May 1, 2010

Obama's Katrina: It Must Be Bush's Fault

Well, now it isn't a hurricane that is threatening the Louisiana coast, it is an oil spill.  I wonder how long it will be before Louis Farrakhan blames Bush for this as well.  In the spirit of fairness, let's examine the timeline, thus far, for this disaster.

April 20th, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon explodes.

April 21st, BP moves into action to contain the oil

April 22nd, a second explosion, rig sinks

April 23rd, Coast Guard says no oil is leaking

April 24th, Oil is found to be leaking at a rate of 1,000 barrels/day

April 25th, a 600 sqmi oil slick is heading North in the Gulf of Mexico towards the coast

April 26th, oil slick is now 80 miles wide, provisions are being put into place to catch the oil

April 27th, setting fire to the slick is considered.  Homeland Security Minister, Janet Napolitano, is beefing up efforts to investigate the cause of the explosion

April 28th, BP says a controlled test burn was successful

April 29th, Federal assistance is mobilized

Why list all of this?  It is interesting that President Bush had given miserable failure, Ray Nagin, a phone call days before Katrina would hit - he called and encouraged him to get his people out of the city.  Nagin, a true compassionate, did nothing.  Before the aftermath of Katrina could be observed, Bush was in action.  The oil rig exploded on April 20th and President Obama doesn't go into action until April 29th.  9 days afterwards!  Now, I'm not saying that a hurricane and an oil rig explosion are of equal magnitude.  But, Bush was responding to the hurricane before it hit and was ridiculed he didn't respond fast enough.  Obama, with this disaster, responds 9 days later and do you think he'll be criticized?  Absolutely not!  Where's the media outcry against Obama?  But to be fair, it is difficult to be President and respond in a timely manner when you're stuck in the sand trap on hole 13.


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