Katrina Proves Liberals Were Right All Along (Part 1: The Right Agrees):
Barbara Bush is, without a doubt, an evil she-devil whose fangs have ripped to shreds piles of politicos, laughing while she licked the gore and guts off her teeth. She is Lady Macbeth gone crone. One sometimes has to pity George Bush, Sr., because you can bet that at dinner parties in Kennebunkport, whenever the scotch has been flowing loosely and the wind is blowing the Atlantic against the edges of the compound, Babs mouths off about Poppy losing in 1992, cutting deep in that alcoholic patrician way that only old money can insult each other. She's a vicious old kooz, so calmly, mesmerizingly mean that daisies curl their petals for safety and male dogs cower in the corner for fear of losing their balls whenever she walks the streets. And when she deigns to allow Poppy to fuck her, she stares at him intensely, telling him that he's not man enough to make her come, get the lawnboy, get the butler, hell, get the goddamn maid to eat her out, anyone would satisfy her eternally dry snatch but Poppy.

And she has sense of privilege and the occasional noblesse oblige that makes it completely unsurprising that, when interviewed about the New Orleans Katrina evacuees in Houston, said, "What I'm hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overhwlemed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle)--this is working very well for them." The first part of the quote is pure white bourgeois fear. And the second part, about it working very well? For all the wrong reasons, Barbara Bush is on the path to being right.

As the right rages about the poor in Louisiana having only themselves to blame (along with the black Democratic mayor and the female Democratic governor), all the commentators and screeching wads of fuck are offering piles and piles of evidence that liberalism, in its 1960s and 1970s form, was absolutely, dead-on right about the results of poverty.

Here's Bill O'Reilly, a man who, no matter what, needs to be sodomized with a microphone, finding the kernel of truth in his crazed bellicosity on the poor left behind to drown in New Orleans: "If you do not educate yourself or develop a marketable skill, the chances are you will be poor and powerless." When George Will, who ought to have a bow-tie wound around his nutsack, said that to avoid poverty, the poor need to avoid having out-of-wedlock children, avoid getting married before 20, and graduate from high school, Will is not saying anything that liberal sociologists haven't been saying for years. Hell, devoid of context, O'Reilly and Will sound like Black Panthers from back in the day. Raise a fist, motherfuckers.

So when Barbara Bush grits her teeth to say that poor blacks have it better off in a hurricane shelter than at home and when O'Reilly and Will say that poor blacks need education, there's one thing they're leaving out: what are we gonna do about it? O'Reilly goes the idiot's route (which, to say about Bill O'Reilly, is to say that cats know where the litter box is so they can shit there) by saying that government cannot solve people's problems, but, you know, government provides education, which, if you work in the realm of logic, seems to indicate that government can solve problems. Will, on This Week With George Stephanopolous's Hair, spouted on that America has had poverty programs for years. Problem is, of course, the Great Society's poverty programs only lasted for a decade and a half before Reagan came in and gutted the living shit out of them. Since then, we've had piecemeal poverty support in America, at best.

See, liberals actually believe what George Bush (the Dumber) says over and over: we want to solve problems before they blow up in our faces. And Katrina proves that we're right.

More on that tomorrow.

Afternoon Correction
: As diligent, rude reader Gary points out, of course Barbara Bush's nickname is "Bar" and not "Babs." Either way, she's a kooz and Gary's today's Poindexter of the Day.