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The Non-Exit Strategy Strategy: Damage Control Now Impossible

In Weekly Rant on 23/03/2011 at 19:59

On his way back from samba lessons in Buenos Aires Barack Obama is being greeted by a decidedly disappointed liberal media. When Jake Tapper is disappointed with a liberal president, let’s face it, damage control is pretty much impossible.

Never mind that Tapper and his cronies in the New York division of the White House press room have pimped this guy off on the American people for three years, now they want us to believe they are astonished with the result. We’ve not seen ingenuousness like this since Louie discovered gambling at Rick’s Place.

For weeks now—actually since the beginning of the year—we have been witnessing the gradual defection of the liberal media from the Obama camp, but there is a problem. They have nowhere to go.

Where is the Ted Kennedy who will challenge a president so out of his depth that the US Coast Guard couldn’t mount a rescue operation? Hillary gives no indication of running.

We are now in a de facto state of war with Libya and Obama is like a kid playing behind the wheel of Daddy’s car. He’s pushing buttons, cranking the wheel this way and that, and suddenly he finds the keys. Now the car is rolling out of the driveway.

This is not what we had in mind when we called for a no-fly zone. Charlie Wilsons War was funny; this is not. Before one wages war with even the most despicable Third World potentate, it is advisable to 1) know that one can finish the job, and 2) know that someone—preferably someone friendlier to your national interests—can fill the void once the operation is completed.

The Obama doctrine—which as near as we can determine is something akin to the Butterfly McQueen doctrine on birthing babies—it would seem does not take into consideration finite details. Get Gates on the phone; he can figure it out.

So what do we have?

What we now have is a media shooting rubber bands at each other across the press rooms of America, while a befuddled president makes yet another unfixable mess. This is no small problem for the likes of Tapper and Williams and that hoopster Harry Smith. They have to cocktail with this guy.

The question is now being asked: What if Gaddafi survives? And not a moment too soon, we might add. Because, thus far, it appears the dictator is consulting Jean Paul Gaultier on his fall line.

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Enough! Impeach Obama Now

In Obamarama on 17/06/2010 at 07:14

Last night Barack Obama sat behind the glassy surface of the Resolute desk in the Oval Office and addressed the American people. The desk was immaculately clean, as it should be; it hasn’t seen much use of late.

For 30 days the President treated the Deepwater Horizon blowout like his destitute illegal alien aunt in Boston, while millions of gallons of sweet crude inched its way toward the beaches, marshes and wetlands of the Southern Coast.

After 10 minutes of Nobel laureate name-dropping Mr. Obama launched into another 10 minutes of displacing blame, castigating the Bush administration’s “decade of corruption” at the MMS, and promising the country that he would force BP to make full restitution, something he arguably has no authority to do.

If we weren’t absolutely certain before, we now know for sure that BP is evil.

Except none of that matters at the moment.

The gusher in the Gulf will not be plugged anytime soon. There are several submarine blowouts worldwide presently—even another one in the Gulf of Mexico—that have not been completely staunched, and the Deepwater Horizon flow is here to stay for some time.

What the American people wanted to hear last night was just how the President intends to reclaim and preserve the aforementioned beaches, marshes and wetlands while the spill continues.

New technologies exist but we did not hear about them in the President’s speech. The Dutch, Norwegians and 11 other countries want to help but we did not hear about them. Apparently even Malia and Sasha don’t have any new ideas.

Instead, last night the President proposed to spend the billions of dollars that should be going to the implementation of a massive cleanup effort to his fantasy green energy initiatives.

So what has Mr. Obama done? He has enacted a moratorium on drilling, which will cost thousands of jobs. And those losses may be virtually permanent, because oil platforms are not stationary; they are, in effect, ocean-going vessels that oil companies will redeploy elsewhere in the world.

President Obama’s on-the-job performance has reached an impeachable level. Malfeasance of duty is an impeachable offense and this president should go now.

