I don't have words for how much I hate our president right now. Just--no words. And, flist, thank you for restoring a bit of faith in humanity. With things like Aja's rant
and all the other people who've posted something--it vindicates me. It shows me I'm not the only person who's noticing there. is. something. seriously
. wrong with this country. And GOD, this president. NO. WORDS.
ETA: I do have words. I have a lot of words. I don't understand why we're not throwing everything we've got into it. And, hello? We're the United fucking States of America. We've got SO. MANY. RESOURCES. Why aren't we using them? When we've got the Mayor of New Orleans swearing at the president on live news, and basically saying he hopes Bush burns in hell
THERE IS A PROBLEM. And Bush flew over in his air force one and looked very serious and sad. And then went and played golf. He cut his vacation short by two days--ooooh. Too bad that he stayed on vacation until TUESDAY. And right after he spoke on Tuesday about what a crisis this was and how he was doing everything he could, he went and played his guitar with a country singer. Why is no one with power calling him out on this? This is RIDICULOUS. The hurricane hit on FRIDAY. There are bodies floating in the streets. It's like Lord of the Flies come to life. And he's, he's golfing, and playing guitar, and NOT. DOING. ANYTHING. And I--I don't understand. I really, really don't. People are DYING, and he's waiting around and saying he doesn't have authority (Hello? President, much? I think he can get any damn authority he needs) and, and, playing golf! And he's not even IN New Orleans, he's in the White House.
He says that the feds weren't allowed to help until they were asked which is bullshit on so many levels. First, THEY ARE ASKING. And he's still not doing anything. Second--did New York ask for help on 9/11? What about Iraq? Did they ask us to come in and give them our precious democracy, which is obviously working SO well for us? Oh, and then there's the matter that last year, or the year before, he cut the budget for New Orleans natural disaster protection by 80%--EIGHTY PERCENT--because he needed more money for the war. The fucking WAR. So, he took money that could have saved lives, and used it to kill instead. How did this happen?
He himself issued a "Get out of New Orleans" evacuation notice three days before the hurricane hit. But did he send in any supplies, any troops, any buses to get people out? No. He was on vacation, remember. The PRESIDENT of the goddamn United States should NOT go on vacation. Ever. Not a single day. Maybe that sounds like I'm taking a hard line about this, but--he knew it was a tough job when he ran. He should dedicate everything he's got to the presidency and my--our--his country. Isn't that in the job description? Isn't it? Why is this man in charge? How many more lives are we going to lose because of his ineptitude, his incompetency? WHY?
Then, there was that a few years ago, a study was published by, oh, I can't remember now, but some important national committee. The top two most likely disasters that could happen. Number one--terrorist attacking New York. Number two--hurricane hitting New Orleans. We KNEW these things could happen, and he sat on his ass and LET them. I WANT HIM GONE. I NEVER EVER WANT TO SEE HIS FACE AGAIN. I'm all for running him out of town on a rail. And I'm not alone.
I'm crying here. I just--I don't understand. I don't. I don't.
And, my brother is trying to guilt trip the hell out of me about something else, and damn him, it's working, and I hate it. Ugh.
Just, not good feelings right now.