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Date: 08/24/13 10:37 AM

38 Responses to Poor Hurricane Katrina Response Was Obama`s Fault

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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 10:14 am
    Link: Poor Hurricane Katrina Response Was Obama`s Fault - That`s right, according to 29% of LA Republican voters who were polled
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2013 at 11:08 am
    brainwashed much?
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2013 at 11:13 am
    So basically, 29% of repubs are flippin` idiots.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2013 at 11:19 am
    Public Policy Polling = bu||sh|t polling = can be ignored.

    Anyone who lives in hurrican country knows exactly who screwed the pooch.

    Initial emergency response is the responsibility of the city (Mayor Nagin: Democrat), followed by the state (Governor Blanco: Democrat) then Federal. I`ve been through Katrina, Camille, Igor, Frederick and quite a few other minor ones. NONE had federal response any faster than Katrina`s.

    Your safetly is your responsibility, then goes up from there.
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 11:54 am
    The majority of the population of Louisiana has never been accused of having high IQs, common sense, a sense of reality nor any comprehension of current events.
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    flying_ltj Male 18-29
    340 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 11:59 am
    Only thing Katrina really taught us about the federal government is... You cannot count on the federal government`s emergency response plans to respond to anything.

    Granted, many suspected that to begin with, but after Katrina we had the proof.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm
    flying_ltj-"cannot count on the federal government`s emergency response plans to respond to anything."

    This has always been true.

    flying_ltj-"Granted, many suspected that to begin with,"

    Anyone who`s been through a natrual disaster knew this to begin with. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you know that EVERY city is required to have an emergency response plan, so that they can act ASAP. Nagin failed New Orleans.

    Then the State must have a emergency response plan to assist the city as soon as it can mobilize. Blanco failed Louisiana.

    The Federal response was actually in line with other hurricanes, but was hampered by limited access to New Orleans. Which is why Nagin & Blanco`s failures were so damaging.

    New Orleans was actually a great example of the result of decades of Democratic Policies (see also Detroit).

    Hell, the residetns of N.O. couldn`t even rebuild themselves, they had to bring in
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    Hell, the residetns of N.O. couldn`t even rebuild themselves, they had to bring in outside workers to do the job while they waited on their government check. It was to the point where Mayor `Chocolate City` Nagin had to re-assure the citizens that the latinos rebuilding the city would not stay.

    First, and formost, it is YOUR responsibility to keep you and your family safe during a hurricane. If you live below sea level, and a hurricane is heading your way, it`s a good idea to get out.

    After you, the local community comes into play. Many in New Orleans could not leave on their own, and Nagin failed to follow his very own emergency response plan to utilize school buses to help evacuate those who needed it.

    But, of course, it was Bush`s fault.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Ya cause Obama did a fantastic job of handling the BP disaster down there....
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    *double face palm*
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    MrRugby Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    Hurricane Katrina is an event that resonated around the world. There is always something more that can be done, but it`s possible that it happened on such a scale that no-one really knew how to react to it? It was a terrible disaster, but I`m not sure anyone of any political persuasion, or any `adequate` preparation would have been braced to deal with it. As a politician with finite resources you have a choice whether to put your money into option `a` or option `b` usually the more mundane is the easier (and sensible choice).

    The appropriate actions to dealing with these things often become apparent with hindsight as these things always are.
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    scheckydamon Male 60-69
    716 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    LA. Lower Alabama?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    IMPORTANT FACTS:
    "29% of Republicans" They ONLY polled Repubs. What are the numbers for Dems and Indys? THAT is important... and ignored!

    71% Did NOT get it wrong, that`s a passing grade, yes?

    50% Of Democrats believe Bush is "to blame" for 9/11... and that number seems to GROW every year!
    (It`s FAR less for Repubs and Indys, just fyi...)

    @McThstlpnts: 29% of ANY group are idiots!



