BP Rig Disaster Too Perfect
Last month in an effort to draw Conservatives and “moderate” Democrats to support (or at lease not vigorously oppose) his Cap & Trade Bill, President Obama decided to permit limited oil drilling off the U.S. coast. Almost instantly environmental groups were responding with outrage.
Environmentalists missed the point. Being so focused upon the tree bark they can’t see the tree much less the forest.
President Obama never intended to allow significant oil drilling. It was all a ploy to push through a huge energy tax that will eventually kill domestic oil drilling as well as what’s left of the American coal industry.
Nevertheless, left-wing nuts went crazy. From where I sit it seems the President could have ignored them until enough back-room deals were cut to pass his so-called Cap & Trade bill, but the pressure mounted. Then as if an answer to some environmentalist’s prayer; out of nowhere and perfectly timed, an oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico.
With the global warming hoax out of the bag, environmentalists and left-wing nuts need something to act as a catalyst to continue their war on modern society. The Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill is a godsend for environmental activists and left-wing nuts alike. At the same time it is a perfect out for Obama.
The problem for the Obama Administration is that the drilling decision was made to aid passage of this bill and if he flip-flops, as many on the Left want, his deal is questionable at best.
Or is it?
I believe that the BP oil rig disaster couldn’t have been better for the Obama cause. You see it allows him to rescind his decision on high moral ground. Furthermore, it adds something to his “save-the-planet” war-cry and it sets BP up as a focal point for hatred and retribution. See oil is destructive. Oil is bad. Oil must be eliminated. On with the push for Cap & Trade!
(Please hang with me as I setup my conclusion.)
People who are inclined to do bad things, always suspect everyone else is doing bad things. I know a man who was married to a beautiful woman. Throughout their marriage he constantly suspected and accused her of having affairs at the office, at church, and anywhere she had male contact. However, she was quite faithful to him. The man, on-the-other-hand, had a dirty little secret. He was addicted to porn. He had the fantasy that all women are as horny as men, they are all lesbians, and would jump at the chance to sleep with anyone if given the chance. In the end, he had an affair, and convinced himself he was only doing what she was doing. He justified his actions on a false premise.
So when Democrats accuse Republicans of astroturfing, it’s because astroturfing is what they do. Thuggery? Yeah, they use Unions and such to do it. Election fraud? Hell ya, ACORN made an art of it. Bribes? Epidemic.
After the attempted Time Square bombing this week a giddy Katy Couric was delightfully shaking her head in agreement as a Stockholm Syndrome infected Mayor Bloomberg speculated on who was responsible, “If I had to guess … this would be … somebody…” Katy interrupted with an old Jedi mind trick, interjecting, “homegrown” and the Mayor dutifully repeats her and continues, “maybe a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something.”
Now I know Bloomberg is an Independent and pretended to be a “Republican” for six years, but we all know he was a lifelong Democrat who switched parties (twice) to win elections. In this I hear him speaking with his Democrat voice.
Imagine if Republicans could get away with the same level of dirty tricks and outrageous accusations that Democrats routinely do, often making outlandish claims like Bloomberg’s without any facts or grounds.
Why Democrats can’t even bring themselves to recognize that on Obama’s watch this country has had attacks or attempted attacks from both “homegrown” and foreign radical Islamic extremists on multiple occasions, Fort Hood, Christmas day, and Times Square, to name a few.
Yet this fact is swept aside and instead we hear exaggerated claims of “right-wing” terror threats and plots.
So in the spirit of Bloomberg, I’d like to make my own outlandish, unsubstantiated, accusation. I submit, with a hint of sarcasm and a dash of seriousness, that the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was no accident.
No. The timing was too perfect. The incident fit to nicely into the Administration’s agenda. Furthermore, recall after hurricane Katrina and how Bush was BBQ’d for his slow response. Liberals began blaming Bush for the devastation in Louisiana.
The Obama Administration failed to respond to the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe for nine days. Was the delay part of the plan? A swift response might have helped contain or slowed the oil slick. The problem was that early containment would have resulted in no public outrage.
Watch how they are responding to the Katrina comparisons. Like a child panicked at the thought of getting in trouble, they are frantically and aggressively pointing their fingers at BP.
After-all, the entire plot was about stirring up hatred toward those evil oil companies.
So whether it was an accident or there was sabotage committed by our own government or a homegrown environmental terrorist with a political agenda, like maybe some group who is mad about offshore oil drilling, the Administration is using the event to further their political aims. Perhaps, they didn’t anticipate the Katrina comparisons, but you can bet ol’ Rahm will break some arms convincing the uneducated masses it’s all BP’s fault.