Gulf Coast rebound defies Obama's doomsaying
Fox News has just reported some great news, "Gulf Coast Sees Record Rebound After Deepwater Horizon Spill".
Along the beaches of the Gulf Coast, 2011 ends with a surprise that no one expected this soon: a post-oil spill rebound in tourism, and record-setting at that. The year of 2010, of course, goes down as the horrible, lost period thanks to BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster, the largest oil spill in this nation's history. This year wraps up with not only better tourism numbers than before the oil spill, but better than any year on record. Florida's oil-impacted beaches in the Panhandle saw tourism shoot up 61 percent over 2010. Alabama rose 51 percent, while Mississippi gained 7 percent.
This news is a rebuke to President Obama, who went on national TV from the Oval Office, on June 15, 2010, to read from his Teleprompter:
"Already this oil spill is the worst environment disaster America has ever faced. And unlike an earthquake or a hurricane, it's not a single day event that does its damage in a matter of minutes or days. The millions of gallons of oil that have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico are more like an epidemic that we will be fighting for months and even years."
It kind of spoils the narrative to have the Gulf Coast rebound so well and so fast! But be sure to watch the video of Obama's dramatic reading. You see it all, the drilling moratorium, the green energy agenda that will provide millions of jobs (at Solyndra perhaps?), the evil energy corporations and their reckless polluting ways. All of this baloney was a last ditch effort to pass Cap & Trade and thereby seize control of the energy business and a vast new stream of tax revenue for his "social justice" agenda.
Show this video to the American people along with a graph showing gasoline pump prices during his administration and Obama is done.