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Storm Hits Kentucky, FEMA Absent, Media Silent

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 3:13 am - February 2, 2009.
Filed under: Katrina Disaster,Media Bias

Days after a major storm hits, the death toll remains unknown, relief has still not reached areas impacted by the disaster. People are running short of food, some homes uninhabitable.  Many people are complaining about the slow response “from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.” The president hasn’t visited the region.

Sound like Katrina in 2005.  Well, it’s Kentucky this week.  Oh, and another thing the Bluegrass state disaster has is in common with Hurricane Katrina: the state hit hardest had a Democratic governor at the time of the catastrophe.

And yet, where’s the media giving us minute-by-minute coverage of how bad things are and how much wanting the federal response?

Recall, four years ago, how up in arms they were when then-President Bush didn’t react forcefully enough to the tsunami that lashed south Asia? Well, while this disaster is not nearly as catastrophic, according to the White House, all that President Obama has done is to sign statements declaring the state a disaster area.

No public statement of support (at least not as I write this). Shouldn’t the media be outraged? Shouldn’t we be outraged at his indifference?

Oh yea, he’s a Democrat and is, by definition, compassionate. It’s just Republicans who are heartless.

(H/t Instapundit.)

UPDATE:  The Anchoress asks “why isn’t the president down there, hugging people? Why was he schmoozing congress with steak dinners* while people were suffering?” Read the whole thing.

Instapundit reader C.J. Burch observes, “What Katrina taught the media was that they could hurt Bush by lying. What 2008 taught them was that they could help Obama by not reporting at all. What will 2009 teach them? I shudder to think.”

UPDATE FROM Bruce (GayPatriot): Where is the outrage from Kanye West and Spike Lee?  What does Barack Obama have against poor white people in Kentucky?!?!

UP-UPDATE FROM Dan: Bruce, have you noted that none of our critics in the comments section have taken issue with my basic point about the Administration’s lackluster response to the disaster and the MSM’s silence?

UP-UP-UPDATE from Bruce (GP): Dan….. and this surprises you, how?   The basic strategy that liberals use in public discourse is to avoid the original question, then lie and then make up new facts and then revise history.  Our critics do it well.

UP-UP-UP-UPDATE from Dan Steve Gill asks, “where is President Obama?

While millions are struggling were struggling with the dangerous and deadly icy conditions President Obama had the thermostat in the Oval Office cranked up like a “hothouse” growing orchids. On Thursday — while millions in Tennessee and Kentucky did not have access to shelter or food — Obama hosted a cocktail party at the White House and served up fancy martinis and an appetizer menu that featured mouthwatering wagyu steak costing $100 a pound.

He also wonders where’s the outrage?



  1. It’s comical how liberals just assume things. Of course liberal Democrats are more giving because they ‘care ” more about the downtrodden.
    WRONG. Another study that says conservative Republicans give more than leftists Democrats. Dems are just plain frauds. They talk a good game but man, they don’t give, they don’t pay taxes. It seems they are a bunch of loud mouthed “do as I say, not as I do” creeps. Kinda like ALGORE, J F Kerry, Ted Kennedy, you get the idea.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — February 2, 2009 @ 10:49 pm - February 2, 2009

  2. Of course liberal Democrats are more giving because they ‘care ” more about the downtrodden.

    Note to Boob: It’s not charity when you steal it from others.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — February 2, 2009 @ 11:27 pm - February 2, 2009

  3. Obama in office a few days + Kentucky = Obama’s fault.
    Bush in office for months + 9/11 = Clinton’s fault.
    You guys are absolute jokes. And not all that funny.
    Why don’t you link some relief agencies while you’re discussing Kentucky? Thousand points of light and all….lmao.

    Comment by jimmy — February 3, 2009 @ 3:02 am - February 3, 2009

  4. Um, Jimmy, why don’t you actually address the point of the post? We never said it was Obama’s fault. We are faulting his reaction. And the hypocrisy of the media in not calling him to account.

