Some People Say There's Obama to Blame, But You Know, It's George Bush's Fault…


The honorary mayor for life of Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett, weighs in on just who is responsible for the BP oil spill and lackadaisical government response:

Buffett, a supporter of President Barack Obama, said the roots of the spill lie with the administration of former President George Bush, which was often criticized for being too cozy with the petroleum industry.

"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," he said. "I think that has more to do with it than how the president reacted to it."

So have we gone from Dracula to Renfield playing Mr. Drysdale at the blood bank? More here.

Is it time for a little self-administered ass-kicking?


NEXT: The Government's Catastrophic Response to the Oil Disaster

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  1. But clearly not because of the 8 years prior to Bush. Nothing partisan here, move on.

  2. Wow, that is truly original. It’s Bush’s fault again. I am no Bush fan but at some point in a President’s administration you need to stop blaming the last President. If he looses the House and Senate in the midterms will that also be Bush’s fault?

    1. no, but Cheney may have something to do with it *cackling laughter heard in distance*

  3. All of those tourists covered with oil…

  4. Obama/The Left needs to finish opening the first envelope.

  5. Why does Reason hate black people?

    1. With the white-supremacist movement and KKK back at almost full strength, you should stop trying to blame African-Americans for everything and start writing about that. The overt racism against Obama is astonishing. Everywhere I go these days, people are calling him the “n—– President” like its nothing. Plus, everytime I put on Fox News, every right winger on there feels compelled to mention that Obama is black, as if we did not know already. The reason for that is obvious, which is to appeal to the whote racists that infect this country. If Obama loses in 2012, it’ll be because he is black, and for no other reason. If he was white, they’d be wanting to put him on Mt. Rushmore.

      1. Yes Vinny- it’s just The Man trying to keep a brother down.

      2. Vinny B. is on the march(see fifth comment on this link… looks similiar):…..lanet.html

      3. Vinny,

        Not one of your sentences was factually accurate. If you’re just going to make stuff up I would suggest the Huffington Post would be more suited to you.

  6. Ah, the one exception to the statist refusal to ever admit that the State can be wrong: it can be wrong when that other party is running it.

    1. Nicely stated.

  7. Someone’s angling for a personal exemption from the tanning-bed tax.

  8. Buffett, a supporter of President Barack Obama

    Stop. Right. There. No need to waste any more life on what Baron von Parrot thinks.

    Where does the root of 35 years of shitty music, food and tequila lie? Clearly, the plague of Jimmy Buffett is all Carter’s fault.

    1. Nope, believe it or not, G.W. Bush is actually responsible for Buffet’s career.

      See, it was a hot and hazy Texas afternoon, when Jimmy walked into that bar lookin for a gig….yadda yadda yadda, long story short, never try to go in on an 8-Ball with Dubya.

  9. Libertarian Fonzie will indeed kick ass.

    1. But, unless I am mistaken and I hope I am, “The Jacket” has been replaced by the “The Member’s Only Jacket.” Is the “The Member’s Only Jacket.” akin to Spiderman’s Black costume?

  10. Emperor Obama-McBurns: “Loose the house and senate!”
    Emmanuel Smiths: “Yes sir. Right away.”

    Populace flees in terror.

    1. Was supposed to be in reply to PIRS. I hate this system.

  11. Your so desperate to avoid accountability for the damage and deaths your free market beliefs have caused that you will lash out at anyone, hurt any victim that sheds light on your moral bankruptcy. But people are waking up, and there are enough of us who can see your eagerness to lay every blame on a left leaning black man and call it what it is.

    1. Key Lime Pie

      Original Recipe Yield 1 -9 inch pie


      * 1 cup white sugar
      * 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
      * 3 tablespoons cornstarch
      * 1/4 teaspoon salt
      * 2 cups water
      * 3 eggs
      * 1 tablespoon butter
      * 1/4 cup key lime juice
      * 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
      * 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
      * 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
      * 6 tablespoons white sugar


      1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
      2. Separate the eggs. Beat the egg yolks and set the whites aside.
      3. Combine the 1 cup white sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Gradually stir in the water. Cook over medium heat until thickened.
      4. Gradually stir the cooked sugar mixture into the beaten egg yolks, beating constantly. Return the mixture to low heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in the butter, lime juice and lime zest. Let mixture cool slightly.
      5. Beat egg whites until light and frothy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat in the remaining 6 tablespoons white sugar and beat until the meringue is stiff and glossy.
      6. Pour the lime filling into the prepared pie shell. Then pile the meringue on top, spreading it until it touches the edges of the pastry to prevent the meringue from shrinking. Bake pie at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 5 to 6 minutes or until meringue top is golden brown.

    2. “a principled libertarian”

      Uh, have you looked up the word “libertarian” in any dictionary?

      BTW, next post, save time and just type “racist”.

  12. Another troll who needs training wheels.

    You need to behave like you’ve actually got more than two brain cells floating in your head to pull it off.

    1. Serbian Jew Doublebluff Troll maybe?

  13. Jimmy Buffett’s music sucks, and his beer tastes like watered down Corona Light.

    1. More like “recycled Corona light” (aka pisswater)

  14. No, its not Obama’s fault. No, its not Bush’s fault. Neither one of them knew anything about oil or have any qualification to know how well or poorly the MMS was functioning. That was for the head of those departments. If I could shoot every pundit that tried to lay the blame (or credit) of any particular disaster (or miracle) at the feet of a sitting or past president, I think we could all get blissful silence pretty quick.\

    In conclusion, everyone can go suck a dick.

    1. That was for the head of those departments.

      Who are chosen by….?

      1. Who are chosen by….?

        The relevant MMS people in question are all career civil servants, most with twenty+ years of experience. Even the politically appointed ones were all promoted from within.

  15. Well, I’d no more take policy advice from Jimmy Buffett than I would from Barack Obama.

    1. Both ranking just below Ted Nugent.

  16. All I’d like to see is some Obama supporter blaming the oil spill on eight years of bad Bush policies to add a “And, yeah, 9/11 was the result of eight years of Clinton’s bad policies.”

    Seriously, just once. Goose, gander.

  17. BP does want a Carbon cap and trade system…just sayin.

  18. Shut up and sing, Jimmy- you are the people our parents warned us about!

  19. I once purchased Margaritaville flip-flops and tequila thinking “Wow, if anyone would know about flip-flops and tequila it would be Jimmy Buffett!”
    Well, the flip-flops turned my feet blue and the tequila froze.

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