Georgia’s GOP governor blasted for ‘gamble’ on snowstorm preparations

Yet another example in the long list of total failures on the part of Republicans.

Why anyone would vote Republican other than racism, woman hating and anti-LGBT bigotry is beyond me.

From Raw Story:

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is taking heat from meteorologists and critics for claiming that the snowstorm that paralyzed Atlanta and left thousands stranded overnight was “unexpected.” Activists and even NBC’s Al Roker slammed the governor for delaying action on the storm and insisting that no one could have predicted what meteorologists had been predicting for days.

Better Georgia activist Bryan Long blasted the governor for his lackadaisical approach to the storm.

“Governor Deal and Mayor Reed continue to make excuses for their lack of response to the winter storm that created gridlock on Atlanta’s roads and trapped children on school buses,” Long said in a statement to Raw Story. “It is shocking that just moments ago, Gov. Deal told reporters that he believed that they had done a ‘reasonable’ job of managing this crisis. Those who are still stranded and the parents who waited at home for their children would disagree.

Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s “flat-footed response” to the storm, Long said, “put thousands at risk. It’s time for them both to fully accept responsibility.”

Roker appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to set the record straight on predictions about Atlanta’s response to Winter Storm Leon.

“The mayor and the governor got on TV yesterday and said, ‘Oh, this wasn’t expected,’” said Roker. “And that’s not true. We were talking about this Monday, that this was going to happen.”

“They took a gamble,” he continued. “They didn’t want to pre-treat the roads. I don’t think they wanted to spend the money and do what they needed to. And then, they told everybody…everybody started going home right around noon.”

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