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Louisiana's Jindal: Where's Obama?
IBD Editorials ^ | May 25, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 05/25/2010 4:42:45 PM PDT by Kaslin

Emergencies: As frustration with the federal response grows, Louisiana's governor lashes out at the feds for doing little except blame BP for the Gulf oil spill. Meanwhile, Congress sees a chance to raise your gas taxes.

While the Obama administration continues on its quest to fundamentally transform America, the largely unabated Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens to fundamentally transform the ecosystems and economy of Louisiana and the Gulf region.

The federal government's response so far has consisted largely of scapegoating BP and ignoring its own responsibilities and lack of preparation, railing against Big Oil, while Congress makes plans to quadruple the federal gasoline tax, ostensibly to finance cleanups.

Never let a good crisis go to waste when there's a chance to make big government bigger.

"We've been frustrated with the disjointed effort to date that has too often meant too little, too late for the oil hitting our coast," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said on Day 36 of the spill.

As of Tuesday morning, he was still waiting for the federal government to provide millions of feet in booms and to approve an emergency permit for a state plan to dredge and build new barrier islands to keep the oil from reaching the marshes and wetlands.

Jindal, who is so desperate for the islands that he says he'll build them himself even if it means going to jail, states: "We need more booms, more skimmers, more vacuums, more jack-up barges that are still in short supply. Let's be clear: Every day that this oil sits is one more day that more of our marsh dies."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
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1 posted on 05/25/2010 4:42:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

He’s waiting for the camera crews to show up.


2 posted on 05/25/2010 4:43:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Kiss my AZ!!!)
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To: Kaslin
Just plug the damned hole !


3 posted on 05/25/2010 4:46:54 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Kaslin

Obama-Speak was hoping this would end the debate on offshore drilling. Instead it proved the point of his total incompetence.


4 posted on 05/25/2010 4:47:21 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: Kaslin
Obama is cowering over at the golf course chatting about basketball.
5 posted on 05/25/2010 4:47:29 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It will be nothing but a big photo op for the arrogant p o s when he visits the area this Friday


6 posted on 05/25/2010 4:48:01 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Campaign ad footage.


7 posted on 05/25/2010 4:52:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Kiss my AZ!!!)
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To: Kaslin
Better question: Hey. Bobby Brady. Where were YOU?? It is your frackin’ state. It's your frackin’ coastline. It's your frackin’ problem before it is Obama’s.
8 posted on 05/25/2010 4:53:14 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: Kaslin

Obama and his administration is incompetent and bumbling.

This crisis and disaster shows that in spades.

They are handling this disaster worse than even Bush handled Katrina.

This shows that the federal government under Obama is completely incompetent, out of control and ineffectual.

And that sentiment is not confined to only domestic issues but foreign affairs as well.

The entire Obama administration is much more of a disaster than even Jimmy Carter’s and that my friends says a lot right there.


9 posted on 05/25/2010 4:54:00 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Kaslin

Bobby needs to go ahead and do what he needs to do. Besides, it’s always easier to apologize than to ask permission.


10 posted on 05/25/2010 4:54:04 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: Kaslin

Why should Obama do anything? It’s all Bush’s fault anyway. I mean, what could he do??


11 posted on 05/25/2010 4:55:26 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Ev Reeman

BTTP


12 posted on 05/25/2010 4:55:59 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Louisiana's Jindal: Where's Obama?

Preparing for his monthly vacation. Apparently destroying the American economy is very tiring. ;-)

13 posted on 05/25/2010 4:56:06 PM PDT by doc1019 (Rush, Beck and others are giving us the dots; it is up to us to connect them.)
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To: Kaslin

In fact, conservatives have been coming out and stepping forward to criticize Obummer and his admin about this affair.

It is a misnomer that conservatives do not care about the environment. They do. Very much.

They just want a coomon sense approach to environmentalism that does not destroy the business climate and the national economy to do it. Conservatives prefer a much more balanced approach. Environmentalists should get that through their thick skulls.


14 posted on 05/25/2010 4:56:51 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Kaslin

I think the US (if not much of the world) has developed this big blind spot. In over a decade we’ve had one preventable disaster after another, and I think in every case it’s an excellent example of the federal government being asleep at the switch, and it’s certainly not because of the lack of new legislation or a large enough bureaucracy. It’s a lack of transparency and oversight from the presidency, the congressional leadership (including the minority), the courts, and the washington establishment on down to the voters at the bottom of these pyramids. I suppose a time could be coming when everyone is going to get a little more curious and when that happens, they’re not going to like what they see. I can hope, anyway.


15 posted on 05/25/2010 4:58:04 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Ev Reeman

Obama is going to Chi-town for Memorial day (first time mack “home” in a year)to avoid depressing his base and Arlington Nat’l cemetery doin’s. Here is Jindal’s reply:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2521107/posts


16 posted on 05/25/2010 4:59:51 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Kaslin
Sorry, after his golfing game he is going on his 100th vacation, at the tax payers expense, to service his masters in Chicago. I hope he does not forget his knee pads and the box of tissues.
17 posted on 05/25/2010 5:00:50 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Kaslin

Well Bobby, maybe you better grow a set, build the sand dunes and damn the torpedos. That or you could bit&h and whine.


