The widely read Drudge Report posted the following late last night:
A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll of 609 adults taken September 5-6 shows: 13% said George W. Bush is “most responsible for the problems in New Orleans after the hurricane”; 18% said “federal agencies”; 25% said “state and local officials”; 38% said “no one is to blame”; 6% had no opinion. — 29% said that “top officials in the federal agencies responsible for handling emergencies should be fired”; 63% said they should not; 8% had no opinion.
Now, I’m going to take this opportunity to stick my neck out and risk wrath from my fellow contributors who are Democrats, I know, and possibly some of my Republican friends as well.
I’ve got news for you, folks. The blame game can go all around in a vicious circle if it pleases, but the gosh honest truth is that the blame rests in the societal and cultural shift we’ve seen in the last decades towards a welfare state. If I may wax philosophical but for a moment, I’ll return us in memory to the principles upon which this country was founded: freedom, honesty, HARD work ethic, national pride, and patriotism. I’m not even talking about philosophies or ideals…I’m talking about the character qualities that formed the core of our nation’s people. I’m a firm believer in the concept that those qualities that forged the strength and iron will of our nation’s people have been slowly but surely weaned out of us.
Formerly, we were a “crock pot