Insight - BP oil spill settlement before election seen unlikely

Oct 27, 2012 Full story: Reuters 33

For a president locked in a tough re-election fight, it may look like political gold: a settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and BP Plc over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that could send billions of dollars to Florida, one of a handful of politically divided states that could decide the November 6 contest.

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#1 Oct 27, 2012
Absentee ballots sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan 'destroyed in crash'... AND THE PLOT THICKENS......ANOTHER WAY TO SCREW THE AMERICAN SOLDIER..........AND AMERICA. Talk about disenfranchisment.

Desperation? White House Considering New Tax Cut... hahahaaha Obama now trying to be a republican..........too little too late.

KRISTOL: Petraeus Throws President Under Bus...I hope he gets in and drives it.

OBAMA DODGES DURING LOCAL TV INTERVIEW... What's new, uh uh uh uh, er er er er uh and goes in an opposite direction to the question.......

Senators demand White House declassify Libya video...

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#2 Oct 27, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
Absentee ballots sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan 'destroyed in crash'... AND THE PLOT THICKENS......ANOTHER WAY TO SCREW THE AMERICAN SOLDIER..........AND AMERICA. Talk about disenfranchisment.
Desperation? White House Considering New Tax Cut... hahahaaha Obama now trying to be a republican..........too little too late.
KRISTOL: Petraeus Throws President Under Bus...I hope he gets in and drives it.
OBAMA DODGES DURING LOCAL TV INTERVIEW... What's new, uh uh uh uh, er er er er uh and goes in an opposite direction to the question.......
Senators demand White House declassify Libya video...
Your first post on the thread and you are already off topic. DUMBOSPAMBOT ignorant birther nut moron.
Kat

Ravenna, OH

#3 Oct 27, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Your first post on the thread and you are already off topic. DUMBOSPAMBOT ignorant birther nut moron.
How is he off topic? He posted about things that could change how people vote and who gets elected?

Personally I don't think they should let BP settle, short of a huge lump sum followed by a yearly contribution to a trust account set up to pay for the damages. The damage caused is going to never stop.
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#4 Oct 27, 2012
They're hoping that mittwit gets elected. Mittwit and his fellow wall street sociopaths will give BP a free pass and let them slide. It's the rethug way.
OBAMA 2012

Baldwin Park, CA

#5 Oct 27, 2012
The first post (and it figures by who is posting) IS off topic. Shows how desperate the rethugs are by posting their incoherent drivel all over the boards.
Gravediggers

United States

#6 Oct 27, 2012
OBAMA = FAILURE to unite Americans

NO in NOvember!
NO to OWEbama $16 Trillion

FAILURE to send in military assistance in Libya when ASKED by those who DIED defending the embassy and Americans there!

NO! NO! NO!

Our country should NOT have a president who ABANDONS those who are fighting for the USA!

NO! NO! NO!
Wisdom over Dem Stupidity

Kissimmee, FL

#7 Oct 27, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
The first post (and it figures by who is posting) IS off topic. Shows how desperate the rethugs are by posting their incoherent drivel all over the boards.
We see you couldn't even post about the topic either! Pretty Desperate!

Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

By ERIKA LOVLEY | 5/5/10

Obama is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years.| Reuters

While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees —$2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/367...

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#8 Oct 27, 2012
Kat wrote:
<quoted text>
How is he off topic? He posted about things that could change how people vote and who gets elected?
Personally I don't think they should let BP settle, short of a huge lump sum followed by a yearly contribution to a trust account set up to pay for the damages. The damage caused is going to never stop.
How is he off topic? Are you serious?
Obviously Le Dumbospamabot didn't read the article before posting. No where did he even mention BP. He went off on his usual birther nut frightwing ignorant diatribe. You now support him? You're as ignorant and stupid as he is.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#9 Oct 27, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
OBAMA = FAILURE to unite Americans
NO in NOvember!
NO to OWEbama $16 Trillion
FAILURE to send in military assistance in Libya when ASKED by those who DIED defending the embassy and Americans there!
NO! NO! NO!
Our country should NOT have a president who ABANDONS those who are fighting for the USA!
NO! NO! NO!
Another frightwing spambot.
Aria

Austin, TX

#10 Oct 27, 2012
Obama is pushing to settle with BP next week. He wants to give all the money to Florida to buy their votes. Florida was barely affected by the BP spill.
Wisdom over Dem Stupidity

Kissimmee, FL

#11 Oct 27, 2012
I wish these leftwing-spambots could post about the topic for once.

