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It was Bush’s Fault!

Prosecutors recently indicted Former Democratic Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, on charges of bribery, money laundering and more. Ray Nagin was mayor of NOLA during the Hurricane Katrina event, and was front and center in the “Katrina-was-Bush’s-fault” aftermath.

Rush Limbaugh affectionately refers to the former mayor as “School Bus” Ray Nagin, for the fact that thousands of city school buses were idled at the bus yard not being used to shuttle residents out despite Federal and State officials issuing an evacuation days before landfall. Oh well, I guess it was Bush’s fault.

After Katrina, the media, and the left’s political machine thrust Nagin into the spotlight where he demanded that the Feds “get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get their asses moving to New Orleans.” I guess school buses can’t take people over the age of 18. Those people require the comforts and amenities only a Greyhound bus can provide whilst trying to flee the aftermath of a deadly hurricane; Once again, its Bush’s fault.

Nagin further proclaimed that NOLA would become a “chocolate city” as they rebuild bigger, better, and apparently with a sweet confection (take that Hershey, PA.) I guess the lack of all cities being made of chocolate is also Bush’s fault. I don’t even want to get started on what the media would have to say if the Mayor of Boise, ID proclaimed that he would be rebuilding his city out of Ivory.

So, while the city tried to become the first one of sweet deliciousness he was also accepting bribes and freebies for his family business in the rebuilding effort in NOLA. Prosecutors also charged him with accepting payoffs for handing out city contracts, and getting vacations, limousines, and even cell phone service paid for by local businessmen.

NOLA, of course, was also home to Representative William Jefferson – the Democratic representative who ordered the National Guard to whisk him, and his freezer, away in a helicopter. Why his freezer? Because there was $90,000 in cold, hard cash (literally) in there. The cash was only part of the half-million dollar bribery scheme he was a part of to negotiate business deals in Africa, for which he received a 13-year Federal prison sentence.

Corruption seems to be a way of life for some politicians, and those in New Orleans seem to be taking the mantle of corrupt politician very seriously. From Huey Long and the rise of the Louisiana political machine there has never been a lack of corrupt politicians in the city of NOLA – and unfortunately for the left, they cannot blame it on Bush.

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7 comments

  1. This does not actually clean up the city. indict one and there are 50 ready to replace him. Drive out one demon and there are 7 demons, even worse than the first to come in. The corruption in the cities of this nation is like the black mold growing in the houses after the flood. You can’t get rid of it by treating the surface. You have to tear everything out and get to the bare studs. We have allowed politicians to become an elite class or political class. We have to end this. Time for major reform. from the local school boards to national legislators.

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  2. Though one day changes to another, human nature simply repeats it’s very nature over and over again. The Lord Almighty said it best, That Man is at his very nature Bad. As much as we, as citizens of this great country, would like to believe things here, that our politicians, that our government are above the very evils that inflict all other countries, it just isn’t true. Our government is just as bad as any other man made government. Subject to the same Greed, Selfishness, Pride, Hate, Lies, Stealing from its citizens as all others of this world. Ours just goes about it with more sophistication and manipulation, exploiting all the resources at it’s disposal. Resources we, the citizens pay for with our tacit approval. And that’s because the average citizen couldn’t care less as long as their own respective little lives are not impacted to the point they can;t ignore it. We too suffer from the same things as our government does. Truth and change can only come from our Father above. Just sayin’……..

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  3. @Jerry, I have read a few of your replies on this article and others and would like to use some of your wording if you don’t mind. You have done a masterful job relaying my feelings in words much better than I could formulate on my own. I will give you credit for the quote as Jerry.

    Concise and to the point. Not glamorous just simple hard truth even if most won’t admit it. We are a Christian nation.

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  4. @Jerry, I have read a few of your replies on this article and others and would like to use some of your wording if you don’t mind. You have done a masterful job relaying my feelings in words much better than I could formulate on my own. I will give you credit for the quotes as Jerry.

    Concise and to the point. Not glamorous just simple hard truth even if most won’t admit it. We are a Christian nation.

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  5. The ironic part of the whole story is the Superdome. It was designated a shelter. A shelter has to have enough food,water,cots, blankets, medical supplies and security for a disaster such as Katrina. Nagin was responsible as the Mayor for it all and never was called for his dereliction of duty.

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