Rep. James Sensenbrenner (WI) published a post yesterday on RedState regarding the BP oil spill and President Obama. Read an excerpt of this piece below:
“We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.” – President Obama
“He [BP CEO] wouldn’t be working for me.” – President Obama
“Bring those responsible to justice on behalf of the victims of this catastrophe.” – President Obama
I could go on, but instead, I ask: how are these comments by the President helping stop a huge oil leak that is devastating our waters, endangering our wildlife, and negatively impacting the economy of the Gulf region, as well as hurting the people there, again?
There will be plenty of time for the President to investigate, potentially prosecute, talk tough and play the blame game AFTER the oil leak is stopped. Right now, the immediate focus of the President should be cooperating with everyone to stop the leak. We’ve learned from the past that cooperation is key.
It came as a complete shock to me when I heard the President say on June 8, DAY FIFTY of the oil spill, “I have not spoken to him [BP CEO] directly … Because my experience is, when you talk to a guy like a BP CEO, he’s going to say all the right things to me. I’m not interested in words. I’m interested in actions.”