Washington Post declares Trump is ‘complicit’ for dangerous storm

| September 12, 2018 | 67 Comments

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You can’t make this up. The Left is blaming Trump for everything from bread mold to now hurricanes; they are truly deranged. The surging economy, best job ratings in memory, lower taxes, returning America to world leadership, is invisible to them. The hate is almost palpable.

And what are they offering, besides impeaching him? Higher taxes, crush the economy, erase the borders, more gun bans, and California is their model. No thanks.

The editorial board of the Washington Post has declared that President Trump is “complicit” for Hurricane Florence because of his views on climate change.

The massive storm has not made landfall yet, but the Post published a column on Wednesday headlined, “Another hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit.”

The piece also notes that Trump has given “good advice” when issuing hurricane warnings via his Twitter feed before it launched an attack on the president.

“When it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters,” the editorial board wrote.

Conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News that the mainstream media ‘finds new ways to embarrass themselves and further erode Americans confidence in them” on a daily basis.

Any wishing to view this, why? I already took the hit for the team. Click on the link if you must, but be prepared to lose brain cells.

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  1. Hondo says:

    Seems to me that someone predicted this (the political left blaming Trump for Hurricane Florence) a couple of days ago in comments to another article.

    Anyone really surprised?

    • AW1Ed says:

      Yeah, and I thought it was humor at the time. Turns out whoever made the comment is an oracle.

    • LC says:

      It’s pretty dumb blaming a President for a storm happening – you can, of course, give credit or blame for the government’s response afterwards, but that’s largely it. You can even, if you aren’t going to deny all the countless science indicating that climate change leads to a greater probability of bigger storms, lay some indirect fault at an administration if they aren’t active on that front. But blaming this President for this storm is pretty ridiculous.

      That said, before you lambast the political left too much because of a single article, I’m reminded of a Hurricane Katrina and how one-third of Republicans (in a poll) in Louisiana blamed the President for his response. Which President? Obama. Who wouldn’t be in office for over another few years. It just goes to show that people put politics above common sense these days.

      In answer to the question, “Who do you think was more responsible for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina: George W. Bush or Barack Obama?,” 29 percent of a pool of Republican primary voters in Louisiana blamed Obama, who took office in 2009, and 28 percent blamed Bush, whose term lasted through 2008. Hurricane Katrina hit on Aug. 29, 2005.

      Link: https://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/08/polls_show_louisianians_disapp.html

      • charles w says:

        Katrina fiasco can be blamed on Ray Nagin and the then governor Blanco. The feds told them to declare a disaster and they didn’t. Both were democrats if I am not mistaken. Is Ray still in prison? Polls being polls just prove 50% if not more are idiots.

        • Mason says:

          According to the wiki, Ray “Chocolate City” Nagin is at FCI Texarkana and won’t be eligible for release until 2023.

          And you are correct, both Blanco and Nagin were/are Democrats. So of course it was GW’s fault.

      • Poetrooper says:

        “That said, before you lambast the political left too much because of a single article, I’m reminded of a Hurricane Katrina and how one-third of Republicans (in a poll) in Louisiana blamed the President for his response.”

        And there you go, LC, buttressing your refutation with but a single study…Ahem.

        • LC says:

          It wasn’t a refutation, it was pointing out that stupidity happens on all sides when politics overrules common sense. I agree with the main point that blaming President Trump for this storm is stupid.

          And if the whole ‘single study’ thing is where you’re hanging your hat, I’d point out that a study with 721 respondents is still a larger sample size than the WaPo Editorial Board. ‘Ahem’, as you say.

          • Poetrooper says:

            Um, I wasn’t hanging my hat anywhere, rather merely pointing out that you were using the same sort of lame evidence you were chiding the readers here for using, in other words, the old, “Well both sides do it,” justification.

            By the way, 29% of a 721 voter sampling is 209. I’ll wager there are at least that many libs in the WAPO newsroom within easy earshot of an editor’s shouted,

            “Everyone who thinks we oughtta blame Trump for this hurricane raise your left hand!”

            That would probably yield 100% agreement. Admittedly, the methodology may be somewhat lacking but then, how solid is that study you’re hanging your hat on, hmm?

            I’ll stand by my “Ahem” and raise you two…

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Excuse me, but do you live in some sort of cloistered dwelling on top of a slab of rock, LC?

          This is NOT a response a single article. There have been many, many more than just THIS one.

          You must be living some place where the only things that pass your filtration unit are those that fit the “can’t we all just get along” meme.

          There are far more articles lambasting Trump, in case you were sleeping on your brain pod again. MANY, MANY MORE, sport. It’s a shame you only wake out of your coma for a few minutes a year.

