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Obamacare is Obama’s Obamacare.
(Not his Katrina.)

Washington Post, by Ezra Kein

Original Article

Posted By:congaree53, 11/23/2013 1:52:42 PM

On Tuesday, I mocked the Hurricane Katrina/Obamacare comparisons. Hurricane Katrina, after all, killed more than 1,800 people. Obamacare´s Web site isn´t working well yet. Ron Fournier, among others, defends the comparison, arguing that of course the crises themselves aren´t similar. The analogy is really about "the ways that Bush and Obama handled their crises, and [how] those actions changed the public´s view of their presidencies." But that´s precisely the point: The political fallout is driven by the nature of the crises. Or, to put it more starkly, reality drives politics — politics doesn´t drive reality. Start with the basic premise of

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See the graph. No question Iraq tanked Bush´s approval, not Katrina. The neocon failure begot Obama.

      

Reply 1 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/23/2013 1:58:32 PM     (No. 9626845)

Wait a second. I thought the reason for Obamacare was that thousands of people died every year because they didn´t have health insurance. Now we are being told there will be no deaths come January 1 even though millions of people will have lost their insurance.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 11/23/2013 2:16:09 PM     (No. 9626865)

Really simple...Bush did NOTHING WRONG during Katrina. Miss Colonel and I were headed South on I65 towards Mobile, AL the day before Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. I mentioned to her it was interesting all the traffic was headed North and no one but us..as far as I could tell..headed South. Just then her cell phone rang and her Mom asked us if we were still in Georgia? We switched the radio to PBS and found out what was headed our way. In addition we both heard that "President Bush" had declared the are near New Orleans a DISASTER AREA and Federal Aid was gathering. "Obamacare?" Lies, more lies, and statistics. NO similarities and anyone trying to beat that square peg into that round hole needs to be punched in the throat. Just sayin......

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Reply 3 - Posted by: southron, 11/23/2013 2:44:45 PM     (No. 9626888)

Some members of media are beginning to tell the truth about Obama and Obamacare but others simply cannot stop shielding him from criticism - it is almost like a religion for them!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: losgatos, 11/23/2013 2:52:00 PM     (No. 9626896)

There is no comparison. Everyone here knows Katrina was a natural disaster and Obamacare is a liberal disaster. Given time Obamacare will kill many more than Katrina did. The liberals hope that is true.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/23/2013 2:57:15 PM     (No. 9626899)

Unless it can be demonstrated that Dick Cheney and DARPA caused Katrina then there is no comparison.

Further....the traditional corruption and intransigence of New Orleans prevented federal help from doing much good.

This graph only displays the corrupt, leftist media´s ability to grind down all Republicans with lies and omissions.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bison65, 11/23/2013 3:08:27 PM     (No. 9626905)

Days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, the head of the National Weather Service Hurricane Center, Max Mayfield called Governor Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans mayor Ray (chocolate town) Nagin. Mayfield conveyed the seriousness and urgency of the situation. Katrina caused the havoc it did because these feckless leftist socialists did not prepare for the situation and chose not to act in a timely manner. This is what socialists do. Let someone else do the work.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FunOne, 11/23/2013 3:17:35 PM     (No. 9626919)

Yes, Katrina was a natural disaster and 1,800 people died. The US government did not design this event in any way.

Obamacare, with the provision that a government entity (AKA: Death panel), will decide on whether on not some American citizens receive treatment or die, has the potential to kill 1,800 Americans each month.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/23/2013 3:18:32 PM     (No. 9626920)

Amen. The LA response to Katrina was the responsibility of Nagin, Blanco and other STATE officials. From Day One, the despicable media (including FNC) followed the Rats play book to blabber lies 24/7 to blame the Bush administration. Katrina was a natural disaster made ten times worse by incompetent, nakedly partisan leadership in Louisiana.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LComStaff, 11/23/2013 3:23:51 PM     (No. 9626925)

Incorrect byline, stale dated, previously posted.

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