Jun 08 2010
Barack of the United States (or Bully of the United States) is now mad.
Barking mad. The BOTUS got on some liberal news media interview and attempted to show his laser like focus on the Gulf oil spill. Pathetically, all he showed was his depth of incompetence. See, he talked to fishermen last month because they are experts in oil recovery, or something, and they could explain to him what to do about the spill ….
H/T Allah Pundit – and I share his basic response: pathetic. Here’s the full quote:
Full POTUS quote: â€œI was down there a month ago, before most of these talkinâ€™ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standinâ€™ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. and I donâ€™t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.â€
As I said before, President Obama and his team are in over their heads. They have no clue what to do. They failed to support Governor Jindal’s effort to build sand bars to protect the fragile LA coast. They did not activate the burn off plan (which would produce a fraction of pollutants compared to those Icelandic volcanoes), he did not engage international help. Basically he has just tried to look busy, what with two vacations and something like 4 golf trips (sorry, BOTUS, that is the wrong kind of ‘golf’).
The result has been the correct public perception that the federal response to the Gulf was worse than for Katrina (which of course is incorrect, since Katrina by law was a state led response).
A month and a half after the spill began, 69 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll rate the federal response negatively. That compares with a 62 negative rating for the response to Katrina two weeks after the August 2005 hurricane.
Want an ass to kick? Kick your own BOTUS. Everyone is trying to stop this disaster. It just is not easy to solve. However, sitting around talking to fishermen is not the answer, that much I am sure of. And finding some poor ass to kick is not solving the problem either. Either lead or get out of the way.
This is not an isolated incident. BOTUS has been a failure on the economy and job growth too, as was well discussed on the Scarborough show (H/T Ed Morrissey):
Everyone knows the liberals did not do anything more than throw together some mindless pork spending and call it a stimulus bill, as Morrissey notes:
The stimulus was a collection of short-term minor stimuli, combined with liberal hobby horses that Democrats had ridden for twenty years.
The spending from Democrats over the last three-plus years had also made it worse.Â Weâ€™re approachingÂ a debt level of 100% of GDP, and that portends disaster.
We did not see a recovery plan, instead we saw a naive attempt to bleed the economy of greedy ills. It was a witch doctor’s attempt at modern economic intervention and it is killing the patient.
America knows better. They see that the source of these disasters is centered in DC and the liberals now in control of the federal government.
The national survey shows that 29 percent of Americans now say they are inclined to support their House representative in November, even lower than in 1994, when voters swept the Democrats out of power in the that chamber after 40 years in the majority.
There was no plan then, there is no plan now. And in the fall we will throw the bums out (hopefully never to see their kind in charge ever again). Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Update: Seems Americans want ANYONE BUT an incumbent this year
Look at those independent numbers my friends – that is stunning! My guess is this sentiment spans the entire political industrial complex, talking heads, news media, everyone.