Skip to comments.It Only Took Five Minutes for Democrats to Politicize the Oklahoma Tornado
Posted on 05/21/2013 11:30:30 AM PDT by servo1969
RUSH: It took five minutes. Five minutes. It only took five minutes before the Democrat Party politicized the tornado in Oklahoma. They politicize everything, folks. They rub their hands together in glee when there is a natural disaster that they think they can spin in such a way as to advance their political agenda. If any of you doubt that global warming is a political issue and not a science issue, then you must open your mind and consider why in the world, ask yourself, why in the world, five minutes after the news hits of this horrible destruction, a Democrat senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, runs out and starts talking about global warming and blaming the tornado on global warming.
Tornado activity in this country is actually down. Temperatures have not risen for 15 years. There is no warming taking place and certainly no manmade global warming. Five minutes after the news of this tornado hits, a Democrat senator cannot wait to get hold of a reporter somehow, any way possible, and start shouting global warming. What is the point? What in the world is served by that? What possible assistance can that observation be? What does it have to do with anything?
I really don't even want to acknowledge this but I'm going to for the sake of the discussion. Even if there were global warming taking place, what point is made, what is served by calling attention to it five minutes before we even know the death toll. These people are just despicable. Five minutes. And then that chorus was picked up in any number of places in the media internationally. They were excited that they could say that the tornado was the result of global warming. I've had a story at the top of the Stack for the past couple days. It's from the BBC, and these are the biggest global warming political aficionados you'll ever run into. The BBC is as far left as anything in this country, and they are invested totally in the idea of manmade global warming. The story from the BBC is on the 19th of May, two days ago: "Climate Slowdown Means Extreme Rates of Warming 'Not As Likely'."
And here's a pull quote from the story: "Since 1998, there has been an unexplained 'standstill' in the heating of the Earth's atmosphere." What do you mean, unexplained standstill? Unexplained only from their baseline, and their baseline is the flawed, fraudulent projections made by their flawed models. Nobody knows what the norm is. Nobody's been alive long enough to know what the norm is. We've been around tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, billions, who knows, who's counting, years. Nobody knows what the norm is. It's height of folly to assume the norm is now when we're alive.
So they've got these models that projected all this warming, and the warming isn't taking place, so, my gosh, what's wrong? Maybe nothing's wrong, other than their stupid models. Maybe nothing's wrong. Maybe there is no standstill. They have their models projecting warming over the next 100 years, and it isn't warming. They don't stop and think that their models are wrong. There's something unexplained going on out there. For 15 years there has been this trend of no warming, and we've been fed a bunch of lies that we're all about to burn to death. Five minutes after this tornado hits, the Democrats can't wait to use it to advance their political agenda.
RUSH: Anyway, the tornado. It's a crying shame. It's a natural disaster. They happen. The true test comes in a natural disaster. The people of Oklahoma know that they are in Tornado Alley. The true test is the aftermath, how people deal with it -- and I have to tell you: From what I've seen, these people in Oklahoma are the backbone of the United States of America. I found the same thing, by the way, in Joplin.
Kathryn and I went to Joplin, Missouri, with a whole semi-truck load of Two If By Tea two years ago around the Fourth of July shortly after the tornado had ripped after that town to shreds. We found the people of Joplin were not crying and whining and moaning, and they weren't asking where FEMA was, and they weren't demanding that government show up. They had rolled up their sleeves and they were already starting to rebuild. We went in.
They had a big concert with a bunch of groups that came in and performed gratis. It was a pretty big party, a barbecue. As I say, we brought in a bunch of iced Two If By Tea. I made a short little speech on American exceptionalism and how the people of Joplin were illustrating, demonstrating it. It's the same thing in Oklahoma, and you'll hear it here on the sound bites coming up. Backbone of America. They know what can happen there. It's happened before. This is a pretty bad one. This was a huge tornado.
But I just want to remind you of three things. Again, the BBC story. Because it took five minutes, folks, and the Democrat Party was politicizing the latest now to come out is Senator Boxer. Senator Boxer is now saying, "See! See! This tornado means there's global warming." Okay, so what? What do we do? We're gonna raise taxes? What are we gonna do? All you Democrats -- Sheldon Whitehouse, Barbara Boxer -- what the hell could you have done to stop this?
What has global warming meant to that tornado?
