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    Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

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    Sun May 23, 4:47 pm ET

    .WASHINGTON (AFP) Right-wing darling Sarah Palin accused US President Barack Obama on Sunday of leading a lax response to the Gulf of Mexico spill because he is too close to the big oil companies.
    The former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, who champions off-shore drilling, criticized the media for not drawing the link between Obama and big oil and said if this spill had happened under former Republican president George W. Bush the scrutiny would have been far tougher.
    "I don't know why the question isn't asked by the mainstream media and by others if there's any connection with the contributions made to president Obama and his administration and the support by the oil companies to the administration," she told Fox News Sunday.
    More than 3.5 million dollars has been given to candidates by BP over the last 20 years, with the largest single donation, 77,051 dollars, going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
    Palin suggested this close relationship explained why Obama was, "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."
    Where are the Senate and House hearings? This is worse than Katrina. Obama is asleep, and doing nothing.
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Are you being sarcastic because until almost 2000 people die and nearly 100 billion dollars of damages are done, I don't think you can make a convincing argument that its worse or even just as bad as Katrina.

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

    "Sarah Palin was involved in that election, but I don't think, apparently, was paying a whole lot of attention," Gibbs said.
    Then Gibbs turns around with another bald faced lie.

    "If you look back at what happened in Katrina, the government wasn't there to respond to what was happening. That quite frankly was the problem.
    It seems Gibbs cannot even grasp modern history, or doesn't care... knowing the press will cover his lame ass.

    When referencing Katrina, he means Bush of course, but the problem was the local authorities. Bush offered assistance, monitored the situation, and then was lambasted for the incompetence of Mayor School Bus Nagin and the state.

    Obama on the other hand was too busy doing what he loves to do. Smash his enemies (Republicans) on the campaign trail while the oil spill was well under way.

    What has Obi done?
    Where is his great leadership?
    The superior judgment he claimed he had during the election?
    Where is it?

    If this were the military, Obi would be charged with dereliction of duty; sleeping at his guard post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Then Gibbs turns around with another bald faced lie.



    It seems Gibbs cannot grasp the basics of modern history, or doesn't care... knowing the press will cover his lame ass.

    When referencing Katrina, he means Bush of course, but the problem was the local authorities. Bush offered assistance, monitored the situation, and then was lambasted for the incompetence of Mayor School Bus Nagin and the state.

    Obama on the other hand was too busy doing what he loves to do. Smash his enemies (Republicans) on the campaign trail while the oil spill was well under way.

    What has Obi done?
    Where is his great leadership?
    The superior judgment he claimed he had during the election?
    Where is it?

    If this were the military, Obi would be charged with dereliction of duty; sleeping at his guard post.

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    Only it wasn't Obama who was stationed at the post - it was BP.

    For too long Congress has allowed the oil companies to regulate themselves. Because they only look at the bottom line and try to cut costs whenever they can, something like this was bound to happen sooner or later.

    Also, Katrina was a natural disaster. There was nothing that could be done to stop or prevent the hurricane doing from what it was doing. This oil spill could have been totally preventable by installing a remote cut-off switch that BP uses in it's oil platforms off the coast of England. However, U.S. law does not require oil companies to use these, so BP didn't to save on costs.

    For a third, the government response has been pretty fast for this oil spill, all things considered, or as fast as can be expected. It takes times to fix problems like these. But whenever Congress tries to pass laws that prevent these kinds of things, conservatives decry it as "more federal regulation on private businesses that will cause corporations that provide jobs to Americans to leave this country, and we can't have that!" So because conservatives block American legislation, I don't see why they're lambasting Obama for apparently not doing anything when the conservative position is that the government shouldn't get involved in such things.

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

    Seriously how can anyone compare these two disasters? They are different in every important area, deaths, property damage, areas affected, people affected, response required, etc etc etc

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

    The link doesn't work.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    The link doesn't work.
    Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil - Yahoo! News
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Are you being sarcastic because until almost 2000 people die and nearly 100 billion dollars of damages are done, I don't think you can make a convincing argument that its worse or even just as bad as Katrina.
    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.
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    I wish the Obama Administration wouldn't even respond to questions involving Palin's opinions. She should be dismissed by the administration as a nobody.

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

    Sarah Palin...accusing Obama...of being in bed with big oil. Wow.
    Next up: Larry Craig accuses his critics of being closet homosexuals.
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