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Bush Declares State of Emergency (Katrina Flashback- Bush Acted Faster than Obama)
Fox News Archive ^ | August 28, 2005

Posted on 08/28/2012 10:09:30 AM PDT by mnehring

President Bush declared a state of emergency in Louisiana (search) on Saturday because of the approach of Hurricane Katrina (search) and his spokesman urged residents along the coast to heed authorities' advice to evacuate...

...The president's emergency declaration authorizes the FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance in a number of Louisiana parishes, or counties.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bush; isaac; katrina; obama
Just a reminder to everyone. Obama finally made the declaration a couple hours before Isaac is set to hit. Bush made the emergency declaration two days before Katrina hit New Orleans (Bush made declaration on Saturday, Katrina hit Monday).

..and keep in mind, Obama had Bush's experience to go on and still waited..

1 posted on 08/28/2012 10:09:42 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
"We urge residents in the areas that could be impacted to follow the recommendations of local authorities," McClellan said.

Sadly, residents followed the recommendations of the Mayor of Chocolate City and paid a tragic price.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 10:17:36 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: mnehring

A key factor in Katrina a was Governor Blanco’s ignorance of how the Stafford Act works. The President issues the emergency authorization, but the Governor must ask for specific things (like boots on the ground, relief supplies, permission to use airports, etc). Blanco asked for practically nothing in her Stafford Act memo, so FEMA and other agencies had no authority to enter Louisiana. In most cases they waited at the border for someone to wise Blanco up. Which was not until Thursday of that week, meanwhile the press is having a field day telling us that Bush was doing nothing (legally he couldn’t). No “journalist” explained or even mentioned the Stafford Act.

It pays to look up Stafford Act and see how it works. Congress passed it after Reagan unilaterally activated National Guard troops in another hurricane emergency, and lots of states saw that as a power grab and illegal infringement. Basically it stops the Exec Branch from staging a power grab based on an “emergency”.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 10:21:50 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

Thanks for this simple way to explain this to the Libs. They will probably be claiming how wonderfully Obama responded to the threat of Isaac. We need this reminder to put in their faces.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 10:25:05 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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Hope this is ok to post a quote from the “Gulfnews”...

“President Barack Obama, no doubt mindful of the bungled handling of that tragedy by his predecessor George W Bush, declared a state of emergency in Louisiana, allowing federal funds and aid to flow to local authorities.”

No flippin’ bias there, eh?


5 posted on 08/28/2012 10:45:57 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: DBrow

Blanco had numerous democrats in the state telling her she would be political toast if she let Bush come in and take control of the situation. It wasn’t until the democrats saw people stuck on rooftops that they did a 180 - and then put the blame on Bush who was only following the law as you pointed out.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 11:35:34 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: mnehring; All

http://www.nola.com/katrina/view.ssf?/katrina/blancodocs/Governor_s_Correspondence_1.pdf

here is Blanco’s Katrina letter.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 11:39:52 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: mnehring

That before or after he told his unqualified FEMA head buddy Brownie that he was doing a heck of a job?


8 posted on 08/28/2012 4:00:41 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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Brownie did a “heckuva job” in the Florida Hurricanes that hit before, but then he didn’t have Democratic governors sabotaging his efforts there.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 4:04:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DBrow

Blanco was acting on orders from her DNC Masters in Washington.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 4:06:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mnehring

Someone needs to post the picture of Katrina dude wading through water with Obamas head on him...


11 posted on 08/28/2012 4:18:45 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: dfwgator

ROTFLMAO! Yeah and that’s why Bush fired him within days of Katrina hitting. -rolls eye- Sell crazy elsewhere.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 4:39:58 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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Bush threw him under the bus because politically the Rats had poisoned him. Bush had no choice, they needed a scapegoat.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 4:42:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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14 posted on 08/28/2012 5:16:59 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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So what would you have had Bush/Brownie do, that wouldn’t have violated the Constitution?

There was a lot of criticize Bush for, Katrina wasn’t one of them.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 5:19:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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“Blanco was acting on orders from her DNC Masters in Washington.”

I think so too, but it would be nice to prove it. From looking at her document trail, she could just be stupid.

Imagine letting people die in a flood and hurricane so you can falsely claim Bush’s Fault.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 7:02:57 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: dfwgator

oh I dunno - maybe Dubya should have hired a FEMA director who had the requisite background for such work instead of an International Arabian Horse Association judge?


17 posted on 08/29/2012 3:10:43 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

That doesn’t answer the question. Once the storm was clearly headed for New Orleans and Mississippi, what would you have had them do?


18 posted on 08/29/2012 6:28:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“That doesn’t answer the question.”

Yes it does. Good leaders delegate responsibly to qualified administrators. Dubya was an idiot and his choice for FEMA director doomed the Federal response. The state and local actions weren’t any better but that’s another story.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 2:32:17 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

How was the Federal Response “doomed”?


20 posted on 08/29/2012 2:34:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Your ignorance is rather telling though it raises another question. If you’re too lazy to have even a cursory level of knowledge relating to the debacle that was Hurricane Katrina then how the heck are you in any position to defend dumbo dubya? Oh wait - you’re a bot. Always defend the Prince.


21 posted on 08/29/2012 3:00:56 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

Katrina: What the Media Missed
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/05/katrina_what_the_media_missed.html

But of course your hatred of all things Bush will just slag it off.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 3:21:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mnehring

Katrina was a category 4 hurricane. This one was a cat 1. Big difference.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 3:25:21 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: dfwgator

ROTFLMAO! From the article YOU linked to:

“There were problems, true: FEMA melted down. Political leaders, from the Mayor to Governor to the White House, showed “A Failure of Initiative”, as a recent House report put it. That report, along with sharply critical studies by the White House and the Senate, delve into the myriad of breakdowns, shortages and miscommunications that hampered relief efforts.”

Thanks for proving my point. Now go back to worshiping at your Dubya shrine. The rest of us have a country to fix no thanks to him.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 6:46:50 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

Yeah, like Obama is going to fix it.


25 posted on 08/29/2012 6:52:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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"I love my worshipers! They're too starry eyed to understand that its thanks to my screwing up the country and tanking the economy that Obama ended up being elected in the first place!"

26 posted on 08/29/2012 7:00:52 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

I don’t worship Bush, I blasted him for TARP and the bailouts....but Katrina was totally blown out of a proportion by a media that was totally in the tank for the Rats.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 7:18:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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28 posted on 08/29/2012 9:26:50 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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29 posted on 08/29/2012 9:33:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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30 posted on 08/30/2012 3:50:31 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: dfwgator

1800 people died. It is true Bush got blamed too much, but it was a horrible disaster.


31 posted on 09/04/2012 3:18:20 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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Natural disasters happen, people die in natural disasters, especially people that are ill-prepared, and there’s nothing government can do to change that.


32 posted on 09/04/2012 6:24:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: KantianBurke

Oh brother is this a DU thread.


33 posted on 09/04/2012 6:33:02 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: angcat

Nope. Here Bush is rightfully assigned blame for being a failure. Want hero worship? Try a “Daily Dose’ thread.


34 posted on 09/04/2012 1:44:13 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

I don’t need you to give me any advice.


35 posted on 09/04/2012 4:12:43 PM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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