Twice he lauded the contribution that Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, could make to recovery efforts in the Gulf. Never mind that Chu is known for his research in cooling and trapping atoms with laser light. These are the presidents exact words: Chu brought together a team, basically a brain trust, of some of the smartest folks we have at the National Labs and in academia to essentially serve as an oversight board with BP engineers and scientists in making calculations about how much mud could you pour down, how fast, without risking potentially the whole thing blowing.
His killing all offshore drilling for 6 months is tantamount to keeping all vehicles off the road until it can be found out why Ford Pintos are exploding in accidents.
Make no mistake: the rigs that are “temporarily” shut down will not stay idle. They will be sent overseas to places like Angola or Brazil, never to return.
He has permanently caused job losses in the oil industry.
And at 1,400 people to support each drilling rig, it will be a lot of losses, particularly for those along the Gulf Coast(coincidently, those who did not vote for him).
What annoys me about the President is that he’s not smart enough to know that intelligence is not the only factor a leader must have. When his majority in the Senate is reduced and he loses the House, he’s going to spend a very frustrating two years. He has burned many bridges with people who otherwise would have tolerated him.
He’s an incompetent surrounded by enablers.
This is the part that always gets me. It's the idea that businessmen are too stupid for any sort of long-term goals/aims and only seek short-term success (usually in the form of evil profits) when, in reality, it's the liberal dolts like the current occupant of The White House who are projecting.
Chu and his brain trust can then bill BP for their ‘consultation.’
Obama is such an ass.
This gulf disaster has revealed Obama's style to be Carteresque, as in:
"There go my people. I am their leader. I must follow them."
And, with the time delays in responding to the requests of the real leaders on the scene, his ability to "follow" is less than adequate also.
Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and mailed to Gitmo for the rest of his days until he tumbles into Hell.
Great article. I’m noticing an increasing problem with know-it-all liberalism. These left-wing politicians think they know everything about every subject and believe they’re smarter and wiser than centrist independents and conservatives. They think they’re morally superior to everyone else and people to the right of them politically are just driven by crass materialism and have no concern for the environment. And they totally underestimate the private sector and how much brilliant work gets done in corporate America. I am so tired of the shallow superficial understanding of global warming theory within the current administration. Will they ever give any serious thought and consideration to the thousands of highly qualified scientists who are skpetical of global warming theory and the powerful evidence against man-made global warming?