It looks like Obama is slowly losing his grip on reality.
President Barack Obama said Friday that some members of Congress should share the blame for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
In an interview with POLITICO, the president said: “I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in case of a catastrophic spill, there are folks up there, who will not be named, who would have said this is classic, big-government overregulation and wasteful spending.”
But Mr. President – you didn’t go up there. You can’t take credit for things you never did, and claim the other party was bad because they might have opposed things you never did.
The president also implied that anti-big government types such as Tea Party activists were being hypocritical on the issue.
“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.”
But Mr President – nobody said the government should stop doing everything. Nobody said that government should stop make safety inspections, or anything of the sort. Mr President, can you tell the difference between a government that takes over health care, puts the nation into ruinous debt, and intrudes into every aspect of our lives, and one that inspects meat, makes safety inspections and so on?
You went to Harvard.
Surely you can make that distinction.