Exclusive: Obama First Draft Of Speech Leaked

Below is what clearly reads like a leaked, or stolen, first draft of Obama’s publicity stunt speech. There will likely be very many major revisions to the speech but these are Obama’s initial thoughts of what he would like to say.

We’ll be discussing the final Obama speech tonight in the comments.

Here’s the leaked first draft:

“Good evening my fellow citizens of the world, you Americans too:

By now, after a year and a half in office, after countless parties and glamorous evenings, after many expensive trips and over 38 golf outings, it must be clear to all of you that I am a boob. But hear me out.

I know things are really falling apart in just about every area of life due to my boobery. You should understand that I have assigned everyone but myself to do something about the problems. That has not worked out too well. To be fair to myself however, I never expected to have to work once I was elected. I knew I would be elected because I knew that Big Blog Boys and Big Media a**holes I met in all the fancy schmantsy schools I frequented would fall for all the race-baiting tricks and back slapping tactics I learned and practiced since my days at the exclusive Punahou School.

I never had to work before. All I had to do was manipulate the desires of others to advance myself. To the white liberals I would make them feel like civil rights heroes if they would help me walk all over them. To blacks… well I had some trouble with blacks at the beginning. That Bobby Rush had my number and he beat me bad when I ran against him. But I learned. I used Jeremiah Wright to learn. True that I listened to Wright’s tapes in school, but it was only after watching him close up for years that I began to understand how to use and manipulate black people. Michelle of course helped. Her daddy’s clubhouse training with the Daleys paid lots of dividends for me as I crawled my way up. Michelle, like the Daleys, was once my boss – no longer.

The Daleys and the Kennedy’s really helped me. Fat ol’ Ted used me to get at the Clintons but now he’s dead and I’m the guy in charge. Even “iconic” Caroline is used trash now. Mayor Daley really helped me and I kept my mouth shut about everything that was going on in Chicago. I even helped Daley get his goons elected – even when they ran against black reformers. So I scratched Daley’s back and Daley scratched mine.

Daley also got me Rahm. As that busybody reporter John Kass knows, Rahm was always Daley’s guy – he was never a Clinton guy. Rahm pretended to not know what to do in the 2008 elections because I was from Chicago and he owed Bill Clinton for getting him a job. But Rahm was always on my side. Rahm helped me secretly. Rahm got his brother Ari to help me get millions from Hollywood. We thought the cat was out of the bag when Ari publicly signed on but nobody suspected the treachery Rahm and Patti were up to.

Rahm and ol’ Chuck Schumer wanted me to go after the Bi#ch with a 2×4. I was going to do that anyway, but I played them and pretended I was doing it for them. Suckers. I wanted to do it. I wanted to hit her with every dirty trick I ever learned. But I pretended to do it reluctantly and had them do most of the dirty work behind the scenes and in secret.

Rahm really hated Hillary. She’s the one that used to call him names because of that ballet thing of his and him thinking he was so tough. Hillary smacked him down. Hell, she even had him demoted and the guy lost his office and had to work from a cubicle in the White House basement. Damn, that boy really hates Hillary. Hillary kept the leash on that boy and kept him in line.

I made a mistake with Rahm. I fell for his tough boy act and I fell for the idea that he was the one that knew how Washington worked so I wouldn’t have to do any work. That was a bi-iii-ggg mistake. Rahm talks tough but it’s a bull in a China shop. All you wind up with is damage and a big bill to pay. That Bi#ch Hillary and her sicko friends didn’t warn me about Rahm.

I should have kept a leash on that Bi#ch Rahm but supervising him would have been a lot of work. But it’s too late now. The only way to get rid of Rahm would be to find someone to do the work, and I sure as hell ain’t gonna do it. Right now my golf game is getting a workout. My golf game is about as good as Tiger’s – but of course that’s because Tiger’s game isn’t all that right now. Anyway I want to beat Tiger at golf so I need the practice. I ain’t gonna work.

But back to that Bi#ch. Not Rahm, the blond Bi#ch – Hillary.

I was told by Rahm and those a##holes that I could put Hillary in a box by giving her a pity job. Kerry got pissed but screw him. I thought I had put Hillary in a box six feet under and a sprig of arugula on the grave. But instead this morning those hos at the Big Pink, yeah they’re still around, are high fivin’ themselves because that Bi#ch is on top. At midnight they start slappin’ at me because that fat f*ck Dana Milbank wrote that Hillary is more popular than me and she is getting cheers while I am getting boos.

So I’m plenty pissed in the morning and Michelle is all in my face on the phone telling me “I warned you about that Bi#ch.” So after I calm her down by telling her to help me make up some more Malia stories (I asked Michelle for the help just to “plug that hole” – ya got me? Ha!) things are all cool and I get my massage and practice some swings while all these white people are outside waiting for me to pretend I care. Anyway, things are okie dokie and then the phone rings again. I can hear the sleeves being torn off the Butler and the Maids, Michelle is so mad.

Michelle is mad. Malia walked in (I swear that girl don’t like me; that dog Bo ain’t been around much either – dog hates me too) and gave Michelle the latest news and that set off Michelle. It turns out that Milbank is not the only one that’s pimping for Hillary today. NPR is up my a## too. Seems Greenberg, and don’t forget he’s a partner with that loudmouth sc#mbag Jim Carville who’s been trashing me up and down this shi##y Gulf coast, did a poll which trashes me and says my bros are gonna get a## kicked this November. Man, I don’t need to hear that. Michelle is screaming saying Hillary is behind all this. I feel like saying “plug that hole” to her face but I know better.

Anyway, it seems that Greenberg (or should I say Hillary & Co.) has a poll that says in the 60 D districts (70 overall) that are battlegrounds I am down to 40% popularity. Well, screw them. If I’m down to 40% then they are going to lose so they better get used to it. I’m not gonna do a thing about it. Michelle is screaming at me to look at the “internals” as if she knows what that is. She says the poll asks these questions and gets these answers:

Only 37% in the Dem districts believe:

“President Obama’s economic policies helped avert an even worse crisis, and are laying the foundation for our eventual economic recovery.”

While 57% say:

“President Obama’s economic policies have run up a record federal deficit while failing to end the recession or slow the record pace of job losses.”

Got that right. I don’t care so screw you. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore and I hung up the phone on Michelle’s ear. “I’ll pay for that later”, I say to myself. A few minutes later I get another call – Michelle. Now she is really screaming. I thought she was screaming at me, but no, there’s another article she was just given to read. This time it’s Bill.

God, I hate Bill Clinton. I thought once I buried his wife I’d be rid of him too. Now though, Bill is bigger than ever and Michelle is madder than ever. Michelle reads an article to me, or rather screams an article to me, from Roll Call. I’m thinking “Did Hillary spend all week lining this up? What is she up to?” The article goes on and on about how everyone wants Bill Clinton to campaign for them but I’m poison. They actually have the nerve to write that I’m the one “dispatching” Bill Clinton. Hell, Bill Clinton is doing all this for himself, not me. He’s screwing me and pretending like I’m asking for it.

That f#ck got two sure losers elected and all I get is to campaign for a bunch of losers who then fu#king lose. He’s getting good press and I’m getting screwed. To make matters worse that f#ck pretends he’s doing it under my orders – like I don’t know what he is up to. He’s pretending to be a good soldier by campaigning for people in the primaries and helping them win. Then he campaigns for someone like Harry Reid, who Bill knows is going to lose, but this makes Harry and everyone else think Bill Clinton is in charge. Harry will lose but Bill will win – all the while Bill gets to f#ck Harry Reid over for Harry helping me secretly and screwing Hillary.

I sometimes think I’m going crazy but I’ve got a surprise for everybody. I’ll tell you about it at the end.

That Roll Call story blew my gasket and I know why Michelle is screaming. Bill and Hillary are playing 11 dimension chess and I’m sitting here, well actually I was practicing my putting skills, getting laughed at and told “stay away”. Can anyone blame me for not getting so pis#ed? Bill and Hillary are playing chess and I’m stuck with a bunch of idiots. My idiot defenders try to play the race card – in the South – are you kidding me. And then my idiot defenders call me TOXIC. My idiots, instead of ignoring the article, draw attention to the article and give that damn Bill Clinton a chance to talk about the great economy he presided over and the peace and all that other stuff I thought I could make everyone forget. What the hell is this? I’m stuck with idiots who think they are defending me by calling me toxic and the Clintons are growing more popular every day and growing more powerful everyday and getting more “chits” every day. And I have idiots.

Bill Clinton achieved peace and prosperity and all I have is debts and dummies. Hell, I wish I could have a World Trade Center attack with buildings falling down and flames and sh#t so I could wear boots and my flight jacket with the presidential seal and I could walk around with a bullhorn. But all I got is a stinking oil spill coming from a mile under water. I got screwed. I want my 9/11 attack so I can get to 90% approval even though I don’t know what I’m doing.

Hell, I know I screwed up the whole Gulf Oil thing. It’s all because of that Bi#ch Sarah Palin. She said “drill, baby, drill” and so I said “drill, baby, drill.” What the Bi#ch left out was the whole thing about how she regulated the oil companies and how they hated her because she kept them on a leash. If I would have known “drill, baby, drill” meant more work I would have said “screw it”. God, I hate women. First Hillary, then Palin. And let’s not forget my mom, the one who dumped me with that racist old woman and that old guy so she could chase after black guys or anyone who would screw her. I sometimes think that my mom’s attraction for black men or colored men (excuse me, “men of color”) was a sort of racism. Anyway the point is I really hate women. Hate ’em.

What hurts now, sorta, is that the guys who used to protect me are now screwing me too. With 66% of voters angry at the media that loves me, the media is beginning to consider its profits over my interests. The newspaper guys who either liked me or their editors liked me are now printing – well let’s face it – printing the bitter truth about the mess I have made of things in the Gulf and everywhere. They’re beating me up for how I tried to distract from the oil mess that could possibly kill the economy, if the other messes I made don’t kill the economy first. They’re beating me up for raising money too and my vacations and how Bobby Jindal (that fu#ker) is at 66% approval and I’m at 60% disapproval in Louisiana.

They’re beating me up for passing a health bill that Hillary could have had back in 1990 whenever but she didn’t want the piece of sh#t I signed. I signed what Hillary wouldn’t even accept and now it’s killing everyone who I suckered into voting for it. They’re beating me up now for stuff that happened in Chicago.

Soon they’ll start to bring up my own BP connections and all the BP fu#ks who helped me get where I am. Sarah Palin has already started and she’s the next “saint”. they’re saying I’m a hostage – just like Jimmy Carter.

[[[[[[INSERTS HERE. Note to Jon Favreau. Jon, after you get out of that circle je#k with Tommy and Rahm and you have some time, insert some policy gobbleygook here. Don’t forget the moratorium stuff and figure out how to sell that economic problem. Word the “czar” appointment so it sounds like this time the “Oil Czar” sounds friendly not like a Putin style goofball. If you can think of other useless commissions, or boards, or any type of distraction (not that wet T-shirt contest you wanted to set up), maybe a famous person? put that in too and we can review it later.

Also should we mention all the censorship news that’s leaking out. Al Gore, another one who stabbed Hillary secretly in the back to support me privately is getting on my case about censorship and “access”. Should we say something about this?

Obviously we are going to ignore all the bad Gallup news that tracks my sinking poll numbers.

I would really like to trash Peter Daou (check out his article in which he says “From day one, the principled critique of Obama has come from the left.”) I would love to trash that Cedric and all those gals and guys who are laughing at me, but best to leave Big Pink types alone. Needless to say I would really, really like to trash as many women as possible tonight, but I know I can’t because there are too many of them and they might begin to catch on as to how we feel about the whole damn bunch. Maybe we can trash the Republican Bi#ches and leave the ones who vote for us alone?

also – Should we express concern for General Petraeus or is that too hokey and will it get us in trouble with Move-On and their General Betrayus sh#t?

In that policy gobbleygook section don’t forget to mention all the publicity stunts we are engaged in, and make sure you include the Waxman inquisitions thus far. Make sure you do what the New York Times wants done – we owe them a big one for that planted old nonsense about minerals in Afghanistan. Remember, as the NYT’s says, we have to convey “gravity” – and include all that recovery bunk. Do as they suggest and link the Gulf recovery to the economic recovery – that’s the type of stuff these dummies like Tom Friedman like to read. It makes me look like I have a “narrative arc” and some idea of what the hell I am doing.

Whatever you do, ignore the other Times article which repeats the Rolling Stone stuff. Slam Big Oil all you want in this section, make up what you need to make up, these guys know we’re tight so none of the threats will actually come to pass.

Maybe we should also throw in that Hope stuff that worked so well for us. The Times calls it the “new reality” but we’ll give them the same ol’ sh#t. I would love to announce the firing of that idiot Salazar but Latinos might get pissed, so don’t go there. If we’re lucky the Republican response won’t mention Blagojevich or Sestak, or any of other mud we’re trying to tamp down.

After all the policy stuff that makes he look competent, I’ll make my big announcement.

BTW, have you seen my nine iron?]]]]]]

Fellow citizens of the world, and you Americans – As I leave you tonight to take your anger out on the establishment that stabbed Hillary Clinton in the back in order to make sure that I could be their stooge I have one final announcement to make.

I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president.”

For all intents and purposes I have accomplished what I set out to do. I acquired the top job in the nation, and more importantly, in the world. I will continue to attend the duties of the presidency that require dress up time for my wife, Michelle, and allow me to further enjoy myself at the public trough. It’s the Chicago Way.

For those that continue to worship me and want me to remain in touch with you – forget it. I am headed to greener pastures. By green I mean dollar green.

My friend Tom Daschle, who provided me with my campaign staff, provided me with many contacts to fund my needs, and who due to certain tax cheating problems was not able to grasp the top job I offered him – is still by my side.

I will be joining Tom Daschle, who now works for BP and for Big Insurance and for Big PhaRma in the great world of lobbying. I will write books and give speeches as well as license as many products as possible. My presidential library, or at least a branch of it, will be in Hawaii which will afford me plenty of tax-exempt opportunities to travel to that land of pleasure.

For the remaining two years I will attend events and provide speeches as often as possible. And as long as these duties don’t interfere with my golf.

Good night.

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264 thoughts on “Exclusive: Obama First Draft Of Speech Leaked

  1. Leaked, huh?

    That way he gets feedback on a draft while there is still time to change it before he makes the speech.

    And it draws criticism, so later he can say “That wasn’t in the real speech, nyah nyah.”

  2. From Democratic PPP, a poll of Louisiana voters:

    http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2010/06/fallout-from-spill.html

    Our new Louisiana poll has a lot of data points to show how unhappy voters in the state are with Barack Obama’s handling of the oil spill but one perhaps sums it up better than anything else- a majority of voters there think George W. Bush did a better job with Katrina than Obama’s done dealing with the spill.

    50% of voters in the state, even including 31% of Democrats, give Bush higher marks on that question compared to 35% who pick Obama.

    Overall only 32% of Louisianans approve of how Obama has handled the spill to 62% who disapprove. 34% of those polled say they approved of how Bush dealt with Katrina to 58% who disapproved.

  3. AP Poll: Majority disapprove of Obama on oil spill
    Liz Sidoti And Trevor Tompson

    Americans are just as down on President Barack Obama for his response to the Gulf oil spill as they were on President George W. Bush for his handling of the devastation unleashed by Hurricane Katrina, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll released Tuesday.
    (snip)
    Disapproval of Obama’s handling of the environmental crisis is similar to the percentage of Americans frustrated with Bush’s handling of Katrina. In November 2005, two months after the hurricane hit, 53 percent disapproved of Bush’s handling of Katrina in an AP-Ipsos poll.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2010/Jun/15/ap_poll__majority_disapprove_of_obama_on_oil_spill.html

  4. Admin. how did you ever manage to get a copy of BO’s “first draft”?

    I LOVE IT!!! If only…if only the last part of the speech could be true!

  5. admin
    June 15th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    TurnDownObama, it’s more tongue in cheek.

    =========================

    Ooops, that’ll teach me to comment without reading.

  6. Yes, I was taken by the headline also, and then I did a fast read. Headlines can be so deceiving. Congratulations, Admin, on using for the good the tactics the media practice on us everyday.

  7. A-W-E-S-O-M-E Admin.

    You get the BigPink Knoble Prize for this one!!!

    If only…………the truth would set him, (and us) free.

  8. I do wish the last part was true..It might make this whole oil spill worth it…

    The oil seems to be coming out faster…some scientists say things are being covered up by Obama and BP. Its a lot more dangerous than we really know.

  9. confloyd

    The oil seems to be coming out faster…some scientists say things are being covered up by Obama and BP. Its a lot more dangerous than we really know.

    Are they saying this on teevee, or just the internet?

  10. About 45+ days later they are getting help from abroad:

    Meanwhile Tuesday, federal authorities announced guidelines to speed up maritime waivers that would allow more foreign ships — in addition to the 15 already in the Gulf of Mexico — to assist in oil cleanup efforts.

    “Should any waivers be needed, we are prepared to process them as quickly as possible to allow vital spill response activities being undertaken by foreign-flagged vessels to continue without delay,” said Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s response manager.

    The Jones Act, which regulates maritime commerce in U.S. waters, requires that goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flagged ships that have been constructed in the United States and are American-owned. The law was intended to support the U.S. merchant marine industry but now limits foreign vessels from participating in the oil response.

    Allen also announced Tuesday the establishment of three positions for deputy incident commanders, who will help oversee operations from the coast. The three will join a response team that already involves roughly 27,000 people.

  11. It’s much worse now:

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h7vk6ckLa_oc4juaZOYzgg9WlGcAD9FTV8E80

    Live video of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows the underwater plume getting significantly darker. A top oil engineering expert says that suggests heavier, more-polluting oil is spewing out.

    The color of the oil gushing from the main pipe has changed in color from medium gray to black. Two scientists noticed the change, which oil company BP downplayed as a natural fluctuation that is not likely permanent.

    But engineering professor Bob Bea at the University of California at Berkeley says the color change may indicate the BP leak has hit a reservoir of more oil and less gas. Gas is less polluting because it evaporates. Bea has spent more than 55 years working and studying oil rigs.

    Oil has been spewing from the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded April 20.

  12. Breaking News:

    Government officials raise estimate of oil spewing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico to 35,000-60,000 barrels per day.

  13. OH brother, Tingles is bringing up the assassination of BO. He says all this talk by Alex Jones and such is going to get us another Oswald.

    Tingles has a huge imagination….and one that is being paid to say crap like that.

  14. He is going to push for Cap and TRade…they are using this spill to try and get this thru…I knew he sat on this for a reason and I think BP is in on it….after all Britain would love for us to pass this crap.

    The stock market was up today, why???

  15. Admin…you have outdone yourself again!

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    Confloyd…I have seen Matthews promos for his “documentary”…the man is a rabid propogandist…he sounds hysterical…way over the top and out of control…he really is a dangerous, dishonest person with no scuples at all

    …funny how Matthews and his crew never worried about the danger they were putting Bill or Hill in when they fanned and originated the racist and assassination stories

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    as for the gulf oil disaster becoming increasing worse…what a crying shame…the only thing everyone seems to agree on is that no one knows what they are doing…starting with O…total lack of leadership and coordination…

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    just watching clips of O and Crist walking across the Florida beach…what’s with O and his office attire? he is walking on a beach not going to a Board meeting…this man is sooooo out of touch…

  16. huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/15/michelle-obama-in-la-firs_n_613159.html

    oh, this is nice…real nice…

    Michelle Obama in LA: First Lady Hits the Town

    First Lady Michelle Obama is in Los Angeles and taking the town by storm, popping up at Hollywood restaurants Lucques and Osteria Mozza, and reportedly attending tonight’s Lakers game at the Staple’s Center.

    She came into town on Sunday evening after a day spent at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, thanking the troops for their service in Afghanistan. From there it was on to Hollywood with her daughters Sasha and Malia, where the family was spotted at LA culinary mecca Lucques. Obama Foodorama blog notes that while we don’t know exactly what the First Lady ordered, we have a pretty good idea what the table enjoyed because of Chef Suzanne Goin’s fixed menu Sunday suppers:

    Last night’s dinner was $45 per person, and the menu included an appetizer of apricots and prosciutto with burrata, roasted dates, cardamom and marcona almonds; a choice of either market fish with sweet corn and fresh garbanzos, with lamb’s quarters and chili-cumin butter or slow-roasted Colorado lamb over fava tartine with preserved lemon, black olives and purslane salad. Dessert sounds delicious: Bing cherry clafoutis with creme fraiche and hazelnut praline ice cream.
    The next day the First Lady was spotted with her huge security entourage (CHP motorcycle cops, a CHP patrol car, and four SUVs) at Chef Mario Batali and Chef Nancy Silverton’s Osteria Mozza by TMZ:

    One major hint someone big was inside — when Ryan walked out (about an hour before Michelle) and all the security stayed behind. Not many people in town bigger than Seacrest. Plus, Ryan pointed our camera toward the restaurant and said “there is a bigger story than me right now, trust me!”
    Michelle Obama’s plans for the rest of the day? Sports by Brooks reports that Michelle will be going to see Game 6 of the Lakers vs. Celtics at the Staple Center tonight. Brooks notes:

    Ironic when you consider Dad is a major baller and won’t join them. (He’s quite occupied at the time.)

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    so comforting to the people suffering in the Gulf…and so typical of the O’s

  17. S

    oh, this is nice…real nice…

    Michelle Obama in LA: First Lady Hits the Town
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    Good to know while America comes apart at the seams, MO is having a grand ol’ time whooping it up, sleeves and all.

