"It's times like these when we see the best of America, when we see Americans come together to help one another in times of need, regardless of party." - President Obama, comments on 'Hurricane Sandy', 10-30-12Horseshit.
If people really gave a fuck, then Americans,
In fact, no one has done anything on either side. We've made zero progress in this area and events like 'Sandy' are bound to only get worse.
Wanna know what's going to cost you money this week? Hurricane Sandy.
Wanna know what the upside to Hurricane Sandy is? Nothing.
"Hurricane Sandy is God's 'divine intervention' into US politics. God has sent Sandy to stump the Muslim and the Mormon and punish the Northeast Liberals and their conspiracies." -Pat Robertson, 10-30-12
Is Hurricane Sandy part of a divine plan, and therefor we should just accept it?
Were Hitler, Aids, the American Auto Industry and so forth part of a divine plan, and therefor should have been left alone?
We just can't think that way, but for some reason when it comes to our environment, we don't give a shit. None of us.
“[When] they have time they’re gonna try to massage it and figure out a way they can make it look good for Obama. Which is juvenile, infantile, sad and disappointing because this storm is going to affect everybody,” Limbaugh said on his radio program, according to a show transcript. “And there isn’t anything political about it until people try to make it political.” - Rush Limbaugh, 10-30-12In an effort to say the media will make 'Sandy' a political talking point, spin it in the president's favor, and that this would be 'juvenile' and 'infantile', Limbaugh makes 'Sandy' a political issue on HIS show.
Do you think Limbaugh is qualified to speak about the affects of a hurricane on real people, when he's arguably the reason for the hurricane himself? His party has fought the hardest to discredit science and deregulate polluters.
Then there's Romney, embracing a radical anti-government ideology from the most extreme elements of the Tea Party, Romney said that the victims in the Northeast, and other communities hit by the hurricane and flooding should not receive governmental assistance. He argued it is “simply immoral” for there to be deficit spending that could harm future generations:
"Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better. [...] We cannot-- we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all." -Mitt Romney, on where he wants to take the country.
From its founding, the federal government has served the Constitutional goals of domestic tranquility and general welfare of the American people by aiding the victims of climate disasters. Romney’s extremist stance in favor of corporate “disaster vultures” would leave the United States in ruin, with only rich and well-connected people like the Romney's assured of getting food, water, shelter, and protection when disaster strikes.
If Romney actually cared about the welfare of future generations, he would take action to arrest global warming pollution instead of supporting the oil company agenda, and would cut subsidies for billionaires instead of balancing the budget on the backs of the poor and vulnerable.
Me personally, I can't wait for New Jersey Governor, 'Fat Fatty' to beg President Obama for federal funds because his state is NOT equipped for this disaster. No state is. That's why we have a federal government. This 'hurricane' debunks Romney's entire platform in living color.
Later, Paul Ryan was seen in a New York subway station emptying and refilling sandbags in front of photographers.
This week you'll hear a lot of talk about America and values and resolve.
You'll hear little to nothing of "Climate Change," and that's what we ALL should be talking about.