Obama’s Dilemma: Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Etc.

Talk about timing: Back in the end of March 2010, President Obama said that we should open up more drilling off the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska… And then there were no less than three catastrophes:

Juxtapose the above with the recent announcement that for the first time, the United States is giving the “green light” to a controversial offshore wind farm, and President Obama is caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. To make matters worse, the very liberal POTUS has had the gumption to suggest that we move forward with nuclear power – a move that further flies in the face of  “Left Wing Agenda”.

Given all this, Barack Obama faces one terrible fact – our foreign sources of oil are terribly unstable and/or just downright hate us. Here are three of the five countries from which we import oil in order of amount:

  1. Mexico (second only to Canada)
  2. Venezuela (third overall)
  3. Saudi Arabia (fifth overall)

Ouch. But hold on. There’s even more happy happy: Take a look at just the short-term future projections for energy cost… Double ouch.

Quite simply, President Barack Obama is cornered. Just a month ago, he proposed that we consider more drilling and then came the disaster in the Gulf and the mines. He’s been excoriated by the Kennedy liberals for having the audacity to move forward with the Nantucket Sound wind farm. And to add salt to the wounds, conventional energy probably ain’t gonna get cheap in the near future.

When all is said and done, if there is one lonely advantage to having one’s soul wrestled naked to the unforgiving mirror of binding fact, it is this – we get to see the content of intention, character, and wisdom. And that is President Obama’s dilemma…

Alan Speakman


9 Responses to Obama’s Dilemma: Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Etc.

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  2. Doug says:

    Excellent Rant! I have no doubt as to the content and character of most any politician, but it will be good to expose the truth to a few more souls.

    It will be interesting indeed to see how POTUS proceeds, I suspect agenda will trump all else, time will tell.

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  4. I hope that they are able to stop the leak and contain the spill. I don’t want to think about how high gas will go in a few months.

  5. isochroma says:

    What a beautiful leak. I love the oily mass that bulges outwards from a bent pipe. A brown Rorschach blot of the automobile culture.

    My most fervent hope is that all efforts to stop and mitigate this masterwork are failures. The incontinent flow of hydrocarbons shall continue for the decay of all.

    I would love to see a sea of greasy Devil’s blood flowing into the ocean forever more. The spew that flew right on through.

    Then the World can move on into its next phase, the Dark Phase of death, decline and destruction. Soon, all the works of humans will decay and so too will themselves be brought to the altar of slaughter, to account for their crimes of existence.

  6. isochroma says:

    The oilmass grows like a joyous cancer full of new life. Welcome to happy motoring.

    It’s time to drive to a slicker, browner future: put your keys in the ignition because Big Oil needs your dollars to craft more oil paintings upon the waters and lands – gorgeous rainbow-coloured sheens to embarrass the likes of Van Gogh and Matisse.

    For those who have already contributed, thank you for your kind support!

  7. Nadine Klos says:

    The oil disaster is crazy because the leak is so deep. I hope BP do all against the spread of the oil. The nature will be destroyed for a long time.

  8. Bill G. says:

    Okay, give me a break, was watching Anderson Cooper who is good, but why are not his guest being more candid like this.

    BP is a for profit business, and its an excellent biz descsion to not allow media and such to get close to the spill. It helps their bottom line to minimize, justify and rationalize the spill. Thus more profit, its about profit, plain and simple. I own a biz and I belive in profit, just not at the expense of exploiting the environment.

    If they can spend millions on finding, drilling, and exploring for oil, why in the heck did they not figure out how to stop a spill that could occur, because that cuts into profit, again plain and simple.

    And stupid america we just let them do it, what the hell is wrong with our environmental laws that we cannot force the pre-safety measures on spills or in this case gushers.

    This oil company is sickly rich, and yet what they give us in return is drilling irresponsibility.

    Why is not Obama as much as I like him, not putting the hammer down and getting the coast guard there and implement military assistance, then billing BP, hum, what is the wait, sorta like how long it took Bush to get
    aide to Katrina.

    Some greedy white collar guy in the government gets more attention, jail time and such for stealing say 50k. But not the oil companies, is the gov afriad to piss them off and they drill outside USA, are we that addicted to oil?

    I mean somebody help me out here, am I out of line?

    Thinking not,

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