Talk about a God complex, President Joe Biden seemed to suggest on Monday that with enough government spending, Democrats will someday gain control of the weather.
“Not a joke.”
The president traveled to Kentucky on Monday to survey damage from deadly flooding in the state and used the opportunity to advocate for more spending on climate control, referencing a man he spoke to who purportedly said he didn’t “want to ask too much” of the federal government because Kentuckians are used to “having neighbors help us out.”
“I said, ‘You’re kidding me.’ Seriously. And he pointed out that — here’s the deal, it is true that the people here in this community, in Western Kentucky and the folks I’ve met [after last year’s] tornado, they’re not just Kentuckians, they’re Americans. They’re Americans. This happened in America! American problem! And we’re all Americans, everybody has an obligation to help,” Biden said. “We have the capacity to do this. It’s not like it’s beyond our control. The weather may be beyond our control for now, but it’s not beyond our control.”
“And I promise you, we’re staying — the federal government, along with the state and the county and the city — we’re staying until everyone is back to where they were. Not a joke,” he added.
Biden: “The weather may be beyond our control for now, but it’s not beyond our control.” pic.twitter.com/N9rR7JUOGo
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 8, 2022
More from the Associated Press on the flooding that hit the area:
At least 37 people lost their lives in the flooding after 8 to 10 1/2 inches (20 to 27 centimeters) of rain fell in just 48 hours in the Appalachian mountain region. The flooding also hit areas just across the state line in Virginia and West Virginia.
The National Weather Service said radar-based rainfall estimates suggesting that 14 to 16 inches of rain fell from July 26-29, totals that are “historically unheard of.”
Suffice it to say, social media users were skeptical that “Dark Brandon” would prevail in a battle with Mother Nature.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Dark Brandon now controls the weather pic.twitter.com/YxU9RqU0bV
— ᴍʏ ᴡɪʟʟᴏᴡ ᴍᴇᴍᴇꜱ🇺🇲 (@RealFMcMeme1) August 8, 2022
Politicians believing themselves to be gods.
— C. Swickster 🇺🇸 (@cdswick) August 8, 2022
Dozens of people in Kentucky are dead and Joe Biden’s rambling about his tax hike bill and stopping climate change. Disgusting. https://t.co/enOMXLzn23
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) August 8, 2022
People just had disastrous storms so Biden goes to Kentucky and yells at them about changing the weather. I got nothin’… https://t.co/2ZmIpjLYgk
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) August 8, 2022
Apparently Joe Biden is going to develop weather control technology after he cures cancer. https://t.co/aaO0XpZztY
— Sensurround goes and makes it weird 🏳️🌈 (@sound_hologram) August 8, 2022
“The weather may be beyond our control… for now.” How does anyone maintain fidelity to this climate change junk science? https://t.co/FZLg2aWEES
— Mark Davis (@MarkDavis) August 8, 2022
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