On top of the entire economy, the education system, the whole energy sector, your kids, your wallet, your food, your medical care, and pretty much all “private” (hah) businesses, you can add “the weather” to the list of things leftists want to – and actually think they can, and should – control.
Or so postulated Minnesota Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who suggested that electing Democrats will stop hurricanes.
As Hurricane Ian stares down Florida, forcing scared residents to rush stores for supplies and bolster their homes against impending heavy winds and torrential rain, Klobuchar took a moment to politicize their fear, insinuating that they wouldn’t be in this predicament if the hapless rubes would just support Democrats and all their multi-trillion-dollar green plans.
"We just did something about climate change for the first time in decades,” Klobuchar told MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday, referring to President Joe Biden's $440-billion-dollar "Inflation Reduction Act, which has done zilch to stifle inflation.
“That’s why we've got to win this as that hurricane bears down on Florida," she inexplicably added. "We've got to win in the midterms.”
Sen. @amyklobuchar suggests voting for Democrats may stop hurricanes: "We just did something about climate change for the first time in decades. That’s why we have to win this as that hurricane bears down on Florida. We have to win in the midterms." pic.twitter.com/yP3buo0r4f— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 27, 2022
Because apparently, hurricanes in the Caribbean and Southeast U.S. are…a new thing?
Hardly. In fact, while many storms in earlier centuries went unrecorded, there was no shortage of chronicled hurricanes pre-Industrial Era that devastated the Florida Keys and surrounding areas – with frequency, in fact.
The Treasure Coast Hurricanes of 1715 of 1733, for example, wrecked 11 Spanish ships as they were setting sail from Florida back to Spain. The Great Hurricane of 1780 remains the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record, leaving behind 22,000 fatalities across the Caribbean.
And those are just a few. Because hurricanes in this part of the world aren’t new, just like forest fires aren't a sudden development in California, nor are tornados a shocking sight in Oklahoma and, believe it or not, New England has had its fair share of blizzards.
They are, however, convenient scapegoats for leftist attempts to spend gobs of cash and seize control over even more swaths of the energy sector and the economy – which, as we’ve all seen, has worked out just splendidly over the past two years.