Politico interview Friday, Obama blamed members of congress "who will not be named" that might have resisted calls for stronger regulation of oil companies. Not that Obama had any intention of introducing stronger regulations. This is another pathetic attempt by Obama to place blame for his failures and those of his Administration.
Obama also blamed the Tea Partiers. Redstate has the full story, but here's the essential quote:
“Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much,” Obama said. “Some of the same people who are saying the president needs to show leadership and solve this problem are some of the same folks who, just a few months ago, were saying this guy is trying to engineer a takeover of our society through the federal government that is going to restrict our freedoms.”As usual, Obama has it backwards. The problem with BP isn't that we didn't have enough federal regulations, it's that HIS Administration didn't do the oversight function they are REQUIRED to do. (See here, here, here and here)
I doubt there is ONE Tea Partier who would oppose appropriate federal oversight of offshore oil drilling. This disaster and disdain for Obama's lame response has nothing to do with Tea Party concerns over Obama's efforts to "restrict our freedom's."
Obama has already taken over the auto companies, banks, insurance and now health care. Yet, he can't even fulfill his primary responsibility as President (and he IS the #1 person responsible for oversight of offshore oil production) to assure safe operation of oil rigs and oversee cleanup.
Blaming the Tea Partiers is just the latest in a sad display of fingerpointing and blameshifting from Obama. A man who is obviously unequal to the task of being President. It's no surprise that poll after poll shows the American people BLAME OBAMA for much of the mess!
Obama says he's looking for an "ass to kick." I can't think of a bigger ASS than Obama!