Obama squandered his Oval Office moment

Obama could have called for a “moon shot” tonight to make a transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy, and he failed to do that. He made his first-ever speech in the Oval Office, and he had all three networks at the 8 p.m. slot, and he didn’t make good use of it.

The speech was flat and uninspiring. He recited a litany of the things the administration has done to try to bring the spill under control, but it was a rehash of things the public has already heard. Yes, he’s going to make BP pay. That’s good — as far as it goes. But he didn’t use the moment to assert a resolute sense of command.

Nor did he use it to call on Americans to make the sacrifices that will be necessary to make the transition from petroleum to cleaner fuels. Yes, he said a little about it. But he didn’t even endorse the energy bill currently languishing in the Senate.

The president has wasted a crisis.

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Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
8:45 pm

TELEPROMPTER!

Just thought I’d get that out of the way early.

Buzz

June 15th, 2010
8:47 pm

He sounded like Jimmy Carter!

Lil' Barry Bailout

June 15th, 2010
8:48 pm

There’s no need for a government-imposed transition away from petroleum fuels. When their scarcity drives up the price, it will happen all on its own. You know that the federal government blocks imports of cheap Brazilian ethanol, right? Kinda makes you wonder how serious the Democrat party is about ending our so-called “addiction” to oil. Hypocrites.

Of course, big-government liberals can’t resist telling folks how to live their lives.

Reality Check

June 15th, 2010
8:51 pm

Three Questions:

1. Define Clean Energy.

2. If I breathe out a carbon derivative, am I poisonous?

3. If the USA can’t drill in the Gulf, how can China, Cuba, and everybody else?

Voice of Dissent

June 15th, 2010
8:54 pm

“Of course, big-government liberals can’t resist telling folks how to live their lives.”

The freakin irony.

Take'Em Down Bill

June 15th, 2010
8:54 pm

Tucker, once again you’re dishing bottom-barrel cheap shots. U probably had that mess written before Obama uttered his first word.

Auburn Fan

June 15th, 2010
8:55 pm

That oil is ready to take down the richest company in the UK and it just might take our POTUS with it. No parties scheduled in the White House tonight.

Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
8:55 pm

Three Questions:

1. Define Clean Energy.

Sounds like a command, not a question.

jt

June 15th, 2010
9:01 pm

Lil’ Barry Bailout is correct.

The Feds can’t mandate innovation. They can’t do anything but steal and destroy.

Private citizens are working as we speak on better energy sources. The Feds will only get in the way and retard REAL innovation.

Lil' Barry Bailout

June 15th, 2010
9:02 pm

“U don’t need a shrink to tell u Glenn Beck projects his racism onto Obama”
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By that reasoning, the folks who said our President Bush didn’t help New Orleans during Katrina were projecting THEIR racism onto Bush.

I wonder if any AJC columnists at the time were guilty of such racism?

Hypocrite.

Blahblah

June 15th, 2010
9:03 pm

He wasted a crisis? You say that like a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. The second “disaster” is often worse than the first, meaning that the knee-jerk overreaction is worse than the disaster itself. You are said that he couldn’t sell his snake oil? Excuse me for not shedding a tear.

Notice that liberals can’t defend this guy. The only time they even talk now is to try to call someone a racist. Take a look a liberal policies fail around the global. Take a look at history and see liberal policies fail there too. What killed Rome? The fall of morality and the rise of entitlement. Sound familiar?

DebbieDoRight

June 15th, 2010
9:05 pm

Unfortunately I didn’t watch Obama — there was this really good Discovery Channel episode on about worms and how they move. There was a time lapse camera and everything!! It was so interesting, I fell asleep, woke up, and had to hit my head on the dining room table 9 or 10 times in order to regain consciousness. You know how it is…..kinda like when you’re at a Baseball Game. Good thing I’ll have all you guys breaking down his speech into the realms of minutia tomorrow — I can’t wait!! Hopefully that dining room table will be somewhere nearby…….. :roll:

Go Celtics!! Beat Kobe Bryant (since he’s been the only Laker actually playing) Game 6 almost on…Later gators!

obama's fault

June 15th, 2010
9:06 pm

Wrong…He IS the crisis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dee keith

June 15th, 2010
9:06 pm

I think the man has been in office long enough for people to realize that Pres. Obama has about as much interest in change, as I do in changing BABY DIAPERS. His legacy is cemented as someone who was content on basking in the glow of the White House prestige, but when it came to strong and principled leadership, he clearly had no interest in it. I’m not under any illusion that you are gonna see anything different from him while he serves out his term in office. I support the Pres., but make no mistake about it his election only underscores how terrible W. was, because I see no other way a person who lacks a fundamental understanding of what leadership is about would ever get elected POTUS. And that’s just being honest.

Grumpy

June 15th, 2010
9:06 pm

I’ve given Cynthia her fair share of criticism when I’ve felt it was deserved. Tonight, she’s right. I would have welcomed a “Moon Landing” type of announcement tonight. So much oil is controlled by folks who hate us, drilled by companies that don’t care about us, and regulated by agencies that continually fail us. The time is right to make a change. If this disaster isn’t enough to sway public opinion about our dangerous dependence on oil, then we are truly doomed.

Lissa

June 15th, 2010
9:09 pm

Just make it stop, stop the leak then we can sling mud and point fingers. All this hot air is doing nothing to solve the problem. Just continues to show us that our government can’t get anything done and neither can big business, we need to return the power to the people.

MajorPayne

June 15th, 2010
9:11 pm

I have been a contractor that has been working in the Louisiana coast for the last month. I have to say that I am very disappointed in this speech. I was not lookng for him to define a plan for clean energy or such. What We needed tonight was leader who defining a plan to assist in stopping and cleaning up this mess. We needed a leader who was going to start getting the equipment we need to clean this mess (skimmers). We needed a leader who would put together the best minds in the world to stop this tragedy. It was not a time to try to tell Americans especially in the South what the government has been doing. All of this is a big mess that needs a real leader in charge of the cleanup. God help us all.

Hee Haw

June 15th, 2010
9:12 pm

Georgia…and Georgians…are embarrassing. Go back in your holes while the rest of us get to work.

Cynthia- if you are looking for the government to do EVERYthing, you are too far to the left to see straight. Come to the center, where things actually get done.

Toni

June 15th, 2010
9:13 pm

What killed Rome? The fall of morality and the rise of entitlement. Sound familiar?

Sorry I had to answer this guy – here’s blurb that the awful liberal media is feeding to the poor, misguided youth of America:

The Fall Of Rome
When Theodosius died in 395 AD, he left the Roman Empire to his two sons, Honorius and Arcadius. Honorius took the West and Arcadius the East. But like other emperors who had been brought up at court, neither of them was very good at ruling, or even very interested. Most of the actual work was done by their advisors.

The sounds just like Dumbya and Cheney!! OMG!!! The awful liberals strike again!! Good thing the Texas school board is going to fix all these outrageous lies!!!

New SchoolBooks out next year:
Creationism – The REAL deal (That other stuff is just junk science)
How To Stay Chaste – In 12,000 Easy Steps
How The South SAVED The Union By Deliberating Loosing The War! (Subtitled — Damn YAnkees)
And last but not least………………………….
How GW Bush & Dick Cheney saved the Republicans From Extinction! (This one is required reading)

Michael

June 15th, 2010
9:16 pm

I didn’t get to see the address, but I know Obama can’t win. The only thing he can do to appease the masses it seems would be to be the first human who can survive the pressure of a mile beneath the surface of the ocean and to cap a well with hundreds of PSI of pressure.

MMS was trashed under Bush, and Obama is at fault a little for not fixing it before. But let’s not forget that BP and Transocean were most likely negligent here, and there’s not much Obama or anybody in the government can do to cap the well because BP has the people who know how to do it “best” and the equipment. This is apparently as scientifically easy as stopping an asteroid headed for Earth, except an asteroid doesn’t head for you because of human negligence.

Mama Says

June 15th, 2010
9:19 pm

I am a conservative and you are absolutely correct Cynthia !

(don’t save this post, I don’t want it used against me later, when I get back to disagreeing with you)

christina

June 15th, 2010
9:21 pm

I agree totally. I am just disgusted and I raised money for Obama. I support him, but his administration has been amazingly tone deaf over the oil spill. obama himself acts like he’s bored with the entire subject. And, he acted like he was being imposed on when he had to go back to the gulf. I just don’t get it.

Joe Schmoe

June 15th, 2010
9:21 pm

Excuse, followed by another. This guy is a lame duck in his first term, and is finished in 2012. His power is stripped finally this Fall. Remember November folks.

Acer

June 15th, 2010
9:22 pm

(Try sending a second time): DebbieDoRight, you actually were watching Obama.

I agree with Cynthia for once. The speech was flat and uninspiring………….as always when Obama makes a speech. There was nothing new, no benchmarks, no timetables, no “how” we are going to accomplish anything……..just the same old same old………lots of talk and no action………no facts. He is most uninspiring. If the USA ever has another war, somebody will have to sit that man down in a corner and tell him to stay out of the way while we find a REAL leader. He doesn’t know what to do as he has never managed anything in his socialist-leaning life. A real disappointment that we have to put up with this until the end of his (first) term. He surely will not be back for a second.

bigguy

June 15th, 2010
9:24 pm

It’s working. You’re welcome!

JoD

June 15th, 2010
9:25 pm

Can we have a real president like George W. please. Like diffrence in night and day. At least he had something that resembled experince. Good grief, the current guy is an amature.

kayaker 71

June 15th, 2010
9:26 pm

Bozo should have had his speech in the conference room of the WH surrounded on all sides by those who would fix this mess. They should have been dressed in shirt sleeves and on both sides of the table should have been all of the players in this crisis. CEOs, boom operators, drilling superintendents, tool pushers, even rough necks….. all concentrated on fixing the problem. But no, he is not capable of sharing the spotlight with anyone, let alone someone who might just have an idea as to how to solve this problem. Narcissists are like this….. go it alone with your chin in the air and no matter what common sense tells you, make it seem like you are in control. Well, he came across as incompetent, searching, definitely not in control and generally non-Presidential. CT, I had hoped that our first black President would be a beacon of leadership to this nation. We had such an opportunity to do great things. Instead, we are stuck with an empty suit who just doesn’t get it. Your disappointment shows.

Shirley Q Liquor

June 15th, 2010
9:27 pm

Howz you durrin? Well, Barack sho nuff put me ta sleep tonite Huknee child. With all his we done this and we doin that. Jus lisnin to himz made me tard! You no, I appreshiates ever thin hes doin, but likz mos Americuns, I jus want dis to be gone. I hopz my shrimps and Appalachiancola Bay rsters is okay, They good eatin y’all.

Be sure an tellz your mama I aks fo her!

Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
9:31 pm

His power is stripped finally this Fall. Remember November folks.

Geez…do you guys have anything different to say?

Bring it!

But you better start raising mountains of cash, ’cause for now, it ain’t there. Shoulda stayed out of those bondage themed lesbian strip-clubs

Scout

June 15th, 2010
9:31 pm

Cynthia:

Yes and he is squandering his presidency and this country.

Why did you end debate on the previous thread?

Drifter

June 15th, 2010
9:33 pm

He didn’t waste an opportunity. What he’s doing is not making a knee-jerk reaction to an isolated incident and taking us down a road to further economic distress at a time when we can’t afford it. I know there a lot of economically challenged people who think that “green” jobs would stimulate the economy, but that’s silly at best. All it would do is drive the cost of everything up and nobody needs that right now.

Madison

June 15th, 2010
9:36 pm

Cynthia, One question for you. Please tell us what car (or cars) do you drive?

Joe Schmoe

June 15th, 2010
9:36 pm

Bring it!

But you better start raising mountains of cash, ’cause for now, it ain’t there. Shoulda stayed out of those bondage themed lesbian strip-clubs
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The wind is blowing and the buzzards are circling, yet you have your heads in the sand… Good luck to the end of your loser agenda this fall.

Scout

June 15th, 2010
9:37 pm

I think Obama needs to redesign the “Oval Office” into the “Crescent Office”.

Let’s just put all the cards on the table.

Allah Akbar.

csquared

June 15th, 2010
9:37 pm

Of course on his home planet, Obama had never seen oil, so how would he know how to deal with an oil crisis. As for the speech, he can’t win. Moon Shot, someone would say he’s overreaching. he’s never going to get the cooperation from the other side of the aisle or seemingly those masses of the population that woke up to their own personal nightmare on Nov 5, 2008.

Scout

June 15th, 2010
9:39 pm

If we put BP out of business over here it will be harder on that part of the country than the oil spill itself. Talk about “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.”

But business ignorance is bliss …………… march on “community organizer”.

And while you are at it, park those armored limo’s and take Metro.

Maniac

June 15th, 2010
9:40 pm

F,F,F; fraud, fake, fool, that is what Obama is and the American people see this now. Chicago style politics will fool some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but never all of the people all of the time.

Look at Obama and his politics in Chicago and his career, he has no experience just rhetoric and speeches, no substance. It’s not Obama’s fault, its the media the made this man something he wasn’t and the ^%%$!!! that voted for him.

Remember in November and send this clown back to Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko and George Soros in 2012.

JoD

June 15th, 2010
9:41 pm

csquared

June 15th, 2010
9:37 pm
Of course on his home planet, Obama had never seen oil, so how would he know how to deal with an oil crisis. As for the speech, he can’t win. Moon Shot, someone would say he’s overreaching. he’s never going to get the cooperation from the other side of the aisle or seemingly those masses of the population that woke up to their own personal nightmare on Nov 5, 2008.
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Ahh the same cooperation GW got right? The nightmare ends this November!

csquared

June 15th, 2010
9:41 pm

“And while you are at it, park those armored limo’s and take Metro.” not while there’s nutcases out there spouting their “2nd Amendment” right’s like a security blanket. Not gonna happen pal.

JoD

June 15th, 2010
9:43 pm

Fraud… Haha, how many people bought into his bs?

godless heathen

June 15th, 2010
9:44 pm

Real world can be a bitch. Obama never dreamed this type of thing would be the historic event that would define his Presidency,

Certainly not his fault, but like they say in baseball, the ball will find the weak fielder.

In the case of the BP mess, we are seeing what happens when an idealist has to deal with real world events. I think Obama is shaking his head at his bad luck, but the ball will always find fielders like him.

Scout

June 15th, 2010
9:44 pm

Can you just imagine what it’s going to be like if the really BIG one hits California during Obama’s administration?

Will he go on television and blame God (or may Allah) ?

JoD

June 15th, 2010
9:45 pm

csquared

June 15th, 2010
9:41 pm
“And while you are at it, park those armored limo’s and take Metro.” not while there’s nutcases out there spouting their “2nd Amendment” right’s like a security blanket. Not gonna happen pal.
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Yea, those so inconvinent bill of rights… gosh, what is america thinking?

Jack

June 15th, 2010
9:45 pm

Its quite obvious That the Atlanta Spirit Group are better owners than Obama is a president. FYI, ASG is the worst ownership group in sports.
What a waste of a president

Johnny 5

June 15th, 2010
9:48 pm

I cant wait for people to get into office that will defund healthcare, and make it irrelavent.

Scout

June 15th, 2010
9:51 pm

“He said he will tell BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg to “set aside whatever resources are required to compensate the workers and business owners who have been harmed as a result of his company’s recklessness. “This fund will not be controlled by BP,” Obama said. “In order to ensure that all legitimate claims are paid out in a fair and timely manner, the account must and will be administered by an independent, third party.”

Would anyone like to opine as to what authority Obama thinks he has (absent legislative action) to make these demands?

Scout

June 15th, 2010
9:59 pm

“MSNBC Trashes Obama’s Address: Compared To Carter, “I Don’t Sense Executive Command”

What a put down !

Tundra Dude

June 15th, 2010
10:04 pm

Scout wrote, in part:

“Would anyone like to opine as to what authority Obama thinks he has (absent legislative action) to make these demands?”

Good question!
In the meantime BP has hired this company.

ESIS describes the goal of its services as “reducing our client’s loss dollar pay-outs.” The New Orleans-based organization Advocates for Environmental Human Rights says the hiring of ESIS indicates that “BP’s goal is to minimize the amount of money it pays to claimants.”

joan

June 15th, 2010
10:04 pm

Well, now to be fair, he did make a pitch for Cap and Trade, and for alternative energy investments. The only reason those fall with a resounding thud is that this country is already looking at about $18 Trillion in debt in a few years, and there isn’t going to be an EU bailout of the U.S. In fact, in the BP crucifixtion, we are alienating one of our greatest allies, threatening its citizenry with the same kind of bankruptcy we are going to experience and really paving the way for disaster. I sure don’t blame BP for not wanting to put big money into the hands of the incompetent governmental administrators to dole out, knowing what BP knows about the corruption and incompetence in the operation of our government. Maybe if Big O pushes hard he can get BP to pay for the healthcare increases we are bound to incur shortly. Maybe we can all allege “stress” from the BP spill. Maybe we can then extend BP’s indebtedness throughout the U.S. so we can all get a piece of this “action”. Or maybe BP can just pull up stakes and say, “Well, America, you aren’t going to have money enough to buy our oil products in future anyway, so we will just pull out. Adios.”

Van Jones

June 15th, 2010
10:05 pm

Who are you and what have you done with the real Ms. Tucker (who thinks Obama can do no wrong)?!?

dawgydawg47

June 15th, 2010
10:06 pm

The president has wasted a crisis.

Are you serious? You liberals kill me.

joan

June 15th, 2010
10:06 pm

ESIS describes the goal of its services as “reducing our client’s loss dollar pay-outs.” The New Orleans-based organization Advocates for Environmental Human Rights says the hiring of ESIS indicates that “BP’s goal is to minimize the amount of money it pays to claimants.”. Well, of course–it is after all trying to be a profit making company. Nothing wrong with that. Well, maybe there is under The Obamanation Plan

Scout

June 15th, 2010
10:09 pm

“Obama squandered his Oval Office moment”

Not so fast Cynthia ……… there could be a Shanequia Lewinski just around the corner.

Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
10:12 pm

Good luck to the end of your loser agenda this fall.

Again—bring it sport. However, the money ain’t there.

Washington (CNN) - An internal Republican National Committee document obtained by CNN paints a damning picture of the committee’s financial standing compared to the past five election cycles.

The document, pulled together during a recent review sparked by concerns over RNC spending practices, said the committee had $12.5 million in cash on hand at the end of April.

By comparison, the average cash on hand at the end of April from 2002-2009 was $40.4 million. And that average includes the odd numbered years when there are fewer election contests.

Looking only at even-numbered years, this year’s $12.5 million end of April COH is less than one-third the amount the RNC had on hand on April 30 for the 2002 ($47 million) and the 2006 ($44.6 million) midterms.

joe

June 15th, 2010
10:13 pm

Dammit Mr President, LEAD.
Stop blaming BP, right now. There will be plenty of time to “kick their ass” later.
100% of all of your/our time is to stop this leak & clean up what has already leaked.
Geez, fackin wake up!!!!!!!!

Tundra Dude

June 15th, 2010
10:15 pm

CT wrote, in part:
But he didn’t use the moment to assert a resolute sense of command.

He’s probably aware of the Oil Pollution Act
(snipped)
According to the OPA of 1990, any third party interference, such as the gov’t, with the responsible party’s (BP) efforts can absolve the responsible party of liabilities. There are exceptions to this absolvement of liability, and the administration should be exploring these. There are also exceptions to any cap on liabilities concerning the resposible party which BP seems to have breached, such as gross negligience, willfull misconduct, and failure to abide by safety or operating regulations.

However, the gov’t must tread carefully, lest they act in a manner which a future court may find removes BP for liabilities from the time of such gov’t interference forward.

godless heathen

June 15th, 2010
10:16 pm

There is going to be a lot of whining and crying when BP doesn’t shovel out money like FEMA does.

Joe Schmoe

June 15th, 2010
10:17 pm

Again—bring it sport. However, the money ain’t there

If all you have to depened on is the money, rather than the passion of a movement, then Junior, you have already lost. Good luck, you will need all the money in the world.

Are You KIdding?

June 15th, 2010
10:22 pm

The President wasted a crisis? What? The people of the Gulf appreciate your sympathy, you heartless wench. No surprise in Emperor Obama using the speech to dodge the topic of fixing the spill but rather pimping the crisis to push legislation. You can’t legislate Green Energy you bafoon!

Jack

June 15th, 2010
10:24 pm

Does he really think people trust that actions will work??? How much longer until the next pres election. It is not soon enough. IT sounds like he cares more about sports than the wellbeing of the country. Hence the reason why this speach was not at 9pm.

just saying

June 15th, 2010
10:25 pm

Cynthia, you hit the nail on the head. I voted for Obama, and was overjoyed when he won. However with some of his appointments to crucial posts, and his backing of Blanche Lincoln I am slowly moving from his corner. The pitifual display he put on tonight only added to my second thoughts concerning who he is following because he sure isn’t leading. In my opinion he is nothing more than Bush light…..To bad, he had a real chance to change this country for the better, but instead opted to be just another corporate lackey.

Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
10:26 pm

If all you have to depened[sic] on is the money, rather than the passion of a movement…

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

What a naif! In 2008 the Rs had both passion and money. How’s that Caribou Barbie workin’ out for ya?

You betcha. :wink:

Oily Coast

June 15th, 2010
10:27 pm

If there was ever any doubt about the total incompetence and lack of qualifications for this man to be president of the U. S. it has been removed. God help us if we have a real serious crisis that involves a dangerous foreign power.

Buckshot_57

June 15th, 2010
10:27 pm

Obama showed just how much he hates capitalisim; With the exception of when “Greedy Corporations” are funding him and his fellow bedwetting democrats campaign war chest. Spread the wealth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

godless heathen

June 15th, 2010
10:28 pm

Wonder when Obama is going to take Michelle on another NYC date night? Only takes two 747s plus supporting aircraft.

Joe Schmoe

June 15th, 2010
10:30 pm

What a naif! In 2008 the Rs had both passion and money. How’s that Caribou Barbie workin’ out for ya?

You betcha.

BWAHAHAHAHA…. John McCain Passionate? I thought he was one of yours. Your end will come at the same arrogance as the Repubs had a few years ago.

Nanny

June 15th, 2010
10:35 pm

Obama is still not leading. He is approaching this problem like a regulating lawyer, not the leader of the free world. No wonder no one feels better. I would be so much more comfortable if he would take charge. He was flat and seemed out of of his depth.
We need better than this.

Jack

June 15th, 2010
10:35 pm

Kamchak WTH????????????? Sounds like you are still on the Crazy Obama train to antiamerica.

Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
10:38 pm

I thought he was one of yours.

That’s what happens when you think, meat.

Marie

June 15th, 2010
10:38 pm

Cynthia, what did you expect from a man who goes on what is supposed to be a serious trip to discuss and resolve a major issue and decides to stop for a lemon snowcone? While we all understand the President has to eat — stopping for a childish freeze snack during a time of a crisis really telegraphs to the American people “I really don’t take this too seriously.” Can you imagine Rudy stopping after being notified of the planes crashing into the towers on 9/11 and having a hot dog from a street vendor? And Bush was heavily criticized for flying over NO after Katrina; yet Barry goes to the Gulf during this major disaster and all he can think about is his stomach (a little fried shrimp here, crawfish there, gotta have some crabcakes, and don’t forget that lemon snowcone).

Clean House 2010

June 15th, 2010
10:40 pm

Maybe he should defer to Bobby Jindal or anyone else who knows how to lead instead of just playing politics. What is Obama doing? Focus grouping for the proper reaction? Waiting on approval from his union handlers/owners? Checking with Soros? Watching this “process” work and waiting for Obama’s leadership is like reading a Where’s Waldo book? You can’t manufacture cojones: you either have ‘em or you don’t. Are we waiting for Obama’s to drop?

Remember in November!

Frustrated American

June 15th, 2010
10:41 pm

Obama wasted our time and attempted to inadvertently promote the Cap & Trade bill which will MOST DEFINITELY have a VERY SIGNIFICANT & LONG TERM NEGATIVE effect on America.

I have consistently asked my friends (the ones who initially bragged openly that they voted for Obama) if they regret the fact that they voted for Obama…………several are honest and admit they regret voting for him, but some still claim they do not completely regret the fact that they voted for the worst American President in the history of America!!

Americans need to wake up (ignore everything the mainstream media states) and do some serious research prior to voting for ANY politician in the future.

Are You KIdding?

June 15th, 2010
10:42 pm

Caribou Barbie’s leadership skills run rings around Emperor Ospenda.

Scout

June 15th, 2010
10:45 pm

godless heathen:

Trust me ……… the aircraft involved is just the tip of the iceberg.

Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
10:45 pm

Sounds like you are still on the Crazy Obama train to antiamerica.

Is that anywhere near Antarctica? If so, I don’t have the wardrobe.

Jack

June 15th, 2010
10:49 pm

nope its closer to hell

The Cynical White Boy

June 15th, 2010
10:50 pm

I’ll bet THIS column will be history before long – the Obama press office won’t take THIS one kindly.

They might bar Ms. Tucker from the VIP areas of the White House reserved for the press corps who are “on board”.

Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
10:51 pm

Caribou Barbie’s leadership skills run rings around Emperor Ospenda.

Yep—cut and runner.

Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
10:54 pm

nope its closer to hell

Ah…well…that’s completely different. Been there, done that, got the Tee-shirt.

Really?

June 15th, 2010
10:54 pm

So by your own logic Cynthia, you must be proud of George W. for capitalizing on the crisis that was 9-11. Let see, you liberals really love the results of that crisis…Patriot Act, invasion of Afghanistan/Iraq, Fall of Saddam, Gitmo. I guess you can say that he didn’t let that crisis go to waste. Quit trying to justify this baffoon of a president by emulating his chief of staff. Have some goddamn decency and think of the families who will be struggling to make a living due to the crisis that you view as some sort of twisted political opportunity.

Save the USA

June 15th, 2010
10:54 pm

OMG, is it not clear he has no answers to our issues. People pay attention. He takes 5 trips per week on Air Force One and host 3 parties per week at the White House or takes the First Lady on a “date” twice per week. He is using use for his pleasure. He has no idea how to lead. We can drill for oil or pay the middle east for oil. The facts are clear he prefers the middle east to hold us ransom. We need to explore new sources of energy but it not going to happen over night. We need a balanced plan. He gives us nothing. Tell me on Sept. 12 2001 Barack Obama or George W Bush as President? Easy a man with conviction and leadership. Gore or Obama we would be teaching Arabic in our schools.

Give us a leader Dem or Rep. but a leader.

Jack

June 15th, 2010
10:55 pm

TCWP- this is just a small sampleof what America really feels in their “leader”

Ann

June 15th, 2010
10:56 pm

You won a Puitzer? BWAHAHA. Yeah, we’ll put that on the shelf w/Obama’s Nobel Prize for squat. Do let us know how Obama enjoys your blow jobs honey.

Save the USA

June 15th, 2010
10:58 pm

This article proves the AJC is worse than fish wrapper. The AJC is a Obama Pelosi newsletter. Sad end for a great southern newspaper. SAD.

Really?

June 15th, 2010
10:58 pm

And how did Sarah Palin enter this discussion? She was a friggin VP candidate. You idiots can’t defend the community organizer you elected. Step up and try but you know you can’t if you have one ounce of intellectual honesty.

Voice of Dissent

June 15th, 2010
11:03 pm

Jon Stewart and Keith Olbermann took the prez to town tonight. So much for the so-called biased liberal media.

Kyle Wingfield

June 15th, 2010
11:05 pm

Will someone please come visit my blog? PLEASE?

cynthiagetsalltheattention

Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
11:08 pm

Let see, you liberals really love the results of that crisis…

Sigh. Another fakir with a faulty crystal ball.

"Dope and (chump) Change"

June 15th, 2010
11:10 pm

……’nuff said…….

Eubieful O'sheet

June 15th, 2010
11:11 pm

David Dinkins was a failure as the first black mayor on New York City.
Douglas Wilder was a failure as the first black governor (Virginia).
Barack Obama is………… well, so far he seems to be following the precedent.

Maybe now we can get back to “judging (and rewarding) people by the content of their character (and their ability) rather than the color of their skin”

(And Jimmy Carter is polishing his “Worst President” trophy in preparation for presenting it to a new winner.)

LC

June 15th, 2010
11:12 pm

I’m a conservative and I liked his speech. I couldn’t disagree with the reporter more! I hate bipartisanship.

Begging for a Leader

June 15th, 2010
11:16 pm

I’m a conservative and I liked his speech. I couldn’t disagree with the reporter more! I hate bipartisanship.

Which side of Mars do you live on?

"Dope and (chump) Change"

June 15th, 2010
11:16 pm

I’m just so grateful that he didn’t use the phrase “teachable moment” tonight…..

I wonder what flavor sno-cone he’s having now….

Begging for a Leader

June 15th, 2010
11:18 pm

He’s probably watching the NBA WITH HIS SNOW CONE

Kamchak

June 15th, 2010
11:19 pm

(And Jimmy Carter George W. Bush is polishing his “Worst President” trophy in preparation for presenting it to a new winner returning it to his trophy case.)

Fixed yer typos

Begging for a Leader

June 15th, 2010
11:24 pm

KCHUK good try. America has truely received thier DEADLIEST CATCH

durden

June 15th, 2010
11:32 pm

Yep, Obama totally missed a chance to turn this horrible accident that took the lives of 11 men into a chance to push his agenda. Shame on him. He won’t get too many chances in his last 2 years in office.

Ward

June 15th, 2010
11:43 pm

Obama, as ever, doesn’t understand his job. As Chief Executive, its his job to pull together some sort of plan to solve this and then DO IT. But Obama has never DONE anything in his life. He’s an organizer, an agitator… and as such, he calls out problems, not solutions.

Thanks Barry, but I already knew what the problems were.

durrrr

June 15th, 2010
11:45 pm

NAGGERS are really annoying.

He Looks Weak

June 15th, 2010
11:46 pm

The Community Organizer is a colossal embarrassment.
He looked like a 3rd grader sitting at the teachers desk.
The affirmative action man-child is in way over his head.
Teleprompter dependent and 50 days too late.
0bama partied with Paul McCartney and took 2 vacations
while the Gulf dies. Where’s all the wailing greenies.
Cap & Trade—yeah, he wasted a good crisis—
Failure.
Not quite ready for prime time.

kevinbgoode

June 15th, 2010
11:54 pm

Gosh, I must have missed the Republican response – and their inspiring plan to save America.

Oh – that’s right. They don’t have one either. So I’m not sure why all of the con-artist con-servatives are salivating about the President’s poor speech tonight – it isn’t like they’ve got a thing to offer America, either.

