An Obama-created crisis in order to halt offshore drilling and to pass cap and trade, engineered by Rahm Emanuel with Barack Obama's knowledge and consent. No doubt about it. ( see here, here, here, over here, read this, and here, definitely read this, and this is somewhat related as well). And when work finally gets going to clean up the spill, before the cap&trade bill - I mean energy bill - whoops, I mean green jobs bill - hits the floor, the president knows he has to do something to keep the crisis rolling for a few more weeks. So he calls in the Coast Guard, and tells them to follow the book. And to make sure everyone is doing likewise.
This is plain crazy:
...why stop now? "The Coast Guard came and shut them down," Jindal said. "You got men on the barges in the oil, and they have been told by the Coast Guard, 'Cease and desist. Stop sucking up that oil.'"
A Coast Guard representative told ABC News today that it shares the same goal as the governor."We are all in this together. The enemy is the oil," said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Dan Lauer.
But the Coast Guard ordered the stoppage because of reasons that Jindal found frustrating. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges.
The governor said he didn't have the authority to overrule the Coast Guard's decision, though he said he tried to reach the White House to raise his concerns."They promised us they were going to get it done as quickly as possible," he said. But "every time you talk to someone different at the Coast Guard, you get a different answer."
After Jindal strenuously made his case, the barges finally got the go-ahead today to return to the Gulf and get back to work, after more than 24 hours of sitting idle.
"Why stop now?" The president and his Rahm-rod have not yet taken full opportunity of this crisis, that's why. After all, they have the opportunity, via carbon tax legislation, to turn the entire productive capacity of the United States in a Soviet-style "command and control" that will allow the White House to make pretty much every business decision for every major company in the nation. And for this crew of looters, that is way too fat of a target to pass up.
So they send in the Coast Guard to slow things down a little. And the oil keeps flowing, while Congress works in the back rooms to give Obama control of...everything. How long does one day's worth of work stoppage on the cleanup actually prolong the mess? Days? Weeks, even? Enough time for the Democrats to pull a "health care reform" end-run with cap and trade?
Who can say? Not the media, of course. They've been barred. Wonder why?