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I mean, it's almost a joke if it weren't so serious, the party of Death Panels and morbid mongering about the deaths of our diplomats and conspiracies, but Frankenstorm seems like a fit analogy for the current GOP.

My question here: how long until the first GOP politicization of Sandy? Will it wait for a death, the Obama administration criticized by Lord Mittens for its failure to respond in the middle of the blow? Or will they wait a day and then claim they could have avoided the hurricane? Or that "Government is not the solution" except when there's any minor glitch in FEMA?

What're the odds? The forecast is for 100% politicization of whatever happens with Frankenstorm. You can count on it.


How soon will the GOP politicize Hurricane Sandy?

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    Some people are intolerant, and I CAN'T STAND people like that. -- Tom Lehrer

    by TheCrank on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 03:54:25 PM PDT

  •  Faux Noise was already on it as of Thursday (6+ / 0-)
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    Philpm, jennyp, glorificus, wwjjd, Losty, TheCrank

    calling it Obama's Katrina..

    by debk on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 03:57:07 PM PDT

  •  I'm more concerned about how it (4+ / 0-)
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    Philpm, glorificus, Ojibwa, TheCrank

    might affect GOTV operations, especially in VA and even in northeastern Ohio.

    I'm a dyslexic agnostic insomniac. I lie awake at night wondering if there's a dog.

    by rennert on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 03:59:13 PM PDT

    •  We're mainly doing GOTV canvassing on weekends... (6+ / 0-)
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      glorificus, Ojibwa, jennyp, rennert, Losty, TheCrank

      and using the weekday nights for phone banking.   That is is at least the plan in Arlington, can't speak for the rest of Virginia.

      If this holds, and if the phone lines are not down, the weather patterns we are expecting here should have normalized by the critical time next Saturday.   Normalized, but they probably will not return to the beautiful warm fall weather we have been enjoying for the last few weeks.

      So, while nothing should be taken for granted, of course, the likelihood of a major disruption to door-to-door efforts would appear to be small.   And - on the "bright" side - bad weather increases contact rates, as more people stay home.

  •  They will mostly keep their mouths shut for fear (1+ / 0-)
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    global warming or climate change might be brought up.

    The shameless levity with which the most intractable problems are spoken of, as if they were not problems at all but simply things that these little bigots KNEW!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power

    by figurine on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 04:00:29 PM PDT

  •  Here's my link (4+ / 0-)
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    "Sandy’s timing has many people speculating that the storm’s path is an engineered event. On Thursday, reported elevated levels of HAARP frequency in the ionosphere above the East Coast of the United States. HaarpStatus describes itself as “a real-time sensor network from over 28 sensors placed in rural areas across the United States.” "

  •  I had a dream last night... (5+ / 0-)
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    that Sandy severely interrupted voting in the presidential elections and republicans(after losing the election) filed lawsuit after lawsuit disputing the results of the election claiming that it wasn't fair to republicans because they tend to vote in person on election day as opposed to Democrats who routinely take advantage of early voting.

    There were cries from throughout the country that early voting was the reason republicans did not rightfully win and they vowed they would end all early voting.

    Fortunately, I woke up before it made it to the Supreme Court. Actually, this was no dream. It was a nightmare! And somehow, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to actually hear this being said on Nov. 7th.

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

    by reflectionsv37 on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 04:06:27 PM PDT

    •  Actually, what worries me (2+ / 0-)
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      is how this storm will hit blue states (New England, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD) and possibly deprive the President of needed popular votes. Many of these states have no early voting.

      "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

      by TLS66 on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 06:10:40 PM PDT

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  •  If Mitt Wins Be Ready for Fundies to Politicize It (2+ / 0-)
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    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 04:08:17 PM PDT

  •  The religious crazies usually start it. (3+ / 0-)
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    Pat and his now deceased buddy Falwell used to be the first
    responders in the bigot brigade but now there're so many who knows who will be the first lunatic to grab honors and provide the propaganda for the fair and balanced media.  Then the scientifically impeccable pollsters can determine the truth of the matter asking whether or not Sandy is God's punishment on America's Democratic Party, President Obama and his supporters for bringing evil to our country's morally pristine shores.

    Chief neoconservative/fundamentalist allied belief: All things are possible if only you lie.

    by blueoasis on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 04:11:29 PM PDT

  •  As Brownie said repeatedly, "This is not a federal (2+ / 0-)
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    You're on your own.

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 04:21:26 PM PDT

  •  Sean Hannity Has Been All Over This For Days.... (1+ / 0-)
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    Hoping for floods.  Hoping for people stranded on their rooftops waving signs saying "President Obama, please....please, please help us".

    Republican Governor McDonnell of Va & Dem of Mass Duvall Patrick have already called for state of emergency.  No one, but no one, wants to hear "Heck of a job, Brownie".  No one wants to be caught flat footed like that again.  

    •  IMO katrina victims were willfully ignored as rove (3+ / 0-)
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      and co waited for black on white violence they could use for several election cycles. their excuse for not taking supplies and water to the superdome was that gangbangers were shooting at helicopters. limbaugh said everyone stranded there had the same opportunity as anyone else to have a good job, buy an SUV, and get out in time.

      with their talk radio advantage they knew they could spin it just about any way they wanted and managed to blame it on the local dems and win some elections. hannity was a big part of that.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 04:55:09 PM PDT

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    •  Sean Hannity is the scum of the earth. (n/t) (1+ / 0-)
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      "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

      by TLS66 on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 06:12:01 PM PDT

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  •  high paid PR pros in GOP think tanks are on it (2+ / 0-)
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    talk radio will do the groundwork for that spin and in places with power outages they're really going to dominate the messaging.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 04:58:49 PM PDT

  •  Contingency plans to secure early ballots (0+ / 0-)

    ought to be in place. Ditto for ballots that might be voted in the wake of landfall and cleanup.

    Does anyone know if DoJ has even thought about this? Should DoJ be contacting the states to find out what contingency plans are out there, much less going to be implemented?

    I see the GOP blaming the Obama administration for its handling of the storm's aftermath on one hand, while working as hard as they can with the other hand to manipulate and skew the election results in their favor, under cover of  Hurricane Sandy.

    I do not doubt for one second that GOP operatives will commit illegal acts to reverse unfavorable election results and create favorable election results in the confusion caused by the storm.

    "in this family, we obey the Laws of Thermodynamics!" - Homer Simpson

    by dobleremolque on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 08:20:24 PM PDT

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