Americans will roll up their sleeves and do anything to reach a goal – so give us the plan, Mr. President, and stop worrying about appeasing the whiny Right. They are gonna say NO to anything that might actually help America, just as they can’t stand the idea of any American tax dollars being spent on Americans in America.

susan

June 15th, 2010
11:55 pm

thank you, cynthia, for givinh an honest commentary about the speech. the facade is quickly cumbling…and it should not really a surprise to anyone.

boots

June 15th, 2010
11:56 pm

It is George Bush’s fault Obama gave a terrible speech and sounds like Jimmy Carter. In fact, it is George Bush’s fault Jimmy Carter sounds like Jimmy Carter. Obama, just go play golf for the next 2 years and don’t do anything else. We will take care of the rest…

miles

June 15th, 2010
11:59 pm

thank god for OBAMA…the last president let a terrorist kill 3000 americans

susan

June 16th, 2010
12:05 am

kevinbgoode…i am not aware of any American opposing American dollars being spent in America, quite the opposite. Many people are tired of so many of our dollars going elsewhere, especially during these hard economic times.

what many Americans would like to see is our drilling for oil in areas that can be more easily controlled. Not in the depths of the ocean where things cannot be easily addressed. I don’t believe that more oversight is needed – the tools are in place, but obviously, the people weren’t doing their jobs. they should ALL be fired, if they haven’t been already. Like many of the issues facing our country today – it is not MORE regulation that is needed, but the regulation ALREADY INPLACE that needs to be enforced (ie. our borders)

susan

June 16th, 2010
12:07 am

@ miles: “let”?? you are offensive.

bake

June 16th, 2010
12:11 am

i really just hate most of your crappy points of view. pointing fingers. hating parties. our founding fathers would be disgusted. 200+ years ago we were one. and in a time of crisis we certainly don’t seem to be looking for common ground to help each other out. rather we seem to be looking for any edge we can get when it comes to politics. that’s sick. i relish the day that a legit 3rd and maybe even 4th party shows up to really help pave the way and address issues. the dems and retards are just blocking progress…and that’s really pathetic in this day and age. we’ve got way to much on the line…

Joe

June 16th, 2010
12:28 am

Good job bake- you gotta love folks who hate the hate from other groups so much they hate them more and call them retards????….. Meet you in the am and kick an 80 year old conservative in the crotch for giggles?

Neal

June 16th, 2010
1:02 am

I find it interesting that President Obama likes to compare our near future ability to rely on green technology to our past history of the race to the moon. He seems so optimistic that we can only succeed with green energy. I only wish that he showed the same optimism for capping the well head and cleaning up the gulf. Instead he tells us he can’t plug the hole and he can’t suck up the oil with a straw. It seems that the Governor down there in LA got tired of waiting and started sucking up the oil with a 4 inch PVC straw. Plugging the hole and cleaning up the oil, no make that stopping the oil before it reaches land and cleaning it up is a much nearer technology than Wind and Solar. What we need is a President that will suspend the Jones act so that other countries can help us. Temporarily suspend many of the environmental acts so that sand barriers can be built. No way they would be more catastrophic than the oil. On the Energy issues, suspend environmental concerns that hinder building Nuclear power plants. Suspend environmental concerns that stop us from drilling on land and in shallow water. I have seen many former oil well sights that have been totally returned to virgin state. Let’s do what we can do while we accept the challenge to do what we can’t do today.

Vote-Twice-This-Fall

June 16th, 2010
1:04 am

I thought toward the end of his miserable speech Obama was going to give an alter call for those lost in sin. His teleprompter must need greasing because he sounded like silent flatuence tonight.

Recovered Demoholic

June 16th, 2010
1:06 am

Judging from the reactions across the networks and blogs, ObaMao needs a do-over. Then, he could just use the transcript of Sarah Palin’s interview on O’Reilly, and replace every “He” with either “I could have” or “I will.”

EC123

June 16th, 2010
1:47 am

Jimmy Carter was right.

Ronald Reagan is the FOOL who came into office and took the solar panels off of the White House that Carter had installed there.

Reagan is the FOOL who set this country on the path to middle eastern oil dependancy.

Jimmy Carter was right.

J.R.

June 16th, 2010
2:03 am

I just noticed that the speech dealt with cleaning up the mess in the gulf, but didn’t say anything about stopping the leak. You don’t need to clean up the mess before you stop what is causing the mess. We have to stop the leak first, Obama needs to get the priorities in the right order. It’s much like the economy, get people back to work and the economy will fix itself, not the other way around.

Ken Hawkins

June 16th, 2010
2:04 am

Told myself there was no need to watch it because it would be old hat, uninspiring, and downright BORING. Should have listened to myself. This guy has worn us all out in front of the camera, I believe. When will the ‘Leader’ emerge in this guy? Hate to say it, but it has never been there and never will be there. Community organizing? He’s pretty good at that. Leading? He has no clue!

For what it is worth

June 16th, 2010
2:05 am

For once, Ms. Tucker, I agree with you. The President of the Free World made an Ass out of himself tonight and just played the ‘political card’. I was expecting a lot more from him. And, in my opinion, he failed to deliver. Once again, more rhetoric than real action. What a waste of time and effort.

For what it is worth

June 16th, 2010
2:08 am

EC123 – I don’t know what you are drinking – but whatever it is has made you a total DA. Blaming Reagan 30 years after the fact – what time vacuum are you living in. Besides – Jimmy Carter sucked as Prez and still does. What a waste.

LoFlyer

June 16th, 2010
2:37 am

Obama was elected on the premise that he was a bi-partisan, centralist leader. The AJC, Cynthia Tucker and 90 percent of American media deliberately mislead the voters refusing to investigate Obam’s history as a community organizer or his record as US senator.
Now that Obama has a god forbid, ecological crises in the gulf, he revealed his true colors as a community activist, not a “kick-ass” leader who has no clue on how to lead, much less “kick-ass”.
What few Americans realize is that Obama is an accidental president. The Florida Democrats kicked in their votes for McCain after being kicked out of the primaries and shifted their votes to the weakest most liberal republican candidate, Senator McCain. The 2008 election will go down in history as an anomaly lead by the American media more interested in Governor Palin’s children than the history of a unqualified Democratic presidential candidate.
And this is just a low-key issues, BP will eventually seal the oil-well and clean up the mess. What happens if North Korea decides to invade South Korea as NK continues to fail its citizens and blame everyone else after torpedoing an SK warship?
What will Obama do?
When You have Keith Olbermann and MSNBC criticizing Obama handling of the issue, then Obama’s free propaganda ride with American media is over.
Americans are pissed at the Obama administration. He has never been bi-partisan, is anti-capitalism, pro-Euro-socialism and generally a elitist UN world-citizen rather than an American leader.
Obama is truly fracked for the last of his administration.

Bob

June 16th, 2010
3:21 am

“…. to call on Americans to make the sacrifices that will be necessary….”

You have no idea what you are talking about. There is not an American alive today that will sacrifice their absolute way of life in a way that will be absolutely necessary to arrive at that Utopian idea.

Get real, people. Take your heads out of the clouds and get back to real life. If there was a viable alternative to oil, we would already be utilizing it.

Unimpressed

June 16th, 2010
3:30 am

A Tucker article I actually agree with? I think Cynthia is wrong 90% of the time, but she nailed this one. I was hoping for an inspired leadership moment. More Hope. More Disillusion. Less Change.

ODDOWL

June 16th, 2010
3:30 am

Gov. Bobby Jindel is a fake, phony, fraud hypocrite… A couple of months age he was gallivanting around yelling and screaming “states rights, states rights”. But as soon as a serious problem develops, the state righters go running to the Federal Government demanding that they fix the problem immediately. The Governors of the Southern states haven’t done jack sh** to protect their own coastline. They’re demanding to be paid before they do the work… When you listen to these southern, tea party outriger’s rhetoric, the drivel you hear is nothing more than refried hotair spewed from the lips of David Duke, Rand Paul, Broom Palin and Beck. The Republicans have become a problem in America. If we get rid of the Republicans, we can get rid of the problem.

Veasey

June 16th, 2010
3:40 am

if we can send 10,000 troops to a pointless war, can we spare 600 coast gaurd troops to help contain the spill? and thats just military, its a recession and we cant find some workers to help clean it up??! yes i know we have people out ther but there picking up tar balls and thats about it, i live in the gulf and its killing us down here, its already a recession and now this is happening, thanks bp for being greedy and taking a shortcut that cost 11

Willy

June 16th, 2010
3:51 am

95% of the comments on this page are disgraceful. I realize you people are just trying to play the squeaky wheel, but wow. What a bunch of ugly, treacherous, lazy, weak and narrow minded racists.

Whopper Dawg

June 16th, 2010
4:07 am

I am so pleasantly surprised at the comments in response to the column. I never, NEVER, read Ms. Tucker due to her far left agenda. I did it tonight on a whim and to get the far left read on Obama tonight. I expected much support of his concepts, he has never had a real plan at anything except to spend money, but I am overjoyed at the sentiments of most of the posts.

Do not underestimate the danger of this man (I will not call him a President, he doesn’t deserve it), he is by far the largest threat to the American way of life since World War II and Adolf Hitler. That is not an exaggeration.

Norman

June 16th, 2010
5:49 am

We though our government was run by incompetents when Bush was president, but Obama’s gang has put them to shame. If Obama was a white dude his approval ratings would be the lowest in history. Screwing the people time after time is not the stuff of greatness unless you think they deserve it. Community organizing is heavily dependent on hating the prosperous non-democrats and wanting to punish them even if there is nothing gained in the process. That mindset might stimulate a community but as a national policy, my mother would call it ‘cutting off your nose to spite your face’.

With Obama as a contrast, Bush Carter and Nixon will not look quite as dreadful.

UNITED States

June 16th, 2010
6:04 am

Mr. President said EVERYTHING,
when he stated, British Petroleum will pay all damages.
London would want the same thing.

Dave R.

June 16th, 2010
6:14 am

Obama squandered his Presidency . . .

There. Fixed your typo, Cynthia. No thanks needed.

Tommy Maddox

June 16th, 2010
6:22 am

Lo Flyer – you launched that one over the fence.

T-Town

June 16th, 2010
6:25 am

If only Obama would tend to dealing with the problems instead of attempting to resurrect JFK’s Camelot he would be further ahead. He should also be reminded that Camelot came crashing down when we found out JFK wasn’t the saint he was portrayed to be.

UNITED States

June 16th, 2010
6:29 am

British Petroleum is the culprit,
not the President of the U.S.A.
………………………………..
God Bless President Obama.

ctucker

June 16th, 2010
6:40 am

Willy, I agree with you that the commenters have shown their, ah, true colors.

Mrs. W.

June 16th, 2010
6:45 am

“But he didn’t use the moment to assert a resolute sense of command”. That’s because he is not a commander. He is a wet behind the ears pup with no prior executive experience. Jr. senator to POTUS is a huge leap and he has fallen into the crevice.

Also Cindy, you are not one who should be pointing the racism finger at anyone else – even Glenn Beck. You, most of all, need to go look into that proverbial mirror.

Acer

June 16th, 2010
6:59 am

Willy and Cynthia….color has nothing to do with it. People are all colors were willing to give Obama a shot at being President when he was elected. That’s why he was elected. And it took a lot of white votes to help get him elected. But when you are incompetent, you are incompetent no matter what color you are. There are incompetent whites and there are incompetent blacks. Obama is incompetent to be President and people on both sides are recognizing this. But to say that people are only calling him incompetent because he is black is where the racism comes in. It is just as racist for someone to fail to see the truth BECAUSE of skin color as it is for someone to claim a falsehood BECAUSE of skin color.

Harry Reid

June 16th, 2010
7:00 am

Obama will be a one term President and go down in history as the worst American President!

ken

June 16th, 2010
7:01 am

MSNBC trashed Obama’s speech last night. To me and others it was just a set up for Cap and Trade TAX. If money cleans the air, drop it from planes.

A CONSERVATIVE

June 16th, 2010
7:09 am

CYNTHIA….YOU LIBERALS DON’t GET IT….OBAMA IS A DREAMER…A DREAMER….OBAMA IS noooooooooooot a LEADER…YOU ARE CLUELESS.

Oxymoron

June 16th, 2010
7:10 am

And now we have Cynthia’s racist comments for the day because everyone who disagrees with Obama is a racist. You better not mention his name, people! Cynthia will label you as a racist! In fact, don’t even look at him – because that makes you a racist, too!

A CONSERVATIVE

June 16th, 2010
7:11 am

OBAMA WANTs to be the next Hugo CHAVEZ….OBARYMA IS POWER hungry

Granny Godzilla

June 16th, 2010
7:12 am

I would have agreed with Ms. Tucker last night. I wanted stronger.

Then, I saw the Fox and Friends headline this morning suggesting Obama was being to hard on BP.

He did what he needed to do.

Americans love cheap stuff more than life itself

June 16th, 2010
7:19 am

We love the cheap crap that China makes and markets through Wal-Mart.

We love the cheap interest rates and ignore the dangers of taking away the risk of lending money. This encourages mortgage institutions to devise ways to sell higher interest rate mortgages (subprime).

We love and expect ever rising stock prices. This leads to short-sighted (quarter-to-quarter) decisions by executives and managers. This increases the incentives to “cut corners” on safety and other external concerns.

We love our cheap oil. We have some of the lowest taxes on gas in the world. As such we have no financial incentive to cut back or find alternatives. This disaster is likely to become a minor speed-bump for the rush to drill in deep water.

Mrs. Tucker is correct, Obama is missing his opportunity to become a great president.

jgf

June 16th, 2010
7:24 am

we should continue to drill for oil and use it until every drop in the earth has been sucked out. why is obama at war with bp and feels that terrorists are only criminals.

seldomfound

June 16th, 2010
7:24 am

Could we all be missing the obvious? Incompetence is not unique to either party. Government is best relegated to fighting wars and collecting tax to do so. We need to retrieve the power and funding we’ve given the feds. Make sure you vote for people – not parties.

resno2

June 16th, 2010
7:26 am

“Mrs. Tucker is correct, Obama is missing his opportunity to become a great president.”

Great? obama has missed his opportunity to become a mediocre president

ken

June 16th, 2010
7:27 am

From 1900 to 1973 we had cheap oil and everything ran along pretty good. The phrase BIG OIL was non-existant. In 1973 Politics got involved and it has been down hill since then.

gw

June 16th, 2010
7:32 am

mr. prez you can’t talk your way out of the oil crisis any more than you can spend your way out of the ression

andygrd

June 16th, 2010
7:33 am

Here is some true for you all, and please read the Act for its applicability, if you doubt the comments below:
Crucial offers to help clean up BP’s oil spill “have come from Belgian, Dutch, and Norwegian firms that . . . possess some of the world’s most advanced oil skimming ships.” But the Obama administration wouldn’t accept the help, because doing so would require it to do something past presidents have routinely done: waive rules imposed by the Jones Act, a law backed by unions.
“The BP clean-up effort in the Gulf of Mexico is hampered by the Jones Act. This is a piece of 1920s protectionist legislation that requires all vessels working in U.S. waters to be American-built, and American-crewed. So . . . the U.S. Coast Guard . . . can’t accept, and therefore don’t ask for, the assistance of high-tech European vessels specifically designed for the task in hand.”
The law itself permits the president to waive these requirements, and such waivers were “granted, promptly, by the Bush administration,” in the aftermath of hurricanes and other emergencies. But Obama has refused to do so, notes David Warren in the Ottawa Citizen.
“After the Obama administration refused help from the Netherlands, Geert Visser, the consul general for the Netherlands in Houston, told Loren Steffy: ‘Let’s forget about politics; let’s get it done.’” But for Obama, politics always comes first: “The explanation of Obama’s reluctance to seek this remedy is his cozy relationship with labor unions. . . ‘The unions see it [not waiving the act] as … protecting jobs. They hate when the Jones Act gets waived.’”
Ironically, even the staunchest supporters of the Jones Act are now distancing themselves from refusals to accept foreign help, saying they have “not and will not stand in the way of the use of these well-established waiver procedures to address this crisis.” Obama is being more intransigently pro-union than the unions themselves. Never mind that “each day our European allies are prevented from helping us speed up the clean up is another day that Gulf fishing and tourism jobs die.”
In April 2009, the Obama administration granted BP, a big supporter of Obama, a waiver of environmental regulations. But after the oil spill, it blocked Louisiana from protecting its coastline against the oil spill by delaying rather than expediting regulatory approval of essential protective measures. It has also chosen not to use what has been described as “the most effective method” of fighting the spill, a method successfully used in other oil spills. Democratic strategist James Carville called Obama’s handling of the oil spill “lackadaisical” and “unbelievable” in its “stupidity.”