    See? :-)

    @flying_ltj: Bush invoked Emergency Measures 3 DAYS BEFORE it hit! I saw it myself on TV News! But Local DEMOCRAT Politicians hummed and hawed & delayed...
    Mayor Nagin: Democrat, resisted the evacuation order for almost 2 whole days! Meaning it came FAR TOO LATE to get everyone out safely. NOT BUSH! As @MeGrendel accurately points out.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    That`s a brilliant display of stupidity. Maybe they`l blame him for 9/11 too.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2086 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    Probably a tongue-in-cheek response which some leftist ass hat ran with for an ignorant story.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    FURTHERMORE:
    Without the question asked being known? Perhaps 29% are CORRECT!

    If the question is: Who`s responsible for "poor Federal response" DURING Katrina = Bush, duh!

    If the question is: Who`s most responsible for ongoing Federal problems in the aftermath of Katrina?

    Well? WHO? Obama has cut things (see video at the link) and "could have done more" = absolutely correct!

    So given a choice between what happened 8 years ago and what`s been happening in the LAST 4 YEARS?
    YES! Some people MIGHT blame Obama!

    And they`d be 100% correct!

    Until the ACTUAL POLL QUESTION is known?
    Until ALL CITIZENS are compared equally?

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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm
    Some of you are clearly missing the point. The question had 3 choices, Obama, Bush or Not Sure. It was a curveball thrown in there to see who`s paying attention and who`s not. Chances are, they saw "Who`s fault is it" and saw "Obama" was a choice and just picked it without even thinking about it.

    "They ONLY polled Repubs."

    No sh*t, Capt Obvious, it was a poll of Republican Primary Voters. Like I just said, the whole point of that question was to show that they`d blame Obama without even thinking about it. Get it?
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    Here are the questions and results.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm
    The fact that even 1 person answered Obama is hilarious considering that they all lived through the hurricane in 2005, 3 years before Obama took office.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2086 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm
    The poor Federal response is because LA and New Orleans turned down the government`s initial offer for assistance. The preparation and response to Katrina fell squarely the Louisiana government. It`s a little thing called State`s Rights.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm
    "Rabble rabble rabble let`s all accuse each other of being idiots again for the fiftieth time today."

    Does it ever get old?
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm
    "Does it ever get old?"

    Not really, it`s fun watching 5Cats try to come up with excuses as to why they answered the way they did.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 7:49 pm
    Q2

    Who do you think was more responsible for thepoor response to Hurricane Katrina: George W.Bush or Barack Obama?

    @WhoDat: Where does the question say "2005"? Hummm? it says "the poor response" which could include 2005 - 2013! That`s equal time for Bush OR Obama! (more or less).

    Your GUESS: "The fact that even 1 person answered Obama is hilarious"
    Betrays your lack of understanding or thinking. You can pick which one.

    "No sh*t, Capt Obvious," you cannot use ONE SIDE`S results to conclude they`re "smarter or stupider" than the other! THAT`S obvious!

    Suppose (just for example) that 30% of Democrats blamed Obama: what then, bright-eyes?

    HINT: My possible explanation (did you bother to read it?) allows for this, easily!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    it`s fun watching 5Cats LOGICALLY & INTELLIGENTLY EXPLAIN why they answered the way they did.

    Fixed It!

    Try to? How about: did!

    Your link has an example from 2011 of "poor Federal response" and I suppose THAT is Bush`s fault? No? Than it`s #2 Obama or #3 I Don`t Know for the CORRECT answer!

    "I don`t know" is not a "cop-out! It could be a sound, logical choice! ONCE THE QUESTION IS KNOWN of course... (thanks for linking it!)
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    Nice try at "evasion" WhoDat! But I know you meant it when you posted it!

    Now that you`ve though it over 9and noticed what I pointed out) just "man-up" and admit it!

    Really? Admitting to KNOWINGLY putting up lies to troll "one side" is far worse than overlooking something & making a mistake.

    Heck! I overlooked the age of an article (2011, NOT 2013! Oops!) and didn`t pretend: "Oh, I was only joking"...



