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Obama can't seem to catch a break on his oil spill response (Poor Ole Barrack Hussein Obama)
washington post ^ | 6/2/2010 | Courtland Milloy

Posted on 06/02/2010 3:49:04 AM PDT by tobyhill

So now the rap on President Obama is that his response to the oil spill along the Gulf Coast hasn't been heartfelt enough. He comes off as emotionally detached, critics say, and, by the way, isn't it a pity that the white folk from the coastal red states who never wanted a black man in the White House in the first place are complaining that he doesn't care about them?

Talk about projecting their hard feelings onto others.

"The politics of the disaster are Cajun hot, but Obama is cerebral cool," wrote Howard Fineman on msnbc.com. So we get our first black president -- and he's criticized for being too smart and not temperamental enough! Obama just can't seem to catch a break. He gets no credit for doing right and gets blamed even when he does nothing wrong.

Fineman, who penned one of the classier critiques, urged Obama to put some "Tabasco" into his reactions. No doubt the president would then be criticized for being a hotheaded militant. But he should go for it anyway.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; dangerous; incompetent; lame; narcissist; obama; oilspill; overhishead; partisanmedia; unfit
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1 posted on 06/02/2010 3:49:05 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
??? HE HAS BEEN GETTING A BREAK FROM THE MEDIA FROM DAY ONE!

If George Bush had been to two or three fundraisers, whooped it up with ball teams, guffawed with Jay Leno, etc. etc. etc., he'd have two or three new orifices in his backside.

Joker B.O. gets a slap on the wrist.

2 posted on 06/02/2010 3:50:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: tobyhill

*sniff sniff*


3 posted on 06/02/2010 3:51:52 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: tobyhill

“... isn’t it a pity that the white folk from the coastal red states who never wanted a black man in the White House in the first place are complaining that he doesn’t care about them?”

These boys need to get their story straight - in ‘05, we were told that the Gulf states had the black people that President Bush didn’t like.”


4 posted on 06/02/2010 3:53:15 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: tobyhill

What response, other than to blame other people and then criticize finger pointing?


5 posted on 06/02/2010 3:55:00 AM PDT by mak5
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To: tobyhill

Just to amuse myself, I read stories like this and replace “oil spill” with “Hurricane Katrina” and “Obama” with “Bush” and pretend the story would have been written.


6 posted on 06/02/2010 3:55:20 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: tobyhill

Heh, trying to play the race card. It’s white people being hurt by the spill . . . yah, sure, right. He seems to think blacks don’t live on the gulf coast and this is about race.

Someone cancel his race card. Interest levels are too low to make the card profitable : )


7 posted on 06/02/2010 3:56:00 AM PDT by Mere Survival (Mere Survival: The new American Dream)
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To: tobyhill

You make your own luck, and so far Obama has been clueless in that area.


8 posted on 06/02/2010 3:56:02 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: tobyhill
He's not emotionally detached, he's simply too stupid to understand what it is he's up against.

Barack Hussein Obama is simply a not-very-bright, over-credentialed quota-hire.

9 posted on 06/02/2010 3:56:45 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Typical Lib writer, play the race card when their Super Hero fades to oblivion.


10 posted on 06/02/2010 3:56:45 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

More style over substance from the left (obligatory racism included).


11 posted on 06/02/2010 3:57:00 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: tobyhill
Money quote:

"Part of the problem in the case of the oil spill is that we have no frame of reference for how a black president is suppose to make us feel better during a national disaster...."

How are we ever going to achieve "color blindness" with the left's incessant reminders?

"Feel better" - another whole can of worms in that...

12 posted on 06/02/2010 3:59:10 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: Mere Survival

Lib Rats have a never ending stack of race cards. Most of my friends who are black are even getting tired of this administration and MSM constantly using it.


13 posted on 06/02/2010 4:00:02 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Here's Obama's Washington Post propagandist - notice anything?


