Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida mainland Wednesday night as a formidable Category 4 hurricane. Right on cue, CNN reporters make an effort to politicize the situation and blame Ron DeSantis for the carnage. But they weren’t ready for the backlash.
Ian is devastating homes, businesses, and has forced more than 2 million Floridians to evacuate. The hurricane has winds of over 150 miles per hour. It is tied for the 4th strongest hurricane the state of Florida has ever faced. Meanwhile, in the chaos, Ron DeSantis is taking up leadership. He’s working to handle the situation effectively, evacuate key areas, and protect as much life and property as possible.
Democrats, however, have decided to use this as a change to target DeSantis. They’re doing everything in their power to make this hurricane all about DeSantis.
CNN reporter Steve Contorno calls back to COVID-19 and accuses DeSantis of hypocrisy.
As DeSantis prepares Floridians for Ian, he is urging residents to heed advice from the same local leaders he suggested they ignore during COVID and praising a federal agency he previously alleged withheld aid to the state bc Biden was playing politics.https://t.co/CB8Dxjj8w2
— Steve Contorno (@scontorno) September 28, 2022
CNN senior reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere couldn’t help but weigh in himself.
Hurricanes & politics tend to run into each other in Florida, but this time it’s with a governor who has put himself at odds with many local government officials and who has been looking for fights with a president he may end up running against… 6 weeks before Election Day: https://t.co/mbpcciOyQT
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) September 28, 2022
To bring the absurdity to a whole new level, Amy Klobuchar essentially said that Democrats can prevent hurricanes. You read that right, give this a watch:
Did Amy Klobuchar just suggest voting for Democrats will stop hurricanes?
"We just did something about climate change for the first time in decades. That's why [Democrats] have to win this as that hurricane bears down on Florida." pic.twitter.com/F9cDc7QAr9
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 27, 2022
Democrats are positioning themselves to blame DeSantis for whatever devastation Ian leaves in its wake. Not only will DeSantis hold his ground, but his base is already in action. As Democrats fly off the rails, republicans are ready to snap back with vigor. Here are some of the responses to this madness.
Washington Free Beacon reporter Joe Gabriel Simonson observed: “None of this is in the actual piece which likely means even his editor thought it was too stupid.”
Judge Alex Ferrer responded: “Ahhh. Brian Stelter was fired so someone had to be the new George Costanza at CNN.”
Attorney and columnist Kurt Schlichter responded: “Your network is going bankrupt because you suck.”
“CNN apparently hasn’t upgraded the IQ of their newsrooms,” radiologist Pradheep Shanker tweeted.
All things are the same all the time. Why don't people trust CNN, so weird. https://t.co/lnHyiYzoCr
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) September 28, 2022
Some people get paid to fix pipes, some people get paid to post ignorant tweets. They’re just doing their job, folks:
A lot of you are very mad about this sociopathic tweet from a CNN journo but in fairness to him he's just doing his job. https://t.co/60ujMZ7wgX
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) September 28, 2022
It's like you want Floridians to distrust the local leaders and possibly perish in the storm. What a tool you are https://t.co/1aC3xA6QDs
— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) September 28, 2022
A quippy response to Amy Klobuchar:
Florida has experienced hurricanes throughout recorded history, before Democrats and Republicans existed. But the Party of Science will never miss an opportunity to play politics with a natural disaster. Gross and shameless. https://t.co/TW5YFQBap9
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) September 27, 2022
NewsBusters managing Editor Curtis Houck:
Of course this CNN journo is using a deadly hurricane to try and own Ronaldus Neximus https://t.co/tWDIXPBP7l
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 28, 2022