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Obama: 'Katrina Survivors Didn't Get Enough Help'
The Serferm Post ^ | 02/20/2009 | The Serferm Post

Posted on 02/20/2009 2:02:24 PM PST by Dallas59

Edited on 02/20/2009 2:32:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

President Barack Obama said Friday that residents of the US Gulf Coast still are trying to rebuild three years after Hurricane Katrina and have not received the support they deserve from Washington.

His words amounted to sharp, though indirect, criticism of former President George W. Bush's oversight of the Katrina recovery efforts. Katrina was blamed for more than 1,600 deaths and $41 billion in property damage.


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KEYWORDS: katrina; money; obama
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1 posted on 02/20/2009 2:02:25 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
President Barack Obama said Friday that residents of the US Gulf Coast still are trying to rebuild three years after Hurricane Katrina and have not received the support they deserve from Washington.

{{comment self-censored because if I said what I thought the SS and more importantly the Admin Moderator would be all over me.}}

2 posted on 02/20/2009 2:03:30 PM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: Dallas59

This needs a serious barf alert....


3 posted on 02/20/2009 2:04:22 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Obama destroying America...it sickens me people still think he is great and r so completely blind)
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To: Dallas59

Obama’s about loud mouthed a racist as we’ve had on the public stage since Theodore Bilbo ~ he glosses over the recent disaster in Western Kentucky and Cincinatti to complain about George Bush.


4 posted on 02/20/2009 2:04:47 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Dallas59

And the white folks in the ice storm got too much?

I want to stay in the Swan rent free for months, too. Well, something like the Swan, but not in SF.


5 posted on 02/20/2009 2:04:52 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: Centurion2000

It seems like they got a lot to me.


6 posted on 02/20/2009 2:05:00 PM PST by tommyboy
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To: Dallas59

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Katrina spending was done with a shovel.
Pearls before swine!!


7 posted on 02/20/2009 2:05:07 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Dallas59

Oh, for Pete’s Sake! This jerk didn’t even bother to check out the ice storm in Kentucky!


8 posted on 02/20/2009 2:05:26 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Dallas59

We are truly governed by buffoons.


9 posted on 02/20/2009 2:05:31 PM PST by angkor
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To: combat_boots

Folks got rent free hotel rooms and complained about them.

Kind of a microcosm of the entire welfare system in America.


10 posted on 02/20/2009 2:06:23 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Lucky9teen
I forgot about that...


11 posted on 02/20/2009 2:07:35 PM PST by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Dallas59

“Bush was widely believed to have botched the response to the devastating storm of August 2005 by being too slow to respond. The country watched in shame as the catastrophe cemented images of Bush being out-of-touch: flying over a flooded New Orleans, praising his beleaguered emergency management chief for a ``heckuva job.’’

OK has Obama even flown over it yet? And do you think there is a reason republican Bobby Jindal is now governor there and the dem governor who obstructed the relief effort didn’t even seek reelection?


12 posted on 02/20/2009 2:07:54 PM PST by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: MrB
Folks got rent free hotel rooms and complained about them.

Worse, those ungrateful bastards were moved into MY neighborhood and got to live here rent-free after Katrina. The crime rate (always very low) skyrocketed. Trash on the streets ... formerly rare went into overdrive.

Fortunately the benefits ran out and the filthy nasty scumbags moved out while trashing the houses they were living in. Is that all of them, no. But definitely a supermajority of them.

13 posted on 02/20/2009 2:08:59 PM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: Dallas59

Every year 100s of people’s homes are destroyed by tornadoes and super cell thunderstorms throughout the Midwest and Great Plains. Yet we get 0 government assistance because we have a little thing called INSURANCE.


14 posted on 02/20/2009 2:09:43 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Dallas59

ACORN got their cut.


15 posted on 02/20/2009 2:10:04 PM PST by airborne (My Stimulus Bill - 10% raise for all active duty military, every year for the next 3 years!)
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To: Dallas59

The VICTIMS of the earthquake in SF at the beginning of the last century didn’t get enough, Obambi!


16 posted on 02/20/2009 2:10:09 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Dallas59
Grab your wallet, The Messiah has some more friends he wants to “stimulate.”
17 posted on 02/20/2009 2:10:31 PM PST by colorado tanker ("I just LOVE clinging to my guns and my religion!!!!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Centurion2000

That’s how to get rid of them, and how it might have to happen when the states reassert themselves -

no benefits = no deadbeats.


18 posted on 02/20/2009 2:10:35 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Dallas59
Obama: 'Katrina Survivors Didn't Get Enough Help'

Hey, Obama, neither did the survivors in KY. Remember them? They are the people YOU IGNORED after they were hit by storms last month. I guess they weren't black enough for you!

19 posted on 02/20/2009 2:10:50 PM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: Dallas59

Go to hell Obama....


20 posted on 02/20/2009 2:10:54 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Dallas59

Oddly enough not one penny of the stimulus package goes to the Katrina rebuilding efforts.


21 posted on 02/20/2009 2:11:21 PM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Centurion2000

Had em across the street from me. The local shopping center became deluged with people trying to sell those vouchers for cigarettes. Graffiti went from little if any to huge multi colored words that can’t be repeated here.


22 posted on 02/20/2009 2:11:35 PM PST by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Squantos

You’re looking for the term “FUBO”


23 posted on 02/20/2009 2:11:43 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Dallas59

The reason N.O. didn’t get enough help is because local Democratic government robbed them blind!!!! There was a ton of money stolen by Dem political system in that area. Corrupt to the core.

I see this as an area of attack in the next election/fight. Inner city Democrats need to be educated about the enslavement of whole communities. I hear more and more minorities speaking up!! Time to fan those flames...


24 posted on 02/20/2009 2:11:57 PM PST by montesquiue
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To: Dallas59

How come the only place we ever hear about is New Orleans, what about yhe rest of the Gulf States, they suffered a direct hit.


25 posted on 02/20/2009 2:13:11 PM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: Dallas59
Obama: One Big-Ass Mistake, America!

Getcher T-shirts right here.

Wish I'd thought of it.

26 posted on 02/20/2009 2:14:10 PM PST by Defiant (If they put Bush in prison, it will let us know which one to storm.)
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To: Rumplemeyer

I liked Gulf Port Miss.


27 posted on 02/20/2009 2:14:47 PM PST by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Dallas59

Meanwhile, there are still people in Western Kentucky and Eastern Missouri that haven’t had their power restored from an ice storm some 3 weeks or so ago. But they’re white gun-clingers so they don’t matter to the racist in the white house.


28 posted on 02/20/2009 2:15:46 PM PST by meyer (The left is flooding the ship - let's quit bailing water. We are all John Galt.)
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To: Rumplemeyer

How come the only place we ever hear about is New Orleans, what about yhe rest of the Gulf States, they suffered a direct hit.
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Exactly!!!! I live in MS and Haley Barbour handled our crisis on the coast like a true champion. The difference is one is a Republican and largely Republican gov’t and the other is Democrat.


29 posted on 02/20/2009 2:16:04 PM PST by montesquiue
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To: Dallas59

How much help did the Ice Storm 2009 survivors get Obama?

Did you even mention them? Anywhere? Anytime?


30 posted on 02/20/2009 2:16:34 PM PST by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Dallas59

FUBO!


31 posted on 02/20/2009 2:16:51 PM PST by Batman11 ("Big ears isn't my President!")
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To: Williams

I love how Bush was “flying over a flooded area”.

As if he was supposed to land in the water for God sake.

Obama was up the road from the Ice storm area and didn’t even bother to ride by.

This man is seriously mentally ill and his supporters are just as deranged for not understanding how stupid this is.


32 posted on 02/20/2009 2:18:06 PM PST by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Dallas59

33 posted on 02/20/2009 2:18:24 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: MrB

This turd has been in office for a month and I am sick of his socialist crap as are MOST Americans IMO. Even the stupid ones that voted for him.


34 posted on 02/20/2009 2:18:54 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Dallas59

Send more cash cards, those really worked the first time.

Can somebody post that picture of Lootie wading off with the crate full of Heineken? Lootie needs another beer bailout.


35 posted on 02/20/2009 2:19:24 PM PST by Argus (We've gone downtown to Clown Town, and that's where we'll be living from now on..)
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To: Dallas59

How much of this stimulus package was given to them?


36 posted on 02/20/2009 2:19:58 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Dallas59
``The residents of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast who are helping rebuild are heroes who believe in their communities and they are succeeding despite the fact that they have not always received the support they deserve from the federal government,'' Obama said in a statement. ``We must ensure that the failures of the past are never repeated.''

Oh really???
So Obama, where was all this 'support' for the Gulf Coast in your stimulus package???

Gulf Coast Congressman Gene Taylor - MS Democrat, was one of the only 7 Democrats who voted against the 'stimulus'!

Obama hates EVERYONE but himself!!!


37 posted on 02/20/2009 2:20:56 PM PST by Wolf-Lake
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OMG! We are still paying for their free rent here in Houston 3-1/2 years after the fact! Crime rate rose 25% and official police reports in 2006 and 2007 stated one in every four murders was committed by a Katrina transplant. We inherited over 5000 pedophiles. The jails were emptied and sent here.

I still see them lined up at the Texas Rehabilitative Services collecting their checks and walking across to the Walmart. Then I stand in line with them watching them buy things I can’t afford.

Give me an ever lovin’ break!!! BARF!!!! We are doomed.


38 posted on 02/20/2009 2:21:58 PM PST by carikadon
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Hey Obama! The spending bill that you were too lazy to write that you allowed Pelosi to write! Guess what! Not a dime directed to the Katrina Holocaust!

You and the Democrats are now at the wheel, jackass!

39 posted on 02/20/2009 2:22:19 PM PST by avacado (Bipartisanship is when Democrats and Republicans get together to rob the American people blind)
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To: montesquiue

BINGO, we have a winner.


40 posted on 02/20/2009 2:23:14 PM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: Dallas59
Statement: "Obama: 'Katrina Survivors Didn't Get Enough Help'"

Response: The wealth transfer rolls on. A lot of new luxury cars will be seen in Lousiana.

41 posted on 02/20/2009 2:25:50 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Dallas59

Amazing. We Houstonian “Ike Survivors” were hit about six months ago, and are well recovered. We don’t need any help. “Katrina survivors” were hit three years ago, and still can’t recover? I don’t get it.

SnakeDoc


42 posted on 02/20/2009 2:27:02 PM PST by SnakeDoctor ("You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas." -- David Crockett)
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To: Dallas59

Of course not a word about Governor Blank-0 who obstructed not only Federal aid, by also volunteers from other states.
But, must not let facts get in the way of the political agenda.


43 posted on 02/20/2009 2:27:53 PM PST by Fred Hayek (Leftism is a mental disorder.)
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To: Dallas59

I guess they need matching shoes to go along with the purses they bought with their FEMA card...


44 posted on 02/20/2009 2:28:31 PM PST by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: Dallas59

Where’s the “not this sh*t again” guy?


45 posted on 02/20/2009 2:29:25 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: SnakeDoctor

When the people in Galveston hear this there could be riots.


46 posted on 02/20/2009 2:30:04 PM PST by nomorelurker
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To: Dallas59

The U.S. Government did react to Katrina, and quicker than they are getting credit for.

From a 2006 GAO Report.

“Coast Guard officials reported that air and boat operations, which involved rescuing or evacuating over 33,500 people, were conducted over a period of 17 days without any accidents or casualties. Rescue operations began quickly, with the first rescue occurring approximately 9 hours following Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on August 29, 2005. By 12 hours after landfall, approximately 29 Coast Guard helicopters were conducting rescues over New Orleans.”

Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen (replaced the FEMA Director) interviewed by Amanda Ripley of Time

Are there any misconceptions that have taken hold about Katrina that you’d like to debunk?

Yeah, this is a personal opinion. We need to [consider] what the public perceives FEMA’s role should have been and what statutorily FEMA’s role is. Their protocol for a disaster is that locals go to the states, states go to the Federal government, and they bring resources in. When we hit that tipping point and the city flooded, it was not within FEMA’s mission, capabilities or competency to go out and direct actual rescue operations. The Coast Guard came in and did it because we’re trained to do that. And whatever issues there are with FEMA as an organization, I hope the public does not generalize to a larger responsibility for FEMA. No matter what anybody’s issue is, there’s a tendency to say the problem is FEMA. I don’t think that’s true.

There’s a personal accountability issue here. Absent something like a flood where you’re actually forced out of your house I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think that folk should be able to last [on their own] for maybe 48, 72 hours. If you run a nursing home that is six floors high in an area with 90% humidity and 90 degrees, [should] you have an emergency generator that only lasts 10 hours? I mean, have we come to the state in this country where all of a sudden the absence of electricity is a disaster?


47 posted on 02/20/2009 2:31:06 PM PST by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: usmcobra

Mo pie please...


48 posted on 02/20/2009 2:31:48 PM PST by dogcaller
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49 posted on 02/20/2009 2:31:49 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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50 posted on 02/20/2009 2:31:53 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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