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Kerry blasts Bush on federal response to Hurricane Katrina
http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/092005/brief4.html ^ | September 20, 2005 | Jonathan Allen

Posted on 09/20/2005 5:26:00 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) unleashed a furious attack on the Bush administration at a Brown University speech yesterday, upbraiding the president’s response to the hurricane that recently devastated the Gulf Coastand tying it to what he sees as other flaws at the White House.

“This is the Katrina administration,” read prepared remarks posted on 2004 Democratic presidential nominee’s website, www.johnkerry.com. “Katrina is a symbol of all this administration does and doesn't do,” read Kerry’s script, portions of which were included in an e-mail to supporters that ended with a fundraising appeal.

“Michael Brown [Bush’s former emergency-management director] … is to Katrina what [former Iraq administrator] Paul Bremer is to peace in Iraq; what [former CIA Director] George Tenet is to slam-dunk intelligence; what [former Deputy Defense Secretary] Paul Wolfowitz is to parades paved with flowers in Baghdad; what [Vice President] Dick Cheney is to visionary energy policy; what [Defense Secretary] Donald Rumsfeld is to basic war planning; what [House Majority Leader] Tom Delay [R-Texas] is to ethics; and what George Bush is to ‘Mission Accomplished’ and ‘Wanted Dead or Alive.’”

In a brief interview, Tracey Schmitt, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, called Kerry’s pitch for cash “repulsive.”

In a news release, she said, “John Kerry's attacks on President Bush's efforts to assist the victims and rebuild the Gulf Coast don't come as a surprise. Armchair quarterbacking on tough issues has never been a problem for Senator Kerry. The American people have pulled together during a difficult time and Democrats’ efforts to politicize this tragedy are unsavory at best.”

Kerry’s speech is the latest salvo in a political battle over accountability that has pitted the parties against each other in Washington and federal officials against their state and local counterparts in the Gulf region.

While Kerry’s speech may play well with the Democratic base, Sarah Binder, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor at George Washington University, said the senator has a tough challenge to pin blame on Bush.


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1 posted on 09/20/2005 5:26:02 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Kerry who?


2 posted on 09/20/2005 5:28:29 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: The_Victor

Wasn't he in Vietnam ?


3 posted on 09/20/2005 5:30:02 AM PDT by sawmill trash (You declare jihad ... we declare DEGUELLO !)
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To: The_Victor

4 posted on 09/20/2005 5:30:26 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: alessandrofiaschi

"Kerry the creep" is the nation's #1 monday morning quarterback. Who cares what he says?


5 posted on 09/20/2005 5:32:08 AM PDT by KenmcG414
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To: sawmill trash
Wasn't he in Vietnam ?

I think so, but that was over 30 years ago. I guess he has done anything significant since then.

6 posted on 09/20/2005 5:34:09 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: alessandrofiaschi


Don't you know who I am?
7 posted on 09/20/2005 5:35:13 AM PDT by maggief (No 'luffs)
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Does he have a secret plan?


8 posted on 09/20/2005 5:35:25 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: The_Victor


9 posted on 09/20/2005 5:36:36 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: alessandrofiaschi
Been thinking that Nagin, also known as Fagin, and JeffinKerry are so similar.

Can't make a decision.

First they're for something then they're against it.

Didn't the senate vote FOR aid to Katrina area?

So now Kerry's AGAINST the aid?

10 posted on 09/20/2005 5:38:25 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: BulletBobCo; maggief
They all have a secret plan...


11 posted on 09/20/2005 5:38:57 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: BulletBobCo; maggief
They all have a secret plan...


12 posted on 09/20/2005 5:39:08 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: OldFriend

What's the difference... Nothing, they both are "proud" Democrats!


13 posted on 09/20/2005 5:41:45 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Hahahahaha!


14 posted on 09/20/2005 5:42:54 AM PDT by maggief (No 'luffs)
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Kerry? Kerry?........ Nope. Doesn't ring a bell.


15 posted on 09/20/2005 5:43:06 AM PDT by WasDougsLamb (Sick of the free use of the race card)
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To: BulletBobCo

I wish he would share it with us this time.


16 posted on 09/20/2005 5:45:49 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: alessandrofiaschi

17 posted on 09/20/2005 5:50:40 AM PDT by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: alessandrofiaschi
"In a news release, she [Tracey Schmit] said, “John Kerry's attacks on President Bush's efforts to assist the victims and rebuild the Gulf Coast don't come as a surprise. Armchair quarterbacking on tough issues has never been a problem for Senator Kerry. The American people have pulled together during a difficult time and Democrats’ efforts to politicize this tragedy are unsavory at best.” "


I believe Tracey has summed it up quite well.

No surprises here from the resident American traitor in chief, J. Effin Kerry. Just more indications that the enemies of the United States, namely the Democrat Party, are alive and well and still spewing their vile venom.


May it continue to devour them.



I'd have evacuated from this here New Orleans, but I couldn't let go of this here sign.

18 posted on 09/20/2005 5:53:35 AM PDT by G.Mason
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To: satchmodog9
Sometimes I like to reage again some previous post, like this. Zogbism...

Here

19 posted on 09/20/2005 5:54:36 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: satchmodog9
Sometimes I like to read again some previous post, like this. Zogbism...

Here

20 posted on 09/20/2005 5:54:43 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Kerry can't even keep track of who in his family owns the SUVs. We're supposed to take seriously his criticism of others' managerial performance?!?!?


21 posted on 09/20/2005 5:55:31 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Brawwk - me too me too /parrot>


22 posted on 09/20/2005 5:55:40 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Baynative

If Teresa could bear to part with even a tiny sliver of her fortune they could probably build new homes and lives for 1000s of victims.

I have to laugh at Kerry calling Bush incompetent. The senator had everything going for him and practically had the media crowning him as president last year and he *still* couldn't win. It gives me pleasure to know the lefties must live with the sting of defeat for 3 more years. Hee hee.


24 posted on 09/20/2005 6:06:21 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Talk about delayed reaction, Katrina hit on August 29th. The levees are breached on August 30th. Kerry doesn't respond to the emergency until Sept. 12th when he accompanies supplies donated by everyone else but himself to the South. So much for leadership.


25 posted on 09/20/2005 6:08:38 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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26 posted on 09/20/2005 6:08:52 AM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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To: alessandrofiaschi

27 posted on 09/20/2005 6:14:49 AM PDT by Beth528
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To: Baynative

UPS paid for the supplies, the plane and the pilots. Kerry just flew down for a photo op. He did pass out brand new ascots.
"How can you survive a disaster without a new ascot? I wear one on the Scaramouch all the time!"
There is no photo of him flying back on the same aircraft. I wonder if his private pilot flew the Flying Squirrel down there to pick him up so he would not have to soil himself by flying with the hoipiloi.


29 posted on 09/20/2005 6:17:34 AM PDT by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: sawmill trash

I thought he was in Cambodia, or was that Al Bore?


30 posted on 09/20/2005 6:18:04 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: alessandrofiaschi
What a pompous @ss he is. Losing has taught him nothing. He's begging to get another lesson in humility.
31 posted on 09/20/2005 6:18:23 AM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: alessandrofiaschi
Kerry blasts Bush on federal response to Hurricane Katrina

That's like discussing the loud explosion from a pop gun.

Becki

32 posted on 09/20/2005 6:19:42 AM PDT by Becki (Save the environment. Eat a cow.)
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33 posted on 09/20/2005 6:28:17 AM PDT by new cruelty
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Geee Johnny boy funny how this "moron" kicked your butt despite a billion dollars worth of free pro Kerry "News media" coverage. Guess if even THIS guy can kick your butt, that must mean you are one pathetic loser.
34 posted on 09/20/2005 6:30:15 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (If Democrats have all the answers, why after 60 years of Dem rule is Louisiana such a mess?)
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35 posted on 09/20/2005 6:30:24 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: sawmill trash
Wasn't he in Vietnam ?

It really doesn't matter....

Was he in NO, handing out water and food?


(This is from a guy here in Houston who went to volunteer his time to help the hurricane victims.)





SO I  VOLUNTEERED...

I thought I might inform the few friends I have on my recent traumatic experience.  I am going to tell it straight, blunt, raw, and I don't give a damn.  Long read, I know but please do read!!!

I went to  volunteer on Saturday at the George R. Brown convention for two reasons.

A:  I wanted to help people and to get a warm fuzzy.
B:  Curiosity.