  18. Shadowfax, So MO’s in California whooping it up with the lefties that are celebrating the deaths of the pelicans and the dolphins because Obama will now get Climate gate thru. Oh heck, whats a few fish and birds compared to overall good to humanity…RIGHT! He’ll leave it better so to heck with the animals that are dying now.

    I went to that link, looks like its all about replemishing the dead dolphins and birds, not saving them. I guess they think its no hope for them…I’m not sending any money to anyone until I know what happened….they need to try save the ones they have now.

  19. I am sure that CNN’s will have a link to watch the speech. I am going to watch it because I want to hear the Obamanation’s that will be bestowed on us Americans.

  20. Admin: Bobby Jingal is doing a wonderful job…his heart is there and he is fighting with everything he’s got to save everything he can…to bad the CIC can’t get it.

  21. LOL! Admin, but its true…just a new set of lies…I wonder who the new Oil Czar will be…Van Jones???LOL!

  22. Start guzzling the Hydramine and the Kaopectate – Obama’s publicity stunt in less than 5 minutes.

  23. Is the muppet been on yet, i can’t be assed to watch, i’d like to keep my new flatscreen intact. No doubt, blah blah blah, i feel your pain, i’m fantastic, i’m kicking ass and please vote Dem in Nov will all come up.

    Lets play Obama speech bingo. Get your cards ready.

  24. Over NQ they are saying the new head of the MMS is a lawyer in DC with NO oil and gas experience…why did I know that…he sent CHU to plug the hole and Chu couldn’t figure out why it was leaking around the bottom…hey, but he is a nobel prize winning physicist…he know everything….JUST NOT HOW TO PLUG THE HOLE!!

  25. Well all I can say is I hope he has as much fun trying to save his own ass tonight as the dophins do when they are trying to breath.

  26. First mention of Chu, the Nobel prize winner – as if that matters anymore. Also Obama saying how quick he was on the job.

  27. quick on the job, haha, he didnt did he? What a effing cheek. I’ve had furniture delivered from Thailand quicker.

  28. is it just me or is he coming over so detached, its like he’s just saying it for the hell of it, there is no sincerity in his voice and boy is that insincerity coming across.

  29. He’s doing the old Jeremiah Wright speech. He’s putting everything in context and letting us know “with candor” what the problems are historically. What he needs to address is why he is a boob.

  30. The fierce urgency of “Now” is back. But, it’s going to take some time. Another “unprecedented” sneaks in.

  31. Please continue with the blow-by-blow snarkettes so I don’t have to listen to kickass myself.

  32. “Hope” is back too. There’s going to be a bright oily future if we all close our eyes and ears.

  33. Oops. There are “costs” associated with what he wants to do. But he says “yes we can” spend some more.

  34. Oh someone pass the bucket, its Obama bingo, better enlarge the bingo card, he’s going for all 100 balls tonight.

    I say we can’t afford you, Mr Obama.

  35. He will not accept “inaction”. He will not accept that this is “too big”. Now he’s ripping off JFK going to the moon. Attacks conventional wisdom.

  36. “God” is with us always. That will shock NothingLeft and the Big Blog boys who do not cling to religion.

  37. A storm towards a “brighter day”.

    And it’s over.

    Isn’t there a speech missing here. What???

    18 missing minutes.

  38. He just sounds like he doesnt give a fuck, he really did, that was like a big ol whatever speech.

  39. Anyone watching “Tingles”? Is this the greatest environmental speech ever – since Noah docked the Ark?

  40. That is interesting, that he will not accept inaction. The day he gets off his axx, is the day the rest of us will get off of ours.

    He still does not get it. We hired him, and it is he that much show action. Don’t hold your breath.

  41. Yeah, he went all Ronald Reagan on us in this end, but he couldn’t do what Ronnie.Billy Nunsinger saying it was a good speech, but we need to see more action, LOL!

  42. I mean Hundreds of Thousands of people are losing their job, the economy is going down the toilet and the moron is waffling on about clean energy?

  43. Still a loose vague plan, and no real person in charge. So I guess they still felt that tingle down their legs.

  44. There was nothing to the speech….it was freaking boring, no concrete things he’s going to do.

  45. Uh oh. Keith Olberman is saying “where was the how”? Howard Fineman wants to know why Obama did not explain why things are so bad. When KO thinks it’s PU from BO – trouble in Hopium-ville.

    “Tingles” is upset with the Chu mention of the Nobel. “Tingles” is also wondering why we are getting another blue ribbon commission. “Where’s the cabinet?” asks Tingles.

  46. The commentators can say what they like, the rest of us sitting at home with jaws dropping on the floor say something different.

  47. “Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you” – Where’s Dimaggio? Where’s the speech. Confloyd “there was nothing to the speech” appears to be the universal reaction.

    Anyone hearing differently?
    Is there one positive reaction to this speech, even from the B.O.T.s?

  48. I must have missed it but did he actually how he was gonna fix the oil leak and all that jazz.

  49. Call the police! Someone stole the speech.

    The one we published is better by far. At least it has the benefit of truth and hard face slaps.

  50. Billy wants those foreign ships now, to suck up what they are releasing everyday…seems like a normal request. No one in charge…I guess this czar is from Mississippi…I wonder if he knows what the hell to do.

  51. MoonOnPluto, ABC News reported earlier that Obama was going to say that by July the oil would be mostly sucked away. What happened to that? Did we miss it? Did we miss the naming of the Czar?

  52. I don’t know Admin, all i heard was a dumptruck of bullshit screeching to a halt and flytipped it into our living rooms.

