Skip to comments.Gulf Oil Spill: 'This is Literally a War We're In'
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."
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Carville? “Look at me I’m still around and relevant, available for interviews.”
Let Carville bash this POS POTUS all day long.......
Its kind of fun to see the ONE get bitched slapped
“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.
“We’re in a war.....”
This from the gang who couldn’t shoot straight......
Why should the Left care about the oil spill “invasion” if they don’t care about the illegal immigration invasion?
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.
And our Southern Border.
Sounds about right.
....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.
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.
Nobody's shooting at you, Car-vile. Pipe down and let those who are really fighting do their jobs. Especially this weekend.
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!!!
Wouldn't it be funny if the only company who had the expertise to fix it was Halliburton?
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.
Everytime you see or hear the letters BP, think ‘Barack Petroleum’.
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.
There are foreign substances invading our border. Carville, BORDER get it.
Big Government. it's what the Left believes is the only solution for every problem.
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!!!
Emanuel = A$$ His day soon come.
We should all send feathers and bus tickets to the whitehouse, to go with that tar.
“Let Carville bash this POS POTUS all day long.......”
Use POSOTUS instead! LOL!
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.
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.
The gov't has no interest in protecting the borders.
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.
“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.
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.
Anyone out there? Helloooooo? Takers?
Paging Dick Cheney.
There wasn’t any catastrophes when the guys from the oil business were in charge. Just saying
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.”
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.
You’re talking about the cleanup effort and we’re talking about controlling the leak. Apples and Oranges.
Carville’s solution is for the Kenyan to read a TelePrompTer to the unwashed masses.