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Golfing in the Gulf? Obama fund-raised while Jindal "berm-ed"
Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 5-27-10 | Tom O'Toole

Posted on 05/27/2010 3:36:11 PM PDT by mlizzy

Switching back and forth between CNN and Fox News last night, I found that when it came to the Gulf Oil Spill, the two usually contrary channels agreed on two crucial points. First, the graveness of the crisis had reached epic proportions. Secondly, the Obama Administration (whose attitude appeared to be that since BP caused this mess, BP should clean it up) was doing next to nothing to solve this problem.

"The political stupidity of [Obama's] advisers is unbelievable!" exclaimed CNN analyst, James Carville, the usually staunch Obama backer. "He's got to get down here, and put someone in charge. People are dying!"

Meanwhile, Fox was making it clear that, now a full five weeks after the disaster occurred, President Obama was (still) not in Louisiana but in California for yet another political fund-raiser. "He is clearly putting his emphasis on fundraising now," concluded Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, as Fox was taking glee in showing Obama being heckled by an "I'm telling without asking!" gay protester at the recent dinner for Senator Barbara Boxer. Then, after CNN showed Louisiana governor, Bobby Jindal, out in a small boat explaining his state's predicament of poisoned water and dying, oil-coated wildlife, and the subsequent unemployment, Fox told the tale of local heroes, tired of waiting for Federal funds or approval, "borrowing" 30 British Petroleum fishing boats and putting down sand berms to block the oil's advance on their own. And Jindal, the report said, not only commended the Louisiana leaders for commandeering the BP vessels, but vowed to join them in jail if Obama's Coast Guard halted their efforts.

And where, you say, was British Petroleum during these past five weeks while their underground well's leak now threatened the economy of the entire southeastern United States? Like Obama, they were sitting around making statements, each week half-heartedly throwing another hair-brained solution at the problem. Heck, this wasn't their country, and if their spill, unchecked by Obama's mighty mites, accomplished what the War of 1812 didn't, well, so much the better. I wish I had as much confidence in BP's latest mud-followed-by-concrete scheme as the President's men do, but based on their next plan of attack should the mud shoot fail, I cannot.

"And if the mud and concrete plan doesn't work," said a BP spokesman on CNN yesterday (and I swear I'm not making this up) "the next thing we'll try to plug the hole with is rope and golf balls."

"Golf balls?" my wife Jeanette repeated, slightly bewildered.

"Call off the Coast Guard, and call up the PGA!" I declared.

"Well, if it works, perhaps Tiger Woods can redeem his reputation," Jeanette, always looking on the good side of a situation, added.

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And yet, as a Christian, one is taught to always look for the positive light even in the darkest of hours. Perhaps this disaster (and his heroic handling of the situation) thrusts Governor Jindal back into the 2012 presidential race. Personally, I believe the devoutly Catholic Jindal is one of the few who could beat Obama, for not only can he match the President's shrewdness, but Bobby's ability stems from honesty where Barack's comes from bulls---, I mean baloney. Yes, it is currently comforting to many Republicans to believe that Barack is merely incompetent. But I caution that Obama has often proved in the past to not be as stupid as he seemed. While one does not have to go along with the conspiracy theorists (that Obama actually planned the oil spill to give the Democrats a reason to stop all drilling and go full speed ahead with their "Global Warming" energy alternatives) on this one, conservative Christians should at least note that Obama does have one thing in common with the original "fun-razer."

When the Emperor Nero set the slums of Rome on fire, fiddling while Rome burned, he was the first ruler to (unjustly) blame his country's problems on the Christians, claiming this fledgling but courageous sect had done the evil deed. Now it is Obama who falsely accuses America's Christians (especially former President George W. Bush) as responsible for many of our country's ills. On the other hand, it is interesting to note that many of those die-hard Christians of A.D. 64 also considered Nero to be not just their nemesis, but the Antichrist as well.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: catholic; christian; jindal; louisiana; obama; oilspill

1 posted on 05/27/2010 3:36:12 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

Anderson Cooper didn’t seem real happy that the savior was partying with the oil heirs.


