Dereliction Of Duty; The Obama Way

A lot of ink was used during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in order to paint George Bush as incompetent and to blame him for the failures in New Orleans. As I have stated many times, there were problems with the federal response but the bulk of the incompetence lies squarely on the shoulders of state and local government. That did not stop the rabid and radical left from using the issue as proof that Bush was the incompetent one.

Obama’s problems in the Gulf are a little different because there are no levels of government between him and the disaster. It happened in an area where the feds have jurisdiction and the line from the incident to the federal government is straight and unimpeded.

Barack Obama claims to have been on things from the start but this is not true. The Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on 20 April 2010 and the response has been slow especially when one considers that Obama was aware of problems nearly two months prior to the explosion. In fact, there were warnings that there might be an explosion and BP asked the federal government for help because of cracks and leaks at that time.

It seems incomprehensible that the president and other members of the administration still have jobs when it is now being reported that the federal government was apprised by BP on February 13 that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was leaking oil and natural gas into the ocean floor.

In fact, according to documents in the administration’s possession, BP was fighting large cracks at the base of the well for roughly ten days in early February.

Further it seems the administration was also informed about this development, six weeks before to the rig’s fatal explosion when an engineer from the University of California, Berkeley, announced to the world a near miss of an explosion on the rig by stating, “They damn near blew up the rig.”

It’s also now being reported that BP was asking for the administration’s help on this matter long before the deadly accident and the now gushing well of tar. FOX News

Not only is Obama derelict in his duty, he is responsible for the deaths of the 11 men who perished on that rig. Why would the guy who told the world that his election would mean the Earth would heal as oceans receded ignore an issue that could, and ultimately did, end up being a terrible environmental problem?

Perhaps it is his business dealings with George Soros that prevented him from acting. Maybe he needed an excuse to shut things down to help Soros make some money.

Soros has invested heavily in a Brazilian oil company and after he invested the US government loaned them 2 BILLION dollars. We loaned them the money even though they are profitable (and we really can’t afford it). I wonder why this was?

Now that Obama has issued the moratorium on the wells drilling and pumping the company Soros invested in stands to be in real good shape and it is drilling about three times deeper than the Horizon.

I don’t think Obama thought the oil well would explode (even though that warning was quite clear in February). I think he was hoping that a few months after he was informed of the problem and refused to help BP that some small thing would happen or he could make a big deal about how much oil had leaked thus far and then he could shut things down and push his green energy and cap and tax agenda.

But the rig exploded before he ever got to it and now he is left holding the bag for the worst environmental disaster in US history. Obama and his people knew about this in February and they ignored it and the result was a disaster.

It is possible that the explosion and leak could have been averted if Obama would have heeded the warnings and had responded to the calls for assistance. We will never know now because he ignored the issue and now we have a catastrophe.

People gave George Bush hell because of the federal response when the entire country was aware a few days in advance that a hurricane was heading for New Orleans. Regardless of the reality in the case, the perception painted by Democrats who were looking for a political edge was that Bush knew the hurricane was coming but still could not muster an effective response.

Well my friends, Barack OILbama knew for nearly TWO MONTHS that there was a problem and he ignored the issue. Bush was working to get the state to request help and he was accused of incompetence and a hatred of black people and Obama ignored the threat for nearly two months prior to the explosion and has dithered for the two months since it and he has been given a pass by the state run media.

Obama has not been on top of this since day one despite his repeated claims to the contrary because day one in this issue was two months before the accident.

This is what happens when you put an inexperienced man-child who could not lead a group of people out of a burning building in charge.

He screws things up.

In this case, 11 men died because of it.

Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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3 Responses to “Dereliction Of Duty; The Obama Way”

  1. Adam says:

    Unlike in Katrina where we know FEMA was directly in contact with Bush the whole time over the concerns, you have no (or have failed to provide) evidence that Obama knew anything about the rig. What the blowhard at Fox fails to mention is these reports were not going to Obama but rather Minerals Management Service. Where they went from there is the question.

    I could be wrong and MMS could have forwarded all these concerns on to the President. The fact is though that simply going to MMS does not mean Obama knew anything about the rig.

    Obama has accepted responsibility for not having replaced the corrupt individuals in the MMS but where is the evidence that any of the issues BP was taking up with MMS even made it to the desk of an administration official?

    The best part is that you not only present no evidence here that Obama was actually informed by MMS of the concerns, you put out this insane conspiracy theory about how Obama did know but let it stand to meet a part of his agenda and to make Soros money. Congratulations. You’ve become everything you despise about nut job 9/11 truthers.

    • Blake says:

      Barrie has his “Soros Kneepads” on- why else would he cut off drilling here( when it has a 99.98 percent safety rate), but then give billions of dollars we DON’T have, in order to help Soros and Petrobras?
      Brazil uses ethanol- all the oil and gas they get, they export- it is a great scheme- as long as the American people are NOT footing the bill.
      And you are right Adam- Obama knew NOTHING

      • Blake says:

        Knew nothing about the rig or anything else- he WANTED the crisis to go out of control, so he might have a better chance to ram the cap and tax up the public’s nether regions, like he has done with healthscare.