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Obama’s Potemkin Presidency

It is becoming increasingly clear that neither Obama nor his administration nor the Democrat Congress are up to the task of governance. Yesterday we chronicled the shouting match between former MMS director Liz Birnbaum and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that resulted in her being fired shortly before she was scheduled to testify before a Congressional subcommittee headed by the corrupt Jim Moran on the lackadaisical efforts of the administration to ameliorate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The ineffectualness of the administration was on display for all to see this week. Over a month after the spill began, Obama was able to take time away from his busy schedule of back to back vacations to visit the Gulf. He was there for about three hours — which would equate to about nine holes of golf — gave an insipid speech and left. And then there was this:

Perhaps you saw news footage of President Obama in Grand Isle, La., on Friday and thought things didn’t look all that bad. Well, there may have been a reason for that: The town was evidently swarmed by an army of temp workers to spruce it up for the president and the national news crews following him.

Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts, whose district encompasses Grand Isle, told Yahoo! News that BP bused in “hundreds” of temporary workers to clean up local beaches. And as soon as the president was en route back to Washington, the workers were clearing out of Grand Isle too, Roberts said.

If there was ever an appropriate metaphor for Obama’s total absence of leadership or even interest the Gulf oil spill is it. It has demonstrated both the administration’s general lack of concern about anything other than imposing a socialist agenda upon an unwilling nation and the inability of the administration to address any crisis without seeking to further its political aims.

Hopefully, November will see at least the House of Representatives freed from the thrall of these cretins and an effective regime of oversight can be imposed upon federal agencies saturated with political operatives and activists who could care less about their duty or the nation.

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