More lies Perpetuated by Barack Obama, this time about Hurricane Katrina
August 28, 2008 2:34pm CST
Obama's website states: "Barack Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush administration's "unconscionable ineptitude" in responding to Hurricane Katrina, Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims." The New Orleans Conprehensive Emergency Plan was posted on the New Orleans official website until two days after Hurricane Katrina. In the "hurricane" section it contained plans for evacuating 100,000 people identified as not having the means to respond to evacution orders and plans. The problem was, that idiot Mayor Nagin REFUSED to activate those plans. New Orleans didn't need legislation from Congress, nor did they need Prs. Bush, what they needed was a competent mayor. This statement on Obama's website perpetuates lies that the Federal government was to blame for the fatal fiasco that occured in New Orleans. Mayor Nagin made decisiosn that got people killed, now the lying sack of crap Obama wants to keep those lies going for his own purposes. Face it folks, the guy is nothing "new", he's just a cover up artist with good promoters.
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
3 Sep 08
Hi, PT2K. I absolutely agreed that Negligent Nagin REFUSED to do one single thing to help the city in which he was elected to be in charge. In fact, he did more to HARM it than to help it. Does anyone doubt the role played by the jailed inmates he set free rather than transfer them in the crime that immediately followed the storm? Yet, those idiots re-elected him (hopefully with a bit more humility than he had during Katrina where his goal was to take a taxpayer jaunt to Las Vegas to relax from the stresses of the Hurricane (even as others were doing his job for him). That is one man for whom I have NO respect. As for Obama's legislation, I'm not sure I'd call that a perpetuation of lies. I do think the Feds played a huge role in the post-disaster problems that took place....especially since we've recently learned that they gave away millions of donated supplies as surplus while the agencies for whom they had been donated had never even been told of their existence. It boggles the mind the level of incompetence that existed at ALL levels of government, from local to Federal. But, I think for the most part Obama's legislation was meant for Federal disaster aid (as I mentioned, recently given away instead of actually being used for the victims) after an area has been declared a Federal disaster area. The local government is still responsible for providing immediate assistance to their citizenry (which we know didn't happen since Nagin preferred to allow hundreds of school buses to 'drown' rather than use any of them to help people get out of town and because he refused the assistance offered by Amtrak to transport people out of the city).
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
3 Sep 08
What I'm saying is, the "legislation" is meaningless and useless because it is based on a lie. The New Orleans Comprehensive Disaster Plan did everything this piece of legislation would have done. All that idiot Nagin had to do was activate his own Emergency Management Office protocols and let them do their jobs. The job of the Federal Government isn't to do everything for everyone at the local level. Their job is to coordinate national and international assets. That way, the people who know the local area the best (those who live and work there) are the ones making the decisions about what is and isn't needed.
• United States
29 Aug 08
My grandma always said if it sounds too good to be true it usually is. Obama is trying his hardest to convince everyone he is something great! And the scary part is that even though the guy has only been in politics a few years people seem to be flocking to him in droves. Katrina was a horrible thing that we will hopefully never forget, but blaming one man for the inaction of hundreds if not thousands of people is ludacris. What I always wanted to know is why Fox, CNN and every other news van in the country got into N. O. but FEMA could not? Then I also want to know why the heck they did not lay down the d@m& cameras and start getting folks out of there? Did we need to see the footage for so long? (sorry side rant!!!) In short (lol) I agree with you Ted 100%!
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
29 Aug 08
The sad fact is, many of the people who ended up trapped in the flood DID evacuate to the shelters. The problem was, that idiot Nagin gave the "all clear" for people to go home after the hurricane without doing an evaluation of the area. If a real evaluation and assessment of the area had been done, the people would have still been in the shelters when the flood walls gave way. The reason FEMA was so inept was, when they got to Louisiana and New Orleans, the Governor and Mayor had no idea what they needed. Again, with no assessment or evaluations done, they had no idea what to ask FEMA or anyone else for. FEMA had to do the job of the Mayor, the Governor AND their job (which is to coordinate national resources). That put everything at least 72 hours behind schedule. I know of National Guard units that went down to help with the recovery and sat around for days because they were called down to Louisiana with no mission. The commanders literally had to go out and find something for their Guardsmen to do.
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
28 Aug 08
Nothing new, the entire world blames Bush for the katrina disaster (and every other natural world disaster for that matter). the Federal government is NOT suposed to be the first respnder and even then they can only respond under the direction of the stae authorties using the recources set aside by the state and local governments. the national guard can only be called up by the state's govervor. fema is pertty much suposed to ask what is needed and write the checks and help....HELP obtasin and coordinate with the efforts of the state services, whichwere equaly, if not more disasterous as FEMA's. the evacuations should have been ordered by the state authority and the Lousiana guard, and there were still plenty on lousiana soil, not mostly in Iraq, to do the job. the first ball was dropped by the state of louisana and the federal government tripped on it on the way in
• United States
28 Aug 08
ParaTed, What really gets me is that the people who were left to die and totally abandoned by an incompetent mayor actually REELECTED him! Go figure! At least with Gustaf breathing down their necks La has a different governor with some intelligence. I didn't agree with La as to the choice of governors but he seems to have it together. I've never understood how you blame the federal government for things out of their control, especially when they were in the control of the state, county and city goverment!