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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

President Bush gives C students a bad name

I really can't stand this President, his administration (or Joe Lieberman) and the anniversary of Katrina is like pouring salt on a wound that will not heal until January 2009.

I've been going back through my archives from last year when the events of Katrina unfolded and it's painfully obvious that President Bush will go down as the worst President of all time (including all future Presidents). Unless a future President trips and falls on the nuclear button, I can't see how anyone can match the stupidity of this out-of-touch President.

Let's go back in time and check out some of my past Katrina posts.

I'll never forget the day I started to lose it when I saw President Bush and John McCain having a great 'ol time while people were dying right and left. Now, remember, this post was written when the hurricane was hitting the Gulf coast and the levees first broke.

I'm speechless and stunned at the stupidity of this President during this hurricane crisis.

I tried to not go on a political rampage over this but the more I think about this situation, the more upset I get over the lack of action from our President.
I'll let AMERICABlog's John Aravoris explain the situation

Mr. President,

There is something wrong with this picture.

Hurricane Katrina is now being called one of the worst, if not the worst, disaster in US history. Instead of focusing on this growing tragedy in the southeast, you are at this moment giving a speech in California about World War II and Iraq. Yes, you devoted one minute of that speech to the hurricane, but now it's been 20 minutes and you are still talking about WWII and Iraq.

Mr. President, the entire nation is focused on one issue today, and it is not WWII. We are fixated by the images we're seeing on TV. The images of uncontrollable fires blazing across New Orleans. The images of people stranded on their rooftops waving white t-shirts for help. And as I write this, the water levels are still rising in New Orleans and the situation is getting desperate.

In the face of this tragedy, rather than call off your vacation days ago and head back home to coordinate the relief, but even more importantly, to show the American people that you care and are in charge, you did not fly east to Washington. You flew west to Arizona and to California. While New Orleans and the south was in the process of being destroyed yesterday, you flew west and devoted the day to Medicare. While the death toll for the hurricane increases by the hour, and even FOX News has just now cut away from your live WWII speech in order to return their coverage to New Orleans, you continue to babble on about WWII and Iraq.

Here's another post from August 31st...man, if there is ever a picture that expresses just how out of touch this President was during this disaster, this was THE PICTURE.
A picture is worth a thousand words...

From Yahoo News

President Bush plays a guitar presented to him by Country Singer Mark Wills, right, backstage following his visit to Naval Base Coronado, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Bush visited the base to deliver remarks on V-J Commemoration Day. (AP Photo/ABC News, Martha Raddatz)

I'm speechless. On a day which hundreds of people could be dying, our President is at a naval base acting like he can play a guitar! Again, I say, imagine what the conservatives would say if Clinton did something like this...

I can't make this stuff up.
Not only was the President asleep at the wheel, the ENTIRE Republican Party was out to lunch also (don't get me started on Joe "let's not play the blame game" Lieberman during this period). This post tells the story.
This is simply amazing (hat tip to daily.kos).

I went to both the Republican National Committee (http://www.rnc.org) and the Democratic National Committee (http://www.democrats.org/) websites to see how they are dealing with the hurricane crisis and this is what I saw.

First, the Republicans (from today at 4:35 p.m.).

Now the Democrats (from today at 4:40 p.m.).

If you need any more proof that Bush and Co. are out of touch with reality, this should do it.
And how can we forget the wonderful Condi Rice playing tennis and buying shoes while while people were drowing in front of our eyes on television.
How f*cking stupid can one person be! People are dying and she's out playing tennis with Monica Seles and buying shoes? Could you imagine what the conservatives would say if that happened under Clinton's watch?

Oh, please let me be the Republican nominee for President in 2008!

(BTW: This just happened over the last 24 hours)

From Drudge Report (I can't believe I'm quoting an article from this guy)

Eyewitness: Sec of State Condi Rice laughs it up at 'Spamalot' while Gulf Coast lays in tatters. Theater goers on New York City's Great White Way were shocked to see the President's former National Security Advisor at the Monty Python farce last night -- as the rest of the cabinet responds to Hurricane Katrina...

From Gawker
According to Drudge, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has recently enjoyed a little Broadway entertainment. And Page Six reports that she's also working on her backhand with Monica Seles. So the Gulf Coast has gone all Mad Max, women are being raped in the Superdome, and Rice is enjoying a brief vacation in New York. We wish we were surprised.

What does surprise us: Just moments ago at the Ferragamo on 5th Avenue, Condoleeza Rice was seen spending several thousands of dollars on some nice, new shoes (we've confirmed this, so her new heels will surely get coverage from the WaPo's Robin Givhan). A fellow shopper, unable to fathom the absurdity of Rice's timing, went up to the Secretary and reportedly shouted, "How dare you shop for shoes while thousands are dying and homeless!" Never one to have her fashion choices questioned, Rice had security PHYSICALLY REMOVE the woman.

Now, why do I bring all of this up? Well, it's a year later and NO ONE has forgotten about these magical moments and as Spike Lee reminds us, these idiots are as just as stupid now as they were last year when all hell broke loose.
You see, President Bush wasn't the only person asleep at the wheel...his entire administration should be held accountable for their actions as well as people who didn't have the courage to bring themselves to speak out against their friends.
(Note: links to articles in pasts post might be dead or no longer availiable).