  53. Almost ripped off my sleeves rushing home to hear the other speech by Barry………

    confloyd

    Shadowfax, So MO’s in California whooping it up with the lefties that are celebrating the deaths of the pelicans and the dolphins because Obama …

    Now, now confloyd, California people don’t like all the dead animals either, not sure who MO is mixing with.

    I went to that link, looks like its all about replemishing the dead dolphins and birds, not saving them.

    I saw where there was donations to help clean the oil covered animals and birds, that’s why I posted it.

  54. He said nothing…nothing about the device that is soon to be employed…why couldn’t he tell us when Costner’s machine are going to go to work…Its just not all about paying the folks…its about get this stuff sucked up someway…

  55. What happened on The O’Reilly Factor? He interviewed Sarah Palin and apparently she’s had it will Bill-O too.

  56. O’Reilly says you can’t just throw billions of dollars against the wall and hope that some of it sticks with this oil mess.

    But after that, old BIllO sticks up for BO.

    Birds of a feather…

  57. Its obvious that bambi’s speechwriter has either

    A : Given up completely
    B : Run out of speech ideas
    C : Cannot use the unicorn speech anymore without being rumbled.
    D : Quit.

  58. Never before has this been so appropriate: “Plug that damn hole!” And we don’t mean the one in the Gulf.

  59. I missed the first part of the speech, and caught the part about being able to ‘contain’ 90% of the flow in a couple of weeks????

    WTF, didn’t he get the memo we did about the flow will gush for at least 2 more months?

    Anyone hear that?????

  60. Sarah stood up to the creepy Bill-O. If it had been Hillary he would have gone at her with both barrels blazing but he wouldn’t attack Sarah although she told him she disagreed with him.

  61. shadowfax, you must be from California…LOL! I know they don’t want dead dolphins because they don’t allow drilling much off their coast.

    It was a good link…I am just upset because they don’t seem to care about the animals dying, if they did they would of had all the skimmers they could find worldwide and they would put one of Costner’s machines on the barges that followes the skimmers…We need to get that oil out of the water asap..we need to hurry…we don’t need more studies…more meetings…groups of people who don’t know what they are doing…Its been 8 freaking weeks…how long will it take to get those skimmers here…some are as far away as Saudi…that alone will take weeks.

  62. From the DUmp:

    “This was the worst speech I’ve ever heard from Obama and if MSNBC isn’t giving him a pass on it, one can only imagine what’s going to happen in less friendly confines.”

    hehe someone woke up.

  63. Admin, and the superduds did not believe her. We need to start giving them IQ test before they run for office.

  64. I wonder if TOTUS went on strike and fed him bullcrap instead, maybe TOTUS is trying to commit suicide.

  65. confloyd

    shadowfax, you must be from California…LOL! I know they don’t want dead dolphins because they don’t allow drilling much off their coast.

    Yes I am and that is why we don’t want to Drill Baby, dill here at all.

    It was a good link…I am just upset because they don’t seem to care about the animals dying,
    ———-
    I totally understand, I am upset too.

  66. “Admin, and the superduds did not believe her. We need to start giving them IQ test before they run for office.”

    LOL YES, INDEED!

  67. I sincerely hope after that speech ended Hillary went in and slapped the shit out of him. The Clintons must be laughing at him to his face.

    He aint no Bill Clinton.

  68. Is’nt it amazing how we practically see exactly what Bozo the clown is going to say before he says it, its nothing new, same old shit after shit and nothing changes.

  69. Anyone seen the BHO speech focus group on Hannity.

    Basically White’s …WTF

    AA’s – Obama can do no wrong.

    No one other than the AA’s are defending him, its amazing to see.

  70. The only positive reactions have been at DailyKooks. Jed Lewison shills as no one else can shill.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/6/15/876268/-President-Obamas-Oval-Office-address-on-the-BP-disaster

    But this 7th comment caught the eye (following other negative comments):

    http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2010/6/15/20205/1882/107#c107

    to all the Hillary Voters: I apologize! I wish I could take back my vote and give it to Hillary.

    We need someone ruthless and intelligent and we don’t have that right now.

    This speech was such a dud on so many levels it pains me.

    Wind Turbine Factories?! How exactly is that dealing with what is happening RIGHT this second out there? yes, that’s very nice for the FUTURE, but at this moment there’s a big freaking problem that needs an aggressive solution.

    Unless you plan on blowing the spill out of the gulf, discussion of Wind Turbine Factories is too little too late.

    This is a freaking joke.

  71. Your right he’s no Bill Clinton….why didn’t he put together a team to look at all the inventions people have come up with that might help.

    I think there’s going to be a black on white fight on Fox’s Hannity. That would be something…the blacks are defending Barack and the whites are throwing him under the bus.

  72. Good to see though this was shouted down, people aint buying it

    The ‘Obama inherited the problem’ line was booed to hell by the focus group.

  73. I am watching Larry King with Carville, and a country singer from Louisiana. Carville is supporting him, but he does not seem all that enthusiastic. It is kind of, let’s wait until tomorrow. (Just how many tomorrows does he need.)

    The country singer wants the $50M spent on ads to improve BP’s image instead given directly to the fishermen etc that need the money.

  74. to all the Hillary Voters: I apologize! I wish I could take back my vote and give it to Hillary.

    ———–
    We do too. Keep that promise in mind when she runs for President again.

  75. Arguably the biggest and nastiest Obama supporter on DailyKooks and MyDud during the campaigns of 2008 was someone called Icebergslim. She “diaries” this tonight:

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/6/15/876269/-sigh,-he-did-not-say-anything.

