One of the most shameful things about the destruction of New Orleans was the attempt to blame the victims.
Too many Americans--disproportionately Republican--could not rationalize two beliefs:
- Americans and George Bush are good people.
- These same good people deserted other Americans and left them to die.
So they blamed the victim, rather than accepting responsibility for electing what might be the most incompetent--often by design--administration in U.S. history.
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I saw a lot more people blaming the mayor and the governor than I saw blaming the victims - quite rightfully, too. Blanco still hasn't gotten her act together and it might have helped if race-pandering scumbag Ray "Chocolate City" Nagin actually had the plan he claimed to have. Don't forget all those other politicians in Louisiana who squandered all the money that could have went to enforcing the levees, kind of like Minnesota's politicians.
In fact, New Orleans appears to be a bottomless money pit:
Wow, Mike C, you're a pretty enormous fucking moron.
The money that was supposed to go to rebuilding NOLA went to the same place the money that was supposed to go to Iraq went: the coffers of Bush Administration donators who were given loads of no-bid contracts.
Of course, what can you expect from someone who get's political information from the National Fucking Review Online?
Not one of your more well-researched posts. In fact, most of the money they like to talk about hasn't hit the streets. Here's a breakdown by New Orleans Councilwoman Midura, released upon Bush's anniversary visit, when he cited that hundred billion figure again.
"kind of like Minnesota's politicians."
Well, Louisiana handled New Orleans affairs quite well, with regard to using Fedral funds for infrastructure, wouldn't you say?
The solution to corruption and unproductive meddling is not to give control of Federal funds to state level politicians.