      • 5JC says:

        Not sure how the apples of non scientific polling got mixed in with the bananas of leftist media coverage but there you have it.

        But a clue for the curious. Media sometimes claims that they are not biased. Polls are an indication of personal bias on an issue. These are very different matters. Public education meh..

      • Yef says:

        “You can even, if you aren’t going to deny all the countless science indicating that climate change leads to a greater probability of bigger storms”

        Huh?
        What countless science?
        Oh, you mean Climategate, East Anglia style.

        LC, what does LC stands for?

        Lieutenant Commander?
        Loves Cocks?
        Little Cunt?
        Leftish Cuckold?

        I now it must be a Navy term…

        • Yef says:

          Dammit. Google is failing me.

          I missed an H and a K.

          Oh well…

        • LC says:

          Yes, there’s plenty of science indicating that a warmer climate makes for more devastating storms. And if you weren’t so knee-jerk reactionary, you might notice that the effect is independent of the cause of warmer mid-tropic weather — you can think it’s a natural warming cycle because of the sun, or because of man-made pollution, or heck, even invisible purple unicorns who fly about and radiate heat thereby warming the planet.

          You know the same people that study climate are the ones who model and project the hurricane paths, right? Though now that I’ve told you that, I’m betting you’ll start insisting there isn’t even a hurricane, it’s all a ploy by ‘leftists’ wanting research money.

          And LC stands for ‘Liberal Civvy’, a name chosen to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek in its inaccuracy back when I was on Blackfive.

          • Fyrfighter says:

            Don’t mind Yef too much LC, he has a bad habit of huffing buffer wax before posting… and his reading comprehension tends to be somewhat sub-par at times..

            • LC says:

              I’ve got no problem with Yef, I just wish people didn’t have to conflate something specific with a greater ideological cause. Here, it’s conflating the fact that higher sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic mid-tropics results in larger and more hurricanes (‘tropical cyclones’). That’s true whether you believe in the planet warming or not.

              And, yes, also that just because President Trump’s policies on climate change may be bad in the long term doesn’t mean he’s responsible for this storm.

              I just feel people get so ideologically stubborn that they refuse to budge on what is either accepted fact or common sense. I don’t think President Trump is a threat to our democracy, but endless ideological stupidity sure is!

            • Ex-PH2 says:

              Ideological cause?

              You truly are an idiot, LC.

              It has not occurred to you that the Mikey Mann’s famous hockey stick was/IS nothing but hogwash, that he said so himself, and that the “climategate” e-mails show that he and others altered the real data on mean temperatures to suit their own agenda?

              You are truly an idiot. You personify idiocy. A rise of
              0.01 degree centigrade over ten years hardly constitutes warming of any kind. The entire global warming dustup has been a grab for grant money and freebies handouts to island nations that were NEVER under any threat of being swamped. They still are NOT swamped, and this is 5 or more years AFTER they were supposed to be swamped out of existence.

              You are the biggest sucker in the world if you fell for that crap.

              • LC says:

                Repeat after me: “The causes of tropical cyclones (aka hurricanes) has nothing to do with whether warmer sea-surface temperatures are the result of mankind, little pink unicorns, giant sea-monsters burping, or solar activity.”

                Michael Mann could have said aliens are the cause of global warming and it wouldn’t matter. Warmer SSTs would still result in more, and larger, tropical cyclones.

                And if you don’t believe the SSTs have risen in the Atlantic mid-tropics, I suggest you go look at some satellite data. Unless that, too, is out to get you all because you want to insist on an unrelated point about human impacts on climate change.

                Again, this ain’t about global warming, at least not directly, it’s that the SSTs in the mid-tropics are higher than they’ve been in the past, and that makes stronger, larger TCs. But sure, maybe every federal agency with satellites, hundreds of sensor pods from the region, ships logs on water samples, studies from virtually every first world nation and, you know, common sense are all out to get you. It’s a very broad conspiracy, clearly.

          • Ex-PH2 says:

            I got news for you, LC, we’re going into a cooling cycle. Low solar activity is the first indicator. In fact, we are currently in a period of zero solar activity and have been for months. Solar Cycle 24 isn’t over yet, and Solar Cycle 25 is late.

            Arctic ice is INCREASING, not decreasing. The projected ‘rising seas’ haven’t happened yet. And CO2 levels lag behind temperature changes; in fact, they always have. In addition, the planet is greener than ever with increasing tree/grasses coverage and zero growth in deserts. The Sahara has, in fact, begun to have green spaces return.

            Now be a good boy and go play in the traffic.

