Many On The Left Freaking Out Over BP Spill, But, Can’t Quite Blame Obama

Your Monday morning humor. These same people were oh so quick to Blame Bush even before Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area, not too mention everything else. After a month of the oil spill, the desperately need someone to blame. But, it is tough blaming their messiah, The One. Bob Herbert has to include the American People in his blame fest and equivocation

The vast, sprawling coastal marshes of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River drains into the gulf, are among the finest natural resources to be found anywhere in the world. And they are a positively crucial resource for America. The response of the Obama administration and the general public to this latest outrage at the hands of a giant, politically connected corporation has been embarrassingly tepid. … This is the bitter reality of the American present, a period in which big business has cemented an unholy alliance with big government against the interests of ordinary Americans, who, of course, are the great majority of Americans. The great majority of Americans no longer matter. America is selling its soul for oil.

Embarrassing to whom? What, exactly, are you doing, Bob, other than write about it and slut the American People? Peter Daou at the Huff Post follows that up with

Where is the outrage? Where are the millions marching in the streets, where is the round-the-clock roadblock coverage tracking every moment of the crisis, every effort to plug the leak, every desperate attempt to mitigate the damage?

Where is the White House? Where are Republicans? Where are Democrats? Where is the left? Where is the right? Where is the “fierce urgency of now?”

See? You the People suck. If only you would run out in the street and yell and scream and make a spectacle out of yourselves, action would take place…..oh, wait, the last time that actually worked was during the Civil Rights debate era. Since then, all those marches have accomplished bumkiss. Pete can also not name Obama except once in a long post, writing “the White House” and the ever popular “administration” sans Obama

The administration seems miffed and mystified that it is being criticized. After all, it can reel off dozens of swift actions taken in the aftermath of the spill. The White House’s defenders want the spotlight aimed exclusively at BP. But this is a situation where body language and words are just as important as actions. Scheduling an ‘angry’ presidential news conference weeks after oil started gushing into the Gulf waters is exactly the wrong thing to do. Authentic anger isn’t something you turn on for the cameras and leak to the press the previous day. Indignation and defensiveness are precisely the wrong message

But, still, it is mostly your fault. Especially you climate realists for exposing the agenda and fake science of the climate alarmists. Hullabaloo follows up the Huff Post piece with

I think the human instinct is often to retreat in such circumstances, which is why the public seems apathetic. I suspect they are too afraid to find out that not only isn’t there a real life Bruce Willis — there isn’t anyone who can fix this. It’s a very frightening thought.

See? It can’t be Obama’s fault for the lame response. It has to be you, because you the People suck. Now, just imagine Bush was still president. The blame would be flying directly at him unless he was out on one of the boats cleaning the slick. Obama? Not so much. But, a building is surely to blame, right? White House in Denial; Public Wants Real Action on BP Oil Disaster NOW

Now the White House is having a hissy behind closed doors with the media because dammitall, they can’t stop asking questions about the spill. Oh that’ll work, that’ll make a difference; the biggest environmental disaster our country has experienced will go away if only the media shuts up about it.

But it’s the Executive Branch which is charged with the faithful execution of our laws, and it’s failing to do so. It has not done a competent job of communicating with the public or the media would not be hammering on them as they are for more information – and for once, the media is actually doing what we need of them, not what their corporate lords and masters expect.

Someone is supposed to be in charge of the White House and Executive branch. I wonder who that is? The person’s name was a pretty big deal at one point. But, still, even an Unhinged Force 9 post at Firedoglake cannot elicit Blame Obama. The closest the writer, Rayne, gets is this, in their list of Get Sh*t Done Now

1) Obama needs to use that goddamned unitary executive power he’s been clinging to and declare a state of emergency in federal waters along the Gulf of Mexico, using an Executive Order. This is now an international situation, not just an American one, because the oil will eventually end up in the North Atlantic.

Rayne also wants Obama to get all pissed off, stop being all so Spock. Because that’ll fix the issue, you know. Because Obama himself is so fuzzy and lovable, it’s just that darned lame response from the Administration and White House.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach

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