14 posted on 06/02/2010 4:01:19 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Socialists are not inspired by success and achievement - they are diminished in its presence.)
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To: Enduring Freedom

That’s right - he has the same haircut.


15 posted on 06/02/2010 4:02:59 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Socialists are not inspired by success and achievement - they are diminished in its presence.)
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To: tobyhill

The fact of the matter is this:

The oil spill happened on Obama’s watch just like Katrina happened on Bush’s.

The difference is that one disaster was a natural phenomena and the other was man made and preventable.

Obama came very late to the oil spill disaster where Bush on the other hand, for as much as the criticism was levelled against him, was on top of things almost immediately because the governor of Louisiana at the time and the mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, were dithering and arguing about what to do while at the same time trying to cover their butts.

Obama continues to dither and does not allow Bobby Jindal to act on his own authority with his own ideas. Obama does not even use all the US resources at his disposal to fix or at least alleviate the oil spill disaster.

Obama is an empty suit and incompetent.

Obama is good at talking but that is all he is good at as all liberals are. When it comes to action and actually doing something constructive to help their fellow Americans they are all nowhere to be found. But when it comes to helping themselves and their elitist tax evading godless degenerate, liberal friends, well that’s another story.


16 posted on 06/02/2010 4:03:02 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: don-o

Would making us feel that he’s competent to do the job be too much to ask or is he excused because of his race?


17 posted on 06/02/2010 4:03:58 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: tobyhill

Typical liberal race-baiting. Of course, we can’t dislike Obama merely because of his policies; it has to be in large part due to his race as well.


18 posted on 06/02/2010 4:04:18 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: tobyhill
So we get our first black president -- and he's criticized for being too smart and not temperamental enough!

Well Courtland Milloy is really letting his racist flag fly.

"Buffy! Come forthwith! There's a black man down here and the rabble actually think he's 'too smart and docile!' My word! What ignoramuses they are!"

19 posted on 06/02/2010 4:04:41 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tobyhill

These left wing nuts are simply incredible...what a bunch of malarkey...and what the heck is that about white folks not being deserved any attention from their president?


20 posted on 06/02/2010 4:05:21 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: tobyhill

and it is really starting to affect his golf game, we must do something


21 posted on 06/02/2010 4:06:07 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: tobyhill
Can't catch a break? He's gotten nothing but one giant mulligan from the MSM on this fiasco so far. Had this happened on W's watch, and W responded as anemically and with as little leadership as Obuttocks has, he would have been utterly crucified in the MSM. Give me a break!


22 posted on 06/02/2010 4:06:20 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Wpin

“These left wing nuts are simply incredible...what a bunch of malarkey...and what the heck is that about white folks not being deserved any attention from their president?”

These left wing nuts are simply incredible! What a bunch of malarkey, and what the heck is that about white folks not deserving any attention from their president? (Fixed it)


23 posted on 06/02/2010 4:07:14 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: tobyhill
"After all, he took office with the country on the brink of a second Great Depression and, in relatively short order, pulled us back from the brink. And still he gets blamed for the economic mess created by the previous administration."

Let's see...pull out the race card and then for good measure use the "blame it on Bush" card!

24 posted on 06/02/2010 4:07:42 AM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: tobyhill
BO/BS may have his own agenda in dealing with the leak.

Bombshell expose'. The real reason the oil still flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

Top PR firm for BP tied to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel
25 posted on 06/02/2010 4:09:15 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Brandonmark
This idiot writer forgot to mention that the official unemployment rate was 7.6% when Bush left office and jumped to 10.2% within a year after Obammy took office.
26 posted on 06/02/2010 4:10:00 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Enduring Freedom

No...what??


27 posted on 06/02/2010 4:10:55 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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To: tobyhill
by Courtland Milloy

How did this RACIST get on the WaPo staff?

28 posted on 06/02/2010 4:12:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Enduring Freedom

He looks like he might be gay. Birds of a feather....


