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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Apparently some people think a lawyer can take charge of a highly technical engineering problem.

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    are you familiar with the terms of the 1994 disaster plan? who's desk does the buck stop at for it not being outfitted as required by law?
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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    are you familiar with the terms of the 1994 disaster plan? who's desk does the buck stop at for it not being outfitted as required by law?
    Are you having the temerity to suggest that President Obama admit that the Buck stops at his desk?

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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    are you familiar with the terms of the 1994 disaster plan? who's desk does the buck stop at for it not being outfitted as required by law?
    And that somehow means Obama can somehow magically fix the problem that originated before his time in office?

    Did I expect Bush to be able to fix a problem on the ISS? No. Do I expect Obama to be able to plug the well? No. But hell, why use logic?

    Sure the buck stops on his desk. But that doesn't mean he actually do anything about it now any more then Hayward can.
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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    And that somehow means Obama can somehow magically fix the problem that originated before his time in office?

    Did I expect Bush to be able to fix a problem on the ISS? No. Do I expect Obama to be able to plug the well? No. But hell, why use logic?

    Sure the buck stops on his desk. But that doesn't mean he actually do anything about it now any more then Hayward can.
    So what you're saying is the President is incompetent.

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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    So what you're saying is the President is incompetent.
    And you got that from my post how?

    What I'm saying is that to expect someone with no knowledge of an extremely difficult and technical problem at hand to be able to solve is is pretty insane. Did you expect Bush to be capable of fixing a problem on the International Space Station given his background and education?
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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    And you got that from my post how?

    What I'm saying is that to expect someone with no knowledge of an extremely difficult and technical problem at hand to be able to solve is is pretty insane. Did you expect Bush to be capable of fixing a problem on the International Space Station given his background and education?
    President Bush has a Bachelors from Yale and an MBA from Harvard...what's wrong with his education? What is it the President is responsible for?

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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Apparently some people think a lawyer can take charge of a highly technical engineering problem.

    Join me as I laugh at them.
    Yeah - so highly technical that even BP's specialists who started the problem can't fix it. . . that's like a plumber busting a pipe and then being unable to stop the leak, that's how stupid this whole situation is. . . all because of a gross lack of goverment and business involvement and incompetence from the getgo.

    But to be fair to Obama he's also been a teacher and a Senator. You've pointed out several times in recent posts that he was a lawyer - back in the 1990's - so, considering the progression of his employment record since then, he's no longer considered 'a lawyer' - much in the same way he's no longer a 'teacher' or a 'community organizer' or even 'a senator'

    Why you're focusing so much on his Lawyer past elludes me - because right now he is *the president*
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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    And that somehow means Obama can somehow magically fix the problem that originated before his time in office?

    It means that while Obama was trying to gut the Coast Guards readiness to handle a spill, or getting ready to give the horizon deepwater a safety award, or expanding off shore drilling, he might have noticed an issue with things.


    but your strawman works, I think the LA times called him the "magic negro".




    Did I expect Bush to be able to fix a problem on the ISS? No. Do I expect Obama to be able to plug the well? No. But hell, why use logic?

    I don't know. Perhaps you should try logic, the strawmen you are building seem to lack it.


    Sure the buck stops on his desk. But that doesn't mean he actually do anything about it now any more then Hayward can.

    What does this even mean? I'm sorry, if you are going to build silly strawmen, at least have the initiative to explain what position you are giving me.
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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    And you got that from my post how?

    What I'm saying is that to expect someone with no knowledge of an extremely difficult and technical problem at hand to be able to solve is is pretty insane. Did you expect Bush to be capable of fixing a problem on the International Space Station given his background and education?


    Can you link to one person claiming that Obama should 1st hand don a hard hat and get down there with a giant monkey wrench or is this simply another strawman?
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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Can you link to one person claiming that Obama should 1st hand don a hard hat and get down there with a giant monkey wrench or is this simply another strawman?
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