We all know about the BP spill, and a month later, Obama exemplifies the Peter Principle, rising to his level of absolute incompetence. The going got tough, and he showed himself to be the bitch that he is. He proved that he's not man enough for the job. Quit, and take Biden with you.
What has been Obama's response to this, weeks after the fact. He's been complaining, running his mouth, talking about asses to kick (try not to laugh), talking about this and that, and doing nothing except some damn moratorium on new drilling (almost nothing). I take that back, he got BP to put 20 Billion away in some claims fund. Wow. Good job. Between the damages to the economy, fines, and tort liability, BP's probably already on the hook for at least that in damages anyway due to negligence claims in several states. So, he did nothing.
Guess what's still happening. The oil's still leaking. I'm just a small business owner, but what do you do if you have a major leak going on. What's the first order of business. Stop the damn thing. The damage is still going on and increasing. Bush's big mistake in Katrina was poor preparations, not taking charge, and then giving away a bunch of money in handouts because he felt guilty. Obama not only isn't prepared, he hasn't responded, turned down aid, and just flys a copter and runs his mouth some more, and calls it taking charge.Worse, the coast guard just stopped Louisiana from trying to do things themselves to protect their coast.
Talk is cheap. Actions matter, and Obama's actions show what happens when you send a punk to do a man's job. While the well would have leaked anyway, different tactics should have mitigated some of the damages.
Then there's BP and Congress. What Tony Hayward needed to do is to go out on side, set up base, and make sure this thing gets fixed. When Congress had their sham hearing, he needed to show up to bitchslap them. "I'm out there trying to do my job, while you are wasting time puffing yourselves up so you can look good for the cameras. Do you want this fixed or not? If so, I'll be going to back to work. Stop wasting my time dealing with you idiots." Hayward didn't do himself favors.
Heads need to roll at BP. Heads also need to roll in government. The first order of business is fixing the damn leak. The rest needs to come later.