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Obama blasts BP: 'We will bring those responsible to justice'
The Hill ^ | 6/01/10 | Sam Youngman

Posted on 06/01/2010 10:58:51 AM PDT by mdittmar

President Barack Obama on Tuesday used the strongest language yet to suggest that BP could face charges in connection with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and the resulting oil spill, saying if any laws were broken, “my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice.”

The president met Tuesday morning with former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham (Fla.) and William Reilly, the Republican former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, the co-chairmen of a bipartisan commission tasked with exploring the causes of the disaster and safeguards for future offshore drilling.

“If our laws were broken, leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice," Obama said from the White House Rose Garden. 

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Use to be Bushs' fault,now 0 is stealing his lines;)
1 posted on 06/01/2010 10:58:51 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Start with the guy he sees in the mirror.


2 posted on 06/01/2010 10:59:30 AM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: mdittmar

I’m sorry but when did BP get upgraded to being terrorists?


3 posted on 06/01/2010 10:59:50 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: mdittmar

Mr. President: http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/shutup.wav


4 posted on 06/01/2010 11:00:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: mdittmar

“If our laws were broken, leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice,” Obama said from the White House Rose Garden.

Unless of course it has to do with Immigration. Break those laws all you want! We pick and choose laws to enforce at our whim!!!


5 posted on 06/01/2010 11:00:18 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: mdittmar

Does ANYONE still actually believe this guy anymore? about anything?


6 posted on 06/01/2010 11:00:19 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: mdittmar

If I were employed by BP, this would certainly encourage me to take risks to get this under control /s


7 posted on 06/01/2010 11:01:01 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: mdittmar

Justice huh? Leftist code word for taking other peoples wealth and re-distributing it.


8 posted on 06/01/2010 11:01:15 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: mdittmar

This is a guy that believes that government is the seat of all power and all wisdom.

If a sparrow falls from the sky, someone somewhere needs to pay.


9 posted on 06/01/2010 11:01:38 AM PDT by marron
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To: mdittmar

You stole my line...


10 posted on 06/01/2010 11:01:39 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Soul Seeker

That’ll work real great. When you can’t figure out what else to do—charge the people working on the problem with a crime. Just like the Stalinist he is.


11 posted on 06/01/2010 11:01:43 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Soul Seeker

Wasn’t that rig in international waters?


12 posted on 06/01/2010 11:01:44 AM PDT by donhunt (I used to have a US senator who lived in a compound. He's dead now.)
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To: NMEwithin

If you are asking me personally, the answer is, “No.” And I never believed him about anything to begin with either.


13 posted on 06/01/2010 11:02:18 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: NMEwithin


Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano said that the President had put her in charge of rounding up the BP culprits, and that she will set out on her mission as soon as her light sabre is recharged.
14 posted on 06/01/2010 11:02:40 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: mdittmar

the iranians, north koreans, russians, and chinese laugh at him to his face, but, by GOD, he will bring BP to HEEL.


15 posted on 06/01/2010 11:02:59 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: mdittmar

But I thought Obama accepted responsibility? I must be confused.


16 posted on 06/01/2010 11:03:18 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: mdittmar

Impotent but putting on the macho act.


17 posted on 06/01/2010 11:03:41 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: mdittmar

Oh joy, now we will have BP executives and senior operations staff relocating outside of the US to avoid prosecution while the disaster is still ongoing.


18 posted on 06/01/2010 11:03:46 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: donhunt

Wasn’t that rig in international waters?......

No, Federal waters.


19 posted on 06/01/2010 11:04:07 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: mdittmar
Uh-Oh!

Sounds like Bammy has reasoned that Karl Rove is responsible for the BP explosion and leak with all the dynamite left over from destroying the World Trade Towers and New Orleans levees.

20 posted on 06/01/2010 11:04:14 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: mdittmar

Plug your pie hole zero.


21 posted on 06/01/2010 11:04:53 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: mdittmar

yea... those that took monies to prepare for such an event, only to squander it for personal and political gain, never having bought the required equipment to deal with the disaster.

and to compound the ‘error in judgment’ would be their lackadaisical attitude in dealing with the event... taking over a MONTH to respond.

yea... those people need to be brought to justice!


22 posted on 06/01/2010 11:04:56 AM PDT by sten
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To: mdittmar

BP is done, at least in the USA. Obama will give the green-light for bankruptcy and Govt takeover.


23 posted on 06/01/2010 11:05:00 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: mdittmar

Translation: If you guys make space for a couple of Black Panthers in your board room, I can make all of this go away.


24 posted on 06/01/2010 11:05:30 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: mdittmar

Hey Jack Squat Barry retard.....how about criminally investigate YOUR OWN agency(ies), such as Elizabeth Birnbaum of MMS, and such, kkthx ... idiot.


25 posted on 06/01/2010 11:05:37 AM PDT by cranked
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To: mdittmar
If our laws were broken, leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice BLAH BLAH BLAH!
26 posted on 06/01/2010 11:05:58 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: mdittmar
Yeah, lets kick ass.

Starting with the idiots who forced BP to have to operate 80 miles from shore and in 5000 feet of water.

27 posted on 06/01/2010 11:06:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: mdittmar

The Tar-ball-in-chief needs a good B&tch slap from the CEO of BP


28 posted on 06/01/2010 11:06:22 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: swain_forkbeard

Amen -

Wasn’t he on tv last week saying “the buck stops here”?


