Friday, September 02, 2005

Political: Blaming Bush

If you've paid any attention to the news this morning and the last few days, you no doubt have learned the source behind the absolute mayhem that is currently unfolding in New Orleans. The culprit is of course none other than George Bush. Yes, our president is personally responsible for not only the devastating hurricane itself, but also the base lawlessness and anarchy that has broken out in the wake of this disaster.

In honor of this continuing tradition of blaming any and every present day woe on President Bush, I would like to present a list.

Modern woes that George Bush is personally and directly responsible for:
BUSH'S FAULTRecord high gas prices
BUSH'S FAULTLosing sports teams
BUSH'S FAULTThat time you lost your keys
BUSH'S FAULTBoeing Machinists' strike
Blaming Bush for things is so easy and fun, everyone can do it! You don't have to bother with pesky logic or reason—don't think at all, just blame! You should try it sometime. Personal responsibility is so last century.
Categories: News, Politics


Blogger Crystal said...

Fuck personal responsibility! People are dying and starving and thirsty, and it is the Governments Job to step in and HELP!!! These innocents should not have to fend for themself, and BUSH was behind the weakening of the federal gov't and the huge state budget cuts that left the Gulf States unequipped to deal with the Hurricane. The levies broke, and that's what caused the flooding and pending disaster! Bush is to blame for that.

9:52 AM, September 02, 2005  
Anonymous Jen said...

Funny how sometimes you can measure a person's IQ by the first word that is typed in a posting or comes out of their mouth.

10:17 AM, September 02, 2005  
Blogger Skor Grimm said...

Like I said: don't think, just blame!

Seriously though, my post was not meant to imply that a lack of personal responsibility is somehow to blame for the plight many New Orleans residents now find themselves in. Stranded without food or water in crowded conditions is one thing, but violence and anarchy are quite another. The individuals participating in such actions are to blame for that, not the president.

And since when is it the federal government's responsibility to help a city fortify itself against clearly inhospitable conditions? The danger of this sort of thing happening to New Orleans has been well known for quite some time now. The people who chose to live there knew of the danger and decided it was worth the risk. In hindsight, they may have made a different choice.

Again, this is not to say that the poor souls currently suffering through the terrible conditions down there are to blame for their circumstances, but the city should have been better prepared for something that was considered to be not just a possibility, but an inevitability. The fact that they weren't does not make the ensuing madness somehow the president's fault.

11:09 AM, September 02, 2005  
Anonymous Father Cory said...

Actually, Crystal if we're going to put someone in a leadership role to blame for anything, it should be the Lousiana governor and the mayor of New Orleans.

I'm with Skor on this one. If New Orleans was able to start evacuating people after the hurricane hit, pulling in all sorts of resources, spending money...why didn't it happen before the hurricane hit? It's not as if they woke up that morning and said, "Oh crap, there's a hurricane at our doorstep!" Heck, I'm in California and I knew there was a hurricane almost a week before!

It's the mayor's and the governor's job to call an evacuation and get everything in gear, not Bush's. Saying that Bush is responsible for the levies breaking is like saying, "I was so afraid of the OMG TERRIBLE ECONOMY of BUSH that I was shivering, so I dropped my teacup and it broke. BUSH'S FAULT!!!"

All of this could have been avoided had the cities been evacuated before the hurricane hit. Besides, people are easier to get out in cars, not boats. Of course, this is probably Bush's fault too...

5:51 AM, September 04, 2005  
Blogger LotharBot said...

Ben Stein thoroughly dissects the BS arguments about Katrina.

5:19 PM, September 04, 2005  
Anonymous Father Cory said...


Excellent article.

5:33 PM, September 04, 2005  

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