Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Robert Gibbs reveals Obama so enraged over BP oil spill, he actually said 'Damn!'
Los Angeles Times ^ | 6-1-10 | staff

Posted on 06/01/2010 8:35:41 PM PDT by mlizzy

When it comes to the BP oil spill disaster, the White House press corps wants blood and raw emotion.

They want President Obama to throw a tantrum worthy of being featured in a Coors Light commercial.

Think Dennis Green. Or Jim Mora ...

They don't want Tom Landry or Tony Dungy. They want Ditka. Even better Hurricane Ditka.

You could tell that on Tuesday at the White House ... Robert Gibbs was repeatedly asked about President Obama's robotic or perhaps Vulcan-like response toward the oil spill.

"Have you seen the President enraged about this?" asked one reporter.

"Throughout this process, absolutely."

"Do you think that that has come through to the American people?" the reporter followed.

"I think the American people are frustrated. I think the people of the Gulf are frustrated. I think the President is frustrated. I think the White House is frustrated. I don’t see how anybody could look at what’s happening in the Gulf and not be frustrated and heartbroken -- absolutely," Gibbs said.

Expect a follow-up? Yep. Don't say frustrated and heartbroken when the reporters are talking about rage. They aren't asking him to write a country song. They want to know about jugular-popping, chair-flinging across the Oval Office, Bobby Knight-like rage.

"You said earlier that the President is enraged. Is he enraged at BP specifically?" asked CBS reporter Chip Reid.

"I think he’s enraged at the time that it’s taken, yes," Gibbs answered. "I think he’s been enraged over the course of this, as I’ve discussed, about the fact that when you’re told something is fail-safe and it clearly isn’t, that that’s the cause for quite a bit of frustration."

There he goes again. Gibbs mentions the word "frustrated" but reporters want to know about rage. Shirt-tearing, Lou Ferrigno exploding, Christian Bale screaming RAGE.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: deepwaterhorizon; enemedia; gibbscomedyrevue; obama; oilspill
Photobucket*clears throat* They want someone like this!! Click video to view ...
1 posted on 06/01/2010 8:35:41 PM PDT by mlizzy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Jack ass


2 posted on 06/01/2010 8:36:11 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Liked it so much, had to post it twice.


3 posted on 06/01/2010 8:36:53 PM PDT by edcoil (Kingdoms have never survived. Don't let any new ones be formed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Obambi also stomped his feet, screamed like a little girl, and went into a long pout. Lead he did not.


4 posted on 06/01/2010 8:40:13 PM PDT by olrtex
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Damn then chuckled into the phone and said you are right/Wright the chickens are coming to roost.


5 posted on 06/01/2010 8:40:14 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Obama is so enraged that people are seeing first hand his lack of leadership in a crisis situation.


6 posted on 06/01/2010 8:41:16 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: olrtex
Obambi also stomped his feet, screamed like a little girl, and went into a long pout. Lead he did not.

You are correct, but the MSM lemmings will let him get away with it.

7 posted on 06/01/2010 8:42:15 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

He should hear what most Americans are saying. It isn’t “Damn”, “fooey” or “Oh fudge”.


8 posted on 06/01/2010 8:43:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: penelopesire

Spreading it around....People need to read the information and make their own mind up.....BO’s friends may be hanging him out to dry....Then he’ll say more than “just damn!”

http://www.blogster.com/joannemor/bombshell-expose-the-real-reason-the-oil-still-flows-into-the-gulf-of-mexico

More at link. See also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2524241/posts


9 posted on 06/01/2010 8:44:25 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer
He should hear what most Americans are saying. It isn’t “Damn”, “fooey” or “Oh fudge”.
Exactly! Does this man even have a heart? He's not cool. He's ice cold!
10 posted on 06/01/2010 8:44:47 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Whiner.


11 posted on 06/01/2010 8:44:54 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (FREE ARIZONA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy
"I think he’s enraged at the time that it’s taken, yes," Gibbs answered. "I think he’s been enraged over the course of this, as I’ve discussed, about the fact that when you’re told something is fail-safe and it clearly isn’t, that that’s the cause for quite a bit of frustration."

Guess the waivers had nothing to do with it.

I wonder if anything could be failsafe when drilling that far below the surface of the gulf/ocean and then how many hundreds of feet into the sea-bed. Everything being done remotely and the earth may or may not do what Obama or anyone else tells it to do.
12 posted on 06/01/2010 8:45:39 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy
"Have you seen the President enraged about this?" asked one reporter.