2 posted on 05/27/2010 3:38:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mlizzy
"While one does not have to go along with the conspiracy theorists (that Obama actually planned the oil spill"

I've never liked conspiracy theories, yet deep down in my gut there is a churning that sound like, "too many coincidences" followed by power grabs.
3 posted on 05/27/2010 3:52:06 PM PDT by Free_SJersey (Celebrate Diversity------------ Divide and Conquer?)
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To: mlizzy; Irisshlass; Salvation; Mrs. Don-o; Northern Yankee

Ping


4 posted on 05/27/2010 3:57:13 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Free_SJersey

Its pretty hard to plan an oil spill. Its especially true at a mile below the surface of the ocean.
That does not negate the fact that Obama has done everything he could to exacerbate the problem.


5 posted on 05/27/2010 3:57:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mlizzy

The author missed the cherry on the top. Obama’s high-dollar/plate fundraiser for Boxer took place at the Getty estate in San Francisco, a trust fund case family whose money came from Big Oil (as big as they get).


6 posted on 05/27/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Free_SJersey

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. Rahm Emanuel


7 posted on 05/27/2010 4:20:49 PM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: mlizzy
...................................................................."And if the mud and concrete plan doesn't work," said a BP spokesman on CNN yesterday (and I swear I'm not making this up) "the next thing we'll try to plug the hole with is rope and golf balls."

Sounds like a slam of obama to me.

;)

8 posted on 05/27/2010 4:41:12 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: mlizzy; HoustonCurmudgeon; rednek
And where, you say, was British Petroleum during these past five weeks while their underground well's leak now threatened the economy of the entire southeastern United States? Like Obama, they were sitting around making statements, each week half-heartedly throwing another hair-brained solution at the problem.

I've seen quite a few analyses of the situation, and this has to be THE dumbest.
9 posted on 05/27/2010 4:41:45 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: Xenalyte
Especially the hair-brained (*groan*) part. It's hare-brained. When did English become a dead language?
10 posted on 05/27/2010 5:28:31 PM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: SpaceBar

Obama was being HOSTED by the GETTY’s of GETTY OIL?? Is he trying to bring down a competitor to Getty, BP???? Did they not give him enough money???


11 posted on 05/27/2010 5:28:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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To: Moltke

Between that and people who want “free reign” over something, I’m starting to think Ebonics might be the way to go, purely in self-defense.


12 posted on 05/27/2010 5:29:24 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: mlizzy

I think Obama is done.


13 posted on 05/27/2010 8:42:34 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: Xenalyte
hair-brained solution

"Hair" brained solution?

Huh?

14 posted on 05/27/2010 8:46:14 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Irisshlass
I think Obama is done.
Wouldn't that be nice? On a related note, our two dogs, as we have six of us here walking them frequently, never need go to the door to be let out. But as DH and I were engrossed in the French Open yesterday, "Addy" went to the door in front of us and scratched. We were surprised, then looked up at the clock, and saw it was 3:25. She's a pretty smart dog (a border collie mix). I think she was alerting us to the 3:30 beads! [whatcha' think?]
15 posted on 05/27/2010 9:06:13 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Irisshlass
Ironic isn't it? British Petroleum
16 posted on 05/27/2010 9:17:45 PM PDT by jpsb (bump)
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To: ArrogantBustard
"Hair" brained solution? Huh?
Smarter than a spell checker. Good job. You're hired! :)
17 posted on 05/27/2010 9:39:05 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy
We were surprised, then looked up at the clock, and saw it was 3:25. She's a pretty smart dog (a border collie mix). I think she was alerting us to the 3:30 beads! [whatcha' think?]

LOL..Yes..God, Mary will use all means hehe

18 posted on 05/27/2010 9:43:19 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: mlizzy
We were surprised, then looked up at the clock, and saw it was 3:25. She's a pretty smart dog (a border collie mix). I think she was alerting us to the 3:30 beads! [whatcha' think?]

LOL..Yes..God, Mary will use all means hehe

19 posted on 05/27/2010 9:43:32 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: Moltke
Here's a hair-brained idea for you: Link.
20 posted on 05/27/2010 10:16:50 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

LOL, I’ve seen that.

“That’ll never wash out again!”


21 posted on 05/28/2010 2:27:46 AM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: mlizzy

BP will contribute a lot of that money Maobama needs to fund his reelection campaign in ‘12 and all will be forgiven.


22 posted on 05/28/2010 2:35:10 AM PDT by RushLake (Liberalism/Progressivism--Domestic terrorism financed by your tax dollars.)
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