The Fifth Horseman: GOP Shows Its True Colors

Thursday, September 08, 2005


GOP Shows Its True Colors

If there is one thing Hurricane Katrina has taught us, it is this: "Compassionate Conservatism" is a gigantic sack of shit.

Unless you're rich and/or politically influential, the GOP doesn't care if you live or die. Quite simply, the Chickenhawk Brigade doesn't care about poor people.

Here's a quote from Barbara Bush, the Mama Hen of the Chickenhawk Brigade:

"And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged this is working very well for them."

Barbara's message to the people of New Orleans: Sure you lost your home, family and worldly possessions, but it can't really matter that much because you were poor anyways.

What a wonderfully caring lady. She doesn't look down her nose at the poor even a little bit, does she?

Here's another gem of GOP compassion, this one from Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. When asked about the Administration's sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina, Chertoff replied:

"You don't normally tell the National Guard to pack up and move within 24 hours unless it's, ya know, a huge emergency."

Apparently a demolished city and 10,000 dead American citizens doesn't constitute an important enough emergency to call up the National Guard.

This makes me wonder: would the Administration's response have been any different if Hurricane Katrina had hit a more influential area...say, Miami or Orange County, California.

I think we all know the answer to that question. If Hurricane Katrina had hit a rich, GOP-dominated area, or even a crucial swing state, Federal troops and aid would have been on the site within a day.

Sorry New Orleans, I guess you're just not important enough to the President. Unless you're rich and powerful, Bush and the Chickenhawk Brigade don't care what happens to you.

I've known this for a while, and I think that, at last, the rest of the country is beginning to come to their senses as well. It seems that, finally, Bush has fucked up badly enough, and killed enough people, to really outrage the masses. Observe the list of Top Ten Searches at The #3 slot on the list is occupied by this term: "Impeach Bush".

Of course, we all know that this is likely to prove nothing but a pipe dream. Bush is too secure to be in any real danger of impeachment, no matter how many American citizens he has murdered. However, the sheer fact that these terms even appear on the list indicates a rising tide of outrage against the deadly negligence of the Bush White House.

The GOP has had control of this country for far too long. Their negligence has now killed thousands of our own citizens. This country needs a Regime Change.

Do you actually believe what you write or are you just practicing hate mongering for the heck of it?

I hate no one, my friend. That's not the Liberal Way. I simply feel a strong sense of disgust for the actions of the Administration.

I hardly think that pointing out the GOP's criminally slow response time and apparent disdain for this nation's poor qualifies as hate.

It is prudent to think twice before carelessly tossing around words as harsh as "hate".
"Unless you're rich and/or politically influential, the GOP doesn't care if you live or die." I would say that is a statement that breeds hate. I think the word was chosen correctly, and its not one I use often. This is a time to unite not to polarize the people. I too am concerned with the handling of this crisis, appalled and ashamed even but to say that the administration harbors disdain for the poor is illogical diatribe charged with hopes of political gain.
"This is a time to unite not to polarize the people."

As a matter of fact, my misguided friend, the nation is united. They're simply united in shock and disgust at an Administration that appears to care so little for its own citizens.

And as for my "illogical diatribe"... It would be prudent for you to reread the statements of Mama Bush and Michael Chertoff. Do those sound like the words of people who care about the poor?
"anonymous" - do you actually stand by your words or are you going to remain anonymous?

Martin, there's nothing you could type that could make me hate Bush more - keep at it.

Personally, I think these posts are "lovemongering"; all they seem to do is further blind the idiots that voted the arrogant ignorant liar in in the first place.

To Bush's supporters: why do you refuse to join the logical conversation? Why won't you speak to the facts? It's this stubborn blindness is what makes you all so damn laughable and you have surpassed point of hillarity - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ...
Thank you, David. It is always nice to be reminded, from time to time, that other reasonably sane people exist in the world.

And as for your term, "lovemongering"...I rather like it. In fact, if you wouldn't mind, I might use it in a future post or two.

Imitiation is the highest form of flattery, you know.
George Bush Hates Midgets, Impeach Bush Now!
Correction: George W. Bush hates poor midgets.

Other than that, you're right on.
Impeach Bush, you make me laugh, good luck!
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