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What a disgusting individual. There is no other way for it to describe him.  As I watch the unimaginable devastation in Moore Oklahoma, where 51 people have been reported dead so far, where 24 young children drowned in the basement of an elementary school– one disgusting individual Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is using the tragedy in an attempt to score political points.

Whitehouse blamed the tornadoes on Global Warming and on the GOP for not believing in the global warming hoax.

“So, you may have a question for me,” Whitehouse said. “Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings and disgrace ourselves? I’ll tell you why. We’re stuck in this together. We are stuck in this together. When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together.”

Whitehouse went on to condemn the current Republican position on global warming, citing economic, environmental and diplomatic damages.

“You drag America with you to your fate,” he continued. “So, I want this future: I want a Republican Party that has returned to its senses and is strong and a worthy adversary in a strong America that has done right by its people and the world. That’s what I want. I don’t want this future. I don’t want a Republican Party disgraced, that let its extremists run off the cliff, and an America suffering from grave economic and environmental and diplomatic damage because we failed, because we didn’t wake up and do our duty to our people, and because we didn’t lead the world. I do not want that future. But that’s where we’re headed. So I will keep reaching out and calling out, ever hopeful that you will wake up before it is too late.”

This is not the  time for snarky comments about the global warming hoax or about the Democratic party. I do have some serious questions for Senator Whitehouse:

“Do you have a heart…a soul?”  Most human beings are watching the incredible horror of Moore Oklahoma and at best are holding back the tears, but you dive into a political rant. Couldn’t you at least have waited till the recovered all of the bodies of the children who died in the basement of the school pictured above?  How about waiting till the dead were buried?  Why did you need to make it a political issue while the bodies were still warm? Before all the dead were counted? Senator Whitehouse I cannot comprehend how a disgusting individual like you can sleep at night.

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