Let’s look at some facts:

1) Arizona is in full-scale revolt over his inaction on illegal migration and drug trafficking on the border. Failure to secure the borders is an impeachable offence. And he has inflamed racial polarity.

2) The country is teetering on the verge of losing its triple-A credit rating. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been booted off the New York Stock Exchange.

3) Jobs are not rebounding and his $1 trillion stimulus has only worsened that situation. He wants more money.

4) He has all but demolished U.S. relations with our two most loyal allies: Great Britain and Israel. He hasn’t met a Muslim potentate he doesn’t love.

5) He has done nothing—zip, nada—about Iran’s race toward a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East.

6) When he should be mobilizing an armada of ships and resources in the Gulf, his EPA is failing to give the go ahead on chemicals and devises that can stave off, if not clean up the mess.

7) He has lied to the American people about the state of our natural resources; there is an abundance of shallow petroleum in the U.S. to satisfy our needs for a hundred years and beyond.

This President has mismanaged virtually everything he has touched since the day he took the oath of office and it is time for a change.

We are not faced with a political decision any longer. Virtually any president would be better than this president.

Uh, Barack, The Oil Spill In the Gulf?

In Can You Hear Me Now?, Obamarama on 27/05/2010 at 08:17

If you are, say, 48 years old and have spent your life being educated in Ivy League institutions and working on the side social organizing low-income people to demand more government handouts, you really don’t know much about running things.

H.L. Mencken’s old adage applies here: “Those who can — do. Those who can’t — teach.” Pretty much sums it up. Unless, of course, you are good-looking enough and bright enough to convince somebody you should be in Washington. … Keeping in mind, you still don’t really know how to do anything … except teach.

Herein is America’s dilemma. We elected a highly educated, good-looking, charismatic young man with a Columbia degree and a Harvard Law degree and absolutely no experience in the private sector and who probably isn’t qualified to be a U.S. Senator, much less President.

Better than 50 percent of the public bought it and now we have an oil spill no one seems to know how to shut down, much less clean up. We have 12 million illegals across the country that believe they are entitled to come and go as they please and get free health care to boot; we have green jobs czars when there is little usable green technology; we have an insane mullah in Iran speeding toward building a nuclear weapon.

In 1991 the Saudis had an oil spill, the largest oil spill in history, in the Persian Gulf. Estimates go as high as 11 million barrels. They decided not to involve Green Peace, besides, those waters are dangerous to anyone without a gingham keffiyeh and an AK-47.

Most people in the U.S. were too busy watching Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf killing Iraqis to notice. Actually, the Saudis kept it quiet.

No, the Saudis cleaned it up on their own with minimal fuss and little environmental damage. Of course they didn’t have a Nancy Pelosi or an Obama EPA. Well, they didn’t have an Obama.

They did it with vacuum skimmers, tankers, and other devises, and the key to their success (and remember, in 1991, the Persian Gulf was a war zone), was expediency.

A report later released by Saudi Arabian Oil said:

“Saudi Aramco’s rapid and extensive intervention in the 1991 Gulf War oil spill prevented a catastrophe from causing severe environmental and economic damage in the region.”

The Saudi’s mobilized an army, air force and navy to begin cleanup operations, before the spill was contained. Much of the oil evaporated, as it will in the Gulf, but their decisive action curtailed an enormous environmental and economic disaster.

This week the news networks have been abuzz with questions regarding Barack Obama’s action or lack of action regarding the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Could he have done more and done it sooner?

Let’s cut through the BS. Of course Barack Obama could have done more. He could have mobilized tankers from and used vacuum skimmers to retrieve hundred of thousands of gallons of oil before it reaches the coast. In the early hours after the blowout he could have set BP and the United States Coast Guard to work doing controlled burns to diminish and forestall damage.

The New York Times has given him a pass for weeks now, but America must not. Thousands of men and women will be out of work in the Gulf because of the Presidents inaction. Businesses will go under because of his incompetency.

Let’s see to it that in 2012, Barack Hussein Obama goes back to teaching. This leadership thing just isn’t working out.