Abbas. When one suffers tragedy, we all suffer their pain. The amount of money is small in American dollars - roughly $680 - but it represents a huge act of compassion from Iraqi soldiers to their American counterparts, said U.S. Army Maj. Michael Goyne. I was overwhelmed by the amount of their generosity, Goyne said. I was proud and happy to know Col. Abbas, his officers, NCOs and fellow soldiers. That amount represents a months salary for most of those soldiers. Abbas read a letter he wrote after giving the envelope to Linkenhoker. "I am Colonel Abbas Fadhil; Tadji Military Base Commander, Abbas wrote. On behalf of myself and all the People of Tadji Military Base; I would like to console the American People and Government for getting this horrible disaster. So we would like to donate 1.000.000 Iraqi Dinars to help the government and the People also I would like to console all the ASTs who helped us rebuilding our country and our Army. We appreciate the American's help and support. Thank you."