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Posted on 06/06/2010 12:53:22 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Huffington on ABCs This Week: Absolutely a Thousand Percent Bush-Cheney's Fault By Brent Baker Created 06/06/2010 - 14:13
Sooner or later, well blame this on George W. Bush, George Will presciently predicted on Sundays Week during the roundtables look as how President Barack Obama is handling the gulf oil leak. Seconds later, the Huffington Posts Arianna Huffington didnt 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 Bushs 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, well 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 isnt 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 whats 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 havent said about that. They, after all, were response for cementing the well. Heres 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 theres 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 lefts talking points. Ariannam it's absolutely not true. It is absolutely not true.
To Liz Cheney....LOOOK INTO NALCO...PLEASE!
...another Greek Epic Fail....
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: Its not about the costly leak, its about the stingy cleanup.
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Huffington is a boob that just fell onto the stage because of her ex husband.
Was the Daily Kooks owner not available?
Pray for America
Does this "thousand percent" mean the the next nine oil spills are Bush and Chaney's fault as well?
Here is the smoking gun!
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.
Ah, ZsaZsa... the only thing we’re missing is Ray Taliaferro piping up: “ASHCROFT!”
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.
Very weak responses to foolish claims.
After all, isn't Bush the guy that snorted cocaine and avoided military service? Oh wait, that's Obama. Let's blame him anyway.
So who recieved almost a million dollars fom BP?
Whose admin didn’t inspect the rig? Whose admin gave them a safety award?
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.
I thought Obama was supposed to CHANGE all of that?
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!!