Newt blames Katrina victims at hate convention

Cross posted from The Katrinacrat Blog

While speaking at CPAC, Newt Gingrich had the gall to say, among other things, that residents of New Orleans’ 9th Ward were “so uneducated and so unprepared, they literally couldn’t get out of the way of a hurricane.” Nicole Belle at Crooks and Liars relates how “this CPAC convention really highlights the humanity of these conservatives.” The CPAC has dished out some pretty ugly things with this hate convention. Ann Coulter threw a hate grenade when refering to Democratic Presidential contender, John Edwards, as a “faggot.” Nicole gives the whole Quote:

How can you have the mess we have in New Orleans, and not have had deep investigations of the federal government, the state government, the city government, and the failure of citizenship in the Ninth Ward, where 22,000 people were so uneducated and so unprepared, they literally couldn’t get out of the way of a hurricane. (emphasis original)

She also links to the audio at Liberal Oasis. I fail to see the claimed compassion that they are supposed to have. Anyone that blames the victims like that, really needs to be put away in an institution for evaluation! Max Blumenthal with The Nation, gives us “seven minutes of raw, unexpurgated right-wing action courtesy of VideoNation:”

Michelle Malkin goes unhinged and launches a hysterical tirade into the lens of my camera. I ask Ann “John Edwards is a Faggot” Coulter why she isn’t the same person on Sunday morning as on Saturday night. Tom Tancredo fanatics lose their cool when asked about connection between race and immigration, then try to conceal their neo-Confederate paraphenalia.(Emphasis Mine)

CPAC, taking hate to a whole new level! I would really hate to see what they would do without that so-called compassion.

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2 Responses to Newt blames Katrina victims at hate convention

  1. mbk says:

    Hate indeed… coupled with willful ignorance. As someone pointed out on Huff Post, it was the wall of flood water, not the hurricane itself, that did New Orleans residents in. That, and the completely uncaring and breathtakingly incompetent W. administration. Newt is just beyond belief.

  2. mbk says:

    There’s a piece on the dying conservative movement, documented at

    See March 4, 2007: “Late nite FDL: What a Swell Party This Is.”
    Great youtube video link, by the Nation’s Max Blumenthal.

    While I put nothing past these cretins, I really do believe that the 2008 Dem presidential candidate is going to have a much easier time of it , in terms of the mood of the country, than did either Gore or Kerry, who both faced a somnolent (and, in 2004 also fearful) electorate. Finally, finally, people seem to sense (well, duh) that something is very very wrong. .

    At some point, people need to acknowledge that both Gore and Kerry fought uphill battles in 2000 and 2004, and to give both these men credit for fighting the good fight, and for continuing that fight after their presidential races. John Kerry , IMHO, faced even more obstacles: (self-serving members in his own party; the war, the fear, the outrageous slander, the completely prostrate media) in 2004 than Gore did in 2000. I consider it a tragedy that we lost the chance, twice, to have these deeply qualified men as president . Every time I think about what an excellent president John Kerry would have been. . ah, it’s just so painful.