Democrats love nothing more than using any and all crises to advance their extremist agenda.
They’re just not used to anyone actually fighting back.
And now Ron DeSantis let loose on Democrats “politicizing the weather” with one epic takedown you have to see to believe.
As Florida continues to recover from the recent destruction caused by Hurricane Idalia, Democrats have decided to ignore the recovery effort in order to seize on the storm as a pretext to advance their environmental extremist agenda.
After being rightfully skewered for completely ignoring the Maui wildfires, East Palestine toxic train derailment, and other disasters throughout his time in office, President Joe Biden and his regime went all in on what can only be described as a completely staged bit of political theater to pretend as though the President and his government goons actually cared.
While speaking to the media after “touring” the damage caused by the hurricane, President Biden said that “nobody can deny the impact of climate crisis — at least, nobody intelligent can deny the impact of the climate crisis anymore,” as a result of the storm.
Biden, of course, wanted to drive home Democrats’ narrative that major storms like hurricanes have suddenly become exceedingly more dangerous, deadly, and destructive due solely to human-caused climate change.
A countless number of Democrats’ media allies also made that same point, regurgitating Democrats’ talking points as though they intended to whip up as much hysteria as humanly possible.
But Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had another take, insisting the facts simply don’t support Democrats’ claims.
During a press conference earlier in the week, Governor DeSantis was asked about the claims being made by Biden and his fellow Democrats, and needless to say, he didn’t hold back.
“The notion that somehow hurricanes are something new, that’s just false,” DeSantis declared. “And we’ve got to stop politicizing the weather and stop politicizing natural disasters.”
Facts never lie
To back up his assertion, DeSantis did not resort to hysterics or propaganda like Democrats, but instead pointed to actual data and facts.
“The governor cited two powerful hurricanes that struck Florida: a 1896 storm that followed nearly the same path and had the same estimated strength as Idalia and the Labor Day hurricane in 1935, one of the most deadly and most powerful storms ever to strike the U.S.” The Blaze reported. “These hurricanes, DeSantis suggested, are two examples that prima facie disprove the narrative that climate change is causing more intense storms.”
The Governor went on to blast Democrats and their media allies for pushing the false narrative that if America, and the world at large, simply adopted their extremist policies, there’d be no hurricanes.
“The notion that somehow if we just adopt very left-wing policies at the federal level, that somehow we will not have hurricanes is a lie,” DeSantis said.
“And that is people trying to take what’s happened with different types of storms and use that as a pretext to advance their agenda on the backs of people who are suffering,” he continued. “And that’s wrong, and we’re not going to do that in the state of Florida.”
Ron DeSantis hammers corporate media and the Left for trying to use natural disasters to “advance their agenda on the backs of people that are suffering.”
“There was a storm that went on this almost exact track in 1896. It had 125 mph winds just like [Hurricane Idalia]…The… pic.twitter.com/qUOspAocmZ
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) September 3, 2023
DeSantis also wasn’t alone in pushing back against Democrats’ environmental extremist propaganda.
Meteorologist Ryan Maue responded to CNN’s “top climate expert,” Bill Weir’s, claim that carbon emissions from fossil fuels were to blame for a supposed increase in the intensity of storms by pointing out that virtually identical storms have been happening long before fossil fuels were even a thing.
“CNN went full ‘climate crisis’ with their top climate expert Dr. Bill Weir so early in the morning with Idalia,” Maue wrote on X. “Except, the landfall of Idalia is only strongest along coastal area since 1896 Cedar Keys hurricane (125 mph) 125-years ago, well prior to modern fossil fuel usage.”
“1896 Cedar Keys hurricane also made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend with 125 mph winds,” he added. “Climate context: this is a 0 mph landfall maximum wind increase from 1896-2023 or 0 mph/century for the worst 2 storms.”
1896 Cedar Keys hurricane also made landfall in Florida's Big Bend with 125 mph winds
Climate context: this is a 0 mph landfall maximum wind increase from 1896-2023 or 0 mph/century for the worst 2 storms. pic.twitter.com/y82ZEBxHqa
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) August 30, 2023
Democrats can make all the claims they want, but as Ron DeSantis and actual meteorologists continue to point out, their narratives simply aren’t based in reality.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.