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    Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

    by Stephen Collinson – 1 hr 44 mins ago
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama said he would fire BP CEO Tony Hayward for flippant comments and lashed out at media "talking heads," ratcheting up his rhetoric on the 50th day of the US oil disaster.
    As Obama Tuesday sought to contain further political damage over the greatest environmental calamity in US history, his top disaster aide reported more progress capturing oil spewing from a ruptured undersea well.
    Hayward, whose sardonic English tones and comments, including a prediction that the Gulf spill would be "very, very modest," have irked some Americans, found himself directly in Obama's cross-hairs.
    "He wouldn't be working for me after making any of those statements," Obama said on the NBC "Today Show," after being criticized for what pundits said was a too tepid reaction to the disaster.
    Hayward has since apologized for his remarks.
    Obama revealed he had not spoken to Hayward, since an explosion on the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, saying there would be little point.
    "When you talk to a guy like a BP CEO, he's going to say all the right things to me. I'm not interested in words. I'm interested in actions."
    Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster - Yahoo! News

    Someone slap him, he's President of the USA, not CEO of the World.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

    He's not stating that he is in fact going to fire him. He's stating that if he was working for him, he would fire him.
    You can't blame him for that.

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    Re: Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster - Yahoo! News

    Someone slap him, he's President of the USA, not CEO of the World.
    He's not doing enough. grrrrrrrrr

    He's doing something.. grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    he's not getting mad enough... grrrrrrrrrrrrr

    He got mad.... grrrrrrrr

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    Re: Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster - Yahoo! News

    Someone slap him, he's President of the USA, not CEO of the World.
    Standard conservative extrapolation-into-strawman.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    He's not stating that he is in fact going to fire him. He's stating that if he was working for him, he would fire him.
    You can't blame him for that.
    It's not eh place of the US President to say something like that. The point is he's not being Presidential at all. It's okay for a Jr. House member to shoot of remarks like this, even a rookie Senator. Leader of the Freeworld? No.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Standard conservative extrapolation-into-strawman.
    Standard Deuce rushing to defend all things Obama.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Standard Deuce rushing to defend all things Obama.
    Standard Mr. V attacking Obama no matter what he does He could personally come and save you from a burning building and you'd probably still find a way to spin it against him

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    Re: Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's not eh place of the US President to say something like that. The point is he's not being Presidential at all. It's okay for a Jr. House member to shoot of remarks like this, even a rookie Senator. Leader of the Freeworld? No.
    Why not? Presidents have said far more bold things.

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    Re: Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Why not? Presidents have said far more bold things.
    "President George Bush has claimed he was told by God to invade Iraq and attack Osama bin Laden's stronghold of Afghanistan as part of a divine mission to bring peace to the Middle East, security for Israel, and a state for the Palestinians."

    Yeah I'd say that borders on insanity,

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    Re: Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

    Obama is not saying that he is going to fire the BP CEO, he is saying if he had the power to that he would. Personally I would do it too. BP is a hypocritical company that pushes that they are green, however reality shows that they care little for the environment. BP handled the spill horribly, and now America must pay for their incompetence. I don't blame Obama for his anger, and I support him on this.
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