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

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    I still don't understand why you insist on judging people by what they say and not what they do.
    I'm judging people on what they're NOT saying. I want them to tell us what they're doing.
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It's not about coving anyone's ass it's about stopping the oil. And the resources come from wherever they are - public sector, private sector, overseas... If the President or his office calls up and says "We need you to help assess the damage or help lessen the affects and work with BP until the oil is stopped" people will go and do it. You don't say "no" to the President of the United States during a disaster like this.

    Who's being partisan? I'm just asking for the President to take all necessary action to help stop the bleeding here and if he's doing that already, to tell we the people, what Government is doing. Extract your head from the Obama blow up doll and look at this for what it is... a disaster that has now spewed oil since April 20th, between 2,000 and 5,000 barrels a day. All total between 68,000 and 170,000 barrels to date. President Obama called the spil a potentially unprecedented environmental disaster..

    What's being done by Government to protect our coasts our resources and the environment other than saying the White House will keep their "boot on the throat" of BP. I don't want a boot to their throat I want the oil gushing to cease and our Government to identify what they're going to do to help clean it up. We have plenty of time later for lawsuits, blame and the rest of it.

    Clear yet?
    One more time. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS THE EQUIPMENT TO WORK AT DEPTHS OF 5000 ft.

    You have proposed absolutely NO solution, just like the Caribou Airhead. Wadda surprise.

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

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    Where are the Senate and House hearings? This is worse than Katrina. Obama is asleep, and doing nothing.
    what would you have him do, exactly?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    One more time. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS THE EQUIPMENT TO WORK AT DEPTHS OF 5000 ft.
    One more time, I'm not asking for equipment to work at depths of 5000 feet.


    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    You have proposed absolutely NO solution, just like the Caribou Airhead. Wadda surprise.
    I'm not qualified to have a solution or I'd be out there helping. I'm asking for the Government to tell us what they're doing to mitigate this disaster and to bring the full force of the Federal Government to assist in the assessment of impact and the clean up.
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    One more time. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS THE EQUIPMENT TO WORK AT DEPTHS OF 5000 ft.

    You have proposed absolutely NO solution, just like the Caribou Airhead. Wadda surprise.
    Since the spill is still going on apparently no one has the ability to deal with it.
    Which is the reason why we never should have been there to begin with.
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    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
    77k is hardly a noteworthy amount. this is so silly.......what exactly would you have obama do?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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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?
    Carville is talking from a purely political point of view. He is not claiming that Obama is in bed with any one. I thin k people are missing the point that right now, no one has a really good answer what to do about this. As people scramble to figure out how to fix it, all happening out of plain site, people think nothing is happening.

    As far as the whole "in bed with" thing, we get this same argument any time any politician does something for, or does not attack, and group that he got donations from, and since politicians get money from almost every one, it's pretty common. It gives those who don't pay attention something to bitch about and sound like they are making a point.
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Since the spill is still going on apparently no one has the ability to deal with it.
    Which is the reason why we never should have been there to begin with.
    This is a case where the Department of the Interior, in particular the MMS, was in bed with big oil. This really started under the Bush administration where many were literally in bed (and doing coke and similar partying) with oil lobbyists. Obama failed to clean this incestuous relationship up as promised. Salazar should be fired!

    This is a great illustration of the need for government oversight. It's just that it failed here. The permit to drill should have been issued only after the government was convinced of the fail safes. Obviously there were no fail-safes. Government convincing probably occurred during the second line of coke.

    This is another case of cleaning up after the previous administration. In this case, however, that clean-up should have already been done.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    77k is hardly a noteworthy amount. this is so silly.......what exactly would you have obama do?
    Thank you. I always appreciate it when people slice and dice party talking points to get to the real significance of the facts. Yes the Obama Administration was the largest benefactor of oil PAC money, BUT the total amount of that money was a rounding error that no one noticed. It was likely more of an insult in buying a politician (counter-productive) than anything else.
    Last edited by upsideguy; 05-24-10 at 10:22 AM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    One more time. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS THE EQUIPMENT TO WORK AT DEPTHS OF 5000 ft.

    You have proposed absolutely NO solution, just like the Caribou Airhead. Wadda surprise.
    No, they don't, but one would think that the gubmint, all knowing and all able to prevent all the bad stuff from happening, would have the neccessary gear to work the slick on the surface.
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