Of course forest fires have been raging out there for the past two weeks but since Obama couldn’t be bothered to even place a call to Colorado’s governor in all that time, he obviously isn’t aware of any problem. When he learns of this, will he send Michelle in his stead? Where is Michelle these days, anyway?
George Bush, by the way, has called the Governor but then he’s not running for reelection and so has time on his hands.
Readers of the comment section of this blog may remember Dollar Bill’s furious denunciation of “Tea Baggers” a month ago when similar fires struck New Mexico, demanding to know if small government types were satisfied with the destruction their philosophy, if not their acts (we haven’t taken control yet) have caused.
Turns out, DB should be directing his hysteria towards himself and his fellow “environmentalists” for suing to prevent the use of fire retardants in National Forests and towards their Messiah, who slashed the Forest Service’s fire-fighting fleet by 75%
As fire rages out of control on the edge of Colorado Springs, threatening lives and property, it is time we listen to those who have warned us about the negative effect environmentalists and President Barack Obama have had on the federal government’s ability to fight fires.
Much of what’s burning is the Pike National Forest, which is federal property. Yet it took almost three days to get federal fire fighting aircraft off the ground to begin dumping meaningful loads of slurry to slow the fire’s growth. Because the Forest Service has a shortage of planes, Air Force C-130s finally joined the effort Monday afternoon to battle a fire that began Saturday morning.
[...] The Obama administration canceled the government’s contract with Aero Union — a company with 60 employees that had been under contract with the Forest Service for 50 years. Though it canceled that contract, the administration had no plan for an immediate replacement. Aero Union CEO Britt Gourley told Human Events the administration provided no details on why the contract was ended.
“They didn’t want to talk about it,” Gourley said of Obama administration officials.