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Why The Gulf Oil Spill IS Obama’s Katrina

The answer is always simple. Follow the money.

BP paid Barack Obama large sums of money. As we have seen, Obama’s benefactors are rewarded with whatever enrichment they seek. Pay for play is the Chicago way.

From Politico

During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.

So, what did BP get in exchange for their donations to Obama? Well, for starters, approval to drill:

From the New York Times:

The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to BP and dozens of other oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits from another agency that assesses threats to endangered species — and despite strong warnings from that agency about the impact the drilling was likely to have on the gulf.

Those approvals, federal records show, include one for the well drilled by the Deepwater Horizon rig, which exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers and resulting in thousands of barrels of oil spilling into the gulf each day.

So, Obama finally admitted his Administration’s culpability – sort of.

From the Huffington Post (really!):

President Barack Obama on Friday angrily decried the “ridiculous spectacle” of oil industry officials pointing fingers of blame for the catastrophic spill in the Gulf of Mexico and pledged to end a “cozy relationship” between the oil industry and federal regulators that he said had extended into his own administration.

Obama said he shared the “anger and frustration” felt by many Americans, and promised he would “not rest or be satisfied” until the leak had been capped, the spill had been cleaned up and gulf residents could return to their livelihoods.

And after promising to “not rest or be satisfied”, President Obama headed out to play a bit of Golf.

As always, follow the money.

During the Bush Administration, the press would have proclaimed President Bush personally responsible and called for impeachment had he taken money from BP and then had the MMS give them whatever they wanted.

And after giving the Oil Rig a safety award last year, Obama looks pretty ridiculous blaming BP for shoddy work, with his palm reaching outward, no doubt.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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