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.”

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    11 Responses to “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”

    1. dawg1948 on June 20th, 2010 10:53 am

      El Presidente has sent in the National Guard almost 60 days after the Big Leak started so I guess he can fiddle while the Gulf Cost Burns. All I keep hearing is the Dems say he has done all these things (I would like to know what in specifics) to deal with the catastrophe. Then they will say you can’t have it both ways. They are so full of you know what.

      El Presidente botched it just like he did the illegal alien question. I guess if we get bombed and he sends the tropps out to protect us 60 days after the bombing then we can’t have it both ways. All I can say to the the President is nuke the damn leak and seal the damn Mexican border.

    2. Scared Monkeys on June 20th, 2010 10:56 am

      Becuase some how sailing is different than golfing while people in the Gulf coast worry hiow they will provide for their families?

      Could this Administration be more out of touch with “WE THE PEOPLE”?

      Oabma’s minions go out on TV and mock BP CEO for sailing and not caring while Obama goes golfing and does the same. Oh, but it’s different for The Chosen One.

      How is that Hopey Changey stuff working out for you America … Obama couls care less … “Let them eat oil”.

    3. Troy on June 20th, 2010 12:05 pm

      This says it all “I Want to Live Like Common People” BP and the Great PR Divide” http://blogs.hbr.org/watkins/2010/06/i_want_to_live_like_common_peo.html

    4. Michelle Smith on June 20th, 2010 12:06 pm

      More hypocrisy from the left and faux outrage. Why would the CEO of BP act any differently than the CEO of the US? They are two peas in a pod. Their only concern is money not the welfare of the marine life, the wetlands, the environment and the fishermen who can’t provide for their families because of the oil infestation in the Gulf. Obama has shown no leadership and only wants to point his big ugly finger and talk like he’s a bad ass then go play golf. Hayward throws some money at the gulf and goes sailing. STAY ON THE DAMN JOB TILL IT’S FINISHED MORONS

      Fix the damn leak or move over and let competent people do their jobs. Fire the EPA & the MMS along with all of the administration and lets hire some folks who can get the job done. We are not paying Obama to play golf, he can do that on his own time when his ass no longer has a job.

      Mr. Obama has not a freakin’ clue how to do his job. What can one expect from an Community Organizer and a part time Senator?

      What a walking, talking disaster

    5. CHATA on June 20th, 2010 4:59 pm


      My concern now is not the tap-dance over who is at fault and who will be responsible for the “fix”, but rather, what are they going to do about the new problems that seem to be appearing.

      If the methane is building up under the surface of the sea floor, will it cause an undersea explosion, leavinging a huge crater and possibly trigger a tsunami? Lots of things are going on that the public is being distracted from or just plain not being told about. So what else is new, huh …

    6. NewGirlBoston on June 20th, 2010 8:35 pm
    7. Michelle Smith on June 20th, 2010 11:05 pm


      Guess he’s getting tired of covering for Obama and lying through his teeth.

    8. Tom on June 21st, 2010 12:01 am

      I don’t think that the chief of BP should be spending 100% of his time onsite. His abilities are limited in this field. Have we all forget the importance of family? Obviously mainstream media has, it is not wonder they are falling in integrity as cited by The Committee for Media and Newspaper Integrity.

    9. A Texas Grandfather on June 21st, 2010 12:53 am

      #5 CHATA

      This huge oil field is a gas driven field and the gas is normally methane. Your idea about having a massive explosion under the sea floor defies all the laws of physics. An explosion requires oxygen in the right amount and an ignition source. Both of these are lacking beneath the sea floor.
      The public has no knowledge of the bottom hole pressure in the well. We don’t have information as to the size of the well bore. Therefore it is not possible to calculate the amount of material being discharged into the sea. The wild estimates reported by the media are just that wild estimates.
      Certainly it is a disaster. The federal agencies charged with oversight of our oil and gas production and development are NOT doing their job because no one knows how to do it properly.
      The mile of pipe between the sea floor and the surface becomes a short pipeline with multi-phase flow,i.e. moving both crude and natural gas (methane). The first attempt at containment failed because of hydrates that formed at the juncture of the pipe and the containment vessel. Hydrates form in multi-phase flows where there is a change in pipe diameter and these can begin to form at temperatures as high as 66 degres F., depending on the mix of material and the flow rate.
      In order to prevent hydrates from forming it is necessary to provide an outside source that changes the temperature where the hydrates form. This can be an alcohol injection to reduce the freeze point or it can be an inert gas (doesn’t burn) such as nitrogen that is heated to rase the temperature above that where hydrates form.
      BP, their contractors and the government lack the skills and knowledge to deal properly with this type of problem. Too much federal government regulation at every level with zero management experience is the major cause for this continued mess.

    10. super dave on June 21st, 2010 7:08 am

      The tiger woods protege has to stay on his game. he’s losing at everything else so he just plays
      games to pass his time till he’s out in 2012.
      he needs to just save face and step down, i’m sure some african country in strife could cus another dictator. he could study to become the next idi amin.

    11. Victor M.Montalvo on June 21st, 2010 8:18 am

      The all World is Hungry what rich peaple do??
      Leave Obama aut oil spill say NO drill

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