In the last almost 60 days since the BP Deepwater oil well exploded and sank, we have learned that oil booms which could have stopped the flow of oil to the shores and wetlands of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama & Florida were waiting in a warehouse.
Offers from other nations to help in the clean up the oil spill were rebuffed.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has waited for the OK to build barrier islands to stop the oil from hitting the wetlands. Efforts to burn the oil at sea were rebuffed due to "environmental impact." Jindal is now acting on his own and ordered the building of barriers.
President Barack Hussein Obama attended a fundraiser for Barbara "You Will Call Me Senator" Boxer instead of attending the funeral of the 11 killed on the BP explosion.
Endless rounds of golf, vacations and honoring the Bush-bashing Paul McCartney.
Now, besides making another photo op trip to the Gulf region being harmed by his Regime's inaction, Obama is now using his DNC funded astroturfing organization Organizing for America (aka Astroturfing for Obama) to use this disaster for political gain.
And, like the "Porkulus" and "Obamacare" action, the term "we cannot delay any longer" is being used to push the radical energy agenda.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast is the worst environmental disaster of its kind in our nation's history. I am returning to the region today to review our efforts and meet with families and business owners affected by the catastrophe.
We are working to hold BP accountable for the damage to the lands and the livelihoods of the Gulf Coast, and we are taking strong precautions to make certain a spill like this never happens again.
But our work will not end with this crisis. That's one of the reasons why last week I invited lawmakers from both parties to join me at the White House to discuss what it will take to move forward on legislation to promote a new economy powered by green jobs, combat climate change, and end our dependence on foreign oil.
Today, we consume more than 20 percent of the world's oil, but have less than two percent of the world's oil reserves. Beyond the risks inherent in drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, our dependence on oil means that we will continue to send billions of dollars of our hard-earned wealth to other countries every month -- including many in dangerous and unstable regions.
In other words, our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk. We cannot delay any longer, and that is why I am asking for your help.
Please stand with me today in backing clean energy. Adding your name will help Organizing for America create a powerful, public display of support for making this change happen.
The time has come, once and for all, for this nation to fully embrace a new future. That means continuing our unprecedented effort to make everything -- from our homes and businesses to our cars and trucks -- more energy-efficient. It means rolling back billions of dollars of tax breaks to oil companies so we can prioritize investments in clean energy research and development.
Many businesses support this agenda because shifting to clean energy creates opportunities for entrepreneurship. This is how we will reinvent our economy -- and create new companies and new jobs all across the country.
There will be transition costs and a time of adjustment. But if we refuse to heed the warnings from the disaster in the Gulf -- we will have missed our best chance to seize the clean-energy future we know America needs to thrive in the years and decades to come.
The House of Representatives has already passed a comprehensive energy and climate bill, and there is currently a plan in the Senate -- a plan that was developed with ideas from Democrats and Republicans -- that would achieve the same goal. But this is an issue that Washington has long ignored in favor of protecting the status quo.
So I'm asking for your help today to show that the American people are ready for a clean-energy future.
Please add your name to mine:
President Barack Obama
This explains (as I believed and stated earlier) his inaction on protecting the Gulf region from the effects of this oil spill. The sight of polluted beaches, destruction to environmentally sensitive wetlands, and wildlife being killed is being used to scare Americans to demand no offshore drilling and no further oil exploration, as well as the economically destructive "cap & tax" scheme and the phony "green jobs" agenda. Never mind that the Regime cannot define what exactly a "green job" is.
Remember that liberals got their panties in a knot in 2002 when a photo of President Bush on 9/11 was used for a GOP fundraiser. The photo was used to show Bush the Commander-in-Chief as a leader during a national crisis. The destruction from this oil spill and this letter shows by contrast Obama the Community Organizer-in-Chief as a street agitator, using a disaster for the sole purpose of implementing the radical treehugger agenda on America, even though he's admitted industries like coal would be bankrupted.
As for the dead wildlife and environmental destruction? I guess Obama needed to break a few eggs to make an omelet.