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Summer is hot and water is wet
Hillary Clinton is literally blaming Trump-supporting Republicans for summer heat.
On Tuesday, the twice-failed presidential candidate responded to a tweet from the Center for American Progress, a leftist think tank, that blamed "MAGA Republicans" for hot summer weather. It said such Americans are "pouring fuel on the climate crisis fire."
The CAP's inability to distinguish between climate and weather aside, Clinton took CAP's rhetoric and ran with it.
"Hot enough for you? Thank a MAGA Republican," she said. "Or better yet, vote them out of office."
Yes, most American's are experiencing hot temperatures. But it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and hot weather is normal.
Even if the hot temperatures (which happen every July in the United States) were abnormal and caused by climate change, how could so-called "MAGA Republicans" be responsible for it? Is Clinton really arguing that a group of voters who have only existed for eight years (since the beginning of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2015) are responsible for changing the climate in extreme ways in such a short period of time?
Clearly, her argument is bunk, and it, as climate scientist Dr. Ryan Maue pointed out, aligns with a directive from the New York Times to "politicize" weather events.
Besides, it's just plain wrong to assert that heat currently being experienced in the U.S. is "unprecedented" or that climate change is the only explanation for it.
"Without climate change, July's summer heat in the U.S. Southwest would have been 'virtually impossible,'" Maue mocked on Tuesday. "I guess that's true if you memory hole 1925, 1930s, 1950s, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2012, 2020, etc. and the rest of the almanac.
"The Dust Bowl of the 1930s and 1980 stand out as so exceptionally hot, many decades ago, that no one would say without laughing that the recent July in Texas was unprecedented," he continued. "I guess politicizing the weather means we have to suspend disbelief and erase the past."
It turns out that summer is hot and if you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News