Imagine your house is on fire and the fire department doesn’t bother to show up for about three or four hours after the fire was reported. Then when the flames have gone away, they pack up and leave – never mind that there are still burning embers in that pile of ash where you used to live.
This is how HRH Obama has handled the gulf oil spill. He didn’t bother to even think about it for almost 40 days and then he decides to get involved when his own supporters begin to question his motives. During the first few days of the crisis, over 30 countries offered their assistance to handle the spill and Obama graciously accepted their offers – almost three months later after several millions of gallons of oil had already spewed from the well, after oil began washing up on the shores of the gulf coast states and after he originally refused any assistance at all. This must be part of that new kinder, gentler America that Obama was talking about.
An absolute guaranteed method of handling the spill was to immediately begin burning off the oil to keep it from washing up on shore. That one still hasn’t happened and when initial plans had been issued to do so, the United States Coast Guard put the kibosh on that idea when someone suddenly realized that by burning the oil there would be black smoke and that might cause some part of the environment some temporary discomfort. Of course it’s better to blanket swamps, marshes and wetlands with freshly released oil than it is to look out across the gulf and see a huge billowing black cloud. How silly could anyone have been to suggest such a thing? As a matter of clarification, the burn off is now impossible as oil has reached land and igniting the oil now would only serve to incinerate thousands of pelicans and God knows we can’t let that happen.
Then in a beautiful display of self-control and professionalism, Obama stands up and says that he wants to know whose ass to kick. That’s tellin’ ‘em Barry! You go right out there and start kicking ass and taking names. Apparently that’s Obama’s pulling a gun after the spill is BP pulling a knife. It is possible that should the cap currently on the well fail, that would be seen as BP sending one of Obama’s to the hospital. One can only imagine what would be Obama’s sending one to the morgue. That is, after all, the Chicago Way and that is how Obama will get BP. Of course the $20 billion sludge fund set up to offer restitution to those affected by the spill is like hitting BP with a spit wad. If the price of gasoline goes up because of the oil spill, does that make EVERYONE in America eligible for a piece of that $20 billion? What will you do with your $66.66?
This entire oil spill event has been a debacle from the beginning – with Obama administration officials giving safety awards to the Deep Water Horizon rig to Obama going on vacation to Maine now that the well is capped. The cap could blow off at any moment, environmental terrorists are screaming that additional monitoring of the cap is needed but none of this concerns Obama. God forbid that the affairs of state interfere with his personal life. Obama has taken more vacations and played more golf in the last 18 months than George W. Bush did in 96 months. Does Obama ever plan to actually work? There is an immediate response that comes to mind, but in the interests of not exposing Obama as the lazy, worthless, dolt that he is, that comment will remain … “No!”
Obama is, at this point in what will hopefully be his only term, rated lower in popularity than ANY previous president. Even Jimmy Carter enjoyed higher poll numbers after 18 months. The gulf oil spill has been the biggest black mark (sorry for the pun) on Obama’s record to date. Even back in June, one of Obama’s biggest cheerleaders, The Huff-n-Puff Post admitted that his royal highness was suffering negative public opinion that placed him right down there with how the liberal left alleged Bush handled Hurricane Katrina. The most glaring difference between Bush/Katrina and Obama/Oil is that at least Bush admitted there were mistakes and took steps to correct them. Barry hasn’t been so willing – his messiah complex must be getting in the way again. The other problem with Katrina is that people knew Katrina was coming and yet there were idiots who chose to stay put. There is no sympathy for the victims of Katrina from this writer. The only people for whom there is sympathy in the oil spill are the families of those killed because BP chose to ignore safety requirements and those whose businesses are affected. The real guilty ones aren’t only BP but the government officials who took bribes to falsify the Deepwater Horizon’s safety record. More proof that less government involvement – not more – is essential. When an industry doesn’t have a government agency to buy off, the blame sits squarely on them when something goes wrong. They have no government agency to blame.
The gulf oil spill has shown conclusively that Obama is the idiot everyone thought Bush to be. It’s so nice to know that this is one crisis Obama can’t lay off on Bush – but make no mistake, he’ll find some way to do it. He’s just like every other secular-progressive, liberal Democrat – has to blame someone else for his own problems.