Skip to comments.President Obama will make a statement on Tropical Storm Irene at 5 p.m. (Headline barf)
Posted on 08/28/2011 1:06:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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Not with his record. Not with the economy. Not will all the people all over the country whose natural disasters he has completely ignored.
He won't win in 2012. His ugly legacy will live on, but he will be out of office in January 2013, and we can start rebuilding the country he is trying so hard to destroy.
And they will also realize that Obama played golf while this hurricane made landfall and didn't give a rip until it was almost gone.
This will NOT do what he wants it to do. In fact, it will most likely have the opposite effect.
Indeed. Katrina was a Cat five which made landfall as a cat three just east of New Orleans. Everyone thought they had dodged the bullet until the levee was breached and the 9th Ward was flooded (oh, I forgot — Bush blew the levee up so that black people would die or lose their homes /sarc). There was an incompetent Mayor who didn’t follow the evacuation plan for New Orleans. And whose idea was it to make the Super Dome (or whatever it’s called) the refuge of last resort, when it’s right in the flood plain??? Then there was an incompetent Governor. In addition, Bush was constrained in his response by posse comatatis.
Irene, otoh, made landfall as a relatively weak cat 1. True, it was slow and is causing a lot of flooding, but it’s nothing on the scale of Katrina. Obama had cooperative Governors and Mayors in every state, with well-thought-out LOCAL evacuation plans and good coordination and execution of those LOCAL plans. No comparison.
I’m sure it will be something to the effect that it could’ve been a lot worse but wasn’t because he handled it so much better than Bush handled Katrina, or some crap like that.
Unfortunately there are more than a few right here on FR.
Those of us with experience in these matters are so happy that this thing wasn’t major but there’s almost a desperation afoot to make it so.
I know why Zero and his bunch are trying to blow this out of proportion and of course the media wants a sensational story but why are average people freaking out?
I hope they NEVER experience a real hurricane. They might commit mass suicide or something!
Which is why this little PR game won't go anywhere. Even if the American people are stupid enough to blame Bush for Katrina (some are), they are at least smart enough to remember that Katrina was a horrible, horrible natural disaster and Irene is just big and wet.
(And it might be nice to point out to anyone who never realized it that Mississippi got the worst of it and recovered better because they DID have a competant Governor).
In after the mulah
That’s right. A few months after Katrina, my husband and I traveled to Houston from Atlanta and spent the night in New Orleans on our way back (in fact, I heard Nagin make his “chocolate city” comment live on TV in our hotel room). We drove up I-59 through Mississippi and we had driven along the coast on the way to Houston, and we couldn’t believe the devastation. Yet, we heard nary a peep from that state (which was/is led by a REPUBLICAN governor); they simply rebuilt.
Spin, what a freaking joke. Nothing new, move along.
Gag us. We don’t care anymore. The socialists are dying. We are in the process of killing these people off. We’re awake, and the libs need to be afraid. You commies need to pull back. We will beat you. You’re done, toast. Liberty will win. Uncommon folks don’t want you. Go away!
. That statement shows a complete lack of understanding of the practical electoral system, politics, the public mood, the wisdom of Shelby Steele..... Or the fine old Washington sport of nosecounting.
Too bad NO wasn't smart enough to get rid of Chocolate Nagin.
This storm was so over-hyped next time people won’t listen to the warnings.
Now, where the heck is my ice cream?
On NBC MTP David Gregory lined up the coastal state governors and asked each to give a short description of how things went. So first you have Christie then ‘ tax em again and again Martin O’ Mally (Maryland)‘ in that order and old Martin says “Obama did a really great job straighting up FEMA. Everything went great with him as president ”. He is definitely looking for a federal office after raising all those taxes and then getting easily Re-elected as governor and he now is turning up on the Sunday shows. I hate him.
O Malley is following California and announced a study to estimate how much state sales tax revenue the state is losing due to internet/out of state sales. It is not hard to guess the purpose of these state studies, to get the Federal government to force states to collect taxes from other states residents. Naturally he raised the state sales tax but dead-beats like me are avoiding it as much as we can.
” O Malley is following California and announced a study to estimate how much state sales tax revenue the state is losing due to internet/out of state sales. It is not hard to guess the purpose of these state studies, to get the Federal government to force states to collect taxes from other states residents. Naturally he raised the state sales tax but dead-beats like me are avoiding it as much as we can. “
Why, ya deadbeat ya!
He is the primo P.O.S. poser, is all. No worries.
Golf game rained out?
It has gotten to the point where if the Obama administration says anything, I believe the opposite. They've never been right about anything. If they say it's going to rain, then expect a drought.
Or more like currents to pumpkins.
“Don’t waste a crisis....” =.=
“As I inherited this hurricane and its destruction from the previous administration...”
I know that. You know that. But his followers will praise him for it anyway. He can do no wrong in their eyes.
BTW ... did you watch Bush's 9/11 interview last night? One thing that sticks out like a sore thumb on that ... not once did Bush ever say "The failure of the past administration to capture Bin Laden led to this attack that I inherited." He has more class in his little finger than Obama has in his entire family history.
Every word that comes out of King Barry’s mouth will cost the taxpayer one billion dollars.