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Obama to POLITICO: GOP shares the blame for spill
politico.com ^ | June 12, 2010 | Roger Simon

Posted on 06/11/2010 11:40:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama said Friday that some members of Congress should share the blame for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

In an interview with POLITICO, the president said: “I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in case of a catastrophic spill, there are folks up there, who will not be named, who would have said this is classic, big-government overregulation and wasteful spending.”

The president also implied that anti-big government types such as Tea Party activists were being hypocritical on the issue.

“Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much,” Obama said. “Some of the same people who are saying the president needs to show leadership and solve this problem are some of the same folks who, just a few months ago, were saying this guy is trying to engineer a takeover of our society through the federal government that is going to restrict our freedoms.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dncfailure; obamadisaster; obamafailure; obamasoil
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1 posted on 06/11/2010 11:40:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pathetic.


2 posted on 06/11/2010 11:41:46 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whiner In Chief



3 posted on 06/11/2010 11:43:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t try to pin this on us Barry. When you point your finger, there are three fingers pointing back at you. This is YOUR baby. You and your enviroMENTALists loonies.


4 posted on 06/11/2010 11:44:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Bush made me do it!" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The bastard's insane, there can be no doubt about it.
5 posted on 06/11/2010 11:45:09 PM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obambie is typical of a little spoiled brat.


6 posted on 06/11/2010 11:45:15 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like most Leftists he can’t understand the difference between responding to a crisis (an actual government function), and taking over the livelihood of the nation.


7 posted on 06/11/2010 11:46:31 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Some people are born failures, others achieve failure and some have failure thrust upon them. Obama believes failure is thrust upon him. In other words, Bush’s fault, BP’s fault, congress’ fault, GOP’s fault, etc...


8 posted on 06/11/2010 11:47:39 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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9 posted on 06/11/2010 11:51:06 PM PDT by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama didn’t enforce the regulations already on the books. His administration is an epic failure.


10 posted on 06/11/2010 11:55:56 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He may have spent more days golfing than hours in the gulf. If any CEO in a crisis spent 50 days partying, going to bbqs, golfing (7 times), and having vacations (2 times) they would be fired. The lack of action delayed the sand berms being built and Dutch skimmers removing the spilled oil and highlights his incompetence and how of touch he is with the general public.


11 posted on 06/11/2010 11:57:28 PM PDT by ignoramus2010
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Leaders lead.

Those who can’t point fingers.


12 posted on 06/11/2010 11:57:45 PM PDT by DB
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To: Blind Eye Jones

So what you’re saying is some are born failures and others have to work at it, right? So which kind of failure is Øbozo?

(Hint: Abject failure is also an acceptable answer ;-)


13 posted on 06/11/2010 11:58:21 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh this is rich.


14 posted on 06/11/2010 11:59:59 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is funny. The GOP is to blame b/c of the way they would have responded to an event that didn’t happen.


15 posted on 06/12/2010 12:05:07 AM PDT by GOPyouth (Obama has this oil situation all wee wee'd up.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Incompetent losers always blame others for the problems. You can see those incompetent losers everywhere you go, now we see this on an hourly basis with Barack Obama.
16 posted on 06/12/2010 12:07:02 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is such a sissy punk. The most powerful man in the world doesn’t have a clue.


17 posted on 06/12/2010 12:08:31 AM PDT by Gator113 (OBAMA IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33
"“Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much,”

Classic Fallacy of Accident combined with an Affirmation of the Consequent. (This is supposed to be a Harvard Lawyer?!? HA! More like Thrasymachus reincarnated.)
18 posted on 06/12/2010 12:08:48 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did the GOP give BP a free pass on the environmental impact study? No, that was Obama (after getting large donations from BP).

Was it the GOP who approved the drilling permit in 10 minutes? No, that was Obama (after getting large donations from BP).

Was it the GOP that gave Deepwater Horizon a safety award? No, the Bush administration cited them 6 times for violations. Obama gave them a safety award (after getting large donations from BP).

Contrast this with Katrina. Bush was hampered by an incompetent Gov who refused to ask for the National guard to be sent in, and was too busy napping to coordinate with President Bush. The incompetent mayor of NO refused to evacuate the city.

In the Gulf, we have an administration that had to be dragged to the Gulf between parties and vacations. They wouldn’t sit down with the CEO of BP until Sarah Palin told him to do so from Facebook (Palin is now advising the WH via Facebook, apparently). People are lining to help with the spill with booms, containment apparatus, tankers to suck the oil up, and the administration refuses them and are so incompetent that many of the offers just sit there idly. Thad Allen hasn’t been made aware of people screaming to deliver much needed booms.

