The Barack Obama handling of the BP oil spill in the Gulf has been an “Obamination” …
Take a good look why so many Americans on the LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER and FAR LEFT are upset with President Barack Obama and his almost nonchalant attitude toward the greatest environmental disaster in American history. Why did it and does it take so long for this President to act? What we have here is not a failure of Obama to communicate, but a failure of leadership.
More scathing commentary from Hot Air about an out to lunch President that is in way over his head and now looks to the MSM for direction. AsInstapundit asks, “How many rounds did you golf while the oil was leaking, champ?”
The more trenchant RNC attack on The One today comes via Byron York, who spotlights this clever cause-and-effect list of Obama appearing to blindly follow whatever dopey conventional wisdom about the spill has captured the media’s imagination from day to day. It’s too good to excerpt; read it all and wonder no longer where that supposedly spontaneous “whose ass to kick” comment came from.
Where has this hands off President been during this crisis? It is obvious he was not on it since the beginning and if he actually was, how damning a commentary is that? Where has this President been in leadership and accepting help and advice from others outside his lockstep liberal administration? Oh wait, Obama finally lines up some foreign help for the BP oil spill … too bad it is 53 days after the Dutch offered it. Unreal, how is that Presidential Obama “Hopey, Changey” leadership working out for you America? Michelle Malkin sums it up perfectly … STUCK ON STUPID!
Three days after the Gulf oil rig explosion, the Netherlands offered to send in oil skimmers to pump oil off of the surface of the ocean. The Obama Administration turned them down because they were not 100% efficient and small amounts of oil would be pumped back into the Gulf with the excess water. EPA regulations do not allow for residue water to contain any oil. So rather than use equipment that was not 100% efficient the Obama Administration chose to let all of the oil run into the Gulf.
This is not just bad policy, it is criminal.
Can you only imagine the help the Dutch could have provided to the Gulf coast if they were allowed by Obama to start from the outset of this crisis? Barack Obama, a colossal failure to lead.