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Sep 11, 2018, 19 tweets

(1) The only time Democrats care about the US citizens of Puerto Rico is when they can make political hay out of them.

At all other times they ignore the territory & it's extreme poverty, economic dependency, & rampant political corruption.

Hurricane Maria deaths estimate.

(2) Watching hurricanes #Katrina & #Harvey from afar was an experience that radicalized me to become a Hurricane Watcher, focusing on storms affecting the US. Harvey had the potential to be another Katrina. Thanks to sterling work at all levels, Katrina-level tragedy was averted.

(3) The fact is, #Harvey, #Irma, & #Maria were handled well by local, state/territory, & federal government. Far Left Democrats FEEL that Maria wasn't, but Far Left Democrats feel a lot of things, especially since the #TDS pandemic outbreak on 11/8/16.

(4) I don't look to Ms Ocasio-Cortez for advice on basic economics, so I'm hardly likely to look to her for advice on best practices in hurricane prepping, response & recovery, or epidemiology, statistics, & political science. Topics I happen to know a bit about.

(5) "The admin's response to Puerto Rico has been a disaster."

Which admin?

Governor Rossello's? The city/county admin? The householder?

"Lack of proper cleanup." Whose job is it to clean up a home after a hurricane?

"Don't be a victim-blamer!" I hear them say.

(6) Far Left Democrats haven't the slightest interest in hearing the easily-verifiable #facts about #Maria in Puerto Rico then, or now.

Like the fact Gov Rossello said before the hurricane >110,000 shelter beds were available around the island. Not many people used them.

(7) I wrote several threads about #Maria & and will link some of them below. Right now I'm again (happily) volunteering my time to share safety information ahead of #Florence & other storms. Like this liberal woman in Texas last year, I ensure there are #NoPoliticsOnTheBoat.

(8) Today, when all Americans (& allies) should be honoring those lost on 9/11/01🇺🇸 & recommitting themselves to the fight against terrorism in all its forms, Far Left Democrats have tried to bait the President & his supporters with a faux controversy about Puerto Rico.

(9) The Maria death toll in PR is a faux controversy because it's based on a false premise, logical fallacies, and science denial. Standard operating procedure for the Left.

This disingenuous, self contradictory CNN story is a prime example.

edition.cnn.com/2018/08/28/hea…

(8) This earlier CNN story is similar. A mish-mash of distortions and half-truths that add nothing to a serious discussion. Ricardo Rossello has the most challenging job of any governor in the USA.

edition.cnn.com/2018/08/29/us/…

(9) I do not accept the preliminary estimate of 2,975 deaths in PR being attributable to hurricane #Maria. As noted in the above article, the university itself said that further work is being done to better understand the cases.

Is President Trump responsible for these:

(10) And how about this case, is President Trump responsible when individuals do not take up the resources offered for a week before the hurricane?

In every storm there are people who decline offers to take them to safety beforehand, who fail to prepare with what they have.

(11) I have the utmost sympathy & empathy for those who suffer the consequences of their poor decisions (unlike others, who are worn down by decades of watching the cycle repeating itself. Their opinion is not unreasonable.)

I won't sit by while responders are smeared, though.

(12) Like the first responders in the photo above resting between shifts after #Harvey, I respect anyone who worked to help Puerto Rico survive and recover from #Maria. That includes the federal government, which is meant to be the last, not first resort in disasters.

(13) When Democrats lie about the household, local, territorial, & federal response to Maria in Puerto Rico, they don't just smear President Trump. They smear hundreds of thousands of people who made & are still making sacrifices to serve.

The fact is, the response IS historic.

(14) The #facts can be found at this website: fema.gov/hurricane-maria

The above excerpt is from this press release, which is rather instructive: fema.gov/news-release/2…

Democrats can't win on the facts, so they try to smear the President instead. And they fail.

(15) Here's a thread I wrote on 9/25/17, just five days after Maria hit Puerto Rico. It covers a number of relevant points.

(16) This is a general thread about disaster preparedness that I wrote in January 2018, after Hawaii experienced a false alarm of a nuclear attack alert.

(17) I guess the New Normal is that in addition to #prepping for major disasters like #Florence, we have to waste valuable time dealing with political smears from the Left. Bless their hearts.

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