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Huffington on ABCís This Week: ĎAbsolutely a Thousand Percent Bush-Cheney's Faultí
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Posted on 06/06/2010 12:53:22 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Huffington on ABC’s This Week: ‘Absolutely a Thousand Percent Bush-Cheney's Fault’ By Brent Baker Created 06/06/2010 - 14:13

“Sooner or later, we’ll blame this on George W. Bush,” George Will presciently predicted on Sunday’s Week during the roundtable’s look as how President Barack Obama is handling the gulf oil leak. Seconds later, the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington didn’t let Will down, declaring “the truth is, that right now we have precisely the regulatory system that the Bush-Cheney administration wanted. Full of loopholes, full of cronies and lobbyists filling the very agencies they're supposed to be overseeing the industry.” Then this exchange:

GEORGE WILL: So, it's Bush's fault? Just clear this up.

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: It is absolutely a thousand percent Bush-Cheney's fault.

Huffington proceeded to hit the Obama administration for not having “really done enough fast enough to change” Bush’s policies so “we are seeing the complete success of the kind of regulatory system that Bush-Cheney wanted.” Prompting Liz Cheney to marvel, “I don't know what planet you live on,” Huffington also charged that “right here we have the poster child of Bush-Cheney crony capitalism, Halliburton, involved in this.”

From the Sunday, June 6 This Week on ABC:

GEORGE WILL: First, Arianna, this is what the President has said: “The American people should know that from the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort. Make no mistake, BP is operating at our direction.”

Now, with regard to whether or not we should regulate, this is a regulated industry. The Minerals Management Service evidently didn't do a good job. Now, sooner or later, we’ll blame this on George W. Bush. But, right now, it is a regulatory industry, of the Obama administration, that seems to have failed at a moment when the federal government has taken over one-sixth of the economy on health care. It is saying we have a thousand page bill because we just know how to turn down the thermostat on the planet. Lord knows what else they're doing to rationalize American society at a moment when the country is saying maybe the regulatory state isn’t all that it's cracked up to be.

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: George, the truth is, that right now we have precisely the regulatory system that the Bush-Cheney administration wanted. Full of loopholes, full of cronies and lobbyists filling the very agencies they're supposed to be overseeing the industry.

WILL: So, it's Bush's fault? Just clear this up.

HUFFINGTON: It is absolutely a thousand percent Bush-Cheney's fault, plus the fact that the Obama administration has not really done enough fast enough to change what’s happening at the MMS agency and all sorts of other administrations. Not just when it comes to energy problems, when it comes to Wall Street, all over we are seeing the complete success of the kind of regulatory system that Bush-Cheney wanted and we're seeing this as the inevitable result of what that they wanted.

LIZ CHENEY: It's truly amazing. I actually heard that George Bush was responsible for the breakup of Tipper and Al Gore's marriage, too. I mean, it's incredible the extent to which people are now trying to shift blame....You got to look at the facts. The left is going to try, you guys have been for years have been demonizing Bush and Cheney and I'm sure you will continue to demonize them for years going forward. But we have got now, a catastrophe on the gulf coast, a catastrophe that happened on this administration's watch, which this administration is failing to clean up and responsive and lead, frankly. And it is a problem we are seeing with this President across the board. A President with no leadership experience.

HUFFINGTON: Liz, right here we have the poster child of Bush-Cheney crony capitalism, Halliburton, involved in this. And we haven’t said about that. They, after all, were response for cementing the well. Here’s Halliburton, after they defrauded the American taxpayer, out of millions of dollars-

CHENEY: Arianna, I don't know what planet you live on, it's not facts. Arianna, what you're saying has no relationship to the truth. No relationship to the facts.

HUFFINGTON: Halliburton was involved in involved in this. How can you say there’s no relationship?

JAKE TAPPER: Halliburton was cementing the pipe.

CHENEY: Her assertion that Halliburton defrauded the U.S. government-

HUFFINGTON: It did, it did.

CHENEY: -that there was Bush-Cheney cronyism These are the left’s talking points. Ariannam it's absolutely not true. It is absolutely not true.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bds; huffpo; liberalidiots; nut; oilgate
Zsa Zsa Gabor........
1 posted on 06/06/2010 12:53:22 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

To Liz Cheney....LOOOK INTO NALCO...PLEASE!


