Monday, September 12, 2005
Katrina: Dean on Bush & Federal Response
Absolutely the best I have ever seen Howard Dean. Watch. He delivers a devastating message clearly and effectively and, most importantly, looks measured and calm doing it. He takes Wolf Blitzer's baiting and effectively blames bush for his failings as President. Not that Katrina is Bush's fault, not that Bush is racist—Bush is classist. Bush doesn't care about you if you're not in the top 20 percent no matter what color you are.* If he can lead a charge that looks like this for the next few years, we will be looking good in 2006 and 2008.
Seriously, if he was this smooth two years ago, he'd be President.
* I believe this is not only a great attack, but I believe it's true. Like Howard says, the President might be a nice man, but his policies are callous to a fault and leave out (or actively screw) 80 percent of the country. And he silently condones actions in his party (even on his behalf) that ARE racist. I think Bush really does want to advance minorites and everyone in this country—once they start making six-figures. Those are the only people he's ever known and the only people he can relate to. He goes to bed every night with a clear conscience that he is helping all Americans. It's just that it's only the ones like him. Rich.