    I know everyone in this community is split.

    Those that believe everything Obama says as gold and those that criticize him for being lackluster.

    But tonight. I expected some specifics, I wanted a WIN, but got an inspiring, la-de-da speech.

    Nothing of specifics.

    Now if I missed the absolute specifics, then clue me in.

    This speech did not go into specifics of anything.

    And if anyone wants to know what someone looks like in the bubble, we saw it tonight. I mean, damn, he did not say anything!!! I did not expect everything but some specifics on SOMETHING!!!

    Yes, we heard a third party to process claims in the Gulf. But how much will BP give to the Gulf Escrow Fund? And notice, he did not use the word ESCROW!!! And we still don’t know about how MUCH FROM BP.

    Yes, he gave a time line of what his administration DID, but who cares about that!!!

    And yes, he told us we need to get off fossil fuels. We heard that speech before, but HOW. He did not even say he was going to get on CONGRESS for letting an energy bill just sit there for months!!

    I pray to God, that what is happening in the background is worth it for this country in the end, because what I just listened to was nothing.

    He said nothing.

    If Keith Olbermann, rips Barack Obama, you know he don’t get it. Words will not save him, not after this. Until his behavior changes, until some asses get kicked out of the White House, he still won’t get it.

    Oh, one thing he did state that a new person to take over MMS. While praising the lame and sorry, Ken Salazar. Oh another thing, from the scroll bar on MSNBC and CNN the new oil flow rate, changed how many times? It is now 65,000 barrels a day. WHOOT!!!! Damn we went from 1,000 barrels a day for weeks to 5,000 barrels a day for other weeks to snatch a number out of my ass to finally a real estimate!!! I am so excited!!!

    Barack Obama squandered time for his Oval Office speech for what? Nothing.

    I will put the video up when it is available and I am sure that will be soon.

    Update [2010-6-15 21:4:59 by icebergslim]:

    Now Rachel going after him and that speech, nicely. sigh.

  76. As some of you might suspect, we’re not fans of Barack Obama. But even we are shocked at how bad this speech, if you can call it that, was.

    Maybe by tomorrow the Hopium brigades will regroup but it appears they too are in shock at the vapidity of what they elected.

  77. RealClearPolitics has the video of MSNBC’s reaction to Waffles:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/06/15/msnbc_trashes_obamas_address_compared_to_carter_i_dont_sense_executive_command.html

    Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Howard Fineman react to President Obama’s Oval Office Address on the oil spill. Here are the highlights of what the trio said:

    Olbermann: “It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days.”

    Matthews compared Obama to Carter.

    Olbermann: “Nothing specific at all was said.

    Matthews: “No direction.”

    Howard Fineman: “He wasn’t specific enough.”

    Olbermann: “I don’t think he aimed low, I don’t think he aimed at all. It’s startling.

    Howard Fineman: Obama should be acting like a “commander-in-chief.”

    Matthews: Ludicrous that he keeps saying [Secretary of Energy] Chu has a Nobel prize. “I’ll barf if he does it one more time.

    Matthews: “A lot of meritocracy, a lot of blue ribbon talk.”

    Matthews: “I don’t sense executive command.”

  78. IBS hasn’t been pleased with BO since the inauguration. I think the lack of a job offer from his admin knocked the rose colered glasses off her face.

    This speech sucked precisely because it was just the usual Obama platitude/CYA speech. I would have fully supported a plan that put BP in receivership as well as a firm initiative for alternative energy, which I really don’t see how anyone can any longer argue is not needed. I think Hill would have been on this thing from day one and this sort of weak tea speech would never have been used, BUT I fully expect Hillary or Bill would have initiated a real plan on alternative energy if they were in charge.

    Obama just refuses to do anything that would shake up the system for the elites too much, and so he is drawn into inaction. He’s a coward. It’s also clear he resents that he has to deal with the oil leak when he wants to work on his own narrow agenda.

  79. Southern Born
    June 15th, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Dana Perino said BO’s speech was mainly just platitudes.

    This could be said about every Obama speech ever given, how is it that the MSM is just clueing into this now?

  80. There are a lot of fine people in Louisana, Texas, and Alabama, many AA. Although he again elected not to talk specifics, they are looking for specifics, as this personnel affect them. If something specific such as leadership does not happen soon, one has to wonder if they will remain loyal.

  81. I am just about finished listening to these stupid ass Republican’s and Hannity. His answer to the oil spill, drill on the West Coast. Freaking drill in his backyard, dill in the backyard of all that want drilling.

    F ’em, I am sick of it.

  82. shadowfax…Let get the last offshore drilling ships, take it to Nantuckett and put one in there! How about Kennebuckport, Maine.

  83. Well, Hannity can dream on because the west coast said hell no to drilling after the exxon valdez incident. Mind, you wouldn’t even have to off shore drill in CA. People don’t want to live around drilling anymore. Why would they when things like this can happen?

  84. Shadowfax, Is there anyone left to vote for…the stupid ass republicans, LOL! THe dems are even worse…we need to call Hillary and beg her to take over. NOW!

  85. Ahhhha, found the part of the speech that doesn’t make freakin’ sense to me:

    “As a result of these efforts, we have directed BP to mobilize additional equipment and technology. In the coming days and weeks, these efforts should capture up to 90% of the oil leaking out of the well. This is until the company finishes drilling a relief well later in the summer that is expected to stop the leak completely.

    ———–
    I hope this is in stone so we can nail his ass to the wall if this well busts open and gushes endlessly.

    Then again, the operative words are, “should”, and “up to 90%”.

