Thursday, May 27, 2010

Obama's Katrina

"The problem with political jokes is they get elected." ~ Henry Cate VII

Five (5) weeks has now elapsed since the BP oil disaster in the gulf took place. Obama has made one (1) short visit to the gulf area in that time.

One visit.

And, some of Obama's staunchest supporters are, to say the least, disappointed in their hero.

Here's some quotes I came across today:

"He blew it. Obama faces a meltdown akin to the unraveling of his predecessor, George W. Bush. A press conference and a visit to the region are simply too little too late. It doesn't matter whether government could do any better than the oil companies. The political fallout has taken hold. Obama failed to manage a massive crisis. There's no fixing this failure. His only hope now is changing the subject. Good Luck."

Here's another:
"Thinking before doing is one of Barack Obama’s strengths, but not in this oil crisis. The President’s famously deliberative style has not served him well.

When an uncontrollable gusher of this magnitude threatens the economy and ecosystem of an entire region, it’s not enough for Obama to essentially adopt a wait-and-see stance in letting the oil industry tinker and experiment in vain.

The President’s pattern is to swoop in at the last minute and close the deal. He’s good at it.

But sometimes presidents cannot wait to see what everyone else thinks and does before acting. When it comes to the Gulf region in environmental chaos, we needed a starter, not a closer."

And, another:
"[I]t just looks like he's not involved in this! Man, you have got to get down here and take control of this!..."

...Put somebody in charge of this and get this thing moving! We're about to die down here!"

The first quote is by one of Obama's chief water carriers, Craig Crawford, a particularly rabid Liberal propagandist.

The second comes from an article by Mike Lee, who was commenting on Craig Crawford's quote.

The third quote is by former Clinton Strategist, and Obama supporter, James Carville.

For more from Mr. Carville, watch this:

Unlike Liberals, who placed the full weight of the blame for the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina (an unpreventable natural disaster) squarely on George W. Bush's shoulders, I won't blame Obama for the colossal oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I understand he had nothing to do with the causation of the spill.

However, at least Bush made a fairly timely appearance in Louisiana to assess the situation first hand.

Obama hasn't even attempted a photo op in relation to the oil spill.

Obviously, there is nothing he could have done to prevent the spill, and nothing he could have done to stem the leak. But, he could have at least pretended he was trying to do something.

What is he doing instead, you might ask?

He is appearing in San Francisco, campaigning for California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, and when he is done with that, he will be taking a vacation back in sweet home Chicago. Three campaign events, including a stopover at the home of one America's wealthiest families.

Ironically, a family that gained their wealth in the oil industry.

And, skipping the traditional Memorial Day visit to Arlington to honor the nation's war dead on Memorial Day, something that sitting United States Presidents have been doing annually for decades.

But, you know what? I support his decision not to uphold the Presidential tradition of honoring our fallen soldiers on Memorial day. As I said on my Facebook page,

"I think Obama doesn't deserve to share the spotlight with those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. This celebration should be for those who love this country, not those who hate it."

Now, Blogger buddy Lone Ranger says, "Currently, about one out of five democrats who supported him, now oppose him."

It seems to me the only Democrats left who still support this guy are those who are willfully blind, deaf, and ignorant.

Cross posted at American Descent


Joe said...

Fourteen days after the Exxon disaster in Alaska the Democrats were hysterical over the fact that nothing had been done.

Now, over a month later, all's quiet on the Democrat front (except for the Ragin' Cajun - who has since changed his tune. Did someone get to him?).

Mark said...

Joe, Carville lives in Louisiana, and sees the destruction first hand. He is also close to the Obama White house, and surely knows Obama has been absent throughout this crisis.

I suspect he's had about all he can take.

Z said...

actually, he DID have a part in the cause this...he waved BP having to do environmental studies or exit plans, or something...I'm not sure what, but he let them drill without some kind of safeguard that Bush's admin had implemented........yup.

Carville's a typical lib; he loved obama hurting all of us until what obama's not doing has directly hurt HIM.
I get a kick out of him and his wife Mary's battling and wonder if they argue with any sharp objects in the room!

Bush was there 1 1/2 days after took Obama 9 days..and yet the media says he RUSHED THERE. You can't make this stuff up.

I'm not surprised at the criticism quotes you posted (good job) because TIME MAG did a piece on the Sestak situation and how this is 'no story' and 'doesn't break the law' and blahblahblah, typical leftist lies, and our friend Joe (comment above mine) said he, too, read my link and the HUGE majority of TIME MAG's (liberal) readers criticized the leftist writer's piece! A MIRACLE.

Maybe this awful BP situation is just what AMerica needed to get the media mad enough to start at least seeing some cracks in their APPOINTED'S armor? YA THINK!?

Always On Watch said...

As Washington Post opinionator Richard Cohen has pointed out on more than one occasion, BHO has a fatal personality flaw: lack of empathy.

Add to that his cavalier attitude toward his duties as President and what adds up is "Loser!"

The Carville video is outstanding, really. Quite a rant!

I can only hope that BHO's lack of response to the BP oil will force Americans to understand what a self-centered bastard is sitting in the Oval Office.