Friday, September 02, 2005

Explain something to me...

How is is that some people out there are so blind to reality that they'll even deny fact when it's staring them in the face?

The best example is Dadahead and most of his commenters. They go on and on about "Bush is to blame" and "Bush should have stopped this" or "Bush cut funding." First of all, Bush isn't the reason the storm happened. Neither is global warming. Check with the NOAA for stats on hurricane frequency if you don't believe me. Second of all, as Eric stated so well in his comments to a Dada post, Bush is not a dictator. There are laws that govern what he can and cannot do in regards to declaring martial law and sending troops or Nat. Guard in. This is for those who appear to be hard of hearing: THERE IS NOTHING BUSH COULD HAVE DONE!!!!!!! In regards to the funding cuts, last I checked, Congress still made the budgets. Basically, what it boils down to is these people are allowing their personal hatred for Bush and the administration dictate their reasoning. When you show them the facts they put their hands over the ears screaming "I can't hear you" in the hopes that you'll go away. I hate to break it to these people but facts do not go away just because you don't want to hear them.

This is potentially the greatest personal and economical tragedy to strike the US ever. This is a time where we should be seeing what we can do to help the people involved. This is a time where we get to see who truly cares about this country and it's people and then we get to see those who only care about political gain. To those who turn this into a political attack, you disgust me. This isn't about you and your petty, anti-administration tantrums. This is about real people experiencing real suffering. Your almost celebratory frame of mind is glaringly apparent in your gleeful bashing of Bush for things that even Superman would have been hard-pressed to correct.


At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Ashcanman said...

'spose W. could have appointed someone with a lick of sense to run FEMA.

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Mindwyrm said...

Here's the deal on that though, barring an obvious inability to do the job(Nagin, DeLay, Reno) you don't know how someone's gonna work out until they are actually under fire. Did Brown screw up? From what I've seen, probably. Did Chertoff screw up? From what I've seen, probably. here's the problem with blaming them though, the Feds are IN SUPPORT OF the locals. They are not to be the vanguard. There are more than enough reports showing that the LA Gov's office was NOT doing their job. Since FEMA acts in response to requests from the locals I can't hold Brown and Chertoff responsible for most of the screwups. Was FEMA ready to respond? Only partially. but when they did have the personel and equipment in place, they were being hampered by Blanco. If either side of the equation had had their shit together then the vast majority of issues wouldn't have happened. The primary issues were on the local side but when you added the FEMA organizational issues in then it all went to hell.


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