Wednesday, January 26, 2011

You're Doin' A Heckuva Job Browner - 2

In the first post of this series, we explored the campaign promises concerning what were supposed to become the environmental policies of candidate Obama.

We pointed out how he had promised that those environmental policies would be paramount, because at that time candidate Obama really, really wanted to become President Obama.

To do that he had to consider the reality of good environmentalism that was harbored within those who were supporting him then:
In Barack Obama’s primary-campaign victory speech, in St. Paul, Minnesota, he said that his election would be a historical turning point on two pressing issues: health care and climate change. “We will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick,” he said. “When the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” During the campaign, he often argued that climate change was an essential part of a national energy strategy. “Energy we have to deal with today,” Obama said in a debate with McCain. “Health care is priority No. 2.
(You're Doin' A Heckuva Job Browner). Looking back, we see that not only were we taken aback by Deepwater Horizon, we were falsely taken in by Barak.

That post also pointed out that Browner had been EPA head during the Bill Clinton presidency, but that her Obama Administration policies had become as different as night and day.

She had become a turncoat in order to convince Obama to open up deep water to the drug peddling oil barons:
The strategy had risks, including the possibility that expanded drilling off America’s coast could lead to a dangerous spill. But Browner, the head of the E.P.A. for eight years under Clinton, seemed to think the odds of that were limited. “Carol Browner says the fact of the matter is that the technology is so good that after Katrina there was less spillage from those platforms than the amount you spill in a year filling up your car with gasoline,” the White House official said. “So, given that, she says realistically you could expand offshore drilling.”
(Id.). We pointed out that she persuaded him to do the opposite of what he indicated he would do when he was only a candidate.

Then came his infamous "offshore drilling is cool you left wing jerks speech" followed six weeks later by the fireworks of Deepwater Horizon, the greatest and still ongoing ecological disaster ever.

To top off the collapse of either his soul or his front, he publicly baptized his little girls in the Oilah Akbar waters of the Gulf of Mexico so all could see his faith in big oil.

Some in the media don't get it, because they are exclaiming that her leaving signals a change in policy:
Carol Browner, the president's top energy and environmental adviser will be stepping down in the coming weeks. Her departure is just the latest amid a virtual makeover of Obama's staff as he moves closer to the center and positions himself as more business-friendly.
(Public Radio). It is easy to say "good riddance turncoat", but can we say that no one who will replace her could be worse, the way Obama is spiraling out of control into the bedrock of right wing lunacy?

I would not be surprised to see the head of BP replacing Browner, since Obama is steering full steam into the W direction, taking us to oblivion as the right wing cries and complains about him not doing it fast enough.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.


  1. If not the head of BP, maybe Newt, because he is saying the EPA (which Reagan formed) should be abolished.

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  3. There's only two possible explanations for NoBama's GOP friendly posture these days.

    The MSM explanation is that he's catering to his newly realized "centrist democratic/Republican base," or some such BS. The trouble with this explanation is that there ARE NO centrist Republicans in existence. They're a text book anomaly only. And although there are a few "centrist democrats," aka "blue dogs," left in existence, they're a small fraction of the party and politically totally impotent.

    The REAL explanation is that NoBama's been working for the other side all along. His entire presidency was designed from the start to be nothing more than a four year placeholder through some rocky economic times to ruin the democratic brand for good (check), demoralize remaining dems so that they either drop out of politics altogether or are forced to reorganize in disarray (in progress), revitalize the GOP/T Party base around a few knee-jerk issues (check), continue and/or expand MOMCOM's wars of imperialism (check), continue and increase the funneling of tax payer money into the hands of the financial elite (DOUBLE check), serve up the 2012 elections across the board to the GOP on a silver platter (soon to be check), AND, send a loud and clear "SCREW YOU! We the elite are actually running things and will do WHATEVER WE DAMN WELL PLEASE regardless of election outcomes!" message to the electorate (TRIPLE check).

    There's a reason NoBama always looks so chipper during his public appearances. He realizes he's being evaluated by a different score card. While liberal enthusiasts bash the guy with reckless abandon daily, NoBama is checking off his accomplishments one by one, with a handsome payday in 2012 now clearly in sight. Might be the most lucrative four year gig in history.

    Good work NoBama!

  4. Hey gang,

    The main stream media of MOMCOM is spinning this in a way that raises a question:

    "If we destroy civilization in a bi-partisan manner isn't that cool?"

    The rest of the world has not been consulted, BTW.

  5. The term "bi-partisan" is simply a code word for "status quo," "corporatist", or "business as usual." At least in 2012 the blinders will (hopefully) come off for good. Anyone still supporting NoBama as a "liberal" is just too stupid to talk to, which come to think of it, describes at least half of the US electorate.

    Who knows, maybe corporate America will embrace the two-faced bastard and get him reelected, but it damn sure won't be the idealistic liberal base that put him there in the first place. One can only hope there's a special place in hell for such an opportunistic, lying, fraud, but that's of little consolation in the here and now.

    Honestly, I'd support a Palin/Bachmann ticket before I'd waste another vote on NoBama. At least then we'd have some much needed comedic relief, which I have a feeling we're REALLY gonna need in the coming years. I call it the counter vote, or, if they won't give us a real alternative, vote for the candidates who are sure to gum up the works the most. Hey, if we're goin' down, by god let's do it with some style!

  6. On the State of the Union:


    Hogwash, Mr. President
    by Robert Scheer | January 26, 2011 - 11:28am

    What is the state of the union? You certainly couldn’t tell from that platitudinous hogwash that the president dished out Tuesday evening. I had expected Barack Obama to be his eloquent self, appealing to our better nature, but instead he was mealy-mouthed in avoiding the tough choices that a leader should delineate in a time of trouble. He embraced clean air and a faster Internet while ignoring the depth of our economic pain and the Wall Street scoundrels who were responsible—understandably so, since they so prominently populate the highest reaches of his administration. He had the effrontery to condemn “a parade of lobbyists” for rigging government after he appointed the top Washington representative of JPMorgan Chase to be his new chief of staff.

    [close quote]

    Indeed, "Mr President," indeed!

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