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  • cyber_critiquer cyber_critiquer Jan 24, 2013 10:25 PM Flag

    A Tale of Two Storms: Comparing Bush and Obama's Hurricane Response

     

    US News ...

    "The contrast couldn't be much greater: two killer storms, two commanders in chief, two very different responses. President Obama has done well in managing the crisis caused by Hurricane Sandy so far, while President George W. Bush botched the job of handling Hurricane Katrina in 2005."

    "Obama and his Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have even drawn praise from Republicans such as Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Bob McDonnell of Virginia"

    "Obama got ahead of the curve from the start, cancelling campaign trips in order to stay in Washington to supervise the relief effort. "

    Thanks Obama
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    "In contrast, President George W. Bush and his administration seemed slow off the mark in their response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The powerful storm hit the Gulf Coast and New Orleans while Bush was on vacation at his Texas ranch, and his aides initially didn't keep him fully informed about the devastation and misery Katrina was causing.

    By the time he found out--in a report by a senior aide--he already looked out of touch. He belatedly cut short his vacation, and the White House released a photograph of the president looking out a window of Air Force One at the devastation below, which only made Bush appear more distant from the calamity."

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    • The only news source the Koch Bros sycophants on this board will accept is Rush Limpballs or FAUX News.

      It's a waste of time arguing old men who can't think outside their own rightwing fantasy political dogma and make up "facts" as needed.

    • Chris Christie applauded the President. Great job, he says. Let's stop hating and dividing, right wing nut jobs. You can continue, no one really cares, but then you will lose more. I guess that's agood thing. America wants Obama, and likes what he does. OBL would still be plotting with many others now gone, only because of Pres did we get him. Thanks be to God for Obama. A remarkable President he is.

      Sentiment: Buy

    • Excellent contrast and so correct. It serves no real purpose though, it only feeds the rw nut jobs more fodder. All they d is divide and hate. As a counter to their ridiculous constant accusations against a newly elected President Obama, it is good someone sets them straight.

    • More BS from the left. Lousiana liberals botched Katrina. They were the first responders, and never responded. They left Black folks to die/drown in their apt. buildings, while they left for higher ground. Mississipi that got hit hard by Katrina got excellent response from Haley Barbour their gov. And they didn't whine, just rolled up their sleves, and got the recovery job done. Sandy? Folks went months without heat, and electricity. Months!!! There are still folks crying for help!

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      • richeydouglas@ymail.com richeydouglas Jan 25, 2013 8:59 AM Flag

        That is exactly what Mississippi did joedokes.. They rolled up thier sleeves and got the job done.. Churches, schools everyone that is anyone pitched in and helped everyone they could.. Lousiana droped the ball and Bush was the fall guy... Liberal elite media made sure of that.

      • "Folks went months without heat, and electricity. Months!!! There are still folks crying for help!"
        SO TRUE!!!
        Also --- Katrina was CAT 5 !! It went directly on top of a major city and the entire city of over a million was flooded. That was huge. states like Texas kindly reached out and let hundreds of thousands stay in their cities.
        The suffereing was inevietable and was only worse because Mayor Nagin and gov Blanco screwed up and made FEMA (and BUsh) the fall guy for their mistakes. ... Like if you saw the thousand school buses flooded right by the superdome... DOH! that was the evac plan right there - NOT DONE - because the stupid mayor did nothing when the crisis hit. DEMOCRATS ARE ALWAYS BETTER AT THE BLAME GAME THAN DOING ANY GOOD.

        Sandy was CAT 1 ... it was a nothing storm in comparison and people got flooded and lost power because of stupid NYC decisions mainly and not because it was a huge storm.

        Its like comparing a paper cut and a leg amputation ... and what did Obama do? a photo op and then SPEND TAXPAYERS MONEY. They barred non-union folks so millions is wasted and work is delayed. how dumb is that? Union power. A liberal newsrag saying Obama handled his paper cut better than Bush handled a leg amputation botched by Democrats in La is laughable in the extreme.

        BTW For once I want the TAXPAYERS thanked not these stupid liberals praising a lying cheating spendthrift marxist president for stealing the credit from the real heroes.

 
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