    Comment by GayPatriotWest — February 3, 2009 @ 3:39 am - February 3, 2009

  5. Obama in office a few days + Kentucky = Obama’s fault.
    Bush in office for months + 9/11 = Clinton’s fault.
    You guys are absolute jokes.

    Clearly Chairman Obama can’t control the weather, much to many liberal’s chagrin. Nice to now you at least know that. Nothing can be done to stop it. Make sure you tell Algore.

    HOWEVER, lord BJ had ample opportunity to put the kibosh on bin Laden and al-Qaida if he had wanted to. Problem was that he didn’t want to because he was screwing interns while sucking the cocks of garbage that would rather see 9/11 happen than to hurt the feelings of “those brown people”.

    Sorry. Bush received a very vague PDB. BJ received requests to apprehend and/or kill bin Laden. Now, tell me again which one didn’t give a shit???

    While your at it, please explain to me how stealing documents and poking Chris Wallace does a damn thing to protect the country.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — February 3, 2009 @ 5:21 am - February 3, 2009

  6. Anderson was in his warm and dry studio last night. Maybe he hates poor white people in Kentucky like President Obama must.

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — February 3, 2009 @ 10:14 am - February 3, 2009

  7. My goodness, the leftwingnuts certainly are cranky. They spent eight years educating the nation on how to blame Bush for everything and getting the “nattering nabobs of negativism” to howl incessantly and now they cry and whimper when the students demonstrate what they have learned.

    My car acquired a huge repair bill yesterday. This is a depression worse than the days of Noah and the flood and Big Oil has kept me from owning a perpetual motion machine that enhances the environment and creates excess energy when I drive it and feeds the poor and cures cancer. I can only wait by the mailbox for the government check and look to government for solutions to all of life’s big problems and petty annoyances. Hey, look! There is a piece of litter by my mailbox. I will have to go call 911 and have someone come by and pick it up.

    If they don’t come soon, I will call Obama and he will Organize them into action. Hoo-ray for Hollywood, we have finally got the nation we deserve.

    Comment by heliotrope — February 3, 2009 @ 10:29 am - February 3, 2009

  8. Hollywood´s limosine liberals drive down to the inner city once a year to dish out turkey platters at the to the homeless on Thanksgiving Day and in that they feel that they have done their charitable duty for the year.

    Comment by Roberto — February 3, 2009 @ 10:55 am - February 3, 2009

  9. In the winter of either 94 or 96 (can’t remember which), the midwest and east were hit with subzero temperatures and ice storms. In local papers and on local newscasts, stories about people freezing to death were covered. But not in the national papers or networks. No, there were house fires in California, fires that didn’t kill a single human being, but since they were big celebrity houses in California, the fires got all the press.

    Comment by rightwingprof — February 3, 2009 @ 12:04 pm - February 3, 2009

  10. #57 – I think it was a pop singer who castigated the Libtard Elites by reminding them that “charity is a coat you wear only twice a year.”

    Scribes, Pharisees and Hypocrites = the DNC

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — February 3, 2009 @ 5:59 pm - February 3, 2009

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  12. what you fail to understand is that rich liberals aren’t as selfish as rich conservatives.

    Which is why the Obama Party seems stuffed to the gills with rich liberals who skip out on their taxes.

    If bob were consistent, he would be blasting these selfish pigs. But once again, bob isn’t consistent; he’s merely an Obama shill who will do and support whatever the Obama Party tells him.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — February 3, 2009 @ 10:47 pm - February 3, 2009

  13. Joe Biden said an increase in the tax rate for the top tier would be patriotic. Maybe Geithner, Daschle and Killefer were just waiting for an opportunity to be patriotic.

    Comment by Roberto — February 4, 2009 @ 2:00 pm - February 4, 2009

  14. Roberto, it was also Hillary who said (I mean SHRIEKED) that dissent was patriotic too. So just call me Sam Adams.

    And pour one for me too. Patriotism is hard work.

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — February 4, 2009 @ 2:24 pm - February 4, 2009

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