On his radio program Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh claimed that the National Hurricane Center’s warning that Tropical Storm Isaac could hit the Republican convention in Florida was just wishful thinking.
“The National Hurricane Center is Obama,” he said. “The National Weather Service is part of the Commerce Department. It is Obama.”
“You know what it is in the media, it’s all about the hurricane hitting next week and they’re not talking about Biden,” Limbaugh continued. “They are talking about this Hurricane Isaac thing. We, who live in south Florida, become experts on it and we don’t need the National Hurricane Center — we don’t need all these weather dolts analyzing this for us.”
He said that after analyzing the tropical storm’s movement, there was no reason to believe that it was going to hit Tampa, where Republicans will be gathering next week.
Forecasters have said Tropical Storm Isaac could become a hurricane.
“I can see Obama sending FEMA in in advance of the hurricane hitting Tampa so that the Republican convention is nothing but a bunch of tents in Tampa,” Limbaugh added. “A bunch of RVs and stuff. Make it look like a disaster area before the hurricane even hits there.”
Listen, courtesy of Media Matters, below: