Of course Bush would take his weekly radio address to try and prop up his image on Katrina:
Nearly one year after Hurricane Katrina created a humanitarian and political crisis, President George W. Bush said on Saturday the storm showed the government was unprepared to respond to a disaster of that magnitude and revealed “deep-seated poverty” in America.
Political fallout from the hurricane, which killed more than 1,000 people and displaced tens of thousands, was severe for Bush last year, sending his public opinion ratings to new lows amid widespread criticism the government’s response had been too slow.
He returns next week to the scene of one of the worst natural disasters in American history to meet with local residents and officials to review progress in rebuilding New Orleans and communities along the Gulf Coast that were flooded and destroyed.
His trip to Louisiana and Mississippi comes as the election season heats up with Democrats trying to seize control of Congress from the president’s Republican Party in November congressional elections.
“One year after the storms, the Gulf Coast continues down the long road to recovery. In Mississippi and Louisiana, we can see many encouraging signs of recovery and renewal, and many reminders that hard work still lies ahead,” Bush said.
“We will stay until the job is done,” he pledged in his weekly radio address from Maine, where he was visiting family.
So what has Bush and the Republican controlled congress done this year to address these problems Katrina “showed” us? Well let they tried to cut taxes for the wealthiest 1% of this nation again. They enacted the new Medicare program that ends up costing the poorest of our seniors more than it did before. They tried to ban gay marriage and flag burning.
The fact is they haven’t done jack shit to address the problems. Congress did realize that FEMA is broken and voted to get rid of it and make a new agency. The White House of course disagrees with that, so we are here a year later with the same broken agency that can not be fixed because the Republicans can’t agree. Our nation can send relief to the otherside of the world in a matter of days, yet one year later we still have a major American city sitting in ruins. A country is suppose to take care of their citizens. That is a belief that crosses party lines. Sadly we have a country run by a party that could care less about it’s citizens. Well that is unless you make mega bucks, then your their pride and joy.
Here is an idea. We move all the people out of ground zero of Katrina and place them in the houses of the GOP members of Congress. In turn we take those members of congress, ship their greedy useless asses down their to live. They have to find jobs in the region and try to survive. How about that Senator Frist? Or how about you Senator Santorum? You would be crying like school girls after the first week.