Rush Limbaugh Claims Hurricane Is an Obama Conspiracy to Cancel GOP Convention

Rush Limbaugh is even blaming Obama for the weather. On his radio show, Limbaugh claimed that Hurricane Issac is an Obama conspiracy to shut down the Republican convention.

Here is the audio from Media Matters:

Transcript from Rush Limbaugh,

LIMBAUGH: So we got a hurricane coming. The National Hurricane Center, which is a government agency, is very hopeful that the hurricane gets near Tampa. The National Hurricane Center is Obama. It’s the National Weather Service, part of the commerce department. It’s Obama. The media, it’s all about the hurricane hitting next week, and they’re not talking about Biden, they’re talking about this Hurricane Isaac thing. Well, you know, we who live in south Florida become experts. We don’t need the National Hurricane Center, and we don’t need all these weather dolts analyzing this for us. Well, we need the center, we can look at their charts and graphs, we know what to do, we can read the stuff. I’ve been tracking the charted forecast track of the storm, and they’re moving it sometimes to the east. The latest, 11 o’clock, they moved it to the west as a cat 1 impact in Naples, Fort Myers area.

This morning at five a.m., the impact was Miami. We’re still not talking about ’til next Tuesday, so it’s gonna be all over the ballpark between now and then. We don’t know where this thing is gonna hit. The models are moving it more and more out into the Gulf. I wouldn’t be surprised if this thing hits in Louisiana someplace when it’s all said and done. Just kidding. Nobody knows, but they’re desperately hoping, they’re so desperately hoping for Tampa. The media, you know, I can see Obama sending FEMA in in advance of the hurricane hitting Tampa so that the Republican convention is nothing but a bunch of tents in Tampa, a bunch of RVs and stuff. (laughing) Make it look like a disaster area before the hurricane even hits there.

According to Limbaugh, Obama is so worried about Mitt Romney that he had the National Hurricane Center change the path of the storm, and the president intends to send FEMA into Tampa to make the Republican convention look like a disaster area.

One could argue that the Republican convention is going to be a disaster, no matter what the hurricane does, but that wouldn’t stop Rush Limbaugh from cooking up an Obama related weather conspiracy theory.

If the Republican Party wanted to avoid any potential weather problems, they could have made the decision not to hold their convention in South Florida at the peak of hurricane season. Seriously, who in the Republican Party thought it would be a great idea to hold their convention in South Florida in late August?

What Limbaugh was trying to do here was cover up for the horrible decision making skills of the Republican Party by blaming Obama. The president is leading in almost every poll. He doesn’t need to create a distraction around a hurricane. In fact, the Obama campaign is probably hoping beyond hope that America gets four days of Mitt Romney.

Romney is the first candidate in modern history who has actually hurt himself by campaigning. The more voters see of Romney, the less they like him. The best thing that could happen to the Republican Party is that the spotlight is not placed on their nominee.

The Republican convention is going to be a showcase for unpopular politicians highlighting the damage that they have done to the Republican brand. Democrats would never hope for anyone to be placed in harm’s way by hurricane. That type of thinking sounds more like Limbaugh than any Democrat out there.

Limbaugh’s rant today proved that Republicans are so blinded by Obama that they are even willing to blame him for the weather.

There’s no Obama weather conspiracy here. Just more Republican whining and blaming Obama for their own lousy decision making.

127 Replies to “Rush Limbaugh Claims Hurricane Is an Obama Conspiracy to Cancel GOP Convention”

  1. This is so ridiculous–they sure give the President a lot of super powers, don’t they?

    There was a hurricane at the start of the 2008 Republican Convention, too.

    A “Christian” pastor actually got down on his knees on TV a few days before the Democratic Convention (which was first in 2008) to pray that God bring rain on the Dems on the last night of the Convention because it was being held outside.

    That night was perfect weather for the Dems, but a few days later, a hurricane came on the Repubs. Maybe they should be careful of what they pray for…”God don’t like ugly” my grandmother always said.

  2. Limbaugh is in deep need of strong anti-psychotic medication.

    I bet the President wishes he had all the super-powers the fright wingers seem to think he has.

  3. “One could argue that the Republican convention is going to be a disaster, no matter what the hurricane does…” Classic. Oh, and btw, Black Liberal Boomer, there were pastors on their knees leading prayers for the death of Obama, not just some rain.

