I’ve been wanting to say this for the last several days but held it back: What were the Republicans thinking when they scheduled their national convention in a city on the Gulf of Mexico in the last week of August? Haven’t they heard that hurricanes are common in that part of the world at that time of the year?

Drudge is leading with many items on the hurricane and how it may affect the convention.

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Terry Morris writes:

How funny. How ironic.

In teaching my children the fundamental elements of our republican form of government, I explain to them that the reason governmental power emanates from the People is that each of us is endowed with the powers of government which we utilize all the time in our individual lives, for better or for worse.

A typical lesson on the subject would reveal that the legislative function of government derives from the individual’s capacity to formulate a plan, the executive function from his capacity to put the plan in action, and the judicial function from his ability to make a judgment concerning the plan’s efficiency and so forth, and whether it, or its execution, needs some sort of amending or to be scrapped altogether.

An analogy I’ve used many times in these lessons is a family taking their a vacation in Florida during hurricane season, in which the family is stranded and their only option is riding out the storm, their vacation ruined. The RNC should have consulted my children before they made this thoughtless decision. And what does this say about the Republicans’ ability to govern? (Rolls eyes.)

LA replies:

As I’ve often said, a 12-year-old of normal intelligence in 1960 would have a better understanding of the basics of the American form of government—and of many other subjects—than our nation’s leadership class has today.

Terry Morris replies:


Memo to the RNC leadership:

Gentlemen, the category 5 hurricane, Katrina, formed over the Bahamas on Aug. 23, 2005 and dissipated on Aug. 30, 2005, leaving 1,833 confirmed casualties and 108 billion dollars in damages in its wake. First landfall was near Miami, Florida. (Source: Wikipedia)

D. Edwards writes:

The GOP doesn’t even need to be near hurricane country to delay their convention:

Hurricane Gustav roils the GOP convention August 31, 2008 | 2:45 pm

ST. PAUL—With Hurricane Gustav bearing down on the Gulf Coast, Republicans have canceled all but the bare minimum requirements for Monday’s session of their convention, as GOP presidential candidate John McCain called on delegates to turn their attention to people likely to be displaced.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 25, 2012 05:49 PM | Send

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