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Obama aide: leak is biggest environmental disaster (Paging Capt. Obvious)
breitbart.com ^ | May 30, 2010 | AP

Posted on 05/30/2010 9:55:32 AM PDT by PROCON

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top energy adviser says the Gulf oil spill is probably the biggest environmental disaster the country has ever faced. And she says the government is responding with what she calls its largest environmental response ever.

Already it's been called the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

Browner says more oil is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico than from any previous U.S. oil spill—including the Exxon Valdez spill off the coast of Alaska in 1989.

Government estimates say that between 18 million and 40 million gallons have been dumped into the Gulf.

Browner spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: byebyebammy

1 posted on 05/30/2010 9:55:32 AM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Obama`s fault, happened on his watch,buck stops at his desk,can`t vote present.

And the worm turns.

http://www.globalpov.com/images/mrburns.jpg


2 posted on 05/30/2010 9:58:26 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: PROCON

They don’t have any idea how many gallons of the SLC have leaked just like they don’t know really how many illegals are in this country.


3 posted on 05/30/2010 9:58:30 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Para-Ord.45

4 posted on 05/30/2010 10:00:25 AM PDT by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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To: PROCON

5 posted on 05/30/2010 10:00:40 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Gaffer

We need a bigger capture plan....


6 posted on 05/30/2010 10:03:14 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: PROCON

Hmm. If this is the biggest US environmental disaster ever, and Obama has said he’s been in charge of it since day 1, and that ultimately the responsibility is his,

then isn’t it fair to say that not only has he really screwed up big time if he has been in charge since day 1, and that it’s his ass (buck stops here) that’s failed to get this under control?

And that maybe taking two vacations while this worst eco-disaster in US history occurs, maybe is extremely poor judgment on his part and that maybe he better get his ass back to work fixing this?


7 posted on 05/30/2010 10:05:56 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Sacajaweau

We need a bigger VACATION plan


8 posted on 05/30/2010 10:05:57 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B

I’m 67 so I’ve been voting for years. This is the first time I can remember a President who “Doesn’t give a damn”


9 posted on 05/30/2010 10:08:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: PROCON

Actually, it is the biggest oil spill ever but it is not YET the biggest environmental disaster ever. Once it hits the beaches full force, then it will be.


10 posted on 05/30/2010 10:09:33 AM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: PROCON

Greatest President of all time!~/sarc


11 posted on 05/30/2010 10:10:00 AM PDT by dila813
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To: PROCON

If drilling had been done closer to land, this could have been fixed immediately.
Who can we really put the blame on?


12 posted on 05/30/2010 10:13:18 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Sacajaweau
Been saying it from the beginning.

Not his country
Not his money
He couldn't care less.

When he loses in 2012, he will go to work for the UN where he belongs.

The guy knows nothing about America, American People or American History. He has no pride in America. The only thing I have seen him express pride in, is his Islamic roots and his extremely extreme Leftist plans for fundamentally changing America.

I don't think he wanted this to happen. But I think he really doesn't care one way or the other.

All this stuff that he is doing is like a high-school project to him. If it works, great. If it doesn't, oh well.

He is not vested in America.

13 posted on 05/30/2010 10:16:37 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: PROCON

Great....and we have a bunch of incompetents in power.....maybe there IS a reason....


14 posted on 05/30/2010 10:21:43 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Destroy AMERICA.....Vote DEMOCRAT)
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To: 240B

Watching the History Channel’s *The Crumbling of America* re; our infrastructure - dams, levees, roads, bridges, power grids; most of which were created 50+ years ago.

There are problems which need planning and preparation now, illustrating why we should replace all the doddering old fools in Congress with young, forward-looking minds.

We have been so blessed and lucky for so long - it may be enlightening to have such an incompetent in the WH. We are finally looking at the big pictures, past - present - and future.

God give us guidance.


15 posted on 05/30/2010 10:25:05 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: PROCON

I wonder if he can blame it on George Washington?


16 posted on 05/30/2010 10:27:16 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: al baby
leak is biggest environmental disaster

I'm a huge fan of burning coal, too!!! Burn baby, burn!!!


17 posted on 05/30/2010 10:27:17 AM PDT by bigheadfred (If I've said it once, I've said it a million times...)
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To: bigheadfred

bttt


18 posted on 05/30/2010 10:29:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: PROCON

Did y’all see the footage of him on the beach picking up the sludge? What he did next.... says it all. Did he put it in a bucket or hand it off to someone to be disposed of properly...NO. He THREW IT BACK DOWN ON THE BEACH!!!!!!!!!

The only thing he cares about his himself and destroying America as we know it.

Cali is protecting their minnows instead of irrigating their crops because of environmentalists. Where are these same @ssclowns when it comes to the Obama administrations lack of proper response to the horrific BP spill. How much of the wildlife will be wiped out because of their ignorance?

This is the time that California growers should go at the administration FULL FORCE over the “hostage” water situation. The environmentalists “should” have their hands full and be preoccupied with BP.


19 posted on 05/30/2010 10:31:30 AM PDT by Shade_Trees_56
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To: PROCON
The guy will lay claim to any ‘acheivements’ ... even if they are bad! Wonder how that will appear in campaign literature.
20 posted on 05/30/2010 10:31:59 AM PDT by zeaal
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To: sodpoodle
God give us guidance. Well said.

Yes, His whole administration has been a teaching moment.

Even the Leftists in America are starting to come awake. The Gays, the hippies, Hollywood, everybody hates Obama.

They are learning what happens in *reality*(a word they are not all that familiar with) when all their ‘hate America’ rhetoric is actually put into action.

He has fundamentally changed America. But not in the way he expected.

Leftist are now on their own much vaunted ‘endangered species’ list.

21 posted on 05/30/2010 10:38:17 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: zeaal

What kind of Messiah is he anyway?<sarc Jesus turned water to wine, did Obama think by simply showing up at the water that he could make it pure? lol

Gee, since he thinks he is the Messiah maybe he should try walking on water ... IN THE MIDDLE of the ocean. I believe he would sink just like his approval ratings!


22 posted on 05/30/2010 10:39:11 AM PDT by Shade_Trees_56
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To: PROCON

We be setting all kinds of records under Obama. It’s almost like a curse.. or worse..


23 posted on 05/30/2010 10:47:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Shade_Trees_56
“This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal . . .” -Barack Obama, June 4, 2008

He portrayed himself as the Messiah, a very high and dangerous perch on which to build your nest. The wind of fate are strong and the storms are unpredictable.

24 posted on 05/30/2010 10:48:53 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B

Several generations have been resting on the laurels of the *Greatest Generation* which, on Memorial Day is especially ironic. Until the welfare state kicked in - Americans from every ethnic, economic and academic level - were motivated to succeed, in a free society, to the best of their capabilities.

Socialism does not create opportunity or improve circumstances - it stunts growth, causes problems for which the solutions are more taxes, more control and more government jobs.

Marxists = slave-owners by another name.


25 posted on 05/30/2010 10:56:48 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
"Who can we really put the blame on?"

Well, what group of people are the nut bag environmental wackos?

The Democrats.

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For the record, there were two bad accidents in Alaska last year. Not as bad as a blow-up but.....
They were fixed within 24 hours.

26 posted on 05/30/2010 10:57:20 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: AGreatPer
They were fixed within 24 hours.

That's what I'm talking about.

27 posted on 05/30/2010 10:58:40 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: PROCON

"Brownie you're doing a heck of a job."

28 posted on 05/30/2010 11:03:17 AM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Who started the “Go out farther and we’ll give you a permit”.


29 posted on 05/30/2010 11:04:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: PROCON

I thought Gore said the automobile is the greatest environmental disaster?

Did I miss the memo?


30 posted on 05/30/2010 11:11:36 AM PDT by DB
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To: Sacajaweau

Someone should know that answer. Maybe even have a link to something.

I’ve been looking at my bookmarks. I’ve got bazillions of them.


31 posted on 05/30/2010 11:18:50 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: rodguy911

Why should he stop at GW? MAO-bama will ultimately blame God who created earth and the evil BP employees.


32 posted on 05/30/2010 11:21:21 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: PROCON


33 posted on 05/30/2010 11:26:45 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Sacajaweau

Here’s one person opinion...Charles Krauthammer at Wash Post.

Here’s my question: Why were we drilling in 5,000 feet of water in the first place?

