The flooding in Tennessee is horrendous and has been destructive to a degree that would have seemed unthinkable just a week or so ago.
Treasured locations such as Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ol Opry, the original Opry building and much of downtown Nashville and the surrounding areas are under water. Have we heard any criticism of FEMA and the President of the United States for his dilatory behavior vis-a-vis this terrible natural disaster? Nope. All is silent at the White House.
I know I keep saying this BUT, had George W. Bush fiddle-farted around in this way, the national press would have been apoplectic, foaming at the mouth, spittle spewing angry - demanding telethons and fund raisers of all kinds.
So far as I can tell, the federal government has done precisely nothing whatsoever. I don't wnat to take a page out of the administration's playbook - but could RACISM be involved here? After all, this destruction is taking place in a Southern state. Is our president prejudiced against Southerners?
The Anchoress has more on the "Do as I say, not as I DO" attitude of the current Administration and their adherents!