Skip to comments.The real cannibalism story out of New Orleans (The left EATS IT'S OWN)
Posted on 09/18/2005 10:36:21 AM PDT by mhking
One of America's greatest strengths in the past has been our ability, in the time of great national crisis, to set aside our differences and pull together as one nation. I think the last time we saw it demonstrated was after Pearl Harbor, when nearly everyone united behind President Roosevelt and we (essentially) took on the world -- and won.
In the case of Hurricane Katrina, we are seeing just the opposite. Instead of trying to help those who have been devastated by arguably the greatest disaster in our nation's history, far too many have rushed to make political hay out of the situation. It's a temptation I've caught myself succumbing to on occasion.
But some rare few have managed to look beyond and hear the cries of the people over the howling mobs.
I freely admit I never thought much of Donna Brazile. She's a political hack, whose main claim to fame has been her key role in more failed Presidential campaigns than anyone I know (Carter '80, Mondale '84, Dukakis '88, Gore 2000, Kerry 2004). That might not be fair, because she also worked on the only successful ones of the last 30 years (Carter '76, Clinton '92 and '96) as well. I always thought of her (when I bothered to think of her at all) as sort of a Mirror Universe Karl Rove: black instead of white, female instead of male, inept instead of supremely competent.
But I received an e-mail this morning from a fellow named Jim Hall. He pointed me to this op-ed piece in the Washington Post by Ms. Brazile. It turns out she's from New Orleans, and she is publicly offering to help out President Bush in any way she can in rebuilding her city. Further, she's openly praising and thanking him for his speech and his commitment to the city and people of New Orleans. She freely admits her past animosity and opposition to him, but she's putting that behind her for the good of her neighbors. It's one of the classiest things I've seen from a politician from any party in a very, very long time.
Naturally, this has driven some on the Left into frothing, raving fits of rage. "Rob in Baltimore" from Americablog.com immediately played the "victim card" on Ms. Brazile, saying she must be in some kind of shock and suffering from a "Stockholm Syndrome" effect to even THINK of saying anything DECENT and RESPECTFUL and APPRECIATIVE about Bush. And of the 108 comments posted by the time I write this, there's only one single voice of sanity in there. Meanwhile, others toss around such wonderfully enlightened terms as "N*****" and "C***" to describe her.
In the early days of the disaster in New Orleans, there were reports that things had gotten so bad, there were incidents of cannibalism. Those were later discovered to be unfounded, but it appears there was a bit of prescience in that. In the wake, at least some on the left are starting to turn on their own.
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Oh yeah, she's a LA Dum that see's a honey pot of Federal Money she can get her mitts on "for the party". but actually if you want your taxpayer money to go to the Corrupt Dumocrat politicians, she's the perfect chie, she knows them all.
Very interesting post BUMP!
Donna is actually one of the few Dems I can stand, she does seem to have a SHRED of decency.
Then there's this (might have to wait for it, the imageshack server seems to be a little slow today):
Sometimes the magnitude of an event can be so overwhelming that even the most political among us realize that the event should not be exploited for political gain. I believe Brazile is being genuine here. It's the rich, white boys down at the DNC who saw Katrina as being a once in a lifetime political opportunity. New Orleans has never meant anything to them except during the election seasons.
Good. This development is to be encouraged and promoted by all means. I suggest we organize a collection drive for ketchup and worcestershire sauce. Salt, pepper and other condiments ought to be welcome as well.
She worked for Ted Kennedy, that makes me question your assessment. she was behind the vicious attacks on Clarence Thomas. If I remember Correctly she was Anita Hill's "handler" for the Dums.
I don't trust Donna one bit.
"She worked for Ted Kennedy, that makes me question your assessment. she was behind the vicious attacks on Clarence Thomas. If I remember Correctly she was Anita Hill's "handler" for the Dums."
That was business. I expect that for her, NO was/is personal. Perhaps she is sincere in this case.
LOL...this kind of hatred comes from below...
I love it when the left eats it's own and self-destructs before our eyes..."'
Keep your friend close...and your enemies closer???
The RATS planned ahead of time to use this disaster for political ends. Columbo would call it premeditated murder.
Facts and the actions of our President have created a perfect storm for the left. Stay tuned I think it gets worse for them.
I'm taking a wait-n-see attitude.
Clearly, if she starts up the "bush's fault" rhetoric again, she's back on the S##t list.
Don't forget the Tabasco.
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