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Gulf Oil Spill: 'This is Literally a War We're In'
ABC News ^ | May 31, 2010 | By MATT GUTMAN and SARAH NETTER

Posted on 05/31/2010 6:57:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

As BP prepares to launch its seventh and riskiest plan to halt the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, calls on the White House to intervene are growing.

"This is literally a war we're in," Democratic strategist James Carville told "Good Morning America" today. "There are foreign substances invading our coastline."

Last week, Carville called President Obama's response to what is poised to become the country's biggest environmental disaster on record "lackadaisical."

Today he said Obama was doing "better," but said it's clear BP has lost control of the situation.

"I do know, for too long, they were taking BP's word for everything which turned out to be wrong at every junction," Carville said. "It's all turned out on the wrong side."

He said Obama needs to tell Americans exactly what is happening with relief efforts and why the gulf region is so important to the country's economy and environment.

"I think the president has to address the nation," Carville said. "His legacy depends on what happens with the oil in the Gulf of Mexico."

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: carville; oil


1 posted on 05/31/2010 6:57:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Carville? “Look at me I’m still around and relevant, available for interviews.”


2 posted on 05/31/2010 7:01:06 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Genoa

Let Carville bash this POS POTUS all day long.......


3 posted on 05/31/2010 7:02:46 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Genoa

Its kind of fun to see the ONE get bitched slapped


4 posted on 05/31/2010 7:02:51 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“There are foreign substances invading our coastline.”

I get it now. Foreign “substances” must be stopped from reaching American soil at all cost. Foreign “humans” must be helped onto American soil at all cost.


5 posted on 05/31/2010 7:02:56 AM PDT by nhoward14 (A mind is a terrible thing to waste. That is why Obama gave his away.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“We’re in a war.....”

This from the gang who couldn’t shoot straight......


6 posted on 05/31/2010 7:03:12 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Genoa

Why should the Left care about the oil spill “invasion” if they don’t care about the illegal immigration invasion?


7 posted on 05/31/2010 7:03:46 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And how, precisely, would the White House intervene? They could take the shutdown effort out of BP’s hands but who would they turn it over to? There are other companies with the expertise to handle it but certainly the Govt can’t do anything to stop the flow short of declaring they will use a nuke to seal the well. Clearly, that option isn’t in BP’s bag of tricks.

I suppose they could place govt overseers onboard all the equipment to exercise full control of every aspect of the effort but that would only serve to slow everything down. However, I think the real reason govt is keeping it’s distance is the knowledge that they aren’t equipped to do anything BP isn’t already doing, sans the nuclear option.


8 posted on 05/31/2010 7:04:19 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"There are foreign substances invading our coastline."

And our Southern Border.

9 posted on 05/31/2010 7:04:41 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: nhoward14

Sounds about right.


10 posted on 05/31/2010 7:06:55 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Literally: (Adverb) employing an over-the-top figure of speech.

11 posted on 05/31/2010 7:09:01 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

....first I thought that Rev Wright would doom Obama

....then I thought it would be the birth thing

....now I’m pretty sure it will be the oil leak...this thing gets bigger every day.


12 posted on 05/31/2010 7:09:48 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: nhoward14

Yep....remember, every foreigner who successfully crosses our border and stays is one more Democrat voter after the next amnesty.

Does anyone really believe it’s about anything other than votes...6-10 million new Democrat voters.


13 posted on 05/31/2010 7:10:25 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama is in a golf war and a basketball war. He's got a basketball Jones. "Screw the Gulf and the rednecks down there. They ain't voting again for me anyway."


14 posted on 05/31/2010 7:10:32 AM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"This is literally a war we're in," Democratic strategist James Carville told "Good Morning America" today. "There are foreign substances invading our coastline."

Nobody's shooting at you, Car-vile. Pipe down and let those who are really fighting do their jobs. Especially this weekend.

