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NY Times: Rollout Failure is Obama's Katrina
« on: November 14, 2013, 07:57:58 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/11/14/NY-Times-Rollout-Failure-is-Obama-s-Katrina

NY Times: Rollout Failure is Obama's Katrina
by John Sexton 14 Nov 2013, 3:02 PM PDT

Michael Shear has a news analysis piece out today which compares President Obama to President Bush and more specifically to his response to hurricane Katrina. Shear goes on to say that Obama has lost American's trust and is, to some degree, reaping what he sowed:

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    Barack Obama won the presidency by exploiting a political environment that devoured George W. Bush in a second term plagued by sinking credibility, failed legislative battles, fractured world relations and revolts inside his own party.

    Mr. Obama is now threatened by a similar toxic mix. The disastrous rollout of his health care law not only threatens the rest of his agenda but has also raised questions about his competence in the same way that the Bush administration’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina undermined any semblance of Republican efficiency.


Shear notes Obama's newly humble tone in today's presser (captured nicely by this Politico highlight clip) but says earning back trust will be difficult. Shear writes "surveys suggest that his reserve of good will among the public is running dry." The piece ends with a response from the White House which fails to really grapple with the situation:

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Mr. Obama’s top aides also reject the comparison to the latter half of Mr. Bush’s second term. They say Americans lost confidence in Mr. Bush because of a botched disaster recovery and a long and deadly war, while Mr. Obama is struggling to extend health care to millions of people who do not have it.


This assumes, does it not, that President Bush intended to botch the Hurricane Katrina response. But what if he meant well but was let down by subordinates, a hostile media and local officials in the opposite party not doing what he expected them to do? Isn't that pretty much the story the White House has been selling on the Obamacare rollout?

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Re: NY Times: Rollout Failure is Obama's Katrina
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 08:00:14 PM »
Hopefully, it is more like Obama's Dinosauer-extinction Asteroid.
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Re: NY Times: Rollout Failure is Obama's Katrina
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 08:28:30 PM »
"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job," ...

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Re: NY Times: Rollout Failure is Obama's Katrina
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 08:34:26 PM »
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This assumes, does it not, that President Bush intended to botch the Hurricane Katrina response. But what if he meant well but was let down by subordinates, a hostile media and local officials in the opposite party not doing what he expected them to do? Isn't that pretty much the story the White House has been selling on the Obamacare rollout?

Bush didn't botch anything at all with Katrina but the Democrat Governor of Louisiana and the Mayor of New Orleans sure as hell did and badly!
 
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Re: NY Times: Rollout Failure is Obama's Katrina
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 08:39:30 PM »
Bush didn't botch anything at all with Katrina but the Democrat Governor of Louisiana and the Mayor of New Orleans sure as hell did and badly!

I was going to say........ Bush tried to work with them ahead of time and they basically told him to bug off.  He also did not steal the money that was earmarked (I hate earmarks) to fix the canals - you know the ones that failed.  and he did not negatively affect 1/6 of the danged nations economy.
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