Everyone knows that predicting the future is incredibly easy, whereas explaining the past is incredibly difficult. For example, in 1933 everyone in the entire world could foresee that Hitler's rise to power would lead directly to the Final Solution, whereas today, it's impossible to prove that the Holocaust even happened. Similarly, today everyone in the Republican Party can look at the meteorological maps and foresee that delaying the convention by a day is a prudent idea, whereas a decade hence, they won't even be able to prove that a "Hurricane Isaac" delayed their trip to "Tampa Bay" to nominate something called a "Mitt Romney" to represent their "Party" in the "White House." It'll be called "Convention Theory" and will, of course, merely be a "theory."
Just like global warming and the Holocaust.
If ever there were a time to slam conservatives for their selective belief systems, it is now. If they truly don't believe in that scientists can accurately account for climatological events, we should hold their feet to the fire and demand mandatory attendance for all planned speakers. Doesn't matter if Jindal wants to stay in Louisiana, because by the standards he otherwise champions there's no proof that Hurricane Isaac will hit New Orleans. It's only a "theory." If Isaac does hit New Orleans, it won't mean anything other than weather. Pat Robertson won't go on national television and declare that Isaac's landing is God's Punishment. The optics of Republicans partying at their convention while New Orleans drowns again won't be indicative of the Party's disregard for Americans who are poor or black, it'll be a creation of the liberal media intended to make the Republicans look callous. "We'd planned this convention for months and removing Obama from office is paramount to the plight of an already drowned city," not a single one of them will say. But some conservative bloggers will note -- as they did during Katrina -- that New Orleans deserves its death because it's low-lying and within a common hurricane track, and they'll base their conviction on solid evidence, by which they'll mean the same geological record and climate modeling that relegates global warming to the status of "theory."
Just like the Holocaust.