Skip to comments.Obama to POLITICO: GOP shares the blame for spill
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 its 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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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.
Obambie is typical of a little spoiled brat.
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.
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, Bushs fault, BPs fault, congress fault, GOP’s fault, etc...
Obama didn’t enforce the regulations already on the books. His administration is an epic failure.
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.
Those who can’t point fingers.
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 ;-)
Oh this is rich.
This is funny. The GOP is to blame b/c of the way they would have responded to an event that didn’t happen.
Obama is such a sissy punk. The most powerful man in the world doesn’t have a clue.
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.
I actually feel sorry for his daughters. If this kind of mindset is the same used in his parenting, those girls are being abused.
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 whos responsible, I take responsibility.” - Barack Obama, 27 May 2010
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...
...and George W Bush is at fault for the flight of Apollo 13.President Obama needs to be locked up in a rubber room!
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...
He is on the verge of a mental breakdown.
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.
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).
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.
He is edging towards psychotic detachment.
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.
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).
Is the man really this ignorant? That one statement is so convoluted it proves what a deep thinker hes not.
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.
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.
*Captain Kickass*... has been on top of things from DAY ONE.
How can you possibly blame a guy like this...?
wow, he’s all wee-weed up. fo’shizzle, Barry. All I can say is , brotha...puhleeze you actin’ like a little b#tch.
“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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
“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?)
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!
Everyone else is to blame! This obamma fellow is so transparent!!!
Michelle is probably telling them to be anything but politicians.
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),
(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.