Saturday, September 10, 2005

Irony is impossible
From Medium Lobster via Corrente:
More importantly, one must recognize that there are limits to what powers the federal government should exercise in a crisis. Yes, it is the right and duty of the president to override state drug policy, to determine who can or cannot marry, to indefinitely detain citizens without due process and to torture and kill prisoners as he sees fit, but disaster relief is a matter that should be left to the states. Yes, the images of the drowned, the diseased, and the desperately dying drove much of the country to outrage, but how much more outraged would America have been if FEMA had fed the Superdome refugees without the full oversight and authorization of the State of Louisiana? Had the president sent rescue helicopters to evacuate New Orleans the day the levees burst, he might have saved thousands of lives, but he would also have overstepped his authority - and if there's one thing George W. Bush refuses to countenance, it is abuse of power.

The Medium Lobster writes at Fafblog, which is supposed to be a humor site. Yet what Medium Lobster has written here is a pretty accurate summary of our situation. Their outrages have outstripped our ability to mock them. It's only a matter of time before the wingers start denouncing Democrats and liberals as "objectively pro hurricane." That is, if they haven't already started.

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