15 posted on 05/31/2010 7:10:34 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

James Carville, your Democrat POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama could care less about your Louisiana kinfolk and neighbors, as well the rest of the Gulf Coast states. He is a total failure as our POTUS and is as anti-American as any enemy can become. What you and your Democrat buddies and gals should be doing, is forcing him to resign and, if he does not resign, impeach the incompetent, cold hearted, flim/flam man!!! That is what he deserves!!!


16 posted on 05/31/2010 7:10:51 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: saganite
And how, precisely, would the White House intervene? They could take the shutdown effort out of BP’s hands but who would they turn it over to?

Wouldn't it be funny if the only company who had the expertise to fix it was Halliburton?

17 posted on 05/31/2010 7:11:59 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

obama is trying to handle this like a sue-happy lawyer. All he and his adminstration have done is point out that BP is liable for this leak.

The pelicans, dolphins, sharks, shrimp, turtles don’t really care about who is legally liable. I don’t believe they really care about all the legalities.

This isn’t just political. This transcends politics and obama is fumbling big-time. He’s absolutely clueless.


18 posted on 05/31/2010 7:12:06 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: saganite

Everytime you see or hear the letters BP, think ‘Barack Petroleum’.


19 posted on 05/31/2010 7:13:21 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s off his rocker. Obviously ignorant of the problems faced, and has no idea what he’s talking about.

How is the oil foreign? It is drilled in our waters. Moron.

This disaster will pass and get fixed. This oil leak is not the end of the world. It’s a disaster, to be sure.

All in all, oil is good and a blessing for everyone.


20 posted on 05/31/2010 7:14:36 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"There are foreign substances invading our coastline."

They also invaded the WH!
21 posted on 05/31/2010 7:15:01 AM PDT by vigilante2 (Reelect Nobody)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In case Carville hasn't looked, same war going on at our southern border.

There are foreign substances invading our border. Carville, BORDER get it.

22 posted on 05/31/2010 7:15:44 AM PDT by Pit1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is the Left's way of using the press to tell Zero how he should manage the spill and show that he is in "charge". Their only way is for the government to take control.

Big Government. it's what the Left believes is the only solution for every problem.

23 posted on 05/31/2010 7:18:03 AM PDT by jeffc (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: STONEWALLS

Yes, friend, it is really amazing that such an anti-American (Jeremiah “Hater” Wright) ineffective “would be” destroyer of America could have been elected to the highest office in our nation by the voters of the USA. Sad commentary on our people and the USA!!! Yes, BP is also a culprit, but nowhere near the failure and destroyer of our wetlands then POTUS Barack Hussein Obama, the Muslim at heart and soul!!! He don’t like Cajuns, He don’t like Rednecks, He don’t like White folks and, He certainly don’t like Jewish folks. Shucks, Obama is a kindred spirit, of Rev. Jeremiah Wright & Louis Farakhan. You know, birds of a feather flock together!!! America, haters, all of them!!!


24 posted on 05/31/2010 7:18:16 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Genoa
Something tells me that the Emanuel declaration of not letting a crisis go to waste, may draw some ugly responses from the administration now...........

Emanuel = A$$ His day soon come.

We should all send feathers and bus tickets to the whitehouse, to go with that tar.

25 posted on 05/31/2010 7:18:42 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: t1b8zs

“Let Carville bash this POS POTUS all day long.......”

Use POSOTUS instead! LOL!


26 posted on 05/31/2010 7:19:08 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Just think if this oil well been successfully tapped and the oil had been refined and expelled into the atmosphere as normally intended. Al Gore must be giddy as a school girl over the ongoing results of this catastrophe.
27 posted on 05/31/2010 7:19:13 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I see that Carville has softened a bit on his previous harsh words for the Zero. Rahm must have paid him a “visit” recently to remind him to fall in line.


