In these last days of the 2012 presidential campaign, Republicans are busy making asses of themselves by making wild speculations that Barack Obama is covering up secret Islamic symbolism on his wedding ring, and making demands to see Obama’s college records, as if he’s applying to graduate school, and not for a second term as President of the United States. The accusations are so absurd that the reflect more on the people making them than they do on the Obama himself.
That’s not to say that there aren’t valid criticisms to be made of Barack Obama. There are, but the most alarming revelations about Obama come from the Left, not the Right. This week, for example, Greenpeace has discovered, within government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, that the Obama Administration purposefully withheld from the American public information about whales that had been killed or covered with oil that came from BP’s Macondo Well, underneath the wrecked Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Why did Obama cover up this information, falsely minimizing the impact of the oil spill on the ecological integrity of the Gulf of Mexico? Why is Barack Obama now campaigning for the expansion of offshore oil drilling, rather than the restriction of the dangerous practice?
Questions like these were not asked during any of the presidential debates this year. That’s because, in order to achieve electoral victory, the Democratic Party has abandoned commitment to the goal of environmental responsibility IF you want an environmentalist in the White House, Mitt Romney is a poor choice, but Barack Obama isn’t much better.