Let’s imagine for a second that God is not a democrat and that the damage caused by Gustav is small. Let’s also imagine it is possible to check that local and federal governments got their act together and that they at least helped avoiding disaster.
Who will get the props for it?
Will the press be honest enough to note that Mrs. Blanco, a classic Democrat, is out and the Republican Piyush “Bobby” Jindal is doing a wonderful job?
Is there any chance that someone mentions the Bush administration in a positive note? I am not even asking that black artists tell us that George Bush cares about black people… But who knows, maybe a little break on the hate mongering songs would be a nice thing to do?
I would also like to try and understand why Bush hated black people in 2005 and loves them now. Is he not a racist anymore? Was he not interested in ratings back then?
Something else that I bet will not be mentioned is that people left the city this time. The same people who said they didn’t see the news on TV or didn’t have money for a bus ticket, somehow managed this time. Is everyone smarter and richer now? Or are they just plain scared?
Of course, one of the consequences of Gustav not being a real killer will be that these same people will probably be less inclined to leave when the next storm approaches. I wonder how liberals think the government can solve this kind of problem.
Katrina has cost the US billions of dollars (I heard the number 11 billion somewhere). For how long should we continue to spend important resources repairing a city that doesn’t necessarily need to exist? I mean, if we were Cuba I would say “bad luck, we got to figure this out”. But New Orleans has always been one of the poorest and most problematic american cities to begin with, and this is a very large country with many sparsely populated areas. I am not saying we should abandon the city but we could change New Orleans to be a smaller port city and help millions of people to get out of there and go to empty states like the Dakotas or Montana. Nothing mandatory, we could just spend a fraction of the levy’s money in some tax breaks or government sponsored home loans.
Why would this be such a horrendous thing to do?