Cynthia is Sexy!!

June 16th, 2010
7:35 am

Agreed Cynthia…Obama not only squandered imo he failed miserably.

WyldByllHyltnyr

June 16th, 2010
7:38 am

This president is both a crisis and a waste. Leadership is not, “…we don’t know how to get there.”

Palin/Jindahl 2012 – Change that brings leadership

What the give is what they take away.

June 16th, 2010
7:44 am

Fist ? what clean fuel do you want us to use.
2nd? How can mobama do anything to BP
3rd? why don’t we as a few people with common since boycott AJC untill they take you off their staff?

Granny Godzilla

June 16th, 2010
7:45 am

Palin/Jindahl 2012

Oh please yes!

Josh

June 16th, 2010
7:46 am

CT said, “The president has wasted a crisis.”

Good. WE have a document called the Constitution that limits the power of our government. CT, you may hold anti-captialist thoughts and beliefs but that does not mean that our President can do whatever he wants. Think about the people in our history who have done this. Hitler, Stalin, Mao……the list goes on and on and you support this type of government control and takeover.

Now, I am not sticking up for BP one bit. They have to pay for the damage they have done. That does not give the power to Obama to go kick their butt (a**). There are procedures and rules we have to follow to make BP pay. That is the price of having a free country with free people. There are principles that have to be followed in order to continue to be free. I am glad he wasted a crisis. He did the right thing.

Peadawg

June 16th, 2010
7:48 am

Cynthia, I must say I’m impressed. You finally criticized the President.

EagleDawg

June 16th, 2010
7:49 am

He is a JERK!

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
7:58 am

Why are folks who don’t have any experience in anything make the most noise. We need to listen to oceeanographers, scientist and other professional who can give more insight into what is going on instead of all of these politican analyst who just popped outta nowhere. It is just amazing how folks are listening to $1.00 an hour journalist who don’t have any experience in anything. Yall kill me talking bout you want to be inspired as if you want the President to make you feel GOOD. That is your job to make yourself feel. I didn’t know that to be President you also have to be Dr. Phil as well. I would love to see how you guys will handle such a crisis. Bush never went to Exxon and the public never demanded him to go to the Exxon oil spill. Some if yall talking about Obama can’t handle an oil spill. If some of yall had water to flood your basement some of yall couldn’t even handle that. It would take you months to get things together and you expect the President to take care of a oil spill in one day. He did what he was supposed to do and that was to let the public know what his administration has done since folks was saying that they had not done anything. If you are looking for a personal “FEEL GOOD” moment pop in movie or something or go to the therapist.. I thought I would never see the day that a black man would be President. But I thought that I would never see the day that white folks would get angry about a black man not getting angry. I am tired of folks saying that the President should do this or that and taking his action personally as if he is their piece of property. I thought slave ownership was over. Why are folks keep talking about he was a community organizer as if he has never served in the Senate and graduated from Harvard and taught constituational law. Wow it amazing how you guys can miss all of his other experience. Obama is damned with he do and damned if he doesn’t. Folks kill me talkig about they want someone to LEAD them. Please LEAD yourself. Had he talked about transitioning from fossil fuel to clean energy folks would be saying we need to know what you guys have done and your long range plans and goals. If I was the President I would have never tried to curse at BP I would have cursed out the media.

Sam (The Cool 1 )

June 16th, 2010
8:03 am

Yea. Sometimes it makes better sense to watch The Cisco Kid and Poncho.

Mtn. Man

June 16th, 2010
8:15 am

Am I the only ignorant hillbilly,that sees this president taking over the courts functions of settling liability and other issues of equity! The only difference in this or other accidents/negligence events is in the scale of the parties affected! We are witnessing BP getting a LIMITED Liabilty REPRIEVE, by this presidents intereference {THREATS AND CONFUSION}! Watch BP Reluctantly object and WELCOME such intereference! Such govt. power grab is just a continuation,of a caretaker mentality! DANGER ABOUNDS, AMERICA! Signed; Ignorant Mtn. Man,……..but may be right!

Good Grief

June 16th, 2010
8:15 am

Okay, I’ve read every comment on here, and from what I can tell, there is a fairly strong contingent of folks on this board that would like ole’ prezBO Zero-Hussein to step up to the plate and just socialize the whole mess. We can eliminate the white southern protestants, we can take out any conservatives, and then real quick we’ll have a liberal paradise like Greece, or Spain, or Portugal.

Course, we can always blame George Bush. Like Princess Nancy said the other day, we can stop blaming Bush “when all the problems go away.”

commoncents

June 16th, 2010
8:18 am

Peadawg, don’t be too impressed. If you agree with her, she will call you a racist (her 6:40 comment)

T-Town

June 16th, 2010
8:20 am

I didn’t know that the president could dictate to a private company what they must set aside/pay as a penalty to those who may have been affected. I thought this was the business of the court.

Yeah, OK

June 16th, 2010
8:22 am

He is truly a teleprompter president. It would be interesting to see that thing short out one night. But anyway, I disagree with the whole “we all need to make sacrifices to transition to greener energy.” It will come in due time, but I am not going to turn my life upside down and start driving a Smart Car just so the ignorant left can be satisfied. We are a country of bigger and better. Let me know when they create an F-250, Chevy Silverado or Tahoe that runs on Hydrogen. I will be the first in line to buy one. But, until then I will stick to my way of life. I will now step down from my soap box.

Derek Robbins

June 16th, 2010
8:23 am

… c’mon ctuck … ordinarily I don’t disagree with you, but you’re wrong on this one … he said everything that should have been said … Americans just need to start acting like grownups, and stop acting like an infant that doesn’t want to be weened off the bottle … he’s the POTUS, not our daddy … everybody knows what they should do, but they keep filling up their cars and complaining about the price of gas … they want a sound economy, but don’t want to be inconvienced in the least … and our elected officials placate them with words that say we shouldn’t have to change our way of life … every time I see an SUV going down the street with only one person in it I wonder if the driver realizes how much he’s contributing to the destruction of this country … Americans love to make excuses … that’s about all we make and export now … when Obama said we send over a billion a day out of this country just for oil, everybody should have realized what they can do for their country … stop buying gas … walk, bike, take public transportation … but no they’d rather whine that the President isn’t doing enough while they sit on their ever-increasing asses drinking their Dunkin’ and eating their fatty Micky-D’s burgers … in these trying times remember, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem …

Peadawg

June 16th, 2010
8:24 am

“I am not going to turn my life upside down and start driving a Smart Car”

Neither will the ignorant left.

Yeah, OK

June 16th, 2010
8:26 am

UNITED States,

Mother Nature was the culprit during Katrina,
not the President of the U.S.A.
………………………………..
God Bless President Bush
“Miss Me Yet????”

commoncents

June 16th, 2010
8:31 am

Derek,

The problem is that people elected him to be their daddy, not a president. Because if they wanted a president, they would have voted for someone who is qualified and someone who can make the hard decisions.

J.R.

June 16th, 2010
8:38 am

Obama never really served in the Senate, as soon as he got elected to that office he started campaigning for the next job he wanted. And believe me I am going to LEAD myself, straight to a voting booth ASAP.

Oboza and the Chi-Lites

June 16th, 2010
8:43 am

I didn’t expect anything more from a state senator who only served in the U.S. Senate long enough to have Oprah campaign for him for president.

He’s a good speaker though

Scooter (the Original)

June 16th, 2010
8:44 am

When voting in the 2008 Presidential election a little voice in my head said ‘end their excuses’. At that point I knew exactly who to vote for, Obama/Biden. I never knew it would go down like this… I’m starting to feel bad for the fellow.

“Democrats practice the soft bigotry of low expectations” – George W. Bush

CAP

June 16th, 2010
8:45 am

The bottom line is: First and Foremost, Stop the oil from gushing into our waters! We have had offers of help from the Dutch and British! This came early on day 3 or so! Why are we not taking the help that is offered to us to get this stopped!!!! That is the main thing….do the blame thing after!!!! Lets work together NOW to get this horrible thing stopped! America is always helping other countries, now it is our turn! We have had offers of skimmers and chemicals and ways to barricade our coast from this horrible stuff, (although it is too late now for that!! Obama doesn’t have a clue of what real leadership is all about or the experience…….he couldn’t even put someone in charge to lead us in stopping the oil gush!!! I am so digusted, and angry!

ArtVandelay

June 16th, 2010
8:46 am

Wasted a crisis…come on Cynthia…are we so numb to today’s politics, that if every opportunity to bump up a poll number is not seized upon we criticize. Is Sara Palin or Sean Hannity ghost writing for you today?

We finally have a person in office who puts the country’s first yet we are up in arms because those actions are politically incorrect. Give me a break. Considering the circumstances Obama has done as well as one could expect.

Gator Joe

June 16th, 2010
8:49 am

Dear Cynthia,
First, President Bush, a President McCain, or, perish the thought, a President Palin would fare no better, since they would have same set of circumstances to work with, that is, an oil company facing a castastrophic oil spill with no solution, at least not short term.
As for asking the public to sacrifice for the sake of their children, the environment, and energy indepencence, I don’t believe the people who mindlessly hate him would answer that call, even when it is in their own best interests.

Steve

June 16th, 2010
8:51 am

What a useless speech. It was more a limp wristed sales pitch by a poor saleman trying to justify his ideas of Cap&Trade.
The only thing growing faster than the oil spill is Obama’s dissapproval rating.

commoncents

June 16th, 2010
8:52 am

ArtV you are right. He has done as well as I expected. He has passed all the blame (still is trying to!) and accepted all the credit. All he needs to do now is give away more taxpayer money to companies that are controlled by the government, and maybe pass a few more bills that will continue to screw us decades from now

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
8:53 am

Palin has proven she is a better leader than Obama. Anyone who would consider voting for Obama a 2nd term is simply voting for their party and a vote against their country.

Big D

June 16th, 2010
8:59 am

FYI, buildings consume 68% of all the fossil fuels we use, they create 72% of the green house gases and remains the MOST unregulated part of our economy. We currently use a product that is only 27% efficient when a product that IS 92% efficient is readily available. I have written books on Hyper Physics and appeared before congress and Joint chiefs and at this time the only people that are interested in this technology is the Army. We are currently using this material to insulate 9 million square feet of tents in Afghanistan and Iraq. The bottom line is this, if they were stupid and clueless when we elected them…they get no smarter. It does not matter one bit how many solar collectors or wind turbines you install if you cannot reduce the consumption of the largest consumer. it will be the public in educating themselves that will bring about a change in our bad habits not the the President or Congress.

Kamchak

June 16th, 2010
8:59 am

God Bless President Bush
“Miss Me Yet????”

Not in this lifetime.

wdw

June 16th, 2010
9:05 am

not one quote?????????? congrats…he didn’t squander his oval office moment, he’s squandered the whole thing

I Report/You Decide

June 16th, 2010
9:06 am

Kamchack = clueless

Joel

June 16th, 2010
9:07 am

Obama hates sea animals!

dw

June 16th, 2010
9:08 am

Cynthia,

To be true to our sides of the issue; you who support no oil can walk to work and rest of us petro users will drive.
Your idea of no petro is a nice goal, but you like to jump to the end of the process and skip the transition.

Gator Joe

June 16th, 2010
9:11 am

Cynthia,
I forgot to add your analysis of President Obama’ speech last night is fair, and that of his detractors, gratuitous. I doubt anyting the President could have said would satisfy the Right Wing. Continue your fine work, and continue to be strong,

Gator Joe

Rasmussen Reports

June 16th, 2010
9:13 am

Disapproval = %54

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
9:16 am

I almost fell outta my chair while watching Dateline last week when the lady said the Jindal called the President and personally thanked him for all that he had done for Louisiana. Jindal need to take care of Lousiana since he was the main one saying that the Federal government needs to stay outta folks business and folks can do better without their interference since he turned down the stimulus money for the extension of unemployment benefits. I can see him running for President now making this oil spill his agenda. Everything that is doing is what he is supposed to go. That is his job.

Oh my God, Palin will make a great President.

It took her 5 schools for her to get a 4 year degree. Wow how dependable is that.
Son and grandson the same age. How ghettofabulous is that
QUIT as Governor. So as President when a crisis come we know that she will be long gone.
Writes on her hand while she sees Russia from her house
The only thing she has organized is for the Tea Party to write her more checks.

Rand Paul got it right and I guess they put a rag over his mouth when he said that the oil spill was an accident and things do happen. All of a sudden he is very quiet. Keep talking.

Kamchak

June 16th, 2010
9:17 am

I Report/You Decide = leg humper

Big D

June 16th, 2010
9:18 am

The resume for the job of President of the United States does not include ” being the smartest man on Earth” , it does include management skills. Management skills include the ability to surround yourself with “the smartest” people not “yes” men and a gaggle on like minded droids. This President has no managerial skills at all, he is a GREAT B.S. artist and an opportunist. He is terrified to speak directly to the people in a press conference forum for fear of looking as stupid as he really knows he is. How is it his fault on the Gulf spill? It is his inability to see the big picture until it is too late and his lack of vision beyond how to cover his dumb knee jerk remarks. This will be our down fall with his NON existent foreign policy… sadly to our detriment.

Jon but not Jon Voight

June 16th, 2010
9:18 am

Cynthia – You can’t blame him. We eliminated the term “sacrifice” with Ronald Regan.

Joel

June 16th, 2010
9:38 am

Say what you mean Cynthia, Obama squandered an opportunity to take over more of the private sector.

ArtVandelay

June 16th, 2010
9:40 am

“ArtV you are right. He has done as well as I expected. He has passed all the blame (still is trying to!) and accepted all the credit. All he needs to do now is give away more taxpayer money to companies that are controlled by the government, and maybe pass a few more bills that will continue to screw us decades from now”

Wait what? Passed the blame, have you been watching the game. This man has taken more blame than he should have. He didn’t create the financial crisis or BP’s negligence, he could have easily said these were both results of Bush and Clinton’s failed policies (and he’d be partly correct) he has said consistently my administration, my problem! Look it up, don’t mistake his words for those of his party members. Be that as it may, how quickly we forget how long Mr. Reagan blamed Mr. Carter for his early woes…yet today stating THE TRUTH, is somehow a cowardly act.

Love or hate Obama you must respect the fact that he doing what HE feels is best for the country (not what the left wants..ala this… article or what the right wants). Considering the alternative I’ll take a president like that any day.

blutto

June 16th, 2010
9:41 am

CYNTHIA: “Nor did he use it to call on Americans to make the sacrifices that will be necessary to make the transition from petroleum to cleaner fuels.”

Generally, people are unwilling to “sacrifice” for “the transition from petroleum to cleaner fuels” unless and until those “cleaner fuels” and their benefits and costs are known. It really is not surprising when we understand ethanol, a “bio-fuel” that greenies managed to legislate into our lives on the promise of cleaner fuel. What we got was less fuel efficiency, higher fuel cost, higher food prices and little else.

Matt Ridley, author of “The Rational Optimist”, as mentioned by Jonah Goldberg in Townhall.com:
“Ethanol production steals precious land to produce inefficient fuel inefficiently (making food more scarce and expensive for the poor). If all of our transport fuel came from biofuel, we would need 30 percent more land than all of the existing food-growing farmland we have today … According to Ridley, the Nature Conservancy’s Joseph Fargione estimates rainforest clear-cutting for biofuels releases 17 to 420 times more CO2 than it offsets by displacing petroleum or coal.”

