Sheldon Whitehouse, Everybody
While bodies were being pulled from the rubble in Oklahoma City in the wake of Monday’s devastating tornado, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) strode to the well of the U.S. Senate to offer his thoughts on the unfolding tragedy.
“When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover,” Whitehouse said. “And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests.”
Wait … wait?
Is this guy really using a national tragedy to launch into some far left enviro-Nazi screed?
Yup … but Whitehouse was just getting warmed up. Turns out the death and destruction in Oklahoma City was also the result of GOP “extremism.”
“You drag America with you to your fate,” he said. “So, I want this future: I want a Republican Party that has returned to its senses and is strong and a worthy adversary in a strong America that has done right by its people and the world. That’s what I want. I don’t want this future. I don’t want a Republican Party disgraced, that let its extremists run off the cliff, and an America suffering from grave economic and environmental and diplomatic damage because we failed, because we didn’t wake up and do our duty to our people, and because we didn’t lead the world. I do not want that future. But that’s where we’re headed. So I will keep reaching out and calling out, ever hopeful that you will wake up before it is too late.”
Obviously this website is every bit as GOP-loathing as Whitehouse (albeit from a more rational location on the political spectrum), but seriously, is this guy off his meds?
But beyond that … what is this guy’s damage?
Hitting the nail on the head in response to Whitehouse’s rant was John Hayward of Human Events, who referred to it as “primitive.” And then lent corresponding expression to that (accurate) view.
“Sky gods angry! Sky gods send tornado to kill (global warming) deniers! You pay or sky gods kill again!” he wrote.