who handled the Gulf Crisis Better? Bush after Katrina or Obama and the BP spill?
Most people agree, Bush was the Better Man:
Poll: Bush handled Katrina better than Obama dealt with oil spill
Former President George W. Bush showed more leadership in dealing with the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina than President Obama has shown in handling the oil calamity in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a poll of Louisianans released Friday.
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Obama definitely improved his golf game over Bush.
- asdf;hkLv 510 years ago
So the people who didn't just leave after Katrina are shown as responding that Obama's response to a recent disaster is worse than Bush's response to a dissimilar disaster five years ago? Well, I guess that there is no room left to question that subjective assessment, now is there?
---Ghost of Reason---
The "within three days" bit would seem a lot more impressive if, for example, those three days didn't see people stranded in a stadium without proper food or sanitation, or more to the point, if they hadn't had days to prepare for the disaster BEFORE IT HIT.
- ?Lv 510 years ago
Bush, he was there within 24 hours of being asked by the governor. Obama, refused to help, then blocked through Holder every attempt the state(s) made to avoid oil fix reaching the coastline. Then Bush went there to offer his assistance and support, Obama, went to golf. Two very different people and two completely different approaches. One was correct the other, well, his golf game still, like him, sux.
- FrancisLv 710 years ago
Most people in North Korea love Kim Jong Il. So what?
Katrina was a natural disaster that required human intervention, which was late, and cost many lives.
The Gulf is a human disaster, and the primary responsibility for fixing it lies with the humans who caused it: BP.
Apples and ******* oranges.
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- Anonymous10 years ago
The Katrina response was the fastest most well organized disaster response in American history.
GOVERNMENT RESPONDED RAPIDLY
MYTH: "The aftermath of Katrina will go down as one of the worst abandonments of Americans on American soil ever in U.S. history."--Aaron Broussard, president, Jefferson Parish, La., Meet the Press, NBC, Sept. 4, 2005
REALITY: Bumbling by top disaster-management officials fueled a perception of general inaction, one that was compounded by impassioned news anchors. In fact, the response to Hurricane Katrina was by far the largest--and fastest-rescue effort in U.S. history, with nearly 100,000 emergency personnel arriving on the scene within three days of the storm's landfall.
Dozens of National Guard and Coast Guard helicopters flew rescue operations that first day--some just 2 hours after Katrina hit the coast. Hoistless Army helicopters improvised rescues, carefully hovering on rooftops to pick up survivors. On the ground, "guardsmen had to chop their way through, moving trees and recreating roadways," says Jack Harrison of the National Guard. By the end of the week, 50,000 National Guard troops in the Gulf Coast region had saved 17,000 people; 4000 Coast Guard personnel saved more than 33,000.
These units had help from local, state and national responders, including five helicopters from the Navy ship Bataan and choppers from the Air Force and police. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries dispatched 250 agents in boats. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state police and sheriffs' departments launched rescue flotillas. By Wednesday morning, volunteers and national teams joined the effort, including eight units from California's Swift Water Rescue. By Sept. 8, the waterborne operation had rescued 20,000.
While the press focused on FEMA's shortcomings, this broad array of local, state and national responders pulled off an extraordinary success--especially given the huge area devastated by the storm. Computer simulations of a Katrina-strength hurricane had estimated a worst-case-scenario death toll of more than 60,000 people in Louisiana. The actual number was 1077 in that state.
NEXT TIME: Any fatalities are too many. Improvements hinge on building more robust communications networks and stepping up predisaster planning to better coordinate local and national resources.
- MikeLv 410 years ago
i would say bush. he helped the local leaders/ obama blocked efforts to build islands
- 10 years ago
It depends on who you talk to you. Obama haters that love George Bush such as yourself are going to say Bush handled things better. People that voted for Obama such as myself, are going to say Obama. It's kind of a stupid question. Why don't you just ask "who do you like better? Bush or Obama?? I
like Bush!! Because, clearly that is the underlying theme of this ridiculous question
- Anonymous10 years ago
wow you must be proud of those two eh?
americans love to argue over whos the biggest idiot bush or obama - - - americans its ok they are both moronsSource(s): they are both just tools of the oil and weapons companies
- Anonymous10 years ago
Obama hates cajun people
- GeoBrainLv 410 years ago
The two disasters are different in nature, it would be hard to compare them head-on.