13 Aug '12, 9pm

John Boehner wants to know why Obama caused this drought. Here are our theories.

John Boehner wants to know why Obama caused this drought. Here are our theories.

It is possible that the drought is not Barack Obama’s fault. Possible . I’m not saying it is, not saying it isn’t. If it is fair to blame the president for a drought, Boehner should be furious at George W. Bush, who presided over the worst drought to hit the Southwest in 800 years . Perhaps because he recognizes that it is his fault, the president has repeatedly proposed ways to deal with the drought. Here’s Obama’s weekly address from Saturday. Meanwhile, the GOP’s weekly address focused on an attempt to back out of a commitment to slash military spending . Does this fix the drought? No, but it makes their friends in the defense industry happy and, besides, the drought isn’t their fault. Echoing that leadership, Paul Ryan, when asked about the drought today in Iowa, suggested that the press “play ‘Stump the VP’ later,” obviously not understanding that if Romney wins, he i...

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