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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