Sunday, June 6, 2010

GOP Wants to Have its Cake and Eat it Too...

Republicans are itching to blame the President for the Gulf oil spill and the government's response to it. Mississippi Governor, Barbour and Louisiana Governor, Jindal, continue to yell drill, baby drill and to minimize the effects of the oil on their coasts. Barbour characterized the news coverage of the spill as negative and stated that the spill has had little impact on the coastline. He also criticized the President for placing a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf. Other GOP lawmakers have criticized the President for the moratorium and continue to call for open season on the Gulf and other pristine areas of the continent.

But, wait a minute. There's no disaster here. No oil washing up on the coastline. No birds and sea life affected. Yet, this is what Barbour said when asked his opinion of the President's actions: "The American people are making up their minds pretty clearly about what they think of the administration's performance in this disaster, and I'll let it stand at that. You know, Napoleon said never interfere with the enemy while he's in the process of destroying himself."

Leave it to the GOP to talk out of both sides of its mouth. It is imperative that Republicans oppose the President, so big oil will continue to throw millions in their direction. On the other hand, acknowledging that there is a disaster by blaming it on the President endangers the future of drilling along the coastline. It sounds as if the Republicans are between a disaster and a hard place. What else is new?

4 comments:

Doug B said...

Ah, the hypocrisy of politics!

foxofbama said...

GMM and Audience:
Whatever it takes get your hands on copy of current issue of Oxford American Magazine, the print issue and read the piece by Hal Crowther.
His concluding indictment of Jesse Helms is sublime.
No reason for the Blairsville Library not to carry Oxford American; and if they don't good time to immediately get them to subseribe beginning with this issue.
Find a copy and get them to get Crowther's collection, book, Gather at the River as well.

Crowther is Lee Smith's husband and among other novels she wrote great one about snake handlers between Marshall Co. NC and Newport Tn.

Diane J Standiford said...

The GOP is so lost. Are they coming or going? An African American president--- the GOP is so out of synch with the times and they can't figure out who they are. They always sound and look so pathetic. Who is in charge? Where do they stand?

rainlillie said...

Happy Fathers day, GMM!