Claire McCaskill 2010: It's Unfair to Take Potshots at President… Claire McCaskill 2006: Bush Killed Black People on Rooftops
Claire McCaskill 2010: “It’s Unfair to Take Potshots at President.”
Claire McCaskill 2006: “Bush Killed Black People on Rooftops.”
“I think it is unfair and, frankly, political to take pot shots at the president as we respond to this failure in our systems that we’ve got to get fixed.”
Of course, Claire is certainly not the one to go pointing fingers.
Back in September 2006 Claire McCaskill told a group of local elected officials, which included white and black Democrats, that she would remind people over the course of her campaign against Republican Sen. Jim Talent that:
“George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black.”
Of course this was not only a vicious attack but it was untrue.
At least, there are no public records of “poor, blacks dying on rooftops” before military rescuers could get to them. Just like there are no records of blacks in New Orleans eating corpses to survive!
According to the State of Louisiana there were no statistics taken on the number of poor, black deaths on rooftops in New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina.
Today Claire McCaskill lectured Republicans about taking unfair potshots at the president.