"Throughout this process, absolutely."

.

Liar.

.

13 posted on 06/01/2010 8:45:44 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hoosiermama

Very interesting links ... thank you!!


14 posted on 06/01/2010 8:46:46 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Well shucks! It must be purty bad then, you think?


15 posted on 06/01/2010 8:46:47 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

The most emotion he has show so far... Too bad that it is misplaced. He really needs to get into Presidential mode and at least let the nation know that he is doing all he can (of course, in reality, that would be nothing regarding capping the well). What he should be doing is all he can in getting cleanup and further contamination actions going.

We all can wait for who is to blame. It’s too bad that Obama seems to think that coming out strong on blaming BP and threatening lawsuits is going to limit his exposure. What a do nothing dufus!


16 posted on 06/01/2010 8:48:28 PM PDT by Deagle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlocher

This is too much. What liars.


17 posted on 06/01/2010 8:49:45 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

I didn’t even pay attention to Obama’s response today and when I was at the gym with the TV on mute watching CNN, I saw Paul Begala get up and point out how mad Obama was by pointing to lines in his forehead. It was a made for SNL skit.

These people are truly delusional and Obama is absolutely getting killed in the polls on this one. I hope the Republicans continue to point out he has no control over this and has never had control of it.


18 posted on 06/01/2010 8:50:18 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

I am ashamed to admit that I have said a few more cuss words since the election. Every dang day he does something that is destructive to our country.


19 posted on 06/01/2010 8:51:41 PM PDT by CajunConservative (Shut Up Mary!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Plug the damn hole BP! You’re makin’ me look bad.


20 posted on 06/01/2010 8:52:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy; Revolting cat!

“This is a big DAMN f***in’ deal!” - Barack Insane Obama


21 posted on 06/01/2010 8:54:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CajunConservative

You shouldn’t be ashamed. Everybody is doing it.


22 posted on 06/01/2010 8:55:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: al baby

Damn my poll numbers are plummeting...


23 posted on 06/01/2010 8:56:01 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

We had similar words to say about Obama’s election.


24 posted on 06/01/2010 8:56:36 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlocher

Carter II


25 posted on 06/01/2010 8:56:49 PM PDT by ignoramus2010
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Deagle

I’ve noticed in the past few days that CNN is covering this even more thoroughly than Fox, or at least when I’m tuning in, that is the case. In fact, when they had Jindal on today [tape is at the first comment on this thread], they aired it for quite some time, while Fox was busy with Beck ... so this is good news ...


26 posted on 06/01/2010 8:58:01 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

This ‘explosion’ has exposed or at least should have exposed the fear mongers claim that this earth is about to run out of oil.... Now that is enough to enrage any liberal.

And BamBamKennedy appears to be more robotic than human. I do not think he was plugged in, in time, to respond in the manner required to continue the ‘imagery’ of his campaign.

It looks to me as if a couple or more of this tethers have been freed, and he is about to become a blow away balloon, like those Colorado parents tried to hoax US with last year.


27 posted on 06/01/2010 8:59:39 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

He’s pissed that after he took credit for stopping it, they didn’t get it done.


28 posted on 06/01/2010 9:00:12 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

I want to see Zer0 Jack Bauer enraged!

So enraged that he pokes his pencil all the way through his golf scorecard!

So enraged that he tells Pelosi to take a flying F#%K!

So enraged that he tells Rahmbo to get aboard the “peacekeeper” ship heading toward Gaza, and don’t come home until all the commando’s are dead!

So enraged that he finds his long form Kenyan birth certificate, and throws it into the fireplace!
(Well, maybe not that enraged.)


29 posted on 06/01/2010 9:00:44 PM PDT by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

I want to see Zer0 Jack Bauer enraged!

So enraged that he pokes his pencil all the way through his golf scorecard!

So enraged that he tells Pelosi to take a flying F#%K!

So enraged that he tells Rahmbo to get aboard the “peacekeeper” ship heading toward Gaza, and don’t come home until all the commando’s are dead!

So enraged that he finds his long form Kenyan birth certificate, and throws it into the fireplace!
(Well, maybe not that enraged.)


30 posted on 06/01/2010 9:01:18 PM PDT by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Hmmm... I have also been checking out CNN lately to see just how they are handling this affair. I have to agree with you somewhat that they do seem to be trying to show the “other” side. Now don’t get me wrong, I really think that their left flank is raising heck and they are just responding. I really do not believe that they are changing their ways - both sides of the issue.