  4. Oh, and I hope you guys don’t have to report on Rush much longer. (As easy & fun as he must make your workday, nonetheless!)

  5. My god, where do the republicans get these people.
    You must have to pass a test to prove you are certifiably insane to join the party.

  6. so first the prez is a, commie, socialist, thug, scary, mean, black, man child, blah, blah blah…

    this is the best one… now obama is omnipotent…. cool, maybe he can smear the GOP off the face of the planet they killed……..

    and wouldn’t it be the wrath of their deity and that not happening climate change for the sky pilots to bow down to our anointed one?????

  7. Knowledge is power, which is why they keep cutting education budgets and keep poisoning our kids with corn.

  8. You think Rush maybe taking to much of his meds, or maybe he is off them?

    I prefer to think that, if indeed the hurricaine is on path for Tampa, then perhaps is GOD’s warning and not Obama’s that the RNC should be concerned about. All the lies the RNC has told, the twisting of the facts, distortion of the whole campaign process.
    Not protecting the poor in the quest for the White House, could not set well with GOD. Nor, could setting out to hurt others and not being concerned with their welfare as you quest for that money. Justs goes to prove, that “it is easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to make it to heaven”!

  9. For much is give, much is required. And with what GOD has given, he can taketh away. The RNC should remember that.

    Now, with all of that being said and the RNC position of “entitlements” as they call them, One might think the only difference in the entitlements of the Poor like medicaid and housing assistance is no different than the entitlements of say…the stimulus money Ryan got for his family of some 20 million ofr going green. Or the entitlement Trumph got to start up a busness with gov’t money. The BIG difference is the amount of the funding. So, when we take away ENTITLEMENTS.. LETS delete those entitlement programs. Those seem to cost far more than the entitlements of the people that need them.

  10. And Social Security is not an Entitlement! It is a benefit paid for by the people it was intended to be paid out to.
    Our gov’t had no right to borrow from it. They had no right to use it to fund their spending. Just like the some 4 trillion they borrowed form the railroad retirement. Nor is medicare a entitlement, another paid for service paid for by the people it was intended to care for. So, where exactly do they get it is an entitlement? It belonged to US, and was never intended to fund their spending! Or, I prefer to think, it was n ever intended to fund the Trumps’s and the Ryan’s businesses in the form of stmulus. Now, those are ENTITLEMENTS we should be going after!

  11. LOL!!

    “We don’t need the National Hurricane Center, and we don’t need all these weather dolts analyzing this for us.”

    “According to Limbaugh, Obama is so worried about Mitt Romney that he had the National Hurricane Center change the path of the storm, and the president intends to send FEMA into Tampa to make the Republican convention look like a disaster area.”

  12. Waahahahahahahaa!!!

    Ohhhh, man, between the republican leaders who think women can will themselves from getting pregnant, to their spokesman who thinks that ANYONE has the power to change the path of a hurricane, I can’t believe anyone still counts themselves as being part of the party of cuckoos. I’m glad I quit them so many years back.

    And hey Rush — if the hurricane center can change the course of a hurricane, then GWBush deliberately destroyed New Orleans!

  13. i’m pretty sure his symptoms would recede if he left the Benzos alone. Benzos are bad news but the withdrawal is almost worse. But worse of all is the shit that comes out of this fat ass.

  14. I have a graduate degree in meteorology, and Limpballs is an absolute idiot. The hurricane center is following the paths of the numerical weather model consensus… i.e. COMPUTERS! They swing because of slight variations in environmental conditions from run to run… chaos theory in action.

    But I guess that’s just too much math and science for this ignorant fool. No, it’s gotta be Obama ordering NOAA to tweak the weather models to send the storm to the RNC. Funny… we don’t KNOW what the outcome of a particular model run will be. Trying to make the models simulate a particular scenario (for research purposes) is basically throwing darts in the dark.

    But people believe this. My God, thousands of people believe this man’s lunacy.

  15. Fortunately there are people who do pick up his feeds without watching him and share them.

    Are you saying Bush never did anything?

  16. The RNC planned this in Tampa so that they could cancel it and there would be no soundbites. Nothing happens, nothing gets reported on, no one learns anything. Typical of their campaign this year.

