Has Ray Nagin Been Hanging Around Pat Robertson?

You’d think so.

In addition to telling a crowd that New Orleans would be “Chocolate” again (no, I’m not kidding, he really did say it – see the video), New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin now claims to know how God thinks.

Nagin: God mad at America, but also at blacks

Mayor Ray Nagin suggested that recent destruction from hurricanes Katrina, Rita and other natural disasters is a sign that “God is mad at America,” and also mad at black communities for tearing themselves apart with violence and divisive politics.

“Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it’s destroyed and put stress on this country,” Nagin said as he and other city leaders commemorated Martin Luther King Day. “Surely he doesn’t approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We’re not taking care of ourselves.”

You just couldn’t help throwing in that reference to Iraq now could you Ray. Oh, and I see you’ve been “talking” with Martin Luther King too. Well, OK, Martin Luther King’s ghost.

Joking that he may appear to have “post-Katrina stress disorder,” Nagin, who is black, talked of an imaginary conversation with the late civil rights leader. They “talked,” he said, while he was thinking Monday about what to say at the ceremony outside City Hall to kick off a walking parade in King’s honor.

“I said, ‘What is it going to take for us to move on and live your dream and make it a reality?’ He said, ‘I don’t think that we need to pay attention any more as much about other folks and racists on the other side.’ He said, ‘The thing we need to focus on as a community — black folks I’m talking about — is ourselves.'”

Nice try Ray. You’ve fallen and can’t get up.

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