Just in case they are, I will continue to monitor their activity. Heck, even CNN cna change to increase their ratings...heh.

Oh, I don’t think that they are really covering the oil spill more thoroughly - it’s just that they don’t cover the other news (that they don’t want to cover). That does free up a lot of time...ha.


31 posted on 06/01/2010 9:05:57 PM PDT by Deagle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy
"Have you seen the President enraged about this?" asked one reporter.

WTF kind of question is that moronic softball question?

C'mon what's Baghdad Gibbs going to say?

"Oh no! I haven't seen him mad about this. In fact he couldn't give a dump about the situation, he has his golf game, where's Lebron going to play next year and vacations to worry about."

32 posted on 06/01/2010 9:19:11 PM PDT by A message
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife

Since when is “being mad” a substitute for actual leadership in a crisis?


33 posted on 06/01/2010 9:20:40 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy
Thanks for posting the article. What utterly phoney drama, both on the part of the MSM and Gibbs. The MSM knows Obama looks VERY bad in his non-handling of this disaster. They are trying to prompt/guide Obama into at least pretending to care. Problem is, if anyone bothered to pay attention to Obama's whole working life (such as it is), they would see someone who never took any job very seriously.

For gawd's sake, Obama is a guy who used a U.S. Senate seat as nothing more than a bus stop on the road toward his (and his puppet masters') ambitions. He doesn't give a flying f**k about that oil disaster. Heck I'd wager he's already lost interest in the JOB of being president, although I'm sure he enjoys the luxury living aspects of it.

34 posted on 06/01/2010 9:25:15 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Note to rigid ideologues: Your own point of view in a mirror is quite a limited window on the world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlocher

Did you hear the part where Gibbs says: “He’s been enraging all over the place. Enraging all the time he’s been in Chicago, playing golf. And enraging at the soccer game. And really enraging on the beach when he picked up that tar ball. Doncha know how enraging those tarballs are? He’s just been so enraging he’s all the way up to becoming frustrating!”


35 posted on 06/01/2010 9:27:25 PM PDT by milagro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Certainly would like to have someone look into this....TOO many unanswered questions....Are we being manipulated?


36 posted on 06/01/2010 9:49:08 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Really... I am enraged

37 posted on 06/01/2010 10:27:57 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

A managed crisis gone awry? I would not doubt this one bit. They want all drilling stopped in The USA.


38 posted on 06/02/2010 1:24:00 AM PDT by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: olrtex

I guess he couldn’t get a cone!


39 posted on 06/02/2010 1:29:15 AM PDT by Always Independent
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer
“...I never say the big D word.”

“What never?”

“No never!”

“What never?”

“Well.....hardly ever!”

Pirates of Penzance. Gilbert and Sullivan. (Damn fine song too!)

Life imitates art.

40 posted on 06/02/2010 1:31:11 AM PDT by vimto (To do the right thing you don't have to be intelligent - you have to be brave (Sasz))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

Great, now the WON is exhibiting “rig-rage”. How in the heck is that going to stop the oil that is going to wash on shore TODAY? His good buddy Carville gave him a whole list of things he could do. We all know that he knows how to issue executive orders...why not use a few to remove red tape and let big boys and girls get to work?


41 posted on 06/02/2010 2:14:37 AM PDT by lovesdogs
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hoosiermama

Once again, not only does this White House have no clue or care what the American people want....the media doesn’t either! The last few days the pole dancing Obama media have been wringing their hooves about Obama needing to show emotion. BLAH BLAH BLAH!!

We don’t need emotion.....WE need leadership and competence!

Good grief!


42 posted on 06/02/2010 6:11:18 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy; All; Munz; JustPiper; Squantos; mojitojoe; Smokin' Joe; Rushmore Rocks; Alamo-Girl; ...
Goldman Sachs sold 44% of its BP Stock, Three weeks before the Oil Rig disaster
43 posted on 06/02/2010 8:47:54 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife; All
"...watching CNN, I saw Paul Begala get up and point out how mad Obama was by pointing to lines in his forehead..."


44 posted on 06/02/2010 6:39:51 PM PDT by rlmorel (We arYoue traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Larousse2

Thanks for the ping!


45 posted on 06/02/2010 8:54:08 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson