White House website dumps on Bush over Katrina

posted at 7:45 pm on January 20, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Politico, a last jab in the eye from the newly Change-ified WhiteHouse.gov, suddenly shorn of the giant portrait of the Leader that dominated the front page when it went live this afternoon. I wonder if this is a case of an overeager nutroots copy writer’s first draft having slipped through the cracks — compare the site’s Iraq page, which conspicuously makes no mention of Bush — or a deliberate swipe taken by Team Barry to placate the left.

I guess we’ll know tomorrow if it’s still there.

President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration’s “unconscionable ineptitude” in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims.

Exit question: Since The One isn’t about to jeopardize his courtship of Republicans by prosecuting Bush officials, no matter how febrile progressives’ fantasies might be, how many petty jabs at Dubya of this sort will he have to take to make up for it?


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

rob verdi on January 20, 2009 at 8:10 PM

So you hate liberal vitriol so much you want to emulate it? I don’t understand…

ernesto on January 20, 2009 at 8:58 PM

The Race Card on January 20, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Either you are grossly underestimating Emanuel’s organizational ability, or I am grossly overestimating it. I think he’s a scumbag, and a ballerina, but not an idiot.

No way does some little liberal fairy break loose with an embarrassing, rogue post on the White House web site, on effing Inauguration Day. This post is right in keeping with the culture that Emanuel and Obama intend to encourage in our White House, just like the rapist-in-chief did.

They are lowlifes.

Jaibones on January 20, 2009 at 9:01 PM

ernesto on January 20, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Hey, butt-boy. What happened, your boyfriend took someone else to the Obama party?

Jaibones on January 20, 2009 at 9:03 PM

New Orleans is and has always been a shi%hole, with a population to stupid to heed the warnings of an approaching CAT 4 storm and a local government more interested in serving themselves than their constituents. But lets blame Bush and hope “white gets it right” the next time.

dmann on January 20, 2009 at 9:05 PM

So this is what Post Partisan looks like…

crabtree on January 20, 2009 at 9:07 PM

I wonder how many more commercials they will make about “re-building” New Orleans now that we have our first Black Pres? If it ain’t re-built by now then burn the rest.

izoneguy on January 20, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Well it’s rubber meet the road time for the Big Talker and team. No more standing back and only criticizing the administration. But if you part of the current administration, hope you aren’t afraid of dark and cramped spaces, because if you screw up it’s under the bus you go. Say “hi” to Obambi’s grandmother and preacher when you arrive.

Hog Wild on January 20, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Another example of the one’s! lack of class and grace…

Well, starting tomorrow they own it…

And it’ll be on like Donkey Kong!

Honeymoon, yes; supplication, NO!

RocketmanBob on January 20, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Democratic Govenor, Democratic Mayor of New Orleans, Democratic Senators, an offer of help from the Fedral Gov’t beforehand which was turned down…it turns into a major cluster F**k but somehow the whole thing gets blamed on President Bush??? I need to get on my knees and pray becuase I’m really starting to hate the One and his Leftist Liberal Democratic POSs who are in office now!

CCRWM on January 20, 2009 at 9:12 PM

What they say doesn’t matter, because the fact is they never beat Bush.
They beat ol’ John McCain and pretended he was Bush, and they used the MSM to dump all over Bush, but they never beat Bush.
And because they never beat Bush it will drive them stark raving bat-shit crazy for as long as they are infected with BDS.
Heh.

Bruno Strozek on January 20, 2009 at 9:12 PM

I think its probably a nutroots copywriter getting through the cracks. So far, Obama has been pretty good about hiding his true feeling about…anything. This seems a little personal.

jimmy the notable on January 20, 2009 at 7:54 PM

This person will be fired by tomorrow. It’s an obvious rogue. Both sides are burdened by these types. Many commenters condone this type of stuff when it’s directed at the other side.

I am pretty sure Obama would not approve this. I hope the person gets named, they need to be publicly horsewhipped…along with Nicole Wallace.

The Race Card on January 20, 2009 at 7:55 PM

No. I’ve already posted this, but this is old material. It’s from change.gov, the transition site, which mostly contained material from the campaign website.

