Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What Took So Long Mr. President? Sad but True Video

The Republicans have had there share of rough times and should be careful when addressing the Obama administrations failures but this is a time when they are correct to do so. This video would be comedy if it wasn't so deadly serious to our country on so many different levels. This oil spill will hit us hard and for a very long time to come.

We are witnessing the increasing breadth and depth of the disaster caused by the explosion of a BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. As this tragedy continues to unfold, millions of Americans are asking themselves "why is the Obama administration dragging its heels in getting the clean-up efforts moving?"

Mr. President, you may not be able to cap that well singlehandedly, or suck up the guck with a straw, but please tell us why your administration appears to be doing its level best to destroy the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans and their families?

We all know he was aware of the size of the disaster very early on, but made minimal effort to convey this or respond to it appropriately. We all know that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal begged for three to five million feet of boom less than one week after the explosion and that he has only received about 800,000 feet as of the last week. We all know that President Obama is also Commander in Chief Obama who has access to the vast resources of the military, including the National Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers (pronounced "core," Mr. President, not "corpse," as in the 11dead human beings in the oil rig explosion).

Why, indeed? Could this tragic accident be just the crisis they need to try and ram another piece of horrible legislation down our throats? If the Obama administration can pull it off, the "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2010" (S.B. 1733) will be the largest tax increase in American history at a time when the unemployment rate stands at 10.2%

And to top it off, last week Senator Mitch McConnell said from the floor of the Senate that BP lobbyists played a significant part in writing Cap-n-Trade bill now before them! We know Obama has no problem swimming with corporations if it furthers his ideologically driven agenda, contrary to his populist rhetoric.

The (RNC) announced a new web video today in response to the President's decision to finally meet with BP executives after 58 days of delay. The web video, entitled "What Took So Long?


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