Thursday, June 17, 2010

Reflections on the Oil Spill, the Cleanup & Obama's Speech

The President’s speech on the oil spill was boring and quite uninspiring at a time when our nation, especially the residents near the Gulf, need reassurances and words of encouragement. His words fell flat and short of that necessity. Barack Obama and the federal government’s inaction in response to the oil spill has exacerbated the problem and now Obama is drowning in oil and red ink. Did bureaucracy and red ink cause such ineptitude on the part of the Federal government’s response efforts (or lack thereof) to halt the oil spill? Is our president really doing everything he can when thirteen entities had offered their assistance in the oil cleanup and yet the United States refused their help? That does not make sense to me. You would think that we would be welcoming others ideas and accepting any help offered in order to minimize the ramifications that this oil spill will cause on our environment.
The president’s speech indicates that the Obama administration’s central preoccupation has been in taking advantage of the oil crisis and advancing his radical cap & trade agenda instead of stopping the oil spill from gushing which should be their top priority. You know things are getting really bad for Obama when more people are disapproving of the Obama administration’s response (or lack thereof) than they were of the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina. The language Guru, Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor makes the claim that Obama is too ‘professorial’ for his target audience. The language guru also claims that Obama’s phraseology makes him seem aloof and out of touch. I do believe that the President is detached, aloof, and out of touch. He has had a hands off approach to this oil spill. The Obama administration seems to be showing their true colors in letting their allegiance to unions to get in the way of the oil cleanup by refusing to waive the Jones Act, which would then allow outside help from other nations into the Gulf. Many of God’s creatures are being killed and hurt because of this disastrous oil spill and fisherman’s livelihoods are being affected greatly too. Let us keep these creatures and fisherman in our thoughts and prayers. Let is hope and pray that the oil leak is stopped ASAP.

Below, here is a video showing a mass Democrat defection as liberals attack Obama’s response to oil spill.


9 comments:

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Just goes to show, Obama doesn't have the foggiest idea as to what the hell he is doing. He just muddles along.

The Born Again American said...

No one, not even B.O. can act this "STUPIDLY" (where have we heard that word before) for this long without an ulterior motive...

Newt was on Hanity last night and said this guy is just that inept... I'm sorry, he's just using this to try and cram "cap & tax" down our throat... If he had acted responsibly and quickly, he wouldn't have as much clout...

Trestin Meacham said...

I love how he is so concerned about global warming, but hands off about the immediate danger.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Many problems with this whole thing. Obama isn't a leader capable of taking charge, and can only organize focus groups. Proof of that (as if you needed more) is he never voted anything but "present" during his legislative career, state and federal. He is unable to make a decision.

He let too many federal agencies butt heads over what to do, instead of letting the people best equipped to handle the problem take care of it. And that would be mainly the Oil industry. I know there were many that offered ... Shell Oil for example. HE should have approached BP on the first day and asked what they needed a get it immediately for them.

13 countries offered help that should of been excepted. Instead he refused to temporarily revoke the Jones Act as past presidents have done. He felt his friendship with union thugs was more important than the American people as a whole.

I don't think this piece of crap president is through dismantling the greatest country in the history of the world ... stay tuned.

Ron Russell said...

The handling of the oil spill shows better than any other event that Obama is out of his league. But then government is never able to handle events like this. As your image points out the Red Ink, just drowns them. Love that image, may steal it for Obama Cartoons.

Quite Rightly said...

"Too professional," my foot.

A career as a former academic and current politician (I thus degrade a term that most people thought couldn't sink lower) doesn't shut down the look in one's eye or one's facial expressions or kinesics.

This guy doesn't give a rat's drumstick about other people, or animals or sea life, either, as he is now demonstrating.

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Teresa, This is a great post, and you are very perceptive on BO's real agenda.
I also love odie's comment. We have him all figured out, I am happy other people are too!
Have a lovely Weekend.

Josefina Argüello said...

I believe that the Oil Spill is going to create mass destruction to the environment and I believe it is just the beginning. Seafood will eventually perish, crops will feel the affect of the polluted earth and famine is heading our way. Maybe not today but sooner than many thought
There are more people and organisations and institutions and governments to blame then only BP.
But one thing IS CLEAR : Oil-BAMA should have and could have done more then he did!

Josefina Argüello - Mexico

Teresa said...

Josefina,
Thank you for your comment. There is definitely plenty of blame to go around. How the oil spill is affecting both the wildlife and the environment is a travesty. And, yes, Obama could have and could be doing more than he has been and he is now.