They’ve had plenty of time to change this. Why didn’t they bother?

juliesa on January 20, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Rahm celebrates the day (HT: Drudge)

Wethal on January 20, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Bruno Strozek on January 20, 2009 at 9:12 PM

And, as a WSJ essay pointed out today, Bush’s unforgiveable sin was that he won in Iraq, despite the MSM’s, Dems’, Sunnis’, Sadrists,’ Baathists’, UN’s, Euros’ and al Queda’s efforts, he won. It was supposed to be a failure, a quagmire, another Vietnam.

But he won. And they’re choking on it.

Wethal on January 20, 2009 at 9:18 PM

And because they never beat Bush it will drive them stark raving bat-shit crazy for as long as they are infected with BDS.
Heh.

Bruno Strozek on January 20, 2009 at 9:12 PM

And because he never gave in to them or addressed them and continued on with conviction and integrity!

CCRWM on January 20, 2009 at 9:25 PM

That’s probably the most maddening part of this…that proving (or disproving) something so easily checked is apparently beyond the ken or interest of the MSM.

JohnTant on January 20, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Ditto.

It’s exasperating that it happens so many times. If the MSM was on a speaking acquaintance with shame, they’d hang their head.

INC on January 20, 2009 at 9:31 PM

I love the look on the girl’s face in the background of the Rahm picture. She’s like, “What the hell?”

NathanG on January 20, 2009 at 9:33 PM

I thought we were setting aside childish things. This fall we had a couple of really bad hurricanes and FEMA did pretty good. No big complaints this time, so maybe Obama should thank Bush for getting the agency in shape for him.

Terrye on January 20, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Wethal,

I just looked at the photo of Rahm. Unbelievable! That’s Clinton redux with the college pizza party atmosphere.

INC on January 20, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Like I have posted 100 of times before! There is NO change! There is NO bipartisan ship and if our conservative elected officials try and work with these socialist pigs they should be voted out!
This proves BO is a liar and should be stopped at all cost by the republicans in Washington!
Hey republicans in Washington GROW a SET OF BALLS would ya! Or take a back seat and let the real men handle our business.

time2taketheglovesoffGOP on January 20, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Jaibones on January 20, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Well yea he didnt take me, i wasnt about to turn your mother’s invitation down now was i?

ernesto on January 20, 2009 at 9:35 PM

It took every ounce of control to not throw the mouse accross the room when I saw this. The only thing they need to take over the government national-socialist style is a major emergency they can blame on the “internal enemy.” At the rate President Bush and the conservatives have been blamed for everything that goes wrong, despite the evidence, I do not have to guess who will be blamed next time, and the propaganda wing will jump right to it. I still do not want to believe that a takeover is in the works, but everyday they do something that makes them even more foul. The complete lack of class amoung the O and his supporters, only gets worse and more in your face everyday. Just when I hope they can get no lower they change the standers and lower them some more.

cobrakai99 on January 20, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Well yea he didnt take me, i wasnt about to turn your mother’s invitation down now was i?

ernesto on January 20, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Liar. Mom’s at the inauguration party with Dad.

Jaibones on January 20, 2009 at 9:57 PM

What, another four years of Bush bashing? Unacceptable PBHO.

mindhacker on January 20, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Eff him, we don’t want his help.

roux on January 20, 2009 at 10:20 PM

The White Housesite is suppossed to be about the job of Government, not blaming past administrations. All they have done is copy & pasted material from campaign site. I saved a copy of Bush’s last day on whitehouse.gov so I could be reminded how real adults ran things. God help us.

Kevin in Southern Illinois on January 20, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Anybody that lives in or know about politics here in Louisiana knows the truth. The federal arm of the government can not just invade a state (state’s rights) and takeover a situation until the state’s Governor request help. The Governor at the time refused the help that was offered until 5 days after the levees fell. Sorry to say, but it was a political play. We had the National Guard available (who the Governor controls) and they were not put into the play for some time. Not to mention, the very local government failed more than any arm of government. Anyone remember the pictures of the school buses under water, which should have been used to help the ppl who were not able to leave to get the hell out of dodge?

