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President Delays Oil Spill Recovery Efforts For San Francisco Fundraiser With Getty Oil Heirs
National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | 5/25/10

Posted on 05/25/2010 6:03:35 PM PDT by Frankusa

With millions of gallons of crude oil wreaking havoc on the Gulf of Mexico, the White House announced today that President Barack Obama will assess the efforts to stop the massive oil leak... but not until after he hosts a fancy fundraiser... with wealthy oil heirs Ann and Gordon Getty in San Francisco this evening...

The events are scheduled to be held at the Fairmont Hotel, in the city's affluent Nob Hill district, and at the home of Ann and Gordon Getty, wealthy philanthropists who head their family's billion dollar trust.”

The decision to raise campaign funds with Getty – the heir to the multi-billion-dollar Getty Oil fortune – draws even further attention to the President’s misplaced priorities as he flies across the continent for a campaign fundraiser while a major man-made disaster damages the ecosystem and economy of the Gulf Coast...

"In the wake of this ongoing national crisis, why didn’t the Democrats reschedule his fancy fundraiser with the billionaire oil heirs and allow the President to direct his full attention toward the massive disaster that is plaguing the Gulf Coast?” asked National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokeswoman Amber Marchand.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: getty; obama; oilspill; spillbabyspillparty; spillbayspillparty

1 posted on 05/25/2010 6:03:35 PM PDT by Frankusa
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To: Frankusa
with wealthy oil heirs Ann and Gordon Getty in San Francisco

I am anouncing myself totally available for adoption should they in turn be in need of an heir.

2 posted on 05/25/2010 6:06:53 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Frankusa
This is becoming a popular refrain but....

CAN YOU IMAGINE IF BUSH HAD DONE THIS?????

3 posted on 05/25/2010 6:07:09 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Frankusa

Well obviously this is Dick Cheney’s fault.


4 posted on 05/25/2010 6:08:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Frankusa; SparkyBass
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"Stolen" from SparkyBass --

5 posted on 05/25/2010 6:13:33 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Frankusa

And the libs will love him more. We’re living on Bizarro World.


6 posted on 05/25/2010 6:15:12 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Frankusa

Gee suz Keerist, California tonight New Orleans Friday, Chicago saturday , do they refuel Air Force One in the friggin air?

This SOB doesnt let the damn tires cool off from one landing before he goes across country again.

What the hell does it cost to keep this Mother’s trucker flying around the nation every damned day?


7 posted on 05/25/2010 6:16:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Frankusa

This is silly. President Obama doesn’t know squat about capping underwater oil wells, and it won’t make a single gallon of difference whether he “assesses the efforts to stop the massive oil leak” today or a year from now. In fact, he’s more likely to run into somebody knowledgeable who can give him some crumb of useful advice on it at a fundraiser run by billionaire oil heirs, than sitting in the Oval Office listening to reports from government bureaucrats or wandering around the Gulf Coast in some orchestrated made-for-media-coverage show-and-tell tour (which I’m sure he’ll get around to doing very soon anyway).


8 posted on 05/25/2010 6:16:17 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Frankusa

Anotherwords, Governor Sarah Palin is right again!!


9 posted on 05/25/2010 6:18:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Frankusa

Another find rasier for the Spill baby spill party.


10 posted on 05/25/2010 6:35:06 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberals are right. The AZ situation is like Nazi Germany. Mexico is Germany and Arizona is Poland)
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To: Frankusa

Decisions....decisions....priorities.....


11 posted on 05/25/2010 6:44:29 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Frankusa
...President Barack Obama will assess the efforts to stop the massive oil leak.

Yes, that PhD he earned in petroleum engineering and his 35 years in the oil patch is finally going to come in handy. I'm sure he's the regular Marmaduke Surfaceblow of petroleum (ancient reference for power engineers out there).

12 posted on 05/25/2010 6:47:12 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: GovernmentShrinker
This is silly. President Obama doesn’t know squat about capping underwater oil wells, and it won’t make a single gallon of difference whether he “assesses the efforts to stop the massive oil leak” today or a year from now.

As much as I hate Zero, thank you for expressing this, and they are my thoughts as well.

Exactly as my sentiments were after Katrina when the press were lambasting Bush for not visiting NOLA soon enough. Bush wasn't going to personally rebuild the levies or pump the water, so his presence wasn't going to make one bit of difference.

13 posted on 05/25/2010 6:49:47 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

Sorry. It’s not just about stopping the leak.

It was about protecting the beaches beginning over a month ago.

It was about burning off the oil way back on DAY ONE.

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE SPILL, IT’S ABOUT THE CLEANUP


14 posted on 05/25/2010 6:58:36 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I agree. Obama should be under attack for not moving faster to help clean up the mess. Where is the equipment to help with the clean up? Why is the Army Corp of Engrs delaying building barriers to keep the oil out?

Obama’s role is a supporting role as janitor-in-chief. “Hey Obama - we have some oil we need you to clean up. So STFU, get out your broom and pail and get your ass moving.”


