"Rush Limbaugh Suggests Obama Manipulated Hurricane Predictions To Get GOP To Cancel Convention"
Even President Obama’s biggest fans don’t think he can make it rain — but Rush Limbaugh does.
On his radio show this afternoon, Limbaugh suggested that President Obama might have personally tampered with the Hurricane Center’s prediction models for the path of Hurricane Isaac, with the hopes that it would force the GOP to delay or cancel its convention in Tampa, Florida this week.
Walking his audience through the timeline of events leading to the Republicans delaying their convention by a day, Limbaugh launched into a conspiracy theory, all the while denying that he was suggesting anything by it: “And I noticed that the hurricane center’s track is — and I’m not alleging conspiracies here. The hurricane center is the regime; the hurricane center is the Commerce Department”:
It’s the government. It’s Obama.
And I’m noticing that that track stayed zeroed in on Tampa day after day after day. And the Republicans react to it accordingly over the weekend, canceling the first day of the convention. What could be better for the Democrats than the Republicans to cancel a day of this? [...]
Okay, 6:45 p.m. Saturday night the Republicans announce that they’re canceling Monday. At 6:45 p.m. Saturday night, everybody is still under the impression that Isaac is making a beeline for very close to Tampa. It was an hour and 15 minutes later that the eight p.m. model runs showed New Orleans. I’m alleging no conspiracy. I’m just telling you, folks, when you put this all together in this timeline, I’m telling you, it’s unbelievable.
Limbaugh’s not the only one playing politics with the weather; Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) said he’d be “fine” with a potentially devastating hurricane hitting New Orleans if it meant Republicans would win in November.