Peter Fonda to Obama: ‘You Are a F***ing Traitor’

Peter Fonda launched a four-letter attack on US President Barack Obama at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, calling him a traitor over the handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.

The star of the 1969 road movie “Easy Rider” was in Cannes for the premiere of “The Big Fix” by Rebecca and Josh Tickell, the only feature documentary in the official selection at the Cannes film festival this year.

Fonda — a keen environmentalist and co-producer of the film which centres on the explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon, the ensuing spill and its consequences — accused Washington of trying to gag reporting on the issue.

“I sent an email to President Obama saying, ‘You are a f(expletive) traitor,’ using those words… ‘You’re a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military — in this case the coastguard — what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do’.”

Here’s the story liberal mainstream media won’t report on Obama’s permitorium

Washington Examiner

Soon after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy began in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama imposed a moratorium on all off-shore drilling for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico.

The moratorium was lifted, finally, after a federal judge twice ruled the administration’s approach was illegal, but not soon enough to prevent thousands of jobs from being lost around the Gulf coast, and not just in the energy industry.

Despite the lost jobs and economic growth from the moratorium, the Obama administration policy transformed into a permitorium following the litigation in federal courts. For months now, federal bureaucrats in the Department of Interior and elsewhere in Washington have slow-walked drilling permit applications in every conceivable manner.

Those continuing delays contribute directly to spiralling gas prices because wells in the Gulf of Mexico account for about a third of the oil produced in this country.

Among the most prominent victims of the Obama energy policy is Seahawk Drilling, which was forced into receivorship following imposition of the moratorium and the loss of shallow-water drilling that was the heart of the firm’s business model.

Seahawk CEO Randall Stilley talks about his company’s agonies in this video jointly produced by the Institute for Energy Research and The Heritage Foundation: