Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Slapped down

Federal Judge Martin L.C. Feldman has issued an injunction stopping the Obama Administration's unilateral moratorium on deep-water drilling in the Gulf (which would have seriously negatively affected innocent oil companies as well as further devastated the local economy), effectively reminding Dear Leader that the rule of law indeed exists and that he and his minions can't literally just make things up as they go along:
"'Much to the government's discomfort and this Court's uneasiness, the summary also states that 'the recommendations contained in this report have been peer-reviewed by seven experts identified by the National Academy of Engineering.' As the plaintiffs, and the experts themselves, pointedly observe, this statement was misleading,' Judge Feldman said in his 22-page ruling."  (Emphasis ours)

The judge is being too kind - it was an outright falsehood, just like the opinions of experts in such diverse areas as health care, the economy and foreign policy were twisted beyond all recognition to appear to support Obama's positions on those subjects as well, even though they did no such thing.  How's that "transparency" thing working out, Mr. President?

This outright ban on drilling was comparable to taking all the semis off the highway because one company had a rollover accident.  Obama had no authority to implement such a ban on his own, as he has now found out. 

He apparently still hasn't learned anything, though - he plans to appeal the decision, wasting even more of our taxpayer dollars in the process.

And the train keeps rolling along.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It turns out that the judge held oil company stock -- companies directly affected by the drilling ban -- and didn't recuse himself or admit it. He should be removed.