President Obama allowed gulf oil to hit coastal shores
President Obama allowed gulf oil to hit coastal shores and wildlife reserves
President Obama, in his own words, is on record stating that letting the gulf oil come ashore was a good thing. He told gulf coast citizens the beaches could be cleaned up easier. President Obama went on to state, if he could, he would swim down and close the oil well off. Obama also stated if he could suck the oil up from the well with a straw he would. Those kind of statements from our President truly added insult to injury to gulf coast citizens because they know Obama did not do his job in stopping or putting up a fight to stop the oil from coming onto their coast line in the first place.
President Obama is now declaring war on the gulf coast oil disaster after two months has passed. The damage has already been done; it's too late to call for a war Mr. President. You were missing in action from day one. President Obama is fighting this so-called oil war like the federal government did the Vietnam War.
Americans get it, the oil flow will not stop until another well is completed. Americans get it that President Obama did not do his job in stopping the oil from coming ashore. Americans get it that Obama was wrong in putting BP in charge of the oil cleanup. Americans also get it that the national media is giving Obama a free pass for his failed leadership in this oil crisis by keeping the focus 100% on BP. BP's only job right now should be getting the oil well capped!
From the beginning of this oil disaster, gulf coast citizens and their elected state representatives have looked to President Obama for leadership and for him to send them federal supplies and put boots on the ground to stop the oil from reaching their beaches, inland waterways and natural wildlife reserves all along the gulf coast. This has not happened to date. In fact, oil booms and skimming ships were taken from the state of Alabama and sent to Louisianan after the fact. Most all Louisiana beaches and wildlife reserves were already oil soaked. Alabama was then hit with the oil slime, and citizens did not have any equipment on hand to save their coastline. President Obama allowed this action to repeat itself all the way to Florida beaches.
In every news report coming out of the gulf coast for the past two months citizens were crying for Obama to send them oil booms and oil skimming ships to stop the oil from hitting the shore and destroying their lives. All they heard or got from Obama was; it's all BP's fault, BP is in charge of the oil clean up and BP will pay for the oil cleanup. Obama's handling of the oil crisis in this manner kept the national news media reporting his words, it's all BP's fault. That insured the blame game would stay focused on BP and give him a free pass by keeping his finger pointed at BP, not himself.
President Obama made it a point to turn down international help from countries that could have brought in much needed oil booms, larger oil skimming ships and experts to deal with keeping oil from reaching gulf coast beaches and shoreline. Obama made it a point not to sign a waiver of the Jones Act that would have allowed ships from other countries to enter U.S. waters with supplies to help out in the oil disaster.
This action from President Obama leaves no doubt he allowed the gulf coast shore oil disaster to happen. Obama knew his actions would destroy the gulf coast fishing industry, small businesses, tourism, and by his placing a six month ban on offshore oil drilling, tens of thousands of jobs would be lost. With the oil disaster about to enter its third month, Obama still has not had one oil well inspected and cleared to restart oil production.
It's inconceivable our President would do something like this on purpose for no reason, but his words and actions are now on record. President Obama made it a point just weeks into the oil disaster to send his Attorney General Eric Holder, in person, to the gulf coast to make a national statement that he was going to investigate BP for criminal charges. This action from Obama caused BP's stock to drop almost one hundred billion dollars and it's still going down and oil is still washing ashore in four gulf states under Obama's leadership.
Reports are claiming Obama is not letting ships from other countries help in the oil cleanup because he is protecting union jobs in the cleanup. If this is true, their should be an impeachment hearing of President Obama. That would be a direct violation of Obama's Presidential oath to all American people.
President Obama, with the support of national media groups, demonizing BP to the point gas stations with BP's name on them are being attacked; has forced BP to setup an account with twenty billion dollars for starters for oil cleanup and recovery cost; on it's face that sounds good. But now, Obama democrats have a free pass to the BP account to drain it, at will for whatever they say needs recovered. Obama democrats in TV press reports are repeatedly stating BP is their cash cow to bleed or destroy at will.
Even though President Obama nor Congress has the legal power to force BP to set up an open ended cash account, it's now a forced done deal. Corporations doing business with America and others companies around the world see the writing on the wall. The Obama government can and will take them over at the drop of a hat. This unprecedented action by President Obama and the federal government will have longer economic repercussions for all Americans than the gulf coast oil disaster. If you think good paying jobs have been leaving America because of this federal governments one-sided free trade policy, you haven't seen nothing yet.
Mike Graham, Founder United Native America
Citizen Oklahoma Cherokee Nation
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