USANow takes a quick look at the Katrina's Top Three Fools. Coming in at Number 3, Aaron Broussard, the president of Jefferson Parish. Said Broussard on Meet the Press this past weekend, "We have been abandoned by our own country. Bureaucracy has committed murder". Perhaps there is still no power at the Broussard household, because to-date, over 250,000 citizens have been evacuated (many on their own accord) and relocated to shelters. Recall the New Orleans disaster did not begin until Tuesday, August 30th. By Saturday, September 3rd (4 days later), hundreds of thousands were rescued, transported, fed, and clothed. Broussard calls this "abandonment"? Is he even aware of the devastation in Mississippi and Alabama? Does he understand that FEMA's initial response on Monday was directed towards those states? Can he grasp the fact that delivering emergency resources to hundreds of thousands in a third state might take a couple days?
The #2 fool is Jesse Jackson, who seems to have taken up permanent residence on such lists. Said Jackson, "It's racist to call American citizens refugees". Say what? What does race have to do with this disaster? And since when did a particular race become associated with a person's status as a refugee? This statement is further proof that Jesse Jackson is nothing more than a racial conflict waiting to happen. White America has donated hundreds of millions of dollars, and welcomed hundreds of thousands of storm victims, and Jackson the Fool wastes our time crying about racism. The day this moron exits our nation's political stage cannot come soon enough.
The #1 fool on the list, without question, is Kanye West. West participated in a telethon this past weekend to raise funds for storm victims, and departed from his script to deliver such nuggest of "wisdom".
- America is setup "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible". Gee, moron, the less well-off already receive a disproportionate share of federal resources every single day. Welfare, food stamps, and free school lunches are just a few examples of how our government helps "the poor, the black people, the less well-off" every day. To top it off, the celebrity telethon took place 6 days after Katrina.....what took so long Kanye?
- "George Bush doesn't care about black people". Tell that to Colin Powell and Condi Rice, who have been given far more responsibility in Bush's cabinet than any other blacks have received in previous administrations. Tell that to the thousands of blacks who will benefit from the tens of billions of dollars Bush has pledged for disaster relief.
- "They've given them permission to go down and shoot us". West is yet another black activist who seems to think that no black can do any wrong, and will defend any black, any time for any action. In what is little surprise coming from somebody completely void of rational thoughts, West apparently thinks it's OK for the armed thugs in New Orleans to fire at rescue workers. West apparently thinks it's acceptable for black looters to fire guns at police officers. Does the moron really believe rescue workers and police officers should not defend themselves?