This man-boy really has no idea of what to do. He’s totally unfit for office and void of any redeeming qualities. In other words: EPIC. FAIL.
Sounding reflective as he heads into a bruising electoral season, Barack Obama told POLITICO columnist Roger Simon that the Gulf disaster “echoes 9/11” because it will change the nation’s psyche for years to come.
Obama — facing mounting criticism of his handling of the BP gusher, even from longtime allies — vowed to make a “bold” push for a new energy law even as the calamity continues to unfold. And he said he will use the rest of his presidency to try to put the United States on a course toward a “new way of doing business when it comes to energy.”
“In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11,” the president said in an Oval Office interview on Friday, “I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.
Read the whole you-can’t-make-up-this-shit interview here:
An interesting point by Peter Nayland Kust (http://areasonedvoice.blogspot.com) in the comments:
House Republicans introduced HR3736 in October of last year to reform the MMS and break it out from the Department of the Interior. This was in follow up to a report issued by the Republican staff of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee titled “Teapot Dome Revisited: Dereliction of Fiduciary Duty at the Interior Department” that documented numerous problems within the MMS:
As the Department’s internal watchdog, Interior’s Inspector General recently reported serious ethical problems within MMS. In addition to its work on the problematic offshore leases, the IG has taken aim at blatant abuses of power within MMS’ chain of command. In three successive reports issued in the fall of 2008, the IG revealed that senior MMS officials gave preferential treatment in awarding contracts, received improper gifts and kickbacks from industry personnel in exchange for lucrative contracts, abused drugs with coworkers, and had sex with subordinates.8 Some of these transgressions occurred at Department headquarters in Washington, DC, and others took place in field offices. In one report, the IG noted that its investigation “revealed an organizational culture lacking in acceptance of government ethical standards, inappropriate personal behaviors, and a program without the necessary internal controls in place to prevent future unethical or unlawful behavior.”
The report notes that many of the problems have been around for years, predating the Bush Administration:
Though MMS suffers from innumerable day-to-day process failures, perhaps the most egregious occurred in the late 1990s. In 1998 and 1999, the Interior Department entered into offshore drilling leases which did not contain critical price threshold provisions as required by law. To date, this failure has allowed lease holders to produce and sell resources without paying nearly $1 billion in royalties to the federal government.
What did the Democrats do with this legislation? Buried it in committee.
There are more than a few entrepreneurs out there who have devices and non-toxic chemicals available to assist in the cleanup, but Obama’s slugs in the federal government can’t be bothered with timely, inventive, solutions.
Drawing a parallel between the slaughter of 3000 people in an act of war by Islamofascist douchebags and an accidental oil spill, is just beyond stupid. What a ‘Harvard educated’ moron.
Oh by the way, he believes that the Dem cabal in Washington has done such a bang-up job that they all “deserve reelection”, and he’s “using his bully pulpit to communicate that fact to the American people.”
The current Dem autocracy bullied some very bad, destructive legislation into law and has communicated their arrogance and disdain for the American people in no uncertain terms.
Obama’s damage to the nation’s psyche with regard to the economy and national security will take years to rectify.
Hey Obamabots: Keep your “change”. Another one is coming in November.