Obama Faces New Wave Of Criticism Over Oil Spill Response

There are 20 comments on the May 23, 2010, www.huffingtonpost.com story titled Obama Faces New Wave Of Criticism Over Oil Spill Response. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

A full month after a spill that continues to spew potentially 70,000 barrels of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico, some of Obama's most vocal supporters are now harshly criticizing him for sleeping on what appears to be a rapidly escalating environmental catastrophe.

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“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#1 May 23, 2010
He seems to be wanting BP to try to handle the problem by itself. Where is the government intervention? Why did Obama lessen regulations on oil rigs? That is a conservative aproach, and I don't approve.(but Rand Paul does!)
Canuck

Canora, Canada

#2 May 23, 2010
Many countries, notably Russia and UAE, offered to help but their help was refused by the USA as the oil keeps gushing unabated into the Gulf of Mexico.
Nationalization of America's oil by the USA would be beneficial for the people of the US financially and in terms of safety during the drilling process.
TedsLiver

San Francisco, CA

#3 May 23, 2010
Why do people expect Obama to do anything here?
He has no knowledge, experience, or leadership ability. The American people elected a marginal community activist who has not done anything of substance.
guess i lost again

Springfield, IL

#4 May 23, 2010
Russian oil experts are some of the most notable world wide.

Since: Apr 07

Miami

#5 May 23, 2010
TedsLiver wrote:
Why do people expect Obama to do anything here?
What exactly is he supposed to do, wag his "Shame on you, BP!" finger from left to right instead of from right to left?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#6 May 23, 2010
Canuck wrote:
Many countries, notably Russia and UAE, offered to help but their help was refused by the USA as the oil keeps gushing unabated into the Gulf of Mexico.
Nationalization of America's oil by the USA would be beneficial for the people of the US financially and in terms of safety during the drilling process.
Don't hold your breath.
Canuck

Canora, Canada

#8 May 23, 2010
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Don't hold your breath.
Unfortunately, you are right, and the environment, wildlife and the citizens directly affected by this oil disaster will continue to suffer.....

“Better listen the first time”

Since: Aug 09

jest an ol' hillbilly

#10 May 23, 2010
Preston2 wrote:
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What exactly is he supposed to do, wag his "Shame on you, BP!" finger from left to right instead of from right to left?
That is exactly what he IS doing..He could be mustering the full weight and resources of the United States government. Instead of wagging his fingers and giving speeches. This is a national crisis not a State crisis or a private business crisis.

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#9 May 23, 2010
Preston2 wrote:
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What exactly is he supposed to do, wag his "Shame on you, BP!" finger from left to right instead of from right to left?
Yesterday, Robert Gibbs was asked why they don't order BP to do more. His response was "they're a private company."
Straight from the GOP playbook.

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#11 May 23, 2010
Preston2 wrote:
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What exactly is he supposed to do, wag his "Shame on you, BP!" finger from left to right instead of from right to left?
he should accept the help that's been offered by other countries. He should start thinking outside the box...getting input from NASA, and all those brilliant geeks at companies like Google, etc. That might sound weird, but it doesn't seem like the so-called "experts" that are trying to tackle the problem have any fresh ideas.
morons united

Seattle, WA

#12 May 23, 2010
America has become a pathetic sad place because of the irresponsibility of the greedy top. The oil spill should have been prevented from spreading at all cost from day 1. Real SAD indeed.

Since: Nov 08

Gulfport, MS

#13 May 23, 2010
The Obama regime is too focused on taking advantage of the crisis instead of solving it. It's what they do best. Whenever Obama raises his right hand, you can be sure his left hand is doing something to further his Progressive agenda.

“Better listen the first time”

Since: Aug 09

jest an ol' hillbilly

#15 May 23, 2010
nobleagl wrote:
The Obama regime is too focused on taking advantage of the crisis instead of solving it. It's what they do best. Whenever Obama raises his right hand, you can be sure his left hand is doing something to further his Progressive agenda.
What scares me is....You are probably right and everybody knows even while some deny it...

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#16 May 23, 2010
nobleagl wrote:
The Obama regime is too focused on taking advantage of the crisis instead of solving it. It's what they do best. Whenever Obama raises his right hand, you can be sure his left hand is doing something to further his Progressive agenda.
So, you think the Federal government should intervene more?
siphon it

Columbus, OH

#17 May 23, 2010
Oil and Water don't mix so siphon the stuff shoot it in to containments and let BP take it to their processing plants.
sue

Waterbury, CT

#18 May 23, 2010
Obama sent swat teams to all the other rigs in the gulf when this happened, wouldnt engineers been a better choice? something fishy here.
Greed

Columbus, OH

#19 May 23, 2010
morons united wrote:
America has become a pathetic sad place because of the irresponsibility of the greedy top. The oil spill should have been prevented from spreading at all cost from day 1. Real SAD indeed.
It's not just being careless this was a definite plot of the greedy top and their Republican cohorts.The Current administration needs to demand that the oil spill be removed, not like the Exxon Valdez debacle that took years and still hasn't helped the people hurt by the spill.Make BP scoop it out and take it with them. There are Americans who can be paid to do the job and BP pays them to do it.
frank miller

United States

#21 May 23, 2010
Yeah right idiot Republican boosters, aside from savings you're sorry arses from the worst 8 years
in modern history, 2001-2008, President Obama, and his Cabinet are supposed to walk on water, gear up in a diving suit, 5000 feet below the Gulf, and like Superman plug up the well-head! What the hell is wrong with you cretins, oh I'm sorry I mean critics? What evidentiary support do you TROLLS
that the Executive Branch can usurp the private
British Petroleum [BP} consortium, and off-shore
oil platform owners, who have all the Chemical Engineer staffs efforts to first give priority to?
I can see none of you idiots have ever worked for a multi-national Corporation, in any executive decision making process! Do you know how demoralizing it would be for BP's professional
technical staffs' authority to be usurped by
the President of the United States?

Yeah everybody puts their 10 cents worth, and it still does not add up to a dollar! Now in the case of the Katrina New Orleans floods, I had an interesting conversation the other month with 2
apparently well-off wives, who were visiting ! They blamed the Army Corps of Engineers for not fixing the levies! Their expensive homes were
destroyed! But something interesting came up, when I mentioned the number of poorer African Americans
who were flooded out of their homes! They said very illuminating in a way, that these folks were really renting, and the white owners of the rentals were the ones who really suffered financially!! Of course I feel for all the human casualties in New Orleans!
F.M.
frank miller

United States

#22 May 23, 2010
Addition to my #20 post: "...What evidentiary support do you TROLLS have that the Executive
branch can usurp the private British Petroleum [BP]
consortium..."
F.M.
People are Nutz

San Diego, CA

#23 May 24, 2010
Obama and his dummies should accept as much help to harness this pollution ASAP! The other dummies at BP obviously don't know what the hell they're doing either!!!

The world is really gone nutzo!!! And who suffers the most, the ones that didn't have anything to do with it! Our wildlife is in desperate need of help! And the toxins BP is using to "disperse" the oily crap, is Just at Bad!

And where are all the high profiled hollywood types??? And the do-gooders always wanting to be heroes? Like those dummies that got arrested in the Haiti situation?

The Governor of LA, Jindal is doing an excellent job! I applaud him in his efforts to get the truth and honest situation out there for all of us to know and understand!

And just wait till the other gulf countries start getting Very, Very uneasy with this disaster! I'm hoping the Best for the wildlife!!!!

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