"A Little Creepy"
There's a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf, so let's build more windmills." --watching the president and hearing him was a little creepy; that early portion of the address was robotic, lacked real energy, enthusiasm. And worst of all specifics. He was virtually detail-less.
But hey, O tells us--again--his guy Sec'y of Energy Dr. Steven Chu is on the case--and did you know he won the Nobel Prize for Physics! Too bad it was in quantum electronics or some such thing. But that Nobel will surely give him what it takes to solve all the problems in the Gulf. Smart Power. Hey, Dr. Utopia, we don't care about the man's freakin' Nobel Prize. Can he get the job done? That's what we care about. And the answer is, "Evidently not." Next question.
Chad Stafko at the American Thinker in "The President's Oil Reserves Lie" points out that during the speech, O made a statement that was "patently false. The President noted, 'We consume more than 20% of the world's oil, but have less than 2% of the world's oil reserve. And that's part of the reason oil companies are drilling a mile beneath the surface of the ocean--because we're running out of places to drill on land and in shallow water.'"
Stafko writes, --No. We are not running out of places to drill on land and in shallow water. In fact, it is due to the President's party of extreme environmentalists that BP had to drill some 40 miles from the coastline in deep waters to extract oil. Imagine if this oil leak had happened in the shallow waters off of the East Coast or even, dare we say it, in the pristine ANWR region. How much easier it would have been to cap the leak and clean up the oil.
Here's the headline at Drudge this morning:
Ed Morrissey at HotAir is calling it "Obama's disaster of a disaster speech." Morrissey writes, "This speech was suited for Day 1 of a catastrophe, not Day 57. It had no answers at all. It's as if Rip van Obama awoke after eight weeks of slumber and had been told just this morning about a massive problem in the Gulf of Mexico. . . . Even Obama's supporters have begun to see what his critics have long known: Obama is an empty suit. His sorry performance last night showed just how little he understands his job, the situation, and the expectations of the American people."
Even the idiot Obamabot cheerleaders at MSNBC figured out that there's no "How?" in the speech, saying he comes off worse than Carter. Good Lord. The NYT, the biggest Obama suck-up supporters evah seems to think the O has lost his groove, or something: "Efforts to Repel Oil Spill Are Described as Chaotic."
The Foundry's (Heritage Foundation) "Morning Bell" has a post this morning: "A Crisis of Competence." The gist of the article is this: Instead of providing leadership and properly coordinating the response, the Obama administration has chosen to shift blame and politicize the disaster . . . .The President spoke of 'political courage and candor' last night, yet both were missing from his speech.
From the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll on the morning after the Oval Office speech. Not even a dead cat bounce:
According to Rasmussen, 30% of voters give The Won "good or excellent" marks for his handling of the oil spill. These people evidently have been vacationing in France for the last month. Forty-five percent say the president is doing a "poor" job handling the incident, up 11 points from two weeks ago and 19 points at the beginning of last month.
"Waterloo," baby. I can see November from my house.
Always good for a laugh when you need one (and boy, do we need one) is Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog: "Prince Hamlet in the Oval." MOTUS asks the question we're all thinking: "Is it just me, or does Big Guy seem to be shrinking?" Does he do any actual work on that desk?