I must confess that I have been excited all day about the opportunity to hear Barrack Obama make his first speech from the Oval Office. He has done a lot since the start of his presidency and I was hopeful that he would put his mark on the Gulf Oil Spill with words of leadership and wisdom. Coming from a strong humanitarian background, Barrack Obama knows compassion and has the power to stop the menace that is putting my neighbors out of work in Louisiana.
What Is The Gulf Oil Spill?
The Gulf Oil Spill started on April 20, 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and eventually sunk to the ocean floor over 5000ft down to the floor of the Gulf Of Mexico. The Flow Rate Technical Group is now saying that the oil leaking from the BP well is up to 2.5M gallons daily now. Several of my neighbors are busy leading the cleanup effort or struggling to find work after their tourism focused jobs suffered when the oil started flowing into the pristine marshes of Louisiana.
Barrack Obama’s Talking Points
Barrack Obama said on 6/15/2010 during his Oval Office speech, “There will be more oil and damage before this oil spill is done.”, while trying to sell a plan he is not even sure of yet made a political gaff during the speech. He never laid out a firm plan for how much BP should put in escrow. Barrack Obama appeared to be dismissive for the opening two thirds of his speech as he discussed the possibilities for cleaning up the Gulf Oil Spill.
Louisiana is going to be left out. Barrack Obama is appointing a former Mississippi governor, Ray Mabus, as leader in planning the Gulf Oil Spill cleanup! Bobby Jindal has been in the forefront of this issue since April 20, 2010 but Barrack Obama appears to ignore his leadership capabilities. Are we playing politics as usual in Washington again?
Socialism at its finest, Barrack Obama is going to heavily regulate the oil industry and increase our dependence on foreign oil. I cringed when I heard him discuss increased regulation for the offshore oil industry. Just like the banking crisis, he is only going to punish the other safety focused oil drillers for the sins of BP.
Sarah Palin’s Counterpoints As Heard On Fox News
Sarah Palin said on Fox News 6/15/2010, “Stopping the gusher is the number one priority of the nation… We have not had this assurance from the President” She was very passionate about her stance on this issue because she has worked with oil company executives in Alaska. Sarah Palin urged Barrack Obama to understand that the United States must continue drilling if we ever hope to move to green energy.
As a green energy supporter, I agree with Sarah Palin as well. We need cheap oil to pay for the manufacture of solar panels and the steel for our wind turbines.
Barrack Obama struck out tonight with his indecisive speech on the Gulf Oil Spill. We got no long term solutions for green energy and no plan published on the internet by the White House showing a direction for our nation. Only time will tell how long it will take to cap the gusher on the floor of the ocean. The threat of a tropical storm pushing this oil onto the Louisiana coast is very high now that we are in the midst of hurricane season. As American’s, we are all responsible for cleaning up this oil before it damages our national economy with new oil regulations, reduced tourism and reduced fishery capacity.