Thus President Obama can rail against our so-called “oil addiction” and call for “sacrifice” but until he can point to cleaner fuels that actually benefit Americans while enabling them to travel and transport as freely as they do now, he is merely throwing money that we do not have at a problem that is not proven for a solution that is not defined.

Craig - The real Criag

June 16th, 2010
9:42 am

CT -
Do you have a fever, is everything ok? Did someone hijack you computer or did you hire a ghost writer? I actually agree with you. The speech was nothing more than a campaign for his energy policy not a battle plane for the gulf.

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
9:45 am

Big D

June 16th, 2010
8:59 am
I agree with most of what you said, however, I like greesy cheeseburgers, beer, and airconditioning. If I wanted to live like others, I would go to Europe. I believe it is a lie that we will destroy the planet or make it inhabital. Enough said about that!!!

Rev Al Sharptongue

June 16th, 2010
9:47 am

Palin was on Oreilley last night and he asked her how would she stop the leak.
her reply was to drill in anwar. No one knows how to stop a leak 1 mile underwater.

The same people calling Obama incompetent and the worst president ever after on 19 months in office are the same people who called him the worst president 1 month into his term. they are the same ones on you tube videos asking for birth cert and holding up toy monkeys calling it Obama.
There is nothing that will satisfy this crowd. They want to take their country back to 1950.

Good thing they are now in the minority
and do not have the votes to take anything back.

Come November they will have another mantra. The only people they are defeating are moderate republicans now. Come election time most rational non prejudiced educated people will not vote for a old white tea party philosophy..

It is all on you tube under tea party racists, they are there for your viewing pleasure.

Divide and Conquer

June 16th, 2010
9:48 am

So what it comes down to is – Obama doesn’t represent the people any better than say Bush Jr., Clinton, Bush Sr.,Reagan, etc.

Are the BP show hearings over yet? Whatever….

Puppet!

blutto

June 16th, 2010
9:48 am

Despite its shortcomings, the President’s speech did manage–as always–to blame the previous administration:

“One place we have already begun to take action is at the agency in charge of regulating drilling and issuing permits, known as the Minerals Management Service. Over the last decade, this agency has become emblematic of a failed philosophy that views all regulation with hostility – a philosophy that says corporations should be allowed to play by their own rules and police themselves.”

Evidently, his new motto is as follows:

Blame George Bush
Blame BP
Blame Anyone
But Don’t Blame Me

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
9:48 am

blutto

June 16th, 2010
9:41 am
You are still the man!! It is sad people refuse to accept the reality of life.

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
9:51 am

“Come election time most rational non prejudiced educated people will not vote for a old white tea party philosophy..”

You are a racist toward white people!!

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
9:52 am

remember what happened during BUSHS’ presidency;9/11. the day BIN LADEN made a fool of BUSH and murdered 3000 AMERICANS. HE LET a terrorist kill 3000 americans while he hid out with 3rd graders.

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
9:52 am

the tea party is just KKK dressed up

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
9:53 am

Rev Al Sharptongue

June 16th, 2010
9:47 am

I am sorry but you are confusing education with intelligence. I can understand that about you because I have read a lot of your posts.

A Lumpkin Resident

June 16th, 2010
9:54 am

Cynthia… using the moment to push more multibillion dollar legislation would have failed. It is like watching TV preachers. They ALWAYS ask/push/beg for money. Everytime “O” comes on TV, he is asking for another 100b/500b/1trillion dollar comprehensive package of some kind that MUST be done immediately. We are not buying it anymore.

Some (see cbsnews.com today) estimates put the cap and tax legislation costing almost $1700 per family per year, with another entitlement/subsidy to help the poor pay for it. Being one of those that actually pays taxes, I don’t want to pay my $1700 (directly at the pump and to utilities and manufacturers) and somone else’s $1700 (via taxes) as well. It is not going to fly, and for Obama to push it when so many people are in dire financial straits (through the economy and those along the gulf coast due to the oil spill) would be crass.

The political backlash would have been harsh. There is no way to take advantage of this crisis without coming off as a jackass.

Frustrated American

June 16th, 2010
9:54 am

Cynthia and “Willy” are the only obvious racists on this blog.

Most of the other posts were written without any consideration of race in any manner/shape/form. ANY idiotic person who thinks a negative opinion with regard to Obama is a sign of racism is simply providing verification that they have an obsession with race (i.e they are the true racist person) OR they have run out of anything useful to say!

In today’s world, I should probably ammend the last sentence to state “OR they have run out of the Democratic talking points regarding the topic of discussion!!”.

These people should be ashamed and too embarrassed to show their faces in public.

You can call me a racist for my comments, but I can assure you that you are absolutely wrong (100% of the people who REALLY know me would confirm this fact).

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
9:54 am

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
9:52 am
Yeah, the phone was busy and the message the attack was going to happen did not get through. OMG

ctucker

June 16th, 2010
9:57 am

williebkind, have you ever been to Western Europe? I can assure they have greasy cheeseburgers, beer and air conditioning.

A Lumpkin Resident

June 16th, 2010
9:58 am

J.R. wrote: “I just noticed that the speech dealt with cleaning up the mess in the gulf, but didn’t say anything about stopping the leak. You don’t need to clean up the mess before you stop what is causing the mess. We have to stop the leak first, ”

Comprehensive immigration advocates should strongly consider J.R.’s statement. The same logic applies to that argument.

Joe

June 16th, 2010
9:58 am

You gotta love Olbermann- “he didn’t aim too low- he didn’t aim at all”

I guess Olbermann and Matthews are now racists. Seriously, can we go straight to the Vatican and annul this “marriage”. “Honey- too much golf and movies. I think you have figured out the stress relief side of the equation. I am taking the kids, call me when you get your act together.”

Chris K.

June 16th, 2010
10:00 am

Elections Have Results! We’re now fully seeing…..Obama = Unqualified!

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
10:01 am

I bet the Republicans wish he was speaking from a teleprompter when he cursed them out at their own meeting on live television. I loved it when he called them out and said you guys have been telling lies about me and my healthcare left and right. I bet McCain wished that he was on a teleprompter when he told him the classic line at the healthcare hearings “the election is over we are here to discuss healthcare.” GO OBAMA GO

Rev Al Sharptongue

June 16th, 2010
10:01 am

Chris Mathews will highlight the far right fringe known as the tea party tonight @7.

Dick Armey and others are showing their hate for America and the constitution on the show.
They are a treasonous bunch just like the confederate soldiers of the south who tried to destroy America.
There is not a bit of difference in the tea party and the taliban, both are very intolerant and backwards.

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
10:01 am

@WILLIBKIND

9/11 HAPPENED BECAUSE bush WAS TO STUPID TO STOP IT

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
10:02 am

YEAH THE TEA PARTY PRAISES TRAITORS like the confederacy

monty

June 16th, 2010
10:02 am

Ms. Tucker what type vehicle(s) do YOU own? MAybe the govt. should place tariffs on people who commute 45 minutes or more one way. Do you really want Obama regulating what vehicle you drive, how much you drive it or what fuel you use? A president can’t command any of those things unless you are willing to be enslaved by federal regulations.How many green cars have you bought over the years?

Strictly in the middle

June 16th, 2010
10:03 am

When it comes to the use of the word “sacrifice”, why is it always the population that has to make sweeping changes? Why is sacrifice never asked of corporations and the way they do business? We have cell phones, internet, computers, email, video conferencing, faxing, IM, smart phones etc…. why is it still required that a majority of the population get in their cars everyday, drive to an office, and sit at their desk for 8 to 10 hours a day. All of which requires MASS quantities of fuel to do. At my office, I have Internet, computer, cell phone, fax machine, copier, scanner, LAN line etc…. At my home office, I have Internet, computer, cell phone, copier, scanner, LAN line etc… So why is it I need to commute 40 miles in traffic one way in order to accomplish the same tasks that can be done using the same tools that I have at home? Granted, there will always be a need for people to be in place in person, but it is rarely 5 days a week between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm. Imagine the reduction in costs if you don’t have to have a massive office complex to heat and cool. Imaginine the reduction in consumption if millions of people didn’t have to climb into their cars every single day to make the same commute to do the same job they could do at home. Why aren’t there incentives given to companies to reduce commuting trips, to reduce the need to have people on site when they can work from home and accomplish the same tasks? I’d be willing to bet we could cut at least a third of our dependence on oil if there was just a little more “sacrifice” on the part of the employers and the corporations.

McDonough Mom

June 16th, 2010
10:03 am

Cynthia I agree with you. Obama wasted a moment to show true vision and leadership. Its too bad because crisis does open our minds to new directions, and the old divisions of partisanship quickly reharden. Also can you please remove Shirley Liquor’s post. Racist pseudo-street jargon is not a productive part of this discussion and just demeans everyone else who participates in the discussion.

Joe

June 16th, 2010
10:05 am

hotlanta- sounds like you are an ex cheerleader versus knowing anything about business or leadership- you go girl!

You know Rev/CT- grow up a little and stop throwing around the hate term. What are you, 12?

blutto

June 16th, 2010
10:06 am

i luv BIN LADEN

I am pretty sure that he loves you too. Perhaps you two should get a room …

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
10:07 am

folks wanted the president to make thenm feel good….sad

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
10:08 am

Rev Al Sharptongue

June 16th, 2010
10:01 am
See I knew you were confusing education with intelligence. The confederates wanted the status quo and the Union wanted change. You need to listen to Glenn Beck. I think he could even teach you.

Rev Al Sharptongue

June 16th, 2010
10:11 am

williebkind, have you ever been to Western Europe?

He has not been more than 20 miles from his trailer in Coweta County. That is the problem with many right wing southerners, they live in a insular society where everyone thinks alike. So when someone has a different opinion they claim they speak for “most americans:”, when in reality they speak for a bunch of rural white cons. They seem to think what they think is the truth, whether than an opinion.

How they think a movement that has a majority of older white males will be large enough to win many major elections is delusional. They have Ostracized most Black,Hispanics,Asians,Muslims,Gays,Independents Whites, and moderate republican voters. Not a good recipe for wide success.
They will get a few victories in already conservative areas but basically they are just removing another Republican. Rand Paul is filling an old Republican seat just like the man who beat Bennett in Utah.

Bottom line you say wait until November, to quote Jay-Z “We don’t believe you, you need more people”.

JC

June 16th, 2010
10:13 am

It seems no president can lead or inspire a nation of lazy, ignorant, selfish, self-absorbed, hedonistic whiners, which is what the U.S. has become. Nobody wants to give up their SUV’s, endless idiotic TV shows, fast foods, and instant gratification, to roll up their sleeves and make sacrifices for the good of humanity and the generations to come. A truly transformational and courageous president must use the bully pulpit of the presidency to speak the truth and demand that Americans reduce their profligate, wasteful and ultimately suicidal hyper-consumption of the Earth’s resources before we completely destroy ourselves and our planet. Jimmy Carter tried to do this, and was crucified for his efforts. I still think Obama is doing the best he can under impossible stress. He was handed the Titanic after it struck the iceberg. No president has ever endured such irrational and corrosive criticism.

Get Real

June 16th, 2010
10:14 am

SO, why would you think Obozo would have anything to say intellegent? If you saw him walking on the sandy beach in his loafers filling them up with sand, you could easily see just how intellegent he actually is! I didn’t watch his teleprompter speach because I had rather watch paint dry since it’s a little more exciting!

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
10:15 am

“williebkind, have you ever been to Western Europe?”

Nope, my forefathers passed down that Europe was not a good place to be. So I steered away from such places. I heard muslims were taking over.

blutto

June 16th, 2010
10:18 am

CYNTHIA: “… Western Europe? I can assure they have greasy cheeseburgers, beer and air conditioning.”

Burgers and beer, yes. Air conditioning not so much. Remember this headline from USA Today, 9/25/2003? “France heat wave death toll set at 14,802″

Good Grief

June 16th, 2010
10:19 am

From what I can tell, as someone in no way associated with any party, the reason minorities should feel ostracized from the tea party is because the media tells them they should. Every image I have seen of these “vile” and “disgusting” and “racist” “right-wing extremists” shows a group of people usually standing around, not really doing anything. Certainly nothing violent. Yet the media has labeled them as a possible domestic terror threat. Apparently, anyone who doesn’t agree with the liberal big government nanny state agenda is now a racist or a bigot.

Then again, anyone not buying into the conservative dream of a big government nanny state agenda is anti-American and probably doesn’t believe in God.

just sayin’.

Fang1944

June 16th, 2010
10:21 am

Buzz
June 15th, 2010
8:47 pm

He sounded like Jimmy Carter!
——————
Carter foresaw our energy problems in the 70s. So this means that Obama sounded like a smart guy.

ctucker

June 16th, 2010
10:21 am

JC, If we had only heeded Jimmy Carter’s advice, it’s unlikely we’d be looking at that oil disaster in the Gulf

Good Grief

June 16th, 2010
10:21 am

JC at just a few minutes ago:
“No president has ever endured such irrational and corrosive criticism.”

Where were you for the last 6 years of the Bush Administration? That was a President that I was told was the stupidest man to ever hold the office. He was unable to form a complete sentence, let alone a complete thought. Then again, I was also told that he masterminded the false flag operation on September 11.

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
10:22 am

u rightwingers didnt like OBAMA from day one.just remember how stupid BUSH looked on 9/11 the day he let a terrorist murder 3000 AMERICANS,,,

blutto

June 16th, 2010
10:23 am

JC: “… lazy, ignorant, selfish, self-absorbed, hedonistic whiners … Jimmy Carter … was crucified for his efforts.”

You nailed that definition of liberals. As for “crucified, ” I believe you have the wrong “JC”.

MarkV

June 16th, 2010
10:23 am

CT: I also would have liked Obama to announce a “Manhattan Project” – like or “Moon Shot”-like project for clean energy. Such an expectation, however, was unrealistic.
First, there was a need for The President to talk about the Gulf disaster to the nation. Do you think a project like those above is ready to be announced on a few weeks time preparation?
Second, even the mild statements on clean energy I the address has been already met with cry of politics from the other side. The fact of life is that Obama cannot force anything really substantial with the Party of No having so much power. And look at all the idiocy on these pages and how would those people howl. Unfortunately, there are more like them around.

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
10:24 am

@good grief

BUSH wasnt behind 9/11…he was just to inept to see it coming…but he gets a pass from rightwingers who say he kept AMERICA safe.

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
10:27 am

Some of yall should walk into your bosses office right now, bang on their desk and and say I need you to LEAD me. Yes and your butt will be LEAD straight out the door. It is just amazing how they have placed a coffin on President Obama politcal career from the beginning. They tried to used Rev. Wright to keep him form being elected. They thought when the Democrats lost the Kennedy seat that the healthcare bill was not going to pass. Now they are saying the oil spill is the end of him. Wow how would you feel if everything said about you was nothing but failure. I would be like President Barak Obama just keep doing what I got to do and ignore the other mess.

The Nerve

June 16th, 2010
10:28 am

“The president has wasted a crisis”

I beg to differ. He has used it to his full advantage, which is to show what an incompetent and lackluster “leader” he really is.

Obama hasn’t wasted the crisis, he has simply been exposed by it.

Joe

June 16th, 2010
10:30 am

hotlanta- your butt will be “lead”- too funny

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
10:33 am

@THE NERVE

U MUST REALLY HATE BUSH then dont you?..afterall he let OSAMA BIN LADEN kill 3000 americans…some leadership

Ken R

June 16th, 2010
10:36 am

I hate to say it, but if you watched Fox news the day before his speech they said that he had absolutely nothing new to say and they were correct.
He wasted 18 minutes of my time and the rest of the country’s also.

This is one of the few times that I agree with Cynthia and I respect her for using her own thoughts.

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
10:44 am

@ken r

wow FOX news actually criticized OBAMA? in other news the sun came up today….lol

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

June 16th, 2010
10:47 am

Cynthia, you’re a dreamer – The Liar in Chief is just not up to the job. He has his agenda and nothing else matters. Deal with it. He’ll be a one term president – Thank GOD!

blutto

June 16th, 2010
10:47 am

CYNTHIA: “If we had only heeded Jimmy Carter’s advice, it’s unlikely we’d be looking at that oil disaster in the Gulf”

Agreed! If we had heeded Jimmy Carter’s advice, we’d still be toe to toe with Brezhnev’s successors, the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall would still divide Europe and an oil spill in the Gulf would have been the least of our worries. His was a most miserable presidency, its brightest day being the day Reagan defeated him.

Like President Obama, Carter was given to making promises that he was incapable of keeping:

“Beginning this moment, this nation will never use more foreign oil than we did in 1977 — never. From now on, every new addition to our demand for energy will be met from our own production and our own conservation … To ensure that we meet these targets, I will use my presidential authority to set import quotas … These quotas will ensure a reduction in imports….”

Great job, Jimmy!
Great job, Barry!

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

June 16th, 2010
10:48 am

i luv BIN LADEN – nice name, why not try I LOVE HITLER, loser.

Rev Al Sharptongue

June 16th, 2010
10:50 am

From what I can tell, as someone in no way associated with any party, the reason minorities should feel ostracized from the tea party is because the media tells them they should. Every image I have seen of these “vile” and “disgusting” and “racist” “right-wing extremists” shows a group of people usually standing around, not really doing anything. Certainly nothing violent. Yet the media has labeled them as a possible domestic terror threat. Apparently, anyone who doesn’t agree with the liberal big government nanny state agenda is now a racist or a bigot.

Believe it or not Blacks can think for themselves when it comes to voting. We vote for the lesser of two evils when we vote Dem.
When I see tea party protesters with racist signs, or saying Obama is a Kenyan, or not an American, I am smart enough to detect racism. I do not need the media to tell me how to feel about those images.
You can look at the videos leading up to the election, why as a Blackman would I want to be part of a party that obviously wants me @ the back of the bus.

How many Black Republican Congressmen,senators,Mayors, or governors do we have? What about Hispanic,Asian? Very few I assume.

The repub/tea party is a very small tent, come November they will be ready to blow up stuff ala Tim Mcveigh

Rev Al Sharptongue

June 16th, 2010
10:53 am

If Herman Cain, Condeleeza Rice, or J.C. Watts ran for the republican nomination and got close to winning, you would see the same racial animus pop up that Obama faces from the repubs. Limbaugh, and Beck would make them out to be racists and what not.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

June 16th, 2010
10:57 am

Rev Al Sharptongue – “back of the bus”? Race baiting is below you.

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
10:59 am

I am still trying to understand what you people want him to do. He can’t go down to the ocean himself and and stop the oil leak. This was caused by a private company, they are responsible for fixing the leak. For conservatives, you always complain about wanting the goverment to stay out of private enterprise, but then complain he isn’t doing enough to meddle in provae enterprise. To the left, you are made cause he didn’t promote getting off fossil fuels, to what, nothing is ready yet. His administration has more money budgeted to the research and development of alternative fuels than the previous administrations. A new fuel wont get invented over night.Calm down

johnnybq

June 16th, 2010
11:01 am

Like CT, I also went to Auburn so I’m probably not up on this stuff as much as I should be but can someone please tell me which of the alternative fuels will run my car, airplane or lawnmower cheaper and more efficiently? I spose’ at some point someone will come up with a really cool way to power stuff but so far wind, solar and ethanol ain’t it. Instead of penalizing all of these businesses away from dirty fuels, how about incentivizing them to come up with other ways. But, seems to me you’d have to let them (gasp) make a tidy profit from it.

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
11:03 am

johnnybq-
I also went to Auburn, don’t know what that has to do with anything but anyhow.
Biomass would can run anything with an engine. Not really expensive now, just have to have the engine retrofitted, which is kinda expensive.

Al Gore

June 16th, 2010
11:04 am

“Obama should have called for a plan to get us off of oil and onto my green stuff. Meanwhile I need to get back to my 10,000 sq ft home in Tenn before I jet off to my oceanside home of 30,000 sq ft where I keep a fleet of big, black SUVs . But I say we should punish the folks who over use petroleum based product in their lives!!!! Is my Gulfstream ready yet?” Personification of the liberal philosophy…do as I say but not as I do. This green stuff is only for the little people.”

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

June 16th, 2010
11:06 am

Kyle Wingfield SUXS – How about leading – talking about ass-kicking isn’t getting it done. And by the way, did you bash W for Katrina. There was plenty of busses and notice to leave, people just didn’t.

Big D

June 16th, 2010
11:10 am

ILBL, what rock did you crawl out from under, not only are you an idiot you are terribly misinformed and uneducated. Please do some back ground reading on Bill Clinton’s ineptitude in handling OBL years before Bush took office…do I believe you will no, it will not serve your one track mind or it may just confuse you. CT and ILBL, sorry Jimmy Carter is directly responsible for 911, please do some investigation on how he neutered the CIA and made us blind and deaf to all enemies of the USA. If you are going to say something here please try to think first( if capable).

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
11:14 am

Lead what. Specifically want do you want him to do. He has put his people down there. This is a specific area of expertise that the government does not have. But guess who does, BP.

I didn’t bash Bush on Katrina, he declared a state of emergency, that’s all he really can do. FEMA on the other hand kinda sucked.

Big D

June 16th, 2010
11:18 am

Rev Al,
NO,
The Black Panther Party and the Black Muslims are the equivalent of the KKK.
The Tea Party is about saving ALL of our rights NOT just WHITE people. If they were they would be called the NAAWP. Please get over it.

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
11:20 am

Big D-
Confused, if Jimmy Carter is to blame for 911, so is Reagan, Bush , Clinton, Bush. If he neutered the CIA, they had the power to un-nueter them.

Big D

June 16th, 2010
11:22 am

KWS, did I not ask you to think before commenting, that includes a little reading and the ability to comprehend.

Good Grief

June 16th, 2010
11:22 am

I never said that you couldn’t think for yourself, Sharptongue. I merely stated that the media has been deriding the tea party from the start.

Conversely, I know way too many people who told me they voted for Obama, and when I asked why, seeking a political reason, I was told they were voting for him because he was black. I heard this from more whites than blacks. I’m not trying to call anyone racist. I’m just saying that all these Dem/Liberal types that keep calling for a post-racial society are usually the first to bring up a person’s skin color.

Then again, I’m a white protestant male from the south, so you obviously know that I’m a racist, sexist bigot, just because. See, you don’t even have to get to know me…

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
11:23 am

Black Panther Party- Equivalent of the KKK,
Black muslims- not so much.

Audrey in Georgia

June 16th, 2010
11:23 am

I support President Obama 100% and I think he gave an inspiring and informative speech.
I look forward to the Obama administration taking over BP profits to distribute to the business
owners and residents on the Gulf who have been affected by this massive oil spill.

Rev Al Sharptongue

June 16th, 2010
11:26 am

The Black Panther Party and the Black Muslims are the equivalent of the KKK.
When did the panthers or muslims, rape, pillage,and lynch white people like the KKK? When did they ride around in packs with sheets on and burn a cross in some white persons yard. When did they lynch a white and go unpunished?

Stop trying to find a balance for your sick relatives.

The Tea Party is about saving ALL of our rights NOT just WHITE people. If they were they would be called the NAAWP. Please get over it. WHAT RIGHTS ARE THEY TRYING TO SAVE? BUSH TOOK MOST OF THOSE RIGHTS AWAY WITH THE PATRIOT ACT, YET YOU WERE SILENT THEN. tHE TEA PARTY HAS SIGNS ABOUT WITCH DOCTORS AND CALING THE PRESIDENT A KENYAN, HOW DOES THAT RHETORIC SAVE A RIGHT?

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
11:26 am

Big D
I mean it only makes sense. It’s called logical reasoning. If Carter is responsible for 9/11 based offf your facts of him stripping the CIA. Then the people after him are indirectly responsible since they didn’t restore the CIA’s power. That’s based off your reasoning for blaming it on Carter.

Big D

June 16th, 2010
11:28 am

Audrey,
He made a 18 minute speech and said ABSOLUTELY nothing….that he had not already said.
Has it not occurred to you that this moron can’t stand up to the heat of a press conference. He is scared &%%$less he will show the world just how stupid and inept he REALLY is.

Kevin H

June 16th, 2010
11:31 am

In just skimming the first page, the only worthwile response was MajorPayne who has been down on the Gulf Coast.

This illustrates that you can’t put a person in a job as immense as the Presidency and who had no executive experience prior to his election anywhere and expect miracles.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

June 16th, 2010
11:31 am

Thanks Obama You DA MAN!!!

Home construction plunged last month and building permits also fell, the latest signs that the construction industry won’t fuel the economic recovery.

Big D

June 16th, 2010
11:35 am

KWS,
Do you have any idea how long it takes to have operatives get into place where than can be of some use? No, but you can find plenty of information on this in private publication. I don’t have enough time or inclination to educate you.

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
11:36 am

Should Bush have demanded that the insurance companies pay the victims of Katrina their insruance preminuns when they did not. Someone should have gone to jail for theft by talking because those people paid for a service for years and didn’t get it. Why don’t those fisherman and those oil drill workers pick themselves up by the bootstraps and FIND another job.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

June 16th, 2010
11:36 am

ctucker

June 16th, 2010
10:21 am
JC, If we had only heeded Jimmy Carter’s advice, it’s unlikely we’d be looking at that oil disaster in the Gulf

Is this the same Jimmy Carter that gave us the Dept. Of Energy, an agency of the Federal Government that nobody knows what the hell they do but we just keep funding BILLIONS of Dollars into with no idea why? That Jimmy Carter? Or the Jimmy Carter that gave us 19% interest rates on home loans? That Jimmy Carter?

BTW, ctucker you might have read BO’s books but you did not comphrehend them.

HDB

June 16th, 2010
11:36 am

There’s more to the crisis than we have been told….and the President, in most cases, should deliberate to determine what the proper copurse of action is. Those who want the President to become emotional now would deride him later as being “another angry black man”! The speech was more a rah-rah speech…but a good poker player never reveals his strategy…even if he’s bluffing. The meeting is underway now; if the President insures that the escrow account is funded, BP enlists all the required forces to clean up the Gulf and cap the well…and the taxpayers of the Gulf are made “whole”….then, he’s done what should be done.

For those who are pushing the idea that the President could suspend the Jones Act,,,,,here’s the question: Could BP have hired the European expertise to clean up the spill on its own, thereby eliminating the necessity of the government’s involvement?? If oner looks at how Corporate MANAGEMENT handles a crisis, that speaks volumes!! Remember how Johnson & Johnson handled the Tylenol issue…..without governmental involvement…..if BP had done likewise……..

casual observer

June 16th, 2010
11:38 am

The so-called energy bill is nothing more than a Democrat Tax bill. So what else is new. The Bunbling administration also failed to tell us what they were going to do. Who cares what they have done? It hasn’t worked!

What I want to know is where is the Rapper saying Obama’s slow reaction to the spill is because he doesn’t like white people. Take a look at who’s affected the most.

Oxymoron

June 16th, 2010
11:39 am

Jimmy Carter is nothing more than a peanut-picking pansy ass! Thank goodness we DIDN’T heed his advice!

The Nerve

June 16th, 2010
11:40 am

i luv BIN LADEN

June 16th, 2010
10:33 am
@THE NERVE

U MUST REALLY HATE BUSH then dont you?..afterall he let OSAMA BIN LADEN kill 3000 americans…some leadership”

Hmmm….and how many Americans (and people of other nationalities for that matter) has Obama let die using your odd and strange rationality? I know it’s alot more than O.

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
11:41 am

Big D-
Not Sure but I would assume it would take less than 20 years for them to get in place. (8 reg, 8 clin 4 bush)

Big D

June 16th, 2010
11:42 am

Why are people saying that it’s OBOZO”S fault…40 days silent and a”day late and a dollar short”. This IS how this administration will be remembered.

Some people are stupid

June 16th, 2010
11:44 am

THe NErve-
How many people did Obama let die. HUH???

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
11:45 am

Big D-
Again what did you want im to do. A PRIVATE company said we have it under control. So you wanted him to interfere with PRIVATE enterprise. How unconservative of you.

And it wasn’t 40 days.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

June 16th, 2010
11:46 am

@ ctucker,

We agree that Jimmy Carter and Obama do have one thing in common. ONE TERM!

Big D

June 16th, 2010
11:47 am

KWS, once again, please READ something on this. I was employed for three years in Central America as a contractor for the S.O.C. right after this event and KNOW first hand what the net effect was. Many of the people affected ( that didn’t get assassinated) went on to write many books as ghost writers to keep from meeting the same fate.

The Nerve

June 16th, 2010
11:48 am

Some people are stupid

June 16th, 2010
11:44 am
THe NErve-
How many people did Obama let die. HUH???

Going back to a comment to me from I LUV Bin Laden….he said Bush let Bin Laden kill 3000 Americans? Using his logic, I was just asking him how many people has Obama let others kill?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

June 16th, 2010
11:49 am

Obama meets with BP execs — for 20 minutes…

That’s leadership? WAKE UP AMERICA!

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
11:52 am

Big D,

I’m not doubting your expertise whatsoever. I was simply stating to blame Carter for something that happen 20 years later is kinda hard to prove when there were people in power after him that could have reversed some of his damage( somewhat) Thats like me blaming the housing bubble on Eisenhower because he bought a house and though about taking a tax credit on it.

DawgDad

June 16th, 2010
11:54 am

He’s not a commander/executive/administrator, he’s an agitator. He and his minions have made careers out of agitating and shaking down hard-working mainstream Americans and institutions. You get what YOU voted for; I sure didn’t vote for this. He’s not the solutions to ANY of our problems.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

June 16th, 2010
11:54 am

Even the Liberal LA Times is waking up!

Obama’s speech: There’s a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf, so let’s build more windmills

Big D

June 16th, 2010
11:54 am

KWS, the only true responsibility of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is the common defense…the protocol for this was in place and NOT followed, it was put into place after the Exxon Valdez spill. This is just like the immigration bill in Arizona, it states exactly what the Federal law says, but allows the STATE to enforce it( something the Fed would never do). Like the immigration law the protocol has to be enforced before it can be of any consequence. This President is so out of touch that he does not have any idea on how to handle anything.

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
12:02 pm

Big D-
So whats the protocol and where was it not followed?

And I have yet to hear a valid argument as to why an oil spill is an issue of national security.

snoqualmiefalls

June 16th, 2010
12:03 pm

But but when golden boy George Bush was in office is was considered unpatriotic, almost treason to criticise the President and now? Why it’s the new American sport.
I am never disappointed by Confederates, it is either elequent sarcasism or outright contempt, but always amusing to view hypocracy in real time.

Swede Atlanta

June 16th, 2010
12:04 pm

DawgDad….thanks for your recent post. I needed a good laugh. You spew venom without any facts. Typical right wingers (Republics) who are afraid of facts.

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
12:05 pm

Big D-
Also, this isn’t a spill, this is a pipe blowing gallons of oil underwater. Don’t really know of any scenario when that has happened at such depths.

Captain

June 16th, 2010
12:19 pm

Obama is totally lost. There is not way his Admin could be as totally incompetent and inept as their actions appear in the Gulf. There simply is no way the U S Govt could be so derelict as to reject offers from foreign governments with expertise in such oil spills as Norway, Netherlands, much less fail to buy additional booms from the company in Maine. Then we find out he has bascially stood in the way of various oil companies offering assistance. Why hasn’t the Jones Act been waived allowing foreign governments to bring in their specialized clean up skimmers? There simply is no way they could possibly be this totally incompetent. This entire operation from ‘boot on the neck’ to two vacations and multiple concerts before ever addressing the issue has to be a plan. Nobody could be this incompetent. Is it possible this Admin’s response is what it is for potential political gain? Could it be this Admin has withheld approval of sand barriers, refused to buy additional boom, refused assistance from other countries, fought the oil companies pitching in and allowed OSHA to interfere with the cleanup, all of this in order to cause the calamity we now see strictly to use the situation to push his Cap and Tax? There is no other rational nor reasonable answer, expecially considering he “preached” for 14 of his 18 minutes on a need to convert to alternatives and get away from fossil fuels. How many times did he say we cannot let this moment pass, we must move forward with reform, we must break our dependence, we will create millions of new jobs? I thought for a few minutes he had brought one of his Healthcare speeches to read, it sure sounded like that bull$%!t.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

June 16th, 2010
12:20 pm

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
12:05 pm
Big D-
Also, this isn’t a spill, this is a pipe blowing gallons of oil underwater. Don’t really know of any scenario when that has happened at such depths.

Caused by Left-Wing Environmentalist who would not allow shallow drilling. Thanks!

Big D

June 16th, 2010
12:20 pm

KWS, there are many , The Navy oil Spill response, the clean water act II, NRDA, CERCIA, OPA 90. We followed none of these. If this oil spill was created by sabotage it would still be destroying the gulf coast. Go ask a fisherman in La. if he thinks it is a matter of National Security or defense.

Audrey in Georgia

June 16th, 2010
12:23 pm

Big D, you are not the President, but you are a moron.

Big D

June 16th, 2010
12:24 pm

KWS, a spill as large as this happened a few years ago in the Gulf of Oman in a similar fashion.It was kept hush hush and cleaned up.

Big D

June 16th, 2010
12:26 pm

Audrey, now that’s really funny…I needed a good laugh. From you I will take that as a supreme compliment.

I Report/You Decide

June 16th, 2010
12:39 pm

Kamchak @ 9:17…

“I Report/You Decide = leg humper”

LOL…you’re the one with the man-crush on Barack.

David S

June 16th, 2010
12:43 pm

Just wait until he declares war on Iran just to distract us from every other problem we are facing. Where will you stand then Cynthia. I am sure the plans are already being draw up by our friends in Israel.

Yes, never let a crisis go to waste. There’s still some freedom left in this country that hasn’t been destroyed or taken away.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

June 16th, 2010
12:52 pm

Audrey in Georgia – NObama is a JOKE. He has his agenda and that’s all he cares about. You are a FOOL to think he has a clue about running the country. Good news, ONE TERM – lean the phrase.

I Report/You Decide

June 16th, 2010
12:55 pm

I wonder if Barry is as impotent in the Lincoln Bedroom as he is in the Oval Office.

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
12:56 pm

Here to help-
So cause the oil company was slack on making sure everything was safe, its not their fault, but its the fault of left wing fundamentalist cause they made them drill out there. I though conservatives were about personal responsibility. That is why yall get branded as hypocrites. One thing applies to one set, but something totally different applies to another. Using your logic, if I lose my home because I couldn’t afford it, it’s the right wings fault because they are against regulation of CDO which leads to brokers selling them for profit which leads to them selling me a crappy loan.

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
12:57 pm

It is soooo funny to me how folks think that President Obama livelihood depended on this job. He’s gonna be a one-term President, etc, etc. He was paid before he was President and he will continue to be paid afterwards. Folks are acting as soon as the the oil was coming to the top of the well Obama should have been right there on the ground. It just amazing how folks wants him to do things right away when it took 2 terms to try to get it right. Folks keep talking about he is turning this into a socialist/communist country. They betta hope not because from some of the comments I have seen folks would be in jail right now.

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
12:58 pm

Big D-
Thanks for not answering my national defense question, the fisherman just wants to be made whole, has nothing to do with national security. The protocols you were referring to, involve oil spills, not oil underwater leaks. And if the other operation was so hush hush, how do you know about it.

A CONSERVATIVE

June 16th, 2010
12:58 pm

Ms..T……YOU ACTUALLY PAID ATTENTION..Gooooleeee….THIS IS THE REAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZER…….OBAMA IS PRETENDING TO BE PRESIDENT…little girl..

A CONSERVATIVE

June 16th, 2010
12:58 pm

Ms..T……YOU ACTUALLY PAID ATTENTION..Gooooleeee….THIS IS THE REAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZER…….OBAMA IS PRETENDING TO BE PRESIDENT…little girl..

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

June 16th, 2010
1:04 pm

Kyle Wingfield SUXS,

Connect the dots! More than likely you haven’t a clue what that means but I understand.

Big D

June 16th, 2010
1:08 pm

KWS, sorry I was at lunch..I believe we are splitting hairs on “spill” and “leak” and how did I know about the other “spill/Leak”. I don’t get ALL my information from the big media and the AJC. You should try other sources for your education.
Been fun…. have to go work out of the office.

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
1:11 pm

“Believe it or not Blacks can think for themselves when it comes to voting.”

Really!!

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
1:16 pm

Here to help-
And once again, you fail to respond to any point.

blutto

June 16th, 2010
1:18 pm

Blame Your Daddy
Blame Your Mama
Don’t Blame Me
Barack Obama

–Obamashave

Atlanta Native 33

June 16th, 2010
1:19 pm

Cynthia, I just want to know one thing…….When did you join the Republican Party??? Cause making stupid remarks have become signature with them…..and you likewise….obviously.

Steve

June 16th, 2010
1:28 pm

Why all of a sudden are these conservatives/repubs so concerned about how people in the gulf will make money and support their families? For years they have been denigrating (sp) welfare recipients and people that collect unemployment compensation as lazy and not wanting to work. So by their logic people in the gulf should find other work to do or they should move to another part of the country to get work. I’ll ask once more, whats the big concern for the lives of the people in the gulf?

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
1:37 pm

What plan as the Republicans come up with to clean up the Gulf? Hello, hello is anyone home. Pure silence. It is funny when Bush and Clinton was running for office no one ask black folks who they were voting for. But when Barak runs for office they wanted to know and accused us for voting for him because he was black no more than whites voting for McCain because he is white. No one said a word when white people was in the news and said they were not voting for him because he was black. Now they what black folks to explain why we voted for Barak. No one said a word about PUMA that was formed because their white shero female Hilary Clinton lost against Barak.

Black folks really want white folks to explain to us why you will vote for Palin in spite of her seeing Russia from her house. All the Republicans are doing is complaining and coming up with any real solutions. They are campaigning for 2012 instead of working. how long will it take for you guys to see what is going on. DUH!!!!!!!!

DawgDad

June 16th, 2010
1:39 pm

Swede: OK, I’ll give you the facts you asked for. BP drilling in International waters off our coast. Very risky operation. Neither BP nor US Federal Government had anything even closely resembling an effective risk management and disaster response plan. Gross neglect and mismanagement by BP, TransOcean, UN, and US Federal Government.

Obama’s proposed solution: Further empower (via cap and trade and alternative energy programs) the US Government and BP (set to reap windfall profits from the proposed change in US energy policy and cap-and-trade). Further empower the very institutions that failed us BIG TIME.

Fact: American public is STUPID! Wake up!

Larry

June 16th, 2010
1:53 pm

Cynthia,

It’s hard, even for a great speaker, to display a sense of command when you have no idea what to do. Let’s all be thankful this is an environmental crisis and not a national security crisis. Time for the president to stop campaigning and time for him to start governing.

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
1:53 pm

“All the Republicans are doing is complaining and coming up with any real solutions.”

Oh you mean the republicans had no ideas during the locked smoked filled backrooms where democrats made the decisions by themselves AGAINST the will of the majority of the people. Ummmh…maybe your club is toooo exclusive and thats why you are still in the dark.

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
1:58 pm

Larry

June 16th, 2010
1:53 pm
That is a good point!! What would he do if a mushroom cloud appeared over one our cities. Well NY or Cal, he could take his time.

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
1:59 pm

Oh and Chicago

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
1:59 pm

Williebkind-
You didn’t really address the point that they didn’t have any ideas. You gave a reason why they didn’t have any ideas…what about personal responsibility again….

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
2:05 pm

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
1:59 pm
They had ideas and they made them to the democrats. I am sorry the lame stream media did not tell YOU but it did not support their decision to lie in bed with Obama. I am not Amvet or HDB with screens of downloaded information for you to read. However, if you can find a moment in your busy day to google republican ideas for the obama healthcare plan, you will find the answers that have eluded you for the past 18 months.

Tom Middleton

June 16th, 2010
2:07 pm

If they scream “socialism” when the president is not even close to it, Cynthia, can you imagine what they would be screaming if he had done what you said?

We have a very good starting point with last night’s speech. And as he told us, this will be ongoing to fine tune as needed – the perfect way to put together a very difficult and decades-needed policy that both garners public support AND WORKS!

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
2:10 pm

TM;

You mean the liberal public right?

blutto

June 16th, 2010
2:15 pm

hotlanta: “What plan as the Republicans come up with to clean up the Gulf?

Actually, there have been many practical suggestions and even proven, simple technologies offered to control the oil before it reached shore. The Obama Administration–apparently feeling far to bright to accept advice or equipment capable of dealing with the oil–simply ignored it for far too long before shifting to searching for scapegoats.

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
2:19 pm

Everyone knows that “going green” is a expensive joke that will take more green outta your pocket into theirs. Those folks who paid $500.000.00 for a 2 bedroom one bath Earthcraft home should feel like an idiot. The earth will take care of itself DUHHHH . That tree that you are trying to save will outlive you, your grandkds and everyone else in your family. You will be buried under it and that it for sure. Clean air right. Stop the madness please.

Folks are just mad because the President showed them what he had been doing since the spill.

blutto

June 16th, 2010
2:22 pm

It’s Not My Fault
Oil Gets Thick
While I Search
For “A$$ to Kick”

Obamashave

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
2:22 pm

I saw demonstrations of solutions for stopping oil leak and cleaning up the oil spill by the public citizens. Obama is apparently not intouch with the public.

Williebkind

June 16th, 2010
2:26 pm

blutto

June 16th, 2010
2:22 pm
LOL, that is the best one so far!!!

I Report/You Decide

June 16th, 2010
2:40 pm

My apologies to Kamchak, Tom Middleton has clearly taken over as “most clueles contributor” on this blog.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

June 16th, 2010
2:49 pm

Home construction and applications for building permits sank in May…stop the tax payer handouts and look what happened…mmm, mmm, mmm…..The LIAR in Chief strikes again…

Kyle Wingfield SUXS

June 16th, 2010
2:50 pm

Williebkind-
It only makes sense if you claim that republicans had ideas do say what those ideas were. As far as healthcare, they have made over 200+ amendments in the healthcare bill. That is republican input.

And as far as the public having opinions on what works; why are they directing that towards the government, it’s not the USA’s oil spill, it’s BP’s. They should be telling them.

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
2:59 pm

You would think that the Govenor’s of the Gulf States would have a plan in place in case something like this ever happens. Oh my bad they just wanted the oil revenue money and like the Titantic it will never happen. In the words of Gomer Pyle, surprise, surprise, surprise.

Boycott BP

June 16th, 2010
2:59 pm

I was hopeful for change, and feel disappointed that it came, but not for the better. I supported President Obama financially and among friends who wanted to talk politics during the primaries. I believe President Obama will be a one term president.

I hope that candidates for office begin to emerge who will offer solutions to our problems. I hope those candidates can bring unity to our nation while presenting fresh ideas. I am not interested in divisive politics like Newt Gingrich and the tea baggers attach to their messages. I am not interested in people who are recycled like Roy Barnes either. FRESH leadership is needed with management experience. Leadership needs to be genuine. Give me Mitt Romney or Ted Kennedy anyday. Ideas to consider with no self-interest attached.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

June 16th, 2010
3:09 pm

Boycott BP – Ted Kennedy? His idea was Mary Jo K. I dove and dove….
Credibility – ZERO.

Monica

June 16th, 2010
3:16 pm

Heh, yes, Obama is the crisis, but the spill obviously has nothing to do with him. I’m no Obama supporter, am a strict fiscal conservative, but I hate when people on the opposing side jump all over my favorites anytime they get a chance, so I refuse to do that when a flaming lib is in office. BP is a private company, it is up to them to take care of this and pay for all the consequences. The US gov needs to put pressure on BP to get this resolved, which they have done. BP is trying, but they simply don’t know what to do and neither does anyone else. Blaming Obama is plain stupid.

Tom Middleton

June 16th, 2010
3:22 pm

I Report/You Decide@2:40: “My apologies to Kamchak, Tom Middleton has clearly taken over as “most clueles contributor” on this blog.”

Lordy, Kam, we now have one of the 20 percent of us that are radical right handing out goofy awards. Aren’t these folks something? They prove beyond doubt that they can’t think, and then they hand out goofy awards to those who can.

Is there any wonder why they’re falling in the polls? Shhhhhhhh, don’t tell them they’re losing so they’ll keep doing more of what is obviously working against them! :)

john

June 16th, 2010
3:22 pm

Who is more dangerous to the US…the oil spill or Obama? I’ll take Obama in a landslide…what an embarrassment to this country that this joke is our president

commoncents

June 16th, 2010
3:23 pm

hotlanta – Are you referrring to the plan Jindal wanted to execute and couldn’t get approval from the fed govt? If you’ve noticed, (sounds like you haven’t, though) Obama is great at talking, but not at listening. Of course, he only likes to talk about the future while he ignores the present

commoncents

June 16th, 2010
3:33 pm

Monica – I agree that blaming Obama for not being able to stop the leak is stupid, but he can still be blamed for the cleanup effort and for the leak happening in the first place. After all, he (and his administration) is in charge of the department that regulates and monitors drilling. He is either at fault for allowing lax regulations or at fault for not regulating.

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
3:41 pm

Sorry Jindal will never be President. One person of color after another will really make folks go crazy. New Orleans is in a shambles and folks will eat him alive. Chris Matthews got it right when he came to the podium to speak after one of the President speeches when he said “Oh God”. Who are they talking to when taking these polls. The same 20 Republicans. Noone has ever called me nor my friends for their opinion.

JB

June 16th, 2010
3:45 pm

He’s needs to lay off trying to put BP out of business. It’s the golden goose….let me remind everyone. The Federal Government takes /makes about 45 cents out of every gallon of gas, BP makes about 16 cents. Nuff said.

JB

June 16th, 2010
3:47 pm

AND…… The Feds have NO Investment or risk and NO TAXES TO PAY. sweet deal huh !

blutto

June 16th, 2010
3:48 pm

Oily Water
Oily Beach
Guess I’ll Give
Another Speech

–Obamashave

TheLoneWatchman

June 16th, 2010
3:49 pm

It’s no secret that President Bail Out’s resume consists of just four words: No experience, no clue. But Bush-fatigued voters, egged on by a suddenly stricken deaf, dumb, & blind news media put into the office of President of the US a failed -FAILED- community organizer whose only demonstrated talent is for the glib, well-performed delivery of a ghost-written public address, and now we are shocked – shocked! – that our champion , not only is neither a commander, nor a chief – he is not even NOT-BUSH. Somewhere in the Twilight Zone the spirit of Rod Serling surely must be screaming, “They have stolen MY SCRIPT!”

