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Obama defending Gulf effort in Oval Office address
AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/10 | Jennifer Loven - ap

Posted on 06/15/2010 2:32:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – National anger rising, President Barack Obama is defending his efforts against the country's worst environmental disaster and hoping his first Oval Office address Tuesday night will stoke confidence that he can see the job through until the gushing oil is gone and Gulf Coast lives are back to normal.

"We're going to fight back with everything that we've got," Obama said in Pensacola, Fla., capping a two-day inspection tour of the stricken region before flying back to Washington for his evening address to the nation.

Eight weeks to the day after an offshore oil rig leased by BP PLC exploded, killed 11 workers and sent tens of millions of gallons of crude flooding into the Gulf of Mexico, Obama's high-stakes speech came during a week of constantly unfolding drama.

Lightning even struck. A bolt hit the ship siphoning oil from the still-spewing undersea leak on — injuring no one but halting containment efforts for a few hours.

Back on land, as long as the oil keeps flowing, no one seems happy with what anyone is doing to deal with it, from Obama on down.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: defending; effort; gulf; obama; ovaloffice
56 days.

Prese__nt Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office.

1 posted on 06/15/2010 2:32:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Pres__ent Obama


2 posted on 06/15/2010 2:33:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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Ought to call him ol’ Tee Time ToTUS


3 posted on 06/15/2010 2:34:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Way too little, way too late. He can’t talk his way out of this one.


4 posted on 06/15/2010 2:34:46 PM PDT by cblue55 (Choose life; abort Obamacare)
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To: NormsRevenge

“President Plugs” is looking better and better each day.


5 posted on 06/15/2010 2:36:00 PM PDT by ssaftler (Arizonans: Doing the job that Americans won't do.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t know about you, but nothing this POS will ever say or do, will convince me that he is doing what needs to be done (or allowing others to do what needs to be done) or that he should EVER deserve anyone’s confidence in him for ANYTHING!

He never had my trust, he never had my respect and he never had my approval....and he NEVER will!!!


6 posted on 06/15/2010 2:36:24 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The ONLY circumstance I would regret missing a Zero speech would be if he resigned and I didn’t see it live...


7 posted on 06/15/2010 2:37:03 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Dude, my electricity bills skyrocketed and I will have to listen to you on by hand crank radio.


8 posted on 06/15/2010 2:37:27 PM PDT by dila813
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To: cblue55

Way too little, way too late. He can’t talk his way out of this one.


He’ll make an ass of himself tonight.


9 posted on 06/15/2010 2:37:36 PM PDT by unkus
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To: NormsRevenge

We’ll see but I see this address as highlighting his incompetence. Jindal, Palin, Barbour, even Crist would have been all over this as executives. The AKTUS (or KATUS) makes you pay attention for a moment and then you realize how very small he is compared to the pubbie bench.


10 posted on 06/15/2010 2:38:07 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: NormsRevenge
That piece of garbage better not make me lose out on 'Hell's Kitchen'.

"You DONKEY!"

11 posted on 06/15/2010 2:38:23 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (What do Snap-On and Obama have in common? They're both tools.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Heckuva job, Barry!


12 posted on 06/15/2010 2:38:40 PM PDT by counterpunch (Heckuva job, Barry!)
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To: cblue55

“He can’t talk his way out of this one.”

Sure he will. He has the medias head stuck up his butt, and he has environmental groups like the Sierra Club saying he has done a masterful job on the disaster.


13 posted on 06/15/2010 2:40:14 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: unkus
He’ll make an ass of himself tonight.

Might make it worth watching.

14 posted on 06/15/2010 2:40:22 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: cblue55

Here’s my prediction:

0’bummer will weasel and whine and make excuse after excuse. He will come off as detached and defensive. His rating number will further decline.

He’s great at teleprompted grand rhetoric and cheer-leading the dumb and dumber. He isn’t so good at selling a stinky product.

But I will not be watching as the man-boy makes me want to puke whenever I here him speak.


15 posted on 06/15/2010 2:40:35 PM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: NormsRevenge

What time is it on? It didn’t say, I don’t think. Sure have the address during the pre-game Boston/L.A. game or during the actual game itself. This is much like having the address on a Sunday at 3AM.


16 posted on 06/15/2010 2:40:48 PM PDT by library user
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To: NormsRevenge

From the Chief Flake.


17 posted on 06/15/2010 2:40:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: NormsRevenge

Defending the indefensible


18 posted on 06/15/2010 2:42:00 PM PDT by mort56
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To: RetroSexual

What time does the ass go on TV?


19 posted on 06/15/2010 2:42:37 PM PDT by unkus
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, ain’t that where the $100/lb, the Krystaal, and the party is everynight?


20 posted on 06/15/2010 2:43:36 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: jimfree

He needs to put Gen Honoree in charge. “Don’t get stuck on stupid.!


21 posted on 06/15/2010 2:47:45 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: NormsRevenge

Mowgli and his sand castle bucket defense...news at 11.

You know, the Japanese, the Germans, the Arubans, could have taken the country in 1941 with this response. Easily.


22 posted on 06/15/2010 2:48:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I notice that, of the alphabet networks, only CBS and Fox (WOW) show Obama's address on their network listings.

On the TV Guide website, they show NBC, ABC and even PBS as carrying other programs.

I hope that's the way it goes down and not a mistake by TV Guide.

23 posted on 06/15/2010 2:51:15 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: unkus

“He’ll make an ass of himself tonight.”

You are not exactly going out on a limb with that prediction.


