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Republican Hypocrisy, Part the Zillionth

May 28, 2010

Tell me what’s wrong with the following sentence, from today’s Times:

“But critics were not mollified [by President Obama's accepting responsibility for mistakes made in handling the BP oil spill crisis], and Republicans kept up their efforts to equate Mr. Obama’s problems in the gulf with President George W. Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.”

Got that?

” … and Republicans kept up their efforts to equate Mr. Obama’s problems in the gulf with President George W. Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.”

But I thought Bush had done a GOOD job handling Katrina?  At least, Republicans did.  Here’s a snippet from the results of an ABC News poll, published Sept. 12, 2005:

Bush’s Response to Katrina
Approve Disapprove
All 46% 47%
Democrats 17 71
Independents 44 48
Republicans 74 22

Huh.  Seventy-four percent of Republicans approved of Bush’s handling of Katrina.  “Republicans kept up their efforts to equate Mr. Obama’s problems in the gulf with President George W. Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.”

Doesn’t make sense, does it?

It’s just like Jon Stewart said a few weeks back (thanks, Joe, for alerting me to this on your Facebook page): “It’s like no matter what happens during the Obama administration, there’s the perfect Bush fuck-up for the occasion.”

Here’s a link to the Daily Show video, which is about Republican outrage over, and comparison to Bush’s own failed nomination of Harriet Miers, the nomination of Elena Kagan for Supreme Court justice.

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  1. May 28, 2010 9:11 am

    Hehe. Stop trying to make sense of these guys. They don’t even make sense to themselves.

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