View Poll Results: Rate the response and leadership of President Obama to the Gulf Oil Spill

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  • Obama did everything that could be done for the American people from day 1

    6 18.18%
  • Obama was partially engaged and worked hard for the American people and the Gulf

    0 0%
  • Obama was partially engaged and delegated most of the tragedy in the Gulf

    7 21.21%
  • Obama's involvement was negligible at best and really stayed away from Gulf tragedy

    7 21.21%
  • Obama wasn't engaged unti he had no other choice or didn't have Golf or vacation scheduled

    7 21.21%
  • Other / write in

    6 18.18%
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    Grade Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill

    Watch the video, take the poll.

    BTW - Day 43 was the Paul McCartney concert award dedication.

    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed 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.


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    Re: Grade Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill

    I think he is doing as good as anyone could expected to be under the circumstances. The man does not possess expertise in this issue and it is something that is best delegated to experts.

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    Re: Grade Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill

    Just because we only see him when he makes public appearances does not mean these things in the video were all he was doing. Yes, he probably should have gotten down to the Gulf sooner to make people THINK he was doing something... but to claim he was ignoring the disaster is absurd. Apparently some people need him to physically be there to think he is on top of things?

    Wtf can he do? He's the President... it's not like he's going to go down to the beach and help clean up for a week straight. There are other things going on in the world. The country and the world don't stop just because an environmental disaster happens.

    Not to mention there are other people in charge of giving him recommendations on what to do... he gets updates and recommendations... he isn't an expert on oil spills.

    And some people act like he's an idiot or something... if he chose not to go with an idea someone had, I'm sure there was a good reason for it. What possible reason would he have to not use an effective idea?

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    Re: Grade Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill

    Looking at the poll (it wasn't up during my first post). I really think options 1 and 3 really equate to the same thing. The best thing he can possibly do is be partially engaged and delegate to experts.

    Sorry, but with the way the answers are phrased, I find the poll to be inadequate and biased due to the assumption that him being directly involved is the best possible thing and results in him doing everything he could do.
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    Re: Grade Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill

    A President, any President can by appearing at the site of any large scale tragedy, impart a feeling of 'He really cares', with deep regret Obama has not shown this side of his nature to the American electorate who elected him to serve THEM.

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    Re: Grade Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill

    Now here is a man who shows that he cares.

    Quote(The prime minister will visit Cumbria later as police continue to investigate the 12 killings carried out by gunman Derrick Bird.

    David Cameron, who will be accompanied by Home Secretary Theresa May, is to meet senior police officers.)

    He visits so that it will show that he cares for those people who are the electorate, regardless of who they voted for.
    And he does it in a timely manner.

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    Re: Grade Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill

    Oh goody...

    .. another freakin' push poll.

    Well, I guess if you can't get the results you'd prefer with an honest poll, actually asking a straight up question, instead of a loaded one and offering the full range of opinion options, this is what you get. I'll pass on the stinkbait, but thanks for the offer.

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    Re: Grade Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill

    Is there any grade lower than F?

    Seriously, he doesn't even see this as an environmental, economic, or ecological crisis. He sees this as a political spin. If he would actually address the problem instead of trying to figure out how to make a catastrophe serve him better in the polls, I wouldn't feel like putting a bullet into his head.

    How hard would it have been to assign a brain trust comprised of great non-political minds focusing in engineering and physics? You could go to your random overpriced universities like Stanford and MIT and just organize a group of professors who could all get together in a think tank for a while and develop feasible and credible methods of cleaning this up. It's a hell of a lot better than just leaving it to BP, who looks like they got caught with their dicks in their hands. Then, when you fix the problem they caused and couldn't stop, you send the bill in the mail.

    He's too busy getting photo-ops with random sports teams and intellectually circle-jerked by burnt-out liberal hippies who made music 50 years ago in Liverpool. That's one ostrich who seriously needs to get his head out of the sand.

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    Re: Grade Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Is there any grade lower than F?

    Seriously, he doesn't even see this as an environmental, economic, or ecological crisis. He sees this as a political spin. If he would actually address the problem instead of trying to figure out how to make a catastrophe serve him better in the polls, I wouldn't feel like putting a bullet into his head.

    How hard would it have been to assign a brain trust comprised of great non-political minds focusing in engineering and physics? You could go to your random overpriced universities like Stanford and MIT and just organize a group of professors who could all get together in a think tank for a while and develop feasible and credible methods of cleaning this up. It's a hell of a lot better than just leaving it to BP, who looks like they got caught with their dicks in their hands. Then, when you fix the problem they caused and couldn't stop, you send the bill in the mail.

    He's too busy getting photo-ops with random sports teams and intellectually circle-jerked by burnt-out liberal hippies who made music 50 years ago in Liverpool. That's one ostrich who seriously needs to get his head out of the sand.
    So because you only SEE Obama doing photo-ops and grilling BP and others involved, that's all you think he's doing? Lets put bias aside and think about this one more clearly...

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    Re: Grade Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill

    Okay, you got it. What do you think he's doing to fix the problem?

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