  17. @ Brigita Petrutis, you wrote: “Oh, and I hope you guys don’t have to report on Rush much longer”– We, too, hope he disappears from the airwaves and there’s nothing left to report.

  18. From these type of events occurring within the GOP theres one thing one can deduce: they are paranoid and frankly, worried, about November’s election.

  19. I agree this dude is just talking out his ahole. If the President was that powerful,he could have put out those fires in the mid west and the mississippi river would not be at a drought.

  20. Why is it so surprising, to here BS like this from Rush Limbaugh…he lives, for stuff like this!!
    The Republican Tea Party Line…any negativity upon the Party? always blame the “Black Guy”.
    Blame Obama, for Mother Nature…the National Weather Service, Obama, his wife, and the two kids, all took a deep breath, and blew the Hurricane in that direction!
    Since the GOP and Tea Party, are so Christian, and keep stating that God is a Republican…could it be, that since Mother Nature decided to blow this Hurricane, the GOP’s way…maybe, it was God’s Conspiracy on the GOP, for using his name in vain??
    It’s God’s humorous way of saying: “I’m ‘not’ a Registered Republican…stop your Greed,and your Selfishness!! or you ‘will’…

  21. Yup, that’s my bet. They were already wayyyy not happy and utterly unwilling to BELIEVE that the polls were not working in their favor. Now, hardly a day goes by that some GOP idiot isn’t adding fuel to the fire of stupid. Anxiety begets more stupid, and so on, and so on. When they’ve already flubbed up THIS badly and they’re so focused on damage control on this one thing, maybe they just forget all the OTHER stuff they’re supposed to be covering up!!

  22. I prefer to think that the models are having a hard time ingesting all the hot air he’s spewing and it’s throwing the grids off.

  23. Whether Obama is controlling press releases about the hurricane path is moot.

    Only idiots plan a major convention along the Florida coast during hurricane season. Good thing they have someone else to blame other than personal poor planning.

  24. “Seriously, who in the Republican Party thought it would be a great idea to hold their convention in South Florida in late August?”

    The same people who made the decision to have the 2008 GOP Convention in September in St. Cloud, Minnesota, of course!

    “…The first day of the Republican Party’s convention fell on Labor Day, the last day of the popular Minnesota State Fair, though because of Hurricane Gustav, this day was mostly a call for action to help victims and formal, required activities; most of the politicking and partying did not start until Tuesday, the second scheduled day.”

  25. We monitor Limbaugh, Fox, and other RW media outfits/entertainers because of that very old saying: Know thine enemies. LOL

  26. Are you serious? He wasn’t blaming Obama for the hurricane, all he said was that Obama is HOPING the hurricane will hit Tampa. Christ, how can you post such a misleading article when you have the transcript right in front of you?

  27. My guess is his ex-wives’ bodies probably shut down their reproductive cycles when they realized what a dip he was.

  28. One thing for sure if a hurricane strikes, it would have to be a big one to blow his fat ass away. This idiot should be locked up with this idiot judge from Texas,

  29. Ok, so let me get this straight. Rush Limbaugh said:

    1: Floridians are “experts” at reading weather maps and can see for themselves where the hurricane is headed.
    2: The forecast keeps changing it further west as it develops
    3: It could hit Louisiana for all we know
    4: Nobody really knows where this thing will hit

    #1 and #4 are mutually exclusive. Either we know or we don’t know.

    Am I missing something?

  30. Now this fat ass has gone over the edge… sane people listen to him is beyond me…he is a big fat joke !

  31. “so first the prez is a, commie, socialist, thug, scary, mean, black, man child, blah, blah blah…

    this is the best one… now obama is omnipotent…. cool, maybe he can smear the GOP off the face of the planet they killed……..”

    Don’t worry — by tomorrow, President Obama will go back to being, “an incompetent man-child”, according to Rush Limpballs.


  32. This is just stupid and I really hate this kind of crap… and Rush. But… NOWHERE does he claim that this hurricane is a conspiracy by Obama. Only that he really hopes it hits Tampa. I’d expect this kinda garbage reporting from Fox, but not a site that calls itself Bipartisan.

  33. “Is there any chance the jerk was being sarcastic?”