28 posted on 05/31/2010 7:32:21 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Genoa

My sympathies and prayers to our fellow citizens who are suffering because of this ghastly catastrophe. I hope that Carville uses this time to reflect upon his efforts to support and elect corrupt, perjuring, and incompetent people to the White House. It took a while, but a perfect storm is in place. This storm began long ago, and people like Carville seeded the clouds.


29 posted on 05/31/2010 7:34:00 AM PDT by Enterprise (Katrina was rough. The BP blowout is Katrina on steroids. Deal with it libs.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Open borders, Carville.

The gov't has no interest in protecting the borders.

30 posted on 05/31/2010 7:34:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: saganite

Yeah, I don’t get what Carville thinks Obama can do. My impression is that it’s a technical problem and the people with the technical skills to solve it are working 24/7 on it. The fact that Carville is so hysterical tells me that something about this situation really scares him at kind of an id level. I think he sees it as a threat to the perception that Big Govt can do everything. Without that perception, liberalism falters, so I guess his fear is understandable.


31 posted on 05/31/2010 7:34:20 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“calls on the White House to intervene are growing.”

A formula for turning a disaster into a catastrophe. “Just plug the damn hole” pretty much summarizes the bammer’s universe of understanding. And since he’s surrounded himself with only those who’ve made careers preaching about stealing from the rich, the brain trust will fare no better. Ultimately, the leftist/facsist’s solution is to start having people arrested and shot, but not even the best efforts of the MSM could spin that into pablum for the unwashed masses.


32 posted on 05/31/2010 7:37:12 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: STONEWALLS
"now I’m pretty sure it will be the oil leak...this thing gets bigger every day."

I recall Queen Nancy's boasting before the elctions - "We can do better."

The Obama administration continues to mismanage anything of substance it is confronted with. There MUST be a point at which his administration breaks, and takes the whole disgusting leftist party down.

33 posted on 05/31/2010 7:41:44 AM PDT by Enterprise (Katrina was rough. The BP blowout is Katrina on steroids. Deal with it libs.)
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To: Spok
Help Wanted: Professional Politician for Whitehouse top post. Must have been a double major in Political Science and Petrochemical Engineering, with a Geology minor. Law degree is not needed.

Anyone out there? Helloooooo? Takers?

34 posted on 05/31/2010 7:43:31 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: nina0113
Wouldn't it be funny if the only company who had the expertise to fix it was Halliburton?

Paging Dick Cheney.


35 posted on 05/31/2010 8:06:45 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

There wasn’t any catastrophes when the guys from the oil business were in charge. Just saying


36 posted on 05/31/2010 8:13:11 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Carville (aka “The Red Skull”), no, this is NOT “literally, a war we’re in.”

You dummy. “Literally” means the same thing. Not rhetorical exaggeration. As in “James Carville is literally a paid political spin doctor, who would defend the devil himself if he was a radical Democrat.”


37 posted on 05/31/2010 8:34:33 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Genoa
We must repel these particular "foreign substances invading our coastline" because they will never, ever vote Democrat and can never, ever be made citizens.
38 posted on 05/31/2010 8:46:25 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: saganite

How could the government intervene? I’ll tell you how, they could put out a request to every country in the world for skimmers, assistence, manpower, support ships, fire booms. They could allow the man with the new skimmer to put it to use, they could let Jindel build the sand berms and finance it.
I’m pretty sure even the most conservative folks here would approve of debt spending to help solve this mess over spending on some lame ass social do nothing programs.
Sorry, I’m a little mad at the, there’s nothing Obama can do apologists.


39 posted on 05/31/2010 8:51:26 AM PDT by VTenigma
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To: VTenigma

You’re talking about the cleanup effort and we’re talking about controlling the leak. Apples and Oranges.


40 posted on 05/31/2010 9:11:47 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: jeffc

Carville’s solution is for the Kenyan to read a TelePrompTer to the unwashed masses.


41 posted on 05/31/2010 9:36:15 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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