Dems: Power yes, responsibility no

Jonathan Turley had an excellent item in The Hill about how emergency responsibilities are divided up between the feds and the states.  Bottom line: The states have the lead.  Yet we keep reading articles where politicians — mayors and governors for the most part — blame President Trump for their own failures to lead.

Wherever disaster strikes during a Republican administration, Democrats go on the attack, wailing that the president doesn't care about people.  New Orleans Democrat Mayor Ray Nagin in 2005 blamed President Bush for not providing buses to move people out of the way of Hurricane Katrina.  After the disaster, we saw photos of several hundred school buses parked in flooded parking lots right there in New Orleans, not being used for anything.  Nagin never even knew they were there.

San Juan, Puerto Rico's Democrat mayor gave a press conference on the pier in San Juan in September 2017 during which she blamed Trump for not sending aid during Hurricane Maria.  Right behind her on the pier sat tons of food, water, and medical supplies, in tractor trailer–ready containers.  She had no idea they were there and had done nothing to prepare enough drivers to deliver the goods inland even if she had known.

In this current emergency, New York governor Andrew Cuomo went public that the feds hadn't sent any ventilators.  Turned out that Noo Yawk had something like 1,100 of them in storage.  When Trump pointed that out, Cuomo said they weren't in storage; they were "being stockpiled for future use."  It was obvious that Cuomo hadn't even known they were there until Trump had his people look into the matter.  Cuomo couldn't be bothered to look into it until Trump embarrassed him.

There are other examples, but these three spring readily to mind.  Effective leadership shouldn't be something that favors one political party or the other, but Democrats have repeatedly shown they have no talent for it and no desire to learn.  They want the power and perks of office but not the responsibilities, instead blaming others for their own incompetence.  Voters need to have this in mind when they go to the polls in November.

Photo credit: YouTube screen grab.

Jonathan Turley had an excellent item in The Hill about how emergency responsibilities are divided up between the feds and the states.  Bottom line: The states have the lead.  Yet we keep reading articles where politicians — mayors and governors for the most part — blame President Trump for their own failures to lead.

Wherever disaster strikes during a Republican administration, Democrats go on the attack, wailing that the president doesn't care about people.  New Orleans Democrat Mayor Ray Nagin in 2005 blamed President Bush for not providing buses to move people out of the way of Hurricane Katrina.  After the disaster, we saw photos of several hundred school buses parked in flooded parking lots right there in New Orleans, not being used for anything.  Nagin never even knew they were there.

San Juan, Puerto Rico's Democrat mayor gave a press conference on the pier in San Juan in September 2017 during which she blamed Trump for not sending aid during Hurricane Maria.  Right behind her on the pier sat tons of food, water, and medical supplies, in tractor trailer–ready containers.  She had no idea they were there and had done nothing to prepare enough drivers to deliver the goods inland even if she had known.

In this current emergency, New York governor Andrew Cuomo went public that the feds hadn't sent any ventilators.  Turned out that Noo Yawk had something like 1,100 of them in storage.  When Trump pointed that out, Cuomo said they weren't in storage; they were "being stockpiled for future use."  It was obvious that Cuomo hadn't even known they were there until Trump had his people look into the matter.  Cuomo couldn't be bothered to look into it until Trump embarrassed him.

There are other examples, but these three spring readily to mind.  Effective leadership shouldn't be something that favors one political party or the other, but Democrats have repeatedly shown they have no talent for it and no desire to learn.  They want the power and perks of office but not the responsibilities, instead blaming others for their own incompetence.  Voters need to have this in mind when they go to the polls in November.

Photo credit: YouTube screen grab.