PS. For those who might not fully grasp BHO’s failure as a “community organizer”, I suggest you check the Chicago news media reports of how dangerous it is for children in BHO’s home district to attempt a venture so bold as a daily walk to or from school. The USA & the whole world have been Obamboozled by this impostor whose next effort (hinted in last night’s Oval Office address) will be to impose a breathing tax on everyone who dares exhale CO2.

keb1970

June 16th, 2010
3:54 pm

The surprise would have been had the “Saviour” In Chief done anything else. He is too busy focused on how to bankrupt BP and leverage the current situation to further his agenda. – if the solution to our energy future were available right here, right now, it will take decades to fully integrate into society for the benefits to be fully realized. What are we supposed to do until then? We need to drill here, drill now. Environmentalist forced drilling into the deeper waters raising the risks. Clinton’s administration encouraged deep water drilling by removing constraints European countries place on deep water drilling (if implemented, current situation wouldn’t exist). Not using situation to his advantage? Why would Obama insist BP will cover ALL expenses resulting from this disaster yet Congress is already pushing a $20 billion “relief/bailout” plan for the same purpose?

keb1970

June 16th, 2010
3:57 pm

Obama has no issues with tens of thousands of illegals crossing our borders without documentation, but refuses immediate offers of help from Britain due to improper paperwork? A company in Maine has offered delivery of 100,000 feet of booming daily to assist in the cleanup, yet Obama has not taken them up on it. There are many other examples of the President playing this situation to his benefit and not for actually addressing the situation.

Experience matters

June 16th, 2010
3:57 pm

Remember that bar owner who caught flak for printing the anti-O ‘Curious George’ t-shirts? He should make another Curious George shirt that say, “I told you so”. Who’s up for some hoops or a little golf? Tough day at the office…

blutto

June 16th, 2010
4:03 pm

I’m Working Hard
Around the Clock
(Ignore That Crude Oil
On Your Dock)

–Obamashave

JB

June 16th, 2010
4:05 pm

Our only hope…Nov 2nd……..But he’ll spend the rest of his term POINTING out to the AMERICAN people, ” The republicans in Congress have shut me down and I can’t get you the help ( money,sic)
you need”….and you know what, it will work……The republicans will spend two years ” Keeping him from sending us into a spending crapper, and he’ll blame them for the Debt, the economy, the market, and anything else that sticks”. This guy is way over his head, but him and his buddies will spread the blame game on thick. He can’t move past Bush for ANYTHING !!!!!!

JB

June 16th, 2010
4:09 pm

Don’t forget the best part……We’re mad at him because he’s black……………..Geez……

hotlanta

June 16th, 2010
4:20 pm

McCain needs to call Joe the Plumber to stop the oil leak.

Atlantan

June 16th, 2010
4:22 pm

Obama is the official Disaster in DC. You Obama voters owe America an apology for placing such high level incompetence in the White House.

Rasmussen Reports

June 16th, 2010
4:23 pm

approval rating=46%

another Bubba

June 16th, 2010
4:41 pm

I have been living in Georgia – and pretty much embarrrassed by Georgia politics – for most of my 63 years. And it has gotten crazier and crazier. I would take my Obama sticker off of my car because of his reluctance or inability to fight for the progressive causes I though he believed in. But then I read the crazies on your blog – and I sure as hell don’t want to be identified with them….

I Report/You Decide

June 16th, 2010
4:44 pm

Tom Middleton @ 3:42…

“Lordy, Kam, we now have one of the 20 percent of us that are radical right handing out goofy awards. Aren’t these folks something? They prove beyond doubt that they can’t think, and then they hand out goofy awards to those who can.

Is there any wonder why they’re falling in the polls? Shhhhhhhh, don’t tell them they’re losing so they’ll keep doing more of what is obviously working against them! ”

Just one question for you Tom, and you can solicit Kamchak’s help on this one of you so desire…You assert that I (or anyone else on the right) can’t think, yet it’s you lefties who can’t provide your own health care, retirement income, education, etc, and you lie in bed at night wetting the sheets and worrying what will happen to you if government doesn’t come riding to your rescue. Seems awfully ironic, doesn’t it? Oh…and keep on deluding yourselves about that whipping your boys have coming in November at the polls.

potstirrer

June 16th, 2010
4:53 pm

Ms. Tucker: This is perhaps one of the few times I agree with you.
Their is no leadership from the POTUS. He has wasted yet another
opportunity to exploit a crisis.

I Report/You Decide

June 16th, 2010
4:57 pm

Bubba, if you mean conservatives when you say “crazies on your blog” I can assure you that we sure as hell don’t want to be identified with you either.

MarkV

June 16th, 2010
5:00 pm

Rasmussen Reports: In other words, almost half of the people in the US approve what President Obama is doing. Considering the disaster in the Gulf, where the Presdient is blamed for things he can do nothing about, it is a remarkably high percentage.

MarkV

June 16th, 2010
5:04 pm

Let’s remember that Ronald Reagan’s approval rating dipped below 40%!

another Bubba

June 16th, 2010
5:31 pm

I Report/You Decide: I copied this off another blog the other day. Here is a pretty good definition of a “classic conservative” these days:

O’Reilly is a classic conservative, immature, insecure and fearful of just about everything. I’m scared of terrorists so let’s destroy our economy and constitutional rights; I’m scared of boogey men so let’s all carry guns; I’m scared of dying so let’s pretend there’s a benevolent super-being waiting for us in the clouds; I’m scared of free thoughts, socialism, communism, liberalism, higher education, homosexuals, immigrants, etc. They attack their scary fears like small children, first with crying and screaming, then irrational anger and hatred, finally finding themselves alone and quivering – wondering what horrible malady will befall them next. They can’t stand on their own, speak with intelligence and insight on any subject, present a cogent argument or apparently read more than one book. Such a very sad existence that so many seem unable to overcome, perhaps because they coddle each other and cling to their prejudices that bind them together. These massive insecurities are easily preyed upon by corporate influences driving our national policies while playing to their fears, like taking candy from a baby – almost literally.

tyrone

June 16th, 2010
5:33 pm

obama has squandered his presidency
he is a colossal embarrassment to every citizen in america

A thought

June 16th, 2010
6:02 pm

The speech sucked. Period. Did zero, nada. Now the question I have is, why have there not been manned submersibles down there doing a more hands on approach to the sealing of those darn leaks? There are and have been for decades, submersibles that are fully capable of diving to 5000 ft to do work. Robots obviously are not cutting it. Another thing…why the heck is the WH allowing BP at this point to still try to “cap” the well? Why haven’t they done the right thing and blown it up like Red Adair used to do? I’d bet there is an agreement bewteen the 2 to allow an “acceptable” amount of oil to leak before total shutdown would be required. That way BP can recover and sell as much crude from it as possible. Do not lose site of the fact lobbyists and big business actually run Washington DC, not the people. That’s why we’re always getting the short end of the stick.

intown

June 16th, 2010
6:12 pm

I agree with Ms Tucker. Obama wasted a crisis and is missing a real chance to move America forward.

Alvin Greene for Senate in SC

June 16th, 2010
6:17 pm

CT’s link on the homepage says, “Obama wasted the moment”.

Obama has wasted our nation’s time and resources since November of 2008.

The man is a nincompoop.

Alvin Greene for Senate in SC

June 16th, 2010
6:22 pm

I need a website ASAP.

alvingreene.com is available for sale right now. It’s $450. Please send a donation to my dad’s address.

Progress for South Carolina 2010.

Jasimen

June 16th, 2010
6:31 pm

yeh instead lay the smackdown, Obama just talked smack

Lil' Barry Bailout

June 16th, 2010
6:40 pm

Where are the green jobs?

Why does the Idiot Messiah block imports of inexpensive ethanol that could take the place of imported oil?

not a CT fan

June 16th, 2010
6:45 pm

What a difference a President makes! Remember saying that CT, the day after Obama won the election? Well, I for one wasn’t blinded by this guy’s smooth talk. I’m glad that so far Obama has not been able to exploit this tragedy to advance his liberal agenda.

Chuck Allison

June 16th, 2010
6:50 pm

Obama did his very best with this speech, and much better than I expected. It is just that he gets confused whenever leadership is required because he has never had any leadership experience. It is kind of like hiring a lifeguard at the beach who doesn’t know how to swim. Obama didn’t cause the spill directly, but he has squandered the last several weeks when he could have taken charge and put an end to the leak before it destroyed the economy of the Gulf States. Good thing for BP that they contributed so much to the Obama campaign!

gadawg

June 16th, 2010
7:01 pm

obama has absolutely no leadership skills none zip. If he was my commander when I was in the army I wouldn’t follow him to the latrine if I had diarrhea.

You asked for change! You got it!

June 16th, 2010
7:22 pm

Could this guy possibly be any more clueless? Could he?

1)The guy ignores help from a company in Maine that was offering 100,000 feet of booming for 2 months,

2)he ignores help from the dutch for 2 months on those skimmers that they were offering, and

3)now he and his EPA want to do environmental impact studies about moving sand in LA. to protect the wetlands and create barriers. They worry about the environmental impacts of the sand. Hello? Its sand. The beaches and ocean are freaking full of it. Which is worse? Sand or oil? God help us from this man and his blatant incompetence.

4) he was hesitant to repeal the Jones act, just more red tape holding up the cleanup in the wake of a disaster

5) his administration allowed BP to do its own safety inspections this past year rather than the federal govt do it. Looks like BP got something in return for being one of Obama’s largest campaign contributors.

6) his bureau of minerals and management is ridiculed with incompetence and was looking the other way while accepting gifts and favors from BP and even in some cases engaging in sexual relations with BP workers. So much for govt regulation

7) he used last night’s speech to talk about going green rather than fixing the dang problem in the gulf. Incidentally, he spoke a lot about the millions of green jobs that would be created during his administration. Where are all these green jobs? Where are they? Kamchak, show me where they are!

8) Obama wants to put a moratorium on drilling in the gulf for 6 months, further eliminating more jobs. Is China, Venezuela, and everyone else in the world also going to stop offshore drilling??? Let me know when that happens and while you’re at it let me know when it snows in hades. Furthermore, when there is an air crash do we shut down all airports for 6 months? Or do we investigate the cause and correct it?

9) Cap and trade anyone? As Obama himself flat out said during the election and I quote “Under my cap and trade plan energy prices would necessarily skyrocket”. We are flat out broke as a nation, the economy in shambles, unemployment near 10%, and this idiot is talking about raising yet another indirect tax on Americans. I’m now glad my grandmother in Buffalo passes away. I can’t even imagine what her monthly heating bill would be under Obama’s cap and trade plan. I really can’t.

10) I’ve always wondered and want to know this. What did you people expect when you elected a guy who had never run anything? A guy who worked as a community freaking organizer? What did you really expect from a guy who has virtually no experience working in the private sector? What did you expect from a community organizer whose Chicago home district is still so dangerous that school kids can’t walk down the street for free of crime? You should never have expected anything from a guy who has done nothing but make great speeches that are high on symbolism, dreams, and short on substance. All talk, no substance. That’s really what this whole presidency is all about and slowly but surely you folks are starting to wake up and see it. May God help us from this arrogant fool.

Dean

June 16th, 2010
8:53 pm

How’s that “Hope and Change” crap working out for ya?

Lil' Barry Bailout

June 16th, 2010
9:01 pm

Barry Blame-Game isn’t really interested in solving this problem or any other. He’s interested in leveraging these events to expand government, increase his own power, transform the economy from market-based capitalism to big-government cronyism, and milk the productive to buy votes from parasites.

charles

June 16th, 2010
9:16 pm

“The President has wasted a crisis.”

Basically the same statement Obama’s criminal Chief of Staff has made. This is one of the more striking differences between real Americans (Conservatives) and Marxists (Democrats). Real Americans seek to find a solution to whatever crisis may be present. The Marxists (Cynthia Tucker) seek to exploit said crisis for political purposes. This is just one of many reasons why the Marxists will never gain a serious foot hold in this country. They are nothing more than angry, bitter, incompetent wannabe-Communist that are fueled by emotion, not intellect or ideas.

Are You KIdding?

June 16th, 2010
10:46 pm

Well played You Asked For Change? You Got It. Well played.

felix

June 17th, 2010
8:31 am

CT,

While your disgusting cult of a party is unable to cash-in on crisis, we actually are. The previous year and a half and the next 2 and a half years are the biggest crisis this nation will ever endure. We are making dang sure we never make this mistake again. Obama will set the Communist movement back in this nation at least 100 years. So thankfully none of us will have to witness another stupid, weak, media-made Messiah ever again in our lifetimes.

I Report/You Decide

June 17th, 2010
8:49 am

Bubba…you cut-n-paste 500 words of supposed conservative insecurities, yet it’s conservatives who take personal responsibility for their own life and well being, and the lefties who have to depend on government for EVERYTHING, up to and including wipiing their butts. So nice try, but no dice, ROOKIE.

carolyn winfrey-holcomb

June 19th, 2010
3:37 pm

It appears that Cynthia has gone off and joined the Women of the Klu Klux Klan.

[...] Cynthia Tucker’s reaction to President Obama’s energy speech was concise and pointed. [...]

a. mcewen

June 19th, 2010
8:51 pm

It’s silly comments like these on here which will probably ensure President Obama a second term. I mean give me a break people with the attacks on his name and the attacks on the First Lady. Tucker wrote up a plausible very good column which I disagree with and rather than echo her sentiments or disagree, some of you are taking the time to rehash the same nasty words which you probably picked up by way of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, or Rush Limbaugh. YOU will be the reason for the next four years of the Obama Administration.

Dean

June 19th, 2010
11:32 pm

Really, “the Democrat party”? Would you perhaps be a member of the Repuglican party?

Wesley Brown

June 20th, 2010
11:21 am

All you adolescent rethugs on this site have is “Democrats and Obama sucks”.

Oh boy, my feelings are hurt that you call him names like Obamao, and community organizer. Gee, I just won’t be able to get over those vicious attacks.

Let us talk some facts here:

George Bush sat for 7 minutes stunned while our nation was under attack. Good job George.
9/11 happened on the republicans’ watch, but they kept us safe. Yeah right.
Another economic collapse after conservative rule. Deregulation, how is that working out for ya? Morons.
Oh and “The Iraq war will last 6 months, cost $7 billion and pay for itself”. Wrong again.
I love this too: Let us pay MORE money for health care while we get LESS results, because the free market thingie is so special. Bankrupt our sick neighbors and that is good to you. Stupid.

If the free market is so wonderful then why does socialism keep saving it from itself? Oh wait, Fox News does not tell you that does it?

Please call me a socialist, because yet again socialism saved capitalisms’ butt, and would cease to exist, but you Rush Limbaugh worshipping idiots cannot see that through your 8th grade prism.

Oh did I use a big word, sorry kids I should say, you are stupid.

Go now and cry to daddy Rush and hide your head in the sand while us limp wristed liberals yet again save this country from incompetent republican policies that give money to rich folks as the country collapses.

I thought businesses were SO MUCH better than government yet, BP screwed up, and cannot stop it and you are blaming President Obama.

Why would you expect government to do it when your corporate gods are in charge?

You guys continue to listen to lies from Fox while the planet melts and the oceans die, but hey at least some distant shareholders got rich off of our misery and resources and that is just okay with you.

Yea, the republicans did a great job when in charge, and didn’t Cheney’s company Halliburton pour the faulty concrete in the Deep Water Horizen’s well just hours before it exploded? Yes they did, but again you go get your guns, pray to the invisible cloud being and hide from the evil liberals while the corporations destroy us. Just like in the 1930’s, until we began to force them to treat people fairly.

But that is “bad” to you.

Stupid morons, go pray while we fight to save the country from idiots like you.

Oh, and please stop calling me names because it hurts my little feelings. Yea right.

George Ola

June 20th, 2010
11:30 am

Contrary to what Cynthia suggested as a wasted Oval Office moment, Obama does not have to exploit this spill crisis to drive the point on clean and renewable energy. There is plenty of time to make that point. Americans no longer need no telling of the need for clean energy after this ongoing ugly situation in the Gulf. The situation (crisis) speaks for itself. This kind of energy spill will get worse in the future, until me learn from our mistakes of relaince on fossil fuels.