Why in the world would Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel conspire to blow up BP's Horizon Deepwater rig? Oh, we have discussed so many reasons, but here's one that's coming to pass - the desire to eliminate America's use of oil almost entirely (except in the oversized SUVs of the political elite) and switch our economy into a "green" one, an economy that's based on powering heavy machinery with hope and fairy dust. And if that doesn't work, why, I suppose we'll still need some oil - but Barack Obama will decide who gets how much:
Wanting—or creating—scarcity has always been a part of the leftist agenda, on the theory that scarcities create the need for government allocation and control. One of the greatest threats of the current situation is that environmental extremists will use it as a justification to further their misguided agenda.
Sounds crazy? Maybe, but Obama and his fellow environ"mental"ists are winning this battle before our very eyes:
Diamond Offshore announced Friday that its Ocean Endeavor drilling rig will leave the Gulf of Mexico and move to Egyptian waters immediately — making it the first to abandon the United States in the wake of the BP oil spill and a ban on deep-water drilling.
And the Ocean Endeavor's exodus probably won't be the last, according to oil industry officials and Gulf Coast leaders who warn that other companies eager to find work for the now-idled rigs are considering moving them outside the U.S.
No drilling means no oil. No oil means rationing. Rationing means the government decides who will get to work and who will die and home in the sweltering heat. Just like health care reform will.
And Obama increases his power even further, and gains additional leverage to push through cap and trade, as he points to the "effect" of "oil dependency" to his shaky liberal legislators.
So what has the government conspiracy to create the oil spill in the Gulf brought Obama? The ability to shut off the flow of oil (the single most evil substance int he world, to the Obami), force rationing, and tax Americans into despair. All while destroying the economy of the Gulf states, much of which just coincidentally are "red states".
All according to plan. Meanwhile...Oil was spewing freely into the Gulf of Mexico as BP crews claimed progress...
Maybe Obama needs the Gulf ruined for twenty years as a reminder of why his choking economic policies must remain enforced? Does he plan on pointing to an oil-soaked Gulf in 2012 and shrieking "Blame Bush!"?
Who knows. Regardless, the entire "crisis" is unfolding according to plan. Obama can't be too concerned, as he's about to take his third vacation since the spill began....
I suppose, in his mind, he's got a lot accomplished....