Americans are shocked and outraged that it has taken President Obama well into the second month of the gulf oil disaster to start organizing federal agencies to respond. President Obama's leadership in failing to respond to the facts that oil was headed to gulf coast shores is a disaster in itself.
Americans watch Obama for a month play the blame game on BP when he should have been preparing federal agencies to gear up with supplies to stop the oil flows from reaching gulf shore beaches and shoreline.
President Obama said he has been in charge of the gulf coast oil disaster from day one. Americans watched President Obama for weeks, going on television stating it's all BP's fault; and BP will pay for it. It will not cost the American taxpayers one dime. It's a flashback to President Obama's promises about his healthcare bill cost all over again.
Under President Obama's lack of leadership and his failure to contain the spreading of the gulf oil disaster it's now well on it's way to growing globally.
Americans are fed up with President Obama and the national main stream media crying it's all BP's fault blame game, while Americans clearly see and know Obama and federal agencies under his control and leadership were in no way prepared to deal with an off-shore deepwater oil rig disaster.
Obama along with his White House press secretary look like MTV brake dancing groups before the national press with all the twisting, turning, dodging, and rolling of the eyes when hit with questions about what are you and the federal government doing about the gulf coast oil disaster. Obama said he was shutting down all new oil drilling in the U.S.. again killing thousands of more real jobs and putting Commander Thad Allen in charge. Then President Obama was off to another photo-video op to add to his presidential library.
There are two very different and distinct disaster issues on-going in the gulf. One is the oil well flow on-going, non-stop disaster. The second issue is when the oil reaches the gulf coast shoreline causing another human and ecological disaster. Obama's failed leadership in stopping the oil from reaching our coastline in massive amounts is not setting well with Americans.
President Obama should have ordered BP to stay focused on closing off the oil well, nothing else. Obama had weeks to prepare for stopping the oil flows from coming ashore, Obama should have activated federal agencies in the first two weeks to the gulf coast to organize coastal, civilian workers. Obama should have activated the National Guard with their assets and set up a command operation post prepared to support federal agencies and workers with supplies to do what ever it took to keep the oil from reaching our shoreline and natural wetlands; this did not happen.
Americans are fed up with Obama and the national press blame game toward BP. They want leadership from their President and for him to come up with a plan to contain the oil movement and put boots on the ground with supplies to do the job. Below are some questions I think President Obama should answer:
1. Mr. President, why was there, and still are, a severe shortage of oil booms for deployment for this offshore oil disaster?
2. Mr. President, how often does the Federal Environmental Protection Agency run safety checks on oil rig blowout prevention or is there a requirement that calls for timely safety checks?
3. Mr. President, has the Federal Environmental Protection Agency ever conducted oil well capping tests on deep water oil rigs to see if present capping technologies would actually work in case of an emergency?