Departing from his prepared remarks, he mentioned the Stafford Act, which requires communities receiving federal disaster relief to contribute 10 percent as much as the federal government does.
Obama, as he was then, pointed out that this requirement was waived in
the case of New York and Florida because the people there were
considered to be "part of the American family." But the people in New
Orleans -- predominantly black -- "they don't care about as much,"
according to Barack Obama.
If you want to know what community
organizers do, this is it -- rub people's emotions raw to hype their
resentments. And this was Barack Obama in his old community organizer
role, a role that should have warned those who thought that he was
someone who would bring us together, when he was all too well practiced
in the arts of polarizing us apart.
Why is the date of this speech
important? Because, less than two weeks earlier, on May 24, 2007, the
United States Senate had in fact voted 80-14 to waive the Stafford Act
requirement for New Orleans, as it had waived that requirement for New
York and Florida. More federal money was spent rebuilding New Orleans
than was spent in New York after 9/11 and in Florida after hurricane
But Obama wanted to call people racist, and uncaring about the poor, so he lied.
And, to make this crap even better,
Unlike Jeremiah Wright's church, the U.S. Senate keeps a record of who
was there on a given day. The Congressional Record for May 24, 2007
shows Senator Barack Obama present that day and voting on the bill that
waived the Stafford Act requirement. Moreover, he was one of just 14
Senators who voted against -- repeat, AGAINST -- the legislation which
included the waiver.
Miserable, corrupt, lying little bastard.