The legacy media was quick to criticize two Republicans for things that they have absolutely no control of, e.g. the weather and algae blooms. There are two recent examples of Republican politician blamed for natural occurrences, which have been taking place for millennia.
In a Huffington Post column titled “Red Tide and Blue-Green Algae Could Block Rick Scott’s Path To The Senate” S.V. Date wrote:
Like millions of Floridians whose livelihoods are directly and indirectly tied to the state’s water quality, Conley is watching his income dry up just as the man he and many others believe is responsible for the environmental calamity is seeking a new political office: Gov. Rick Scott, who hopes to become Sen. Rick Scott.
Will the algae disaster be enough to stop Scott, who won both his terms as governor with but the slimmest of margins?
Red tides were documented in the southern Gulf of Mexico as far back as the 1700s and along Florida’s Gulf coast in the 1840s. According the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
While harmful algal blooms (HABs) may occur anywhere along the nation’s coast (especially during the summer), red tide events caused by blooms of the harmful algae Karenia brevis are particularly common in coastal regions of Florida and Texas.
According to Live Science, “Since June 1 , about 25 billion gallons of algae-laden water were discharged from the lake [Okeechobee]. On June 20, Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order to curtail the flow of harmful water and prevent the blooms from spreading.”
Dan Bongino did a video about the media blaming President Donald Trump for hurricane Florence. Bongino writes, “The media and the left is interested only in a pre-emptive outrage campaign, blaming Donald Trump for a storm he has no control over, and a federal government that is obviously going to be limited in what it can do in a state.”
Scientists and meteorologists have been studying natural occurrences such as red tide and hurricanes for centuries. No man, no matter how powerful can control nature.
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