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Gibbs: Obama believes Katrina response failures were ‘colorblind’
The Hill ^

Posted on 10/03/2012 8:12:57 AM PDT by TigerClaws

Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs dismissed claims from conservative media outlets that the president believed the botched federal response to Hurricane Katrina was influenced by race.

In an interview with "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday, Gibbs was asked about a video of then-Illinois Sen. Obama delivering a speech in 2007 in which he discussed the anger many African-Americans affected by the 2005 storm’s devastation felt at Washington’s mishandled relief efforts.

“The president says the incompetence surrounding the federal government’s response to Katrina in 2005 was colorblind,” said Gibbs. “If the Republicans want to defend the Bush administration’s response to Katrina, I’m sure the president would give them ample time during the debate to do that.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: katrina; obama
His position "evolved."
1 posted on 10/03/2012 8:13:00 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

“Where yo dollar?”

Don’t sound so color blind to me.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 8:16:23 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: TigerClaws

Butcept that wasn’t what he said...


3 posted on 10/03/2012 8:16:41 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: TigerClaws
Obama and Biden voted against aid for Katrina.

Lo and behold, it was actually reported on CNN


4 posted on 10/03/2012 8:19:36 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: TigerClaws; nhwingut; gov_bean_ counter
“If the Republicans want to defend the Bush administration....

Bingo! They're good at this game. They. Are. Good.

5 posted on 10/03/2012 8:20:03 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: TigerClaws

Oh my! At least they are consistent....always have a excuse don’t believe what you saw or heard!


6 posted on 10/03/2012 8:21:48 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

But you can’t believe what you saw and heard. You have to believe what they TELL you what you saw and heard.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 8:21:53 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: TigerClaws
Obama has a real dilemma with Katrina. If he blames it on the federal government the guy most in charge seems to be gay ~ and if he blames it on the state of Louisiana, the woman in charge seems to be female.

These are both untouchable Democrat constituencies.

So, what to do , what to do ~ oh, talk about what ANGRY BLACKS SAY ~ which is a lot different than talking about the Katrina situation.

A clue for Romney ~ talk about what ANGRY BLACKS SAY about nearly 4 years of 53% unemployment.

That'd give him a neat segway out of the 47% confoundment.

8 posted on 10/03/2012 8:22:09 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TigerClaws
Well, since the problem was a democrat governor who would not let FEMA in her state because she wanted an agreement that she would have control over the Feds before they were allowed in and not that FEMA and the Bush administration were not ready to respond since they were stuck at the border sitting and waiting for her highness to allow them in......

Gee, with one party in control of the media it is amazing what one can do to real history, blocking knowledge and with fake talking points.

9 posted on 10/03/2012 8:22:48 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: TigerClaws

Just wow. It should be pointed out that Big Government is incompetent when it comes to dealing with local issues and that local governments are best for dealing with local issues. Katrina was not a National Disaster. It was regional. And New Orleans, if run by competent individuals, would have been better off if local government were not so dependent on the big teat. You did not see other areas suffer in the same way.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 8:23:34 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: sam_paine
They aren't that good. There is a snappy response to that crap if just one somebody on our side would get out of the fetal position in the corner and deliver it.
11 posted on 10/03/2012 8:25:29 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: TigerClaws
Still campaigning against W eh bobby?
12 posted on 10/03/2012 8:26:39 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: TigerClaws

Claims by conservative media?? Obama blames racism for the fed’s response to Katrina, on video no less, but the claim comes from “conservative media”?


13 posted on 10/03/2012 8:31:12 AM PDT by sofaman (An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TigerClaws

If asked tonight about the video, I think Romney should say something along these lines: “I don’t want to get into the details of the video, because, as we’ve seen in recent weeks, it’s not very wise to point to a specific You Tube video and make assumptions about serious issues based strictly from a video. I do think it’s interesting however, to note that Barack Obama and Joe Biden were the only two U.S. Senators to vote against aid for the victims of Katrina.”


14 posted on 10/03/2012 8:31:35 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: TigerClaws

SHAME ON YOU YOU FAT LIAR...get your life together or you will burn in hell with the other communist..


15 posted on 10/03/2012 8:31:47 AM PDT by PLD
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To: gov_bean_ counter
There is a snappy response to that crap if just one somebody on our side would get out of the fetal position in the corner and deliver it.

Once we send a slow pitch over the plate and they hit it out of the park, nobody cares what the snappy outfielders do.

16 posted on 10/03/2012 8:32:24 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: TigerClaws
Yeah, I want to defend Bush's response to Katrina.

But I'm sure Gibbs is thinking about the narrative the corrupt MSM hung around Bush. (Thank you, Karl Rove, for never daring a response to the corrupt MSM.)

17 posted on 10/03/2012 8:33:58 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: sam_paine
Out of the part???

You have to be kidding me. That was a weak pop-up to right field.

18 posted on 10/03/2012 8:35:22 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: sam_paine

Sorry, “park”.


19 posted on 10/03/2012 8:36:05 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: sofaman

Obama blames racism for the fed’s response to Katrina,


Not just obama. Almost all libs thought the response was racist, and the media sure did.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 8:37:50 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: TigerClaws

Hey Bobbie, if things were so good in NOLA before the storm, why haven’t all the refugees returned? It is still a he** hole.


21 posted on 10/03/2012 8:44:55 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: TigerClaws

Headline:

WH Spokesman Says Obama Lied to Black Supporters in ‘07


22 posted on 10/03/2012 9:05:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TigerClaws

Was he lying then, or now?


23 posted on 10/03/2012 9:05:46 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1352 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Arrowhead1952

They got better deals elsewhere.

Arizona has Section 8ers being brought in and put in million dollar repossession houses.

The feds also target high income areas for Section 8 apartment housing to bust the block. Area in my city was upscale / low crime. After a lawsuit (fed court) to fight it, the Section 8 housing went in. Foot traffic, trash strewn everywhere, an argument with a landlord that led to arson, etc. All compliments of tax dollars.


24 posted on 10/03/2012 9:07:29 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws
"Color-blind". "Institutional racism". Blah blah blah. Same- same! Katrina. Fast and Furious. Hey, let's not bicker and argue over who killed who. Re-electing Obama should be a happy occasion! Who you gonna believe? Me or your lyin' eyes? Jay "Isuzu" Carney
25 posted on 10/03/2012 9:22:33 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives)
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To: TigerClaws

Is there a fund going to buy a Guide Dog for Gibbs?

He is totally blind to anything Obama does......

What a waste of an ‘education’. Gibbs should be ashamed.


26 posted on 10/03/2012 9:49:18 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks TigerClaws.

race card pt 1: race card pt 2:
27 posted on 10/06/2012 4:06:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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