Truly, the Gulf oil spill has been a catastrophe of epic proportions and is causing devastation to the livelihood of Gulf residents. My question is: Is President Obama milking this environmental disaster for all its worth so as to push forth his radical environmental agenda?
Why would I suggest such an idea? Because he is not pursuing offers of assistance to help stop this nightmare. Why else would he be so negligent?
Obama certainly is appearing incompetent, and this is not causing Americans to be impressed with his "leadership" under pressure. But, he may not care if it achieves his ultimate purpose of shutting down big oil. He is likely confident that he can smooth-talk his way back into the hearts of gullible Americans before the 2012 elections.
Read from Gateway Pundit:
Oil Boom Manufacturer: We Notified Government 4 WEEKS AGO That We Have Product (Video) …Update: Team O Learns of Maine Company in Live Interview
"Two weeks ago Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) requested more oil boom to save the Louisiana marshes.
At least 125 miles of Louisiana coastline has been ruined by the BP oil spill. Tar blobs began washing up on Florida’s white sand beaches near Pensacola last week. And, crude oil has also been reported along barrier islands in Alabama and Mississippi.
Oil boom manufacture Packgen has miles of floating oil containment boom in warehouse right now and they say they can make lots more on short notice. Packgen owner John Lapoint said his company is ramping up production to make 90,000 feet of oil boom per day.
But, there’s a hitch. The company notified the government 4 WEEKS AGO that they have oil boom but they they won’t buy it. BP sent representatives 4 weeks ago to check out the manufacturer and they are going to send representatives again this week. The boom is sitting in a warehouse as the coastline is destroyed.
They first alerted the government 4 WEEKS AGO. They can produce more boom than anyone in the US and abroad.
'Fox and Friends' Interviews John Lapoint, the owner of Packgen, about the continuing efforts of Packgen to get the oil containment boom that is so desperately needed to the people of the Gulf Coast."
Read it all.
The following comment at Gateway Pundit says it best:
"If you haven’t gotten the idea by now that the mishandling and neglect of this crisis is a deliberate action on the part of the Obama administration you had better take another look. All help – rejected. All advice – rejected. All requests for approval – rejected.
How long will this go on? Until the great states of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Missippi and Oklahoma are economically devastated and our oil drilling capacity is utterly destroyed for years to come."
Read more from Michelle Malkin:
"...the Obama administration’s response, or lack thereof, has been, by most measures, a disaster.
The most recent example is this: It turns out that there are only two kind of people Obama will refuse help from: People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures, and the Dutch:
'Three days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch government offered to help.
It was willing to provide ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and it proposed a plan for building sand barriers to protect sensitive marshlands.
The response from the Obama administration and BP, which are coordinating the cleanup: “The embassy got a nice letter from the administration that said, "Thanks" but no thanks,’” said Geert Visser, consul general for the Netherlands in Houston.'
In the several weeks since, BP and the Obama administration reconsidered the offer:
'U.S. ships are being outfitted this week with four pairs of the skimming booms airlifted from the Netherlands and should be deployed within days. Each pair can process 5 million gallons of water a day, removing 20,000 tons of oil and sludge.
At that rate, how much more oil could have been removed from the Gulf during the past month?'"