But that's another post, under another category, for another day. There is a more important flaw that I'd like to highlight here.
No doubt you have heard that the chief parrot brain is going to do a benefit for victims of the Gulf oil disaster, which is a good thing. But in the midst of his planned act of altruism, when discussing the "how we got to this point" aspect of this tragedy, he cannot resist making ignorant statements like this one:
"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. I think that has more to do with it than how the president reacted to it."
I do not mind saying that Jimmy Buffet (like many other entertainers) is a good entertainer. I have liked some of his music and I hear he is a great performer. But it is overly apparent that he is an idiot when it comes to some of the things that matter most in life.
Evidently, he doesn't have a lot of critical thinking skills.
If he did, they could get him out of this mess despite the fact that he doesn't know history very well -- despite the fact that he has a degree in history. Maybe the reefer he smoked back then rewired the circuits in his brain. I cannot say for sure on that one, but he has missed the mark.
You see, George W. Bush was only one year old when drilling and exploration began in the Gulf of Mexico. He was only a teenager when the first semi-submersible oil rig was used there.
He did not start it, he did not invent it. He was not in office when BP was given a pass on rigorous inspections that might have prevented this mess. He wasn't around when BP gave massive amounts of money to the Obama campaign in the 2008 election, so as to gain government favor(s) in the race for green technology.
Besides all of these little sticky things we call facts, old Jimmy still finds a way to do the only thing an entire administration and congress can do. And that is to deflect responsibility - for their many dismal failures. That is why they blindly and ignorantly blame George W. Bush for everything that has ever befallen mankind, since the fall of Adam and Eve.
If use logic to sort this out, I would think it would be simple to follow. For a promoter of the Gulf lifestyle and culture to not recognize that the events leading up to this mess (and the willful obstruction of recovery efforts) were the results of the Obama Administration's incompetence, is anything but remarkable.