Rapper 50 Cent is showing some guts and not joining the choris of whining liberals who blame the President for the response to Hurricane Katrina.
NEW YORK Nov 2, 2005 — Rap feuds aren't usually about differing opinions on President Bush. However, that appears to be the case between 50 Cent and Kanye West. 50 says he disagrees with West's infamous statement that "George Bush doesn't care about black people," proclaimed during a September telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims.
"I think people responded to it the best way they can," 50 told ContactMusic.com. "What Kanye West was saying, I don't know where that came from." Instead, 50 said, "The New Orleans disaster was meant to happen. It was an act of God."
Deranged liberals have continued to exploit the response to Hurricane Katrina as a vehicle to feed their hatred for President Bush. And sadly, many Blacks have bought the con, naively buying into Kanye West's now-infamous barb and even going so far as to buy into Louis Farrakhan's lunatic rant that somehow Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing flooding of New Orleans were all part of a plot to kill and disperse the Black population. Farrakhan would go on to suggest that the levees were intentionally blown up to murder poor Blacks in the region. So, if were to believe Farrakhan, the delay in getting to some of the evacuees had nothing to do with the failings of Black Mayor Ray Nagin or even Governor Kathleen Blanco, but instead to a federal government that was hell bent on genocide.
To no ones surprise Democratic Rep. and noted Dick Cheney hater Charlie Rangel joined in the racial outcry following Hurricane Katrina, accusing President Bush of being “our Bull Connor,” in reference to the Birmingham, Alabama police commissioner who resisted the Civil Rights Movement (and happened to be a Democrat).
Meanwhile, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and other such opportunists/race baiters focused on the great injustice of the word “refugees” being applied (sympathetically) to displaced New Orleans residents by the media. Indeed, no accusation became too absurd in their attempts to get the most out of the disaster spotlight.
But here's what Farrakhan and the Left WON'T tell you about the response to Katrina: according to Jack Kelly, of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the federal response to Hurricane Katrina was actually faster than years past.
In the article, Kelly points out that:
- more than 32,000 people were rescued, many plucked from rooftops by Coast Guard helicopters.
- The Army Corps of Engineers has all but repaired the breaches and begun pumping water out of New Orleans.
- shelter, food and medical care have been provided to more than 180,000 refugees.
Florida Army National Guardsman, Jason van Steenwyk, said: "The federal government pretty much met its standard time lines, but the volume of support provided during the 72-96 hour was unprecedented. The federal response here was faster than Hugo, faster than Andrew, faster than Iniki, faster than Francine and Jeanne."
A former Air Force Logistics officer said: "We do not yet have teleporter or replicator technology like you saw on 'Star Trek' in college between hookah hits and waiting to pick up your worthless communications degree while the grown-ups actually engaged in the recovery effort were studying engineering."
Let's not forget that it was Mayor Nagin who originally went on TV and claimed on all the major news networks that the possible deaths in New Orleans could reach 10,000 -- yet the Left had little reaction to the 1200+ who ended up losing their lives.
I'm not a big fan of 50 Cent or any of his self-made controversies, but in this case he should garner plenty of kudos for speaking the truth.