Rush Limbaugh, weather meteorologist and psychic friend, came out yesterday to criticize President Obama and “the media” for over-hyping Hurricane Irene.
ďThe hysterical reporting on Irene? They couldn’t wait for this storm. Obama — Iíll guarantee you this. Iíll guarantee you that Obama was hoping this was going to be a disaster and another excuse for his failing economy. If heís out there blaming tsunamis, blaming earthquakes, and whatever other natural disasters there are. This one was made to order but it just didnít measure up,Ē said Limbaugh.
While the storm wasn’t the Zombie Hurricane it promised to be on our eastern shores, it was still devastating to our Caribbean neighbors, which means it was a force to be reckoned with. Obama, Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Christie all came out to tell people to take this seriously, they’re not going to save your hurricane kayaking idiot self, and to get the hell off the beach, respectively.
So why is Limbaugh calling this a politicized attempt to push the “leftist agenda”? He claims Obama wanted this to be a disaster — that he wanted hundreds of people to die, like in Hurricane Katrina. Because that worked so well for former President Bush?
Apparently, Obama was crossing fingers for a one-two punch of natural disasters so we’d all run screaming into the streets and dive into deeper poverty (this time blaming Mother Earth and not Obama.)
I guess Mother Earth has a political agenda. But what side is she really on?
Well, Michele Bachmann half-joked, “I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending,”
Bottom line, we survived a hurricane. Meteorologists have to take the worst case scenario into account. Thankfully, the eastern seaboard was prepared for this category of hurricane.
Sorry, Limbaugh, that only 36 people have died as of yesterday and only a handful of homes destroyed. You can call and ask for a bigger one next time.
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