29 posted on 06/02/2010 4:12:37 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: tobyhill
After all, he took office with the country on the brink of a second Great Depression and, in relatively short order, pulled us back from the brink. And still he gets blamed for the economic mess created by the previous administration.

Obama took office after the steps taken by the Bush administration, Tarp, had saved the economy from a second great depression whereupon Obama proceeded to create an economic mess with porkulus, overspending, health care "reform," demagoguery and class warfare, thus undermining entrepreneurial confidence, ostensibly to create jobs but in reality to subsidize leftist electoral prospects, and has very nearly cast the nation into another economic crisis.

My version is fully as plausible as the authors and it is backed up with just as much data. We must strike back at this election campaign rhetoric which we will hear more and more as we approach November.


30 posted on 06/02/2010 4:14:18 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: tobyhill

So, little barry can’t catch a break. Neither can we. We are subjected to their childish and petty behavior and get to pay for it all. Plus, the little urkel made the statement that they were in charge from day one, so ok there junior you own this. If he is going to be in command, then he needs to lead, not float criminal charges at BP. BP didn’t want this and they want it to go away ASAP. If we had a real president, he would have ordered the EPA and all the other federal environmental types to stand down and actually work with BP and the gulf states to contain the damage then fix it. But no we have a historic first agitator who is doing what he knows to do. This goofball couldn’t lead his dog out into the yard to do it’s business. The dog has no respect for him either. Probably pees on his leg like he does to us.
Rant is officially off.


31 posted on 06/02/2010 4:16:47 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: tobyhill

... isn’t it a pity that the white folk from the coastal red states who never wanted a black man in the White House in the first place are complaining that he doesn’t care about them?

Wow

What a stupid ugly racist thing to say... Courtland....

I’ll bet there are a lot of black people living on that same coast wish they had some assistance from “cerebral cool” sh*thead.

But “Courtland” never goes there and doesn’t care (he? she? it?)

Racist

White hating racist.


32 posted on 06/02/2010 4:18:55 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: tobyhill

let's bring Hollywood into the "fix", then we can blame them

33 posted on 06/02/2010 4:19:11 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Texas resident
IMO, Obie responded slowly because he wanted to create fear and trembling in pursuit of his anti-offshore drilling agenda. He had no idea how quickly this could get out of hand. And now we have this...
34 posted on 06/02/2010 4:20:08 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce with this one strong, it is...)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

This writer is just demonstrating the Libs true racist selves.


35 posted on 06/02/2010 4:21:04 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Personally I think he should be tried for treason and hung on the White Hut lawn.

LLS


36 posted on 06/02/2010 4:21:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

“White hating racist.”

Exactly, and he and all like him need to be called out on their racism as frequently as they display it.


37 posted on 06/02/2010 4:22:40 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: muir_redwoods

Dumber than a box of rocks.

LLS


38 posted on 06/02/2010 4:22:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Not only white hating racist. Black hating racist. Cajun hating racist. Jew hating racist. Christian hating racist. Racist with a capital R.


39 posted on 06/02/2010 4:23:02 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Enduring Freedom

Amish?

LLS


40 posted on 06/02/2010 4:23:17 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: tobyhill

O.K. I’ll bite. What has he done right?


41 posted on 06/02/2010 4:23:21 AM PDT by printhead
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To: tobyhill

Maybe its all that time he spent goofing off while it became a disaster?


42 posted on 06/02/2010 4:24:21 AM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: nathanbedford
http://www.jrnyquist.com/media/FifeLeary_Int-1.mp3

yo14 said:

Wait: Obama is a Marxist???

Who doesn’t have friends that are domestic terrorists and committed Marxists?


Who doesn’t go to a Marxist church where the head fool says God Damn America and blames the world’s problems on rich white people?


Who hasn’t gone to Pakistan on Spring Break while in college?


Who didn’t actively seek out Marxist professors and write about it?


Who didn’t have a your terrorist buddy write two autobiographies for you when you haven’t done a thing?


Who doesn’t work with union leaders that want the workers of the world to unite?

