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"Turning The Corner On The Gulf Oil Spill?"

That's the headline from a story in the Washigton Post this morning.

Has the president turned the corner on the oil drilling crisis?

This week's schedule for President Obama suggests that the White House believes he has. After dominating the conversation in Washington all last week, the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico does not appear front and center on the White House calendar.

But the administration is clearly expecting -- maybe hoping -- that the intense public attention on the spill fades a bit, starting with this week, giving them a chance to turn to other subjects.

The schedule put out by the White House on Friday includes no public events on the subject of the oil spill, though the president does intend to meet with lawmakers to discuss passage of energy legislation. The Gulf crisis is certain to come up then.



No events about the oil spill. The environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico does not appear front and center on the White House calendar.

Psst! Hey, WaPo... Guess what? IT NEVER HAS!

I've arrived at the conclusion that Obama is a sick man.

Obama has done as little as possible to convey some type of successful leadership during these two months. Turning the corner on the oil spill pre-supposes that the administration has actually been focused on helping local officials get what they need to mitigate the damage to the Gulf coastlines.

Instead, all he's done is incessantly chant "BP will pay," forcing the company to cough up $20 billion in a move which amounts to extortion. (Don't even say BP freely agreed to it. BP would have been skewered had they not ponied up the cash after Obama barked out the $20 billion figure.)

Obama's leadership can be summed up in two quotes:

"Plug the damn hole."

Find out "whose ass to kick."

This from a person who is touted as a "cerebral" thinker.

If by cerebral you mean detached, than I concur.

As for hoping the coverage and concern about the oil spill will subside, has he checked MSNBC or CNN lately?

Aside from whole segments devoted to anything and everything that can be talked about concerning the Gulf, the ubiquitous "oil cam" is a constant reminder that the gushing continues unabated. (Though I would not be surprised if, at the request of the administration, they were now taken down.)

This isn't going away. Even if their was a lull in coverage, it would spike back up in August when the relief wells are scheduled to be finished. And, God forbid, if they don't work, this will be an oily albatross around his neck for the rest of his surreal Presidential career.

That said, Obama has acted about as aloof as one could be during this disaster. He seems to have gotten "Gulf" and "golf" mixed up, the latter being his main focus numerous times since this crisis began.

In between the links, he's taken in a nice baseball game.

And while the oil continued to gush, he was at the White House being serenaded by a flock of songbirds:

Artists from all genres and backgrounds joined the President and First Lady to honor Paul McCartney, including Stevie Wonder, the Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Emmylou Harris, Lang Lang, Herbie Hancock, Elvis Costello, Jack White, Corinne Bailey Rae, David Grohl, and Jerry Seinfeld.

(Obama): We've gone through a difficult year and a half, and right now our thoughts and our prayers are with friends in another part of the country that is so rich in musical heritage -- the people of the Gulf Coast who are dealing with something that we simply had not seen before. And it's heartbreaking. And we reaffirm, I think together, our commitment to see to it that their lives and their communities are made whole again.

But part of what gets us through tough times is music, the arts, the ability to capture that essential kernel of ourselves, that part of us that sings even when times are hard...

Yeah! Music will stop the oil!

LET'S PARTY!

For the love of Mike, you just can't make this kind of shit up!

Here's his next extremely important event tomorrow:

And Tuesday night's White House celebration of gay and lesbian pride month should be an upbeat event for Obama. That constituency -- which has been angry about the slow pace of some changes -- is likely to be happier at this year's version of the annual event, as Congress is on the verge of ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Maybe Obama can get all of his guests to donate some dil-does and ball gags for another try at a "junk shot."

Obama is going down as one of he most tone-deaf, incompetent, and foolish Presidents in modern history. To fill the void of what he lacks in competence and experience, he believes that a wave of his magical word is enough to convince the country he is capable, one who knows better than everyone else.

The people of this country who voted for this meatbag full of short-comings should be ashamed of themselves.

The only way they can ensure redemption is by making sure, come 2012, Obama is toast.


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Comments (28)

Heheh Meatbag!!!!! schschs... (Below threshold)
Stephen H.:

Heheh Meatbag!!!!! schschshchschschs Bwaaaaaaaahahahahah!!!!

Yeah, he's turned the corne... (Below threshold)
914:

Yeah, he's turned the corner on the front nine and is set to tee off on the back.

