Republican lawmaker urges DOJ not to rush BP clean water decision

Feb 12, 2013 Full story: Reuters 37

A Republican lawmaker has urged U.S. authorities not rush to settle with BP Plc under the U.S. Clean Water Act in a court case starting this month related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Gary

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#1 Feb 12, 2013
Wait a little longer and have more and bigger
bribes flow in.

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#2 Feb 12, 2013
Of course the way the headline is worded, you might know it was one of Obama's propaganda bots.

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#3 Feb 12, 2013
Gary wrote:
Wait a little longer and have more and bigger
bribes flow in.
True, BP already gave Obama a million.........that we know of and another 42 million from Wall Street. When it comes to bribes the chicago boys have it locked.
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#5 Feb 13, 2013
Obama Meets the Press—for Lunch
5:41 PM, Feb 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER


. But we likely won't find out what was discussed: The entire luncheon was off the record.

"The anchors of all three broadcast evening newscasts -- NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Diane Sawyer and CBS’s Scott Pelley -- will be in attendance," Huffington Post reported today.

OK GUYS, LETS GET THE PROPAGANDA DOWN PAT FOR MY SPEECH TONIGHT. It won’t contain anything meaningful, but you all will have to make me look smart and presidential.

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#6 Feb 13, 2013
Well good for you, Davy, I actually agree with this. Nice to see a Republican looking out for his own state and for the environment, for a change!
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#7 Feb 13, 2013
Repubs need to shut up and get used to the fact that failing to consider even the most obvious negative consequences of actiosn motivated by the Agenda of the so called "progressive" freak fringe defines the Obama/Pelosi version of the Dmeocratic Party.

American's didn't MAN UP and defend our families last November and MUST accept far left wing lunacy as all the Govt our families deserve.

We made pitiful poltical choices last November and MUST accept pathetic results.

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#8 Feb 13, 2013
au contraire wrote:
Of course the way the headline is worded, you might know it was one of Obama's propaganda bots.
Reuters is one of "Obama's propaganda bots?" The story is about Vitter and BP, you imbecile, your Obama Derangement Syndrome is spinning out of control.
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>True, BP already gave Obama a million.........that we know of and another 42 million from Wall Street. When it comes to bribes the chicago boys have it locked.
If all contributions are bribes, your party gets as much or more from BP themselves, hypocrite. Imagine a Repubbie complaining about "bribes from Wall St.!" LOL!
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#10 Feb 13, 2013
Deal With It wrote:
<quoted text>You really should look up details before you open your big mouth.
Obama Tops GOP Candidates in Wall Street Donations
New figures show President Obama continues to pull in huge donations from the financial sector, with more money from Wall Street this year than all other Republican presidential candidates combined. According to the Washington Post, Obama has raised a total of $15.6 million from banks and other financial firms, with nearly $12 million of that going to the Democratic National Committee. Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney has raised less than half that much from Wall Street, around $7.5 million. A top banking executive and Obama fundraiser told the Washington Post that reports of Wall Street antagonism toward Obama "are exaggerated and overblown ...[but] it probably helps from a political perspective if he’s not seen as a Wall Street guy."
I was speaking generally, asshat. The incumbent always attracts more donations because he's, well, the incumbent. And I've never denied that political contributions amount to bribery, especially at the corporate level.

But you go ahead and give yourself a little pat on the back for your brilliant post...:)

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#11 Feb 13, 2013
Deal With It wrote:
<quoted text>You really should look up details before you open your big mouth.
Obama Tops GOP Candidates in Wall Street Donations
New figures show President Obama continues to pull in huge donations from the financial sector, with more money from Wall Street this year than all other Republican presidential candidates combined. According to the Washington Post, Obama has raised a total of $15.6 million from banks and other financial firms, with nearly $12 million of that going to the Democratic National Committee. Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney has raised less than half that much from Wall Street, around $7.5 million. A top banking executive and Obama fundraiser told the Washington Post that reports of Wall Street antagonism toward Obama "are exaggerated and overblown ...[but] it probably helps from a political perspective if he’s not seen as a Wall Street guy."
Oh, and given that I said this:

"If all contributions are bribes, your party gets as much or more from BP themselves"

..how'd you come up with when it came to proving that the Dem Party as a whole got more contributions from BP than did the Republicans as a whole? Thanks.
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#12 Feb 13, 2013
Deal With It wrote:
<quoted text>You really should look up details before you open your big mouth.
Obama Tops GOP Candidates in Wall Street Donations
New figures show President Obama continues to pull in huge donations from the financial sector, with more money from Wall Street this year than all other Republican presidential candidates combined. According to the Washington Post, Obama has raised a total of $15.6 million from banks and other financial firms, with nearly $12 million of that going to the Democratic National Committee. Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney has raised less than half that much from Wall Street, around $7.5 million. A top banking executive and Obama fundraiser told the Washington Post that reports of Wall Street antagonism toward Obama "are exaggerated and overblown ...[but] it probably helps from a political perspective if he’s not seen as a Wall Street guy."
As long as Obama has Bernancke shovel trillions of our childrens future earnings at the Stock Market all Wall Street will praise Obama. Watch CNBC. They are the anti prosperity, anti business...Business Channel. You will learn all you need to know about the criminal acts of collusion between the Feds and Team Obama.
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Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#14 Feb 13, 2013
It sounds like Vitter has some legitimate points. Hopefully he can get legislators on both sides of the aisle to work with him. A quick settlement with BP could enable the company to walk away from its responsibilities.
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#15 Feb 13, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
It sounds like Vitter has some legitimate points. Hopefully he can get legislators on both sides of the aisle to work with him. A quick settlement with BP could enable the company to walk away from its responsibilities.
As long as we have nothing more than Obamites in power Business and Private Enterprise will always lose no matter how much they pay. Destroying Capitolism which created the American middle class in service to marxist socialist agenda madness defines the "Progressive" Freak Fringe.

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#16 Feb 13, 2013
Deal With It wrote:
<quoted text>You are such a damn liar. You knew dam well what you were saying, but like a turd Liberal you would know the truth if it was humping you from behind. I will do you one better because you are to dame lazy big mouth.
...EDITED...
I'm just laughing at your stinking hypocrisy, rightie turd, because you all rake in the dough and love it but get ENRAGED when a Democrat does the same - and beats you in November.

LOL!

I'm well aware that Obama and Dems take a lot of corporate bucks, asshat. This isn't news to me, nor do I defend Obama for doing so. Like most righties, you're so damned confused you don't even know what's being said or what your opponent's position really is.

Now have a nice day, li'l fella...:)

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#17 Feb 13, 2013
au contraire wrote:
Obama Meets the Press—
Calls to several Presidential libraries reveal that President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, was on vacation more — 1,020 days — than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history.

Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in office 12 years from 1933 to 1945, was on vacation less days than President Bush at 958 days. Calls to several Presidential Libraries reveal that no President can come close to Bush’s 1,020 days on vacation in an 8 year period. Even Lyndon Johnson, who spent 484 days at his ranch in Texas and at Camp David during his presidency, came in under Bush’s vacation time. Some claim the cost of Bush’s frequent trips to Crawford, Texas cost taxpayers upwards of $20 million, but the numbers are hard to confirm.

A recession started in 2001 as Bush took office after 22 million jobs were created during the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 2000. Bush began wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and presided over the loss of 4 million jobs. The debt when Bush left office was $10.6 trillion. In 2005, the Washington Post noted President Bush’s frequent vacations in a piece titled Vacationing Bush Poised to Set a Record as Bush took the longest single vacation — 5 weeks — of any President in 36 years.

President Bush spent 32% of his presidency on vacation.

Bush passed Reagan in total vacation days in 2005 with three and a half years left in his presidency. Reagan spent all or part of 335 days in Santa Barbara over his 8 year presidency. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David during his presidency and 490 days at his Crawford, Texas ranch, a total of 977 days.

When you add the days President Bush spent at Kennebunkport, Maine, he spent a total of 1,020 days away from the White House — close to 3 years. At 1,020 days, Bush was close to being on vacation more days than President John F. Kennedy’s total days in office (1,036). Representatives at the Nixon and Johnson Libraries indicate those two Presidents were on vacation less than 1,000 days during their terms.

President Obama has been on vacation 78 days from 2009 to 2011. At the three year mark into their first terms, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. Of course, staff was around all three Presidents on vacations and all White House aides argue that the commander-in-chief is never “out of touch” with work.

Calls to the Eisenhower and Truman Libraries reveal that those Presidents were not on vacation for more than 1,020 days. Eisenhower was on vacation for 456 days during his 8 years in office. When asked on whether President Herbert Hoover’s vacation days could be over 500 for 4 years a historian at the Hoover Library said,“No chance. Everyone agrees he was a grinder — he was the kind of guy for whom a vacation was rare — his vacation days were less than 50.” Hoover was in office from 1929 to 1933. Frequently Hoover either drove himself on brief trips or was driven by a military attachment or took the train.

President Obama was on vacation for 26 days during his first year in office (2009). Ronald Reagan spent 42 days on vacation during his first year in office (1981). President George H.W. Bush was on vacation less than his son, 40 days, in 1989, his first year in office. President Obama was on vacation less in his first year in office than the previous three Republican Presidents.

No President since Reagan was on vacation less than Bill Clinton. Presidents Clinton and Carter vacationed the least of any of the last seven chief executives.

All Presidents point out that work is being done on vacation. FDR’s Presidential Library included the following note with their information on President Roosevelt’s vacations:“It should be noted that no sitting modern president, including President Roosevelt, can ever take “a vacation.”

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#18 Feb 14, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
I was speaking generally, asshat. The incumbent always attracts more donations because he's, well, the incumbent. And I've never denied that political contributions amount to bribery, especially at the corporate level.
But you go ahead and give yourself a little pat on the back for your brilliant post...:)
Well generally you are a moron and couldn't make sense if your life depended on it.

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#19 Feb 14, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Calls to several Presidential libraries reveal that President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, was on vacation more — 1,020 days — than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history.
Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in office 12 years from 1933 to 1945, was on vacation less days than President Bush at 958 days. Calls to several Presidential Libraries reveal that no President can come close to Bush’s 1,020 days on vacation in an 8 year period. Even Lyndon Johnson, who spent 484 days at his ranch in Texas and at Camp David during his presidency, came in under Bush’s vacation time. Some claim the cost of Bush’s frequent trips to Crawford, Texas cost taxpayers upwards of $20 million, but the numbers are hard to confirm.
A recession started in 2001 as Bush took office after 22 million jobs were created during the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 2000. Bush began wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and presided over the loss of 4 million jobs. The debt when Bush left office was $10.6 trillion. In 2005, the Washington Post noted President Bush’s frequent vacations in a piece titled Vacationing Bush Poised to Set a Record as Bush took the longest single vacation — 5 weeks — of any President in 36 years.
President Bush spent 32% of his presidency on vacation.
Bush passed Reagan in total vacation days in 2005 with three and a half years left in his presidency. Reagan spent all or part of 335 days in Santa Barbara over his 8 year presidency. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David during his presidency and 490 days at his Crawford, Texas ranch, a total of 977 days.
When you add the days President Bush spent at Kennebunkport, Maine, he spent a total of 1,020 days away from the White House — close to 3 years. At 1,020 days, Bush was close to being on vacation more days than President John F. Kennedy’s total days in office (1,036). Representatives at the Nixon and Johnson Libraries indicate those two Presidents were on vacation less than 1,000 days during their terms.
President Obama has been on vacation 78 days from 2009 to 2011. At the three year mark into their first terms, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. Of course, staff was around all three Presidents on vacations and all White House aides argue that the commander-in-chief is never “out of touch” with work.
Calls to the Eisenhower and Truman Libraries reveal that those Presidents were not on vacation for more than 1,020 days. Eisenhower was on vacation for 456 days during his 8 years in office. When asked on whether President Herbert Hoover’s vacation days could be over 500 for 4 years a historian at the Hoover Library said,“No chance. Everyone agrees he was a grinder — he was the kind of guy for whom a vacation was rare — his vacation days were less than 50.” Hoover was in office from 1929 to 1933. Frequently Hoover either drove himself on brief trips or was driven by a military attachment or took the train.
President Obama was on vacation for 26 days during his first year in office (2009). Ronald Reagan spent 42 days on vacation during his first year in office (1981). President George H.W. Bush was on vacation less than his son, 40 days, in 1989, his first year in office. President Obama was on vacation less in his first year in office than the previous three Republican Presidents.
No President since Reagan was on vacation less than Bill Clinton. Presidents Clinton and Carter vacationed the least of any of the last seven chief executives.
All Presidents point out that work is being done on vacation. FDR’s Presidential Library included the following note with their information on President Roosevelt’s vacations:“It should be noted that no sitting modern president, including President Roosevelt, can ever take “a vacation.”
Cross posted propaganda and lies.......phagged

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#20 Feb 14, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Well generally you are a moron and couldn't make sense if your life depended on it.
Another brilliant rebuttal by the human spam-can. Dismissed, little boy.

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#21 Feb 14, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Cross posted propaganda and lies.......phagged
Your'e not only a closet-queen, but an hysterical hypocrite. A spammer blaming someone for spamming! Hilarious!!!:)

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#22 Feb 14, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Another brilliant rebuttal by the human spam-can. Dismissed, little boy.
Call guillotine.com . They will cut through the red tape Obama couldn't.
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#24 Feb 15, 2013
discordian wrote:
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Fartsack old boy, I believe ur ready to blow.
"Commie Obammy" isn't reactionary, racist, and retarded.

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