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Democrats Never Felt the Heat
September 17th, 2005 9:54 pm
In one week, 739 Americans lost their lives due to the weather. The American Journal of Public Health definitively established that the medical examiner’s numbers actually undercounted the mortality by about 250 since hundreds of bodies were buried before they could be autopsied. From the moment the local medical examiner began to report mortality figures, political leaders, journalists, and in turn the public actively denied the disaster’s significance and questioned whether the deaths were - to use the popular phrase - “really real.” It was 1995 and there was a Democrat in the White House.

There was no blame on global warming, despite the fact a heat wave was the cause.

After cities including Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Chicago itself experienced heat disasters in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began prodding government agencies to develop plans for preventing heat-related casualties. But few cities took this advice seriously. Chicago’s Health Department shelved its heat-emergency plan in the office’s back regions.

There was certainly a lot of heat… but not on the President. Where was the outrage? Where was the concern? Where was the blame?
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