The tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., was still wreaking havoc when Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse decided to blame red state climate deniers, so it should surprise no one that, before any details are available, the Republicans are taking the blame for causing the Skagit River Bridge collapse Thursday. President Obama was totally going to fix that bridge with all that stimulus money, you guys, but you stood in his way.

https://twitter.com/vic_topia17/status/337767454044471296

Much less than an hour.

https://twitter.com/streicher187/status/337760795771424768

https://twitter.com/erikcaswell/status/337767279238455296

https://twitter.com/bjs5555/status/337770149685915648

https://twitter.com/PM_McKenzie/status/337771489136898048

It’s difficult to swallow the idea that the GOP is opposed to infrastructure spending, especially considering that Senate Republicans in 2009 had proposed an alternative stimulus including $114 billion for infrastructure projects, although tax cuts made the plan unpalatable to the Democrat majority.

So, where did all of that $700 billion in stimulus money go (beside bogus green energy investments)? Maybe we can check into that after we make sure everyone is out of the water first?

Update: