Anyone who had bothered reading the right wing blogs four years ago would have known that Barack Hussein Obama was, and is nothing but a resentful race pimp with a huge chip on his shoulder (who was very open in his praise of Jeremiah Wright as well)! Despite being buffoons, black “leaders” like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton actually paved the way for Barack Obama. Our current White House occupant is nothing more than a slicker version of those two men, as this video shows.
In this clip, you’ll see Obama riling up the audience in an Ebonics accent, by complaining about how New Orleans was still not rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina, and thereby implying that white racism was to blame. Never mind that the Governor at the time was Kathleen Blanco, an incompetent Democrat who didn’t want the feds taking control of the evacuation effort. And let’s not forget whining Mayor Ray Nagin who never bothered using the city’s buses to evacuate his people. Instead he demanded Greyhound buses in a profanity laced rant. Yet despite all this incompetence, Obama blamed white racism. Yeah right!
You’ll also notice that Obama brought up the the Stafford Act, and how it was not waived for the people of New Orleans, which is a blatant lie.
I noted yesterday that in his 2007 speech in Hampton, Virginia, Barack Obama falsely claimed that the Stafford Act had not been waived for relief money appropriated to help New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Stafford Act requires that, absent a waiver, localities match a percentage of the money they receive in federal assistance.
Obama’s claim was false. A few weeks before Obama gave his Hampton speech, Congress had waived the Stafford Act in connection with $6.9 billion in federal aid for New Orleans.
But it gets worse for Obama. Neo-neocon points out that Obama was one of 14 Senators who voted against the waiver of the Stafford Act. So not only was Obama’s complaint false, it was one he would have lacked standing to raise, given his vote on the issue.
Now, Obama voted against the Stafford Act waiver because it was part of a bill providing funds for the war effort in Iraq. Apparently, Obama’s desire to make sure the surge failed and we lost to al Qaeda in Iraq trumped his concern for the good people of New Orleans. Or maybe it was all posturing, Obama’s specialty, since he knew the money would go to Iraq and the Stafford Act would be waived regardless of how he voted.
And of course Obama went on about how it was the government’s job to teach the residents of N.O. how to rebuild their city, and that it was their job invest in city businesses. Anyway, here’s the video.