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Friday, September 02, 2005

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Blames War for Slow Response to Katrina

On this post, Soul asked where are the Democrats? Below is a reponse from one of them.

Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) lambasted the Administration's slow response and lack of action to help the Gulf Coast communities destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

"The slow response to the needs of the people in the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina is inexcusable. We had several days advance notice that the Hurricane was coming, but where was the preparedness? Why weren't the hospitals, schools, and seniors evacuated immediately? Is this is an example of the Administration's idea of homeland security? If so, we are in trouble.

"If ever anyone doubted that there were two Americas, this disaster has made this division clear. The victims have largely been poor and black. The devastation from Hurricane Katrina only underscores the disastrous consequences of the Administration's failure to take even the most basic steps to alleviate poverty in the United States. The Administration can not ignore this reality.

Where are the black Republicans? Do they still think that the Republican Party care about black people and this is a Party that we should support? This catastrophe shows that there is such a thing as the lesser of two evils...

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