I hate to be the cynic. But let me suggest another possibility. Those Democrats praising Bush's Thursday speech are doing so as part of a bit of cynical Kabuki theater.Aother influential ex-blogger who was responsible for me launching this blog said,
I think they're praising him because he's behaving precisely like a good Democrat should. Lots of spending, lots of empathy. Soft head, empty wallet.Yet another blogger said,
I dunno. I think it's a trick.Let's hear the latest from Donna Brazile as told to her friend, Cindy Adams:
I'M a woman, 45 years old, whose birth certificate says "Negro," and I was Al Gore's campaign manager. With all that layin' on top of me, I thought nothin' could ever scare me.TAGS: Donna Brazile, President Bush, Katrina relief, race card
No difficulty with anyone putting up a casino, but the levee problem, which has been with us for centuries, never got fixed.
Right now we need a president who will help. He's helping. I'm so grateful. Poverty and misery is humbling. I'm humbled to the core that this administration is helping the poorest of the poor. Why beat up on a president who's helping? When I'm calling around for willing hands, I'm not worrying about party affiliation.
Kicking people who are working 24/7 to bring assistance? I don't think so. When I needed to relocate my family, some of whom were sick and on welfare, when I needed to find them housing, white people opened their hearts and homes. A Red Cross volunteer found my father. I've seen Anne Rice's house. It's in 5 feet of water. People, white and black, are reaching out to one another. If the government didn't act quickly, the people acted quickly. It's no time to play the race card.
Look, I know who I am. I know my only power is my mouth. I have been known to upset people. And I used what I had because Katrina was an equal-opportunity destroyer.
Girl, I only tell you, I applaud this president for stepping up.