            • LC says:

              That’s all fine and dandy, but go ahead and check out the temperatures in the Atlantic mid-tropics. The world can be entering a cooling cycle and yet if the area where hurricanes form is warm, you get bigger and more hurricanes.

              Nothing directly to do with CO2, solar cycles, etc. Nothing do do with the Sahara. Just sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic mid-tropics.

              Now be a good girl and do some reading.

              • MrFace says:

                You really are a Lost Clown. Cognitive Dissonance much? If the warming is happening only in the Atlantic Tropics, it would not make it Global warming/Climate change. Now quit being such a Liberal Cunt and do some reading or hell just some common sense thinking.

                Fuck, you can be a downright twat sometimes.

                • LC says:

                  I never said warming only happened in the Atlantic mid-tropics. I just said that is what determines the size and strength of hurricanes there.

                  I’m not, despite Ex-PH2’s best efforts, saying anything about global warming / climate change. I’m just saying, “Hey, it’s warmer than it’s been down there, and that makes for bigger storms.” It ain’t that complicated.

                  • Ret_25X says:

                    of course, the fact that hurricane formation is not increasing, but in fact, at or near a 100 low is just more proof, right?

                    Climate science does not support the political talking points you are maintaining.

                    • LC says:

                      Where do you see that data? I’m interested in seeing it. A hundred year low is something I’ve not heard before, and here’s some data showing the opposite:
                      https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/wp-content/uploads/pix/user_images/tk/global_warm_hurr/Adjust_TS_Count.png

                      And while I’m more familiar with people showing results that suggest warmer temperatures lead to stronger hurricanes, here’s one that says the research is mixed, but does talk about how SST is integral to their formation. It would seem more logical to me that if a warm threshold needs to be reached to form, and we’re getting warmer, then we’re more likely to see more than not. Not a dire amount more, and nothing to panic about, but that seems a lot more logical than saying, “Sure, we know a certain SST is critical to their formation, and sure, temperatures are rising in the mid-Atlantic (satellite data), but despite these two things, I don’t think there will be an effect.”

                      https://public.wmo.int/en/bulletin/tropical-cyclones-warmer-climate

              • Ex-PH2 says:

                Wow. You really are a mental midge, LC.

                You can’t even come up with your own snotty remarks. All you can do is copy other people.

                Whattamarooon!!

          • NHSparky says:

            You realize we’ve only been able to track storms since about 1850, correct? And despite the 2017 hurricane season, the preceding decade has been probably the LEAST intense on record, short as it is?

            • LC says:

              Some are going to form and dissolve, and you’re going to get variation from year to year. All I said is that warmer sea-surface temperatures (up to about 50′ if I recall) lead to larger and more potential storms.

              Do you disagree with that? If so, why?

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        On the other hand, perhaps the assumption was that the inquiry was honest, not a gotcha trick question?

        What was the percentage of Democrats that fell for it?

    • desert says:

      Not with the freaking intellectual midgets at that stinking rag!

  2. Green Thumb says:

    The media is going to be pissed when he leaves office.

    Who are they going to constantly complain about?

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, those are some brain cells I will never recover after reading the tripe coming from Bezos and the rest of those morons!

    Nothing the leftreds do surprises me any more. Nothing. Nada. Rien. ничего
    Nichego. Nil.

    They really do have a mental problem there, considering that the fuss about “climate change” started on bodaprez’s watch, NOT when Trump took office.

    • rgr769 says:

      These lying SOS’s will say anything in their absurd agitprop that panders to their proglodyte readers. A progtard will believe anything; they are truly deranged. Remember how they made Winston in “1984” believe he saw four fingers when the interrogator was only holding up three. There is no cure for acute progressivism.

  4. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    What’s next, are the TARDOs going to blame the price of tea in China on President Trump?

  5. Wilted Willy says:

    Holy Shit! How dumb can these idiots be??? If sunshine blew out my ass, I’m sure they would somehow blame Trump??? Do they wonder why nobody with more than two brain cells pays no attention to these blithering morons anymore? How much better can things get and I’m sure they will give all the credit to ODumbo for all the good news???
    I hope this storm moves north and clobbers these creatures??? Fuck all of them!!!

  6. Mason says:

    Liberalism is a mental disorder. They just keep proving how absolutely insane they are with this BS.

  7. JacktheJarhead says:

    Yeah, who didn’t see this coming……Anyone? Ok, back to work.

  8. Roh-Dog says:

    Hurricane Florence is still a better candidate than Hillary Clinton.

  9. 26Limabeans says:

    Well, must be Trumps fault that the Northeast has been enjoying such a great summer with a huge high pressure overhead keeping Florence away. Pushing her south a bit now. Nice day here. Going to be nice all week. Trumps fault.
    Complicit collusion. The bastard.

