Friday, April 21, 2006

Dean: "I don't mean to be partisan...ah, who am I fooling?"

From ABC News:
In one of those odd political moments that combine a poignant message with somewhat opportunistic maneuvering, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean took part in a cleanup effort in flood-ravaged New Orleans and used the moment to take a shot at the Republicans.

In his first post-Katrina visit to the Crescent City, Dean helped Acorn, a nonprofit community group that works with low-income families, to clean out Vincent Cooper's flood-damaged home on Derbigny Street in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans.

"I don't want to be partisan at a time like this, but this is why the Republicans are going to be out of business," Dean said, pointing to the destruction around him. "Nine months after the hurricane, to have this? This is ridiculous. This is not the America we grew up in."
Some observations:

1. "I don't want to be partisan at a time like this"? Are you freakin' serious? Who in the hell do you think you're kidding? Statements like this are further evidence that liberals see themselves as smart and everyone else as stupid.

2. "Nine months after the hurricane"? Howie, I understand that not many hurricanes make it up there to your home state of Vermontistan, so I'll forgive you for being thoroughly unfamiliar with the carnage that hurricanes cause. Hurricane Andrew devastated south Florida in August 1992, and I drove through the wreckage in Homestead, FL, in 1994 on my way down to the Keys. As much as I hated Clinton, I didn't blame him for the smashed houses and business that remained...TWO YEARS after Andrew!

3. "This is not the America we grew up in"? Howie, you grew up in the whitest of all states, in a state that isn't struck with a considerable amount of poverty, and you proceed to insult those of faith or of Southern/rural heritage...and you want to tell us about the America that "we" grew up in?

Deaniacs are still blaming the feds for their failure, and are still ignoring the failures of the Democrat Louisiana governor and Democrat New Orleans mayor. But don't worry...they don't "want to be partisan at a time like this"!