Because as near as I can tell, the most lasting long-term consequence of it was that Louisiana went from being a largely Democratic state to an unquestionably Republican one. It’s almost as if, the closer you get to New Orleans, the more disgusted that people got with the Democratic party of Louisiana…
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Paying it back:
Seven years after Katrina destroyed neighborhoods, killed more than 1,800 people and caused some $108 billion in damage, many of the people caught in its crosshairs are reaching into their wallets and cupboards to try to bring relief to the Atlantic Coast.
Church groups, nonprofits, City Hall and individuals in New Orleans and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast have begun sending care packages, donating money and staging volunteers for the clean-up and recovery efforts.
Good on them. Particularly since the recovery is… not going so well in New York.
In the middle of complaining about the President’s curiously limited visit to New Orleans, Washington Post opinion columnist Eugene Robinson wrote:
It was stunning that he would spend only a few hours on the ground and that he wouldn’t set foot in Mississippi or Alabama at all.
- Mississippi, 2008 result: 56% McCain, 43% Obama
- Alabama, 2008 result: 60% McCain, % Obama [My glitch, folks: sorry.]
Not really, no.
PS: Louisiana is part of a critical bit of Democratic mythology (How the Right Wing Left Black People to Die), so it needs to get at least a little attention. Provided that it can be also used to push something truly important, such as pushing the Democratic health care rationing bill.
Crossposted to RedState.