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White House Slammed for Oil Spill - Obama's Katrina? (Lib Media Turning on The One?)
The Los Angeles Times ^ | Monday, May 24, 2010 | Johanna Neuman

Posted on 05/24/2010 8:22:01 AM PDT by kristinn

This is Day 35.

For more than a month, oil has pulsed into the Gulf of Mexico at the rate that is pegged at anywhere from 5,000 to 20,000 barrels a day. Scientists and engineers at BP have tried unsuccessfully to cap the gusher, with another rescue effort on tap for Wednesday. Oil is coating birds, fish and shores in a horrible preview of the ecological and economic disaster that is looming. Louisiana's frustrated Gov. Bobby Jindal has pointedly asked why the federal government has deserted the state -- again."We need more urgency, we need a plan," he said.

SNIP

But, like the oil heading for the shores, the criticisms are likely to grow even louder and could clog not only the shores but also Obama's presidency. And maybe they should.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; energy; jamescarville; obama; oil; oilspill
When the media starts counting the days of incompetence in your presidency--like they did with Jimmy Carter--you know you're in trouble.
1 posted on 05/24/2010 8:22:01 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

State Media knee-pads are wearing thin.


2 posted on 05/24/2010 8:23:56 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn

When the media starts counting the days of incompetence in your presidency—like they did with Jimmy Carter—you know you’re in trouble.

Remember it took several years for the media questioning of Carter before the electorate acted. That was the media of the 1970’s, this is 2010 and the media is more committed to the communist world view now more than ever. I wonder what a former Gov of an oil producing state would have done?


3 posted on 05/24/2010 8:25:07 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: kristinn

Where’s all the talk about “The Messiah” now? Where’s the doctored photos with the halos?


4 posted on 05/24/2010 8:26:11 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
I wonder what a former Gov of an oil producing state would have done?

You mean one that has had to deal with well accidents and has had to actually talk to high level officers of oil companies? You mean one that has experience working with the oil industry?

According to the MSM, such a person does not exist.

5 posted on 05/24/2010 8:28:30 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
This administration has not a clue what to do about any catastrophe. The majority voted for inexperience. Here's to 'em!
6 posted on 05/24/2010 8:31:32 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: kristinn

“When the media starts counting the days of incompetence in your presidency—like they did with Jimmy Carter—you know you’re in trouble.”

You’ll get the occassional reporterette who strays off the reservation. But, when it really matters, (election time), the State Controlled Media will sing the praises of Obama. And if they can’t find any praises to sing, they’ll make some up.


7 posted on 05/24/2010 8:38:47 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: kristinn

I don’t buy it. It’s a feint. “Oh, look we’re going after Obama”. Till he comes out with his newest socialist plan.


8 posted on 05/24/2010 8:42:36 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: mlocher

Yup, she’s just a figment of our imaginations.

Did I say “She”?


9 posted on 05/24/2010 8:44:03 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

DAY 35

OF THE OIL SPILL CRISIS

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Yes, this is what the evening news should lead with every night.

10 posted on 05/24/2010 8:50:31 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: kristinn

If you can prevent a major ecological disaster when the government and professional oil companies can’t...you might be a redneck.

http://www.wimp.com/solutionoil/


11 posted on 05/24/2010 8:52:50 AM PDT by maxsand
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To: kristinn
Well the LA Times is about to feel the wrath of The One. They’ve ruined the pleasant afterglow of Barry’s golf weekend without the shewolf.
12 posted on 05/24/2010 9:24:10 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: kristinn

OK hell has Frozen over.. Carville saying something bad about a demoncrat Prezident? Oh the huge manaties....


13 posted on 05/24/2010 9:24:20 AM PDT by crazydad (What)
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To: DooDahhhh

How about the fact that NObama stopped all fishing, etc, from the first?

There were at least 3 weeks that the fishing industry could have gone out 24/7 & removed as much product as possible.

There was no oil in the fishing beds at that time.

I hope someone sues the Feds over a premature cutoff of fishing & the loss of income, etc.


14 posted on 05/24/2010 10:35:19 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: DooDahhhh

How about the fact that NObama stopped all fishing, etc, from the first?

There were at least 3 weeks that the fishing industry could have gone out 24/7 & removed as much product as possible.

There was no oil in the fishing beds at that time.

I hope someone sues the Feds over a premature cutoff of fishing & the loss of income, etc.


15 posted on 05/24/2010 10:36:01 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: kristinn

I wonder how the millions of folks affected by flooding in Tennessee are doing?


16 posted on 05/24/2010 10:40:59 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: kristinn
"Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million
to federal …with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama"

"U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study"

"Obama admin exempted BP's Gulf drilling from environmental impact study "

"Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico"

"Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement"

"Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig "

"US allowed drilling 'without required permits"

"U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits
The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to BP …
to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits "

”Obama sat on sand berm request 2 weeks, still no reply"

Lab Chosen To Test Oil Spill Water & Animal Samples Has Ties To BP> ”In addition to this potential conflict of interest, federal officials have mandated that BP
gets to hire the companies that collect data as part of efforts to rescue wildlife covered with oil."

“Oil Spill - CBS Threatened With Arrest For Filming The Oil Spill (Coast Guard: "This Is BP's Rules."

17 posted on 05/24/2010 12:08:29 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: kristinn

Feh.

When the media bothers to take Obama’s administration to task for ANY of the Islamist terrorist attacks in the US (including the Ft. Hood shooting which should NEVER have happened) instead of BLAMING Americans for these “lone nuts”, THEN maybe it can be claimed that the White House is being “slammed” for inaction...

For now, the media continues to pick and choose outrages which serve the liberal agenda and make him seem “moderate” not Maoist.


18 posted on 05/24/2010 12:23:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Hoodat

“...DAY 35

OF THE OIL SPILL CRISIS


Yes, this is what the evening news should lead with every night....”

But it won’t.


19 posted on 05/24/2010 1:15:08 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: kristinn

El Presidente Incompentanto. translated the president incompentant aka Pantywaist Pissant preschooler in nappies


20 posted on 05/24/2010 1:28:10 PM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: mlocher

From the story: “Responding to the criticism, this week the White House will step up its rhetoric.”

Step-up-it’s-rhetoric. Oooooooh. Scary.


21 posted on 05/24/2010 1:37:25 PM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Thanks kristinn.
22 posted on 05/24/2010 3:23:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: ridesthemiles

Agreed! The fishery ban was pre-mature. Not unexpected for this Administration of the Incompetent.


23 posted on 05/24/2010 5:06:43 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Emperor Obama has not forgotten that the bitter clingers of Tennessee did not vote for him or send him enough shakedown money or campaign contributions...


24 posted on 05/24/2010 7:45:33 PM PDT by Joan912 (I used to think that the day would never come...)
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To: Hoodat

DAY 36


25 posted on 05/25/2010 6:43:30 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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