Hurricane Katrina remembered

Published 7:23 pm Friday, September 3, 2010

Tonight I watched the documentary “5 years later.” Watching this again after five years has brought back lots of sad memories of how people can be so cruel to each other regardless of race.

It was sad to see how so many people had to try and survive in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, without food or water for so many days.

Yes, those images were heartbreaking.

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But the real heartbreak was how our government responded to this emergency. Five days past before anyone from the government even acknowledged that the people in the Gulf even needed help and even then they came down there for only photo ops and to pat each other on the backs saying things like “good job, Brownie”, and finding out later that Brownie was not even qualified for the job of managing FEMA.

People died from not having food and water and medical help for no reason when this is suppose to be the greatest country in the world and we take care of our own.

This was not the case during Hurricane Katrina. We had government officials saying that they were not aware of how bad things had gotten during and after the storm yet every news network in the country was reporting on this story nightly, so I’m suppose to believe that nobody in Washington has or watches television?

I’m sure that I and my wife were not the only ones watching this documentary tonight and we remember who was in charge of this country when this horrific storm took place and we will vote accordingly in November of this year.

Not to say that the party in power at this time is any better, but at least we know that they are trying to change things.

So all you tea party supporters and Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin lovers remember one thing: Whenever Hurricane what-ever comes through your town, just remember how fast you get help from these people. Yes, they want your vote, but they want to remember who you are the next day and they want come to your aid when something like a Katrina comes along.

Now listen don’t get me wrong. I know that all politicians tell you what you want to hear and make promises they can’t keep. But if any of you that read this think for one moment that Palin, Beck, Gingrich or any of these other hate-spewers are looking out for your best interest, you need to pull your head out of the sand and wake-up!

Clifford Gordon Jr.Bainbridge, Ga.