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Dem. leader (already) blames tragic tornado on Republicans

Dem. leader (already) blames tragic tornado on Republicans

It didn’t take long for someone from the global warming death cult to speak up and politicize the horrible tornado that struck Oklahoma on Monday, killing dozens of adults and children.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), speaking from the Senate floor while bodies were still being pulled from the rubble:

So, you may have a question for me: Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings and disgrace ourselves? I’ll tell you why. We’re stuck in this together. We are stuck in this together. When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together.

You drag America with you to your fate. So, I want this future: I want a Republican Party that has returned to its senses and is strong and a worthy adversary in a strong America that has done right by its people and the world. That’s what I want. I don’t want this future. I don’t want a Republican Party disgraced, that let its extremists run off the cliff, and an America suffering from grave economic and environmental and diplomatic damage because we failed, because we didn’t wake up and do our duty to our people, and because we didn’t lead the world. I do not want that future. But that’s where we’re headed. So I will keep reaching out and calling out, ever hopeful that you will wake up before it is too late.

Boy, would this guy be in trouble, if the Democrat Party had minimal standards of human decency.  But since their Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, has been known to use tragic deaths as leverage for his dopey Sequester Terror arguments, Whitehouse probably doesn’t have to fear any sort of censure.

Well, maybe the media will make his disgusting comments common knowledge and provoke public outrage.  Oh, come on, it’s a sad morning, you needed a good laugh.  You’re welcome.

The Senator isn’t the only one to use the ruins of Moore as a political soapbox.  Here’s Glenn Thrush of Politico, via Twitter: “It is striking that Oklahoma’s senators are 1) a federal spending skeptic and 2) global warming denier.”

You’ve got to hand it to these primitives – they’re persistent about pushing their death cult.  UNGA BUNGA! Sky gods angry! Sky gods send tornado to kill deniers! You pay or sky gods kill again!

Once again, for the benefit of anyone still in the sway of cult propaganda: There is no global warming. The “deniers,” like Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), were right all along.

Oklahoma’s other Republican senator, Tom Coburn, is indeed a “federal spending skeptic.”  He publishes his skepticism every year in an eye-popping “Wastebook.”  Why would it be “striking” that someone who actually cares about massive government waste and abuse would be Senator from a state hit by a devastating storm?

Coburn is currently taking some heat for insisting that federal hurricane relief efforts be offset by cuts to other budget items.  The heat comes from people who think federal subsidies for Moroccan pottery classes are more important than disaster relief for American citizens.  Why should Uncle Sam’s free-wheeling spending on vote-buying and whimsical indulgences be hindered by the performance of his actual duties?  Can we finally do away with “government by panic” and ask our representatives to think logically for a change?

Salon contributor Sally Kohn perched atop a chunk of Oklahoma rubble to sob about unjust mortgage foreclosures: “My thoughts tonight are will too many Americans without homes, whether because of unthinkable tornadoes or unjust foreclosures.”  Could you please keep all the noise from the roaring wind down, Oklahomans?  It’s drowning out Sally Kohn’s politics.

Then there’s the very special case of liberal “comedian” Lizz Winstead, who decided it was a great time to make a “joke” about how those hellish teabaggers out in flyover country had it coming: “This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives.”

After facing a storm of outrage on Twitter, Winstead took the coward’s exit and deleted her offensive Tweet, but not before making a tortured effort to explain that she was really making fun of the “hypocrisy” of other people who think natural disasters are divine punishment for unacceptable politics.

She also claimed she didn’t know how bad the damage was when she made her little “joke.”  What news accounts could she possibly have been listening to?  Would her “joke’ have been okay if, say, only a handful of people died, and none of them were children?  Or if nobody died, they just had to watch their homes destroyed?

Who knows what goes on inside any of these hollow, hateful minds?  Here’s a tip for the future, guys: just back away from the keyboard until the death toll has been finalized, and try to think of the victims instead of your political enemies when you speak or type.  The ongoing hyper-politicization of American life should not extend to tragic deaths.

 

 

 

 

 

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