Was it bigger and more powerful because of global warming? Is that what you want to try to convince people of? That if somehow we had taken steps on your so-called climate change, the tornado wouldn't have been as powerful, wouldn't have been as big, and may not have happened? What are you trying to convince people of? Do you realize how absurd you people are? Five minutes after this disaster and they're trying to politicize it? For what purpose? I'll tell you what purpose.
They want the government to get bigger, and they want you to drive smaller cars, and they want to dictate the way you live. They want you to use one sheet of toilet paper, whatever. (That's an extreme example from Sheryl Crow, but still.) They want you giving up a little more of your economic freedom, they want you paying higher taxes, under the guise that somehow those people in Washington (in conjunction with people at the United Nations) know everything there is about the climate.
And if you just give 'em more money, well, they're gonna do magic things and make tornadoes and hurricanes and so forth go away. Well, there's a problem. There isn't any global warming, and tornado activity has been on the decline. BBC: "Scientists say the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term. Since 1998, there has been an unexplained 'standstill' in the heating of the Earth's atmosphere.
"Writing in Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this will reduce predicted warming in the coming decades. But long-term, the expected temperature rises will not alter significantly. The slowdown in the expected rate of global warming has been studied for several years now. Earlier this year, the UK Met Office lowered their five-year temperature forecast. But this new paper gives the clearest picture yet of how any slowdown is likely to affect temperatures in both the short-term and long-term."
These people are simply throwing it up against the wall and seeing what sticks. It's just gibberish, folks. There's an unexplained "standstill"? Based on what? Why do they assume that what is happening now is normal, and that anything above or below what's happening now is a disaster? They don't know what "normal" is. There hasn't been anybody alive long enough to keep records long enough to figure out an average. There's no science here. This is all politics.
Unexplained standstill? From what? Okay, so they've got a bunch of computer models -- which are flawed (garbage in/garbage out) -- and their computer models said that over the past 15 years there would be a 1.5-degree rise centigrade in temperature. That hasn't happened. "Uh-oh! Uh-oh! There's an unexplained standstill." There's nothing unexplained. It's just the temperature hasn't changed. It's easy! There's no standstill. There's only a standstill if you believe their garbage.
There's only a standstill if you believe their baseline based on their fraudulent models, that there should have been a 1.5-degree increase in temperature in the past 15 years. So since what they predicted and what they thought was gonna happen didn't happen, "Uh-oh! Something's wrong." No, no, no, no. We're talking about nature, and these guys can't control it, influence it, whatever, and they never will be able to. So there's that. Then there's USA Today. Doyle Rice on May 10th of 2013: "Tornado Activity Hits 60-Year Low."
Ten days ago, USA Today!
How do these global warming wackos explain the lack of tornado activity up until yesterday's tragedy? See, up until yesterday's tragedy, tornado activity was on the decline. Now all of a sudden a tornado has happened. "Oh, oh, oh, oh! Global warming! Oh, oh, oh, oh! It's getting really bad! Oh, oh!" It's just like after Hurricane Katrina. What did they predict? "Massive hurricanes! Massive destruction!" Well, the number of hurricanes in the US plummeted. After the shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, what did they expect? "Oh, my God! Gun violence is going through the roof! Oh, my God, it's horrible! We're all gonna die."
What did they find?
Gun violence is actually down, even including Newtown.
Ladies and gentlemen, look, I mean this from the bottom of my heart. You literally cannot trust anything these people tell you. You certainly can't trust their predictions, because it's all politics. It's all designed to insult you. It's all designed to fool you. You're being spun on all of this stuff. Let me tell you what this USA Today story said ten days ago. "Quiet tornado season forecast to last into next week, at least." Well, anybody want to sue these people for malpractice? Anybody in Oklahoma reading this, "Oh, good, I just read it in USA Today. There ain't gonna be any tornadoes the next couple of weeks. We're safe, Mabel, USA Today said so."
They got a bunch of global warming experts, "Unexplained decline in tornado activity is gonna continue for the next two weeks." Uh-oh. What went wrong? What went wrong is that these people do not know what they're talking about from the get-go. It's gibberish. They're making it all up every day and they're claiming that what they're making up and spinning is science, and it's the furthest thing from science. "The tornado drought is forecast to continue at least through the weekend. The USA in the past 12 months has seen the fewest number of tornadoes since at least 1954 --" says USA Today ten days ago "--and the death tolls from the dangerous storms have dropped dramatically since 2011." Yet there's global warming, and we should have seen more tornadoes.
