Sunday, February 01, 2009

Barack Obama doesn't care about white people!

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Sounds ridiculous doesn't it? A similar statement sounded just as ridiculous in 2005 when hip-hop idiot Kanye West told a nationwide audience that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." Roll the 40-second tape if you care to relive the moment:

If you think what that moron Kanye said was meaningless, think again. For literally years afterward, I had students - particularly my black students - ask me if George W. Bush really hates black people. When I asked them why they would think such a thing, their reply would be because Kanye said so. Fast-forwarding to 2009, I came across this headline today: Nearly 1M without power 5 days after ice storm.

I'm just wondering - where is Kanye West? Where is the media outrage? Where is the left-wing blogosphere spreading the meme that Barack Obama has dropped the ball? Now keep in mind, I don't think Obama has dropped the ball at all, nor did George W. Bush drop the ball in the federal response to Hurricane Katrina; that's the whole point. This ice storm is a state and local matter, just like Katrina was a state and local matter. Nevertheless, the federal government under George W. Bush was blamed for the deplorable conditions in New Orleans days after the hurricane ended, yet the federal government under Barack Obama is not being blamed for the deplorable conditions in states like Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas days after the ice storm struck, even though hundreds of thousands of people are living without power in the middle of temperatures that were well below freezing.

Once again, another blaring example of the selective outrage and hypocrisy of the political left and the news media.

Good Day to You, Sir

No sooner did I publish this post, then I quickly discovered that I am by no means the only blogger to notice this blaring double standard. For more insight on this situation click on the links to the following sites:

The Sundries Shack

American Thinker

Michelle Malkin

Good Day to You, Sir


Mrs. Bluebird said...

Considering that my school is now taking in "ice storm refugees", that every hotel in town is full, that you can't buy a generator within a 100 miles...I'm glad to see someone outside of this region of the country post this. Hubby and I were lucky - we didn't lose power (the city government did something right and trimmed the trees well this summer), but not more than 2 miles north of us, it's another world.

Where is the outrage? Oh yeah, they're too busy getting the munchies ready for the stupid Super Bowl party.

Don, American said...

Count me in, too. The hypocrisy is just beginning to grow.

Anonymous said...

The hypocrisy has always been there. Are you really surprised?

Chanman said...

Surprised? No. However, one thing you should never do is take for granted that that's the way it is. No matter how repetitious, the ridiculousness needs to be called out every single time we see it.

Mrs. Bluebird said...

I've poured you some lemonade over at my site - figured I'd use up the ice while it was here.