Catastrophic as the BP oil spill is, it is a blessing to ideologically-driven environmentalists who, like their President, are conveniently using this tragedy to justify a halt to all new offshore oil drilling--not that they were ever supportive of drilling anywhere on land or sea in the first place.
But, no sense letting a crisis go to waste, huh?
In a recent teleprompted moment of spin, the Prez also announced an increase in investments in renewable sources of energy in order "to compete" in that sphere "with countries like China." WHAT? Already 75% coal-dependent for its energy needs, China is, in fact, accelerating--NOT reducing--its offshore oil drilling operations. China's being competitively engaged in the development of alternative fuels is not even remotely true.
But, don't let the facts get in the way of your ideologically-driven agenda, Mr. President.
The terrible truth is that if BHO and his fatuous environmentalist and socialist allies have their way, the BP calamity will generate painfully higher energy costs for all Americans, needlessly increase unemployment, force petroleum companies to move their operations overseas, further erode the dollar's value and increase America's reliance on foreign oil.
Brilliant, Mr. President. So very inspired, and so very patriotic of you.
This Administration's pernicious shortsightedness, rank incompetence and ideological asininity are both self-destructive and, frankly, malfeasant. A foreign invader couldn't do a better job of debilitating the Republic than have the Obama transformationalists.
Can't wait until America-first adults are in charge once again. November 2010 and 2012 can't come soon enough. Let's just pray there are enough pieces to pick up by then.