One of the worst things about Obama? His supporters. It's one thing to work oneself into a schoolgirl's ecstatic frenzy over his very presence, but the classless chanting of "na-na na-na, na-na na-na, hey-hey-hey, goodbye!" when outgoing President Bush appeared was completely disgusting.
What's that you say? That was just his supporters and not Obama himself? Well...
President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.That's from the fucking new whitehouse.gov web site. It's apparently now official US Government policy to publicly excoriate a past president for the abject failures of state and local governments. And in the likely event that the page disappears down the memory hole:
President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration's "unconscionable ineptitude" in responding to Hurricane Katrina...
And to think I was willing to give them a chance. Less than 24 hours in and I already despise this new administration.
A kibitz from Mark:
Obama Irony alert. The very day that his tech lackeys posted the above, and Joseph Lowery reminded us that whites have yet to embrace right (I guess electing The One isn't enough)... The One declared by
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2009, a National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, and call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century.