Did Obama mishandle the oil spill?

The president responds to the blame game faulting him for not acting fast enough nor putting aside fundraisers

posted on May 5, 2010

http://theweek.com/article/index/202610/did-o...
Gravediggers

United States

#13 Oct 27, 2012
Can't send help to Benghazi

Millions UNemployed in America

Millions on Food Stamps

BUT, Obama can give the blind imam a NEW PROSTHETIC WHILE IN JAIL!

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/indicted-imam-receiv...
Wisdom over Dem Stupidity

Kissimmee, FL

#14 Oct 27, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Your first post on the thread and you are already off topic. DUMBOSPAMBOT ignorant birther nut moron.
LOL! You're the 2nd post on the atrhead and your spamming a complaint about the 1st thread! WHAT AN IDIOT!

Stay on topic for once!

Obama Fails the Gulf

To protect against the possibility that its equipment wouldn’t capture all the oil gushing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch also offered to prepare for the U.S. a contingency plan to protect Louisiana’s marshlands with sand barriers. One Dutch research institute specializing in deltas, coastal areas and rivers, in fact, developed a strategy to begin building 60-mile-long sand dikes within three weeks....

Why does neither the U.S. government nor U.S. energy companies have on hand the cleanup technology available in Europe? Ironically, the superior European technology runs afoul of U.S. environmental rules. The voracious Dutch vessels, for example, continuously suck up vast quantities of oily water, extract most of the oil and then spit overboard vast quantities of nearly oil-free water. Nearly oil-free isn’t good enough for the U.S. regulators, who have a standard of 15 parts per million — if water isn’t at least 99.9985% pure, it may not be returned to the Gulf of Mexico....

The Americans, overwhelmed by the catastrophic consequences of the BP spill, finally relented and took the Dutch up on their offer — but only partly. Because the U.S. didn’t want Dutch ships working the Gulf, the U.S. airlifted the Dutch equipment to the Gulf and then retrofitted it to U.S. vessels. And rather than have experienced Dutch crews immediately operate the oil-skimming equipment, to appease labour unions the U.S. postponed the clean-up operation to allow U.S. crews to be trained.

A catastrophe that could have been averted is now playing out.

This is criminal negligence.
And clearly the fault lies with the Obama Administration.
It’s a good thing the state-run media ignores these facts.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2010/06/crimi...
OBAMA 2012

Baldwin Park, CA

#15 Oct 27, 2012
Wisdom over Dem Stupidity wrote:
<quoted text>
We see you couldn't even post about the topic either! Pretty Desperate!
Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
By ERIKA LOVLEY | 5/5/10
Obama is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years.| Reuters
While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees —$2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/367...
Desperation is rethugs cutting and pasting articles off the internet. That is not making a point, it is actually breaking copyright laws.

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#16 Oct 28, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
Absentee ballots sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan 'destroyed in crash'... AND THE PLOT THICKENS...
Obviously, Obama had his hand in this plane crash.

And arranged for the hurricane coming up the eastern seaboard.

Why not.. the Japanese earthquake was his fault too...

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#17 Oct 28, 2012
Wisdom over Dem Stupidity wrote:
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LOL! You're the 2nd post on the atrhead and your spamming a complaint about the 1st thread! WHAT AN IDIOT!
Stay on topic for once!/
Funny how you don't complain about the #1 spammer- El Dumbo- on Topix... who isn't and hasn't been remotely on topic.

Funny how that is...

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#18 Oct 28, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
Millions UNemployed in America
Millions on Food Stamps
Romney's plan: increase the debt $8 trillion dollars and cut his tax rates from half what working Americans pay now to less than 1 percent.

ALL HAIL: Romney's plan to cut his tax rate to less than 1 percent!

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#20 Oct 28, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Your first post on the thread and you are already off topic. DUMBOSPAMBOT ignorant birther nut moron.
Obama avoids question on requests for help in Libya...

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#21 Oct 28, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney's plan: increase the debt $8 trillion dollars and cut his tax rates from half what working Americans pay now to less than 1 percent.
ALL HAIL: Romney's plan to cut his tax rate to less than 1 percent!
Lie

Since: Nov 08

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#22 Oct 28, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how you don't complain about the #1 spammer- El Dumbo- on Topix... who isn't and hasn't been remotely on topic.
Funny how that is...
Your off topic orca.......is that your normal liberal do as we say no as we do..........you loons are childish and a joke to america.......the only thing you'll ever occupy is an out house.

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