24 posted on 06/15/2010 2:52:39 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: NormsRevenge

25 posted on 06/15/2010 2:53:15 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: library user

He’s going to lose a lot of Democrat voters in Boston if he dares to cut into the Celtics/Lakers game. There would be hell to pay if that happens!


26 posted on 06/15/2010 2:55:49 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: jospehm20

“He’ll make an ass of himself tonight.”

You are not exactly going out on a limb with that prediction.


LOL

I’ll watch FOX...after the ass makes more of an ass of himself. I refuse to watch the evil bastard.


27 posted on 06/15/2010 2:56:26 PM PDT by unkus
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To: NormsRevenge

He has a record to defend??!


28 posted on 06/15/2010 2:59:09 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: NormsRevenge
"We're going to fight back with everything that we've got," Obama said

...fifty-six days later.

My fervent prayer tonight is for some sort of teleprompter malfunction, leaving him mute or forced to end the address because of "technical difficulties". Because you know he couldn't seamlessly keep it going like Sarah Palin did in her convention speech...
29 posted on 06/15/2010 2:59:39 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving.)
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To: who knows what evil?

For all the practical purposes he resigned long time ago. Just not formally nor officially.


30 posted on 06/15/2010 3:02:27 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: LostInBayport
“We're going to fight back with everything that we've got,” Obama said

Probably golf balls again...

31 posted on 06/15/2010 3:03:11 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: capt. norm
I can hardly wait to hear the “ Tar Baby” spew more more nonsense.
32 posted on 06/15/2010 3:04:02 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Obama is like a "Slinky" rather amusing to watch but serves no useful purpose)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama is nothing more than a big wind-bag. No substance, no decency, no virtue, no anything of value. In very plain words Obama is a ‘zero’.


33 posted on 06/15/2010 3:07:02 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: chessplayer

he has environmental groups like the Sierra Club saying he has done a masterful job on the disaster. <<
I see - Has done or is doing??? because this thing is far for being resolved in fact there are many very scary scenarios that , if they come to fruition , are in the realm of possibilities of a disaster beyond anything that we have faced!!! we are so screwed. I believe that we are standing on the cusp of a potential economic disaster that will be near impossible to over come!!


34 posted on 06/15/2010 3:08:01 PM PDT by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: downtownconservative

Yep. He’ll whine on and on about it being other people’s fault. He’s good at pitching fantasy. Problem for him is, reality has popped that fantasy bubble.


35 posted on 06/15/2010 3:08:34 PM PDT by kenth
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To: NormsRevenge

but... he inherited this mess... from Bush...

...even though BP was donating big $$$ to him and the Dems...


36 posted on 06/15/2010 3:10:02 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: BooBoo1000

He is already signaling that he plans a massive power and money grab in light of the oil crisis. He is comparing it to 911 and so there will have to be a police state, oppressive response to this “attack on the United States.”

He’ll be introducing a multi thousand page “energy bill” that will be a Marxist control freak’s domestic and international/global government wet dream. It will be an EMERGENCY and he’ll try to shove it up our butts quick and before anyone reads it and can get organized to shut it down. Beeeee Ready!


37 posted on 06/15/2010 3:11:49 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: NormsRevenge
 

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38 posted on 06/15/2010 3:13:32 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: jimfree
makes you pay attention for a moment and then you realize how very small he is compared to the pubbie bench.

It indeed does make one consider how small the entire first string of the democrat bench actually is.

39 posted on 06/15/2010 3:40:28 PM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: NormsRevenge
“We're going to fight back with everything that we've got,” Obama said

Interesting choice of words. I would think at 56 days and counting it would have been

“We ARE FIGHTING back with everything that we've got,” Obama said

Can't let these crises go to waste I guess.

40 posted on 06/15/2010 3:41:23 PM PDT by Polynikes (Haakkaa Paalle)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is an awful tragedy for the people of the Gulf, for the workers who were killed and the families, for our environment, the wildlife, etc. I’m sincerely sorry it happened.

That being said, I think this is a last-chance wake-up call. The equivalent of a 2 x 4 upside the head, to this country-I think God is showing this country the error of it’s ways over the last 40-50 years, culminating in this incompetant assclown’s coronation in 2008. You know-Mr “now the seas will heal” or whatever BS he spewed forth last year.

It’s like that Toyota commercial “You asked for it (BO)-You got it!”

Next step is lancing the festering boil infecting our country. Liver Lips and his wife Lurch wouldn’t be stuffing themselves with Wagyu beef tonight without the complicity of those who put them there. There needs to be a leveling wind-we can’t live with those who want to destroy us.


41 posted on 06/15/2010 3:50:33 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

I smell a setup. There have been several instances where left-wing talking heads want Obama to be tougher, to “act like a dictator”.
Well, maybe the gloves come off tonight. Visible anger followed by tough dictator like measures.
The MSM will eat it up; Chrissy Matthews will have an orgasm, and the left-wing base will once again worship the man.
And we won’t do a damn thing.


42 posted on 06/15/2010 3:59:02 PM PDT by Madistan ((This space for rent))
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To: unkus
He’ll make an ass of himself tonight.

Again.

43 posted on 06/15/2010 4:02:54 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: SCalGal

I am sure there is some good re-run on some station tonight.I do not plan to watch the big OOOO at all.


44 posted on 06/15/2010 4:07:59 PM PDT by maeng ( l)
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To: NormsRevenge
Here's the full text of President Obama's speech about the BP disaster/gusher in the Gulf of Mexico ...

Obama's Remarks To Nation On Oil Spill [Full Text]


45 posted on 06/15/2010 7:20:41 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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