NO, THIS isn’t a headline from The Onion. It’s George W. Bush’s former FEMA Director Michael “Heck of a Job” Brownie reminding American voters what happens when a Republican sits in the Oval Office and a catastrophe strikes.
Barack Obama has completely ignored climate change, but let’s not pretend that Mitt Romney isn’t being bankrolled by even bigger bucks in the fossil fuel (see the Koch Bros. and big oil), big coal and climate denier crowd. Does anyone believe Romney-Ryan would be a friend to alternative energy, the environment, or would keep faith with Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy to protect our country’s natural resources?
You just can’t make this stuff up.
“One thing he’s gonna be asked is, why did he jump on [the hurricane] so quickly and go back to D.C. so quickly when in…Benghazi, he went to Las Vegas?” Brown says. “Why was this so quick?… At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question…. This is like the inverse of Benghazi.” [Think Progress -- h/t Denver Westword]
Not to get off track, but I can’t let Mr. Brown’s shot at President Obama on Benghazi go. I’ve explained this in exhaustive detail, the latest here, so will just briefly say that someone like Michael Brown is not equipped to know, let alone analyze, what happens when an asymmetrical attack happens on a consulate meant to have a low profile in highly dangerous territory. The explanation by the Administration for what happened in Benghazi was badly handled, but that in no way means anyone “lied” or that there was a “cover up.” President Obama finally summed it up exactly right when he said recently that the election is not about the four Americans killed in Benghazi. Michael Brown getting in a cheap shot won’t change that fact.