Saturday, September 09, 2006

Having Senators Like This Will Be Fun

It's so nice to see people who aren't afraid to say what needs to be said... unequivocally.

George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black.
-Claire McCaskill

THAT'S gotta sting...

Opines Frist:
It is totally unconscionable to suggest that the Coast Guard helicopter crews who worked hours long past regulation were intentionally leaving poor, black Americans to die on their rooftops … or that our National Guardsmen were discriminating against poor, black Americans as they struggled to deliver life-saving supplies and coordinate evacuation efforts ….or that President Bush didn’t do everything within his power to help the citizens of New Orleans regardless of class or color.

Did she say that the National Guard or Coast Guard units discriminated in their rescue efforts? Of course not. We all know many people did their best to save as many people as they could.

And we all know (even if we're not willing to admit it) who didn't. George Bush and his enablers, the Republicans in Congress. They were the ones that were slow to provide federal services. They were the ones that cut military budgets, leading to an inadequate levee system that could have very easily been fixed far before the storm, had the Army Corps of Engineers had the clearance to fix them.

And we all know that if this storm had threatened and ravaged a rich, white town, the outcome would have been far different. Yes, lives would be lost. That was inevitable. But certainly, the preparedness and the response would have been far different.

Claire is right. For almost six years we've had a President who is serving only a few of us. For six years we've been embroiled in a new gilded age. It's shameful, but this November is our first chance to do something about it.

Claire is challenging right-wing hack Jim Talent in Missouri's Senate race. If you want a real Senate, it's very important that Claire wins her race. It's close, but Jim Talent is powerful. She needs all the help she can get to go over the top.

CONTRIBUTE / VOLUNTEER

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