The president is a Democrat. The mayor of Washington, D.C. is a Democrat. The governor of Maryland is a Democrat.
Ergo, the storm-produced power outage in the mid-Atlantic region is not such a big deal.
If George Bush were in charge, the press would have fanned out over the afflicted area, reporting breathlessly about the people who are suffering and dying from the heat.
After all, 22 people have died. 4.3 million are without power.
Since Barack Obama is in charge, you hear nothing about responsibility.
This morning on Instapundit Glenn Reynolds explained it all in a few short sentences.
If you want to ensure that the power does not go out in a storm, you need to bury the power lines.
If you want to bury the power lines, you need to make some infrastructure investment.
If you want to invest in the power grid, you should not be funneling massive sums of money to alternative energy projects run by your political supporters.
Now, who bears responsibility for this environmental catastrophe?
Of course, if you read the press you would think that the fault lay with global warming. God is punishing us for our profligate use of fossil fuels.
Those who believe in global warming will use this “black swan” event to promote the same bad policies that created the mess in the first place.