2.15.2006

Idiot of The Day

I would like to assure people that my lack of this type of posting hasn't been for a lack of idiocy in the world, but rather a lack of desire to find them on my part. Sometimes a girl just doesn't feel like tracking down morons. So, without further ado or excuses, today's idiot, a woman in running for Scariest Woman in America, we have Hillary Clinton, commenting on the Katrina disaster in a press conference yesterday.

"Thousands are still displaced. There's a stagnation of rebuilding. There's no certainty about what will happen in the impacted areas, particularly in New Orleans and in the surrounding parishes," US Senator Hillary Clinton said at a press conference Tuesday.

Gee, Hillary, I don't suppose that this has anything to do with the fact that perhaps some people don't want to go back to Hurricane Central. I know I sure as hell wouldn't. People have enough to worry about in their daily lives without wondering if another natural disaster is going to destroy their homes all over again. And in a similar vein, is it fair to the rest of America that we have to pay our tax money to rebuild a city that people may or may not want to live in, especially given the overall failure of most "let's pour money on our problems to make them go away schemes".

"There was a colossal failure of leadership within the White House, the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA," she said.

As usual, the largely Democrat government of Louisiana holds no responsibility. Is it really the federal government's job to build levees to protect the city? How about we consider the fact that maybe Congress just got sick of siphoning money off to the corrupt politicians of Louisiana, because nothing was ever done with it.

"No one in this administration was able to tell the American people who was in charge as the waters rose," the former first lady said.

Well, I'd say Katrina was pretty much in charge, but other than that, the responsibility of taking care of stuff like this generally falls into the powers granted to states rather than the federal government. But that wouldn't make nearly as great a political speech, would it?

"The president, his senior staff, his cabinet and other officials in his government were a major reason why we had a failed response to the distress caused by Katrina," Clinton concluded, calling for the creation of an independent commission to investigate the lackluster federal response.
Well, I suppose if you subscribe to the nanny-state political concept, it would be their fault. But the funny thing about the Constitution is that it doesn't have nanny-state provisions. It assumes that power not directly granted to the president are reserved to the states and the people. And with each power comes the respective responsibilty. So, we can logically assume that if the president doesn't have direct power over state governments, he also doesn't have the responsibility to step in every time something happens. Yes, Katrina was a horrible disaster, but it has far less to do with the president than Hillary would like to paint it.
-The Quartermaster

5 Comments:

  • HI there

    By Blogger Squire, at 2:15 PM  

  • "Yes Katrina was a horrible disaster, but" not as big a disaster as another Clinton presidency would be.

    The displaced people probably don't want to go back. There's nothing left for them there.

    By Blogger The Anti-Hippie, at 10:01 PM  

  • Well put! Excellent post, I sense some linkage in the near future (when I get a chance).

    By Blogger Nightcrawler, at 1:34 AM  

  • Hillary would be the Idiot of the Decade, as far as I'm concerned, except for the thousands who will undoubtedly buy her "move to the middle."

    The Dems prove again and again that they can find a way to pin any problem on Bush. It's easy when you have a bunch of willing minions reporting your talking points.

    By Blogger gutshot, at 5:39 PM  

  • What I want to know is this: Does anybody care about the Alabama/Mississippi Gulf Coast? Waveland and Bayou La Batre, just to name 2, were completely decimated. Maybe the msm doesn't go because they know they won't find people screaming about the feds and racism, but people quietly working to put their lives back together.

    I agree with you about N.O.

    By Blogger Rebekah, at 3:14 PM  

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