So, its been a busy couple months in the Obama-nation. So much to do. Grant new offshore drilling legislation, and then find a way to retract it while still looking concerned for American energy independence.
Here’s my personal theory:
As I understand it, a good percentage of the people in this country would like us to move toward Energy Independence, and those people (usually of Conservative Republican values) are also the percentage that disagree with the Obama administration. What better way to “try” to get in the good graces of such people than to make a great stride toward this by expanding our offshore drilling.
Now this sounds like a president that is trying to please both parties, not always a bad thing, if your motives are genuine – ahem – and with this president, I believe they are not.
Now flash forward to the present day: An oil rig off the American coast explodes. The news reports that after the rig sank, the submerged pipeline is capped off, and very little oil should be in the water. But wait, just a few days later, the “capped” line is gushing forth huge amounts of oil, and it is creeping toward the shore, threatening fish, dolphins, and the beaches in the Gulf Coast – as well as the Mississippi River.