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AP: Gov. Officials Fear 500,000 Dead

What word hasn’t been used for the awful aftermath in Haiti?

The usual suspect, Pat Robertson, waded in with his signatured insulting, tone deaf rantings of a mad old man (video), this time invoking some Satanic pact, who even with Joe Scarborough’s compassionate tweets, couldn’t be saved from himself. However, Robertson got company when Rush Limbaugh reduced the tragedy in Haiti to a voting block exercise for Obama.

White House Deputy Director of Political Affairs is Haitian-American, Patrick Gaspard, and as Ben Smith wrote about yesterday, there is a significant number of Haitians in SEIU, with a real effort going on in Miami to give undocumented Haitians TPS (temporary protected status), which is being led by Miami Republican Reps. Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

I’m not sure why Politico chose not to cite the Obama administration in their title, also choosing “scrambled” to describe the Administration’s efforts, even when reviews have been all good for their quick efforts and immediate reaction, including Secretary Clinton, but this is what they did.

The Obama administration scrambled to face its first overwhelming international disaster Wednesday – the devastating earthquake in Haiti – and emergency relief experts gave the White House high marks for its initial steps. With the prospect of more than 100,000 people dead in an impoverished nation bedeviled by natural disasters and political chaos for years, the administration was quick off the mark on multiple fronts. …- U.S. responds swiftly to help Haiti

It’s just overwhelming to look at the carnage.

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