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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Anyone find it funny that an Alaskan accusing someone of being in bed with big oil?
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Interesting:

    Obama is the top recipient of BP PAC & individual money over the past 20 years.

    If there's any connection there to President Obama taking so doggone long to get in there, to dive in there, and grasp the complexity and the potential tragedy that we are seeing here in the Gulf of Mexico -- now, if this was President Bush or if this were a Republican in office who hadn't received as much support even as President Obama has from B.P. and other oil companies, you know the mainstream media would be all over his case," she said.
    FOXNews.com - Palin Links BP Donations to Obama to Explain Gulf Spill Response

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Until you can prove that 2000 people died because of Bush (which IS your point), you can run along. You think $100B will cover the damage caused by this oil spill? I'll bet you do.
    Actually thats not my point. I don't blame Bush for any of the people who died during or as a result of Katrina. I'm just trying to grade and judge two disasters on their "merits" and I'm simply stating that its clear that this oil spill isn't as bad as hurricane Katrina.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    How soon we forget that this is from the "drill baby drill" woman.

    She's accusing him of being in bed with big oil while she's snuggling up to them from the other side of the bed.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Actually thats not my point. I don't blame Bush for any of the people who died during or as a result of Katrina. I'm just trying to grade and judge two disasters on their "merits" and I'm simply stating that its clear that this oil spill isn't as bad as hurricane Katrina.

    However, administration lies and inactivity aren't helping things either... When does this administration take charge of anything other than banks, auto industries, and our liberties?


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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    However, administration lies and inactivity aren't helping things either... When does this administration take charge of anything other than banks, auto industries, and our liberties?


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    Its course of action has been similar to that of the Bush administration, which is let the government agencies tasked to handle disasters to do their jobs. Looking at the "reaction" of Bush to Katrina and Obama to this spill, neither had really done anything other than offer good words and nice speeches. Although Bush did that better than Obama has, but I think its easier to inspire people and look "bold" when people have actually died, but thats my opinion.

    But fact is, disasters aren't areas where the president actually gets involvement in a meaningful way. Dealing with an oil spill or a hurricane is best left for 1) the established methods as both oil spills and hurricanes have occurred so many times that established methods have been created, and 2) people trained and working for the government who understand the disaster and how to deal with it better than the President ever will due to their education and training.

    Obama for example is trained and educated as a lawyer, Bush has degrees in Business and History. But being a lawyer or businessman doesn't qualify you for being able to handle and management a disaster recovery effort, so in my opinion its better than both Bush and Obama have stuck to the speeches because both their administrators and our interests as citizens are better served by the appointed and/or elected people who handle these disasters, from FEMA to the coast guard, etc.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    Where are the Senate and House hearings? This is worse than Katrina. Obama is asleep, and doing nothing.
    Did the blowhard from Alaska offer what she and McCain would have done to stop this tragedy? Seriously what would they have done.
    Currently BP has done everything from thowing a hat over it to throwing golf balls at the damn leak and nothing is stopping it.

    If she has the answer then why not tell us. She doesn't seem to have a problem with flapping her ugly lips so why not tell us the solution.

    Her only solution was to have Senate hearings. Now, there is a brain task group for you . Oh yes, they would have it stopped in minutes. Perhaps we should stop the leak by dumping senators into the ocean and one former beauty queen.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    When Obama loses Carville, it's time to start to take notice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huffington Post
    "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/2010/0..._n_585620.html

    Obama and his administration is sitting back and waiting during possibly a huge disaster. The fact is we really don't know where the oil is. We estimate how much is spilling out into the Gulf but where's it all going? The majority of it is not washing up on the beaches. Where is it? Where's it going? What's it affecting? What are the implications? Who will ultimately be affected? What long term will be affected?

    Don't know. And to sit back and just say "BP is handling it. Everything that can be done is being done." is a lie. If the WH wanted to, they could be putting many more resources out there finding out where this oil is going. Having daily assessments to the American people. Identifying the costs, bringing in additional experts and working WITH BP until this is fixed and THEN review, have Senate hearings, and get the lawyers involved. But like always, this Admin is ass backwards and pushed the lawyers out first and is waiting to see about the rest. They COULD do more but they're choosing not to and I want to know why?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    What do people expect Obama to do?

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    When Obama loses Carville, it's time to start to take notice.



    James Carville Takes On Obama On Oil Spill: He's 'Risking Everything' With 'Go Along With BP Strategy'

    Obama and his administration is sitting back and waiting during possibly a huge disaster. The fact is we really don't know where the oil is. We estimate how much is spilling out into the Gulf but where's it all going? The majority of it is not washing up on the beaches. Where is it? Where's it going? What's it affecting? What are the implications? Who will ultimately be affected? What long term will be affected?

    Don't know. And to sit back and just say "BP is handling it. Everything that can be done is being done." is a lie. If the WH wanted to, they could be putting many more resources out there finding out where this oil is going. Having daily assessments to the American people. Identifying the costs, bringing in additional experts and working WITH BP until this is fixed and THEN review, have Senate hearings, and get the lawyers involved. But like always, this Admin is ass backwards and pushed the lawyers out first and is waiting to see about the rest. They COULD do more but they're choosing not to and I want to know why?
    So, exactly what would YOU do to stop the environmental disaster CAUSED BY BIG OIL'S GREED? Specifically, WHAT EXACTLY IS IT YOU OR THE CARIBOU BIMBO PROPOSE TO DO TO STOP THE OIL GUSHING FROM BP's SCREWUP?

    You got nothin'.

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