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Drowning in the spill: O's still bungling the crisis
NY Post ^ | May 27, 2010 | Rich Lowry

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bp; obama; oilleak; oilspill; presser

1 posted on 05/28/2010 3:38:05 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

In some areas he has absolute power.


2 posted on 05/28/2010 3:43:41 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Scanian
11 years old....Daddy, did you plug the hole???....Not for nothinbg...But I have an 11 year old grandson....No way he would ask that BECAUSE DADDY IS SHAVING...NOT WORKING ON A RIG

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....

3 posted on 05/28/2010 3:47:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Scanian
The American people are fed up with the charade of Obama and his
fawning, servile, docile MSM and the lies they all rode in on.

Obama’s Oil

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."

"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 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 "


3) Pres_ _ent Obama and the DNC begin the obstruction ......... check
"Obama sat on sand berm request 2 weeks, still no reply"

"Frustration over sand barriers boils in Louisiana as federal government offers few answers"

President Delays Oil Spill Recovery Efforts For San Francisco Fundraiser With Getty Oil Heirs”


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."

BP reports warning signs before gulf oil rig explosion"


4 posted on 05/28/2010 3:59:02 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

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?


5 posted on 05/28/2010 4:09:55 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Scanian

Never forget...”We’re what we’ve been waiting for”. OMG! The man believes he is the messiah.


6 posted on 05/28/2010 4:19:57 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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To: PA-RIVER

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?

LLS


7 posted on 05/28/2010 4:22:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Ann Archy

obama thinks that he is stalin... and god-like as in Rome.

LLS


8 posted on 05/28/2010 4:23:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Scanian

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.


9 posted on 05/28/2010 4:24:32 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Diogenesis

10 posted on 05/28/2010 4:24:50 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Krauthammer has been a great disappointment. He's very bright, and I have really enjoyed his stuff in the past -- but with the rise of Obama and the appearance of Sarah Palin on the political scene, I find that I almost always regret spending time reading Krauthammer's opinion.

He's not as useless as Peggy Noonan, but he's darn close.

11 posted on 05/28/2010 4:52:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

“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!


12 posted on 05/28/2010 5:01:44 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Scanian

Compare BPs press release, action not words: http://bp.concerts.com/gom/kentwells_update24052010.htm


13 posted on 05/28/2010 5:07:34 AM PDT by Broker (Stranger in a very strange land.)
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To: 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?"

Osamaobama answered,"Did mommy tell you to ask me that question?"

14 posted on 05/28/2010 5:09:03 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Scanian

Why doesn’t he just offer the oil well a high level position in the administration?


15 posted on 05/28/2010 5:12:20 AM PDT by lacrew (Barack Obama is always the least experienced most condescending guy in the room. (Rush))
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To: Oceander

Love the sticker. Obuttocks. Brings it right to the discharge area. Ooops.


16 posted on 05/28/2010 5:23:30 AM PDT by Pit1
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To: Pit1
Krauthammer thinks once the well is capped the press will move on to other things... When it comes to Sarah the elites do not get it they are the smart ones...Remember Reagan was a dunce also
17 posted on 05/28/2010 6:28:11 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: ClearCase_guy

I agree with you 100%.

LLS


18 posted on 05/28/2010 6:59:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Scanian

“Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy”

What a way to talk about her mother!


19 posted on 05/28/2010 7:09:07 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Scanian

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.

http://www.ecx.eu/media/pdf/members%20list%20-%20april%202010.pdf


20 posted on 05/28/2010 7:10:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Scanian

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”


21 posted on 05/28/2010 7:10:48 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: silverleaf
DID YOU PLUG THE HOLE YET, DADDY?


22 posted on 05/28/2010 7:17:48 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Sacajaweau

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?


23 posted on 05/28/2010 7:19:24 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: UCANSEE2

Biden is such a friggin’ Mini-me. What a tool.


24 posted on 05/28/2010 7:20:22 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Scanian

I call BS, she did not say that or was coached, JMO.


25 posted on 05/28/2010 7:50:47 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Diogenesis

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.


26 posted on 05/28/2010 8:17:49 AM PDT by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: All

"ALOHA"

27 posted on 05/28/2010 8:59:30 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: Scanian

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.


28 posted on 05/28/2010 9:32:26 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: Scanian

He can’t “bungle”. The American people and their news media have declared him the victor no matter what.


29 posted on 05/28/2010 9:33:04 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Pit1

Thanks! I’ve got it as an actual bumper-sticker here: http://www.zazzle.com/obuttocks_bumper_sticker-128984075486474025?gl=oceander


30 posted on 05/28/2010 3:45:16 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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