Skip to comments.Hello, The Gulf Oil Spill Is Obama's Katrina
Posted on 04/29/2010 8:08:20 PM PDT by blam
Hello, The Gulf Oil Spill Is Obama's Katrina
Apr. 29, 2010, 9:53 PM
Image: The White House
It's been argued that Hurricane Katrina was one of George W. Bush's biggest organizational failures, for the tragedy was allowed to fester on for way too long before his much-vaunted homeland security apparatus sprang into action.
Will the oil spill in the gulf -- which some suspect could be worse than Exxon Valdez -- be the equivalent for Barack Obama?
Today the story got elevated to national emergency level, but the explosion on the rig happened eight days ago!
Will numerous investigations will no doubt be launched into the companies behind the rig (BP, Transocean), will anyone ask what the DHS and The White House have been doing for 8 days, while an ecological disaster was unfolding in such a sensitive region?
We're guessing that unlike Bush, Obama will largely get a pass. Katrina played into a narrative of Bush ignoring the plight of the poor and African-Americans. Nobody is suggesting that Obama is bad on the environment. Also, just generally, an ecological disaster won't elicit the same kind of emotional response as a human tragedy (for good reason).
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Yes there were, 11 crewmembers are missing and presumed dead
You Photoshoppers really make me smile sometimes. I almost missed the etch-a-sketch.
God help us. This plays right into 0bama’s plan.
Obama lied and NATURE died. The greeniacs can't argue with that one.
Good news,Obama S.W.A.T. is on the way!
Yes there were, 11 crewmember are missing and presumed dead, and no, Obama will not be blamed for obvious reasons
It isn’t much of a Katrina, but a better one for Obamao than Haiti.
Way to go Jan the Man! She has everything under control except it is hard to use Homeland Security resources to chase around and demonize Obama’s political opponets as the new “terrorists” and take care of real problems. Obama hates the Choclate city.
Nah. That was last year’s snow and ice storms.
Millions were without power for days in the middle of winter.
Does that matter to you?
When the KS tornado killed 12 he claimed 10000 lives were lost.
I was thinking the exact thing this morning—how if Bush were president the airwaves would be filled with indignant voices taking Bush to task for waiting 8 days to mobilize the feds.