posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 09:54 AM
This may sound weird but I have to ask the question.
Did the Democratic Party cause the problems with relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina?
Think this through before you write the idea off. It took until Wendsday for the Governor of Louisiana to formally ask for Federal Aid. President
Bush urged the Governor to start emergency action on Sunday.
What I think happened is this.
The Governor decided either on her own or from advice offered by her advisors to ignore President Bush's warning. Then Monday when things didn't
seem to be that bad she either decided or was advised to let the state handle it internally so that it didn't look like she had to have the Fegeral
Government, under Bush, come in and bail her out. Then the world went to hell in a handbasket and they got in over their heads and finally requested
Think about it. Congress is the only group that can override the Posse Comitatus law and they were on break. If Louisiana could handle it on their
own then the Democrats could say that they didn't need the Federal Government's help and make Bush and the Republican's look bad. If Louisiana
couldn't handle it on their own the delay would make the Federal Government look bad, that could be blamed on Bush and the Republicans. The
Democrats got an added bonus in the form of the looting and violence in New Orleans. New Orleans has a large black population and if the Federal
Government put down the violence with force it would be "The Man putting down the Blacks" and if the Feds didn't put down the violence then it was
because they had "weak" leadership. No lose situation for the Democrats.
I should mention that I am a member of neither party because I firmly believe that either party will screw the people to get a leg up on the other
party. I am just playing Devil's advocate here.