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Friday, December 30, 2011

A Round of Gulf for Obama

Timothy Birdnow

Our old friend Al (neither Gore, nor Quaida) forwards this American Thinker piece:

Seems the Gulf Coast economy has come roaring back, despite the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

What the government did was shameful; Obi Bam Balogna and his minions made the Gulf sound like Oil-megeddon, as if the beaches were black with tar and so slick (and oily) that Bill Clinton himself could not compete. The reality is that only a couple of places saw any tarballs at all, and the great crisis passed quickly and rather painlessly. But the Anointed (with oil) Obama still spoke as if the Second Trumpet of Revelation had sounded:

"The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed." (Revelation 8:8-9)

This justified his Gulf drilling ban, and wrecked the economy of the Gulf resort communities. Most of the beaches along the Gulf were just fine, but the government strangled them. It should be noted that the Gulf states have been trending Republican in recent years, and that Obama won only Florida of all those states in the 2008 election.

So, Il Duce could punish his enemies, drive gas prices high, and put the oil industry under his bony little thumb all at once!

But the Gulf has come back economically, despite his best efforts.

The Gulf is the resort community of choice for common beachgoers; it's close to the Midwest and Texas, and relatively inexpensive. Given the wonderful economy bequeethed us by Barack Hussein, people were willing to face tarballs and sticky sand for a few days in the sun rather than pay the higher prices for a trip to the cold Atlantic or colder Pacific. Had this happened during prosperous times the Gulf recovery would likely be sluggish, held back while other areas did windfall business. But in a struggling economy those with the money to go went there rather than elsewhere - especially with the great deals being offered to vacationers.

And, despite Obi's best efforts, the fishing came back, as did the rest. You just can't keep a good Manitou down!

The U.S. economy is something far larger than anyone can really conceive, and the worst the government can do ultimately can't keep it down. That's not to say government can't do terrible damage; clearly, the doldrums we have suffered in the last three years are a result of insane Keynsian policies. But this won't last forever.

Which is cause for some concern; when Adolf Hitler was elevated to power, the economy of Germany began a huge recovery, a natural part of the business cycle. Hitler claimed credit, and went on to clamp down, turning himself from Chancellor to Fuehrer, absolute ruler. Should the U.S. economy rebound next year, Obama will be re-elected, and a new wave of poverty will be waiting - and his socialist schemes will be implemented.

This is going to be a close thing, folks.

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