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Loony Liberals Blame Roberts for Katrina

Sometimes I just have to thank the whacky members of the Loony Left, they do such a good job of promoting the conservative agenda....

Group's TV ad uses storm's aftermath to target Roberts

The televised images of poverty-stricken evacuees from Hurricane Katrina are part of a provocative, last-minute effort by a liberal interest group to divert federal Judge John Roberts' path to confirmation as chief justice.

'We believe John Roberts' record on civil rights ... is clearly not the direction our country needs to head now,' a MoveOn.org spokesperson said.

MoveOn.org Political Action plans to unveil a TV ad on Monday that questions whether Roberts is sensitive enough to civil rights concerns to lead the Supreme Court. The ad suggests that the plight of the mostly African-American evacuees in New Orleans showed that poverty remains a serious problem among minorities, said Ben Brandzel, the group's advocacy director. In a mix of judicial and racial politics, the ad then suggests that minorities could suffer if the Senate confirms Roberts.

And the polls taken next week will show that 19% of the people agree with them. The same crazy 19% that always believes this nonsense. The problem the whack jobs have it that it just annoys the other 80%.

They when the lose the next election, they'll claim voter fraud.


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Comments (19)

How long after the cameras ... (Below threshold)

How long after the cameras leave will the protestors leave?
I give them 20 minutes

But those comments really a... (Below threshold)

But those comments really annoy the 19% who are just as wacky but on the right side of the isle (and have their own basket of wacky beliefs). [grin]

I personally know of at lea... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

I personally know of at least 4 die hard, true blue Democrats that have decided they can no longer support the party the Democrats have become. As one of them put it, "They are just defined by anti-Bush, anti-America feelings. Frankly, I find most of the MoveOn.org people to be just batshit crazy. There are a lot of things I don't like about Bush, but that doesn't mean I have to go insane."

Even my socialist, liberal, Canadian boss from Quebec says, "America seems to be made of capitalists, and fucking, insane idiots. I don't like or agree with capitalists, but at least they aren't crazy. If I could vote here I'd probably vote Republican because at least you know what you are getting."

When the socialist start turning on you because you are too far to the left you know the party is over...

For some reason you deleted... (Below threshold)
T:

For some reason you deleted MOVEON's press release, which I posted because I wanted to show people that any protests are NOT "grassroots protests," but instead cynical mass demonstrations orgainzed by the elite Far Left. Note the vile comment at the end about the signs.

Here is the press release again...please don't delete this, the truth must be known:

MOVEON press release:

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=52836

To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor

Contact: Trevor Fitzgibbon, Kawana Lloyd or Alex Howe, 202-822-5200, all for Moveon.Org Political Action

News Advisory:

-- Katrina Evacuees to Tell President Bush His Administration Let Them Down

-- Request Meeting with President to Demand Accountability

-- Why Was Federal Funding Cut For Levee Maintenance?

Hurricane Katrina evacuees flew into the nation's capital to tell President Bush to stop blaming local officials for his mistakes and acknowledge that budget cuts and indifference by his administration led to the disaster in New Orleans and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

They intend to ask him why he diverted over 40 percent of federal funding between 2001-2005 away from New Orleans. Hundreds are expected to rally in front of the White House at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday.

"The President of the United States and his appointees let us down," said Christine Mayfield, a New Orleans public school teacher and mother of three who was dislocated and now is staying in North Carolina.

The evacuees are also seeking a meeting with Rep. Henry Waxman, the ranking Democrat on the Government Oversight Committee.

According to Rep. Waxman, "the budget of the Corps of Engineers for construction projects in New Orleans district was cut by over 40 percent between 2001 and 2005, apparently to free up funds for the war in Iraq and homeland security projects. In 2004, for the first time in 37 years, the Corps halted all work on the New Orleans levee system."

New Orleans native Michelle Augillard, one of the evacuees, was working toward her Masters degree at the University of New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina hit. Now, she is staying with a friend in Houston, trying to pick up the pieces of her life, along with her family. Both Michelle and Christine will appear at the rally.

"It is inhumane to have treated citizens of the United States like we were treated," she said. "

Members of MoveOn.org Political Action are scheduled to hand- deliver thousands of petition signatures to the White House after the rally. The petition says, "President Bush should stop blaming the victims of Hurricane Katrina and get to work helping them."

WHO: Katrina Evacuees and MoveOn members

WHAT: Protest outside the White House in support of Hurricane Victims

WHEN: Thursday, September 8th at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Pennsylvania Avenue NW. In front of the White House. (Metro: Red Line: Farragut North. Blue-Orange Line: Farragut West or McPherson Square)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Excellent Visuals -- Signs reading "Shame" and "Help Hurricane Victims"

I'd love to hear someone fr... (Below threshold)

I'd love to hear someone from moveon explain exactly how President Bush diverts money from anything. You'd think at least one person in that den of idiots would have a basic understanding of the budget process. Repeating that same lie over and over shows what a bunch of asshats forms the base of that cult.

