beretta24 wrote:Some of y'all are reading too much into that poll and some are giving the average citizen too much credit.
Wait 10 years and if a Repub is president ask the same question in LA regarding Sandy. What do you think the results will look like?
The comparison would be asking the people of NEW JERSEY. Right now if you asked the people in California about Sandy, they would probably say Sandy who? You ask the people that lived through Sandy and they will never forget.
The poll has 44% that are "not sure" and it didn't even give the option for neither, why?
How do you answer this question if you are 100% sure that it is neither?
The purpose of this poll is so obvious, but the people of LA did not fall for it. Blame Bush and when they didn't the morons try to spin it like the people of LA didn't remember they devastation of Katrina or who was President at the time. It is ridiculous, but that's what it takes to be a committed loyal Democrat voter because if not, Ray Nagin was wildly more responsible than any Republican for the people of New Orleans and the Democrats reelected him. Now that to me seems like true ignorance. At least the incompetent Mary Landrieu did not get reelected, but if it were up to the Democrats only, I'm sure she would have despite her failures as governor were wildly more responsible for the failures related to Katrina than anyone in Washington.
Responsibility is bottom up, the individuals knew that such a hurricane was possible. Those that took responsibility did as fine as can be expected. Those that looked to Washington like the Nagin and Landrieu supporters, well, they got what they should have expected when you put your faith in politicians. There are plenty of people like that in LA, most of them were at the Superdome bitching about the federal response and not out busting their ass to recover from the disaster.
A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. A politician looks for the success of his party; a statesman for that of the country. The statesman wished to steer, while the politician was satisfied to drift.