The iconic former Bush FEMA Director, Michael “Heckuva job, Brownie” Brown, said on both FOX News and CNN:
“This is exactly what they want, because now he [President Obama] can pander to the environmentalists and say, ‘I’m going to shut it down because It’s too dangerous,’ while Mexico and China and everybody else drills in the Gulf. We’re going to get shut down.”
Does anybody actually care what Michael ‘Brownie’ Brown thinks? Of course, Fox News listeners absorbed it all like sponges and their conspiracy theories were satiated for 24 hours like a good dog and its bone.
No doubt Beck and Limbaugh threw some scraps of red meat down to the dogs, too.
Joseph Palermo on the Huffington Post made an interesting observation on this newest Gulf Coast disaster, a point that I was thinking about too. He writes,
“Unlike Katrina when the southern wing of the Republican Party, which at the time included the Bush Administration, could blow off the crisis because the people doing most of the suffering were black – today’s spill in the Gulf is very different. This time around it’s going to hit a lot of those white Redneck cracker barrels who voted for George W. Bush and by extension Heckuva Job Brownie too, (as well as Haley Barbour and Bobby Jindal and the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008).”
Redneck cracker barrels. That’s classic! As he has earned a Doctorate in American History from Cornell University, I suppose he is qualified to identify redneck cracker barrels when he sees them.
Yes, it’s the southern whites this time. is that why so many GOP talking heads are somehow trying to blame Obama for this BP disaster? You know, the black president causing problems for the white folks down there?
Palermo goes on:
“This time around a lot of white folks on the Gulf Coast are going to lose their livelihoods because they were stupid enough and racist enough to vote for the “Drill, Baby, Drill” crowd, which is nothing more than a collection of radicals who despise any constraints on the ability of corporations to exploit the land, labor, and resources of this country. The ordinary white folks down South who hate “Big Government” even to the point of opting out of health care reform and the stimulus now want “Big Government” to save their sorry Southern asses from the same corporate elites they helped put in power during the glorious Bush years.”
Stupid enough and racist enough. That’s simple enough to understand. I get it.
‘ Nuff said.