Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Spill Speech

"God Bless Us, Every One!"
Tiny Tim

"Uh, yeah! Right!"
Barack Obama

Okay, I was not impressed. I was hoping for a little detail. No, I certainly didn't expect a proposal for a carbon tax, although that is exactly what we need to reduce our dependence on imported oil. An extra dollar or two a gallon certainly would do the trick, but politically, that won't work. You don't win elections by preaching abstinence to addicts.

What we got was just more of the increasingly boring Obama blather. (I thought of calling it "jive" rather than "blather," but it didn't rise to the level of jive — and jive really is best accomplished by black men.) Then there was all that "god" talk tossed in at the end. Is he still trying to win over states like Alabama and Mississippi? What an asshole!

What is needed is not talk — nothing will matter but action. Granted, the Brits will not be too happy if we bankrupt BP, but what the hell — they'll be pulling out of Afghanistan any day now anyway, and even though they steered clear of the euro, they'll still be stuck in the European debt crisis. "Bah, humbug," as Tiny Tim didn't say — nor did Obama.

Maybe he should run that quote by Rahm. Maybe that's what America is waiting to hear.

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