Ugh! You know folks, I just did a commentary video about how the media and politicians aren't worth paying attention to during the current crisis, because their sole objective - it seems - is to make President Donald Trump look as bad as possible. Am I saying that Trump has been perfect this entire time. Of course not. No one is perfect. But the media and politicians have done everything within their power to slander any part of this administration, and it looks like they're not slowing down a bit.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell shunned all personal responsibility over her own city - which people elected her to take care of - during a Thursday appearance on CNN with leftist shill Wolf Blitzer.
After Blitzer and Cantrell went back and forth on who was to blame for going ahead with this year's Mardi Gras celebration in "the Big Easy," Blitzer asked the mayor a very leading question as to the culpability of the "federal government."
"You are saying no one from the federal government came to you and urged you to at least can sell or postpone Mardi Gras?" Blitzer asked while also giving the answer to Cantrell.
Here's Cantrell's reponse:
That’s absolutely correct. And not only that, it was backed up with the response of our national leader. When it’s not taken seriously at the federal level, it’s very difficult to transcend down to the local level in making these decisions. But when the experts told me that social gatherings would be an issue, I moved forward with canceling them, as well as St. Patrick’s Day parade, as well as our Super Sunday, where our Mardi Gras Indian’s parade, the suits that they’ve made, all year long, so this is something that not only concerns us, but it sets the tone for how leadership matters at every level of government in the United States of America, where mayors on the front line.
If there was ever a clearer example of passing blame onto others for your own responsibilities, this is it.
Cantrell wants to talk about lack of leadership, while she is the top of the food chain in New Orleans. The hubris that most of these politicians have never ceases to amaze me. It's never their fault. Heck, giving the benefit of the doubt, sometimes it's no one's fault. But, that doesn't stop them passing the buck whenever they can.
If Cantrell can sit there and say that this crisis wasn't taken seriously "at the federal level," then is she intimating that she did take it seriously? And if so, why didn't she cancel the event? Plus, is she also saying that her leadership skills are lacking? Cantrell did say that "it's very difficult to transcend down to the local level in making these decisions" after claiming the Trump administration didn't take it seriously.
If Cantrell was such a leader, wouldn't she have taken the proactive step in closing down Mardi Gras without having to be told to do so?
The Trump administration isn't perfect. What administration has ever been? But it's time for local politicians to begin taking a little personal responsibility for your own areas then taking the simple way out of constantly groaning, "orange man bad."
Here's a portion of Cantrell's CNN appearance: