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Outfoxed again

President Obama plunges headlong into trap. 

 It is hard to imagine how easily President Obama fell into the latest Republican, Fox News Network and Conservative Talk Radio trap. How could they so easily convince him that he is somehow responsible for plugging the crude oil well and cleaning up the oily mess in the Gulf of Mexico? I was living in Alaska when the Crude Oil Supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on the rocks around Knight Island. I do not remember anyone telling the President of the United States he was responsible for stopping the oil from leaking from the grounded tanker, nor removing the oil from the ocean, wildlife and seashore. 

President Obama has the reputation of being a very intelligent individual, capable of thinking through most matters in a rational manner. He has failed miserably in the current crude oil fiasco. I know he is renown for being a hands on, problem solving individual. In this matter he should have followed the advise of private business and conservative critics. These mediums have been clamoring for him to get out of the way and let private enterprises take care of their own businesses and problems.  The current event would be an excellent way to see if private enterprise was just blowing smoke when it said hands off.  I say to President Obama” Step back, look at what you are committing yourself to solving. Is it wise to assume responsibility for this mess? I say no!

Limbaugh, Hannity, Boortz, Levin, Beck, Cunningham, Ingram and other blowhards have been saying for weeks “Get out of the way and let private enterprise operate the way it is designed to work. The Government cannot do anything well. Private enterprise knows how to make profits and take care of any problems that arise in their profit making endeavors.” Apparently, Obama did not hear them, nor did he hear the folks on Fox News Network marching to the same drumbeat. These same talking heads alleged that President Obama had taken over banking and automotive businesses.

BP and other crude oil producing companies certainly have more expertise in the area of concern than the Federal Government.  I am sure other producers would willingly help them bring an end to this ecological disaster.  The Government should get back into the business of oversight and not somehow become directly responsible for plugging the well and cleaning up the beaches and other contaminated areas.   

Why is there a rush to bring lawsuits against BP? There is plenty of time for this to take place. Lawyers will have plenty of time to enrich themselves. Do not put additional burdens on BP at this time. Allow BP to direct all of its time, energy and resources to taking care of immediate problems-namely, plugging the leak and cleaning up the crude oil. The Government must certainly demand that BP does everything humanly possible to safely stop the leak and clean up the mess-nothing else.  Other than that-HANDS OFF!


June 5, 2010 - Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, crude oil in the Gulf, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Media

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