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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.
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Prese__nt Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office.
Ought to call him ol’ Tee Time ToTUS
Way too little, way too late. He can’t talk his way out of this one.
“President Plugs” is looking better and better each day.
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!!!
The ONLY circumstance I would regret missing a Zero speech would be if he resigned and I didn’t see it live...
Hey Dude, my electricity bills skyrocketed and I will have to listen to you on by hand crank radio.
Way too little, way too late. He cant talk his way out of this one.
He’ll make an ass of himself tonight.
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.
Heckuva job, Barry!
“He cant 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.
Might make it worth watching.
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.
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.
From the Chief Flake.
Defending the indefensible
What time does the ass go on TV?
Well, ain’t that where the $100/lb, the Krystaal, and the party is everynight?
He needs to put Gen Honoree in charge. “Don’t get stuck on stupid.!
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.
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.
“Hell make an ass of himself tonight.”
You are not exactly going out on a limb with that prediction.
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!
Hell make an ass of himself tonight.
You are not exactly going out on a limb with that prediction.
I’ll watch FOX...after the ass makes more of an ass of himself. I refuse to watch the evil bastard.
He has a record to defend??!
For all the practical purposes he resigned long time ago. Just not formally nor officially.
Probably golf balls again...
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’.
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!!
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.
but... he inherited this mess... from Bush...
...even though BP was donating big $$$ to him and the Dems...
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!
It indeed does make one consider how small the entire first string of the democrat bench actually is.
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.
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.
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.
I am sure there is some good re-run on some station tonight.I do not plan to watch the big OOOO at all.