People that attempted to walk out were shot at by police, and ordered to return to the city.
Food and water was not delivered to the Superdome or Convention Center for four days.
The Federal Government did not respond to the disaster at all until several days after it was in progress, and only then to send back help from outside, block the delivery of food, water, and medical supplies - and denied knowledge of people in the Convention Center at all. Never the less, the director of this fiasco was told he was doing a great job.
This is "limited government" in action, folks - where government is limited to war abroad and corporate handouts to Halliburton. "Limited government" is (in addition to god, guns, and gays) the cornerstone of the Republican party.
Can we please now vote out every Republican, everywhere, and let them know that their service to their country is appreciated, but no longer needed? We picked the wrong parts of the government to limit - and now thousands of Americans at home and abroad are dying.