I've been watching the news lately and have seen scenes that have made me want to vomit.  And no it wasn't dead bodies, the city under water, or the sludge everywhere.  It was PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR.  The people on T.V. (99%  being Black) where DEMANDING help.  They were not asking nicely but demanding as if society owed these people something. Well the honest truth is WE DON'T.  Help should be asked for in a kind manner and then appreciated.  This is not what the press (FOX in particular) was showing, what I was seeing was a group of people who were yelling, demanding, looting, killing, raping, and SHOOTING back at the demanded help!!!!!  So I'm thinking this can't possibly be true, can it????  So I decide to submit to the DEMAND for help out of SHOCK.  I couldn't believe this to be true of the majority of the people who are the weakest of society.  So I went to volunteer and help folks out and see the truth. Here I will tell the following  story and you decide:

I arrived at the Astrodome only to find out that there are too many volunteers and that volunteers where needed at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  As I was walking up to the Convention Center I noticed a line of cars that wrapped around  blocks filled with donations.  These where ordinary Houstonians coming with  truckloads and trunks full of water, diapers, clothes, blankets, food, all types  of good stuff.  And lots of it was NEW.  I felt that warm fuzzy while helping  unload the vehicles of these wonderful human beings.  I then went inside the building and noticed approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of clothes, shoes, jackets, toys and all types of goodies all organized and ready for the people in need.  I signed up, received a name badge and was on my merry way excited to be useful.

I toured the place to get familiar with my surrounding; the  entire place is probably around 2 million sq. ft.  I noticed rows as far as the  eye can see of mattresses, not cots, BLOW UP MATTRESSES!!!  All of which had nice pillows and plenty of blankets.  2 to 3 bottles of water lay on every bed.  These  full size to queen size beds by the way where comfortable, I laid in one to see  for myself.  I went to look at the medical area and couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing!!!  A makeshift hospital created in 24 hours!!!  It was unbelievable, they even had a pharmacy.  I also noticed that they created showers, which would also have hot water.  I went upstairs to the third floor to find a HUGE cafeteria created in under 24 hours!  Rows of tables, chairs and food everywhere-enough to feed an army!  I'm not talking about crap food either.  They had Jason's Deli  food, apples, oranges, coke, diet coke, lemonade, orange juice, cookies, all  types of chips and sandwiches.  All the beverages by the way were put on ice and chilled!!!!  In a matter of about 24 hours or less an entire
mini-city was erected by volunteers for the poor evacuees  This was not your rundown crap shelter, it was BUM HEAVEN.

So that was the layout: great food, comfy beds, clean showers, free medical help, by the way there was a library, and a  theater room I forgot to mention.  Great stuff right????

Well here is what  happened on my journey -

I started by handing out COLD water bottles to evacuees as they got off the bus.  Many would take them and only 20% or less said thank you.  Lots of them would shake their heads and ask for sodas!  So this went on for about 20-30 minutes until I was sick of being an unappreciated servant.  I figured certainly these folks would appreciate some food!!!  So I went upstairs to serve these beloved evacuees some GOOD food that I wish I could have at the moment!

***The following statements are graphic, truthful, and discuss IRRATIONAL behavior***

Evacuees come slowly to receive this mountain of  food that is worth serving to a king!  I tell them that we have 2 types of great deli sandwiches to choose from-ham and turkey.  Many look at the food in disgust and DEMAND burgers, pizza, and even McDonalds!!!!  Jason's Deli is better  than McDonalds!!!!  Only 1 out of ten people who took something would say "thank you," the rest took items as if it was their God given right to be served without a shred of appreciation!!!  They would even ask for beer and liquor.  They complained that we didn't have good enough food.  They refused food and laughed at us.  They  treated us volunteers as if we where SLAVES.  No, not all of them of course...but 70% did!!!!!!  20% where appreciative, 10% took the food without any comment and the other 70% had some disgusting comment to say. Some had the nerve to laugh at us.  And when I snapped back at them for being mean, they would curse at me!!!  Needless to say I was in utter shock.  They would eat their food and leave their mess on the tables..some would pick up their stuff; many would leave it for the volunteers to pick up.  I left that real quick to go down and help set up some more beds.  I saw many young ladies carrying mattresses and I helped for a while.  Then I realized something...there were hundreds of able bodied young men who could help!!  I asked a group of young evacuees in their teens and early twenties  to help.  I got cursed at for asking them to help!!!  One said "We just lost our  ****ing homes and you want us to work?!!" The next said "Ya Cracker, you got a  home we don't." I looked at them in disbelief.  Here are women walking by carrying  THEIR ****ING BEDS and they can't lift a finger and help themselves!!

