While Colorado burns, conservatives have looked for ways to blame it on President Obama.
Some of the same people who have bashed the president as a big government, big spending liberal now say a wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in the conservative stronghold of Colorado Springs can be blamed on the president because he has been too slow to spend money to beef up the federal fleet of air tankers.
The meme began more than a week ago when pundit Michelle Malkin, who lives in Colorado Springs, wrote a piece for the National Review Online titled “Obama Bureaucrats Are Fueling Wildfires.”
“The Obama administration’s neglect of the federal government’s aerial-tanker fleet raises acrid questions about its core public-safety priorities,” she wrote.
Hmmm - let us dissect this interesting little conundrum here shall we?
Has it not been the conservatives and Republicans throwing bombastic temper tantrums about government spending - day in, day out, ad nauseum? Are they completely clueless to the fact that the fleet of Aerial Firefighting Tanker planes are funded, maintained and operated with taxpayer dollars?
Do these same myopic conservatives realize that most of the brave firefighting men and women who are putting their own lives on the line battling these monster wild fires are federal employees - employees whose jobs the conservatives would love to either eliminate or scale back in numbers?
And tell me please - exactly who was it (my memory escapes me at this instant) that made a public statement recently saying that America doesn't need any more Teachers, Police and Firefighters? Darn! Who was it that said that? . . . . . . Oh - that's right!! It was the Republican nomine for President - a fellow by the name of Willard Mitt Romney [ LINK HERE ]. Imagine that huh?
But honestly speaking - I do feel terrible for the people whose lives are being turned upside down, and in many cases, destroyed by these awful wild fires. But you know what folks? And this message is aimed specifically at those conservatives who have been working to "drown government" in a bathtub for years and gut all types of services that benefit all Americans - so to those conservatives - if your house burnt to the ground - "Talk to the hand, 'cause the face don't wanna hear it anymore."