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

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

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    I say no. It is nothing more than payback for all the stupid libs who bashed over Hurricane Katrina.
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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Are you referring to the criticism in general, or some specific criticism?
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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

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    I say no. It is nothing more than payback for all the stupid libs who bashed over Hurricane Katrina.
    It's not his job to "handle" the spill, that's what BP is supposed to do.

    As long as the Coast Guard is monitoring the remediation efforts, as well as, the repair of the leaking line, they are doing their job.
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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    What criticism? Criticism in general or a specific type?
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    Re: Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

    Sure.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's not his job to "handle" the spill, that's what BP is supposed to do.

    As long as the Coast Guard is monitoring the remediation efforts, as well as, the repair of the leaking line, they are doing their job.
    Apparently some people think a lawyer can take charge of a highly technical engineering problem.

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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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    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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    Well, since he used to be a lawyer and is now the President of the United States and claimed responsibility himself, then yeah....it's his job.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's not his job to "handle" the spill, that's what BP is supposed to do.

    As long as the Coast Guard is monitoring the remediation efforts, as well as, the repair of the leaking line, they are doing their job.
    I know you're listed as a libertarian so I know this could be an interesting answer.

    Do you think the Federal Government has a roll to play with regards to "handling" natural disaster recovery when it causes damage to multiple states?

    This inicident is proving a threat to the economy and environment of a multitude of STATES, plural, and provides a security risk in general to the United States in regards to the potential damage it presents to the economy, the increased need in the importing of oil and less strategic internal reserves both with the loss of this one and potential loss of others through regulation, and blockage of water ways.

    If the local power company has a generator that blows and sparks a wildfire that begins to encroach on homes do you think its the power companies job to organize, initiate, and perform the stoppage of the fire or are you expecting at the point that it becomes a community thread that the local governments fire department and possibly some state representitives move in to determine what to do and assure the safety of the population from a threat that has increased its scope beyond simply that businesses worry?

    To me this is that on a larger scale. Do I think Obama should be in there directing traffic and making the engineering plans? Absolutely not. Do I think the Federal Government shouldn't be playing the pass the buck game while waiting weeks and weeks for "BP to do its job" all the while being derelict in their duty with regards to a potential threat spanning multiple states and occuring within United States water, absolutely.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is this criticism on how Obama is handling the oil spill legitimate?

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    I say no. It is nothing more than payback for all the stupid libs who bashed over Hurricane Katrina.
    This is a weird one for me to answer honestly.

    I think he's getting too much criticism from Republicans and Conservatives, primarily because of the reason you said. They're pissed at the horrendous and one sided coverage that was given to Bush during Katrina and are either consiously or subconsiously acting out in a "two wrongs make a right" type of way. While the Federal Government should be involved there is no reason for Obama directly and personally to be over seeing it like some seem to suggest. This does not mean he shouldn't be involved or is free from criticism, but I do think at times he's getting more than his due from the right.

    At the same time I think he is only now getting the criticism he deserves from the media in general, and where Conservatives/Republicans have been over over criticizing up until this point the left and the media have been significantly under criticizing...attrociously so when you compare it to their coverage of Katrina.

    So, in an over all sense up until the past week or so I would've said that he's getting a net wash leading to appropriate criticism as he was getting too much from the right and too little from the left (generally speaking). Currently I think the Right needs to tone its rhetoric back a bit and into a more reasonable level as the left seems to finally be speaking up and taking some notice, or portions of it at least, causing it to sway into the "too much" side of things.

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