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Saturday, May 29, 2010

 

Obama’s Gulf Oil Actions of Ill Repute, No visible means of support

Roanoke Times, 5-29-10, Pg 3: Obama at Louisiana beaches; and recent news conference.
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The Gulf Oil spill is NOT Obama’s Katrina. At least for Katrina, Bush tried!
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You are not alone.
I am responsible.
Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?
These are the major media headlines and news stories about the Gulf Oil spill after one month (30 days) of Obama’s position: Not my problem!
One can only imagine the venom and hostility pouring out of the Editors of the Roanoke Times and their friends in the liberal media if Bush were still President.
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Based on the anemic response and absence of the Navy, Coast Guard and contract ships with the largest and best skimmers and containment capabilities in the world one would conclude that the Federal Government doesn’t consider this to be a big deal.
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Extract: Wall Street Article, May 27, 10; Comprehensive Opinion Article
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704717004575268752362770856.html
The federal response to Katrina was governed by the 1988 Stafford Act, which says
that in natural disasters on-shore states are in charge, not Washington.
The federal obligation is to "support . . . State and local assistance
efforts" by providing whatever resources a governor requests and then
writing big checks for the cleanup. Mr. Bush had to deal with a
Louisiana governor and a New Orleans mayor who were, by federal law, in
charge.
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But BP's well was drilled in federal waters. Washington, not Louisiana,
is in charge. This is Mr. Obama's responsibility. He says his
administration has been prepared for the worst from the start. Mr.
Obama's failure to lead in cleaning up the spill could lead voters to
echo his (Obama's) complaint in Katrina's aftermath:
"I wish that the federal government had been up to the task."
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Just more hope and change and hypocrisy we can believe in!
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You know Obama has a big problem when pseudo-Creole James Carville is mad as hell and isn’t going to take it anymore – click:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtvoLrQBxis
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Prior Item:
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2007/02/still-stuck-on-stupid.html
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