No I’m forreal.
Former FEMA Director Michael Brown offered criticism of President Obama’s early responses to Hurricane Sandy yesterday, including a dig at the administration’s response to last month’s attack in Libya.
Yesterday, ahead of the storm’s pummeling of the eastern seaboard, Brown gave an interview to the local alternative paper, the Denver Westword, on how he believed the Obama administration was responding to Sandy too quickly and that Obama had spoken to the press about Sandy’s potential effect too early.
Brown turned then to a reliable right-wing attack on the President’s response to the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi that killed four Americans:
“One thing he’s gonna be asked is, why did he jump on [the hurricane] so quickly and go back to D.C. so quickly when in…Benghazi, he went to Las Vegas?” Brown says. “Why was this so quick?… At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question…. This is like the inverse of Benghazi.”
How are you even relevant to this situation? And how does one react TOO quickly to a natural disaster? Hatin-ass heauxs and shenanigans all up and through.
And how is Libya relevant at all? It was a tragic situation in Libya, but it was literally out of the blue. Then you have reports coming in every whichaway that have to be deciphered before you can find out the truth of the matter and react. Even damn Condoleeza Rice says all those fire-breathing Repugnantblicans need to take several seats and let the relevant agencies do what they do without drawing erroneous conclusions.
This was a hurricane. We literally saw it coming hundreds of miles away and days in advance. It’s totally common to declare a location a “disaster area” before the disaster actually comes to give a heads-up and start mobilizing resources. So many irrelevant mouths are opening, saying Obama is just grandstanding for his campaign and playing at being President. I mean, damn, if he does something one way he’s a horrible president and if he does it amazingly, he’s just playing at being president.
Even still, even with all that, if you were the director behind FEMA’s deplorable inaction in the wake of Katrina, would you ever, in your life, utter any words whatsoever in relation to a hurricane? I wouldn’t want to give people the opportunity to point out how much I sucked when it was my job to do something! I would be hiding under a rock right now avoiding all press. I certainly wouldn’t be giving statements and interviews criticizing someone else’s response. You would not see me anywhere near this hurricane. The words Hurricane Sandy, hurricane, Sandy, weather, disaster, FEMA, or anything remotely associated with this event would never cross my lips. I’m not ordering a Blue Hurricane on vacation next summer JUST IN CASE somebody in earshot knows who I am.
And he wants to open his mouth and talk reckless about somebody else being TOO prepared…