    I still got mine!
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    People probably just forgot who was president when it happened and didn`t have time to google the right answer.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    Actually, when I saw the article the first thing that popped into my head was, "I have to submit this to IAB, I bet it will drive 5Cats crazy!" I just find it amusing that you take this sh*t so seriously.

    p.s. You have a catgirl fetish, sorry to break the news to you but you lost your man card a long time ago.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    What`s even more amazing is 100% of Obama voters bought his lies!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm
    "I have to submit this to IAB, I bet it will drive 5Cats crazy!"
    Well! That`s a "fair cop" then! Your Man Card remains in good status!

    I happened to read about this "report" a couple of days ago and some of the "debunking" aspects of it. Now that I`ve seen the actual poll question? I am 100% correct in my analysis.

    So! While you sought to "yank my chains" I have reversed the field and "yanked YOUR chains" :-) We`re both "Manly Men" eh? :rolleyes:

    Do you know anything about "catgirls"? My Man Card has a "Gold Star" on it for "catgirl skills" :-P

    It`s not "universal"! I have seen several "catgirls" I didn`t like at all! But mostly? I just love them! It`s in my IAB Profile!!
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    mesovortex Male 30-39
    458 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm
    @5cats:
    So why didn`t they say `not sure` if they knew it wasn`t Obama and didn`t want to say Bush?

    Why would anyone say it was Obama`s fault?
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    August 25, 2013 at 12:55 am
    With a voter base like this is it any wonder the quality of politician in the GOP.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2013 at 3:56 am
    "The poor Federal response is because LA and New Orleans turned down the government`s initial offer for assistance."

    Yup, in fact the governor, Kathleen Blanco, was blocking FEMA from coming in to Louisiana at all.

    Ray Nagin also refused to use the available school buses to aid in the delayed and inept evacuation.

    Plus I think Bush should`ve just declared martial law and sent in FEMA and the military despite Blanco and Nagin`s refusal of help. It was obvious within 24 hours they didn`t give a sh|t and just wanted to make Bush look as bad as possible.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    August 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    Why would anyone say it was Obama`s fault?
    @mesovortex: The question is flawed: "Federal Response" and asks about Presidents? Is FEMA`s mistakes the `fault` of the PotUS?
    >>Why Obama? Because the "problems" are ongoing! They didn`t suddenly end when Bush left office.
    >>So are CURRENT problems Bush`s fault? He left office 4 years ago!
    >>Are ANY of the problems the "PotUS`s" fault? Or the fault of bureaucrats?

    Thus: Since the question has no specific time? It`s a really crappy one! It`s hard to pin blame on one Prez or the other, so "I don`t know" is actually the best of the bad possible answers.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    August 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    I am so tired of hearing all the blame gaming for the slow government response to this, that, and the other thing.
    Everyone just accept that government is inept and will never waste an opportunity to make any problem worse than it is at the start and everything will make a lot more sense.
    I heard it is the law that in order to serve as a public official at any level requires one half of your brain to be removed. No wait, That was hitchiker`s guide, sorry.
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
    579 posts
    August 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    Oh good, pile on the hate! That`s exactly what we need. It`s the leftys whose #1 priority at the time was to make certain to "blame Bush" first. Then we`ll deal with this disaster maybe in a few more years.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    August 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm
    Of COURSE it was Obama`s fault, fools! So was World War 2!
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    August 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm
    @CrakrJak and MeGrendel,
    Will you guys stop the political bullsh*t already? It would have been blamed on whomever was in office. The point of the post is the stupidity of blaming Obama even though it happened before he was President. If you must blame someone, why not God. I don`t believe in him but so many of you believe he`s all powerful, after all. I see this crap all the time...something goes right and it`s, "Thank God!", but something goes wrong and it`s, "That S.O.B. Obama (or Bush, or Clinton, or Reagan,etc.)! It`s damned nauseating.

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