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is Obama doing enough for the oil spill ?

Posted by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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Question: is this admin. doing enough?

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no, the gov't should step in

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Democratic strategist James Carville and MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews, two reliable supporters of President Barack Obama, have issued withering critiques of the administration's handling of the Gulf oil spill.

Carville, the famously outspoken Louisianian who was a chief political aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday that the administration's response to the spill has been "lackadaisical" and that Obama was "naive" to trust BP to manage the massive clean-up effort.

"I think they actually believe that BP has some kind of a good motivation here," he said. "They're naive! BP is trying to save money, save everything they can... They won't tell us anything, and oddly enough, the government seems to be going along with it! Somebody has got to, like shake them and say, 'These people don't wish you well! They're going to take you down!'"

Carville also accused the White House of going along with what he called the "let BP handle it" strategy.

"I'm as good a Democrat as most people, and I think this administration has done some good things. They are risking everything by this 'go along with BP' strategy they have that seems like, lackadaisical on this, and Doug is right, they seem like they're inconvenienced by this, this is some giant thing getting in their way and somehow or another, if you let BP handle it, it'll all go away. It's not going away. It's growing out there. It is a disaster of the first magnitude, and they've got to go to Plan B."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/21/obama-faces-new-wave-of-c_n_585620.html

 

by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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vicki77433
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:08 AM

 What is the government going to do about it?  They have neither the equipment nor the knowledge to clean this mess up.  That's not saying that BP shouldn't have to report to the government about the efforts being made but no, the government should not be in charge.  It would not help.

missingbelle
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:11 AM

 

NO HE'S NOT HERE IS MY FACEBOOK GROUP PLEASE JOIN IF U FEEL OBAMA IS SITTING ON HIS ASS WATCHING BP DESTROY OUR ENVIRONMENT !!!!!

 

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CoeyG
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:15 AM

is the oil company doing enough for the oil spill?

vicki77433
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:16 AM

 

Quoting missingbelle:

 

NO HE'S NOT HERE IS MY FACEBOOK GROUP PLEASE JOIN IF U FEEL OBAMA IS SITTING ON HIS ASS WATCHING BP DESTROY OUR ENVIRONMENT !!!!!

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123445881013542

 What exactly should Obama be doing?  Should he get in a submarine and go fix it himself?  Should he send the Navy to nuke all the Trans Ocean platforms in the Gulf of Mexico? 

vicki77433
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:18 AM

 

Quoting CoeyG:

is the oil company doing enough for the oil spill?

 Their neglect and not following procedures is what caused it.  I honestly don't think they are doing enough.  But what can the government do other than fine them and tell them to hurry up?

missingbelle
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:22 AM

No, he should be ruthless and up BP's ASS !!!!!! They have billions of dollars and are still making money off of a percentage of that oil being spewed into the gulf !!! What the hell do they care right ? they arent even in the U.S. , well thats where Obama needs to show them , we live here we GIVE A SHIT on weather or not Manatees and sea turtles and sea dragons etc... go extinct . I live in Florida do you know what will happen to our economy if ANYTHING like this happenes to our beaches or sea food from the gulf for that madder. So much will snowball its not even funny and its pathetic it took 8 freaking days for the whitehouse to even comment to the public about the oil spill !!! This really is Obama's "Katrina" !!

Quoting vicki77433:

 

Quoting missingbelle:

 

NO HE'S NOT HERE IS MY FACEBOOK GROUP PLEASE JOIN IF U FEEL OBAMA IS SITTING ON HIS ASS WATCHING BP DESTROY OUR ENVIRONMENT !!!!!

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123445881013542

 What exactly should Obama be doing?  Should he get in a submarine and go fix it himself?  Should he send the Navy to nuke all the Trans Ocean platforms in the Gulf of Mexico? 


savannahnhi
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Obama is not doing anything!!  He is the biggest idiot.


tinybubblez
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:26 AM


Quoting missingbelle:

 

NO HE'S NOT HERE IS MY FACEBOOK GROUP PLEASE JOIN IF U FEEL OBAMA IS SITTING ON HIS ASS WATCHING BP DESTROY OUR ENVIRONMENT !!!!!

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123445881013542

i'm not on facebook, but i'll give you a bump!

tinybubblez
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM


Quoting CoeyG:

is the oil company doing enough for the oil spill?


i don't think ANYBODY is doing enough. this is a freaking disaster!

missingbelle
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Thanks hun !

Quoting tinybubblez:

 

Quoting missingbelle:

 

NO HE'S NOT HERE IS MY FACEBOOK GROUP PLEASE JOIN IF U FEEL OBAMA IS SITTING ON HIS ASS WATCHING BP DESTROY OUR ENVIRONMENT !!!!!

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123445881013542

i'm not on facebook, but i'll give you a bump!


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