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Butt Stops Here
IBD Editorials ^ | June 8, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 06/08/2010 4:45:09 PM PDT by Kaslin

Leadership: The president says he went to the Gulf to find out whose derriere to kick. After he gets his foot out of his own mouth, perhaps he can talk to us about that Coast Guard memo.

Scapegoating has become a hallmark of this administration. Certainly BP was responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of Deepwater Horizon. But after an accident in federal waters the federal government, which has a plan to save the entire planet from greenhouse gases, had no plan to save the Gulf from a single gushing well, with the possible exception of finger-pointing. In this administration, "BP" stands for "buck-passing."

In an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer on Tuesday, President Obama said: "I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf. A month ago, I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain. ... We talk to these folks because they potentially had the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick."

The talking heads were talking about the Gulf in the two weeks it took the president to make his first appearance there. But Fox News and talk radio had no fire booms to instantly deploy — booms the government was supposed to have, according to a 1994 plan.

The president who has said he would not rest until the hole was plugged has had time to entertain celebrities from Bono to Paul McCartney, get in a few rounds of golf, attend concerts and fundraisers, and even yuk it up at the White House Correspondent's Dinner. He did not have time, apparently, to expedite Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's request for additional sand berm construction.

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To: MikefromOhio

your wife has it right.... that is a type of lower body girdle from the calves up..


21 posted on 06/08/2010 5:53:10 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: bareford101
Zero may want to kick some @$$, but he seems to be proficient only at checking it out:


22 posted on 06/08/2010 6:05:42 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Kaslin
Could it be that the left-wing media and Hollywood finally are catching up with real Americans who have known from the start that Zero is an international joke and a disgrace?
23 posted on 06/08/2010 6:09:35 PM PDT by twister881
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To: raybbr; the invisib1e hand; OwenKellogg
AHHHHHHH! FRiends we have rules for this.


24 posted on 06/08/2010 6:50:13 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I think there was one earlier....


25 posted on 06/08/2010 7:49:32 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Kaslin

Obama’s biggest concern is keeping the handicap low by plugging the 18 holes on the Golf Coast.


26 posted on 06/09/2010 3:08:06 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

That’s not a thong, if anything that’s a pair of granny panties she’s wearing.


27 posted on 06/09/2010 3:10:04 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Wow! That guitar is identical to mine.


28 posted on 06/09/2010 12:30:16 PM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: raybbr

bttt


29 posted on 06/09/2010 1:47:21 PM PDT by petercooper (Ignorant Obama Voters: Happy Now?)
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To: Kaslin
But after an accident in federal waters the federal government, which has a plan to save the entire planet from greenhouse gases, had no plan to save the Gulf from a single gushing well, with the possible exception of finger-pointing. - IBD Editorials
30 posted on 06/09/2010 2:28:13 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: eCSMaster
Wow! That guitar is identical to mine.

She has a guitar?

31 posted on 06/09/2010 3:43:23 PM PDT by murdoog ("Aim high. Shoot straight. Praise the Lord. Audit the FED." Gary North)
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To: raybbr

woof.


32 posted on 06/09/2010 4:12:01 PM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: Kaslin

Heckuva job, Barry!


33 posted on 06/09/2010 5:38:25 PM PDT by counterpunch (GOP: Government's Other Party)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

“That’s not a thong, if anything that’s a pair of granny panties she’s wearing.”

So he wears “mom pants” and she wears “grandmom panties.”

Hmmm.


34 posted on 06/09/2010 5:57:25 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Healthcare adds 16,000 new IRS agents and zero new doctors???)
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