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Obama's intentions
NY Post ^ | June 16, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 06/16/2010 2:30:18 AM PDT by Scanian

President Obama's Oval Office speech last night focused on the Gulf oil catastrophe, but its true purpose was impossible to miss: shoring up the president's tanking popularity.

Some 57 days after the BP oil rig blew -- triggering an underwater oil gusher that's yet to be contained -- a majority of Americans, polls show, think Obama's been too detached from the crisis.

Thus, the president is taking a new tack: huffing and puffing.

"Tonight, I've returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we're waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our shores and our citizens," he said.

But unless Obama knows something no one else does, it's not an assault, but a catastrophic accident -- though the term does build on a theme he began Sunday by comparing the spill to 9/11.

And that was a grotesquerie: As New Yorkers know best, the attack that day was a premedi tated act of war.

Equally off-base is his new approach to the spill: demonizing BP beyond reason.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bp; obamaspeech; oilsspill; publicrelations

1 posted on 06/16/2010 2:30:18 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

He intends for energy cost to skyrocket high enough to make stupid green plans feasable.


2 posted on 06/16/2010 2:34:14 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Scanian

His ignorance about America is startling.

At no time did America think we couldn’t meet the challenges of the wars or getting safely to space.

America has ALWAYS had a CAN DO attitude.

Guess he never heard of Rosie the Riveter, the extraordinary test pilots, Alan Shepherd, or all the other men and women who met every challenge with faith, ingenuity, and PATRIOTISM.


3 posted on 06/16/2010 2:35:39 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Scanian

The White House invaders are desperately trying to draw parallels to something...to ANYTHING!

4 posted on 06/16/2010 2:37:20 AM PDT by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: screaminsunshine
WAKE UP AMERICA...

A short YouTube Video -- "The UnCola Prez"


5 posted on 06/16/2010 2:40:10 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Scanian

If his intention wasa to shore up sagging ratings he better find himself a new speechwriter.

It was a total Fail.


6 posted on 06/16/2010 2:40:37 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Carley

I wonder if he’s heard of FReepers?


7 posted on 06/16/2010 2:43:31 AM PDT by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: BobP

I doubt if he can be stopped in time.


8 posted on 06/16/2010 2:44:20 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Carley

Good point. Is he ‘confusing’ the despair and hopelessness his own groupies feel (even Spike Lee cannot motivate Obama to DO something) with the need for him to ‘boost’ American can-do attitude? OR is his one and only flailing grasp at that concept he cannot understand, leadership?
Or is it more calculating? Just as one blogger noted that Obama doesn’t like people calling the oil slick his ‘own Katrina’, so he has raised the image of 9/11 - he wants us to rally around him as people rallied around Bush, and he wants us to respect him for ‘protecting us’ etc. He wants BP to be ‘his own 9/11’.
Maybe this current pointless attempt to imply that Americans have given up on a solution, but he hasn’t, to recast the rejection his own groupies feel for him as POTUS. He wants them to believe the despair they feel isn’t about him after all.


9 posted on 06/16/2010 2:46:16 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: bannie

Attempting to triangulate?


10 posted on 06/16/2010 2:50:28 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Scanian
He has lost "Tingling" Matthews & Oberman.
He is toast.
Couldn't happen to a more deserving TURD.
11 posted on 06/16/2010 2:52:54 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO: Doing the impossible: Making Jimmah Kartah & Slick the chicken choker look GOOD)
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To: All

And he’s working hard to create jobs. He just created one last night — yet another czar.


12 posted on 06/16/2010 2:53:39 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Scanian

Obama - AWOL from the battle being waged against the oil Spill. What a Kenyan turd.


13 posted on 06/16/2010 3:21:44 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: ransomnote

I was a young child during WW II.........there were blackouts, rationing coupons for everything from food to fuel.

Following the war we all contributed to Care Packages even when we hardly had enough money to get through the month and pay the rent.

Families helped each other and I can never remember a Woe is Me attitude. Women entered the workforce taking jobs that men used to hold before they went to war.

Classrooms were jammed with thirty or more kids. No parents went whining to the administration either. We behaved or else. We learned out lessons well.

Played hopscotch on the front walk. All we needed for a toy was a small piece of chalk. The greatest treat we could have was a piece of Bazooka bubble gum which we saved on the bed post overnight.


14 posted on 06/16/2010 3:22:28 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Scanian

Someone Please Tell The Moronic Obozo the Clown to Basically Shut Up and Go Away. The Keystaone Cops could have done a better job as dog catchers than the Imbecile in the Whine HOuse.


15 posted on 06/16/2010 3:45:41 AM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: Carley
The greatest treat we could have was a piece of Bazooka bubble gum which we saved on the bed post overnight.

Well... did it lose its flavor? ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXp0i7Y1eVo

16 posted on 06/16/2010 3:51:10 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Carley
"Guess he never heard of Rosie the Riveter, the extraordinary test pilots, Alan Shepherd, or all the other men and women who met every challenge with faith, ingenuity, and PATRIOTISM."

Because he has no idea what it means to BE an American.

