Go ahead, America — keep electing RepublicansJune 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: Bobby Jindal, BP, Gulf of Mexico, Haley Barbour, Mississippi, Mississippi Sound, oil spill
(ThinkProgress) “The most important thing right now is the 2010 elections,” [Mississippi Governor Haley] Barbour told reporters.
Continuing his record of dismissing the magnitude of the BP disaster, Barbour said on Friday after he returned to Mississippi that major slicks miles long within the Mississippi Sound “shouldn’t be a cause for alarm.”
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The system for responding to a major oil spill depends on coordination between the federal government, the responsible oil company, and the state government. Out of the 6,000 National Guard troops President Obama has authorized for response in Mississippi, Haley Barbour has mobilized only 58. However, he has declared today to be a Day of Prayer “to remember the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”
This is what you get when you elect people who believe that Government should be drowned in the bathtub — people who are incompetent to govern.
Barbour is going to wait for that oil to wash ashore and then scream and bitch, like Jindal, that it’s Obama’s fault that Mississippi’s entire coast is rendered uninhabitable by man or beast.