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by jhwygirl

I’ve suspected as much for the last eight years (at least).

From the New York Times:

“I pledge that tomorrow night, and if necessary, throughout our convention if necessary, to act as Americans not Republicans, because America needs us now no matter whether we are Republican or Democrat.”

by jhwygirl

Maverick McCain seems to think they should.

Just how much of a “maverick” is McCain? Just how much “in control” is he of the party? How beholden is he to Republican party interests (like having a convention party over the interests of an impending national disaster)?

As Gustav nears the coast, it is expected to strengthen to a Category 5 – the same as deadly Katrina of 2005. Mayor Nagin is calling it the “mother of all storms” and millions are being evacuated from Houston to Alabama.

Yep, it sure is more important for the Republican party’s electeds and delegates of Texas and Louisiana and Mississippi and Alabama to be up there making the social rounds in St. Paul rather than tending to their state’s needs down in Gustav’s path.

Here we are, three years later, and the levee system has yet to be fixed. You’d think the Republicans would want to avoid being blown off of front pages and television screens by coverage of flooding and sandbagging of a woefully under-protected and failing infrastructure system.

Under-protected 3 years later, because of who? Protecting New Orleans is in the national security interests of the entire U.S., folks…and the Bush Administration has done little to see that the job has been done.

Oh – and better fill up your tanks: While the Gulf of Mexico produces nearly 25% of this nation’s oil and 15% of its natural gas, nearly one third of our refining capacity is located right in the epicenter of Gustav (and Katrina).

So sit back and watch the show: The RNC is still plowing forward with plans to crown Bush’s hopeful successor, and New Orleans will be sandbagging its levees in an effort to stop another Katrina.

Both shows brought to you by miserably failing Republican Party policies.

Looks like we’ve got two national disasters brewing this weekend: One down in the Gulf of Mexico, another in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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