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

Last updated on July 18th, 2023 at 11:18 am

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:

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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.

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