Ever at the ready to undermine the authority of our socialist president, the GOP’s biggest and baddest yammerer, Rush Limbaugh, and some of his like-minded friends jumped on the opportunity to repurpose the Gulf Coast oil spill, rhetorically transforming the eco-corporate disaster into “Obama’s Katrina.”
Of course, in so doing they also revisited and reaffirmed what a travesty Katrina was for the Bush administration. Rushie, you’re doing a heckuva job. —KA
New York Daily News:
As the massive oil slick started washing up on the shores of the Gulf Coast, waves of right-wing radio criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the environmental crisis began hitting the White House.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called the oil slick “Obama’s Katrina.”
“He’s getting even with his country for all of its transgressions in the past,” Limbaugh said on his Friday show. “So we got an oil slick, added benefit, now he can cancel offshore drilling.”