Obama’s Gulf Disaster Speech

Obama’s address to the nation Tuesday night was true to form to what he knows and how he operates. And some of his staunchest supporters are beginning to have some buyers remorse. He isn’t turning out to be what they thought they voted for.

I could have told you what he was going to say before he said it. Oh that’s right, I did.

Testing someone in a crisis does reveal a lot about what one knows and how they operate. Where THE ONE is concerned, he knows to appoint commissions and tell people to fix the problem and ‘report back to me.’ We’re all witnessing the consequences of taking a chance on electing a chief executive that has no executive experience.

Last night’s speech brought nothing new to the table. BP will pay for all damage$. He has said that before and so has BP’s Tony Hayward.

He used the crisis to advance his cap and trade agenda. That’s how community organizers will operate. Though advancing an agenda is also his job, the Gulf disaster speech is not the place and time for it. The never-ending campaign rolls on.

He used Bush’s ridiculous statement about us being ‘addicted’ to oil and fossil fuels for energy. We are no more addicted to fossil fuels than we are addicted to the air we breathe or the blood in our veins. He doesn’t understand the reality that petroleum is the blood of the world’s economy. He doesn’t (or won’t) understand that petroleum is used for more than gas in our cars or energy production.

Where energy is concerned, about half of our electricity is produced by coal, another fossil fuel. And in all his talk about clean energy and wind and solar, industries that are really still in their infancy, he does not even bring up nuclear, making it patently obvious that solving our energy needs take second seat to his cap and trade agenda which is nothing more than taxing energy producers and energy consumers, making everything we do and buy, including our electric bills, more expensive while putting the government’s foot on the neck of the industries we need. A-la community organizer, not chief executive.

A discussion on the merits (?) of cap and trade is for another topic, but is only relevant here to the point that he brought it up in his speech last night. Well, he more than brought it up. He made it his focus.

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