The Democrats have never been shy about politicizing a tragedy for their own gain.
That’s a practice that has been a tool in the Democrats toolbelt for as long as I can remember. From using Columbine as an excuse to attempt gun control, to literally every “mass” shooting being weaponized against the Second Amendment. Usually before the bodies are even in the ground.
Sadly, there is enough gun violence these days to allow the left to have plenty of opportunities to politicize a tragedy. Don’t want to get out of practice. After all, it’s hard to stand on the podium and look concerned and offer “thoughts and prayers”.
The most recent example to me is the most egregious. The devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky caused millions in damage and cost at least 35 lives and counting. Never ones to miss an opportunity, the Democrats, particularly Vice President Kamala Harris, have seized on the moment to push another leftist narrative, climate change. Let’s check the AP for the details:
Vice President Kamala Harris called climate change an “immediate” and “urgent” crisis Monday as she detailed more than $1 billion in federal spending to respond to disasters such as deadly flooding in Kentucky and wildfires ravaging her home state of California.
You’re in Miami talking about flooding while Kentucky is experiencing one!! Sometimes I wonder how you guys really say you care while you don’t !! You guys needs to do better! You and Sleepy Joe
— Jesse Carson (@jaycecarson1) August 1, 2022
It’s important to note the language here folks. Words like “immediate” and “urgent” are used to subliminally drum up fear in the general public. Fear sells. Never mind that IT RAINS, and places flood. What amount of federal dollars would have stopped that front from stalling over Eastern Kentucky and dumping the insane amount of rain that it did?
Also notice she doesn’t say anything about money going TO Eastern Kentucky specifically, rather she cites California wildfires and the flooding with “such as”, which seems to mean she wants to spend money just in case there is a once in a lifetime natural disaster. Just disgusting to use this disaster as a tool. The left continues to blame climate change for wildfires, even though the vast majority are arson, careless campers, or lightning.
“Climate change has become a climate crisis, and a threat has now become a reality, ″ she said in a speech at Florida International University.
Harris cited deadly floods that have swept through Kentucky and Missouri, “washing away entire neighborhoods, ″ leaving at least 35 dead, including children. At least two people were killed in a wildfire in Northern California that was among several fires menacing thousands of homes in the western U.S. Hot and gusty weather and lightning storms threatened to boost the danger that the fires will keep growing.
When it rains hard, it’s raining. Mmmkay. Hard rain means flooding. Flooding means it rained hard. Mmmkay. To stop flooding, it needs to stop raining. And we’re doing that with the Inflation Reduction Act by you paying higher taxes. 👍🏼
– Kamala Harris on Kentucky Floods
— Ms.Salty (@SaltyMom10) August 2, 2022
Why was Harris in Florida? (At least she is close to the border). Whys isn’t Harris speaking directly to the people of Eastern Kentucky? Probably because this administration knows they aren’t welcome in Eastern Kentucky. The people there might be less economically advantaged than most, but it doesn’t mean they are stupid. They know what this shady administration is up to.
This hits home for me. I am from Kentucky and have seen firsthand the devastation of massive flooding. It happens. Was climate change the reason my hometown of Falmouth in Northern Kentucky was 90 percent underwater in March of 1997? Or was it a once in a lifetime weather event that caused a chain of events that resulted in massive flooding across the Ohio River Valley Basin?
Same with eastern Kentucky. This type of event has not happened in more than a lifetime. Suddenly we have the boogeyman of “climate change” to blame? Well, if climate change is that serious of an immediate threat, then all the pork barrel grant projects in the world aren’t going to help.
The billion-dollar grant program announced by Harris doubles spending from last year on programs to defend against extreme weather events across the country.
Folks, this administration literally believes it can control the weather. We are humans, our strong suit is adaptation. We have survived ice ages, extreme pollution, extreme cold and extreme heat.
Weather happens, tragedy happens. Sometimes the two meet and we have what happened in Eastern Kentucky. The only thing throwing bags of money at weather is going to do is put our country deeper into the economic recession it’s already in. This is going to affect depressed regions like Eastern Kentucky in a profound manner. Poor people suffer the most when the economy is bad, and the people of Eastern Kentucky need real help, not the kind being proposed by Kamala Harris.
This story syndicated with permission from robm, Author at Trending Politics
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