Obama and his ultra-liberal friends have discovered that "hope 'n change" isn't easy. Oil spills and Tea Partiers get in the way...
“Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much... Some of the same people who are saying the president needs to show leadership and solve this problem are some of the same folks who, just a few months ago, were saying this guy is trying to engineer a takeover of our society through the federal government that is going to restrict our freedoms.”
Obama’s hypocrisy charge is so obtuse, only his stupidest cheerleaders are going to be impressed with it. Conservatives are not anarchists. Constrained, efficient and responsive government is the conservative ideal.
If ever there were a situation for which involvement of the federal government would be appropriate from the conservative standpoint, the gulf oil spill would be it. The vast majority of people on both halves of the political spectrum understand that intuitively.
A catastrophic environmental disaster involving several U.S. states, a site leased from the U.S. government, and a multi-national corporation ― the federal government clearly has a role. The feds could at least be clearing the way for help from international skimming ships.
Now is not the time for Obama and his statist allies to quibble with tea partiers about perceptions of hypocrisy. This is Obama’s opportunity to lead, and to show us that his kick-ass progressive government can get the job done. So far…epic failure.
Rather than rising above the fray, POTUS is pointing his finger at the people who have dared to complain.
Mark Steyn: This job, too, is beneath Obama
American Thinker: Obama's alternate history musings on the oil spill
Auto-Tune The News: Obama Sings Kick Ass Song?!?!
Government standing in the way of cleanup effort: Jones Act