Joe Doakes from Como Park writes:
“KATRINA ON THE HUDSON EAST RIVER: Occupy Sandy Volunteer Sounds Alarm on ‘Humanitarian Crisis,’ Near-Complete Absence of Government Aid in Coney Island Projects. “Just three hours ago I was speaking with seniors for whom I was the first person they talked to since the storm. . . . People literally have no power, no food, no water, no bathrooms–they’re defecating in buckets. And there is no one to answer to for it.”
We were assured Bush’s hatred for Black people was the reason FEMA’s response to Katrina was so bad in New Orleans. Appears Bush didn’t limit himself to hating New Orleans Blacks. He must have hated Black New Yorkers with a passion, to be motivated to reach out 4 years later to foul up this disaster response. For a guy so roundly reviled as an idiot, he certainly does have a long reach.
Too bad for poor President Obama. No wonder Clint Eastwood’s “empty chair” speech stung so much, hit too close to home. We should be more sensitive. The pathetic response to Hurricane Sandy plainly is not President Obama’s fault. In fact, we should pity him: must suck to be a completely powerless figurehead after four years on the job, facing the prospect of four more years of total uselessness.
You’re doin’ a great job, Obama-y.