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    Isn’t there something about being obsessed with what someone else does, or with someone else’s life, that is a symptom of a greater mental issue?

    Does obsessive compulsive disorder apply to this? They can’t seem to get off this train and find another route to follow. They are mired in it.

    Whether he has one term or two, the media and their followers and the leftreds everywhere will take so long to let go of this obsession that they will dissect it right down to the molecules for years, find nothing, and yet, insist that there was something, some indescribably fantastically amorphous something that says he’s guilty of some heinous thing that never existed, never happened. They will never, ever let it go.

    Oh, here’s an idea: shrillary decides to run again next election. She can hardly stand without support as it is, but by golly, she’ll run. She’ll parrot the same things she said before, insult even more people than before, pick Maxine or Nancy as a running mate, and present herself, propped up like a manikin and unable to talk without a script. Maxine will still want Trump impeached, and Nancy will refer to President Bush.

    Meanwhile, her opponent, a personable and somewhat younger woman will be the opponent, say things that make sense, be lambasted by the LSMedia for existing, and swing the vote over to the GOPer side of the fence, including the Mugwumps who have to choice between an idiot and someone whose brains are still intact.

    • rgr769 says:

      Progtardism is a kind on obsessive compulsive thinking and behavior, in the sense that proggies feel obsessively compelled to try to control everyone else’s thinking and behavior so as to achieve their communist utopia on Earth. In their minds, if they have to “re-educate” us like poor old Winston Smith of “1984” or exterminate us, then so be it.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      What’s that aphorism? Something about ‘pride goeth before a fall’?? Something like that?

      Where do they think they’ll get food to eat and clothing to wear and fuel to stay warm when we’re all gone? They’re too lazy and self-involved to do it themselves, you know. At some point, the canned/preserved stuff runs out, the shops are emptied and their clothing is rags, and there is no more to be found.

      Poor things. Snowflakes melt in the heat of the sun, don’t they?

  11. Poetrooper says:

    By the way, both the Navy Meteorological Laboratory and NOAA have posted a significant course change for this monster, moving landfall from up around Hatteras down into South Carolina near Myrtle Beach.

    https://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/tc_home.html

  12. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Blaming the POTUS for Florence?? BS. After hearing this, I think I’ll sit down and listen to the NYC Paragons singing Florence on the Winley label 1957. Nice first tenor lead with the background Falsetto voice.

  13. Devtun says:

    Ming messin w/ the weather again.

  14. 5th/77thFA says:

    Took your advice AW1Ed and didn’t open link. Don’t have that many brain cells left, and most of those are slightly singed. To quote Charlie Brown….Good Grief.

  15. jonp says:

    I heard a Congressman from, maybe, Oregon claim that Trump pulled money from FEMA to bolster the southern border to rip babies from mothers arms so if FEMA isn’t ready then it’s his fault…. or it’s his fault for enforcing the border…or something….

    Face it, Progressives. Trump won, Hillary lost and Captain Teleprompter is not coming back.

  16. OWB says:

    Have appreciated the many talents of Donald Trump for a while now but had no idea he was capable of influencing the weather. Gol-l-l-l-l-eeeee. He really is spectacular.

    Heard somewhere today (no link – it was from a radio report) that carbon dioxide levels in the US are down again in the latest published data. Of course, around the world it is still increasing. But, instead of celebrating their success, the lefties continue to whine. Assuming there is a correlation between carbon dioxide and the weather, wouldn’t that make people in other countries more responsible for it than us, much less our president?

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      CO2 is plant food. Worldwide biomass is increasing as a result of increased emissions, which tends to scrub it out of the air.

      Dissolved CO2 tracts in rain water with some stone, effectively binding with it. Large rock outcroppings, like thr himalayas, are a major carbon sink. Increasing CO2 levels accelerate the chemical reactions.

      That biomass point is almost completely overlooked, despite being -fast-

  17. 100E says:

    Did they claim he is responsible for ‘sucking air into the storm’, or ‘blowing it out’? The media’s obsession with destroying Trump fuels him, and his supporters. Keep it up!

  18. Garold says:

    Of course Trump is responsible. George Bush gifted him his hurricane machine used for Katrina.

  19. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Trump is “complicit” in the hurricane cycle…

    But not the economy.

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

  20. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Speaking of disasters, remember the flodods in Louisiana during the Presidential Campaign? President Trump donated multiple truckloads of relief on his own dime while the Clintons gave zero. Harvey? President Trump donated a cool million of his own money to the relief while no D-rat offered even a dime.

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