Seven Years Ago

I'm very interested in seeing how Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal handles this crisis; if anything goes wrong, I'm sure they'll find a Democrat to blame. Seven years ago, Katrina blew a huge hole in the American psyche. That hole hasn't been filled in, not by a long shot.

These kinds of storms have an impact on the poor that most people don't realize. When you're barely getting by, and when you have to face several days of massive rain and possible flooding, what little you have becomes more precarious. Unfortunately, we live in a time when it is fashionable to believe that the poor have too much going for them are are living off benefits that are far too generous already.

This push and pull nonsense between the government and Red State governors has brought a lot of misery to the southern United States. And now this storm? It could end horribly, and no one is prepared to deal with the consequences of poverty and the original abandonment of the poor, which happened as soon as someone figured out this was all the fault of some hapless Democratic governor.

Bobby Jindal won't be blamed for anything this time around; denying the poor everything under the sun is how things are done now.