Rahm Emanuel, WH Chief of Staff: BP’s CEO Tony Hayward Commits Gaffe by Yachting During Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Yet Obama Golfing is Perfectly OK
Define HYPOCRISSY … The Barack Obama Administration and Presidency!
It would appear that both BP CEO Tony Hayward and President Obama both have their life back, while the residents of the Gulf Coast are held hostage. Neither of them have plugged the damn hole, yet they both take time to enjoy life.
One would usually think, what is good for the goose is good for the gander or in the case of the BP oil spill crisis … the criticism of the BP CEO should also pertain to the President of the United States. However, not with the do as we say or criticize, not as we do Obama White House.
Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff said on ABC’s “This Week” that the BP CEO Tony Hayward has committed another in a “long line of PR gaffes” by attending a yacht race in England while the Gulf coast oil spill disaster continues. Maybe the question that should have been asked by Jake Tapper to Obama’s Chief of Staff is what’s the difference between yachting and golfing? Both show a complete disregard to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida as the perception is that it’s business as usual and both Hayward and Obama have their life back.
Hayward faced a fresh avalanche of criticism as news circulated Saturday that he was at a yacht competition around the Isle of Wight.
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is mocking Hayward’s infamous statement that he wishes the crisis were over so could have his life back.
Referring to the yachting, Emanuel tells ABC’s “This Week,” “He’s got his life back, as he would say.”
Emanuel says the focus should stay on capping the leaking well and helping the people of the Gulf region.
CNNwas also quick to jump on the BP CEO Hayward for his yachting endeavor, but why is a CEO of a corporation held to a higher standard than President Barack Hussein Obama? Rahm Emanuel even went so far as saying that the BP exec should stay out of PR. Hmm, those advising the President who thinking golfing is perfectly ok might want to do the same.
After Hayward took a verbal pummeling on Capitol Hill last Thursday over his company’s handling of the Gulf Coast oil spill, photos surfaced Saturday of the CEO spending this weekend clad in sunglasses and a ball cap at the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race off Britain’s Isle of Wight. His 52-foot yacht “Bob” was part of the festivities.
Where is the MSM outrage that the President has no issue with continually golfing why the people of the Gulf coast region suffer on a day to day basis with the oil spill crisis and their loss of their livelihoods? After all, Obama has been out golfing much more than Hayward has been sailing. Once again Barack Hussein Obama found his way to the golf course this week end while the Gulf oil crisis continued.
President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.
The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.
Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.
Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama’s golfing during the ongoing BP oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.
So if the residents of the Gulf coast are outraged by the yachting actions of BP CEO Hayward, are they also equally outraged by the continued golfing of their President who claimed he is on this crisis and devotes all his time to it? Americans probably are as they have given Barack Obama a failing grade on his handling of the BP oil spill crisis; but the MSM give Obama a pass in only demonizing BP. As the Astute Blogger stated, the entire liberal MSM ran with the story that how dare the BP CEO yacht while the Gulf coast is in poi crisis, yet hasn’t Obama taken down time as well?
EXIT QUESTION: Has Barack Hussein got his life back as well when we see him playing golf while the Gulf Coast suffers? In the end, both Hayward and Obama are elitist who tell “the small people” in their own ways, “let them eat cake.”