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petegz28
05-26-2010, 09:15 PM
Hey, it's worked before. If you watch no other video today, you gotta watch this one.

Don Imus on the Fox Business Network Tuesday interviewing jolly old Democrat Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, who was forced into retirement by the certainty of defeat this November.

Like pretty much everyone else on the planet except the makers of oil dispersant, Dodd is 110% very safely opposed to the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He's also appalled.

As is the Obama White House.

Actually what the White House is appalled over is that the fingers of blame are starting to turn toward the Obama White House, the Oval Office to be exact.

Not that the White House has the technology either to address an oil spill of this magnitude and oceanic depth.

The Obama administration can't do anything about it, except lay on the PR. But the president wants to spend Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.

And how would that look enjoying Hyde Park and maybe yet more golf or a Sox game while one of the nation's worst environmental disasters gushes unabated down south?

So to assuage that anticipated criticism, the White House has quickly laid on a Friday presidential trip back down to Louisiana, his second. He didn't see a drop of oil during the first one. But it looks good on TV. (See Related Items links below the video.)

Chris Dodd has been in the U.S. Senate now for five six-year terms and might have been looking into drilling safety precautions instead of special mortgage deals. So he too is eager to spread blame elsewhere.

You'll never guess which recent Republican president Dodd tries to finger for last month's underwater blowout.

You'll get a good chuckle out of Imus' incredulous response starting around the 1:20 mark.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/05/breaking-chris-dodd-blames-bush-for-gulf-oil-spillactual-video.html

SNR
05-26-2010, 09:20 PM
I.... think you got the wrong link

headsnap
05-26-2010, 09:21 PM
That link ROCKS!!!!

petegz28
05-26-2010, 09:23 PM
I.... think you got the wrong link

Thanks, fixed

petegz28
05-26-2010, 09:26 PM
JAmes Carville slams Obama...

The White House is seemingly making an increased show of pressuring BP, but President Obama is facing political heat from within his own party for what some say has been a lackluster response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The "political stupidity is unbelievable," Democratic strategist James Carville said on "Good Morning America" today. "The president doesn't get down here in the middle of this. ... I have no idea of why they didn't seize this thing. I have no idea of why their attitude was so hands off here."

On Thursday, Obama will announce new measures the federal government will take to try to prevent any future BP oil spills, administration officials said. And on Friday, the president will visit the Gulf coast, his second trip to the region since the environmental disaster happened last month.

But Carville said the Obama administration's response to the BP oil spill has been "lackadaisical," and that rather than place the blame on the previous administration, it should've done more to deal with BP and "inept bureaucrats," which would've in turn helped boost Obama's approval ratings.

"The president of the United States could've come down here, he could've been involved with the families of these 11 people" who died on the offshore rig, Carville said. "He could've demanded a plan in anticipation of this."

"It just looks like he's not involved in this," an angry Carville said on "GMA." "Man, you got to get down here and take control of this, put somebody in charge of this thing and get this moving. We're about to die down here."

Carville added that the Obama administration needs to launch a federal investigation into the incident that has become a major environmental disaster and a headache for the federal government.

About seven million gallons of crude oil have spilled into the Gulf in more than a month, killing sea life and other wildlife.

Matthew Dowd, political consultant and chief pollster to former President George W. Bush , said the incident is likely to pose a huge political problem, similar to what President Bush faced after Hurricane Katrina.

"I think this incident that happened... is another example to the American public that they can't trust big corporations and they can't trust big government to protect them," Dowd said. "And I think ultimately it's going to be a real political problem."

"In a disaster like this, his [Obama's] numbers should actually be going up, not just staying stagnant, and I think ultimately they're going to drop," Dowd added.

Obama sent a message to the oil giant to keep the live feed of its "top kill" procedure online for the public to see. The procedure is designed to stem the flow of oil into the ocean.

Administration officials also said the government will make changes to the way it allows offshore drilling, including new measures for the permitting process, new safety requirements for offshore rigs, and what was described as "strengthened" inspections for drilling operations.

The changes will be announced after the president receives a report from Secretary of the Department of Interior Ken Salazar on the safety issues that have arisen as part of the investigation into the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20. The 30-day review was ordered by the president after the explosion and is technically due Friday, though Salazar will turn it in on Thursday.

"I think this incident that happened... is another example to the American public that they can't trust big corporations and they can't trust big government to protect them," Dowd said. "And I think ultimately it's going to be a real political problem."

"In a disaster like this, his [Obama's] numbers should actually be going up, not just staying stagnant, and I think ultimately they're going to drop," Dowd added.

Obama sent a message to the oil giant to keep the live feed of its "top kill" procedure online for the public to see. The procedure is designed to stem the flow of oil into the ocean.

Administration officials also said the government will make changes to the way it allows offshore drilling, including new measures for the permitting process, new safety requirements for offshore rigs, and what was described as "strengthened" inspections for drilling operations.

The changes will be announced after the president receives a report from Secretary of the Department of Interior Ken Salazar on the safety issues that have arisen as part of the investigation into the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20. The 30-day review was ordered by the president after the explosion and is technically due Friday, though Salazar will turn it in on Thursday.

