Republican Attack Ad blames Obama for not “plugging the damn hole.”

Via on Jun 9, 2010

Well worth watching…the Republicans, kung-fu like, use their own faults against Obama. Brilliant! (if politics were a sport, rather than something serious)

BP and friends (including Cheney’s colleagues at Halliburton) may’ve caused the leak. Pressure from the Republicans may have enabled coast-to-coast offshore drilling. But it’s President Obama’s fault—because, after all, the president in a democracy has absolute power.

Only Republicans could spend money putting together an attack ad that uses repeated footage of their favorite sport, and their own last President Dubya’s greatest lack-of-response failure (Katrina) against their enemy. It takes a special kind of gall, and it’s quite effective—as effective as ex-Gov. Palin’s blaming environmentalists for the BP Oil Spill.

Fact is, President Obama and the US Government, could plug all such holes—by banning offshore drilling again. But that’s something Republicans wouldn’t even consider. In fact, even now, they’re pushing for more drilling.

Hypocrisy, anyone? This ad treats this serious tragedy like a football game or chess match, with points to be won merely by staying on the offense.

Fact is, it can’t be plugged, and won’t for some time even if Obama and the US did take control. Why? Because no one knows what they’re doing. It’s all a vast, dangerous, irresponsible experiment, as Philippe Cousteau to Keith Olbermann and Bill Maher.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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7 Responses to “Republican Attack Ad blames Obama for not “plugging the damn hole.””

  1. swati jr* says:

    what has always amazed me (and i have to give them credit for) is that they are ALWAYS able to turn a tragedy (even the "natural" disasters) into something favorable for themselves. it is incredible really. makes one wonder if they've created it all in the first place……

  2. Theconstitution says:

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/05/p

    Sounds like Obama already took the responsibility before this ad came out.

  3. Boulderluv says:

    The Republican Party has possibly the greatest propaganda (and "projecting") machine ever assembled. This is what they do best in order to cover up their messes.

  4. Nyima says:

    Wow. You said it, Waylon. That is extremely effective. There is an application to the broadcasting regulator in Canada to start a FOX News type channel. It's heartbreaking, because this is the sort of polarizing result of that kind of discourse.
    Oy.

  5. Randall Smith says:

    This is just one of the unexpected costs of "energy independence", and this one can't be externalized. It's unfortunate that the same folks who rail against clean energy have so much hatred in their souls, with a thin veil of racism thrown in for good measure. Can you Imagine how this would be spun if the Republicans were in charge? Oof.

    The "easy" oil is going away, and we are now left with the deep stuff and the sandy-shaley stuff. Time for some good clean energy, that doesn't involve death and yelling lies.

  6. via http://www.facebook.com/elephantjournal
    Michelle P
    THATS A JOKE ! GEEZ. WHAT BS THIS WHOLE SITUATION IS! ITS SO DEPRESSING. ITS REALLY STARTING TO SERIOUSLY DEPRESS ME AGAIN LIKE AFTER KATRINA DID. YOU DONT THINK ITS GOING TO AFFECT YO SO , BUT SUDDENLY IT CREEPS UP ON YOU OUT OF NO WHERE LIK A TON OF BRICKS. :'( ~

    Rick M
    LIKE A TON OF BRICKS, that's for sure.

    Debbie M
    Yeah, Obama is handed all these messes by a corrupt dubya administration and then gets blamed for it. What assholes they and the right wing media are.

    Tina C
    Yeah, "WE" made sure there was drilling al over the place, uncontrolled or monitored so "WE" could feed our greed and now that it has blown up in our faces let's blame the new kid on the block, God forbid "WE" would take any responsibility! I'm glad they are making fools of themselves again, maybe it will help Obama see that this insanity of drilling need to stop. Time to push for investing in alternative energy, put people to work developing different renewable clean sources!

    Dana D
    unbelievable deceptions

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