Only God Can Make This Promise
On the new White House website, the Obama administration has wasted no time instituting the “Blame Bush” policy.
President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.
First of all, this is a huge insult to President Bush. The statement implies that the Bush administration deliberately sat by and let people suffer after the hurricane. What I recall is a local government that was inept and unwilling to take proper measures to protect its people.
I also remember the response from many in communities around the country. There was an outpouring of support and help from many throughout the country. Obviously, this was a disaster that our country had never faced before and it took more than the Feds to help those in need.
Aside from the insults, this is a very profound statement. How can Obama or any President make such a promise that the federal government will never again fail to plan for or respond to an emergency? Is it not plausible that an emergency may occur in the future in which no one planned for? Is Obama foolish enough to think that there are disasters that could delay or paralyze the response by local or federal agencies? It appears that way.
This statement is an example of Democrat arrogance. The Dems think the government will never fail in an emergency. Bit. in life there are no guarantees. The Obama administration certainly cannot make guarantees in a future no one can predict.
When the government does fail in an emergency under Obama’s watch, I am sure they will find a way to “Blame Bush.”
The link is at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/additional/