2 posted on 06/06/2010 12:55:14 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Huffingtion....

...another Greek Epic Fail....


3 posted on 06/06/2010 12:56:12 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Ann Archy

Precisely.


4 posted on 06/06/2010 12:58:10 PM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Sub-Driver

At the same time that the “take-charge” Feds shouldered the responsibility for regulating drilling in the Gulf, they shouldered the responsibility to make sure Americans did not suffer needlessly from disasters related to that drilling.

Yes, BP should ultimately pay for the clean up, but the Federal Government should have moved quickly to make sure the damage was minimized as much as possible.

Has Obama declared a state of emergency in Louisiana yet?

OILGATE: It’s not about the costly leak, it’s about the stingy cleanup.


5 posted on 06/06/2010 12:58:47 PM PDT by syriacus (OILGATE: It’s not about the costly leak, it’s about the stingy cleanup.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Irisshlass; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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6 posted on 06/06/2010 12:59:31 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: Sub-Driver

Huffington is a boob that just fell onto the stage because of her ex husband.


7 posted on 06/06/2010 12:59:33 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Sub-Driver

Was the Daily Kooks owner not available?

Pray for America


8 posted on 06/06/2010 1:03:13 PM PDT by bray (No You Don't!)
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To: Sub-Driver
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: It is absolutely a thousand percent Bush-Cheney's fault.

Does this "thousand percent" mean the the next nine oil spills are Bush and Chaney's fault as well?

9 posted on 06/06/2010 1:05:55 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Sub-Driver

Here is the smoking gun!

http://www.examiner.com/x-37620-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m6d2-Investigation-reveals-possible-criminal-activity-connecting-Obama-to-BP-oil-spill


10 posted on 06/06/2010 1:07:40 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
CHENEY: Arianna, I don't know what planet you live on, it's not facts. Arianna, what you're saying has no relationship to the truth. No relationship to the facts.

It would probably be beneath Liz Cheney to laugh while she said this, but it would have been nice to see. Liberals are more to susceptible to the Alinsky ridicule, IMO.

11 posted on 06/06/2010 1:08:06 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver; Tigerized

Ah, ZsaZsa... the only thing we’re missing is Ray Taliaferro piping up: “ASHCROFT!”


12 posted on 06/06/2010 1:09:52 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder how many conversations between AH and the real A..H...in the White House to strategize this line of defense/attack? I remember AH bragging that the only number in her blackberry speed dial was zero.

I can just hear them plotting to blame this on Bush....the same way the left plotted to destroy Bush, Sarah, Cheney and anyone else in their path.


13 posted on 06/06/2010 1:10:19 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Huffington, you're forgetting the environmentalist wackos who forced drilling in water a mile deep.
14 posted on 06/06/2010 1:11:57 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Very weak responses to foolish claims.


15 posted on 06/06/2010 1:13:25 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ahh yes, Bush's fault. The Obama recession is Bush's fault. The Middle East is Bush's fault. Creeping socialism is Bush's fault.

After all, isn't Bush the guy that snorted cocaine and avoided military service? Oh wait, that's Obama. Let's blame him anyway.

16 posted on 06/06/2010 1:14:23 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So who recieved almost a million dollars fom BP?

Whose admin didn’t inspect the rig? Whose admin gave them a safety award?

Just wondering


17 posted on 06/06/2010 1:15:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: Sub-Driver
Environmentalists don't want anyone to solve the energy crisis. They want you living in a freaking tent!

Environment groups aim to stop work on power plant
May 24, 2010

Two environmental groups have asked a federal court to halt work on a coal-fired power plant near Fulton in southwest Arkansas, arguing that proper assessments of the plant's effect on valuable wetlands were never done.

The state Supreme Court recently ruled the Arkansas Public Service Commission improperly granted a permit for the John W. Turk plant and sent the matter back to the PSC for the permit process to begin anew. That ruling, however, didn't stop work on the plant.

The Sierra Club and Audubon Arkansas, as well as the National Audubon Society, said Monday they had filed a request with federal court at Texarkana for a stop-work injunction against Southwest Electric Power Co., which is building the $1.7 billion, 600-megawatt plant.

The documents filed Friday claim SWEPCO and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn't do environmental impact studies required by federal law.

http://tinyurl.com/2aehfuc

18 posted on 06/06/2010 1:16:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought Obama was supposed to CHANGE all of that?