"I've arrived at the con... (Below threshold)
914:

"I've arrived at the conclusion that Obama is a sick man.

Obama has done as little as possible to convey some type of successful leadership during these two months."


Shawn-


If you would have put it "during these 2 long ass years", then last 2 months are "par for the course".

sick individual indeed.

Come to think of it, Fiddli... (Below threshold)
Stephen H.:

Come to think of it, Fiddling or should I say Diddling while Rome Burns comes to mind. What an arrogant windbag Obama is.

I as I am sure many of you ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I as I am sure many of you concur, are not surprised by Obama's total lack of leadership. It was never in him. He had no experience. He never took the lead on anything major. He has always been suckling off the public trough. He is not leading because he does not know how to. He and his administration are hoping the subject changes because he simply does not know what to do without alienating his union bosses. Lifting the Jones Act will help immediately, but he won't do that. I am keeping this front and center. This is Obama's Katrina X's 10. ww

Bam-Bam, the flim-flam man,... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Bam-Bam, the flim-flam man, is morphing into
Chauncy Gardner before our eyes. "In the
spring, the sun is warmer...and the trees
will force their buds....and summer will
show the true beauty of Nature's plan...."
But most often, it'll be, "I like to WATCH."

I guess they figure if Amer... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I guess they figure if Americans aren't focused on how many dollars per second the Obama agenda is costing us then they are also not going to have much interest after a bit in how much oil is gushing out of that hole on a day to day basis. It might make sense, but we'll see. One story I will be anxious for the media to follow up on is where the money in the BP Shakedown Fund gets distributed.

Is this like, "pretend it's... (Below threshold)
dnb:

Is this like, "pretend it's not there and it will go away?" I thought 'turned the corner' meant something new happened?

This is typical 'grade A Ba... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

This is typical 'grade A Barry Obama'. Can't deal with a problem? IGNORE IT! See? Now there's no problem!

"(Obama): We've gone thr... (Below threshold)
914:

"(Obama): We've gone through a difficult year and a half, and right now our thoughts and our prayers are with friends in another part of the country that is so rich in musical heritage -- the people of the Gulf Coast who are dealing with something that we simply had not seen before"

Weve? Man get a reality check mr. ears. The something simply had not seen before was a president on the golf course in denial and way more costly to the country then 20 jimmah carters.

Has the president turned... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Has the president turned the corner on the oil drilling crisis?

Yeah, go with that WaPo.

Precisely what has changed? The oil is still gushing out, the beaches and ocean are full of oil, Barry's still got a nasty slice.

So things are pretty much the same as two months ago.

our thoughts and our pra... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

our thoughts and our prayers are with friends in another part of the country that is so rich in musical heritage

Excuse me, but is he suggesting that those without a "rich musical heritage" aren't worth worrying about? What does musical heritage have to do with anything?

Bp said right away they w... (Below threshold)
MF:

Bp said right away they would pay. The scary part is the President wants the money to go in a fund so the government can distribute it.
Yikes!

Looks like the WaPo is stil... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

Looks like the WaPo is still willing to follow the talking points the White House sends out. Pathetic. Once again, 0 shows his low view of the American people as he thinks that telling people the crisis is over will make them think that it's over.

Barrack Obama only has one ... (Below threshold)
Ken Hahn:

Barrack Obama only has one problem. No one told him the Presidency was a full time job.

No Super being is going to ... (Below threshold)
Indiec:

No Super being is going to part the waters to allow a crew of humans to work 1 mile down on the sea bed floor ...

So sit back and contemplate... were all these deregulations worth it?

"Looks like the WaPo is sti... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

"Looks like the WaPo is still willing to follow the talking points the White House sends out. Pathetic. Once again, 0 shows his low view of the American people as he thinks that telling people the crisis is over will make them think that it's over." sarahconnor2

Exactly so. They have control over the MSM on spill reporting. He's got his shake-down "walking around" money and the MSM is helping sell it as being what BP deserved. So why not just start acting like there is nothing going on now in the Gulf? I'll bet our buddy Lee is willing to play the White House's silly game. All his friends over at DK and DUG as well.

indiec: "So sit back and co... (Below threshold)
Drago:

indiec: "So sit back and contemplate... were all these deregulations worth it?"

Wow!

Hilarious!

Is that it indiec?

Is that the new talking point?

The evil republicans "deregulated" deep sea oil extraction (false)?

