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Old 09-12-2018, 07:13 AM   #1
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Default The politics of Hurricane Florence for the midterm election

Natural disasters have a way of impacting elections...keep an eye on this.

Yesterday a confident Donald Rump took time out from bragging what a fantastic job he did with Hurricane Maria in Puerta Rico where 3,000 people died and power has yet to be restored over most of the island, to confidently assure his disciples that he's got things covered...once again.

One of the deadliest hurricanes on record is bearing down on the heart of Rump country, the southeastern US, deep red states that will be needing all the help they can get in the next few days and beyond.

Two months before the midterm elections...this just hit the news. FEMA poo-poo's this as having any impact on their ability to deliver disaster relief. Do you remember the last time FEMA was in the national spotlight like they're about to be now? I do...I was in the middle of the Katrina relief effort...or what passed for that...and it was an unmitigated cluster****.

The question is, will newly homeless voters and thousands without power accept this explanation?

Florence is going to be very political.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-a...s-enforcement/

Trump administration redirected nearly $10 million of FEMA funds to ICE, documents show

Newly revealed documents show the Trump administration took nearly $10 million away from FEMA and other federal agencies to apparently pay for immigration detention centers. A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, the agency which FEMA is a part of, said under no circumstances was any disaster relief funding transferred from FEMA to immigration enforcement efforts.

Over the last year there have been questions about whether FEMA's resources are stretched thin as it responds to hurricanes and that's why that nearly $10 million is getting a lot of attention, reports CBS News' Jeff Pegues. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon who called the transfer a "scandal," first made the budget adjustment documents public.

More than $4 million of the funds from FEMA are listed as "response and recovery" or "preparedness and protection" in the request. But the document says "mission impact is minimized as FEMA will curtail training, travel, public engagement sessions, IT security support and infrastructure maintenance."

The 40-page report also says that without the transfer of funds "ICE will not be able to fulfill its adult detention requirements" this year.

In their response Wednesday morning, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said these funds cut from FEMA were from routine operating expenses, and could not have been used for hurricane response. DHS also says that under no circumstances was any disaster relief funding transferred from FEMA to immigration enforcement efforts.

Sen. Merkley spoke to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Tuesday night about how he obtained the documents.

"It means that just as hurricane season is starting...the administration is working hard to find funds for additional detention camps, and of course this is all part of the child separation policy, and that's how this information came into my hands because of my work on the issue of trying to stop the child separations," he said.

The documents came to light as Hurricane Florence, called "the storm of a lifetime," emptied homes and hospitals in the Carolinas. More than five million people are now under hurricane warnings with the Category 4 storm expected to make landfall on Friday or Saturday.

Florence could cost the East Coast more than $170 billion and damage nearly 759,000 homes and businesses, according to analytics firm CoreLogic. That would make Florence the costliest storm ever to hit the U.S. in terms of property loss.
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There you again politicking again- can't you have some basic decorum like our resident GOPers and President?
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Yesterday a confident Donald Rump took time out from bragging what a fantastic job he did with Hurricane Maria in Puerta Rico where 3,000 people died and power has yet to be restored over most of the island, to confidently assure his disciples that he's got things covered...once again.
It's not his fault local Democrats left the aid sitting in warehouses rotting while they were blaming Trump.
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There you again politicking again- can't you have some basic decorum like our resident GOPers and President?
Your observation skills are fined-tuned. It's not like there are certain prog posters here who routinely pick fights with people nearly immediately when a new user signs up and barely says anything.
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Lol...wonder where Rump will find the $30 billion he needs for the wall while trying to pay for this thing?

Let me guess...poor kids school lunch programs?

This is a CAT 4...possibly growing to CAT 5...300 miles wide, and it's now tracking to not only linger, but divert westward into Appalachia, meaning it wil be sucking up warm water from the gulf. It's going to b****-slap more than just the Carolinas.
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Lol...wonder where Rump will find the $30 billion he needs for the wall while trying to pay for this thing?

Let me guess...poor kids school lunch programs?

This is a CAT 4...possibly growing to CAT 5...300 miles wide, and it's now tracking to not only linger, but divert westward into Appalachia, meaning it wil be sucking up warm water from the gulf. It's going to b****-slap more than just the Carolinas.
Suddenly got quiet on the Puerto Rico aid thing, eh? Drop that one and take up another completely unrelated subject - the wall - so as to continue the Trump attack.

How cheap.

And no, the storm is not going to be a Cat 5. It's going to be a 3 at landfall according to current predictions, maybe even a 2. You should check the latest forecast before posting such hysterics.
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Suddenly got quiet on the Puerto Rico aid thing, eh? Drop that one and take up another completely unrelated subject - the wall - so as to continue the Trump attack.

How cheap.

And no, the storm is not going to be a Cat 5. It's going to be a 3 at landfall according to current predictions, maybe even a 2. You should check the latest forecast before posting such hysterics.
I just checked it you moron:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018...-bad-to-worse/

It's a CAT 4, and they are saying it could reach CAT 5. It's predicted to be the most expensive storm in history.

The wall is an issue because the ****ing idiot you voted for is taking money from the FEMA agency that is already stretched thin and appropriating it for deporting scary brown people. This same imbecile let 3,000 people die in Puerta Rico and brags about what a great job he did.

Try to keep up.
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I just checked it you moron:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018...-bad-to-worse/

It's a CAT 4, and they are saying it could reach CAT 5. It's predicted to be the most expensive storm in history.

The wall is an issue because the ****ing idiot you voted for is taking money from the FEMA agency that is already stretched thin and appropriating it for deporting scary brown people. This same imbecile let 3,000 people die in Puerta Rico and brags about what a great job he did.

Try to keep up.
Just borrow the money and rebuild everything... seems to be the solution to military empire, just time to bend the policy domestic bound...

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