The Cincinnati Kid and I have an on-going debate about how much of what government is and does is simply idiocy and incompetence and how much is intentional for political, personal and financial gain.
She has a near 100-percent disdain of the competency of the federal government as a concept while I fall into the camp of fearing my government, especially what it has become since l swore to defend my country and The Constitution, and especially now since the Marxist regime change.
That's why The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are so written. Much of these documents content echoes the inherent danger of a massive federal government and the absolutely need for the freedom, liberty and the complete protection of our God-given individual rights.
Obama and the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion… stupid and incompetent, or purposeful? Since the explosion killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others April 20, 2010… 56 days Obama (with whom the buck stops), the Coast Guard, FEMA, Homeland Security, the Army Corpse of Engineers—the full power and capability of the United States has accomplished nothing.
Furthermore, Obama has rejected the help of other countries, and their technologies; the private sector, pleas from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to allow him to try to protect the state’s fragile coastline and marshes from the greatest environmental disaster in North American history.
Meanwhile, Obama’s first response, other than schedule more vacations and golf outings, was to send SWAT teams and federal prosecutors to the Gulf, encouraged mammoth litigation, vow to keep a “boot on the neck” of British Petroleum and “unleash” the worst attorney general in US history, Eric Holder, to seek criminal prosecutions related to the Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Endangered Species Act. He won’t stop the environmental disaster, but he’ll use to full force of the federal government to destroy the petroleum industry.
The near complete absence of the environmental-whackos attacking Obama on an hourly basis once again proves the truth that the environmental movement is only a Marxist cover… Green on the outside, Red of the inside.
May 2—Obama restricts all fishing in more than 60,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico… from the Louisiana state waters to Pensacola Bay. Rather than allow commercial fishing of areas yet affected by the spill so these small businesses can continue their trade, they were essentially closed by the federal government; those fish will likely perish—this in itself may cost area economies billions.
Obama response to this: Barry Saves Gulf Tourism by Eating Shrimp, Turtle Soup and a Snow Cone, and encouraging Gulf Shores visitors, apparently it’s far enough away from Vegas.
May 22 - Obama signs an executive order establishing the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The purpose of the commission is to "consider the root causes of the disaster and offer options on safety and environmental precautions
May 27 - Obama announces a six-month moratorium on new deepwater oil drilling permits in 500 feet of water or more. The moratorium will affect 31 wells. Deepwater rigs lease for between $250,000 and $500,000 a day and employ between 800 and 1,400 during the initial drilling. Based on the oil flow estimates by the Flow Rate Technical Group, the United States government increased its estimate at 12,000 to 19,000 barrels (500,000 to 800,000 US gallons; 1,900,000 to 3,000,000 liters) per day.
This moratorium will kill up to 10,000 Louisiana jobs and possibly 20,000 jobs throughout the course of the year.
These offshore rigs won’t be allowed to remain in place to wait to see what happens; they’re operated by capitalists, thank gawd, and thus will simply be dispatched elsewhere in the world… to other countries which ironically realize that this is a petroleum-based economy and always will be a petroleum based economy.
As devastating as the spill is, this—Obama’s man-made financial catastrophe—may cripple the entire Gulf Coast for decades, perhaps for the foreseeable future; thus, Obama will have accomplished what he market and Mother Nature could not.
This is but the tip of a gigantic iceberg… name something in Obama’s actions that indicate anything other than intent; then, combine that with the destruction of the US car industry, the coming medical disaster as a result of Obamacare, the destruction of the economy, the mammoth increase in our tax burden and the tax enslavement of Americans yet born.
The Daycare Center Against Terror.
The Open Boarders for Wetbacks and Terrorists Program.
The demonizing (ala Saul Alinsky) of Real Americans, and the hatred of our military.
Stupid, incompetent, lackadaisical, lacking in focus, upset tummy?
We must pray every day for his complete and utter failure, and the immediate handcuffing of his political powers until he can be driven from office.
We are staring into the eyes of our greatest enemy.
"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. Let's put this in the "things not to say before trying to spend a trillion dollars" column...”—Rahm Emanuel, Obama Chief of staff.