Karl Rove has a piece up in the WSJ blaming Hurricane Sandy for stopping Mitt’s Big Mo and giving us four more of the Kenyan Muslim Socialist. As I pointed out in a post yesterday, Nate Silver established pre-Sandy that Mitt’s momentum had already stopped.
This is a big problem for Rove because he talked a lot of zillionaires into supporting his Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, and he threw their millions down the toilet in what really should have been a slam dunk for the GOP, not just to win the WH, but the Senate as well. So his “evil genius” reputation is at stake (well, it’s still half right), and he’s tap dancing pretty strenuously.
But as the GOP tries to blame Sandy for their shitty candidate and party, let’s follow their logic to its end.
Back at the time of Katrina, the religious nuts said it was God’s punishment for the gays and the abortions.
So if God sent Sandy just before the election, and Mitt would have won without Sandy, doesn’t that mean, um, that GodwantedObamato win?
From “Will Climate Get Some Respect Now?,” Nicholas Kristof, NYT:
“I was schooled in the far-reaching changes underway several years ago by Eskimos in Alaska, who told me of their amazement at seeing changes in their Arctic village — from melting permafrost to robins (for which their Inupiat language has no word), and even a (shivering) porcupine. If we can’t see that something extraordinary is going on in the world around us, we’re in trouble.”
“So I have to give the president great credit. He’s been on the phone with me three times in the last 24 hours. He’s been very attentive, and anything that I’ve asked for, he’s gotten to me. So, I thank the president publicly for that. He’s done — as far as I’m concerned — a great job for New Jersey.”
Asked about touring storm damage with Mitt, Christie said this to the Three Stooges on Fox and Friends:
“I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics and I could [sic] care less about any of that stuff. I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power, I’ve got devastation on the shore, I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don’t know me.”
“Forecasters said Sandy was a rare, hybrid ‘super storm’ created by an Arctic jet stream wrapping itself around a tropical storm.
“The combination of those two storms would have been bad enough, but meteorologists said there was a third storm at play – a system coming down from Canada that would effectively trap the hurricane-nor’easter combo and hold it in place, amplifying the inland flooding effects.
“Moreover, the storm was coming ashore at high tide, which was pulled even higher by a full moon.”
From “Sandy strengthens as it nears East Cost; Wall Street shut,” Daniel Trotta and Tom Hals, Reuters