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Originally posted by Eagleheart56
reply to post by aero56
Why would Cheney be saying anything, this is Obama's oil spill and cannot be blamed on Bush and Cheney, it is Obama's lack of experience or his ulterior motives which is allowing this spill to go on and on, just like not enforcing the borders until the republicans give in to his plan to legalize 12 to 20 million criminals, Obama will not do anything worht doing to the oil spill until the cap and tax bill is passed and a permanent halt to any drilling in the US is established.
Originally posted by bismarcksea
When I read the title of this thread the first thing that popped into my mind was: Gee ya friggn think?!!!???
Everyone who voted for than man is a flipping brainwashed idiot!
You got the leader you deserved!
Now when you want some seafood, the only thing your gonna find is the blue plate special made from Gulf of Mexico scrog with a side BP.
Originally posted by ISHAMAGI
Originally posted by mike dangerously
The President is a figgurehead and has been so since after JFK's death.All the presidents after 1963 have been nothing but servants for various interests it's just that Bush and Obama are more obvious puppets then other presidents.
Didn't read it all but I figured this needed restated.
One of the truest comments Ive seen on ATS.
Originally posted by AlreadyGone
Let's see...What could Obama have done and still do?
What would a true leader do?
A couple of days into the spill, el presidente' obama, after seeing the severity of the situation could have mobilized some army/marines down to Louisiana and set up a field HQ to deal with the spill.
Then, moved the "white house" to that field HQ, and mobilized all available sea craft capable of trying to contain the spill.
Then accepted the numerous offers of help from countries around the world that deal with this sort of thing and coordinated the "assault on the spill" from the HQ... and even brought a national figure out of retirement to "command " the clean up...Colin Powell, ...Schwarzkopf?
Then contracted all the fishermen that can't fish now and know the waters to lay and spread out the ouil containing booms.
He could have proposed emergency limited legislation to cut the red tape and expedite the constrution of sand barriers along La/Miss and brought in the barges and allowed exemptions to suck up the excess fuel.
Then, he could have asked for the help of the American people who excell at ingenious problem solving and used any and all good leads and ideas...chopped hay, etc to soak upo oil.
He could have then set a timeline for BP, and if the spill not stopped by X-date, the US takes over and plugs it for them.
Obama could have activated the charitable/faith based emergency response teams..ie Baptist Men's field relief unit, to La and Miss and Ala to help feed the workers and victims of the spill.
He could have appointed emergency funds to the people that are suffering, tourist workers, fishermen, fish processors, restuarants and paid them...even employed them as workers of their own lacalities to fight the spill/ aid in clean up.
In my opinion...Obama blew this opportunity to turn his presidency around and even silence his opponents and gain lots of political capital.
Instead, its gonna be a long 2 more years.
Originally posted by Replicator EYD
I can't believe so few of you people who voted for this scoundrel couldn't see all this coming two years ago!