Skip to comments.Golfing in the Gulf? Obama fund-raised while Jindal "berm-ed"
Posted on 05/27/2010 3:36:11 PM PDT by mlizzy
Switching back and forth between CNN and Fox News last night, I found that when it came to the Gulf Oil Spill, the two usually contrary channels agreed on two crucial points. First, the graveness of the crisis had reached epic proportions. Secondly, the Obama Administration (whose attitude appeared to be that since BP caused this mess, BP should clean it up) was doing next to nothing to solve this problem.
"The political stupidity of [Obama's] advisers is unbelievable!" exclaimed CNN analyst, James Carville, the usually staunch Obama backer. "He's got to get down here, and put someone in charge. People are dying!"
Meanwhile, Fox was making it clear that, now a full five weeks after the disaster occurred, President Obama was (still) not in Louisiana but in California for yet another political fund-raiser. "He is clearly putting his emphasis on fundraising now," concluded Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, as Fox was taking glee in showing Obama being heckled by an "I'm telling without asking!" gay protester at the recent dinner for Senator Barbara Boxer. Then, after CNN showed Louisiana governor, Bobby Jindal, out in a small boat explaining his state's predicament of poisoned water and dying, oil-coated wildlife, and the subsequent unemployment, Fox told the tale of local heroes, tired of waiting for Federal funds or approval, "borrowing" 30 British Petroleum fishing boats and putting down sand berms to block the oil's advance on their own. And Jindal, the report said, not only commended the Louisiana leaders for commandeering the BP vessels, but vowed to join them in jail if Obama's Coast Guard halted their efforts.
And where, you say, was British Petroleum during these past five weeks while their underground well's leak now threatened the economy of the entire southeastern United States? Like Obama, they were sitting around making statements, each week half-heartedly throwing another hair-brained solution at the problem. Heck, this wasn't their country, and if their spill, unchecked by Obama's mighty mites, accomplished what the War of 1812 didn't, well, so much the better. I wish I had as much confidence in BP's latest mud-followed-by-concrete scheme as the President's men do, but based on their next plan of attack should the mud shoot fail, I cannot.
"And if the mud and concrete plan doesn't work," said a BP spokesman on CNN yesterday (and I swear I'm not making this up) "the next thing we'll try to plug the hole with is rope and golf balls."
"Golf balls?" my wife Jeanette repeated, slightly bewildered.
"Call off the Coast Guard, and call up the PGA!" I declared.
"Well, if it works, perhaps Tiger Woods can redeem his reputation," Jeanette, always looking on the good side of a situation, added.
When the Emperor Nero set the slums of Rome on fire, fiddling while Rome burned, he was the first ruler to (unjustly) blame his country's problems on the Christians, claiming this fledgling but courageous sect had done the evil deed. Now it is Obama who falsely accuses America's Christians (especially former President George W. Bush) as responsible for many of our country's ills. On the other hand, it is interesting to note that many of those die-hard Christians of A.D. 64 also considered Nero to be not just their nemesis, but the Antichrist as well.
Anderson Cooper didn’t seem real happy that the savior was partying with the oil heirs.
Its pretty hard to plan an oil spill. Its especially true at a mile below the surface of the ocean.
That does not negate the fact that Obama has done everything he could to exacerbate the problem.
The author missed the cherry on the top. Obama’s high-dollar/plate fundraiser for Boxer took place at the Getty estate in San Francisco, a trust fund case family whose money came from Big Oil (as big as they get).
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. Rahm Emanuel
Sounds like a slam of obama to me.
Obama was being HOSTED by the GETTY’s of GETTY OIL?? Is he trying to bring down a competitor to Getty, BP???? Did they not give him enough money???
Between that and people who want “free reign” over something, I’m starting to think Ebonics might be the way to go, purely in self-defense.
I think Obama is done.
"Hair" brained solution?
I think Obama is done.Wouldn't that be nice? On a related note, our two dogs, as we have six of us here walking them frequently, never need go to the door to be let out. But as DH and I were engrossed in the French Open yesterday, "Addy" went to the door in front of us and scratched. We were surprised, then looked up at the clock, and saw it was 3:25. She's a pretty smart dog (a border collie mix). I think she was alerting us to the 3:30 beads! [whatcha' think?]
"Hair" brained solution? Huh?Smarter than a spell checker. Good job. You're hired! :)
LOL..Yes..God, Mary will use all means hehe
LOL..Yes..God, Mary will use all means hehe
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