Much of what happened Tuesday in Washington, DC was historic, and much of it was incredibly low-rent. I’m trying to decide which trumps the other as the legacy of the day, and I still haven’t made up my mind. I’m leaning toward the latter, especially now that I read stuff like this, which, by the way, is now posted on the official White House website:
President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.
Stay classy, Obama administration.
Oh, and by the way, FEMA got a chance to practice their response capabilities so Obama can “avoid catastrophic failures in emergency planning,” because DC was declared a disaster area for the inauguration in order to get enough money to put on all of Obama’s pomp and circumstance (seriously, it was declared a disaster area). So essentially, President Bush ordered FEMA to declare DC a disaster area so that Obama could mock Bush for misusing FEMA. You just can’t make this stuff up!
At the inauguration, there were shots taken at President Bush from the podium that were cheap, and in many ways unprecedented — yes, even for Democrats at inaugurations.
The kind of thing in the video below should garner an official apology from Obama on behalf of some of his rude, ignorant and mentally challenged minions. But that will never happen, because Obama is too busy telling his hope-notized followers to be more polite to radical Muslims who want us dead than to one of our own former presidents: