The Tennessee Valley just experienced its worst flood in 500 years. At least 31 people were killed, and over $1.5 billion in damage was done to the region.
And Barack Hussein Obama never bothered to even show up and tell desperate victims, “I feel your pain,” before jetting back to the White House.
I mean, lest we forget, George Bush at least flew over the Hurricane Katrina devastation.
Now, maybe Obama has an excuse for not showing up in Nashville. Maybe he’s too occupied in doing absolutely nothing to deal with the massive disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
The gulf oil spill catastrophe has entered a new phase, as Washington looks increasingly weak and unable to control the disaster or the political narrative.
Congress will do what Congress does best: hold hearings, express outrage and threaten subpoenas. The White House will continue to do what it’s doing – send out long, detailed memos to the media outlining “the ongoing response” to the oil spill. But BP and the Obama administration are married on this disaster – Coast Guard chief Thad Allen admitted that the federal government can’t take over the cleanup because it doesn’t have the expertise to take over.
Let’s see. Obama took the most political contributions from BP over a twenty year period, despite having less than a three year career in national politics. His administration approved of the BP project that blew up and started gushing oil. His administration issued an environmental waver to the BP platform only eleven days before it went boom. His administration did absolutely nothing for NINE DAYS while the crisis turned into a national disaster. And as we speak, the Obama administration doesn’t have so much as a freaking clue about what to do for what is turning into the world’s worst oil disaster.
And let’s not forget that, only three weeks before this disaster exploded and spewed millions of gallons of oil all over us, that it was OBAMA saying “Drill, baby, drill.”
President Obama: Drill, Baby, Drill
March 31, 2010 6:01 AM
On Wednesday morning at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility in Washington, DC, President Obama will announce that his administration will allow the lease sale to go forward for oil and gas exploration 50 miles off of the Virginia coast — the first new sales of offshore oil and gas in the Atlantic in more than two decades.
The Department of Interior will also allow seismic exploration for oil and gas in the Outer Continental Shelf from Delaware all the way South to the middle of Florida, to assess the quantity and location of potential oil and gas resources. A White House official says that the president will also approve a lease sale in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, while canceling another lease sale in Alaska’s Bristol Bay because of environmental concerns. (Lease sales in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas are essentially being suspended pending further scientific review.)
The official says that “To set America on a path to energy independence, the President believes we must leverage our diverse domestic resources by pursuing a comprehensive energy strategy.”
So much for “blame Bush.” Blame OBAMA. His paws are all over this baby.
James Carville, a lifelong Democrat strategist, pretty much says Obama has failed in just about every possible way he could have failed.
CARVILLE: “The President of the United States could have come down here. He could have been involved with the families of these 11 people. He could have commandeered the things. We could have sent the Woods Hole people. He could have sent the Scripps on research vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. He could have implemented a plan in anticipation of this. You know, right, he can’t exactly fill the hole up. Last night I was on Larry King, the CEO, the former CEO of the Shell. They said they got 85 percent of the stuff cleaned up in the Gulf of Saudi Arabia. He could be commandeering tankers and making BP bring tankers in and clean this up. They could the deploying people to the coast right now. He could be deploying people to the coast. He could be with the corps of engineers and the Coast Guard with these people in Plaquemines Parish, doing something about these regulations. These people are crying. They’re begging for something down here. And it just looks like he’s not involved in this! Man, you have got to get down here and take control of this! Put somebody in charge of this and get this thing moving! We’re about to die down here!”
I guess you weren’t doing anything that would have kept you from going to Tennessee, after all.
Just imagine if Karl Rove had said that about George Bush’s failure in Katrina. Man, journalists would have been all over that the way Great White sharks get all over bloody meat.
According to the news, Obama has golfed every single weekend since the BP-Gulf disaster hit some 36 days ago. At least he’s doing something, I suppose.
Meanwhile, North Korea is going rabid and escalating saber-rattling war tensions to a level that we haven’t seen in fifty years. And, oh, yeah, Iran is on the verge of having nuclear weapons to go along with their being a terrorist state bent on international jihad.
And Obama’s policies in Afghanistan are bogging down, and only cut-and-run is looming ahead. General Stanley McChrystal says Marjah “is a bleeding ulcer right now.” And the access McChrystal granted to reporters “drove home the fact that President Barack Obama’s plan to begin pulling American troops out of Afghanistan in July 2011 is colliding with the realities of the war.”
Like virtually every conservative and every human being with a functioning brain cell was saying would happen six months ago. Liberals have been arguing for years that we needed to have a withdrawal date so our enemies could know we were going to cut and run, and our friends would be made aware that we weren’t a reliable ally. And whowouldathunk such a brain-dead strategy wouldn’t work???
The McClatchy article which has the above quotes goes on to say:
There aren’t enough U.S. and Afghan forces to provide the security that’s needed to win the loyalty of wary locals. The Taliban have beheaded Afghans who cooperate with foreigners in a creeping intimidation campaign. The Afghan government hasn’t dispatched enough local administrators or trained police to establish credible governance, and now the Taliban have begun their anticipated spring offensive.
“This is a bleeding ulcer right now,” McChrystal told a group of Afghan officials, international commanders in southern Afghanistan and civilian strategists who are leading the effort to oust the Taliban fighters from Helmand.
In other words, Obama, who demonized Bush up one side and down the other, and demonized Bush’s successful strategy that ultimately won the war in Iraq, is failing. And hanging on his own petard.
What’s it like to be such a terrible president that you make George Bush look magnificent in comparison, Barry Hussein???
The disaster isn’t the troops’ fault; it’s the Commander-in-Chief’s. Abraham Lincoln fired general after general until he found Ulysses S. Grant; the problem here is that Obama needs to shitcan Obama, only we all know he won’t.
Weakness is as weakness does. Or, to put it another way, Obama’s foreign policy is “weakness through weakness.”
On the domestic front, our economy is circling the toilet. Unemployment is up, mortgage delinquencies are up, and market leading indicators are mostly down.
Obama shoved his health care by way of an immoral and undemocratic process that has a whopping 63% of likely voters wanting repealed before it grows into an even bigger monster.
Then Obama demonized Arizona over its attempt to finally do something to stop the tsunami of illegal immigration which Obama clearly has no serious interest in tackling. In spite of the fact that a massive 69% of Americans say the Arizona law is either “about right” or that it “doesn’t go far enough.”
That didn’t stop Obama from appearing with the President of Mexico – in spite of that countries’ incredibly harsh immigration policies – and join him in demonizing Arizona:
Well, at least Obama didn’t bow down to Calderone. At least I don’t think he did. He’s bowed down before so many other leaders, it’s getting harder and harder to keep track.
Obama couldn’t care less what the American people think. We’re gnats to him. Insects. He’s “the president of the world,” after all.
Incompetent, arrogant, and detached. You’d think that would be a winning combination.
But it’s not.
From Rasmussen, May 25, 2010:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 24% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).
The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.
Overall, 42% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. That is the lowest level of approval yet measured for this president. Fifty-six percent (56%) now disapprove of his performance.
Have you ever noticed how turds tend to sink to the bottom of the toilet bowl before you flush them?
There’s your metaphor for Obama: a turd sinking to the bottom of the bowl.