WHY  THE **** SHOULD I HELP PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO HELP THEMESELVES!!!!

I  waved them off and turned away and was laughed at and more "white boy jokes"  were made at me. I  felt no need to waste my breath on a bunch of pitiful losers.  I went to a nearby restroom where I noticed a man shaving.  I used the restroom, washed my hands and saw this man throw his razor towards the trash can...he missed and walked out leaving his disgusting razor on the floor for some other "cracker" to pick up.  Even the little kids where demanding.  I saw only ONE white family and only TWO Hispanic families.  The rest were blacks...sorry.  20% to 30% decent blacks...and 70% LOSERS!!!!!

I would  call them ******S, but the actual definition of a ****** is one who is ignorant, these people were not ignorant...they where ARROGANT.  The majority of which are thugs and lifetime lazy ass welfare recipients.  We are inviting the lowest of the low to Houston.  And like the idiots we are serving the people who will soon steal our cars, rape, murder, and destroy our city while  stealing from our pockets on a daily basis through the welfare checks they take.  We will fund our own destruction.

By "US" I don't mean a specific race, I  mean the people who work hard, work smart, have values and morals.  Only people who want to help themselves should be helped, the others should be allowed to  destroy themselves.  I do not want to work hard, give the government close to  half the money I earn so they can in turn give it to a bunch of losers.

I  don't believe in being poor for life.  My family immigrated here, we came here poor, and now, thank God, due to HARD WORK we are doing fine.  If immigrants,  who come here, don't know the language can work and become
successful...WHY THE  **** CAN'T THE MAJORITY OF THE HOMEGROWN DO IT!!!  If we continue to reward these  losers then we will soon destroy our great country.  I just witnessed selfish,  arrogant, unappreciative behavior by the very people who need help the most.  Now  these same people who cursed me, refused my city's generosity, who refuse to  help themselves are DEMANDING handouts on their own terms!!!!!!!  They prance around as if they are owed something, and when they do receive a handout, they say it's not good enough!  Well you know what...these type of people can go  to hell for all I care.
36 posted on 09/20/2005 6:36:48 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: Baynative

But they did not donate anything on that plane as far as I know. I had read that everything had been donated by UPS. I will try to find the article. I think she donated $250K of her $1Billion. Nice jesture.


38 posted on 09/20/2005 6:43:06 AM PDT by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: WasDougsLamb

"Kerry? Kerry?........ Nope. Doesn't ring a bell."

Kerry is Al Gore without the charisma!!!



39 posted on 09/20/2005 6:47:04 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: Elsie

That post is a keeper.


41 posted on 09/20/2005 6:51:49 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (We need a strict constructionist - not someone who plays shadow puppet theater with the Constitution)
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Another Lib/Dem tragedy whore. But wasn't he in Vietnam?


42 posted on 09/20/2005 6:52:52 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: Baynative

I wonder if its like when you "pledge" money to PBS just so they can get back to the Monty Python episode. You really don't intend to mail the check, it just makes you feel better that you even thought about it.
I am sure Mama T was all wacked on Goofballs and Gin.


43 posted on 09/20/2005 6:53:52 AM PDT by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: alessandrofiaschi

We should have listen to him. As it turns out, JK's Secret Plan 54-K that he mentioned mysteriously before the Election dealt with a hurricane hitting New Orleans. He knew all along what to do and how to do it. The onle problem with Plan 54-K is that it required the unanimous consent of the UN Security Council to implement, and it was mandatory that the vote take place in Cambodia during the Christmas season.


44 posted on 09/20/2005 6:54:02 AM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Social Darwinism will claim me first.)
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45 posted on 09/20/2005 6:54:03 AM PDT by petercooper (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Justice.)
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To: alessandrofiaschi
John Kerry is about as relevant today as these two guys:


LOL. Remember them??? Yesteryear's news.
46 posted on 09/20/2005 7:11:01 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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47 posted on 09/20/2005 7:15:50 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: petercooper
Always in November...


48 posted on 09/20/2005 7:17:43 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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49 posted on 09/20/2005 7:20:13 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: alessandrofiaschi

Wonder what this pathetic woman is doing these days?


50 posted on 09/20/2005 9:00:24 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush and the Gulf Coast.)
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