Rush Limbaugh Suggests Hurricane Center’s Forecast is Intentionally Politically Working With Obama

Rush Limbaugh’s latest example of political looniness and highly lucrative, political Obama hatred comes…well, let me just quote The Politico:

Rush Limbaugh, while repeatedly insisting he is “not alleging a conspiracy,” suggested Monday that the National Hurricane Center’s forecast models for Tropical Storm Isaac were altered to help President Barack Obama and “cast a pall” over the Republican National Convention.

“I’m not alleging conspiracies here. The Hurricane Center is the regime; the Hurricane Center is the Commerce Department,” Limbaugh said on his talk show. “It’s the government. It’s Obama.”

Notice the first sentence, which is “plausible deniability” that he’s suggesting what hes suggesting:

The conservative talker suggested early forecasts, which showed the storm hitting Tampa, the convention’s host city, were intended to cause Republicans to cancel the first day of their convention. Newer models showing the storm striking New Orleans, he said, are intended to link the convention to memories of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall seven years ago this week.

In between the models showing the storm striking Tampa and the models showing the storm striking New Orleans, Limbaugh claimed there was “one of the biggest, one of the largest shifts in model forecast I have seen since 1997 when I moved down [to Florida] and started caring about this stuff.”

“I know full well that if you give these people the slightest chance and they’re gonna turn this into Katrina and they’re gonna scare the hell out of New Orleans and they’re gonna revive, ‘Bush doesn’t care about people’ and revive all of it,” Limbaugh said, according to a transcript. “They’re gonna politicize everything ’cause they do it. And now they had the model runs allowing them to do it.”

I would only say this:

Don’t look to Rush Limbaugh to give you accurate information about the Hurricane Center.

But do look to Rush Limbaugh to give you an answer about the source of big wind.

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  • slamfu

    The fact this man is as powerful and well known as he is says a lot of bad things about conservatism in this country today.

  • http://[email protected] PW

    Joe, I wonder what his ratings are these days — do you know? Limbaugh went through a decline a while back. Has he bounced back or is he on the outs? In the old days in this TX area, he was on every radio in every hardware store, car repair shop, paint supply place, etc. Now? Not. Haven’t heard his voice in eons.

    Ooo-eee the new design here looks so cool!

  • ShannonLeee

    sounds like he has gone off of the deep end. next he will be saying that Obama is an alien and is conspiring to turn our country over to the martians.

  • The_Ohioan

    SL

    I thought Obama was already supposed to be an undocumented alien. :-)

    Either Rush is getting loonier and his audience along with him; or the audience is leaving him and he’s getting more desperate (and even more looney) to keep some of them. I suspect more genial, soothing, reasonable sounding broadcasters like Huckabee are picking off the saner of the listeners. The angry birds will stick with Rush or one of the other irate rabble rousers like Michael Savage. Those are the ones that give them their daily fix of victimhood vileness.

  • dduck

    Rush is correct, except it is, he who’s name we cannot say, who is trying to keep the more level headed Reps from going to the convention. Only Rush and his pig pack will see the golden path to Tampa.

  • rudi

    Tampa and surrounding counties still haven’t recovered from TS Debbie’s rain fall. Flooding put sewers and retention ponds above capacity. Maybe the Limpbaugh could suck up some of the stagnant water with that mouth oh his. After he visits Tampa’s strip clubs…

  • zephyr

    But do look to Rush Limbaugh to give you an answer about the source of big wind.

    Nicely understated.

  • Rcoutme

    Maybe Rush has a secret, comedic agenda. Flow with me here…he is saying things that are so patently stupid that he is simply trying to find out how many people he can dupe into believing that this stuff could be true. So, maybe…, he’s actually lampooning himself (similar to Steven Colbert), while at the same time knowing just how stupid it is. Sort of like what I had been told about the Flat Earth Society. One claim I saw stated that in order to be a member, one had to be capable of proving the Earth is actually spherical.

  • SteveK

    The “fact” that during GOP’s Prime Time circus Hurricane Isaac is on the same track Hurricane Katrina was in 2005 should be a definate sign to the Republicans that all is not going well.

    Giving the American PUBLIC an opportunity to see the difference between a Democrat (Obama) response and the Republican (Bush) response will just about seal the deal…

    That this is happening during the Republican Convention, and taking attention away from “them” is simply icing on the cake.

  • SteveK

    This just in:

    Pat Robertson on Monday suggested that Christians in Florida had convinced God to move soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac away from Tampa, Florida to protect Republicans.

    Am I the only one here amazed with the Religious Right’s dexterity?

    Here’s a link to the story with video.

  • SteveK

    In re-reading the article I should have included the entire first paragraph which said:

    The religious lifestyle show hosted by televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday suggested that Christians in Florida had convinced God to move soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac away from Tampa, Florida to protect Republicans.

    Pardon the faux pas.

  • zephyr

    Amazing how Pat Robertson always seems to know what god is thinking eh?