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Image BP has apparently created the mother of all oil spills right in our own backyard. It seems like only yesterday that everyone around here was shouting “drill, baby, drill”, imitating Sarah Palin during her unsuccessful 2008 vice-presidential race. Why are all those Palin supporters now silent. Recently the comments and blogs in the Advocate were filled with hateful venom rallying against the government takeover of healthcare. Now the same people are calling for a massive government takeover of BP's wild well deep in the Gulf of Mexico. What changed these free-market Libertarians and Teabag activists who until recently were calling for total deregulation of the oil industry and letting the free market solve our energy problems?

Several of the regular bloggers in here have been speculating that the Obama administration was going to shut down the oil drilling industry. When Obama announced he was opening up new offshore areas for drilling,these people critized him for not going further. Now these same individuals critizice the president for not doing enough to kill the blowout well in the Gulf.

Sidewalk superintendents that don't have a clue are a dime a dozen. The ignorant, the uninformed, those who see a political gain in a tragedy of unparalled dimensions are shameless oportunists who do great harm to our country. To me, these people are traitors.

“Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised” Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy