This is just another reason that I think the Republican party is at an evolutionary dead end. Or at a minimum, withering into insignificance and isolated in the south. When the base of a party consists of morons, encephalitic idiots and plain ole abject lunatics, this is a result. Keep in mind this is a party who elected congress members whose sole purpose is to inject chaos into the governing process. These are the same people who scream at the top of their lungs that Obama is destroying America! That they’re going to take the country back! Back from what remains to be determined but it sure is a swell slogan. One would think that after losing 4 of the past 6 elections and reading the “post mortem” the RNC published recently they’d wise up. Ah, my overly optimistic expectations are dashed once again against the jagged and cruel rocks of reality. A reality that these idiots have absolutely no awareness of. This is beyond sad and pathetic. These people shouldn’t be allowed to drive, let alone vote. I’ll bet it takes them an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes.
A significant chunk of Louisiana Republicans evidently believe that President Barack Obama is to blame for the poor response to the hurricane that ravaged their state more than three years before he took office.
The latest survey showed an eye-popping divide among Republicans in the Bayou State when it comes to accountability for the government’s post-Katrina blunders.
Twenty-eight percent said they think former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time, was more responsible for the poor federal response while 29 percent said Obama, who was still a freshman U.S. Senator when the storm battered the Gulf Coast in 2005, was more responsible. Nearly half of Louisiana Republicans — 44 percent — said they aren’t sure who to blame.
Bush was criticized heavily when he did not immediately return to Washington from his vacation in Texas after the storm had reached landfall. The government was also slow to provide relief aid and Michael Brown, then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), admitted in a televised interview that he learned that many of the storm’s victims at the New Orleans Convention Center were without food and water well after the situation had been reported in the press.
Brown’s handling of the response ultimately led to his resignation, but Bush offered an infamous endorsement of the FEMA chief only days before he stepped down.