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Old 05-28-2010, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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If the President really was fully focused on this issue from day one, why did it take nine whole days before the administration asked the Department of Defense for help in deploying equipment needed for the extreme depth spill site?

Why was Governor Jindal forced more than a month after the start of the disaster to go on national television to beg for materials needed to tackle the oil spill and for federal approval to build offshore sand barriers that are imperative to protect his state’s coastline?
Excellent questions, that are in direct conflict with how obama has portrayed his administrations response "from day one".

Of course, obama couldn't help himself in trying to blame bush, once again, for his own incompetence.

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The MMS has been his responsibility since January 20, 2009.

The MMS director who resigned today, Elizabeth Birnbaum, was appointed by his administration.
There was an inspection, by his people, only 10 days before the explosion.

Excellent points and summary from Palin.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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It is my understanding that tax monies have been extorted from oil companies for decades to pay into a spill prevention and mitigation fund. Where is the equipment and manpower that this fund was intended to pay for?
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:02 AM
 
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This is a very sad sad occurence. Our president is indeed NO leader. He acts as if the incident is an annoying 'thorn in his side'. It's more important to go see some concert and help Boxer campaign in CA.

And come on! This is taking time away from the implementation of more Socialism in the US.....

It's no wonder at all that his 'unfavorable' rating is the lowest yet...at 56%. I see it going down even more.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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Did you site Palin's Facebook page

Anyway, the whole seems to be plugged. I know this wont be popular politically for conservatives with Obama fixing another problem.

U.S. official: Flow of oil from spill has stopped - Gulf oil spill- msnbc.com
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Did you site Palin's Facebook page

Anyway, the whole seems to be plugged. I know this wont be popular politically for conservatives with Obama fixing another problem.

U.S. official: Flow of oil from spill has stopped - Gulf oil spill- msnbc.com
Regressives continue to make a fool of themselves playing sideline presidential critics. They're a joke.

In the meantime, President Obama continues to show that he is an exceptional President.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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It is my understanding that tax monies have been extorted from oil companies for decades to pay into a spill prevention and mitigation fund. Where is the equipment and manpower that this fund was intended to pay for?
I keep wondering that myself. I've read the fund has about $1.6 billion in it.
But..not a mention coming out of DC on this.

I guess Congress must have spent it. I picture a cigar box labeled "Oil Trust Fund - to be used to clean up spills" with one slip of paper in it..."I.O.U."
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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It is my understanding that tax monies have been extorted from oil companies for decades to pay into a spill prevention and mitigation fund. Where is the equipment and manpower that this fund was intended to pay for?
Ask Dick Cheney, I'm sure he'll tell you where it is.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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Did you site Palin's Facebook page

Anyway, the whole seems to be plugged. I know this wont be popular politically for conservatives with Obama fixing another problem.

U.S. official: Flow of oil from spill has stopped - Gulf oil spill- msnbc.com
Nothing is plugged, they're pumping drilling fluid into the pipe faster than the oil can come out so they're holding the oil back at this point. The drilling fluid isn't exactly something they want to pump into the water either but it's a little better than oil because it doesn't float. They aren't sure any of this is sustainable because they'll run out of product to pump down the well. At this point they're just buying time until the relief well hits the target. In many ways this is a lot like Obama's presidency, a quick fix (bailouts and stimulus) which isn't sustainable and buying time until something else happens.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Ask Dick Cheney, I'm sure he'll tell you where it is.
Deflecting to protect your party ?

There is a Trust Fund that oil companies have been paying into since the Exxon Valdez. It's to be used to clean up oil spills along with the company who's liable. In return for funding this trust the government set the liability limit on the guy who did the spill.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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I keep wondering that myself. I've read the fund has about $1.6 billion in it.
But..not a mention coming out of DC on this.

I guess Congress must have spent it. I picture a cigar box labeled "Oil Trust Fund - to be used to clean up spills" with one slip of paper in it..."I.O.U."
Or a receipt for 9000 handles of Crown Royal signed "Teddy".
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