As the race-grievance industry continues to hector the public about the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, we’ve all by now heard the oft-repeated slander that the feds were slow to react because President Bush “doesn’t care about black people.” Now Hurricane Rita is heading into the Gulf and everybody from New Orleans to Corpus Christi is ducking and covering. Unless I’m misinformed, there isn’t any major metropolitan area there that has a higher percentage of black residents than New Orleans.
So … a prediction. If Rita follows its predicted track and hits anyplace other than New Orleans, here’s what’ll happen:
- Stung by criticism over their response to Katrina, FEMA and other federal agencies will leap into action.
- President Bush will fly down to the impact area as always, and will have an extra-sympathetic speech ready to deliver.
- The race hustlers will immediately point out the fast response, wryly shake their heads and say “See? Bush only cares about white people.”
You heard it here first.
UPDATE: This post has merged into this afternoon’s Beltway Traffic Jam.