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Pence: 'Everybody in America knew whose a-double-s to kick'
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Posted on 06/13/2010 7:17:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Pence: 'Everybody in America knew whose a-double-s to kick'

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama’s “slow” response to the BP oil disaster, saying the administration had poorly coordinated its initial response.

“He could’ve picked up the phone and called the CEO of BP sooner than 50 days [after the spill],” Pence said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “This is emblematic of the kind of detached leadership we’re seeing in this administration…I think by day two, everybody in America knew whose a-double-s to kick.”

Obama administration officials did not appear in the region until nearly 10 days after the oil rig explosion occurred off Louisiana’s coast, Pence complained.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) acknowledged the involvement of more than a dozen government agencies in the oil spill is a process that “can get clumsy sometimes.” But he defended the administration’s overall response, saying it was working to streamline the efforts and expressing anger at BP.

“I don’t know that the president is doing anything wrong,” Clyburn said. “The President’s style is something a lot of people felt very comfortable with during the campaign – they were looking for a steady hand…But when the time came for governing, people like to see a little more emotional involvement on the part of their leader.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: indiana; mikepence; obama; oilgate; oilspill; pence
Sheesh..........
1 posted on 06/13/2010 7:17:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrat a$$hole admits “...process that ‘can get clumsy sometimes’” and he wants us to trust them with our HEALTH? We are in such deep doo-doo.


2 posted on 06/13/2010 7:22:28 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sub-Driver
You mean...something like THIS??? REAL Leadership
3 posted on 06/13/2010 7:24:36 AM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I don’t know that the president is doing anything wrong,” Clyburn said. “The President’s style is something a lot of people felt very comfortable with during the campaign –

Smoke, mirrors and the media.

People allowed themselves to be duped. Taken. Had. Swindled.

4 posted on 06/13/2010 7:24:58 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Allegra

Is Pence growing a set?


5 posted on 06/13/2010 7:27:19 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Pence has always had a pretty big set...I think they just KEEP growing bigger and bigger. God Bless him! MORE, MORE!!!


6 posted on 06/13/2010 7:29:10 AM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Venturer

I like Pence. I hope he just keeps on taking swings at those idiots.


7 posted on 06/13/2010 7:30:32 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Venturer

He’s always been tough. He is a good man and looks like a strong leader. Keep going Pence. Everyone else speaks their mind...you should too and am glad you are.


8 posted on 06/13/2010 7:36:13 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Sub-Driver
Sheesh, is correct, is that the best, old Amnesty by a Different Name, Pence can do.
9 posted on 06/13/2010 7:41:40 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Sub-Driver
“I don’t know that the president is doing anything wrong,” Clyburn (D-South Carolina) said.

Obama's not doing anything wrong because he's not doing anything AT ALL. And that IS wrong.

He's not leading, he's not handling, he's not managing, heck -- he's not even ORGANIZING!

10 posted on 06/13/2010 7:55:55 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Allegra

Libtards can’t actually do anything - they can only talk and demagogue. They are pathetically inept.


11 posted on 06/13/2010 8:05:38 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Sub-Driver

Dates in Question
•16 April 2007 - Virginia Tech massacre:labeled as the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history. Seung-Hui Cho kills 32 people and injures 23 others, then commits suicide.
•18 April 1983 - Beirut bombing:An Islamic radical crashes a vehicle borne explosive into the US embassy in Lebanon, killing 63 people.
•19 April 1993 - Waco: After a 51-day cordon of the Branch Davidian building in Texas, federal agents raid the compound as a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die in the melee. 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma is bombed by American fringe extremists, killing 168.
•20 April 1985 - ATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas. 1999 - Columbine: two students raid their Colorado High School with firearms, resulting in 15 deaths (the two committed suicide), and over 20 wounded. This was also the first such event Americans tracked in real time on TV, according to Syracuse University scholar Robert Thompson, as quoted in a 2007 Denver Post article by Kevin Simpson. 2007 - Johnson Space Center shooting: Two die when an armed man barricades himself within a NASA building in Houston, Texas.

Read more at Suite101: Is April a Cursed Month?: Multiple U.S. Disasters Happened within Four Calendar Days http://americanaffairs.suite101.com/article.cfm/is_april_a_cursed_month#ixzz0qkHSg7Yd

I also want to add:
The huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico started on Tuesday, April 20, 2010.

In 1972, the manned lunar module from Apollo 16 landed on the moon

In 1978, a Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 crash-landed in northwestern Russia after entering Soviet airspace and being fired on by a Soviet interceptor. Two passengers were killed.

In 2001, A Peruvian air force jet shot down a small plane carrying American missionaries in Peru’s Amazon jungle region, killing Veronica Bowers and her infant daughter, Charity.

Just sayin’ Hitler’s Birthday was April 20th....


12 posted on 06/13/2010 8:13:00 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Don’t forget April 15th, the day American taxpayers get raped annually!


13 posted on 06/13/2010 8:18:44 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh h-e-double-hockey-sticks yeah!


14 posted on 06/13/2010 8:21:26 AM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: houeto

Yep, that too. Interesting stuff with the dates.


15 posted on 06/13/2010 8:30:35 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: NordP

Never work.

Barry was a sissy to start with and he isn’t ever going to make that change to a man with testosterone with big balls.

He is just a school boy wanting to play sports but always had sand kicked in his face and never thought to order the Atlas program for being a man.

Bottom line, he is an ineffectual intellectual wannabe and has zero ideas.

A 5 year old would kick his ass at Chinese checkers and make him look utterly stupid at tic, tac, toe.


16 posted on 06/13/2010 8:45:39 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Has anyone ever thought that President Narcissus may have WANTED the spill to get worse and worse because he hates oil as an energy source?


17 posted on 06/13/2010 10:20:47 AM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Sub-Driver
streamline the efforts and expressing anger at BP.

Yeah, by letting barriers languish in a Maine warehouse, preventing ships that could skim the oil not participate because they are not union, by funneling the terrorists in Gaza 400 million more dollars instead of spending that money to protect the environment.

And the hell does focusing anger at BP protect our states from damage?

0bama and his administration are as STUPID as the voters that elected him.

18 posted on 06/13/2010 10:49:04 AM PDT by A message
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“...process that ‘can get clumsy sometimes’” and he wants us to trust them with our HEALTH?”
___________________________________________________________

I think this is a great campaign theme. The same federal government that has “managed” border security and the Gulf oil spill.....is the same government wants to control our healthcars.

‘nough said......


19 posted on 06/13/2010 11:08:48 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Allegra
As you said, "People allowed themselves to be duped. Taken. Had. Swindled. "
20 posted on 06/13/2010 11:58:59 AM PDT by B4Ranch (If you don't make your own decisions someone else will do it for you.)
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To: Venturer

Pence has always had a set. He just picks his battles well...and knows when to stick the knife in.

Speaker Pence, people. Boehner’s not as bad as some here on FR say (IMHO) but the idea of Speaker Boehner is 100 miles of bad road.


21 posted on 06/13/2010 12:30:41 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right, we're free, we'll fight and you'll see!)
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To: NordP
You mean...something like THIS??? REAL Leadership

That was his pinnacle. It was all down hill from there.

22 posted on 06/13/2010 1:46:01 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Vendome

I sincerely agree with you on ALL counts.


23 posted on 06/13/2010 1:53:03 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
Has anyone ever thought that President Narcissus may have WANTED the spill to get worse and worse because he hates oil as an energy source?

Yes:

Blast Jolts Oil World

Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:38:22 AM · 4 of 99
raybbr to metmom
Any bets whether this tyrant in the WH uses this as an example of why we should get away from oil?

Prayers for the people involved in this.


24 posted on 06/13/2010 1:56:36 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
Or this (for which I was challenged):

White House Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling

Friday, April 30, 2010 10:41:24 AM · 50 of 205
raybbr to cardinal4
Maybe not deliberate but the lack of response was, IMO. They waited to bring the weight of the U.S. response so that they could say, "Look. Off shore drilling is a disaster. We can't a.low it. Look at what's happening in the Gulf."

They waited till the response would not be effective on purpose.


25 posted on 06/13/2010 1:59:22 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama's "slow" response to the BP oil disaster

26 posted on 06/13/2010 3:25:45 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: syriacus
OILGATE

It's not about BP's costly leak.
It's about Obama's stingy cleanup.


27 posted on 06/14/2010 6:48:11 AM PDT by syriacus (OILGATE: It's not about BP's costly leak. It's about Obama's stingy cleanup.)
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