17 posted on 06/16/2010 4:04:46 AM PDT by two23 (Everything About Them Is a Lie)
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To: Scanian
His intentions are to fire the first shots over the bow in stopping all drilling for oil. His ‘windmill’ in his head said ‘now is the time to attack drilling’ and is doing so.
I cans assure you all that this was the fist CANNON blast across the bow to stop off shore drilling, everything in our waters, Alaska, Gulf, you name it.
Toby
18 posted on 06/16/2010 4:08:11 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (God Is!!!)
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To: ransomnote
" he wants us to rally around him as people rallied around Bush, and he wants us to respect him for ‘protecting us’ etc. He wants BP to be ‘his own 9/11’. "

Obama Joe Isuzu wants us to rally around him ?

What a total crock of crap, what about Bobby Jindal leading the way ? and the only obstacle in the way is the Federal government and Obama.
19 posted on 06/16/2010 4:18:43 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Carley

I preferred Double-Bubble...


20 posted on 06/16/2010 4:20:20 AM PDT by CenTex (Thanks San Francisco, I needed a reason to revisit Arizona...)
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To: Scanian

Obama’s intentions? All BAD!


21 posted on 06/16/2010 4:23:53 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: bannie

Now that’s funny, cerebral, but funny!


22 posted on 06/16/2010 4:24:36 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33
ABC news reported yesterday morning that Barky was going to name a “Oil Spill Czar.”
Did the teleprompter have a hiccup ?
23 posted on 06/16/2010 4:29:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: American Constitutionalist
the only obstacle in the way is the Federal government and Obama.

Obama tried to conjure up FDR ala a "Fireside Chat" Lend-Lease speech ...

But he spent more time "lecturing" the public that alternative energy sources need to be developed ...

However, when my house is on fire - I do not need Obama lecturing me that I should have built my house out of concrete ...

I NEED HIM TO GIVE ME A DAMN HOSE TO PUT THE FIRE OUT !!!

24 posted on 06/16/2010 4:30:23 AM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Scanian
People are starting to FINALLY realize that this bozo just reads from a teleprompter and never actually does anything. He never has... doesn't even know how.

Obama Lied

25 posted on 06/16/2010 4:36:29 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Scanian

Obama wants a divided America, whatever it takes and no matter what the differences, he cannot allow a united America to work against his agenda.

The Tea Party is a good example of a bad dream for Obama, millions of Americans unified totally scared him and his organizers.

And its about time we show our Unified beliefs in numbers again.


26 posted on 06/16/2010 4:36:32 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Venturer

i saw where olberfool and madcow weren’t happy with it either...now that is saying something right there....


27 posted on 06/16/2010 5:00:58 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Carley

ahhh those were the days .....America has lost that attitude by a gov’t that has an attitude of don’t worry we will take care and provide for you...


28 posted on 06/16/2010 5:02:46 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Carley

I love the references to America going to the moon when Dear Reader just shut down the space program.

Guess he figured we all are too stupid to grasp the hypocrisy.


29 posted on 06/16/2010 5:16:01 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: tatsinfla

I suspect it’s the new immigrants who have changed America.

They voted for politicians who promised them easy living. More minimum wage, more benefits, more free day care, more free free free.

The people who arrived on our shores following the war were determined to work hard and make a better life for their children.

And then we have our own supposedly ‘greatest generation’

Their children, the boomers, are spoiled rotten, demanding, manipulative, and often corrupt to the bone. Why not cheat in school, everyone does it kind of people.

Blech.


30 posted on 06/16/2010 5:23:44 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Venturer
If his intention wasa to shore up sagging ratings he better find himself a new speechwriter.

Offhand I'd say about 50%+ couldn't even look at him on TV without retching. The next 25% were doing a nation wide "face-palm" and the final 25% were either asleep, dead or so stoned they thought they'd tuned into the season finale of "Lost"...

31 posted on 06/16/2010 5:27:18 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: screaminsunshine
He intends for energy cost to skyrocket high enough to make stupid green plans feasable.

Yes. He's doing it right now (the EPA is sitting on Texas's permit renewals for the Corpus Christi refinery and my two whipped "senators" voted to say that was ok). Those actions also include coal plants and mountaintop mines (clean water act perversions). All the EPA is really doing is throwing out paperwork technicalities, there is not a breath or hint about global warming in any of their responses. In reality, green is just an easy way for him to kill the economy and eliminate the middle class.

32 posted on 06/16/2010 5:29:25 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: Lmo56
Obama tried to conjure up FDR ala a "Fireside Chat" Lend-Lease speech ...

And what we ended up seeing:


33 posted on 06/16/2010 5:30:49 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Carley
Their children, the boomers, are spoiled rotten, demanding, manipulative, and often corrupt to the bone. Why not cheat in school, everyone does it kind of people.

Some of my friends are boomers who voted for this POS. In some cases the problem is the pointlessness of suburban existence which the happy pills fail to paper over.

34 posted on 06/16/2010 5:32:44 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: Scanian
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]


35 posted on 06/16/2010 8:13:03 AM 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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To: Rocky

Sadly, I wouldn’t know how! I was trying to find a visual to indicate that obama wants to parallel his...aw, heck! That was yesterday, and I can’t remember what I was trying to do!

;-)

:-D


36 posted on 06/16/2010 7:34:10 PM PDT by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: ops33

:-D


37 posted on 06/16/2010 7:37:05 PM PDT by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: bannie

Took a little time but I worked it out.


38 posted on 06/17/2010 4:22:23 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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