Far-Right Rewrites of Recent Events–Rabid Partisanship or Abject Stupidity: Item 1
Writing for Nation of Change, Rebecca Leber reports that, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling, 29 percent of Louisiana Republicans place the primary blame for the government’s inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina on President Obama; 28 percent placed the primary blame on President Bush; and 44 percent have indicated that they are unsure which of the presidents was more to blame.
So 73 percent of Louisiana Republicans believe that Obama was more to blame for Katrina than Bush was or as much to blame as Bush was.
Given that Hurricane Katrina occurred more than three years before Obama was even elected to the presidency, these results are a testament either to the inability of those on the Far Right to pass up any opportunity to attribute blame to Obama or to their inability to recall accurately the timeline of a recent catastrophe that stands not only…
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