Saturday, September 03, 2005

Jackson plays race card, Blames Bush

Racism is partly to blame for the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, calling President Bush's response to the disaster "incompetent." (and your comments are irresponsible mr. jackson)

"Today, as the President comes to Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi for his ceremonial trip to look at the victims of the devastation, he would do well to have a plan more significant than a ceremonial tour," Jackson said Friday. (like maybe use it as a media event to push an agenda?)

"His whole response is unacceptable." (as are you as a person)

Bush has acknowledged that the federal response has not been acceptable, but promised that the government would get supplies to survivors and crack down on violence in New Orleans.

Jackson questioned why Bush has not named blacks to top positions in the federal response to the disaster, particularly when the majority of victims remaining stranded in New Orleans are black: "How can blacks be locked out of the leadership, and trapped in the suffering?"
(maybe because they went with what leaders are already in place and know the freakin job?!?!?! I also wonder how many of them were placed by your (D)mayor and (D)Governor ...)

"It is that lack of sensitivity and compassion that represents a kind of incompetence." (it's a lack of competence that leads to your lame brained comments and use of a tragedy to promote an agenda)

The civil rights leader said the flooding that caused thousands to be trapped inside the city was caused by a lack of federal funding for its levee system and hurricane planning. The resulting tragedy, he said, has largely hit New Orleans' black residents, because they were too poor to evacuate before the storm hit. (again I'll ask ... why weren't LOCAL taxes City and State>, used to "fix" the levee? and by the way jesse ... lets count up the poor white people and hispanic people, etc and see what percentage of their race population were to poor ... bet it's even percentages. Poor is not a freaking race thing ... it's a LAZINESS thing!)

"There's a historical indifference to the pain of poor people and black people" in this country, he said. (ya? I'm white ... I've been poor and pretty much could still be considered so ... guess what mr. jackson ... I ... ME ... MYSELF ... take the responsibility to WORK my way out of it ... not expect a government freaking hand out to do it.)

Jackson also said the news media has "criminalized the people of New Orleans" by focusing on violence in the city. (Well maybe if there wasn't violence in the city, they wouldn't focus on it ... )

Is your bleeping color anything more than an excuse to break the law to you mr. jackson? Is it your get out of jail free card? Is it any wonder the criminal numbers amoung young blacks is increasing with your rhetoric and your racisim acting as an enabler?

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