I'll Take Over Oil, If You Want Me To

Barack Obama,Business,Energy,Environmentalism & Animal Rights,Regulation


The political Idiocracy, Democrats such as James Carville and Republicans like Sarah Palin, brayed so loudly for Big Daddy O to take over where Big Oil was failing to stop the spill in the Gulf of Mexico—that BHO relented. Baiting Barack with a takeover is cruel—to all of us.

“It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down,” the president declared in the first news conference the People’s Presidency has given in quite some time.

The meddlers got what they demanded, and then some:

Obama announced new steps to deal with the aftermath of the spill, including continuing a moratorium on drilling permits for six months. He also said he was suspending planned exploration drilling off the coasts of Alaska and Virginia and on 33 wells under way in the Gulf of Mexico.

BHO beat on breast, apologizing for making “the mistake of believing that oil companies ‘had their act together; when it came to assessing worst-case scenarios.” Be careful what you ask for, Silly Sarah.

BHO’s previous stance on the spill made sense to me:

“while the government was overseeing the operation, BP had the expertise and equipment to make the decisions on how to stop the flow. … BP was responsible for the cleanup and the government was accountable to make sure the company did it.”

BP’s incentives to clean up and minimize mounting costs it is incurring are manifestly obvious. Obama resisted imputing evil motives to the company just becasue it was Big Oil; our political Idiocracy did not.

As to the state of the operation to stop a spill that “has surpassed the Exxon Valdez in Alaska as the worst in U.S. history: BP [is working] furiously to pump mud-like drilling fluid into the blown-out well. It [is] an untested procedure but seemed to be working, officials said Thursday.”

5 thoughts on “I'll Take Over Oil, If You Want Me To

  1. Michael Scott

    Who has their Lord of the Flies CliffsNotes from sixth grade?

  2. Myron Pauli

    There is a thunderstorm outside as I write this – why doesn’t God – oops, I mean President Obama – stop that nasty thunder and lightning?? That is, in a nutshell, the theory of President as Almighty Being. All good and all bad stems from HIM and all tragedies must be taken advantage by the opposition. All goood things must be credited to the administration. Well, the forecast is sunny this weekend, thank Obama!

    That Sarah Palin and most of the GOP go along with this nonsense is indicative of their moronic nature. They are just the culturally conservative flip side of Democratic statists. (P.S. – I always commented that President Bush does not cause hurricanes – but under our God theory of Government, there are no excuses!).

  3. Vrye Denker

    But can’t Obama stop the spill with a mere soft-spoken word?

  4. Robert Glisson

    “But can’t Obama stop the spill with a mere soft-spoken word?” NO- it requires the lifted hands, Nancy lifting one and Harry on the other. That’s how Moses did it you know.

  5. Roger Chaillet

    Why can’t the Magic One do the same for the execrable D.C. public schools?


    It was the “job” of the First Family to redline the D.C. public schools.

    Interesting how that long simmering “crisis” in D.C. does not garner the interest of the elites as does Mother Earth’s normal processes.

    I guess too many photo ops of the Prez together with dimwitted future Democrats does not get the adrenaline going like a good old fashioned blowout.

    Time to check in with The Onion and see what it has to say about the Magic One. http://www.theonion.com/articles/president-obama-mentions-hed-like-to-see-lebron-ja,17512/

    Oh well, vacation awaits in the grim city of Chicago. http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/ Time for the Magic One to sprinkle some mojo on Chi town.

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