18 posted on 05/25/2010 5:03:48 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: LiberConservative

This is a federal issue per the Oil Pollution Act. This is zer0’s legal responsibility to act.


19 posted on 05/25/2010 5:04:01 PM PDT by CajunConservative (Shut Up Mary!)
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To: Kaslin
The federal government's response so far has consisted largely of scapegoating BP and ignoring its own responsibilities and lack of preparation, railing against Big Oil, while Congress makes plans to quadruple the federal gasoline tax, ostensibly to finance cleanups.

In contrast to Katrina where the local and state governments self destructed as a result of their own stupidity and mismanagement, Louisiana today really needs decisive, tangible, and timely Federal government support that is not there.

Federal support via the US Coast Guard was there for Katrina even during the storm, to save thousands of lives. Other Federal support arrived in due time to help and continues to help. But the blame Bush crowd is milking the non lack of Federal response as though no one, and zero dollars showed up. They are living in the past.

Today we have a clear and immediate genuine need for Federal support that is not there. Instead we have style over substance from this administration. IMO the style is not that great given the obvious incompetence of the "leaders" in charge.

20 posted on 05/25/2010 5:09:28 PM PDT by olezip
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To: alarm rider

Jindal should defy the feds if necessary in order to save his state. Jindal should take action now, damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead. Let the feds hem and haw all they want as they are showing just what a federal bureaucracy does and does best - NOTHING!


21 posted on 05/25/2010 5:10:42 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: alarm rider

Exactly.

>>Jindal, who is so desperate for the islands that he says he’ll build them himself even if it means going to jail<<

This is just like the deal with the water in CA.
If any of these governors would stand up like Jan Brewer has done in AZ and just do what they need, the feds would back down in the end. Realizing the states hold more power.


22 posted on 05/25/2010 5:14:08 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“He’s waiting for the camera crews to show up.”

My prediction. The administration is carefully monitoring the situation. As soon as they believe BP is close to capping the well, they will announce a Federal government takeover of the effort. Within hours or a few days the well will be capped. Team Obama will take full credit for saving us from disaster as well as use the even to trash the free enterprise system and offshore oil exploration. A PR tidal wave then results in passage of cap & tax.


23 posted on 05/25/2010 5:20:08 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: olezip; LiberConservative; alarm rider

Great post, but your last paragraph says it all


24 posted on 05/25/2010 5:21:09 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Jindal is showing LEADERSHIP; Obama is not.

If only Jindal were POTUS.


25 posted on 05/25/2010 5:26:36 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Kaslin

I know that Mr. Jindal cannot turn down the opportunity to score a few points against Obama, but really it would be better for everyone if the buffoon stays on the golf course.


26 posted on 05/25/2010 5:29:42 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Nope. Not gonna do it.)
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To: Sun

How can the arrogant p o s show leadership when he is not a leader?


27 posted on 05/25/2010 5:32:19 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

PSALMS 2010

Obama is the shepherd I did not want.
He leadeth me beside the empty factories.
He restoreth my faith in the Republican party.
He guideth me in the path of unemployment for his party’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the bread line,
I shall fear no hunger, for his bailouts are with me.
He has anointed my income with taxes,
My expenses runneth over.
Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will lose my home and live on the streets forever.
I am glad I am American,
I am glad that I am free.
But I wish I were a dog .....
And Obama was a tree.


28 posted on 05/25/2010 5:41:23 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: LiberConservative

Exactly. Jindal needs to a pair and take care of his state’s business. Holding press conferences to complain about permits is not getting the job done.


29 posted on 05/25/2010 5:54:53 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: netmilsmom
You are 100% correct.

What are the Feds going to do, throw Jindal in jail? If he had the stones, he would be a hero to the people of Louisiana, and to more across the country. I imagine Haley Barbour would step up if it was his state.

It's time for actual men, not males to say “Look, you are not doing the job, so I am going to do it for you, I will not wait and let the people of my state suffer because the Federal government can't get it stuff straight”.

I mean you have to actually ask yourself now, when will the alleged “men” stand up when women like Brewer and Palin and Bachman are planting the flag in a field of fire.

30 posted on 05/25/2010 6:02:06 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: alarm rider

Yes, siree! You are right!


31 posted on 05/25/2010 6:09:01 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; 70th Division; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

Ping


32 posted on 05/25/2010 6:31:36 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Soul of the South

No, I think things have gone too far for Obama to pull a rabbit out of his hat. Too much time has gone by and his incompetence is showing.


33 posted on 05/25/2010 6:31:38 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Kaslin

The Spill Baby Spill party leader is on vacation...again.


34 posted on 05/25/2010 6:45:13 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberals are right. The AZ situation is like Nazi Germany. Mexico is Germany and Arizona is Poland)
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To: Kaslin

“...Where’s Obama?”

Wasn’t that long ago we all were begging he stay the “H” off the Prime Time television, out of our faces, and now it’s “Where’s Obama?”

The guy is a flake.


35 posted on 05/26/2010 5:25:43 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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