It is no different than when some other Megalomaniac wrote a book about “my struggle” and yet people didn’t want to believe him. If anyone can’t see that Obama is a Marxist then well you are totally stupid and maybe the government should help you.

http://www.jrnyquist.com/media/FifeLeary_Int-1.mp3

Yeah, he’s a red but who installed him?
I thought this was a ‘on the money’ observation.

Sure, Hussein’s backstory didn’t stand much scrutiny. Sure, none of our finest Finemans ever explained who backed the Quisatz Haderach’s remarkable glide from Punahou to Occidental to Columbia to Harvard to Chicago to the state senate to the U.S. Senate to the White House.

True, there was some oblique acknowledgment of his family’s radicalism, his strange mentoring by a Communist, Frank Marshall Davis, his admitted drug use, and the curious case of the editor of the Harvard Law Review who never quite managed to publish anything, although he probably shot plenty of hoops.


David Kahane

43 posted on 06/02/2010 4:25:06 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Ev Reeman

In another word... muslim!

LLS


44 posted on 06/02/2010 4:26:02 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
Hey, Courtland

Take this and smoke it before passing it on to your racist friends ...

Is someone surprised? I’d be stunned if he was NOT a committed Marxist in college. There’s no other way to explain his behavior and associations otherwise? He just didn’t magically “become” Marxist in 2004. These things take years.

http://www.jrnyquist.com/media/FifeLeary_Int-1.mp3

yo14 said:

Wait: Obama is a Marxist???

Who doesn’t have friends that are domestic terrorists and committed Marxists?


Who doesn’t go to a Marxist church where the head fool says God Damn America and blames the world’s problems on rich white people?


Who hasn’t gone to Pakistan on Spring Break while in college?


Who didn’t actively seek out Marxist professors and write about it?


Who didn’t have a your terrorist buddy write two autobiographies for you when you haven’t done a thing?


Who doesn’t work with union leaders that want the workers of the world to unite?

It is no different than when some other Megalomaniac wrote a book about “my struggle” and yet people didn’t want to believe him. If anyone can’t see that Obama is a Marxist then well you are totally stupid and maybe the government should help you.

http://www.jrnyquist.com/media/FifeLeary_Int-1.mp3

45 posted on 06/02/2010 4:30:59 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: COUNTrecount
Would making us feel that he’s competent to do the job be too much to ask or is he excused because of his race?

Well now. There we have it.

The black president does not know how to act. A magnificent admission. Some unsolicited advice. He could try acting like the president of the US.

Sending his AG to the coast with an agenda to sue the pants off BP does not remove one drop of oil from the coast. Try getting the oil cleaned up. There will plenty of time to file law suits after the problems are resolved.

The gov has more to lose than gain with law suits. They did, after all, approve all of the duly filed applications for the oil platform including pipe thicknesses, safety procedures and etc. BP will not have a hard time legally shifting culpability to the feds for the failure of the rig.

46 posted on 06/02/2010 4:39:06 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: tobyhill
The trouble with Louisiana is a lot of those HOT Cajuns like to vote for the Democrat candidate which technically, Obama’s their Boy! Landrieu and Carville got their Boy in there so the HOT Cajuns are simple reaping what they voted for..
47 posted on 06/02/2010 4:41:30 AM PDT by classified
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To: Amos the Prophet

Note who are investors in this company.

It’s payback time.

Bombshell expose’. The real reason the oil still flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

http://www.blogster.com/joannemor/bombshell-expose-the-real-reason-the-oil-still-flows-into-the-gulf-of-mexico


48 posted on 06/02/2010 4:42:09 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: SF_Redux

Nero fiddled while Rome burned and Zero the Great putts.


49 posted on 06/02/2010 4:43:04 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: tobyhill

So to protect the loser president the post is resorting to calling all white people in the gulf states racist. Nice.

You know, that broad brush is just not going to have the effect they are hoping for.


50 posted on 06/02/2010 4:45:14 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf aInd dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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