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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 10:32 AM
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149. Are you insane?
I am a moderate Dem and see a LOT of posters criticizing Bush for things that I think are absolutely outside of his range of influence, or things that they would not hesitate to defend if he happened to have a "D" after his name. I worry about partisan nitpickers and tin foil hatters who make Dems look bad.

But THIS situation?????!!!!!!!??????

FEMA has been a disaster. There is CHAOS out there, and there is no acceptable excuse for it. This is INEXCUSABLE for a situation in which there were days of warning about this particular storm and YEARS of warning about the potential for a storm like this. Given the predictions about how disastrous this would be, there is NO EARTHLY EXCUSE for expecting state and local governments to be able to manage this themselves. THE FEDERAL GOVT DROPPED THE BALL.

If there were ever a time in which criticism was justified, this is it.

Not to mention that it is ONLY THROUGH SCREAMING ABOUT THIS that anything WILL get done. I think Bush is trying to spring into action now, because he is finally getting the message that this is serious. Not just to the people down there, but to his own political survival. It's a sad truth but that might be the motivator that finally gets to him.
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