What is Hurricane Isaac to certain more outspoken member of the Republican party? A disaster, perhaps, that could destroy the northern Gulf Coast yet again? Maybe it’s an Obama Commerce Department conspiracy. Or a welcome opening of the skies that keeps Joe Biden away. Or maybe it’s nothing, and no one should give a shit, as long as Republicans win the election. Let’s share some Republican “takes” on Hurricane Isaac, the official storm of RNC2K12.
Rush Limbaugh, while repeatedly insisting he is “not alleging a conspiracy,” suggested Monday that the National Hurricane Center’s forecast models for Tropical Storm Isaac were altered to help President Barack Obama and “cast a pall” over the Republican National Convention.
“I’m not alleging conspiracies here. The Hurricane Center is the regime; the Hurricane Center is the Commerce Department,” Limbaugh said on his talk show. “It’s the government. It’s Obama.”
But according to Ted Cruz, then, isn’t the evil Obama Commerce Department doing Republicans a favor? “We have some many things to be thankful for, so many blessings,” Cruz said at yesterday’s Faith and Freedom Coalition gathering in Tampa. “We can be thankful for Hurricane Isaac. If nothing else it kept Joe Biden away.”
Rep. Darrell Issa said he “doesn’t care” about a hurricane ruining everything, as long as he can turn it into a terrible metaphor about Republicans regaining control of the White House:
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“I think what you have to remember is Republicans are going to take Washington by storm on January 20th of next year, so if this is the first storm of Republicans taking control of our country again, making America competitive again, I’m fine with that. I don’t care if we get blown in by a hurricane or a tornado, ultimately there’s going to be an earthquake in Washington next January.”
And with that, all opinions about Hurricane Isaac have been offered.