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Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Politics | 25 comments

Poll: Louisiana Republicans blame Katrina response on Obama

This is no joke. It is not from The Onion and not written by Andy Borowitz. And it shows you how hateful, illogical, and demonizing partisanship has gotten in this country. I can’t even run the usual “Twight Zone” graphic here since its troubling for our democracy. A poll finds a good chunk of Louisiana GOPers blame the governments poor response to Hurricane Katrina on Barack Obama — who wasn’t even President then:

A significant chunk of Louisiana Republicans evidently believe that President Barack Obama is to blame for the poor response to the hurricane that ravaged their state more than three years before he took office.

The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, provided exclusively to TPM, showed an eye-popping divide among Republicans in the Bayou State when it comes to accountability for the government’s post-Katrina blunders.

Twenty-eight percent said they think former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time, was more responsible for the poor federal response while 29 percent said Obama, who was still a freshman U.S. Senator when the storm battered the Gulf Coast in 2005, was more responsible. Nearly half of Louisiana Republicans — 44 percent — said they aren’t sure who to blame.

It’s truly troubling because this poll is further evidence that logic and facts matter little to many partisans. They will automatically blame and demonize the other party.

Asks Wonkette: “But if Barack Obama is so incompetent, how did he get his hands on that time machine?”

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