EDITORS NOTE: Part 3 of Donnie from Houma’s, A Republican’s Insight: Is there a chance for a Democratic foothold in the south? You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Donnie is registered republican who’s been kind enough to share his thoughts on the aftermath of Katrina disaster with The Democratic Daily.
Donnie From Houma, LA: This is part three of the series. In this part, I am looking into the feelings of the local people in Louisiana, but I will also touch on the feelings of the rest of America, because this has affected the nation as a whole.
The nation now knows more about what really happened in the Gulf Coast, and the unwarranted deaths of American citizens at the hands of a government, that left them to die, cannot go unanswered. All the spin in the world cannot cover up the truth.
The blinders have been taken off, and people are enlightened as to how much we need a change. This goes much further than the storm, America is at war, a war based on corruption and lies. A war that has made money for high ranking official’s connections. As of late, I have started referring to George Bush, as King George in comparison to King George III. Maybe I’m wrong, but take a look here and see if you can tell the similarities, because he too placed under qualified people in important positions and he was a mad man.
TOPIC 3: What are the local people thinking and saying about the current situation, and President Bush?
More than any thing I could say about how the local people feel, I think the pictures and video, that the big red machine failed to censor in recent weeks, might very well tell the story more than any of us ever could.
In the most powerful nation in the world, people watched in horror, as a story that can only be described as something that was read about in the book of “Revelations” unfolded before the eyes of the world.
Incompetent leaders appointing incompetent directors soon scrambled to do damage control. Unaware and uncaring of the damage done to a world famous city, and the people that called it home.
Now, the incompetent FEMA director, Michael Brown wants to blame Louisiana:
“A top administration official told the Times that White House officials remember Brown’s calls, but don’t think they had the urgency he recalls.”
Looks like Brownie is getting the same treatment from the Big Red Machine that we in Louisiana got from him. Is that poetic justice, or just Irony?
Let’s not forget about “Condi-Shoe-Shopping-Rice” that was busted by bloggers, while she was away on a shopping spree. A shopping spree, that I might add, she did while the citizens of her native state of Alabama needed her most. And then there’s Richard “Dick” Cheney: What can I say; he is living up to his nickname. But, I’m sure Halliburton still loves him!!!
Here’s a few comments from some local folks that give a view of what people are saying and thinking:
Kevin, a 42 yr. old white male: After about 3 minutes he finally ran out of curse words. He finished with, “That motherf’er don’t like blacks, or the poor. Why can’t somebody get him the F out!!!”
Vincent a 44 yr. old white male: “He’s an f’ing Racist, He hates poverty, and I got no use for that…”
Theresa an 80 yr. old white Female: “He’s an f’ing a’hole, F him!!!”
Karen a 25 yr. old white female: “I just thank GOD, that my kid is not old enough to witness what he has done to us”
I find it amazing that the amount of times he is called a racist here in LA, by white people and it goes unnoticed or is simply hidden by the media. I had to edit out most of these due to the profanity but I think everyone can get the point. One older gentleman actually showed me his middle finger and told me to “give that message to them”!! It feels like the people are sending a message, now is the time for a change. If white people here label him a racist, then we know that the tide has changed, and King George and his tyranny is going to get washed out with that tide.
Quotes from the National Level:
Time to remind everyone of what the people of our country at large thinks of King George… When the spin machine actually freaks out and blasts off into orbit, this is the real legacy he will have left behind —
“If this hole he’s dug us in Iraq is not filled in by him relatively shortly, we’re going to inherit the whirlwind for a generation. This is going to end up in a civil war and a regional war.” – Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.
“People are unhappy about it, Republicans and Democrats. They all realize that the Iraqis aren’t going to do any fighting until we decide that they’re going to take over. As soon as the elections are over and the constitution is ratified, you’re going to find American forces drawn down. The public’s against it. The military’s overextended. There’s no place else to go.” – Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.
They’re sheep. They like Bush enough to credit him with saving the nation after 9/11. Three thousand people get killed, and everybody thinks they’re next on the list. The president comes along, and he’s got his six-guns strapped on, and people think he’s going to save them. – Ed Asner
Sometimes, you know, the president is a father-like figure in American society, to most Americans, even today, no matter how cynical we’ve become. And people don’t want to think that daddy’s a bum all the time. They don’t want to think that Daddy’s a liar, a cheat and a fraud. -Alec Baldwin
The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos and they sit back and they make deals. And they say okay, ‘I’m going do this: France, you’re getting the pipelines.’ – George Clooney
George W. Bush bought the election – period. End of story. There is no argument. You can try to come up with any argument you can, but there is none. – Gary Coleman
Yes, Bush is racist. We all knew that, but the world is only finding it out now. – Danny Glover
The war against terrorism is terrorism. – Woody Harrelson
It is one thing not to know exactly all we should be doing to protect our homeland. It is something altogether different not to be doing the business we are expected to do to provide as many resources effectively deployed as possible to try to ensure that so far as humanly possible we have done our job. – Hillary Clinton
The president said that he would unite this country, that he was a uniter, not a divider. Have you ever seen America more divided? Have you ever seen Washington more divided? – John Edwards
I’m glad the President finally found an economic development program. I’m just sad that it’s only in Baghdad. – John F. Kerry
The best way to begin genuine bipartisanship to make America stronger is to work together on the real crises facing our country, not to manufacture an artificial crisis to serve a special interest agenda out of touch with the needs of Americans. – John F. Kerry
The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition. – Nancy Pelosi
When you have nonbid contractors rebuilding Iraq, if any Democrat holding office in this country had given away those nonbid contracts, they would be in front of a grand jury, probably in court as a defendant. – Al Sharpton
One of the principles that we operate on in this country is that leaders are held accountable. The simple truth is that we went into Iraq on the basis of some intuition, some fear, and some exaggerated rhetoric and some very, very scanty evidence. – Wesley Clark
I think we’re at risk with our democracy. I think we’re dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame. – Wesley Clark
I rest my case… I think the people have spoken in the Gulf Coast and across America. We have been subjected to a government that the Constitution should protect us from. We as a nation have but one choice. Lean real close King George, because I’m about to say something very important that I want you to hear over the noise pollution of your spin machine: IMPEACHMENT.
I believe that George W. Bush should be brought up on some or all of these charges in the most expeditious manner:
– Crimes against Humanity
– Misleading the American public with blatant lies to bring about a war that has caused death to American lives
– Violation of the Constitution of The United States of America, by Violating the civil rights of the people of Louisiana, by the criminal act of placing an under qualified person in charge of a Dept. under the control of the Dept. of Emergency Management Agency.
– Malfeasance in office by handing out contracts to companies, which did not fairly bid on said contracts, to people in the administration and friends thereof.
– Violations of the Geneva Convention, for the treatment of prisoners.
– The holding of people without the option of Miranda rights, and held without any time frame or bail. Thus violating the right to a speedy trial.