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    Re: Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina

    Quote Originally Posted by somepeoplesay View Post
    Of course the Government should clean it up, why on earth would anyone trust BP to do so? Haha, I think you've missed my point. In my view, this disaster is a result of a policy that allows too much deregulation, which was initiated by Bush and continues into Bush 2.0's current administration. So yes, government is partially at fault here, but it's still BP's mess and we have to ask ourselves whether this oil addiction is really worth it.




    Does it have to do with the failure of outfitting the 1994 plan or the environmentalists pushing these rigs past the shelf into dangerously deep waters? Foes it have to do with the current admin's slow respinse to requests and offers as well or is this anothe "its always bush's fault" post?
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    Re: Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina

    Quote Originally Posted by somepeoplesay View Post
    Of course the Government should clean it up, why on earth would anyone trust BP to do so? Haha, I think you've missed my point. In my view, this disaster is a result of a policy that allows too much deregulation, which was initiated by Bush and continues into Bush 2.0's current administration. So yes, government is partially at fault here, but it's still BP's mess and we have to ask ourselves whether this oil addiction is really worth it.
    Bush initiated ??? Are you sure, or could it have been Clinton... or Bush I..., or Reagan..., or Carter.

    I just love it when libs claim everything is Bush's fault. I guess they forget that Bush wasn't the first President of America.

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    Re: Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What kind of regulation could have prevented this blowout?



    allowing them to drill closer in shallower waters would have made it less dangerous and risky. oh wait....
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    Re: Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina

    Quote Originally Posted by somepeoplesay View Post
    Of course the Government should clean it up, why on earth would anyone trust BP to do so? Haha, I think you've missed my point. In my view, this disaster is a result of a policy that allows too much deregulation, which was initiated by Bush and continues into Bush 2.0's current administration. So yes, government is partially at fault here, but it's still BP's mess and we have to ask ourselves whether this oil addiction is really worth it.

    Aside of the already pointed out finger of blame firmly pointed to a target other than that should be taking real responsibility here, the highlighted portion is the real crux of the liberal agenda. And, the portion that is most important in understanding why it is that the Obama administration has been so inept with the handling of this disaster.

    One spill that has been allowed criminally by both sides to foul our waters and wetlands, one out of overwhelming ineptness, and one out of the purpose of advancing an agenda of some sort of 'green' movement is a travesty.

    Terms like 'oil addiction' is the speak of propaganda designed to further this agenda, and thrust this country backwards.


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    Re: Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina

    Quote Originally Posted by somepeoplesay View Post
    Well, considering this is a man made disaster for which BP is solely responsible, i'm not surprised. The Katrina comparisons kind of fall flat, a natural disaster has different implications then one made by a global corporation.
    I would think that since a natural disaster is far less predictable than a disaster in a regulated industry the governments actions are far more condemnable in the latter than for former.

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    Re: Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Bush initiated ??? Are you sure, or could it have been Clinton... or Bush I..., or Reagan..., or Carter.

    I just love it when libs claim everything is Bush's fault. I guess they forget that Bush wasn't the first President of America.
    well, considering i'm not a "liberulll" I can't really comment, but yes Bush did deregulate oil companies and was a big supporter of offshore drilling. Was he the first? Of course not, but I think some people like to act like the last 8 years didn't happen. I think if the activities of The Energy Task Force under Bush were disclosed there would be even more people blaming him (even though he's not totally responsible).

    I also love how conservatives are so quick to denounce "Bush's fault" allegations, but blamed Bill Clinton for 9/11! Totally different circumstances there

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    Re: Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina

    Quote Originally Posted by somepeoplesay View Post
    well, considering i'm not a "liberulll" I can't really comment, but yes Bush did deregulate oil companies and was a big supporter of offshore drilling. Was he the first? Of course not, but I think some people like to act like the last 8 years didn't happen. I think if the activities of The Energy Task Force under Bush were disclosed there would be even more people blaming him (even though he's not totally responsible).

    I also love how conservatives are so quick to denounce "Bush's fault" allegations, but blamed Bill Clinton for 9/11! Totally different circumstances there
    When you become president, you inherit the ood and the bad. I think Bush did a terrible job. As a matter of fact I thought that his rein wold allow democrats to govern for a generation.

    Saying that, Obama and his supporters crying about the mess they were left by the last guy makes them sound like a bunch of not ready for prime time players.

    It is sad but this administration has turned what should have been a generational change in direction to one where people can't wait to switch back after only 16 months in office.

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    Re: Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I am not suprised by this at all. Many of us have been saying this for a while. It seems that we are spinning wheels here with this oil spill. I am particularly disturbed by bubs thread where we could have been a month into building the berms that a ducth company says could be done in 4 months not 9. /facepalm
    Question for you: Do you support the government requiring Relief Wells being dug simultaneously as is required by Canada, Norway, and the UK?

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    Re: Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina

    Quote Originally Posted by somepeoplesay View Post
    Well, considering this is a man made disaster for which BP is solely responsible, i'm not surprised. The Katrina comparisons kind of fall flat, a natural disaster has different implications then one made by a global corporation.
    Aren't there a whole group of American companies that were also involved in running the oil rig that blew up?

    I'm just wondering whether BP is being used as "Johnny Foreigner" so that those US companies and American involvement also involved in this disaster can be excused from the public anger that is felt?

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    Re: Poll: BP Oil Spill Response Rated Worse than Katrina

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