Monday, September 05, 2005


The pithy, pertinent phrase, Hurricane of Hatred, was not coined by me (although I wish it had been.) I saw it first on PATRICK RUFFINI who said he got it from STEPHEN SPRUIELL, but it is well worth adoption since it so accurately describes what is going on in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

As Patrick Ruffini puts it: While center-right blogs have pretty much given over their entire sites to Hurricane relief, an unremitting torrent of venom has today been unleashed on the left. Outrageous examples have been spotlighted here and there (RFK Jr.), but it's bigger than that now: From last night to tonight, Blame-Bush-for-Katrina has moved from the fringes to the heart of the Democratic Party, including at the DNC.


Reporter: Regarding the president's zero tolerance for insurance fraud, looting, price gouging. Does he make any allowance for people who have yet to receive aid who are taking things like water or food or shoes to walk among the debris?

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan: I think you heard from the president earlier today about his zero tolerance. We understand the need for food and water and supplies of that nature. That's why we have a massive effort underway to continue getting food and water and ice to those who are in need. There are ways for them to get that help. Looting is not the way for them to do it

The DNC RESPONSE to Scott McClellan's statement: This isn't about criticizing the relief efforts. There are thousands of people working as hard as they can to get those people the help they need. It's about the gall of Scott McClellan and others to blame the victims for trying to survive. It's just disgusting. Atrios has more.

The DNC also refers readers to ATRIOS who has this to say: Bush to Victims: Just Die

One does not need to look hard to find examples of liberal blowhard blather ; POLITBURO DIKTAT gives a great rundown comparing what the bloggers on the left are posting compared to those on the right.
(I am not going to link these because I don't want to give them extra traffic, but you easily look them up if you wish to see it for yourself)

BRAD BLOG: I contemplated the idea of turning it into a crusade: No-one in the blue states (where the money is) should give one dime of aid to the victims of this hurricane, which devastated Bush-friendly regions. Why did I flirt with such a callous attitude? Because it should be obvious to all that this tragedy was not just an act of God. Dubya and his deity conspired to transform mere disaster into an unprecedented mega-catastrophe.

Wonkette: We're naming it Lake George, cause it's his fault.
Kos: George Bush - The Disaster President
Atrios: Bush to Victims - Just Die
Tas (at ISOU): Bush is to Blame
Patridiots: Bush is most amazingly stupid, head in the sand, dumbass
Steve Gilliard: Condi Rice Shops for Shoes - next to photo of N.O. baby
Dembloggers: A President that is not ready
Liberal Oasis: Take Responsibility, Mr. Bush
TBogg: Bush Vacation Death Count
Randi Rhodes says that Bush wants to use Katrina to kill Democrats.
Green Party member JÃrgen Trittin blames the disaster on our failure to ratify the Kyoto Protocols.

The list goes on and on, but you can find a sampling at CHRENKOFF

Aside from BLAMING BUSH, you will find many great examples of the hatred liberals have for the Red States in general and the Southern Red States specifically. (As a matter of personal principle and preference, I am not linking to demwits except for certain exceptions)

BLUNDERFORD AT BLOGCRITICS: You 60 million losers who voted for this loser open YOUR wallets. This president declared war on the poor long ago, and while some of us cared enough to vote for someone who gave a damn, you buried your heads in the sand, babbled about abortion and family values, and voted for the doofus.

And now you want to act all high and mighty and come asking me for a buck or two to help these poor people? Sorry, Charlie. Take an extra buck or two out of the fund you set aside to buy seventeen Support Our Troops magnets to stick all over your car to show how patriotic you are. You want disaster relief? Impeach George W. Bush.

Joseph Cannon at BradBlog: ...they voted for Bush. These ninnies obviously wanted these policies, and they deserve to live with the consequences of their votes. A large part of me still believes that many of these W-worshipping numbskulls deserve to suffer and to die. They brought it on themselves. Let them look to Jayzuss for aid: It's time they stopped leeching off the more productive blue staters...

SUSPENDING HIGHER GROUND: On September 11, 2001, The Vacationing and un-elected President of this country was tooling around on his holiday and even making time to fit in a little PR in Florida too.

Democratic National Committee blog attacks Condoleezza Rice for shopping while the people of New Orleans are suffering. Another post criticizes White House spokesman Scott McClellan for categorically denouncing looting.

Rev. Jesse Jackson accused the Bush administration on Friday of not acting faster to rescue New Orleans' beleaguered flood victims because they were largely black, poor and Democrat. Of course the reverend also wants to see the President publically blame God for the disaster: "When he tours the Gulf region today, I hope he will stand on a pile of rubble. And he will look up to the heavens and say to God, "You're responsible for this. And soon you will hear from us.
"What we're looking at is an extraordinarily slow response, from someone who prides themselves in their overwhelming Christian response. The Christian thing to do? To feed the hungry. To clothe the naked. To liberate the captive. To get these displaced persons to some sense of normalcy as quickly as possible. And that requires real national leadership. We're not looking Qaieda. God is responsible for this."

Leading House Democrat Charlie Rangel, said Bush should have recognized the flood danger to New Orleans. "I assume the president's going to say he got bad intelligence," Rangel said sarcastically.

While the left is stooping low to exploit this tragedy, Sidney Blumenthal is positively hugging the ground, if not actually wallowing in the gutter. What the hell do condom shortages in Uganda have to do with homeless people in New Orleans? If you worship at the altar of Bush hatred, you already know the answer.

BUT WAIT: Dudes, don't forget he lied about WMD, he went to war for oil, and he stole the election! Twice!!

AmIaPunditNow may have the best thing to say:

You have a right to your own opinions - You do not have a right to your own facts!