    Sarcasm — like comedy, metaphor, and analogy — is a skill rightwingnuts don’t possess.

    “In light of all the problems that are still being blamed on Bush I believe that was what he was doing.”

    To quote House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

    “We’ll stop blaming Bush when his problems go away.”


  34. When I read the headline, my reaction was “You HAVE to be kidding!” I’d take it as a tongue-in-cheek poke, but Limbaugh has got to know that there are a lot of people who take his word as Gospel – and because their sense of irony and critical thinking skills have been crushed by conservative ideology, they wouldn’t realize that it’s a joke. Thus, even if he doesn’t believe it himself, he should know better than to come out with something as crazy as that.

    Even if he’s saying that President Obama is trying to find an excuse to mess with the convention, it still is unbelievably lame!

    I’m reminded of something I’ve read a couple of times -that you know it’s gotten bad when you can’t tell the difference between parody and…

  35. “The media, you know, I can see Obama sending FEMA in in advance of the hurricane hitting Tampa so that the Republican convention is nothing but a bunch of tents in Tampa, a bunch of RVs and stuff.”

    But, Limpy . . .

    Why on earth would President Obama wish for a hurricane to hit Tampa — a city whose mayor and entire city council are all . . . DEMOCRATS??


  36. Actually i think if he did have that power he wouldn’t put those fires out. Out of chaos comes jobs. How jobs are created by having to rebuild communities. It would certainly help Obama on the economic polls if jobs were created. Just a thought I don’t think this really the case rush is a piece of shit. I remember when he use to talk mad shit bout Romney cuz mitt admitted he thought global warming/climate change.

  37. Raise your hand if you think our troops need to hear this drivel on our tax dollars.

    Really, Rush Republican USA? Weather sorcerery?

    Pink elephants in dressage. Oh my.

  38. Republicans prefer FEMA to be a few days late, like Katrina, to prove that government can’t help people and shouldn’t help them and doesn’t work. Competence makes them nervous.

  39. They want FEMA to be run like it was down here when the four hurricanes hit.

    I know a millionaire who had his power go out overnight, and lost food in his freezer (that’s it). He bragged about getting a 4 figure check from FEMA.

    I know a lot of poor people who suffered real damage, and were denied. One poor couple were denied because they “made too much money” – he worked at Wal-Mart and his wife worked at another store (they had a lot of damage to their house). We also were denied for bogus reasons. MANY people were, and at the same time rich people were being helped left and right.

    They want that sort of thing – the poor getting denied while the rich get the money.

  40. (Sigh) under the limit, but the end was cut off.

    you know it’s gotten bad when you can’t tell the difference between parody and reality!

  41. Rush has obstructive sleep apnea, his brain is addled, toasted, cognitive impairment, executive dysfunction. Nothing he says has gone through a logical well-thought process.

  42. … I get what you are saying, but at the same time your aren’t making any sense. The RNC was held in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2008. I would know because Rage Against the Machine (Paul Ryan’s favorite band, lol) played some amazing shows just outside the convention and in the neighboring city of Minneapolis. Good times were had.

  43. Limbaugh has become such a caricature of himself that it becomes difficult to discern “Rush trying to be funny” from “Rush unintentionally being funny“.

  44. scary thing, this guy pretty much runs the republicon party. another scary thing, a lot of people believe what he say’s. I just dont know what more crazy stuff he can come up with and say its true.

  45. Love your comment! Especially smearing the GOP off the planet! Don’t they just love to name call! What’s this guy doing here still? (Rush) he said if President Obama passed the Health Care Bill he will leave the country, WE CAN’T WAIT, why haven’t you packed your bags yet, you oxymoron!

  46. You know what, ya’ll getting as bad as FOX news. I hate Rush, despise him. But he is stating they’re directing the media & the warnings there. Not that Obama is moving the storm, he’s saying he’s moving it on the projection path to get the media on it. I’m sure the Dems hope the GOP convention is moved because of a hurricane, it causes chaos, also causes sympathy. Yesterday you had some serious editor mistakes in some articles. You people are sloppy and just trying to do the Fox News model but towards liberals. Good Grief. Don’t be them, we’re above that.

  47. Wait, Rush thought the Batman movie was a conspiracy against Romney, now, he thinks the hurricane is Obama’s fault. This guy is clearly paranoid and delusional. And didn’t he say he would move to Costa Rica if health care passed? Did he not hear or is he a liar?

