On Obama “thinking things through”
On June 3, our community organizer-president was interviewed by Larry King on the subject of the BP oil spill:
KING: I know you appear so calm. Are you angry at BP?
OBAMA: You know, I am furious at this entire situation because this is an example where somebody didn’t think through the consequences of their actions. It’s imperiling not just a handful of people. This is imperiling an entire way of life and an entire region for potentially years.
The next day, in his wisdom and no doubt reflecting upon the words he spoke on the previous day, the Obambastic decides that what is in order is a 6 month ban on new offshore drilling while a commission investigates. It’s like halting all automobile manufacturers from making cars because of an accident on 59. No matter. Obambastic’s plan to halt drilling is just as wise.
The moratorium will cost as many as 20,000 Louisiana jobs in the next 12 months to 18 months during “one of the most challenging economic periods in decades,” Governor Bobby Jindal said in a letter to Obama released recently. Each drilling platform idled by the ban puts 1,400 jobs at risk, according to the National Ocean Industries Association, a Washington-based group for drillers and companies that support oil production.