Louisiana Republicans Blame President Obama for Hurricane Katrina Response

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  • Talking Points Memo is reporting that a group of Louisiana Republicans think President Barack Obama is to blame for the federal government’s poor response to Hurricane Katrina despite the fact that the storm occurred three years before Obama took office.

    They reported:

    The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, provided exclusively to TPM, showed an eye-popping divide among Republicans in the Bayou State when it comes to accountability for the government’s post-Katrina blunders.

    Twenty-eight percent said they think former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time, was more responsible for the poor federal response while 29 percent said Obama, who was still a freshman U.S. Senator when the storm battered the Gulf Coast in 2005, was more responsible. Nearly half of Louisiana Republicans — 44 percent — said they aren’t sure who to blame.

    Bush’s approval ratings dramatically dropped in the months following the storm, and his administration has been marred by the tragedy and accusations that race played a role in his response efforts.

    Yet, somehow, President Obama has been targeted.

    Read the full survey results here.

    Why do you think they put blame on President Obama? Let us know in the comment section below.

     

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    19 thoughts on “Louisiana Republicans Blame President Obama for Hurricane Katrina Response

    1. The best way to fix it is to vote. If we start voting at every election from the school board to the city council, any election we can change the way policy is implemented. If you want to scare a racist start showing up at the voting polls. Once this is done and local politicians know their jobs will consist of a 2 year stint we may effect change.

    2. I am born and raised in Louisiana and still lives here. How can he be at fault when he wasn’t in office. That’s a bunch of bullsh*t. This is the first I ever heard of this since Republican governor Bobby Jindal has closed every state rubbed facility in Louisiana. I’m a registered nurse and having hard time finding employment since the Republicans have messed this state in every way possible.

    3. This is the most silly stupid foolishness I have ever seen! Why is President Obama being targeted for Hurricane Katrina when he wasn’t in office? It makes no sense for folks to be treating this man like he’s some puppet or commodity. He is NOT going to jump at anyone’s beck and call. No other US President has dealt with nonsense as our POTUS. This is way beyond stupid, for real.

    4. So people believe that Obama is totally responsible for everything bad that has happened–even those things that occurred before he was even in office–smdh!!!

      • Thank you. I tell you, we are living in the last and evil days. God is not sleep and He’s not dead. He sees all and knows all. Everyone who’s coming up against POTUS like this will surely have their day in judgement, publicly, for all to see before the real Judgement Day comes. Watch.

    5. He’s probably responsible for the Holocaust, Hurricane Carla(was he even born?) The sad thing is that there are SO many ignorant people in this country. Some even believe he started the war in Iraq. Low-information, smdh!

    6. These people are such an embarrassment not only to that state, but to anyone from anywhere who can read! People have no idea the level of ignorance, bigotry and stupidity that is still in the south and in that party and that includes the tea party also. This doesn’t pertain to every single person in the south, but all you have to do is watch the news and this speaks for itself!!!

    7. President Obama must be awfully tired or extremely efficient. I just can’t imagine how he finds time to do all the things his critics accuse him of doing.

    8. Are you kidding me? I guess President Obama is the blame for Kim Kardashian 72 days marriage right? I know. Sounds stupid doesn’t it? Just like this article….

    9. This is ridiculous Mayor Nagin ,Gov Blanco, Pres Bush were the main players in Katrina.
      It’s like in 2010 trying to blame Pres. Bush for the economy.. just wont fly

      • Umm, actually the latter part of your statement WILL fly. Obama has been pedaling uphill with the economy as a result of the Bush administration. The economy was jacked up prior to Obama taking office. It just hit the fan while he was in.

        • True when he took office the economy was in free fall
          um thing is the 2010 mid term elections (in which the Dem’s took a shellacking, Obama’s words)
          Was a result of the public’s belief that he wasn’t paddling hard enough or up the right hill
          (Obama care instead of getting business/commerce going) and again the Bush’s fault defense
          would be like Reagan blaming Carter when he took office
          But I still say GOP blamming Obama for Katrina can’t get anywhere with that nonsense

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