Perhaps he should start with his EPA who are by law required to have funding and containment procedures.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Last edited by Erod; 06-08-10 at 12:15 PM.
Suspect Obama made the remark to try and convey toughness, which really hasn't ever been a characteristic associated to him. Wasn't too professional or presidential, but guess we will see how it works out for him.
OBAMA: "Did I say kick?"
I think this column sums it up nicely.....
Obama brings Nixonian twist to oil spill
June 7, 2010
Nothing more fully reveals the essential character of a person or group than a crisis. Thus, the ecological and political catastrophe of the Gulf oil spill has exposed a breathtaking level of incompetence, political opportunism and mendacity at the heart of the Obama administration. Documents obtained by the Center for Public Integrity make clear that the White House was told by the Coast Guard within 24 hours of the April 20 explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon platform that the equivalent of 8,000 barrels a day could escape into the ocean. Within three days, Obama and his senior aides were warned that the spill could exceed the in environmental damage caused by the Exxon Valdez wreck in 1989.
Despite these warnings, over the next two months Obama attended Democratic fundraisers, played golf, hosted basketball and football teams at the White House and delivered commencement speeches. Two weeks passed before he could be bothered to go to Louisiana. On April 29, Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindahl declared a state of emergency as the oil spill covered 600 square miles and was only 16 miles from the coast. Jindahl begged federal officials for permission to build a massive network of sand berms to contain damage to beaches. Washington responded a month later but permission was only granted to build 2 percent of the berms requested.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: Obama brings Nixonian twist to oil spill | Washington Examiner
There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.
Originally Posted by PogueMoran
I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.
I don't consider Obama's comment remotely worth getting one's panties in a bunch (as we're seeing here), but the partisan hypocrisy is pretty thick...
Cheney dropped the f-bomb on the floor of the Senate.
You seem to be of the mind that cursing in generalities is ZOMG!, yet a direct personal cursing out is perfectly acceptable, especially if it's not on video. Very interesting. But regardless of your excuses concerning where Cheney's "Eff you!" was uttered, it still came out of his mouth as a personal attack. Obama's talk of kicking asses cannot be described as a personal attack on an individual in any way.
YouTube - Bush's One-Fingered Victory Salute
Of course, the above wasn't done in anger or directed at an individual, but I'd be interested to hear your excuses for Bush's "professional/presidential" use of the middle finger while on camera. And, you know, I don't recall any righties having palpitations when Bush issued his own personal curse attacks...
"There's Adam Clymer, major-league asshole from The New York Times."
- George W. Bush, before a speech during a Naperville, Ill., campaign rally
"You ****ing son of a bitch. I saw what you wrote. We’re not going to forget this."
- Bush to then Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Al Hunt in a Dallas restaurant in front of other diners, including Hunt’s wife, Judy Woodruff, and 4-year-old son
OMG I had no idea presidents were actually human beings who sometimes talk like human beings.
One of you will end up here next!
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d 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.