Im not picking on Obama here, its our politians as a whole really. I personally feel our founding fathers were made from a different mold then any of our recent leaders. They were men of action and much less men of office. I could very well see George Washington in the gulf, in a canoe, with a 5 gallon bucket skimming the water. While this may not have made a difference in the whole of things, I believe he would have done it anyway because he felt he had to try and do any and everything possible to fix the situation.
Now our leaders are much more men of office that organize and direct others and very rarely get there own hands dirty doing anything.
There are only so many hours in a day. A person has got to prioritize. Presidents are persons. soooo....
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
Obama does not need to be on site for the proper work to be done. And thank god, he's been smart enough, up to this point, to know this.
Why did it take 8-days to get his ass into gear?
This is what the Feds are supposed to be leaders in. Disaster relief. Not nationalizing the country industry by industry.
Where was Obi?
Right, he was out pandering and Balkanizing Amerika.
Crapping on Wall Street.
Telling people that there is a limit to what they should earn.
Nice job Schlo-Mo.
I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
this thing is an environmental disaster
it's still bleeding at a precipitous rate, there's no stopping it, and it's likely to leak faster
it's gonna hit the EASTERN coast of florida
for EIGHT DAYS obama did nothing
indeed, admiral mary landry of the coast guard said on day 2: "the oil that was on the surface appeared to be merely residual oil from the fire"
anyone with a memory couldn't help but flash back to dhs' immediate response to mutallab's attempt to blow a plane out of the skies over detroit on christmas
a genuine "the system worked" moment
indeed, napolitano's dept of homeland security waited until DAY EIGHT to declare the gulf disaster "a spill of national significance"
not until DAY EIGHT did she "request a more robust response from the dod"
the white house has done nothing to contain this catastrophe
except play politics
and the admin is becoming increasingly defensive
gibbs released a "readout" of all the calls to governors the white house has made
a phone log---LOL!
these are the actions the white house has taken
on DAY EIGHT it (because this president is proficient at pointing fingers) began blaming bp
he said he wasn't gonna go to louisiana
then he said he was
he originally stood by his plan to drill off the eastern seaboard and above alaska
then the next day he reversed himself and put his plan on hold
so what in the way of real action has the white house taken in resonse to this catastrophe?
on DAY SEVEN, tuesday, april 27: HE WENT BACK TO IOWA!
for the SECOND TIME since health care passed, he went to campaign kickoff country
last time his purpose, he said, was to convince his african american, youth, female and hispanic base that the health care he'd just CRAMMED was actually good for them
this time, he visited ottumwa, according to the ny times, to: "criticize senate republicans for blocking proposed legislation to tighten regulation of the financial system," to "convince voters before the midterm elections that his economic policies were working despite the high unemployment rate," to "extol the benefits of the economic stimulus plan..."
THESE are your president's priorities
the most incompetent, CRASS politician at the national level america has ever produced
BP Is Criticized Over Oil Spill, but U.S. Missed Chances to Act - NYTimes.com
Oil slick poses political peril for Obama - Washington Times
Obama not going to Gulf yet, maybe later?
RealClearPolitics - Politics - May 01, 2010 - Obama to go to Gulf soon for oil spill update
White House defends offshore drilling plan | Reuters
Will Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Jeopardize Obama's Offshore Drilling Policy, Energy Bill? - ABC News
In Greeting Iowa Voters, Obama Focuses on Finances - NYTimes.com[/QUOTE]