Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Big Fucking Oil Mess

Obama fails again. Hot on the heels of utterly tanking healthcare and financial reforms, we see Obama fail yet again on the closely related issues of energy and environmental protection. Reform? I'd be happy to see even real incremental change instead of the ongoing plutocracy cock-sucking.

Always remember that Obama was so busy achieving nothing at all that he also failed to aggressively push a more environmentally friendly agenda as a matter of public policy. The fucker actually argued for more offshore drilling! That's right, the oil industry's fluff boy is Obama.

Head slap.

Here's some David Sirota for you:


We know that before the disaster, President Obama recklessly pushed to expand offshore drilling. We also know that his Interior Department gave British Petroleum's rig a "categorical exclusion" from environmental scrutiny and, according to The New York Times, "gave permission to BP and dozens of other oil companies to drill in the Gulf without first getting required (environmental) permits." Worse, we know that after the spill, the same Interior Department kept issuing "categorical exclusions" for new Gulf oil operations, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar still refuses "to rule out continued use of categorical exclusions," as the Denver Post reported (heckuva job, Kenny!).

Undoubtedly, had this been the behavior of a Republican administration, "The Left's" big environmental organizations would be scheduling D.C. protests and calling for firings, if not criminal charges. Yet, somehow, there are no protests. Somehow, there have been almost no calls for the resignation of Salazar, who oversaw this disaster and who, before that, took $323,000 in campaign contributions from energy interests and backed more offshore drilling as a U.S. senator. Somehow, facing environmental apocalypse, there has been mostly silence from "The Left."