15 posted on 05/25/2010 6:59:06 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Frankusa

“allow the President to direct his full attention”

The brainwork and masterminding involved in solving such a serious problem requires every ounce of his considerable energy and IQ, so he must surround himself with obsequious, rich sycophants in order to charge his batteries, and then when he is finally ready, after feeling his powers are at their peak, possibly after relaxing to the soothing sounds of Paul McCartney and Wings, and Faith Hill who cried like a baby Hill about their beloved Mississippi following Katrina and the response of the administration, he may dive down and plug the leak himself, possibly revealing his secret identity, ZeroMan, and possibly straining his milk and irritating Bigfoot, thinking he was at that ghey `Frisco bath house and so forth and so on in this incredibly long run-on sentence.


16 posted on 05/25/2010 7:04:22 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Frankusa

Always putting politics over his responsibility to our nation. People are getting enraged over his seeming lack of concern over this oil disaster (even the libs are steaming over it!)


17 posted on 05/25/2010 7:09:47 PM PDT by tcw_laj4ALL ("Present" Obama- never takes responsibility, only credit.)
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To: tcw_laj4ALL

Uhbama likes to have his fun. He would make a SUPERB DICTATOR! Geeez. What a failure he is, poor fella. Amazingly stupid for someone with supposed degrees from ivy league phony education mills. I have never believed in guaranteed grades like they dole out at Harvard.


18 posted on 05/25/2010 7:16:08 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: plain talk

I’ll bet that a despised “big oil” man would have been a better option than a community organzer dealing with this mess.
Then again, maybe the mess wouldn’t have been this big if cleanup had begun sooner.


19 posted on 05/25/2010 7:17:05 PM PDT by bog trotter
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To: Yo-Yo
Bush wasn't going to personally rebuild the levies or pump the water, so his presence wasn't going to make one bit of difference.

Actually, any Presidential visit to a disaster area of any sort is a major distraction and interference with real disaster relief efforts, so it does make a difference -- a *negative* difference. The last thing needed by anybody who's doing any serious work on either the oil well gusher itself or resulting environmental mess, is to be pulled away from their work for a pointless "briefing" of a visiting President (with or without photo op). And the last thing that anybody dealing with the supporting logistics needs, is to have to prepare for the super-high security of a Presidential visit -- hours of time wasted with Secret Service advance people who need to know every detail of every travel route, every building that will be visited, demand huge special support from local police, etc.

Some Presidential "see how much I really care" trips are harmless, such as Obama's recent participation in the memorial service for the dead miners. But having a President barge into a major disaster area is always harmful to the urgent work underway there.

If he can rub elbows with some oil industry big-wigs at the Gettys' fundraiser, at least there's a chance some tiny bit of real benefit would result. "Assessing the efforts to stop the massive oil leak", whether from the White House or in the disaster area itself, is nothing more than hot air, which he can just as easily blow by conference call from Air Force One on his way to or from the Getty event.

20 posted on 05/25/2010 7:44:13 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Touch Not the Cat

No wonder he does want anybody watching him play golf. He’s standing on the wrong side of the ball.


21 posted on 05/25/2010 8:14:33 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: Frankusa
The events are scheduled to be held at the Fairmont Hotel, in the city's affluent Nob Hill district, and at the home of Ann and Gordon Getty, wealthy philanthropists who head their family's billion dollar trust.”

I thought I had read something about Getty having a mistress and children. Sure enough. A quick search found this:
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/BILLIONAIRE+GETTY'S+DOUBLE+LIFE.(News)-a083620292

No wonder the Gettys are raising money for a Democrat with Obama.

22 posted on 05/25/2010 8:43:15 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: Frankusa

bump


23 posted on 05/25/2010 10:03:13 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Touch Not the Cat

What you want to bet he cheats at golf? Obvious he isn’t good.


24 posted on 05/25/2010 10:08:31 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: lonestar

I’m thinkin’ golf and basketball are just excuses to hang out with the “boys” and maybe hit a sauna or bath afterwards to wind down.


25 posted on 05/25/2010 10:52:28 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: Frankusa; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
"We've been frustrated with the disjointed effort to date that has too often meant too little, too late for the oil hitting our coast," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said on Day 36 of the spill.

As of Tuesday morning, he was still waiting for the federal government to provide millions of feet in booms and to approve an emergency permit for a state plan to dredge and build new barrier islands to keep the oil from reaching the marshes and wetlands.

Jindal, who is so desperate for the islands that he says he'll build them himself even if it means going to jail, states: "We need more booms, more skimmers, more vacuums, more jack-up barges that are still in short supply. Let's be clear: Every day that this oil sits is one more day that more of our marsh dies."

Louisiana's Jindal: Where's Obama?

Governor Jindal won't be appearing at any fundraisers for the foreseeable future. He'll be much too busy doing both his and Obama's J-O-B-s.

26 posted on 05/25/2010 11:32:14 PM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: steveab

Hey, I play left-handed....but do everything else right-handed incl tennis, pitching, putting and voting.


27 posted on 05/26/2010 3:39:52 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: lonevoice

Obamanation has to go!! There are so many reasons to start impeachment hearings against this pretender to the Oval Office. I am so frustrated that this hasn’t been started.


28 posted on 05/26/2010 4:48:11 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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