Obama and the oil spill
The Hiller Instinct: Obama and the oil spill
Obama said, "I'm confident people are going to look back and say this administration was on top of what was an unprecedented crisis."
Don't be too confident about that, Mr President. 53% of American adults think you're doing a "poor" or "very poor" job in the Gulf.
That's why when I look at the oil poisoned water what I see is a poisoned presidency. Because the essence of President Obama is big government and big dreams.
And every drop of oil that goes into the gulf is a reminder of what government can't do.
"What is true is that when it comes to stopping the leak down below, the Federal Government does not possess superior technology to BP," the president said.
So--if it can't stop a leak--why should Americans believe the Federal Government can take over health care, or control Wall Street?
And that's what at stake now for the president in the Gulf: our confidence in his competence. It's either pathetic or profound that he cites his 11-year-old daughter to prove his commitment:
"I'm shaving and Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peaks in her head and she says, "Did you plug the hole yet, daddy."
And who's going to pay for all of this?
BP? The oil industry? The government?
Please do not fool yourself again.
Who's going to pay? We are...in ways I'm not sure we can even imagine right now.
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