Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Storm After the Storm

As the craven Democrats and liberals already jockey to blame everything from Katrina to the flooding to the looting to God-knows-what's-next on Dubya - because everything that's bad from natural disasters to the Detroit Lions eternal sucking is his fault, right? - it might be useful to read David Brooks' New York Times column today.

Hurricanes come in two waves. First comes the rainstorm, and then comes what the historian John Barry calls the "human storm" - the recriminations, the political conflict and the battle over compensation. Floods wash away the surface of society, the settled way things have been done. They expose the underlying power structures, the injustices, the patterns of corruption and the unacknowledged inequalities. When you look back over the meteorological turbulence in this nation's history, it's striking how often political turbulence followed.

Civic arrangements work or they fail. Leaders are found worthy or wanting. What's happening in New Orleans and Mississippi today is a human tragedy. But take a close look at the people you see wandering, devastated, around New Orleans: they are predominantly black and poor. The political disturbances are still to come.

That the Left is more interested in reaping political reward than offering succor to the benighted of New Orleans reveals everything that is dark and evil about liberalism and its false claims of concern and compassion.

UPDATE: A textbook example of the Blame Dubya meme can be found here. Be sure to read the shrill hysterics in the comments section as the smug liberals ignore reality to bray about how STOOPID Dubya/Red Staters/Christians/Etc. are compared to them.

In the Fantasyland of liberal madness, what would they have said if Dubya HAD signed Kyoto (thus crippling the American economy); HAD given the levee project all the money it had wanted....screw that, WHAT IF AL GORE OR JOHN KERRY HAD WON, IMPLEMENTED EVERY FASCIST-LIBERAL SCHEME THEY DESIRED AND NEW ORLEANS WAS STILL DESTROYED BY A HURRICANE?!?!?!?

Laura Ingrahm was talking this morning about how if the Democrats were in power and Republicans made a peep that varied from the "let's pull together as ONE nation" songbook, they'd be pilloried for it, but since it's the other way around, the Dems are going to tear at Dubya like the venal hypocrites they are.

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