"I think this incident that happened... is another example to the American public that they can't trust big corporations and they can't trust big government to protect them," Dowd said. "And I think ultimately it's going to be a real political problem."

"In a disaster like this, his [Obama's] numbers should actually be going up, not just staying stagnant, and I think ultimately they're going to drop," Dowd added.

Obama sent a message to the oil giant to keep the live feed of its "top kill" procedure online for the public to see. The procedure is designed to stem the flow of oil into the ocean.

Administration officials also said the government will make changes to the way it allows offshore drilling, including new measures for the permitting process, new safety requirements for offshore rigs, and what was described as "strengthened" inspections for drilling operations.

The changes will be announced after the president receives a report from Secretary of the Department of Interior Ken Salazar on the safety issues that have arisen as part of the investigation into the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20. The 30-day review was ordered by the president after the explosion and is technically due Friday, though Salazar will turn it in on Thursday.

"I think this incident that happened... is another example to the American public that they can't trust big corporations and they can't trust big government to protect them," Dowd said. "And I think ultimately it's going to be a real political problem."

"In a disaster like this, his [Obama's] numbers should actually be going up, not just staying stagnant, and I think ultimately they're going to drop," Dowd added.

Obama sent a message to the oil giant to keep the live feed of its "top kill" procedure online for the public to see. The procedure is designed to stem the flow of oil into the ocean.

Administration officials also said the government will make changes to the way it allows offshore drilling, including new measures for the permitting process, new safety requirements for offshore rigs, and what was described as "strengthened" inspections for drilling operations.

The changes will be announced after the president receives a report from Secretary of the Department of Interior Ken Salazar on the safety issues that have arisen as part of the investigation into the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20. The 30-day review was ordered by the president after the explosion and is technically due Friday, though Salazar will turn it in on Thursday.


http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Politics/bp-oil-spill-political-headache-obama-democrats-slam/story?id=10746519

ClevelandBronco
05-26-2010, 09:37 PM
James Carville slams Obama...


The spill is probably affecting mainly white religious gun owners.

**** them. They didn't vote for him.

If they want something done they ought to get their own goddamn president.

notorious
05-26-2010, 09:40 PM
The spill is probably affecting mainly white religious gun owners.

**** them. They didn't vote for him.

If they want something done they ought to get their own goddamn president.



We shall call this this new office "President of Texas". Many will flock if the country keeps going down this path. :)

ClevelandBronco
05-26-2010, 09:47 PM
We shall call this this new office "President of Texas". Many will flock if the country keeps going down this path. :)

Texas is toast. There are already too many flocking Mexicans there.

healthpellets
05-27-2010, 11:42 AM
didn't most of the salad tossing, reach arounds and ass tickling that took place between the regulatory body and the oil/drilling industry take place during GWB's reign?

so maybe it's appropriate to place a little of the blame on that administration. i mean, there's enough to go around anyway.

Dallas Chief
05-27-2010, 04:06 PM
didn't most of the salad tossing, reach arounds and ass tickling that took place between the regulatory body and the oil/drilling industry take place during GWB's reign?

so maybe it's appropriate to place a little of the blame on that administration. i mean, there's enough to go around anyway.

Even if that was true AND you have a link to support it, what does it have to do with how bad the current administration has handled this? That's right. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. The disaster itself has absolutley nothing to do with the current administration or any that have come before it. Dunce cap.

healthpellets
05-27-2010, 04:58 PM
...what does it have to do with how bad the current administration has handled this?

nothing.

but you didn't care to read what i wrote anyway.

Dallas Chief
05-27-2010, 08:30 PM
nothing.

but you didn't care to read what i wrote anyway.

I did read it. My point is that there isn't an administration that needs to be blamed for this. Now- how the aftermath was/is being handled? That's all on the Obama Administration. If GWB gets Katrina, then Dear Leader gets this one. Where is Kanye West when you need him? "Barack Obama doesn't care about white people..."

The Mad Crapper
05-27-2010, 09:20 PM
I did read it. My point is that there isn't an administration that needs to be blamed for this. Now- how the aftermath was/is being handled? That's all on the Obama Administration. If GWB gets Katrina, then Dear Leader gets this one. Where is Kanye West when you need him? "Barack Obama doesn't care about white people..."

Typical white people...

acesn8s
05-27-2010, 10:47 PM
I did read it. My point is that there isn't an administration that needs to be blamed for this. Now- how the aftermath was/is being handled? That's all on the Obama Administration. If GWB gets Katrina, then Dear Leader gets this one. Where is Kanye West when you need him? "Barack Obama doesn't care about white people..."

It's "President Obama hates white people"

Messier
05-28-2010, 07:00 AM
Texas is toast. There are already too many flocking Mexicans there.

I love Texas toast!

The Mad Crapper
05-28-2010, 12:25 PM
Jackass boy putting his foot in his mouth again

http://www.libertyjuice.com/2010/05/28/stupid-arrogant-ignorant-this-ad-nails-it/