Mr. Obama's Selective Oath Of Office
Going on vacation folks! Have a blessed and wonderful 4th of July and KEEP ON HUBBING FOR OUR LIBERTIES! REMEMBER NOVEMBER!!
The Wall Street Journal just verified what has been driving me nuts since the catastrophic oil spill happened. Where oh where is the President and FEMA (which seems to have vaporized – oh no – it hasn’t – the media is just ignoring the fact that in this crisis, under this president – FEMA must be "doing their job.")? Oh yes, that's right, our President is constantly playing golf, having parties for Bush bashing U.K. idiots, and wagging his tongue blaming George Bush for the spill. Now there's some leadership for ya! Why muss his coifed hair and Brooks Brother's shirts over those citizens he was supposedly sworn to uphold? You know, the ones who are in the path of this oil spill.
Here are two major reasons why: There wasn’t an instant “burn off” at the site of the oil spill when it FIRST happened as is standard. Why? Answer: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They won’t relax their restrictions. Why can’t the President override this? He can – in a sense. He has usurped the law numerous times – the recent dropping of the Black Panthers lawsuit at voting stations for example jumps to mind – but I digress.
He could put pressure on his friends to relax some restrictions. But he won’t and obviously didn’t. If he had gone public with this – you can bet the pressure would be on and the EPA would have been able to do something perfectly legal to allow the burn.
Secondly, why have skimmers – one in fact from Holland the
size of three football fields designed to skim millions of gallons of oil from
water daily, been allowed through into our waters? Why have ALL the skimmers
other countries have generously offered to the U.S. been allowed to skim?
Answer: a. The EPA again. It is a mystery why they would not want this to happen. Apparently, they don’t have to give a reason.
Answer b. Also, there is the Jones Act. This act so brilliantly “restricts foreign ships from operating in U.S. coastal waters.” Other countries have ships and technologies that would greatly help with the cleanup efforts. What is the Jones Act exactly? It’s Union muscle. The world doesn’t unionize their merchant marines therefore, the few U.S. ships with overpriced union crews are the only ones allowed in our U.S. waters. A combination of these regulations – the EPA’s and the Jones Act, are why these ships just wait without being used.
I will add to this. I believe this is a national crisis that the Obama administration NEEDS to use to their political advantage. They want Cap and Trade and they want it BADLY. So never let a good crisis with Americans suffering go unexploited!
Lastly, I wish to add incompetence. The total lack of leadership, inability to even think through a problem and solve it, the sickening lack of will to step up to the plate and use more than rhetoric given a national crisis. The President is in way, way over his head with this job he didn’t “inherit” but politicked for and begged for. Inheriting something implies being given something by birthright. The way the President and his administration uses this word is in its least used form. Mr. Obama wanted the job and traveled the country and even internationally telling the world he was up to the job. He’s not. He’s an abysmal failure at this national oil spill crisis and everything else associated with the job.
And there you have it citizens of the United States. The President could change both of these ridiculous regulations in a heartbeat just by asking. If they dug their heels in, all he’d have to do is make one of his teleprompter speeches and they’d find a way to relax the regulations for this horrible crisis. But the people in Louisiana aren’t going to come out and vote in droves for the President, nor the people of Florida. Fishermen aren’t unionized. Perhaps the President, when he swore to uphold the rights of the American people, really meant to swear to uphold only the rights of the Union citizens and the Environmental citizens—along with other pet special interest citizens.