Thursday, September 01, 2005
Time to Pull Together
There's really not much that can be said about a disaster of this magnitude. Americans are dying and suffering badly. Other than the areas directly hit, the rest of us are going to suffer indirectly through energy prices and a damaged economy. But in times like this, America shines. This is where we get to show the world how we band together, put politics and ideological differences behind us and work together as a team to heal ourselves, right? Well, almost. Fortunately, the vast majority of Americans are pitching in and helping in any way possible. But unfortunately, not unlike 9-11, there are some that can't help themselves but to take any tragedy and politicize it for personal gain. Maybe I'm overly sensitive to this and am somewhat blinded by partisanship, but so far, the libs have a commanding lead in the category of irresponsible rhetoric and pathetic finger pointing. Former Clintonista and probable keeper of the sacred Vince Foster hard drive, Sid "the weasel" Blumenthal, wrote an article for Spiegel yesterday in which he blatantly blames the Bush administration for the tragedy because funding was cut recently for the Army Core of Engineers for a study on the Levy problem in New Orleans. Similarly, Robert Kennedy Jr. displayed his inbreeding by also insanely blaming Republicans for Global warming resulting in the huricane, also, many of the hardcore lefties in the media like CNN, have had emotional melt downs in their coverage of the tragedy by ranting against the government - specifically President Bush. Of course there are many reasons for frustration and fear, but the irresponsible and wrong thing to do is to try to blame anyone for this. The left needs to exercise a little bit of discipline and try to shut up and help with their hands, not tear down with their mouths.
I encourage everyone to donate money at the very least, to a good charity like the Red Cross or Feed the Children.