In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, a lot of conservatives felt that the Bush Administration was taking a lot of unfair hits about their lackadaisical response in aid and clean-up efforts; when in fact, it was their LOCAL government, lack of personal responsibility and self-sufficiency that caused NOLA to end up worse than those who received a direct hit!
Liberals argued that the federal government should have (and could have) done a much better job at dealing with things, if it wasn't for the incompetence of GW Bush.
Now that we're 2 months (7 rounds of golf, and 2 cross-country fundraising trips for Sen. Boxer) into the oil spill response. I'm wondering where we stand...
1. Is it the incompetence of Obama that has turned this spill into such a disaster? Or,
2. Do you finally admit, that bigger isn't better, when it comes to the federal government, and throwing money at the problem doesn't solve problems either?
Does anyone ever listen? Bush didn't send in aid (even though he asked how the feds could help at least twice) because the federal gov. can't send the Nat'l Guard or aid into a state without an official request from the head (governor) of that state. The governor said they would be fine. He began staging the assets but had to wait to be asked. That is the law. No wonder PBO does things without laws to back him. Liberals don't understand that the feds can't impose themselves on states. The oil disaster happened in federal waters where PBO didn't need to wait for someone to ask for help. Katrina and the oil spill are so different and so is the response. Bush waited to be asked for help and got blamed for someone else's inaction. PBO waited to act without needing to and Bush gets blamed for that when this is PBO's inaction. Crazy!
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:24 PM on Jun. 20, 2010
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Answer by Farmlady09 at 10:30 PM on Jun. 20, 2010
oh, for crying out loud, Obama's underwear.
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