  48. This “man” is an idiot. I don’t listen to him but my Mom used to listen to him all the time and she believed what he said. She passed away last December so I am now sure she knows what an imbecile this radio guy is. I would like to request that we all stop even saying his name, just like with the Aurora shooter and the Columbine killers. He is no better than they are but he is much more powerful. As my faveorite congressman (and hilarious author) would say, “**** is a big, fat idiot.”

  49. Rizzle, I had lost all hope in those commenting until I saw your comment. Way to use your brain, unlike most others that read this piece’s commentary and just accepted it as fact without doing so much as reading what Limbaugh said.

  50. Just when you thought all of the imbeciles on the right have come forth and made their presence known, now the Walrus Flush Limpnuts comes forward and takes his place among the morons who have spoken. What’s happened to the once proud Republican party that had ideas and discoursed with the Democrats to get things done. Now they put forth Bachmann, Palin, Akin, Flush, The Family Council a Judge from a one-horse town in Texas just proving that the Republican party is an anachronism that will one day fade into history and history won’t be kind to them.

  51. I thought it was the Republicans that were supposed to have God on their side.

    I can easily imagine that if Isaac ruins the convention, at least one Republican moron will seriously accuse Obama of using black magic to harm them.

  52. Wasn’t there a tornado in the neighborhood when Romney made his announcement to run for president?

  53. I think we and the article know that Rush is not blaming Obama FOR the storm, but is blaming the Dems for saying the storm will hit Tampa.

  54. Go Isaac Go! The GOP is too arrogant to see that God is NOT pleased with them. You know, that supreme being they insist directs their lives? That God.

  55. The idiots plan the Convention during a Hurricane season.
    No blame if they made it Florida
    Besides The GOP stated they have the good Lord on their side
    God does not direct storm path
    He is not the director of destruction not since JC was here.
    Wrathful God is not Wrathful until the end of earth

  56. Well if he thinks that about POTUS Obama, Rush Limbaugh should be afraid. Very afraid.
    Because who knows what this supernatural POTUS can do to a loudmouth jerk that spews on radio.

    Something dastardly, I’m sure.

  57. “I’m just tired of the Republican Party being the ‘Stupid Party!’” he said, “Stupid people saying stupid things…”
    former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL)

  58. If there was any doubt that the G.O.T.P. (Gross Obscene Tea Party) has lost its collective mind, Limbaugh has just removed all doubt. The G.O.T.P. is so out of touch with reality that it is no longer funny. What will be their next move I wonder? Accusing Democrats, Independents, Liberals, Moderates and Progressives with witchcraft and black magic in order to overthrow the pseudo-theocratic govt? Would not surprise me if they did.

    Oh and for those of you who did not know this, this is further proof that President Obama is evil incarnate. Damn him and his Kenyan, Marxist, Socialist,Fascist, Communist, weather manipulating Voodoo Magic.

  59. Hey, I’m hoping the Rethuglicans listen to Dimbulb, go ahead with their convention and the entire building collapses on them, wiping out the Rethuglican Party. Then we wouldn’t have to listen to their crap. They could look at it as an expression of “God’s Will.”

  60. If the President controls the weather & causes global warming, he’s one powerful dude. Kneel before him GOPTP or he’ll smite you. I’m voting for him, you should too.

    IMHO Pat Robertson, although the RNC is already set to become a disaster because of their internal “strife.” FEMA can’t help with that. I would suggest that “Gawd” is sending the RNC a Hurricane to show his displeasure against the obscene, hypocritical, God-less, hate filled Neanderthals,the GOPTP are. “Isaac” may be sent to Rapture them in a much different direction than where they think they’re going. LOL! Hey, we can always hope.

    I hope they don’t cancel, I’ve already got my popcorn.

  61. First Limburger says President Obama isn’t “God” — which we all know anyway…

    Then he claims President Obama *is* “God” and can control the weather.

    What a load of crap…

    …and everything he says on his f*cked-up show.

  62. Let’s not take a look at the brilliant minds that choose Tampa for the site of the RNC, mid August, peak of the hurricane season… Face it Limbaugh, your choice of political party makes bad decision’s even for its own people.

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