Nobody deleted moron.org's ... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Nobody deleted moron.org's press release... But if you piss me off I can.

Why didn't anyone over the ... (Below threshold)
moseby:

Why didn't anyone over the years contract the Chinese to build the levees? That friggin Great Wall would've stood up to a CAT 10 hurricane--dammit!!

Your headline is inaccurate... (Below threshold)
flaime t:

Your headline is inaccurate and intentionally misleading. While I don't agree with what Move On is saying, they aren't blaming Roberts for Katrina. They are saying that his civil rights record is too poor in a society that leaves the poor to die in the face of nature's onslaught.

Where does Darth Rove find ... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

Where does Darth Rove find the time to tweak the moonbats into near-constant frenzy?

"Supposedly, America has on... (Below threshold)
j.pickens:

"Supposedly, America has only so much money."

There's your problem, right there.
Try studying economics and capitalism.
It CREATES money.
The CBO analysis that 400,000 jobs will be lost due to this storm is another example of poor economic analysis.
My bet is that the reconstruction effort will CREATE thousands of net new jobs. Just look what happened in Florida after Andrew and the recent storms.

''We believe John Roberts' ... (Below threshold)
ICallMasICM:

''We believe John Roberts' record on civil rights ... is clearly not the direction our country needs to head now,' a MoveOn.org spokesperson said.'

Right....obviously what we need is more handout programs and a bigger welfare state because it's worked so well.

actually, the CBO analysis ... (Below threshold)

actually, the CBO analysis had about 750,000 or so jobs lost. But they lowered the figure to 400,000 because of the reconstruction efforts.

>Your headline is inaccurat... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>Your headline is inaccurate and intentionally misleading. While I don't agree with what Move On is saying, they aren't blaming Roberts for Katrina.

Oh but they are...

Guilt by association. They want people to think that if Roberts gets on the court things like this will happen. It is shamless and frankly, you're a complete tool if you don't see it.

Frankly I don't even see wh... (Below threshold)

Frankly I don't even see where civil rights has ANYTHING to do with the plight of poor people. Civil rights historically was about racism and sexism. I don't see it anywhere in this hurricane disaster, so the whole point is moot.

Check out WaPo (before it's... (Below threshold)

Check out WaPo (before it's archived and you have to register):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/07/AR2005090702462.html

According to staff writer Michael Grunwald, since George Bush took office, Louisiana has gotten about 1.9 BILLION dollars from the feds for Army Corp of Engineer civil projects, much of it pork added to the Corp's budget by LA's congressional delegation. California was second at less than 1.4 billion dollars.

Bush (or to be more accurate, Congress) also funded New Orleans flood control projects at slightly higher levels than they got in the last five years of the Clinton Administration.

And at least one of the leevees that failed had already been upgraded--but only to withstand a Category Three hurricane. The designs and upgrades were done long before Bush took office, so who's fault is that?

Now there's plenty of blame to go around for this catastrophe, and I'm sure some of it will stick to Bush and his appointees. But before Mary Landrieu and other congressional Democrats start pointing fingers, maybe they ought to take a long look in the mirror.

"Why didn't anyone over the... (Below threshold)

"Why didn't anyone over the years contract the Chinese to build the levees? That friggin Great Wall would've stood up to a CAT 10 hurricane--dammit!!"

Moseby, that reminds me of a certain South Park episode...

Loony Liberals Blame Rob... (Below threshold)
Oh, FTLOG:

Loony Liberals Blame Roberts for Katrina

Wha-HUH?
I do believe that's the most assinine headline I've read in quite a while (and yes, I did read the article). Just how in the hell did you make that ridiculous leap?
Geez! And y'all have the audacity to complain that the MSM is pushing the liberal agenda?

"Why didn't anyone over the... (Below threshold)
moseby:

"Why didn't anyone over the years contract the Chinese to build the levees? That friggin Great Wall would've stood up to a CAT 10 hurricane--dammit!!"

Moseby, that reminds me of a certain South Park episode...

You mean the one with "Shitty WoK"? Classic!

I'm I the only one that rea... (Below threshold)
Mark Ely:

I'm I the only one that realized what moveon.org is doing? I think this is the second time they have done this. They put some crazy ass video on their site saying that they are going to start buying TV time for it and every right-leaning website and talkshow spends time and effort making the thing known to everyone on the planet. Then, once everyone knows about it and has seen the commercial, Moveon.org comes out and says that they have decided not to run the ad.

Its called free advertising. Just think how much they would have to pay to put an ad on Drudge and Rush Limbaugh alone? Instead they got it for free.




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