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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Politicizing Katrina

I'm with Ace. Left leaning Bush haters are winning the blame game that they morally shouldn't have started in the first place. It's time to fight back.

Reasonable voices are suggesting we not play the blame game. There are, after all, more important matters to attend to at the moment.

Well, that's a nice sentiment, but Mayor Nagin, Governor Blanco, Jesse Jackson and Michael Moore started the blame game within hours of the storm's landfall, and they, along with their cheerleaders in the liberal spirit squad in the mainstream media, have run up the score in this game 37-0 before conservatives even had their helmets on.

The blame game is already in the third quarter. If we're going to correct the lies and distortions of the liberal legacy media, we'd better start playing too.

Start with David Frum:

Is there not something bizarre about their willingness to fire off accusation after accusation, each contradicting the last? The disaster was caused by the Bush administration's failure to protect the environment from global warming .... no, no, it was caused by the administration's refusal to manipulate the environment by funding more levees to control the Mississippi River .... it's Iraq, no it's budget cuts, no it's wetlands, and on and on and on.

Good God, what is wrong with these people? Will they ever learn to see somebody else's misfortune as something more than their political opportunity?

It's just atrocious the way anti-Bush types have glommed onto Katrina to score "gotcha" points.

See also here, here, and here. And if you haven't read it yet, go right now to Bill Wittle's place and read "Tribes."

UPDATE: Are the Bush bashers winning the blame game? Only 13% of polled Americans blame Bush. I'm no longer sure. The Bush haters have certainly been the loudest critics during the past week, perhaps that led to my belief they were leading the spin race.

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