Monday, September 12, 2005

Bush Denies Racial Component to Response

"The storm didn't discriminate and neither will the recovery effort," Bush said. "The rescue efforts were comprehensive. The recovery will be comprehensive."

Let's not forget that the Bush Administration has worked as hard as any to disenfranchise minorities whenever possible, so to imagine that they might not give two shits about some poor black people... well, it's not a stretch, certainly. Bush and his buddies are trying hard to counterspin the negative coverage by using the 'blame game' soundbite, their attempt at trivializing the criticism leveled against them. Throw racism into the mix, and it gets harder to pretend that this is all somebody else's problem. Some Republicans have even tossed out the old 'state's rights' chestnut, which is surprising since most political observers are well aware that 'state's rights' was a euphemism for racism back in the fifties and sixties.

Nothing this President has done has ever been authentic or honest. Every moment is a photo op, every spoken phrase is a talking point. When Katrina hit, Bush did what he does best - nothing. No doubt he had his handy copy of 'My Pet Goat' to read while he waited for someone to tell him what to do.


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