The Bush administration was not to blame for this fiasco. It was either a well planned attack on Bush or it was a point the finger after the fact thing. I believe it was the latter, but I would not put anything past the dems these days. You must admit, they are king at turning their own responsibility into the blame of others

lsutiger on January 20, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Faith
In June of 2006, then-Senator Obama delivered what was called the most important speech on religion and politics in 40 years. Speaking before an evangelical audience, then-Senator Obama candidly discussed his own religious conversion and doubts, and the need for a deeper, more substantive discussion about the role of faith in American life.

This dude effin’ LOVES himself. Let me see if I have it straight- his speech on religion was the most important speech on the topic in 40 years. His lame speech on race (after he was caught in a racist white-hating church for 20 yrs) was the most important speech on race in 40 years. What other speeches has he made that were considered the most important in a half century on those topics?

TheBlueSite on January 20, 2009 at 10:40 PM

how many petty jabs at Dubya of this sort will he have to take to make up for it?

There will never be enough, it will never ever end, and the jabs will be memorialized forever in chidlren’s textbooks when the revisionist historians get done with it. Only the few of us ho actually paid attention will know the truth, and that truth will die within a generation of our deaths.

JustTruth101 on January 20, 2009 at 11:05 PM

No mention of Nagin and Blanco, the real culprits, eh Barry? And as always, I have to point out how annoying calling it “Katrina” is. Katrina only struck New Orleans with CAT 1 to 2 conditions, but structural flaws led to the levees failing. It wasn’t a “hurricane” that caused that mess, it was construction issues. Period. I don’t even need to get in to Nagin’s fun with buses, and Blanco blocking the Red Cross from going to the Superdome (while demanding Bush send the very supplies that the Red Cross had there, ready to hand out). Oh, and my favorite cherry on top was that despite all the race card nonsense that came out of that situation, white’s died at a disproportionately high rate in New Orleans, and blacks at a disproportionately low rate.

RightWinged on January 20, 2009 at 11:28 PM

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina.

I think you’re a few years late on that one, Chief. Maybe he thinks he can time travel, too.

Blacklake on January 20, 2009 at 11:38 PM

I am pretty sure Obama would not approve this. I hope the person gets named, they need to be publicly horsewhipped…along with Nicole Wallace.

The Race Card on January 20, 2009 at 7:55 PM

But THAT would be torture! And we know the Obamanation won’t stand for that.

john1schn on January 20, 2009 at 11:41 PM

On whitehouse.gov, there a few hidden URL’s in the source code.

this is one of them:
http://blog.youngpup.net/

his page starts off with a poem about Dick Cheney. It’s not flattering.

Vincenzo on January 20, 2009 at 11:56 PM

btw, i got that info from here:
http://dotnetperls.com/Content/whitehouse-gov-Site.aspx

Vincenzo on January 20, 2009 at 11:58 PM

Sorry, but Bush, by law could not assist in New Orleans until the Democratic Governor allowed it. Wonderful. The Obama Adminisration shows the same adherence to the truth that the Clinton Admin displayed.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on January 21, 2009 at 12:10 AM

What makes you think the Obama Administration and MSM have any interest in the truth? They haven’t been truthful about Katrina since it happened.

CrazyFool on January 21, 2009 at 12:44 AM

The last I checked, over $300,000 was spent for every man woman and child in NO by the Fed Gov’t. It seems that once you get your story out the sky is the limit!
How much more money do we need to spend on a national level for the sins of a natural disaster?
The fact that the people of NO are either too stupid or too corrupt to bring their way of life back with this kind of funding makes me wonder if we should have ever spent a single dime.
I mean really, how much milk do you really think this cow has… Evidently, more than you have milked already…

Babs on January 21, 2009 at 12:45 AM

Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims.

Read, totally stupid people… People that didn’t have two cents of intelligence and decided (in all their obesity) to leave the car parked outside their home and find out what a “real storm” was all about…
I can’t tell you how entertaining I found it to watch the brave and wonderful people of the coast guard lift the stupid people from their roofs!

Babs on January 21, 2009 at 2:43 AM

Why this attack?

