Drilling Freeze? Obama Blinks!

Posted October 12th, 2010 by Iron Mike

This will someday be the plot line of a movie.  Six months after the Obama Cartel shut down deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, they’ve suddenly announced they are lifting the moratorium.  Sound science or political reality?

From the beginning people were comparing the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and the resulting crude oil spill to the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. Would Obama do better, react quicker and more decisively than had George W. Bush in September 2005 to the Category 5 disaster which flooded out New Orleans? 

The only decisive actions taken by the Obama White House was to put an immediate halt to all drilling in the Gulf – effectively killing the economy of three Southern states, – and to put Chicago-style gang muscle on BP Oil – forcing them to create a $20 Billion slush fund that Obama would oversee.  Can you say “Democratic campaign funding”?  Yep.  Their PSAs – Public Service Announcements – on TV aren’t meant to rebuild their corporate image; – they’re meant to make the Obama Cartel look “tough on poluters”.

So all summer the fleet of floating oil drilling rigs moved out of the gulf like a swarm of hungry jellyfish looking for more welcoming governments along African and South American coasts.  And the Obama family vacationed in Maine, Martha’s Vineyard, and Spain.  And they spent a few token hours on a Florida beach.  Even skeptical Democrats began to smell a rat. 

OK, ~ maybe ~ after a lifetime of watching frauds and phonies, I’m cynical.  

Maybe today’s sudden announcement has absolutely nothing to do with the 20+ political survey calls we’ve had in the past three weeks.  Maybe this decision is based on a consensus of the “best available scientific minds”.

But ~ maybe ~ the private WH polls show voter moods in even darker colors of red than the MSM is reporting.  Maybe with gas prices rising just three weeks ahead of the mid-terms, voter anger is intensifying.  And maybe with winter approaching, and no extension yet enacted to the Bush tax cuts,  the Cartel is having doubts about it’s ability to survive the next two years intact, – and out of jail.

The recent scurrying of rats departing down the gangplank – Axelrod, Emmanuel, Jones, Summers – may be another clue that the Cartel is coming unglued.  

Certainly an immediate lifting of the moratorium will take some of the anger out of voters along the Gulf Coast, – but I think this comes 5 months too late.  The damage has been done, and those families will not recover for another four or five years.  Hyperbole?  Think about your family living without an income for six months.  Merry Christmas? 

Obama just blinked.  Five months too late.  Remember on November 2nd! 

   /s/  Iron Mike
   Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!

One Response to “Drilling Freeze? Obama Blinks!”

  1. MC

    Since China just bought 33% of Chesapeake Energy’s (CHK) Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas project I make a prediction that China will be drilling long before the permits are even approved by this administration. Lifting the moratorium is just the first step of a many step process that the government has set up.

    Doesn’t look like it will be a Merry Christmas to those folks on the Gulf.