The wonderful dems were powerless (POWERLESS!) to roll back these fictional "deregs" (false)?

Even though they had a veto-proof majority for 18 months (quite true!)?

That's it?

Yeah. Roll with that!

Please.

Please.

The Jug-Eared Douche has ne... (Below threshold)
apb:

The Jug-Eared Douche has never, ever proven himself accountable for anything. Here in the great, nearly-bankrupt state of Obamastan, ol' Jug-Ears could never vote more than 'Present' at the state level; the Senate wasn't big enough for his inflated ego, and he bailed without accomplishment (except decreeing the Surge a failure) in order to screw the Country as prez.

The Douche has zero ability, an inflated ego, and is nothing but incompetent. I wonder how well the MFM morons are coming to grips with their promotion of this clown?

No Super being is going ... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

No Super being is going to part the waters to allow a crew of humans to work 1 mile down on the sea bed floor ...

Wait - are you saying our dusky President isn't a Super being??

Blasphemer!

He can make the oceans recede! He can heal the Earth! He can make dogs and cats live together!

The jug eared jac ass in ch... (Below threshold)
914:

The jug eared jac ass in chief has zero worthwhile ability apb but he does have affirmative action credentials and thugs in the hood to spread his message of hopeless crap and change.


Hurry the hell up already November

That's it, 914. The victim... (Below threshold)
apb:

That's it, 914. The victim class is too stupid to know they're being played by a race-hustler that's using them for his own ends.

I'd love a big ol' plate of Wagyu beef about now; I'm ticked beyond reason that the Jug-Eared fraud has it at his beck and call - on our dime.

Jay or one of the other wri... (Below threshold)
rain of lead:

Jay or one of the other writers needs to jump on this story

Florida senator: Obama told me we can't deploy oil skimmers because they might be needed elsewhere

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/06/21/florida-senator-obama-told-me-we-cant-deploy-oil-skimmers-because-they-might-be-needed-elsewhere/

this is like calling the fire dept because your house is on fire and the fire chief
saying sorry we can't send the truck out because there might be another house fire.

this is insane.

You lost in '08. Get over i... (Below threshold)
frank:

You lost in '08. Get over it already, loser.

Frank: "You lost in '08. Ge... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Frank: "You lost in '08. Get over it already, loser."

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Keep looking back sucker, we'll keep looking forward.

Time is running out for your diversity-hire president.

The jig is up.

The cat is out of the bag.

The genie is out of the bottle.

You can't pretend to be "reasonable moderates" anymore.

Everyone see's you for what you are.

Ev-er-y-one.

"Hope and Change"!!

"Yes we can!!"

Not gonna fly a second time amigo.

Oh gosh, do all the people ... (Below threshold)
frank:

Oh gosh, do all the people who believed Obama was a muslim Kenyan and voted for McCain STILL hate him? I am stunned.

Who is going to beat Obama in '12? Who have you got? Palin? Huckabee? BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA.

Rethuglican pukes who wrecked the country don't get to have it back anytime soon, sorry.

"You lost in '08. Get over ... (Below threshold)
Joe:

"You lost in '08. Get over it already, loser."

Haha....tell that to the people and businesses on the Golf (er Gulf) Coast, loser.

When is Jimmy Obama's tee time today, Frank?

Here Frank, let me rewrite ... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Here Frank, let me rewrite this.

Oh gosh, do all the people who believed GW Bush conspired with Osama bin Laden and voted for Gore STILL hate him? I am stunned.

Thats right Frank.

Everyone who opposes the li'l man in white house only does it because they think he was born in Kenya and/or is secretly a muslim.

Yep.

That's it.

Oh, or oppose him just because he's black (that's for you Lee).

That's right Frank. Those are the only, ONLY, reasons anyone might oppose obambi.

Keep thinking that.

Just keep thinking that........

BTW, hows the "recovery" coming along? I only ask 'cuz obambi told us unemployment in these 57 states would never exceed 8% if congress passed his plan (which they did).

Then, "Sheriff" & Field Marshall Biden told us the stimulus worked "better than we had dreamed".

So, if our "vote present" pres told us his stimulus would keep unemployment below 8%, and his lapdog "plugs" told us that the stimulus worked better than we had dreamed, whats your excuse for why unemployment remains so high?

What's that? You're now shouting "racist"?

Small wonder.




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