19 posted on 06/06/2010 1:23:29 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Sub-Driver

This woman is a HUGE DITZ!! I am ashamed she is a woman and most of all, Huff Puff does not represent me as a woman!!

WAKE UP AMERICA!!


20 posted on 06/06/2010 1:23:36 PM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Bon mots

He was just kidding. He had his fingers crossed behind his back when he said it. /s


21 posted on 06/06/2010 1:24:11 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: airborne

nvestors were advised to buy BP stock, and a major symposium was held involving several key players in the Obama Administration, which focused on modern technological advances in developing ‘clean water.’ NALCO is the major source for such ‘technological advances.
How did buying BP stock work out for them?


22 posted on 06/06/2010 1:26:46 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: wiggen
How did buying BP stock work out for them?

I think they're making a lot more money than they lost on BP>

How much did they invest in BP? Was BP a willing victim?

I know for that BP funneled millions and millions to these people and the Democrat Party.

And the investors we're talking about here know how to manipulate the market.

And they're in charge of making and enforcing the rules.

So in the long run, any BP stock losses are a blip on their radar screens, and the stock will eventually come back around.

23 posted on 06/06/2010 1:58:16 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

By Huffington’s logic- the Islamic terrorism on 9/11 was a thousand percent Clinton-Gore’s fault, absolutely.


24 posted on 06/06/2010 1:59:24 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: airborne

The story is so not played out. They may file criminal charges against them. No matter what happens BP is hurt for years to come.


25 posted on 06/06/2010 2:02:35 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The left can’t have it both ways, if this is Bush’s fault, 9/11 was Clintons


26 posted on 06/06/2010 2:02:54 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: wiggen

So a few billionaires might lose a few millions in the long run.

But their agenda is moved forward. No more drilling - Big Oil is the villain - The federal government needs to control (seize) the oil companies - Leading to one big happy, socialist world.

Oh yeah, and they make BILLIONS and BILLIONS, while gaining more control over you and me and everyone else.


27 posted on 06/06/2010 2:07:08 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ariana Huffington could turn any man gay. Oh, wait...


28 posted on 06/06/2010 2:07:08 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: syriacus

I agree that there is probably not much more that Obama and/or the Federal Government can do to stop the leak that is not already being done. Containing the leak was and is another matter entirely. The initial response to the leak was painfully slow and woefully inadequate. We should have been burning that oil from almost day one but relied instead on dispersants. They proved not only ineffective, but also hampered any efforts to burn or skim oil on the surface. Admiral Allen gets lots of praise in the media for being a standup, take charge guy. It seems to me, however, he was inexcusably slow to react to the initial leak, and painfully wrong in his assesment of how to attack the problem. Containment booms and burning should have been his first response but weren’t. He is Obama’s personal representative on the scene, and they both bear responsibility for the containment failures to date. As for the Federal cleanup efforts, all I can say is what efforts? It appears that Bobby Jindal is the only one who is even trying to do anything, and oh yeah, where are the dredges and booms he asked for three weeks ago? This has been an epic failure on the part of the Federal government from the very first day and that means it has been an epic Obama failure. If this were Japan he would already have rightfully resigned or killed himself


29 posted on 06/06/2010 2:19:55 PM PDT by csmusaret (The Obamassiah calmed the angry seas by casting oil upon the water.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“..the regulatory system that the Bush-Cheney administration wanted. Full of loopholes, full of cronies and lobbyists filling the very agencies they’re supposed to be overseeing the industry”

tell any lefty who spouts this to NAME the NAMES.

The only names booted so far have been obama appointees.


30 posted on 06/06/2010 2:27:28 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every time history repeats itself the price goes up)
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To: Vaquero

didn’t Arianna make her money from her former/now gay husband whose family owned and oil company?


31 posted on 06/06/2010 2:45:07 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: bray

Actually, he was on the panel, but was unusually quiet. It was hard to get a word in edgewise with Arianna and Liz going back and forth.


32 posted on 06/06/2010 3:34:10 PM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: rwa265

So they had DAily Kooks and Huffandpuffington yet nobody from the Conservative websites. Fair and Balanced.

Pray for America


33 posted on 06/06/2010 3:46:23 PM PDT by bray (No You Don't!)
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