Despite what many are saying, all will not be perfect despite the fact that a man of color was put in charge. And not because men of color are necessarily stupid or poor leaders.

Politics will continue to be played with lies, unfair attacks, bribes, race cards and other skullduggery.

The real stupidity lies in expecting anything but image polishing and poor management from the gang we put into power. Since reality is a teacher, a diversion will be necessary. So keeping the electorate happy will require a constant supply of Bush bashing and other tricks. We see the start here.

Much more will be needed. Take it away, MSNBC and the major media!

IlikedAUH2O on January 21, 2009 at 4:14 AM

All the Libs want to do is drag Bush behind the truck. I saw so much hatred yesterday for an outgoing President it made me sick to my gut. I pray no other National catastrophes occur but you watch when the next one comes how fast they’ll be to still blame Bush when he’s not even in office any longer.

johnnyU on January 21, 2009 at 4:44 AM

It’s the shape of things to come: no matter what goes wrong, no matter how long from now, it’s all Bush’s fault.

Repeat after them: it’s all Bush’s fault.

Paul_in_NJ on January 21, 2009 at 7:26 AM

Just like Pelosi said – Integrity and Civility. Riiiiight.

marklmail on January 21, 2009 at 7:57 AM

It’s gonna bea long, long four years folks… And with the wussification of folks like the HotAir crew and other so-called Conservatives we have no voices speaking to the lies and distortions of the Messiah and the radical MSM. Few, if any, sites / bloggs have any moral corage or gonads to defend Reagan principlas, core American values or attack the MSM with clarity and facts. The American people would listen if we had leaders, men of conviction… Against the tastless, classless radical left it should be easy…

Mark Garnett on January 21, 2009 at 9:11 AM

I guess we’ll know tomorrow if it’s still there.

Just checked. It’s still there. Definitely a deliberate swipe at Bush…not that I expected anything different from the BO gang.

sporkbender on January 21, 2009 at 10:08 AM

If it’s a swipe, it’s a well-aimed one. The federal response to Katrina was shameful…Bush placed incompetent cronies in cushy positions in FEMA. I guess he never thought they would be truly tested. That gamble didn’t pay off, did it?

Note the absence of ‘swipes’ at Bush over Iraq etc…

LimeyGeek on January 21, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Bush placed incompetent cronies in cushy positions in FEMA.

Incorrect assessment.

Mike Brown’s job was never to coordinate the response, a response that was delayed five days because of an incompetent Democrat Governor and a complete criminal idiot NO Mayor.

And the federal response is so much more than FEMA. FEMA has 2,000 employees for the entire country and they have to be ready to respond to other emergencies, should they happen.

There are dozens of federal agencies involved in a disaster like Katrina.

And you know why you never heard any problems occurring in Mississippi or Florida, areas that were hit harder than Louisiana?

Because they had competent state and local officials. The feds can’t do anything without them, they must have authorization from the state AND the locals know the area, stuff that can’t be learned in an instant when helicoptering in from Washington.

Jackass Mayor Nagin and Dingbat Kathleen Blanco were shameful. Place the blame where it belongs.

NoDonkey on January 21, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Jackass Mayor Nagin and Dingbat Kathleen Blanco were shameful. Place the blame where it belongs.

NoDonkey on January 21, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Plenty of blame to go around.

Although other states were indeed better managed than LA, the federal response, when needed, was pathetic.

I hope everyone learned a valuable lesson about relying on gubmint….but I doubt it.

LimeyGeek on January 21, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Well, Katrina and those that didn’t heed warnings and help themselves are at the epicenter of ‘hope and change’.
Why practice personal responsibility when you can wait for the government to bail you out?

HornetSting on January 21, 2009 at 11:48 AM

LimeyGeek on January 21, 2009 at 11:12 AM

I was in California during the Northridge Earthquake. FEMA response there sucked eggs, to be charitable. But that’s part and parcel with the whole Federal thing…the Feds are supposed to supplement, not supplant, local resources.

If you believe FEMA’s response was pathetic, consider that it was being used for a purpose that it wasn’t designed for…

JohnTant on January 21, 2009 at 1:56 PM