Sen. Barack Obama Misses The Point - It Wasn't About Race And/Or Class

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    From: http://www.sj-r.com/sections/news/stories/66529.asp

    "Whoever was in charge planning was so detached from the realities of inner city life in a place like New Orleans that they couldn't conceive of the notion that somebody couldn't load up their SUV, put $100 worth of gas in there, put some sparkling water and drive off to a hotel and check in with a credit card," Obama said in the ABC interview, echoing a Senate floor speech he made a few days before

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    But if the city leaders were truly concerned about their own people, they could have loaded up buses, trains, etc to get the people out of town.
     
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    The scary thing is this is supposedly the next generation of spectacular Democrat leadership. What a joke.
     
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    He disagreed with some black leaders and with Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, who said racism had been behind the federal government's initial slow response to help hurricane victims.

    Obama's view is that the Bush administration's response, while inadequate, was "colorblind."



    At least he isn't jumping on the "Bush hates black people" wagon.
     
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    I agree with Trigg and find your criticism of Obama unwarranted. He didn't race bait like others did and he hasn't whitewashed the response like many others did. He simply said the planning was woefully inadequate, and while he should have specified he meant criticism towards the local, state and federal planning, he still was on the money. They were out of touch with the reality on the ground, both before in the planning and afterwards in the aftermath of the disaster.

    With your ignorant rush to condemn thoughtful criticism from others, the idea of you as the next generation of GOP leadership is a joke.
     
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    Ya what a joke, that guy was a total fake. I believed it for a while with all his 'support', but turns out he is DLC jerkass.
     
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    I've condemned this guy since the Democrats gave him the Keynote speech at the Presidential Convention. I listened to his speech. It was nothing new. Same exact Democrat plays. Same divisiveness as always. Critisizing, but no solutions other than the Welfare state that is causing the problems down in New Orleans as it is.

    Today is no different. Sen. Obama is critisizing, not offering solutions. You think it was an accident that he didnt specificy his criticism toward the local government who was actually responsible? And what exactly was so thoughtful about the criticism? A parot watching the news for the past two weeks could have said the exact same thing.

    He is a joke. The fact that you dont seem to find reasons behind it in the article doesn't matter. A socialist is a socialist is a socialist.
     
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    We must agree to disagree then. He is no socialist. Far better him than boxer, feinstein, reid, kennedy and most of the rest of the democratic party.
     

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