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Rudy Giuliani on Obama's handling of Gulf oil crisis: "There seems to be a schizophrenic atmosphere to the way this emergency's been handled."

NECN asked Rudy Giuliani his thoughts on how Barack Obama has been handling the Gulf oil crisis. He answered bluntly and in a way I think most Americans would agree with. Say what you want about Giuliani's personal life, when it comes to handling a crisis, few have the knowledge and experience he does.

Here's part of the transcript as reported by NECN:

Giuliani says the federal government has failed the American people in its handling of the crisis, and that's mainly because of the President.

"The Obama administration has gone from putting BP in charge to condemning BP to prosecuting them for crimes or investigating them for crimes," said Giuliani.

"I wrote a book on leadership and I would say if I wrote another one, I would use this as an illustration of the exact opposite of leadership," said Giuliani.

"The American people are entitled to better than this," said Giuliani.

Giuliani also claims this is just the latest instance where President Obama has failed to lead, also citing the failed Christmas Day attack in December.

Rudy Giuliani is spot on. Obama has been flailing all over place on this. Just like former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco during hurricane Katrina, it's clear Obama is in way over his head.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit


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And like Blanco, the typica... (Below threshold)
hermie:

And like Blanco, the typical response by Dems and their MSM lapdogs is 'Blame Bush!'.

Leadership? From Barry? O... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Leadership? From Barry? Only thing Barry is good at is campaigning. Shows want happens when you put an empty suit in the White House.

And the SCARY part is that the same idiot will be handling international crisis in the same incompetent manner.

Rudy ain't no shrink.... (Below threshold)
epador:

Rudy ain't no shrink.

There may be delusions and paranoia, but its narcisstic PD, not schizo-affective PD. Jeezsh!

It's appears that actually ... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

It's appears that actually being a leader is "above his paygrade" too.

But that only surprises the clueless.

Um, "two months after Obama... (Below threshold)
jim2:

Um, "two months after Obama took office"? So, this well was drilled on Obama's watch? Is that why I've seen nothing blaming Bush for this point? The article eviscerates the Obama WH. From Rolling Stone:

Nowhere was the absurdity of the policy more evident than in the application that BP submitted for its Deepwater Horizon well only two months after Obama took office. BP claims that a spill is "unlikely" and states that it anticipates "no adverse impacts" to endangered wildlife or fisheries. Should a spill occur, it says, "no significant adverse impacts are expected" for the region's beaches, wetlands and coastal nesting birds. The company, noting that such elements are "not required" as part of the application, contains no scenario for a potential blowout, and no site-specific plan to respond to a spill. Instead, it cites an Oil Spill Response Plan that it had prepared for the entire Gulf region. Among the sensitive species BP anticipates protecting in the semitropical Gulf? "Walruses" and other cold-water mammals, including sea otters and sea lions. The mistake appears to be the result of a sloppy cut-and-paste job from BP's drilling plans for the Arctic. Even worse: Among the "primary equipment providers" for "rapid deployment of spill response resources," BP inexplicably provides the Web address of a Japanese home-shopping network. Such glaring errors expose the 582-page response "plan" as nothing more than a paperwork exercise. "It was clear that nobody read it," says Ruch, who represents government scientists.

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... On April 6th of last year, less than a month after BP submitted its application, MMS gave the oil giant the go-ahead to drill in the Gulf without a comprehensive environmental review.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/111965?RS_show_page=0

The comparison between the ... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

The comparison between the Obama admin. and schizophrenics really is an insult to those with schizophrenia.

Obama wrote a couple of boo... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Obama wrote a couple of books about Obama. Typical.

I wouldn't let barry o retr... (Below threshold)
moseby:

I wouldn't let barry o retrieve my garbage cans from the curb....

"Obama wrote a couple of bo... (Below threshold)
914:

"Obama wrote a couple of books about Obama. Typical."

What were the titles? 'My pet goat" or "Sharia dont work with a wookie"?

If you answered all of the ... (Below threshold)
914:

If you answered all of the above you cant leave out "How I destroyed an economy in 512 days!" A self help journal for those of us into utter chaos, confusion and denial.

What did anyone expect from... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

What did anyone expect from Obama?

The man's only experience was as a "community organizer," a lecturer, and a back-bench state senator who habitually voted "present" on tough issues.

If we needed a President in the oil leak crisis who could organize a demonstration, give a speech, or take a vacation, Obama is The Man! If we needed, well, you know, "leadership," we need not look to him.

great site, love it!... (Below threshold)

great site, love it!




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