Skip to comments.Drowning in the spill: O's still bungling the crisis
Posted on 05/28/2010 3:38:04 AM PDT by Scanian
President Obama said at his BP press conference that when he was shaving the other day, his daughter Malia asked him, "Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?"
If Obama wanted to give her a quick lesson in how the world works, he might have said: "No, dear, that's beyond my capacity. I can't stop oil from gushing from a well 5,000 feet beneath the ocean's surface. Now, did you do your homework?"
Malia can be forgiven for not understanding the limits on her daddy's power. She's 11 years old. What's everyone else's excuse?
If the presidency of the United States is the most powerful and majestic office on Earth, it does not confer omnipotence on the mere mortal who happens to occupy it.
Perhaps Obama himself needs to be reminded. A White House aide told a reporter that the president, in a fit of frustration, barked to his aides during one meeting, "Plug the damn hole." That's a meaningless order with the world's best engineers already desperately trying to solve a hellish technical problem.
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In some areas he has absolute power.
The question is what a 6 year old might ask of her dad....because the kid doesn't have any concept of a hole in the ocean floor.....a mile underwater....
1) Pres_ _ent Obama gets $$$$$ from BP ............. check
"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"
"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"
BP oil leak: Fallen Deepwater Horizon was tapping second largest oil deposit in the world
If there is a single aspect to the dangers of the BP oil leak,
it lies in the question CEO Tony Hayward and other BP executives
have been avoiding since the first drop of oil went rogue: How much oil is leaking?
The real answer is - more than anyone wants to admit,
because the well holds enough oil to make Saudi Arabian drillers jealous."
2) Pres_ _ent Obama exempts BP from normal requirements ......... check
Federal Regulator Repeatedly Failed to Inspect Deepwater Horizon Including for... Obama Presidency
ABC News has learned that in the 16 months from January 2009 through April 2010
MMS failed to inspect Deepwater Horizon four times in May 2009, August 2009, December 2009, and January 2010."
3) Pres_ _ent Obama and the DNC begin the obstruction ......... check
"Obama sat on sand berm request 2 weeks, still no reply"
4) Pres_ _ent Obama and the DNC begin the coverup ......... check
"Oil Spill - CBS Threatened With Arrest For Filming The Oil Spill (Coast Guard: "This Is BP's Rules."
"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."
I hear oil is leaking again. Is this insane or what?
Obama said he can lower sea levels. But he cant plug a little hole?
Never forget...”We’re what we’ve been waiting for”. OMG! The man believes he is the messiah.
Little chucky krauthammer said last night that obama would not be hurt if the well were capped, even though his press conference was the worst display of incompetence and arrogance in the history of our Nation’s CiC. Well chucky... you also said that if the leak did not stop, this would be very bad for obama... so chucky... is it bad for him or are you going to once again try to cover for your new overlord? Huh chucky?
obama thinks that he is stalin... and god-like as in Rome.
Can you imagine him in a “real” crisis? Had the bomb gone off in New York City, he probably would have sent the State Department to attack Pakistan and the army to attack the Tea Party Headquarters in Peoria. People have got to understand THEY voted for a man who hasn’t got a CLUE how to run a country. He truly is “just a community organizer”. Any of those folks you saw on the ACORN tapes could have done as good a job as this President is doing. God save us from a real crisis.
He's not as useless as Peggy Noonan, but he's darn close.
“God save us from a real crisis.”
Think of the most arrogant, incompetent, total jerk you have ever known...he is in the White House!
Compare BPs press release, action not words: http://bp.concerts.com/gom/kentwells_update24052010.htm
Osamaobama answered,"Did mommy tell you to ask me that question?"
Why doesn’t he just offer the oil well a high level position in the administration?
Love the sticker. Obuttocks. Brings it right to the discharge area. Ooops.
I agree with you 100%.
“Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy”
What a way to talk about her mother!
Obama is neck deep in this tar pit.
I was doing some digging around and found that BP isn’t a published member on the CCX but they are a big player on the ECX. The ECX in turn is 50% owned by the CCX.
as an aside- Hasn’t Malia been 11 since 2008?
“Did you plug the hole yet Daddy?”
“Honey, look at my hands. They don’t have mud and oil on them. Lots of hardworking Americans are working around the clock to plug that hole. They are our true hope and our true heroes. I will see that you meet them when they succeed”
After that they went on to discuss nuclear proliferation. And Obozo assured her that “I’m in charge here.”
Nostalgia time with Zer0.
Do these people ever come up with anything original?
Biden is such a friggin’ Mini-me. What a tool.
I call BS, she did not say that or was coached, JMO.
This Gulf oil spill is the perfect metaphor for the Obama administration. Starts with an explosion....followed by a disaster that will take generations to recover from.
It’s only been 40 days. Give him some time. Soon he’ll jump into the Gulf with a knife between his teeth and stab the evil oil to death.
He can’t “bungle”. The American people and their news media have declared him the victor no matter what.
Thanks! I’ve got it as an actual bumper-sticker here: http://www.zazzle.com/obuttocks_bumper_sticker-128984075486474025?gl=oceander