Friday, June 11, 2010

NEVER Let a Crisis Go to Waste

The oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico is an un believable illustration of the arrogance, incompetence and Impotence of the Obama Administration and the way they wield the full power of the American Government.

Right from the get go on this disaster I was very suspicious. Just a few weeks after Obama increased off shore drilling and exploration there was an explosion and fire on the deep sea oil drilling platform. My first inclination was sabotage from Greenpeace or some activist group like that. Getting even with the greedy capitalists for drilling in the Gulf. Actually this rig was in the process of shutting down.

The initial sluggish Govt. response caused me to ponder other possible scenarios. Could it be a terrorist attack? We all know DHS will not rush to judgement on 'man made disasters'. Not to be outdone by the truthers I even contemplated a Government conspiracy to dove tail with the cap and tax energy industry legislation making its way through the Senate. I just cannot fathom our Government murdering our own citizens for political gain, so I chucked that theory. I have come to terms that this is just either an act of gross negligence and foolhardy luck pushing or just a freak accident of nature with ominous timing.

So much for the accident itself, it's done and now we must move on and contain the spill and clean up the mess. No one is asking Obama to suck it up with a straw, or wave a magic wand and make it all go away. And I am continually amazed at why he thinks he has to remind people he is the President, yet with less than super hero powers. I guess all the hype that got him into office caused a lot of people to expect more out of him? I personally never expected much out of him, and I would have been pleasantly surprised had he been a decent executive. But he is only one year older than me and seems about as ready to lead a Nation as I am. If the best he can do is get the Government out of the way then he should be doing that. Cut the red tape environmental protection and let Louisiana build the berms. Co ordinate so BP can get the booms from Maine. Start putting all the unemployed people to work helping clean up the mess. Enlist the help of other Nations who are offering, especially with the reset diplomacy we now enjoy. There is so much that this Government can do. I liked Maureen Dowds assessment, instead of "yes we can" Obamas slogan should be "will we ever"? When even the liberals dump on the One you know he's lost his luster.

I am now convinced that the oil is still flowing freely into the gulf because the Obama Administration wants to use this crisis to discredit oil drilling and the oil industry altogether. Maybe they worked it out with BP that they will put the moratorium on all drilling but BP can get all this oil to market and when the relief wells are in place who will be getting that oil? Meanwhile all other drilling will be stopped even in Alaska! Except of course China over by Cuba along with Russia, Venezuela, and Mexico right there in the gulf.

Shutting down these rigs also appears to be the more dangerous aspect of running them so if we shut them all down, then what? Invitation for more trouble? If this crisis is being managed for political gain it will be one of the most heinous acts of treason our country has ever seen.

There are plenty of questions, we need to get some answers. Not so we can sue somebody or kick someones @ss, but because we are not yet off oil and we need it. We will never be completely off oil, and it is a natural resource after all. This is just an unnatural way to deal with any problem.

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