Well I must admit I'm not surprised. But for all you liberals who have bought (hook, line and sinker) into the notion that the environmentalists really do care about the environment I hope the reality of the Gulf oil spill has you all rethinking your allegiances. I really do.
Where's the hue and cry? That's what I'd like to know!
It's been 70+ days of oil leaking relatively unimpeded into the Gulf of Mexico. Shorelines in Texas, Louisianna, Alabama and Florida (and probably Mexico and some eastern states) will ultimately be affected. Eco-systems are being destroyed. Islands are becoming uninhabitable for certain species, and waterways are being destroyed. While all this is going on, the Obama administration, while ensuring they have adequate opportunities for photo-ops, have not displayed any level of true leadership on the issue. Months ago Kevin Costner suggested the use of machines he designed to help control and clean up the spill. Finally, this week, BP accepted his offer. The government has yet to comment on it. Where were they? Where was the presure from the Sierra Club and other environmental groups (or individuals)? There are about 20 skimmer ships in the Gulf - out of over a thousand in the country. Why haven't they all been deployed down there? And Obama has dismissed the offers from 13 individual countries to help us with the problem. And the oil keeps pouring out.
So I ask again, where's the hue and cry from the environmentalists? Hmmmm maybe, just maybe, they have a different agenda after all...
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