Friday, August 23, 2013

Good night, and good luck

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Why we so rarely blog about politics anymore, part [manyromannumerals]

Y'know, there's lying to pollsters because Activism. There's tribamalism, there's the decades-long crippling effect of the rightwing noise machine, there's the black-guy-in-the-White-House thing.


And then there's this set of responses to a survey question ("Who do you think was more responsible for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina: George W. Bush or Barack Obama?"), from within the past week (via):

Twenty-eight percent said they think former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time, was more responsible for the poor federal response while 29 percent said Obama, who was still a freshman U.S. Senator when the storm battered the Gulf Coast in 2005, was more responsible.

Bonus! "Nearly half of Louisiana Republicans — 44 percent — said they aren't sure who to blame."

I'm walking on sunshine, oo, oo. And don't it feel good.

1 comment:

DaveF via KK said...

[Comment via email]

I've always assumed that W purposely left the Katrina clean-up for Obama, which was his strategy, while he focused on winning the war on terror … sometimes a small bit of collateral damage is necessary to protect the world's democracy … so yeah, it is Barry's fault for not getting involved earlier, instead of spending so much time raising money for the Muslim Brotherhood ...

Most people don't give W enough credit for being a great strategist and planning for the future, as its easier to blame him for the failures of others.