Polar Vortex my ass! What we are experiencing is the result of man made global warming. I shit you not. All through the campaign season the temperatures remained relatively mild. Now that they are done, WHAM! We are freezing our asses off and its all because the candidates are no longer spewing humungous quantities of HOT AIR. Personally, I'll take the cold over political lies and bull crap.
Theory #2, Obambi said it would be a cold day in hell before he would work with republicans, and GOD is obliging him.