Skip to comments.Nagin: God mad at America, but also at blacks
Posted on 01/16/2006 1:59:45 PM PST by Ellesu
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Mayor Ray Nagin suggested that recent destruction from hurricanes Katrina, Rita and other natural disasters is a sign that "God is mad at America," and also mad at black communities for tearing themselves apart with violence and divisive politics.
"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin said as he and other city leaders commemorated Martin Luther King Day. "Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves."
Joking that he may appear to have "post-Katrina stress disorder," Nagin, who is black, talked of an imaginary conversation with the late civil rights leader. They "talked," he said, while he was thinking Monday about what to say at the ceremony outside City Hall to kick off a walking parade in King's honor.
"I said, 'What is it going to take for us to move on and live your dream and make it a reality?' He said, 'I don't think that we need to pay attention any more as much about other folks and racists on the other side.' He said, 'The thing we need to focus on as a community black folks I'm talking about is ourselves.'"
Nagin told the crowd that he also asked, "Why is black-on-black crime such an issue? Why do our young men hate each other so much that they look their brother in the face and they will take a gun and kill him in cold blood?"
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what an a$$hole
Well, God may create hurricanes, but men invented school buses, Ray. But what man creates, one idiot mayor allows nature to destroy.
But beyond that, I fully expect to see Nagin's comments get similar treatment to Pat Robertson's similar utterances.
Will the press jump on him for these Pat Robertson like comments?
Guess this jokel doesn't read or he might have heard that the Pat Robertson bandwagon rolled off a cliff!
a black Pat Robertson
He's been smoking the same stuff Pat Robertson got into.
You know, this guy just gets dumber and dumber.
I'm sure this comment will gat the same anal exam from the MSM as Pat Robertson's comment did. Well, maybe not....
By the way Mayor, how are those parked school buses doing?
Nagin finally gets something right. However, he's so totally discredited himself with all the wrong things he's said that it's unlikely anyone's listening.
What is it with black leaders today saying whatever comes into their heads and never being held to account for it? If Pat Robertson would've said that, it would be item 1 on the cbs web site. This will never get that kind of attention.
Jump the shark!! LOL!!!!!
I believe that he DID have the conversation. No, really. He did hear voices in his head. Now the VRWC will chalk it up to drugs or stress. Next he will describe the visions. THAT is what I am waiting for. Visions of the poor dead (black) people.
Remember, failure is a resume enhancer in "Liberal Land".
My thoughts exactly!
Here's betting nobody castigates him like they did Robertson......