Folks, the bottom line is that everything these people say or pretty much everything, is literally disproven every day. Back to the USA Today story: "Just two years after a ferocious series of tornado outbreaks killed hundreds of Americans, the USA so far this year is enjoying one of the calmest years on record for twisters. Through Thursday, tornadoes have killed only three Americans in 2013; by the end of May 2011, 543 Americans had died."
That's a pretty big difference, folks. By the end of May 2011, 543 Americans had died. Through Thursday of last week, only three had died. In just a two-year span. "The seven people killed from May 2012 to April 2013 is the fewest in a 12-month period since five people died in September 1899-August 1900, according to Harold Brooks, research meteorologist with the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Okla. The year-to-date count of tornadoes is probably approaching the lower 10% of all years on record, said Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman."
Why has tornado activity been on the decline? "An unusually cool weather pattern from the Rockies to the East Coast. 'Generally, the lower the temperature and/or the drier the air, the lower the number of thunderstorms,' said AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski." Okay. So USA Today ten days ago said, "Nothing to see here. No tornadoes. They are way, way down, three deaths this year. By comparison, 543 same time two years ago. And from a Tulsa TV station, Jennifer Zeppelin, the chief meteorologist at KTUL-TV: "Weather Trends Show Fewer Tornadoes." This is just five days ago, this story.
"May typically has been our peak month for tornadoes, but after the warmest year on record followed by an ongoing drought and cooler than normal temperatures - our weather has been anything but normal for the past 12 months. Meteorologists with the national severe storms laboratory track all the tornado stats for the U.S. and have noticed an interesting trend over the last decade - fewer tornadoes." A Tulsa meteorologist noted just a few days ago that while tornado activity is down, to not let your guard down. And she was correct.
RUSH: I want to play a sound bite from a montage of people who lost everything. From last night and this morning, these are tornado victims in Oklahoma. This is what I mean when I say that these people are the backbone of this country.
MAN: My security isn't in the things I own. My security is in the Lord.
WOMAN: The last thing we lose in a situation like this is faith. We have to hold onto faith and trust God every moment.
MAN: You salvage what you can salvage. You thank God that he has another plan for you.
MAN: I'm a believer in Jesus, and by the grace of God, me and my children are alive, and our house is -- we can repair it.
WOMAN: We prayed that God would save our house. We also prayed that if God didn't, he would get us through, and he will.
MAN: By the grace of God, it's just amazing.
WOMAN: We know that God is good, and we know that there's people out there who are still alive, and we're gonna find 'em.
RUSH: The media, as you can imagine, could not understand any of that. They were just shocked. They were literally stunned that, of all things, people would be thankful to God after such a thing. In the media's minds, at least if you're gonna be thankful, be thankful to Obama who's gonna send in rescue aid, if that happens, by the way. Talk to people in New York and New Jersey about all the aid for Sandy. See if that happens.
Actually, Rush is wrong on this one. The douchebag from the Daily Show (Lizz something) posted her hatred while the tornado was still in the act of killing people.
“They were literally stunned that, of all things, people would be thankful to God after such a thing.”
God is foreign to lefties, so this doesn’t surprise me one tiny bit.
Excellent points by Rush, as always and Democrat True Colors on display, as nausiating as that is...
Yes, and Rush focused on the wrong hateful leftist freak.
The tornado is his fault! It happened on his watch!
Is there something these people can do to disrespect the corpses of the victims? Just to show them the deserved what they got?
I had a thought about this global warming. It’s all Al Gores fault. No, no, hear me out.
Since Al Gore got on this global warming kick and colluded with that school in England nd the Globalist communist party, everyone has been doing what they can to go green. Well, it seems that the more green we get, the more storms there are. And the temperature isn’t going up.
I submit that fossil fuels and CO2 stabilize our climate.
Another unintended consequence brought to you by the DNC.
How low can these politicians go? I’m so ashamed of this country. What a disgrace.
Why don’t the commies just outlaw tornadoes?
Pray for America to Wake Up
libtards are delighted with disasters because they can both blame Republicans and call for more and bigger government interventionism in the economy and the destruction of capitalism.
When you have a really bad theory that can’t be supported by any predictions based on it, there is nothing left to do but dump it or spin it. The left is a kingdom built on bad theories, and leftwing nutballs aren’t going to dump any of them.
It took ALMOST as fast for the tinfoil-hat conspiracy freakazoids to declare that the Oklahoma tornado was caused by the HAARP array and chemtrails.
Where’s my baseball bat...