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Mitt Romney: Hurricane Sandy ‘Didn’t Come At The Right Time’

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Via: Huffington Post

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Hurricane Sandy — a major storm that pummeled the East Coast in October 2012, just before Election Day — “didn’t come at the right time.”

“I can tell you the hurricane didn’t come at the right time,” Romney told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Friday.

Sandy caused 159 deaths and between $50 and $100 billion in damage.

After the storm hit, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) and President Barack Obama formed an infamous bipartisan bond, with the two working on recovery efforts and touring the storm’s wreckage together in the days just before the election.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/07/mitt-romney-hurricane-sandy_n_3404889.html

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June 8, 2013 Posted by | 2012, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘It’s Global Warming, Stupid’ – and yes, ‘Stupid’ means the GOP!

Via: Bloomberg Businessweek

Yes, yes, it’s unsophisticated to blame any given storm on climate change. Men and women in white lab coats tell us—and they’re right—that many factors contribute to each severe weather episode. Climate deniers exploit scientific complexity to avoid any discussion at all.

Clarity, however, is not beyond reach. Hurricane Sandy demands it: At least 40 U.S. deaths. Economic losses expected to climb as high as $50 billion. Eight million homes without power. Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated. More than 15,000 flights grounded. Factories, stores, and hospitals shut. Lower Manhattan dark, silent, and underwater.

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An unscientific survey of the social networking literature on Sandy reveals an illuminating tweet (you read that correctly) from Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. On Oct. 29, Foley thumbed thusly: “Would this kind of storm happen without climate change? Yes. Fueled by many factors. Is storm stronger because of climate change? Yes.” Eric Pooley, senior vice president of the Environmental Defense Fund (and former deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek), offers a baseball analogy: “We can’t say that steroids caused any one home run by Barry Bonds, but steroids sure helped him hit more and hit them farther. Now we have weather on steroids.” (And it’s only going to get worse, MUCH WORSE!)

Read the rest of the article, HERE:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-01/its-global-warming-stupid#r=hp-lst

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November 2, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Obama, Romney, U.S. Cities | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment