In an earlier post I wrote about my displeasure with the attempt by people to politicize the tragedy caused by Hurricane Katrina. I must be a glutton for punishment because I spent more time blogsurfing and came across so many examples of it.
It is not limited to one side or another. I read blogs that are clearly liberal or clearly conservative and shook my head. I read idiotic ramblings about this being a racial event and stupid remarks about how the looting was because liberals had chased away the Ten Commandments and G-d from the schools.
I read moronic statements where people said that because so many people died the president must be impeached. And on a number of the blogs I posted similar comments to what I have written here and was warmly welcomed by all parties.
According to some I am:
A G-dless asshole.
A Stupid, fucking republican slimeball
There were a number of other colorful terms regarding my beliefs, lineage and education. It was almost funny to read the responses, if it wasn’t so sad.
I’ll continue to harp on those who want to engage in blame.
- Now is not the time for fingerpointing. There will be plenty of time to evaluate and assess the situation, but not now. Now is the time to come together and help people.
I want to point out one other thing that some people seem to be missing. There are people who are irate that Dubya has not set foot in New Orleans yet. There is a very good reason for him not to be there.
The POTUS has an enormous security detail. If he was to visit one of these locations it would require pulling resources away from the primary duty of engaging in search and rescue and care of the victims. During a time when resources are so limited it is not smart to shrink them further by having the president view the area.
All I know is that this bickering just makes me shake my head. Not impressive, not entertaining and not very useful.