I really don't have much to say on the topic, frankly. Yes, I know: I'm black, so it seems I'm obliged to have SOMETHING to say about it, but I'm so tired of the whole issue and its completely hyperbolic treatment by the press and Liberals in general that for now, I'll forgo my turn at the podium as a black American and let Hurricane Katrina run its course, sans indepth analysis from me.
What I do want to comment on is simply this: I really don't understand why ANY conservative should be surprised that President Bush is being blamed for the "lack of response" post Katrina, particularly that he was tardy in "his" response because of latent racism.
Think about it: the accusation comes from a party led by individuals who describe a black woman jurist (the daughter of a sharecropper no less) as a "bad person" who "wants to take us back to Civil War days." If the unrestrained and desperate bid for power has Democrat leadership uttering the insanity that a southern black woman wants to ascend to the Federal Court just so she can return the country to the days of slavery, well, then, it's HOPELESS to argue for President Bush.
If the "party of the minority" is willing to make the mindboggling claim that successful, educated black people long for the days of slavery, NOTHING you can say will even make a dent with them. It's a futile and wasted effort to try and convince them otherwise, and your time would be better spent educating your children and friends about the real history of racism in America, a history in which the Democrat Party was far from neutral and anything BUT a friend of black people.