The BP oil spill is all George Bush's fault.
Buffett, a supporter of President Barack Obama, said the roots of the spill lie with the administration of former President George Bush, which was often criticized for being too cozy with the petroleum industry.
"To me it was more about eight years of bad policy before (Obama) got there that let this happen. It was Dracula running the blood bank in terms of oil and leases," he said. "I think that has more to do with it than how the president reacted to it."
I don't care if he wants to support Barack Obama. We're a country of diverse political opinions and that's fine. But to conclude that George Bush is at fault here is crazy.
Obama's own Minerals Management Service has been allowing drilling without permits since 2009. Got that date? 2009.
Yes, the MMS was probably a sham even during George Bush's tenure, but Obama's been president now for over two years. That he never cleaned up MMS until a disaster fell in his lap is not George Bush's fault.
Sorry, Jimmy Buffett.
And if Buffett wants to get into the blame game, well, he's just being silly to overlook Obama's culpability here. Let's review, Mr. Buffett:
Via Gateway Pundit:
** Weeks after the explosion the feds only accepted assistance from 5 of 28 countries.
** It took the Obama Administration 53 days to accept help from the Dutch and British.
** It took them 58 days to mobilize the US military to the Gulf.
** The feds shut down crude-sucking barges due to fire extinguisher concerns.
** The Obama Administration ignore oil boom manufacturers that have miles of product stockpiled in their warehouses.
** They only have moved 31 of 2,000 oil skimmers to the disaster area off of Florida.
** Florida hired an additional 5 skimmer boats to operate off its coast due to federal inaction.
** There are no skimmer boats off the coast of Mississippi.
** The massive A-Boat skimmer won’t be allowed to join the cleanup effort until the Coast Guard and the EPA figure out whether it meets their standards.
** The feds shut down sand berm dredging off the Louisiana coast.
** The Obama Administration lied about the oil spill cleanup efforts to Louisiana officials.
Now shut up and sing. Raise some money or something.