Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.
Towns along the coast are through waiting for the government's help.
"It's the most frustrating thing," the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. "Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges."
Again, the Regime is not only not doing it's best, but doing the opposite of what works. It's been the mantra of the Obama Regime from day 1: Mr opposite. Whatever Bush would have done, or anyone with a scintilla of common sense, Obama does the opposite. While this worked for George Costanza on Seinfeld, it isn't working for The Messiach of Marxism. He isn't George Costanza and this isn't freaking television, although I am sure Larry David could make a sitcom from The Regime.
Sixteen barges sat stationary today, although they were sucking up thousands of gallons of BP's oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk.
"These barges work. You've seen them work. You've seen them suck oil out of the water," said Jindal.
Well Bobby, don't worry. Obama will don his cape and suck the oil up with a straw. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.
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