Many reasons, but this one goes unmentioned: Environmental chic has driven us out there. As production from the shallower Gulf of Mexico wells declines, we go deep (1,000 feet and more) and ultra deep (5,000 feet and more), in part because environmentalists have succeeded in rendering the Pacific and nearly all the Atlantic coast off-limits to oil production. (President Obama’s tentative, selective opening of some Atlantic and offshore Alaska sites is now dead.) And of course, in the safest of all places, on land, we’ve had a 30-year ban on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

more to blame but it starts with the enviros....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/27/AR2010052702988.html


34 posted on 05/30/2010 11:32:10 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: PROCON

Sure Obama’s helping the people of Louisiana ....

.... the same way he helped the Chicago Olympic Committee, or the Martha Coakley Senate campaign, or the NJ Governor’s race, or ....

This guy has the Anti-Midas Touch


35 posted on 05/30/2010 11:44:16 AM PDT by canuck_conservative (Oil-trina 2010 - bye bye Bam!)
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To: PROCON

36 posted on 05/30/2010 11:45:03 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: newfreep
Wanna hear a good one? I joked earlier about blaming George Washington and Darn if Juan Williams didn't just do it on FNS! These guys are so crazy makes you wonder.
37 posted on 05/30/2010 12:05:52 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: rodguy911

Good grief! What did the Juan-meister say although he is so stupid i would not be surprised at anything that comes out of his mouth. I’d love to find video link to him blaming George Washington to “share” with some liberals and get their reaction.


38 posted on 05/30/2010 12:18:18 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep
I thin his comment was something to the effect that Sestack type maneuvers go all the way back to Washington,or something to that effect.

The contradiction between Juan's stupidity and Liz's brilliance were so night and day it was really eye opening.

39 posted on 05/30/2010 12:21:35 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: None

Althought this disaster will rank high as a political gaffe for Obama showing his inexperience once again, I cant really blame him in reality anymore than Bush deserved the Katrina political blowback. Yes Obama should have visited Louisiana before now, but in many ways its just a hollow political visit...its all politics. That being said, I hope this sinks his presidency. This man is against my god, church and country.


40 posted on 05/30/2010 12:25:32 PM PDT by Sporaticus
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To: newfreep

“Why should he stop at GW? MAO-bama will ultimately blame God who created earth and the evil BP employees.”

Truly, the only thing he is good at is blaming others for “his” failures. He is a complete failure as a president however, in my opinion, he seems to be pretty good @ bashing America, vacationing and drug use.


41 posted on 05/30/2010 12:33:56 PM PDT by Shade_Trees_56
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To: 240B

Remember the Ford Edsel? That’s what he makes me think of....all hype. He is the Edsel of all Presidents.


42 posted on 05/30/2010 12:46:02 PM PDT by Shade_Trees_56
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To: Shade_Trees_56
Obama Hussein Barrack or whatever his name is, if that is even his real name, is no student of history.

Obama Hussein Barrack needs to read up on what eventually happens to Messiahs.

You set yourself up as the Global Savior, then when things go wrong, it is your fault.

Where are his magic powers now?

43 posted on 05/30/2010 1:13:03 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Hmm. If this is the biggest US environmental disaster ever, and Obama has said he’s been in charge of it since day 1, and that ultimately the responsibility is his,

then isn’t it fair to say that not only has he really screwed up big time if he has been in charge since day 1, and that it’s his ass (buck stops here) that’s failed to get this under control?

And that maybe taking two vacations while this worst eco-disaster in US history occurs, maybe is extremely poor judgment on his part and that maybe he better get his ass back to work fixing this?


I believe he planned his news conference on Thurs—when BP thot they were going to be able to cap the well. He sounded soo confident and wanted to take responsibility—
His actions—going on 2 vaca, and fundraisers speak volumes....

will the media ever wake up?


44 posted on 05/30/2010 1:38:01 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: 240B

“Where are his magic powers now?”

I think he’s getting them “recharged” in Chicago this weekend. He’s running home to feed his ego by the corrupt machine that put him in office.


45 posted on 05/30/2010 2:41:24 PM PDT by Shade_Trees_56
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To: Shade_Trees_56

I have a feeling another executive order is on the way....along with nationalization of a part of the oil industry. The market will love that...


46 posted on 05/30/2010 3:16:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: 240B

You have 0bama pegged. He is an alien who could care less about America except to implement some wacko leftist theories he learned in college. He likes the glory and having people duped by his silver tongue and sucking up to him. He might have some pseudo tribal identification with American blacks, though he isn’t one with his Kenyan parentage..


47 posted on 05/30/2010 3:21:54 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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