That Was Then, This Is Now

That’s the consistent theme of the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress. All those issues that were so important when we were grasping for power? Forget about them! They’ve served their purpose.

You know it’s getting bad when even the Associated Press notices: “Democrats strike different tone on Katrina.”

The economic stimulus signed by President Barack Obama will spread billions of dollars across the country to spruce up aging roads and bridges. But there’s not a dime specifically dedicated to fixing leftover damage from Hurricane Katrina.

And there’s no outrage about it.

Democrats who routinely criticized President George W. Bush for not sending more money to the Gulf Coast appear to be giving Obama the benefit of the doubt in his first major spending initiative.

No surprise here: the Dems’ wailing about Hurricane Katrina has always been partisan politics, nothing more. As for the “stimulus,” that’s going to Democratic Party constituencies that can do Washington Democrats some good. So, to paraphrase an old New York Post headline, it’s “Dems to New Orleans: Drop Dead!”

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