POTUS: Hey, let’s talk about energy policy but don’t mention the BP oil spill
We can’t have Obama-led government incompetence suck up all the oxygen in the room now, can we?
That wouldn’t be prudent:
In the wake of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama today summoned a bipartisan group of over 20 senators to the White House to push for energy and climate change legislation.
But one thing the President did not want to talk about at the meeting was the BP disaster, a Republican source told ABC News. And that, the source said, led to a pointed exchange with GOP senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee.
“The priority should be fixing the oil spill,” Alexander told the President, according to the source. “That’s what any meeting about energy should be about.”
But when Alexander tried to interject the BP leak into the meeting, the source said, the President told the senator, “That’s just your talking point.”
Retorted Alexander, “No, it’s my opinion.”
Senator Alexander made the critical mistake of highlighting a situation where government is not only not a solution, but impeding progress towards a solution.
Given that the Barack Obama is all about bigger and intrusive government, bringing up such issues are verboten. Government, and by extension, Barack Obama, can only do good things.
Once again, it’s all about Obama. Narcissism prevails in this White House.