The good thing about America is that when you can't depend on your government, you can depend on the people of America.
While the president is busy providing excuses, placating his audiences by citing statistics and pontificating about how wonderful he and his administration are, there are actually real people out there. Doing real things to help real people.
Watch this (note, the original video used to pop on every time folks hit my page. I change to a youtube version of another video, but you get the idea):
The tragedy is thus: For some reason we can muster billions of dollars to spend on Iraq, but we can't fix NOLA in two years or less.