This is an absolute disgrace. I don’t even blame Obama as much as I do the idiots who elected him. If you weren’t brainwashed by the media, you saw this one coming from a mile away.


19 posted on 06/12/2010 12:09:56 AM PDT by dgroundhog
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To: Gator113

I actually feel sorry for his daughters. If this kind of mindset is the same used in his parenting, those girls are being abused.


20 posted on 06/12/2010 12:11:43 AM PDT by ScoopAmma
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is for taking responsibility....unless he’s against it

“And in case anybody wonders — in any of your reporting, in case you were wondering who’s responsible, I take responsibility.” - Barack Obama, 27 May 2010


21 posted on 06/12/2010 12:21:59 AM PDT by jgilbert63
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well there is some good news.

Americans of all stripes don’t like whiny “victim” Presidents.

Carter was the last to try it - that is before Obama...


22 posted on 06/12/2010 12:27:46 AM PDT by DB
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To: MtnMan101

That’s great!


23 posted on 06/12/2010 12:33:15 AM PDT by RepublicanChick
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...and George W Bush is at fault for the flight of Apollo 13.President Obama needs to be locked up in a rubber room!


24 posted on 06/12/2010 12:40:05 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (bama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

25 posted on 06/12/2010 12:40:34 AM PDT by Zakeet (The Big Wee Wee -- rapidly moving America from WTF to SNAFU to FUBAR)
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To: beaversmom

pathetic is precisely the correct response.

I don’t believe it... the man will say anything, ANYTHING. He’s Bart Simpson’s brother from another mother...


26 posted on 06/12/2010 12:41:23 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: GOPyouth

He is on the verge of a mental breakdown.


27 posted on 06/12/2010 12:41:36 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: ScoopAmma

With two of the most cutthroat libs in America as their parents, they don’t have much of a chance of not growing up to be just as screwed up as mom and dad.


28 posted on 06/12/2010 12:42:56 AM PDT by Gator113 (OBAMA IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry Ears, this isn’t about “Oil Companies”. It is about one oil company, a major contributor of yours, a known bad actor, that got a pass from your administration. Now America gets to pay for your corruption (once again).


29 posted on 06/12/2010 1:16:23 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: Free ThinkerNY

“Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much,” Obama said.

Is the man really this ignorant? That one statement is so convoluted it proves what a deep thinker he’s not.


30 posted on 06/12/2010 1:25:13 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He is edging towards psychotic detachment.


31 posted on 06/12/2010 1:35:14 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: nolongerademocrat

He is on the verge of a mental breakdown.

*************

LOL! I posted 31 just before reading this.

Yes, the emperor is not merely naked, he is beginning to foam at the mouth.


32 posted on 06/12/2010 1:36:58 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: AlexW

Hey Hussein Obama, you are not standing on a corner in Chicago, community organizing anymore. You are a pathetic POS
(and that does not refer to President of the United States).


33 posted on 06/12/2010 1:37:19 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Heart of Georgia

Is the man really this ignorant? That one statement is so convoluted it proves what a deep thinker he’s not.

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I frankly think he is on the verge of stupid. He parrots well, but is not an original or creative thinker, nor even a perceptive one.

Every ‘idea’ he extrudes is some recycled kludge from the 1920s left, the 1930s left, the 1950s left, or the 1970s left. Utterly vapid, utterly programmed.


34 posted on 06/12/2010 1:41:02 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: Psalm 144
" He is edging towards psychotic detachment. "

Yeah, demonic possession will do that to ya, every time.
35 posted on 06/12/2010 1:42:20 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: The Cajun
The bastard's insane, there can be no doubt about it.

Your post got me to thinking...which one of them isn't insane? Al Gore...Bill Clinton...Barbara Boxer...Alan Grayson...ErectileDysfunction Henry...Keith Olberman...every frigging one of them are nuts.

36 posted on 06/12/2010 1:46:56 AM PDT by Post5203 (Let's make election 2010 EJECTION 2010. Time for a complete do-over.)
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To: MtnMan101

*Captain Kickass*... has been on top of things from DAY ONE.

Honest.

How can you possibly blame a guy like this...?

37 posted on 06/12/2010 2:10:06 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

wow, he’s all wee-weed up. fo’shizzle, Barry. All I can say is , brotha...puhleeze you actin’ like a little b#tch.


38 posted on 06/12/2010 2:30:32 AM PDT by erman (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.D D)
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To: Psalm 144

“He parrots well”

He does. But even if someone else is writing his material (pelosi maybe), if he were a deep thinker, he would know this statement is twisted thinking and would not have said it.

