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  •  Read the article (9+ / 0-)

    The DNC did not back out - New Orleans did.

    •  Yes, but ... (16+ / 0-)

      ...their reason for dropping out is the same reason that New Orleans has become a domestic paradigm for everything that is wrong with the Bush Regime. They couldn't raise the money because they are having to put their efforts into raising money for continued hurricane relief. New Orleans could have become a Democratic model for how to deal with mega-disasters; instead, pretty much everything was laid on the Big Easy to solve its "own problems."

      •  And the big question for the GOP paradigm... (1+ / 0-)
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        Where's the private money? That's supposed to freakin' make everything better, right?

        Echoing Roses up top, I don't much care where the convention is if it isn't in Nola. I can't lie about it.

        "You with your big words, and your...small, difficult words!" -- Peter Griffin
        ePluribus Media

        by Penny Century on Fri Jul 14, 2006 at 03:27:35 PM PDT

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      •  NO is just being practical (3+ / 0-)
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        The fact is that everything is STILL laid on the Big Easy to solve its own problems.  The Federal government is STILL incompetent in the recovery process almost a full year after the disaster hit.

        When we're spending a billion dollars a week in Iraq, there isn't anything left for NO or anything else important at home.  This Administration is bleeding the country dry, every single day.

        -6.75, -5.79

        "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke

        by edgery on Fri Jul 14, 2006 at 04:05:55 PM PDT

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      •  Friends, Ex-colleagues there blame their own (1+ / 0-)
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        It is strange -- I grew up there (left about 15 years ago), and still have some friends and ex-colleagues there.  They do not blame Bush, and basically blame the city and the poor people for not getting out (there has been an editorial circulating on e-mail supposedly from a black preacher who blames black men for letting their families down).  Of course these folks are affluent whites who had transporation, and are borderline racist anyway.

        How I came to have friends who think this way is a whole 'nother story.

        I would have gone back if the Convention was to be held in New Orleans.

        •  We blame all levels of government. (2+ / 0-)
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          We were not treated as citizens of the USA, plain and simple.  Now, Nagin has pulled a disappearing act, on the road making speeches.  His nickname is Na-gone.  We are on our own as always.

          •  That's a funny nickname ... (0+ / 0-)

            Did not hear Na-gone until now.  That's too bad -- I heard that after he got elected, he was starting to make some good reforms.

            And I really feel for those of you still down there. It is going to be a tough road back. I agree that there was failure across the board by governments.  The folks I know down there refuse to blame the Feds at all (even one I know who is a vocal Dem was relatively complementary of the Feds, if not of Bush).

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