29 posted on 06/01/2010 11:06:31 AM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: mdittmar
s/exploring/exploiting/
30 posted on 06/01/2010 11:06:42 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: mdittmar

I guess the Joker Obozo thinks this idea is going to be the way to stop the leak and get folks on his side. What a laugh.

This is absurd. He needs to worry about the leak before lawsuits.

It won’t be long before he pulls another Chavez and seizes BP.


31 posted on 06/01/2010 11:06:51 AM PDT by dforest
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To: evad
Reuters 5-5-10 (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64420A20100505):

"Obama biggest recipient of BP cash"

Probably just a coincidence. s/

32 posted on 06/01/2010 11:07:18 AM PDT by skimbell (A vote for a democrat is a vote against America.)
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To: mdittmar

After a big show trial the Obama administration will burn the filthy witches to show everyone he’s on top of it.


33 posted on 06/01/2010 11:07:19 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: mdittmar

Just heard on MSNBC. Obama’s going to go deep into the Bush/Cheney administration to see what happened. It was a long-term plan to allow the oil companies to do whatever they want to get those profits.


34 posted on 06/01/2010 11:07:44 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: mdittmar
Doesn't like to govern, but sure likes to prosecute and harangue. Just heard on talk radio news, that zer0 wants the SCOTUS to overturn the Arizona law enforcement initiative. Is he for real? If he wants Arizona to be stopped, then let the RATS pass legislation that will take away all state's rights. Or I have a better idea - LET THE RATS WHO CONROL ALL LEVERS OF FED GOVT AND UNDO THE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS. Then Arizona will be in compliance automatically since our law mirrors zero's law.
35 posted on 06/01/2010 11:07:51 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: mdittmar

This incompetent, arrogant, Elitist should look in the mirror.


36 posted on 06/01/2010 11:08:35 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: STARWISE; penelopesire; maggief; Liz; hoosiermama; mdittmar

He has stronger language for BP than he does for Muslim jihadists!

Get the community organizer off the stage and out of office.

IMPEACH.


37 posted on 06/01/2010 11:08:59 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Yeah, just WHY did this oil rig HAVE to be 50 miles offshore drilling under 5000 feet of water?

Because of leftists like Barry.


38 posted on 06/01/2010 11:10:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: mdittmar
"my solemn pledge"

Solemn pledge? What, he going to spray furniture polish on them?

39 posted on 06/01/2010 11:10:35 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Islander7

So? There is a federal disaster that has to be dealt with... many thousand times worse than Katrina affecting the eco system, the fishing industry, tourism and real estate and its not just today that will be affected. This is a long term disaster.

It is a huge problem a bio hazard, washing into the Atlantic affecting more than Obama wants to contemplate and his actions are way overdue.


40 posted on 06/01/2010 11:11:33 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: donhunt
It's a foreign flag vessel operating in international waters. The rig is owned by a foreign company, Transocean. The drilling operations are operated by British Petroleum with subcontracts to Halliburton. It's an international enterprise. Obama was making noises about putting BP into "receivership" as if he has the power to seize a foreign corporation.
41 posted on 06/01/2010 11:11:34 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: mdittmar
“If our laws were broken, leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice,"

From what I've read, BP had full sign off from MMS on everything they did, so...meaningless...blather from the teleprompter. What can be learned from this is that government should only be in charge of as little as possible because it is incapable of chewing gum and walking simultaneously. Thus, it needs to get the heck out of health care before it actually tries to do something there.

42 posted on 06/01/2010 11:12:43 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: uncommonsense

A bipartisan commission will bring them to justice ?

Oh right, like the 911 commission found and killed OBL and Zawahiri ?


43 posted on 06/01/2010 11:12:59 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: mdittmar

....he’s not going after himself, no matter what he promises....


44 posted on 06/01/2010 11:13:03 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: mdittmar
Return all those BP campaign donations yet 0?
45 posted on 06/01/2010 11:13:43 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Jim Robinson

I can already hear the wheels in Rahm’s head turning. Mark my words, they’ll find some bureaucratic Bush flunky to pin the blame on and then rail against Republicans in the upcoming elections. You watch, they’ll say this was all the result of Republicans being in control and they’ll leverage this for all the political mileage the corrupt MSM will allow.


46 posted on 06/01/2010 11:14:40 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: mdittmar

“If our laws were broken, leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice,”

Translation: All info on this case will be handed over to Eric Holder. Scapegoats will be selected and prosecuted via the public media.


47 posted on 06/01/2010 11:15:29 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: mdittmar

Nice, don’t go after the terrorists, but go after people for this terrible accident. Bam, you are a misguided idiot.


48 posted on 06/01/2010 11:15:49 AM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: Jim Robinson

What’s next? I always wondered how a coup (Obama prounciation would include the p) of our government would happen. The speed of this attempted takeover is surprising. I only hope we can somehow stop this before we have all out war.


49 posted on 06/01/2010 11:18:34 AM PDT by klamath (growth of the welfare state is difficult to check before it comes to its full flower of dictatorship)
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To: mdittmar

While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36783.html#ixzz0pcvEqykG


50 posted on 06/01/2010 11:19:12 AM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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