Irreverently insightful and, at times, just so damn funny I laughed aloud, Editillia does us proud.
We were all set to see our Hope Vote validated this past 8/29 Anniversary, but His O’ner blew our Holy Day in The City The Corps Forgot to go on vacation after only 6 months on the job and play golf at a Rich People’s Place. Thus we saw the ‘Hope’ first begin to uncoil.
Then we heard about the White House trip to the Gulf, a 3 Hour Tinkle-Stop Tour, to check on the status of Hurricane Katrina recovery by A) Not going to Mississippi where Katrina actually hit, causing total devastation, and B) Going to New Orleans where Katrina did not hit and did not cause our total devastation –thence we saw the ‘A’ -hidden behind his back, a foreign object.
Then the Big Show finally arrives amidst obvious disregard and Presidential hubris that we should all be so grateful the president took the time to come and blow smoke up our asses and use our wounded city to Campaign for his Health Care/Economic Thingy.
Butt, it wasn’t until His O’ner opened his mouth and out came the Wise Blood channeling Elmer Gantry (as a Yankee might think we southerners behave in “N’Awlins”) that Editilla saw the scene completed, saw the ‘Dope’. That is when I saw His O’ner “just getting started” on his wind-up to whip us with Hope’A’Dope.
In short, he Punted us as a political football and Punked us as a Tourette Syndrome Political Step-Child. “Feisty crowd,” he said. HA! Oh, Brutha, Where Art Thou? Et tu Barack?
Editilla needed Barack Obama to show he is paying attention himself. I needed him to Be Here Now –not on his Hope’float Campaign Parade. What I did not expect to find is that our Smart New Progressive President doesn’t know the difference between Shit and ShiNola, thinks Katrina hit New Orleans and caused our devastation and thus is covering for the Corps of Engineers Bad Pumps, constant project delays, Options 1 or 2 Extortion, Not Repairing their Bad Flood Walls and Shifting Around Millions in Flood Funding –right now today. The Commander in Chief did NOT take Command here, he took to the Campaign Trail.
New Orleans did not need to hear about his problems perfecting his Legislative Golf Game or his misunderstanding of Tort Law. New Orleans needed a Face to Face Patient/Doctor Consultation.
Soooo, we will hang various other people’s posts and articles on this as they come about. What we will Not do is continue Obama’s Media Blitz about how he “showed leadership in New Orleans” on his first visit as President. He did not. But I don’t Hate him for it. I just don’t accept Disaster Capitalism –or it’s Messengers…
In the interests of full disclosure (and to satisfy the requirements of my court-ordered aversion therapy) Editilla must remind our Gentle’rillas that I VOTED FOR THIS LIPSTICK PIG…
You’ll miss a treat if you don’t drag yourself up the rungs of the Ladder and read what Editilla has hung out the last few days.