No more do we have to wait for the bushies to think up a voodoo thingy like "voodoo economics".
The voodoo oil spill near the Mississippi delta "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico has now reached the shore.
I did a little digging over at the all things environmental propaganda site, paid for by the taxpayers, and came across some of the language that has not been scrubbed yet:
On March 31, 2010, the President and the Secretary announced the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Strategy as part of President Obama’s comprehensive energy plan for the country. The Department is pursuing a balanced, science-based strategy for exploring and developing oil and gas resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.(Federal Minerals Management Service, emphasis added). So basically the only reason the Obama Administration is not doing exactly what Bush II wanted to do is because a court ordered them not to?
The strategy will guide the current 2007-2012 offshore oil and gas leasing program, which is being revised under the Court’s order that one facet of the section 18 analysis was flawed, as well as the new 2012-2017 program that will supersede the 2010-2015 Draft Proposed Program (DPP) issued by the prior Administration.
According to that site, it was March 31 when they declared "a balanced, science-based strategy"; which lasted all of three weeks until the Deepwater Horizon exploded, then sank a day or so later, to pollute the world like only an Exxon Valdez oil queen could do.
The Obama Administration ploughed into the fog of offshore drilling at full speed, even though disasters are foreseeable, just like it ploughed into the fog of bailouts at full speed.
Once one enters into the fog, a whole world of apologies, cover ups, and rationales commence, beginning with "it was not foreseeable", "no one could see this coming" (what about the Earth Day protesters?).
Posts on this blog have shown that these events were foreseeable: Iraq war debacle, the Afghanistan mess and pull-out fantasy, the decline of U.S. reputation in the world, the financial crisis, and this environmental disaster, all were foreseeable.
But when an administration will not consider sound foreign or domestic policy, it is bound to blunder into situations where that administration's best friend is propaganda.
Yes, see through propaganda that damages a nation.
UPDATE: Here is a link to Daily Kos where some proof of the brain damage that has been done to the right wingnuts is being discussed.
UPDATE 2: The U.S. government has banned offshore drilling, to some extent, until they find out what caused the ongoing catastrophe (clue: you caused it by poo pooing the warnings year after year ... remember those "tired arguments" you said we are making Obama?).