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  1. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 1 day ago

    The exact question was “Who do you think was more responsible for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina: George W.Bush or Barack Obama?”

    “Response” doesn’t end it weeks or months. It encompasses years. If rebuilding has ground to a halt under Obama, why should he get a pass?

    Also, the poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic pollster. They don’t say how many people they interviewed, which is a major flaw, but it seems that of those they interviewed, 8% were Liberal/Somewhat Liberal and 82% were Conservative/Somewhat Conservative. What?

    PPP

  2. Butch Glover

    Butch Glover GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @churchillwasright

    I am full of admiration for people thinking in the abstract while stuck on a roof.

  3. Arathrael

    Arathrael said, 1 day ago

    @churchillwasright

    “They don’t say how many people they interviewed, which is a major flaw”

    That’d be a reasonable point, if it wasn’t for it being clearly labelled as “Survey of 274 Republican primary voters” at the bottom of every page in the link you provide to it.

  4. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    “Heck of a job, Bushie!”

  5. opednance

    opednance said, 1 day ago

    @Arathrael

    Thank you for a literal LOL this morning!

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Ignore the real cause of the disaster. The infrastructure had all kinds of problems and had not been updated for decades. Levies failed and large pumping facilities failed because of a lack of maintenance and upgrades. There was a local government committee who was supposed to regularly review the infrastructure to insure they were prepared, instead they met for lunch once a month at fancy eateries. If the government has simply done their jobs the toll would have been a lot lower. Blaming it on who ever was president at the time is pure politics.

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Of course, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that a LOT of Louisiana Republicans STILL think the South Won the Civil War!

  8. ABQJeff

    ABQJeff said, 1 day ago

    Ted, excellent point about crumbling infrastructure. But infrastructure cost money…. and money comes from taxes….

  9. manteo16nc

    manteo16nc said, 1 day ago

    Weak, weak nonsense. Slams the GOP and the citizens of Louisiana while proving he can’t read fine print or footnotes. No wonder he’s one of our top cartoonists…oh wait he’s not.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    While the infrastructure “protecting” New Orleans had been properly maintained and updated to match changing conditions, flooding in the 9th ward may not have been so severe, that demonstrated decades of Republican admnistrations neglecting need to give tax breaks to corporations, rather than investing in America.


    The survey was about the weeks after the Hurricane and response, asking whether essentially, people had a clue that Obama wasn’t president at the time, it was the Bush administration that screwed up.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 1 day ago

    @ABQJeff

    But everybody knows that when you cut a department’s budget, it becomes more efficient. Therefore, if you spend zero money on a department, its efficiency reaches infinity!

  12. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 1 day ago

    obama didn’t pardon ray nagin did he?

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 1 day ago

    @manteo16nc

    “Weak, weak nonsense. Slams the GOP and the citizens of Louisiana while proving he can’t read fine print or footnotes. No wonder he’s one of our top cartoonists…oh wait he’s not.”

    And you were so kind enough to not provide any of those footnotes to illustrate your fictitious assertion.

  14. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 21 hours ago

    @masterskrain

    Ever been down to in the deep south? You would be quite stunned by what many believe about the Civil War!

  15. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 21 hours ago

    Part of the reason for the poor govt response after the storm devastated the coastling and New Orleans lay in the fact that G.W. Bush appointed an inexperienced, political hack (Michael Brown) to head up the FEMA. Admittedly, the storm was enormous in scale and destructive power, but Brown quickly proved unequal to the task.
    In the ensuing years (still during George’s presidency) MILLIONS of govt dollars were gobbled up by “contractors” to provide housing for those displaced. Most never recieved that “Housing”, though thousands of modules were built!

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