Stuck at the airport ,,,,,,,,,held prisoner by CNN on all the monitors and I am struck (no, really) by the leftwing media's sheer joy at the opportunity to trot out the fallacious "Bush killed people KATRINA!" meme. It's bad enough we are all holding our breath waiting for this cat 5 hurricane to hit the gulf coast. I won't even go into the orgasmic glee the Democrats are experiencing at the timing of Gustav during the RNC (Bush has cancelled his appearance as have many form the Gulf states).
The lying leftists, yet again, place the blame of the worst storm in US history squarely at their god, Bush. Bush is most certainly their g-d for he is responsible for all the evil in the world, all the bad things that have ever happened to good people, for all the failures of Democrat administrations.
The fact is ................ the loss of life and destruction of Katrina was most glaring proof of the failed welfare state aka the Democrat statism model. It was a Democrat mayor, a Democrat governor, a Democrat political machine in Louisiana that is responsible for the lack of actions, response and coordination of pre and post Katrina efforts.
Look at every incident in American history. First responders and local government are responsible. Who can forget Mayor Giuliani on and after 9/11.
Nagin failed that city Nagin did not evacuate that city. Nagin left those buses empty. Nagin didn't evacuate nursing homes and hospitals. Now of course, he is evacuating but I suspect the effort has been removed from his jurisdiction. Bush gave him too much credit, too much say pre and post Katrina, I am sure FEMA is the point man now. This will not be left to a corrupt and silly man again and I am sure it will be handled as deftly as possible under these trying circumstances.
The Democrats and the leftwing media enjoy this and will use Katrina to club the American psyche over the head yet again despite the fact that it was an unequivocal leftist failure.
I have little sympathy for a New Orleans that re-elected a completely incompetent Nagin. NONE.How could they possibly consider electing this completely useless, affable, failure of a mayor to another term? . They are certifiably nuts.
The naked truth that Katrina reveals is the failure of the welfare state, the pathetic ineptitude of corrupt elected officials, and the decay of political patronage on democratically elected state and local governments.
The juxta of how the Republicans handled disasters in Texas (and Florida) spoke volumes to management, administration and controlled chaos.
The best evidence is the stark contract of two states experiencing like disasters. The efficiency of Texas and the incapacitation of Louisiana during Rita and Katrina respectively is empirical evidence of the well run versus the well worn.That Louisianians elect and support this kind of government than clearly they have no one to fault but themselves.
Blame Bush, indeed.
UPDATE on Gustav from Mike Allen: