According to a Public Policy Polling survey, 29 percent of Louisiana Republicans say President Obama is more to blame for the botched executive branch response to Hurricane Katrina while just 28 percent blamed George W. Bush. A plurality of 44 percent said they were unsure who was more responsible. Let that sink in for a second while we enjoy a moment of quiet.
Still letting that sink in.
Alright, are you ready? Ok, let’s examine this. Hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coasts in late August of 2005.
The fifth year of the first decade of the 21st century.
At the time, President George W. Bush was in his fifth year of his Presidency, having just been reelected in 2004.
At the time, Barack Obama had just been elected to serve as a U.S. Senator in 2004, and he was six months into his service on Capital Hill.
At the time, SENATOR Barack Obama had no input, authority or control over executive branch functions. The person who did was President George W. Bush.
And yet, eight years later, Louisiana Republicans blame Barack Obama for the actions he supposedly took as President in 2005. That damn Obama!!!! Always using his dastardly time machine to make Republican Presidents look bad.
Iran Contra? That was Obama.
Poppy Bush throwing up on the Japanese Prime Minister’s lap? Husseiny Osama Obama.
President Ford falling down airplane steps? Obama tripped him.
So either Republicans are so stupid and so detached from reality that they think Obama actually was President in 2005, or they are so enraged that whenever any question of any sort is asked of them, whether the question be “How are you?” or “Do you root for the Dallas Cowboys?,” their answer always is “OBBBBBAAAMAMMMAMA!!!!! Damn that radical black christian muslim socialist!!!!!”