Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's not the partisanship that bugs me....

...when thinking about the obvious political slap the Obama administration has given to Texas.


It's that there's so little effort to provide evidence to the contrary. In the past, when things didn't go Texas' way, the InterLeft typically replied with "well, if you had voted for us this would be different." And they were right. On political decisions such as the Space Shuttle, monies to build Obama's green economy fantasy land and high-speed rail system, politics certainly played a role. Just as they always have. You don't think there was anything political behind George W. Bush's energy policy meeting with oil companies? To the victor go the spoils and all of that.

The difference here is that we're talking about people's lives and livelihoods that have been taken away due to no fault of their own. A force majeur, natural disaster, act of God, call it what you want, the wildfires were a disaster.

A disaster that doesn't differentiate between progressive or conservative, between red or blue. Our government shouldn't either.

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