Seems as if everything President Obama touches turns out to be his Katrina. Zap and we have plagues, shootings, and natural and man made disasters. I like and respect our president enormously, I think he's bright and talented, but I'm not sure he deserves all the credit the right-wing media gives him.
Gulf Oil Spill. Rush Limbaugh, Fox, the Drudge Report and The Washington Times have fought for first place in the Absurdity Class. The worst oil spill in the history of our nation's oil history is "Obama's Katrina" they claim. Overlooked is the little matter that British Petroleum " reportedly led the Obama administration to believe that the spill was much less severe than it actually was."
H1N1 Flu. Stories in the Scripps-Howard News Service and on a Kansas City Star blog referred to "Obama's Katrina." A panel on a TV station in Washington, D.C. discussed whether or not the flu was "Obama's Katrina." Rush Limbaugh "stated that the H1N1 vaccine shortage 'ought to be Obama's Katrina,' but won't because they have to protect the little man-child.'"
Fort Hood shootings. Human Events' Wooley posted an article entitled "Fort Hood could be "Obama's Katrina."
Kentucky Ice storms. The Confederate Yankee asserted under the title "'Obama's 'Katrina on Ice'"
Haiti. A Wall Street Journal op-ed was titled "'Haiti: Obama's Katrina.'" In a January 17 post, Flopping Aces asked in a headline, "'Does Obama Hate the People of Haiti?'" The article mentioned the criticisms of Bush after Katrina for his lack of response and asked: "'Does Obama hate the people of Haiti?'"
The GM bankruptcy, the Christmas Day underwear bomber and the Chicago housing policies were all "Obama's Katrina."
The amazing thing is, the media from the right can't seem to convince half-way intelligent Americans, which is most of us, that these absurd characterizations have any merit . Only the right-wingers perpetuate the myth.