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President Obama's Words vs. Actions

President Obama doesn't view the BP oil spill as an equal tragedy to Sept. 11. That's what everyone is all up in arms about, but there's something else. Here's what he said:

"In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11, indelibly by 9/11, I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come. And one of the biggest leadership challenges for me going forward is going to be to make sure that we draw the right lessons from this disaster and that we move forward in a bold way."

So this disaster is going to shape how we think about environment and it's going to move us forward in a bold way. Hmm. Sounds like he's taking Rahm Emanuel's advice and not letting a good crisis go to waste:

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RAHM EMANUEL, WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: You never want a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before.

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A new report says that the administration has talked to Senators Lieberman and Kerry — who drafted the American Power Act — and told them that a new energy deal must include some serious effort to price carbon as a way to slow climate change. That's cap-and-trade.

The president is using the BP oil spill crisis to jam his cap-and-trade agenda down the throats of the American people and that's why he compared it to 9/11. After 9/11, you had to make sacrifices: long lines at airports; extra security checks; taking off your belts and shoes, all in the name of safety and national security. In the wake of the BP oil spill, your "sacrifice" will be the extra money you pay as energy prices "necessarily skyrocket" as we abandon oil prematurely before alternative energies are ready to carry the load. That's why he compared it to 9/11.

Here's another comparison: After the 9/11 attacks, do you remember how everyone seemed so concerned with the Muslim backlash? The ACLU practically predicted the evil American citizen would just start slaughtering random Muslims in the street. "They're not all terrorists," we were told — as if we didn't already know that.

Have you seen the footage of the local BP gas stations being shot at? How is it, exactly, that the mom and pop gas station owners are responsible for the oil spill? Has anyone from the ACLU come out and said wait, wait — they have nothing to do with the spill! It's so weird, there's no rush to defend a completely innocent capitalist. No, the mom and pop BP store is immediately guilty of polluting the Gulf and it's OK to shoot out their windows. Because you know, all BP employees are alike. All gas station owners and oil rig workers are alike. They are all the same, you know, "those people." But don't rush to judge those disadvantaged malcontents who flew planes into our buildings!

Here's another comparison: Everyone is reporting on these comments by the president:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I have not spoken to him directly and here's the reason: 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 action.

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So he can't meet with the BP CEO because he'll just tell us what we want to hear. But he will meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without precondition? He's the guy who said the Holocaust was a myth and that Israel should be wiped off the map. We'll sit down for some tea and crumpets with this raging lunatic, maybe we can get through to him. But the BP CEO? Depart from me!

I'd like to know, what vast experience does this community organizer from the Land of Oil (Chicago) have with oil CEOs in order to just shove them aside? I've seen them testify a couple of times. I've seen them quoted in papers. They are probably good businessmen. That's about it. What is it that Barack Obama knows that he won't even bother to meet with the guy and hear him out? And what is it that the dictator has in the credibility department that the CEO of BP doesn't have? Does the fact the BP CEO is a capitalist count against him?

Maybe it's because he's just a white CEO who doesn't want his tax dollars going towards inner city kids.

Oh Glenn, there you go again! Will you stop with your baseless accusations against this president?

OK, I'll stop... and let the president do it:

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OBAMA: And I really want to emphasize the word responsibility. Whether you are a white executive living out in the suburbs who doesn't want to pay taxes to inner city children for them to go to school…

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Yes, those white executives really hate inner city kids. Gee, that sounds an awful lot like profiling (the same practice the Department of Justice says we can't do against terrorists that don't exist).

It almost sounds like the president had his mind made up on this guy and anyone like him. The reason Obama doesn't want to meet with him is because the BP CEO doesn't advance the president's agenda. See, the president needs a villain and Tony Hayward is it. Every progressive president in history focused public anger and frustration on an easy target, instead of addressing the issues at hand. Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and FDR all used the same playbook — look it up.

Which brings me to another comparison: Obama is bashing the BP CEO without any of the facts. Why does that sound familiar? Oh, I remember. I don't have all the facts but the police acted stupidly:

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OBAMA: I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two that the Cambridge Police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home...

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Yeah but Glenn, the president changed his mind and he's going to meet with the BP guy!

True, but don't tell me this is some sort of fact-finding mission. The president already has his mind made up, just like the "police acted stupidly" beer summit. The bad guy was the judgmental, racist cop. The good guy was the gentile professor. And the savior was Barack Obama. That's how he sees it. But the evidence from the story and the pictures from the summit tell a completely different story. Why is the racist helping this man down the steps? Shouldn't he have tripped him up or something?

So there are three reactions without any facts. It's almost like he's generalizing, profiling and stereotyping.

Here's another comparison: Again, before having any of the facts, before even bothering to read the Arizona immigration law, President Obama called it a "poorly conceived law." That's weird, because his Department of Justice hadn't read it. Homeland Security hadn't read it. Yet he already made up his mind he wasn't going to meet with the governor of Arizona. And, without any facts whatsoever, he was already worried about what would happen to Hispanic Americans:

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OBAMA: Now suddenly, if you don't have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're going to be harassed, that's something that could potentially happen.

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Of course, the law specifically prohibits that exact behavior. But the president knows something that you don't know: Cops act stupidly! He doesn't need to actually talk with people — no, he already knows them. He knows that the typical white person has their reactions to meeting minorities "bred into them":

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OBAMA: The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experiences that don't go away...

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Thank goodness we have a president who isn't into profiling or stereotyping or anything like that.

One last comparison: The president is out looking for some "ass to kick" and he's outraged. Yet, three days after the Gulf explosion, the Dutch government offered ships and state of the art equipment. The administration said thanks, but no thanks.

Back on May 5, the administration announced that 13 international offers of help had been received and that decisions on what to accept would be made "in the next day or two." Two weeks later, the State Department said the government saw "no reason" to accept any of the offers. Now the president is saying it's an emergency. Really? Well, why did you turn down the help? In order to accept the foreign help, Obama would have to do exactly what George W. Bush did immediately after Katrina hit: Waive the Jones Act. It requires basically that all commercial acts conducted in U.S.-controlled waters be performed by U.S.-flagged ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

What possible logical reason would there be to call for all hands on deck in the biggest environmental emergency in the history of our country and then not sign this waiver? Is it possible that this administration is so in bed and beholden to the labor unions — who are complaining they'd lose jobs — that they are doing another favor for the unions?

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OBAMA: I've spent my entire adult life working with SEIU. I'm not a newcomer to this.

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No, seriously, don't worry. The president is definitely looking out for you. He's not putting SEIU first over you and health care. He's definitely not putting the dockworkers ahead of the environment or the fisherman in the Gulf spill.

It seems like the president already has his mind made up about a lot of things: CEOs, typical white people, Arizona cops, Cambridge cops and policies like cap-and-trade. And once the president's mind is made up, you aren't going to change it. Unless you are a dictator who wants to destroy Israel — here's Ahmadinejad: "We ask the West to remove what they created 60 years ago and if they do not listen to our recommendations, then the Palestinian nation and other nations will eventually do this for them.... Remove Israel before it is too late and save yourself from the fury of regional nations."

Yes, then we could talk. And maybe he'll listen to you.

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