Dean Steps in It Again!A Post from Lil Duke:
Howard Dean, afraid that his name has not been in the news enough lately, decided to correct that oversight yesterday by addressing the National Baptist Convention of America. I can just imagine his mind in overdrive (not hard to tax his limited mental resources) thinking about how to get his name out there. He thinks to himself "Race!" Of corse, playing the race card is always a great way to rile up the masses. The fact that this group is one of the nations largest black religious organizations could only help. Safe in the knowledge that the MSN would cover any outlandish thing he said, Dean came up with the line
"We must... come to terms with the ugly truth that skin color, age and economics played a deadly role in who survived and who did not."
While I’m sure that this statement got the masses in an absolute tizzy, it is a typical liberal statement. Liberalism does very well until held up to the light of truth. With that in mind, let’s examine his statement through the light of truth...
First up, Age: Maybe age could have had something to do with it. I suppose that the very old and very young might have been at some disadvantage when it came to getting outta Dodge. We have now found out that New Orleans did not implement their own disaster plan which allowed for using upwards of 500 school busses to move people to safer ground. (Poor liberals can’t blame Bush for that either) We also know that a group of workers in a retirement home left its residents to die in the rising waters. So OK, maybe age could have been a factor.
Second, Economics: Without a doubt. I’ll give Dean this one. People with more resources were able to get out easier than those with less. Knock me over with a feather. What Dean doesn’t realize, (or want to realize) is that Liberalism is what has caused so many to become dependant on the Government. New Orleans is one of the most liberal cities in the country and even with all those liberal programs, too many people are still considered poor, too many people are all too ready to assume that the government is there to take care of them. Pay attention Howard.... the people who have the resources to get out didn’t get those resources by waiting for the government to give it to them, it’s called taking responsibility for your own life. Yes Dean, you are right. It is economics and the poor economic situation in New Orleans is the fault of Liberalism.
Last, but not least, Skin Color: What a race warlord you are, Deanie-baby. So race is a factor? How’s that? Did White Americans put National Guard troops on the corners with orders to shoot all black people? Did White Americans conspire to not tell the black community of New Orleans about the approaching storm? How did this become race related? Could it be the previously mentioned non-use of all those school busses? No, that was the mayor’s call and he’s black. Wait, I know... the fact that the Federal response was slow in starting. Nope, it took the Governor of Louisiana 24 hours to call for federal action. That’s not the feds fault and the Governor is a Democrat. Help me Dean, help me to become as enlightened as you. Nearly 70% of New Orleans is Black, so it stands to reason that Blacks would be hardest hit by the storm. That’s not race, that’s demographics. What am I missing? Could it be that you were more interested in a sound bite than the truth? Not a Liberal, Not Howard Dean... Maybe the story’s false, planted by that vast right wing conspiracy. I’ll bet it’s all Rove’s fault
Comment from Duke: 13% of a CNN/USA Today poll felt Bush responsible delays and problems.....87% DID NOT! I personally love Dean being out there, and feel we should help him book a few hundred more appearances prior to the 2006 elections....