Obama did everything that could be done for the American people from day 1
Obama was partially engaged and worked hard for the American people and the Gulf
Obama was partially engaged and delegated most of the tragedy in the Gulf
Obama's involvement was negligible at best and really stayed away from Gulf tragedy
Obama wasn't engaged unti he had no other choice or didn't have Golf or vacation scheduled
Other / write in
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Where is the option for "He is doing a suuuper job, its NOT HIS job to do anything at all its all BP, but he is in charge and telling BP what to do, and besides its Bush's fault"...?
Doesn't seem to be helping from my perspective. Having a bunch of random faceless VPs of a corporation shuffling a couple pieces of paper to a collection of Washington talking heads isn't getting a damn thing done.Originally Posted by megaprogman
As stated before by me and others from the thread, I'm not expecting him to slip on red boots and a cape to save the day. How about letting people who actually DO have some knowledge about the subject organize some things, or at least ponder some potential solutions instead of him coming down and glad-handing a few local yokels a month after the fact in an attempt to "appear" compassionate and concerned.
Some of you people were the same ones burning Bush at the stake for not inciting panic in a bunch of grade school kids by taking an extra 7 minutes to finish a book. He was criminally negligent for weeks and he's getting a free pass.
He's not being presidential. He's wanting to look presidential. Remember, this is his first term. He still has much to lose, and the way he's going he's just about lost it.
Last edited by tacomancer; 06-04-10 at 11:50 AM.
Perhaps Obama should talk to the public more - but like I said, unless he's got a degree in mineralogy, topography, or geology then I don't know what you expect him to do aside from consulting experts.
And I'm sure the moment he does something to punish BP, the Rand Paul types are going to run around screaming about "socialism" again.
Last edited by FilmFestGuy; 06-04-10 at 11:56 AM.
Obi gets an "S": Sad performance.
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All that can be done is to drill a relief well, and only BP can do that. This happened... and as much as you might like to think so, you can't stop the oil from destroying the Gulf and the coast anymore. It is too late. There is nothing anyone could have done, and there is little anyone can do now but hope for the best.