Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Repubilcans Just Don't Get It

And the Right claims it is the Left who is out of touch.

You have the Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, claiming that maybe New Orleans would not be rebuilt.

You have former first lady, Barbara Bush, saying that the Hurricane was actually good for the victims.

You have Bush who thinks Michael Brown is doing a bang up job.

You have John Stossel who thinks price gouging ensures that resources only goes to those who really need it.

Yuo have Tom DeLay who thinks it is good to cut taxes on rich dead people, but sees no need to help middle class and poorer Americans with gas prices.

Now you also have Rick Santorum, the Senates number three Republican, claiming that those too poor to evacuate in the path of a hurricane should be punished.

"I mean, you have people who don't heed those warnings and then put people at risk as a result of not heeding those warnings. There may be a need to look at tougher penalties on those who decide to ride it out and understand that there are consequences to not leaving."

Have no car? No money? Lose your house to flooding? Lets just add a $1000 fine to the total.

I am not sure what planet these people are on, but if they would kindly send me their new address, it would be appreciated. I am not sure if Fed Ex will deliver interplanetarily, but I will try to make sure you still get my Christmas cards.

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