Libs blamed Katrina on Busn. Blame the tornados in Ala on Obama?

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    Everybody seems to accept the double standard that republican presidents are responsible for natural disasters and if democrats are in the white house republicans are still responsible for natural disasters. Will the media become hysterical about the federal response to the Ala disaster? I kind of doubt it.
     
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    OH and greatest thread ever.
     
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    No idiot, nobody blamed Bush for Katrina, they blamed Bush for his lack of response. The tornados happened yesterday, and on the same day - not a day later, two days later or a week later - Obama released Federal funds.

    Hack, moron, idiot.....
     
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    If thousands of people huddled in a stadium for a week with no food or water, I think maybe some people might get a bit upset at Obama about it.
     
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    Actually, they did blame Bush for Katrina. They said it was a result of him not signing the Kyoto Protocol (Which Clinton also wisely didn't sign).

    It was a stupid argument then. It's a stupid argument now.
     
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    That was totally peripheral, and very few thought that. The absolute main criticism of Bush was his lack of response......
     
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    It was a straw man then. It's a straw man now.
     
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    Doesn't mean some stupid people didn't make the argument.

    I still don't think "lack of response" was a valid cricitism since the law says the federal government can't do anything until the state invites a response.

    Let's face it, the people who should have responded were the locals. and they failed. It goes to show you why we should be self reliant and not waiting for the government to wipe our butts.
     
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    So OP is saying that because a couple fringe flakes made some ridiculous accusations about Bush, he ought to make the same accusations about Obama? What does that say about him?

    And meanwhile we conveniently ignore the valid criticism of Bush... that he sucked up the response like a bad whore.

    Should I get into the global warming thing? The fact that hurricane activity is up in the last decade, in direct relation to sea surface temperature. That's not Bush's fault. That's the inertia of 6 billion people. You can't blame that on one person. But I wouldn't be surprised if a few partisan hacks tried to blame it on Bush. That's what partisans do... blame everything they can possibly think of on their opposing partisan. It's not very constructive. Wouldn't you agree?
     

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