He also comes across as whiny... way un-presidential.


39 posted on 06/12/2010 2:31:47 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Going down!

Zer0 has nothing and is subtracting from that everyday.

Pathetic. No character no leadership.

The profile of an underachiever is one who cannot take
responsibility nor own up to the consequences of their
decisions. Not unlike the chronic alcoholic or skid row bum.

40 posted on 06/12/2010 2:37:58 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Free ThinkerNY

41 posted on 06/12/2010 2:53:46 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mr. Shuck n Jive - Art Garfunkel

Tell us once again this morning, old friend
how did you win the war?
Everybody loves a hero,
it won't matter if we've heard your
tale before
Tell us of the time when almost

everybody knew you were a star
And how intelligent you are
Prove that you're alive
Mr. Shuck 'n Jive

Tell us of the man who stole your for tune
and nearly ruined your life.
Or better still-the one about the t.v. and
the couch and your best friends' wife

Tell us of grand projects never finished
with somebody else to blame
And all the reasons that your fame
never did arrive
Mr. Shuck 'n Jive

If you can get yourself together
kindly write a criticism of this song
How it's exquisitely constructed, yet
mechanical, and somehow slightly
wrong

Put it in your book about the enemy
you never even met
You know, you just might make it yet
But I don't think you'll survive
Mr. Shuck 'n Jive

You know, you just might make it yet- Mr. Shuck 'n Jive

42 posted on 06/12/2010 2:59:53 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: Free ThinkerNY
“I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in case of a catastrophic spill, there are folks up there, who will not be named, who would have said this is classic, big-government overregulation and wasteful spending.”

Two things.

1. You didn't say any of those things. So don't give yourself credit for taking a stand you didn't take.

2. Even if the GOPers protested... SO WHAT? You guys run Congress, and you can pass any bill you want, regardless of what your critics say about it. (See also: health care)

He's making this so easy, it's taking the fun out of it.

43 posted on 06/12/2010 3:00:06 AM PDT by random_user_827 (Boot to command line and run chkdsk)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“If” I had done this and “If” I had said that and “if” I had taken this action... “They” wouldnt’t have supported “me”

therefore- it’s BUSH’s FAULT

(Pelosi and Hollywood applaud wildly)

(remind me- When has congress yet shot down on one of his rule-by-fiat executive orders?)


44 posted on 06/12/2010 3:07:55 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every time history repeats itself the price goes up)
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To: Zakeet

excellent


45 posted on 06/12/2010 3:08:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every time history repeats itself the price goes up)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama said Friday that some members of Congress should share the blame for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Is sharing the blame a step up from blaming Bush? President Obama actually acknowledges that his administration is at fault. I would guess that Obama shares 99% of the blame.

His administration was too obsessed with bail outs, health care, and cap and trade; no worries about the debt approaching 100% of GDP!

46 posted on 06/12/2010 3:31:29 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Everyone else is to blame! This obamma fellow is so transparent!!!


47 posted on 06/12/2010 3:34:05 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bush’s fault


48 posted on 06/12/2010 3:35:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: ScoopAmma

Michelle is probably telling them to be anything but politicians.


49 posted on 06/12/2010 3:38:16 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For 20 years there has been a LAW ON THE BOOKS about Oil Spills.
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Hussein, start kicking your own miserable ass!

THE OIL POLLUTION ACT OF 1990 CHARGES THE WHITE HOUSE WITH CLEANING UP THE MESS. SO YOU HAVE FAILED BIG TIME, HUSSEIN!

OPA, among other things, amended Section 311 of the federal Clean Water Act. Section 311 now provides in part that: (A) If a discharge, or a substantial threat of a discharge, of oil or a hazardous substance from a vessel, offshore facility, or onshore facility is of such a size or character as to be a substantial threat to the public health or welfare of the United States (including but not limited to fish, shellfish, wildlife, other natural resources, and the public and private beaches and shorelines of the United States),
the President shall direct all Federal, State, and private actions to remove the discharge or to mitigate or prevent the threat of the discharge.

(B) In carrying out this paragraph, the President may, without regard to any other provision of law governing contracting procedures or employment of personnel by the Federal Government–

(i) remove or arrange for the removal of the discharge, or mitigate or prevent the substantial threat of the discharge; and

(ii) remove and, if necessary, destroy a vessel discharging, or threatening to discharge, by whatever means are available.

P.S.: CNN reported yesterday that on the day of the memorial for the victims (a month after the explosion), HUSSEIN ATTENDED A FUNDRAISER. Nice move there, jerkoff. Real caring.

50 posted on 06/12/2010 3:41:23 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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