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.