    A$$wipe.

  86. So Olberman wanted specifics, and he did not come up with them. Well, he never gave any during the primary and general elections. They say that a dog does not change his spots. O does not deal in specifics, and you should have seen that.

    Oh, so disappointed both O and Matthews. Well then, maybe you should resign your positions, as anyone on big pink could take your place. Our analysis and specific Admins analysis has been spot on.

    ATTN MSN: Your political commentaors really got it wrong. It is time to fire them WITHOUT a bonus. By the way, there are several from this blog I could recommend, starting of course with Admin.

  87. Look, they took our jobs to CHina, why not make them drill over there…they don’t give a crap about their dolpins…

  88. #
    mj
    June 15th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Well, Hannity can dream on because the west coast said hell no to drilling after the exxon valdez incident. Mind, you wouldn’t even have to off shore drill in CA. People don’t want to live around drilling anymore. Why would they when things like this can happen?
    ————
    Exactly!

  89. Olbermann: “It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days.”

    ———-
    Is the honeymoon over?

    Bad sex and now regret without any respect?

  90. Hillaryis44 really seems to have channeled Obama here, but I am surprised that you didn’t pick up on Obama’s preoccupation with the Blogojevich trial in Chicago (per press reports of Memorial Day weekend being the 4 worst days of his life) and his incessant, undemocratic, unconstitutional, relentless efforts to block access to his personal records (per the million dollars plus he has spent on lawyers,etc) and the black, filthy odorous deal he, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the gang must have made with their Republican peers to label inquiries into his background as obsessions of the lunatic fringe.

    We need a real leader.

  91. Anderson Cooper just said that the consultant who wrote all of these plans for the oil companies has been dead for years. Well, at least he will not have to justify his plans. What do you want to be that the oil companies have no understanding at all of the plans.

    In addition, a number of these plans include how to rescue the Walrauses (don’t know how to spell that). There have been none of that speicies in the Gulf for Millions of years.

  92. Another Hope balloon is that BP will contain 90% of the gusher in the next two weeks.

    Heck, that qualifies as the Zeppelin blimp.

  93. Shortly before the so-called speech, Tingles did a mini-segment about Bill Clinton’s campaigning for dimocrats around the country and claimed he (Tingles) was “in awe of Bill’s unselfishness.” Then he quickly asked whether the Clintons will use this as leverage to get her on the ticket as VP.

    In that segment, there was also a first of sorts. Michael Smerconish (in a barely-disguised accusation at Tingles) said outright that he thought Bill got a raw deal about the supposed “racist” fairy-tale comment during the primary; Smerc didn’t see anything racist about it at all. I think that’s the first time something like that has been said on MSNBC. Tingles was taken aback and sheepishly said there was some racism in it, while Eugene Robinson agreed with Tingles (surprise, surprise).

    Matthews truly is a train wreck; try as I may, I can’t watch him and yet can’t look away either.

  94. Mike Marks

    Sounds like Barry ran short of kool-aid over at MSNBC. Good to know, …I will give them a little more time to recuperate, I am getting pretty sick of Fox, but still like Greta.

  95. This giant mess we are in leaves me frustrated, and hard to laugh about sometimes. Well you here at BigPink certainly brought a smile to my face tonight. The msnbc video helped also. I can’t watch Obama ever, so I can’t really judge, but your ‘leaked’ speech must be better than the one he delivered by leaps and bounds. Now, if the Queen had that speech on her ipod, she would have surely loved that gift. Love the work ya’ll do here!

  96. admin

    Confloyd, youtube of the Tingles:
    ————

    Good to see that video Admin, da doberman is still a big windbag and tiny tingles was so worked up he couldn’t let Keithie talk about his disappointment.

    Yikes, guess I am still going to have to watch Fox for awhile longer, these idiots haven’t come back to reality yet.

  97. confloyd
    June 15th, 2010 at 9:38 pm
    shadowfax…Let get the last offshore drilling ships, take it to Nantuckett and put one in there! How about Kennebuckport, Maine.
    ****************************************

    …start with Martha’s Vineyard…

    ***************************************************************************

    this place has to have the best and funniest analysis of the night…

  98. Shadowfax@10:33PM:

    I agree with you about Greta, although she’s currently back on the tabloid murder beat. Whenever she is discussing the horrendous treatment of Republican women candidates by the media, Greta ALWAYS makes sure she throws in a “Hillary Clinton, too” or “Let’s not forget SoS Clinton on that list.” I think she’s the only media person on any station who does that, forcefully and continually.

  99. MichL and S, the secret to humor here at Big Pink:

    Oily floor + long legged clown = Hillarity ensues.

  100. #
    Mike Marks
    June 15th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Shadowfax@10:33PM:

    I agree with you about Greta, although she’s currently back on the tabloid murder beat. Whenever she is discussing the horrendous treatment of Republican women candidates by the media, Greta ALWAYS makes sure she throws in a “Hillary Clinton, too” or “Let’s not forget SoS Clinton on that list.” I think she’s the only media person on any station who does that, forcefully and continually.
    ——-
    I agree, Greta doesn’t let the Repubs run away with how their women are so mistreated without sticking up for Hillary. She loves to interview Hillary too.
    I also noticed that Greta didn’t have much on Barry’s speech tonight, maybe she thought it was all about of nothing, too.

    I have respected Greta since the OJ trials…her heart is in the law…

  101. #
    admin
    June 15th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    MichL and S, the secret to humor here at Big Pink:

    Oily floor + long legged clown = Hillarity ensues.
    ———-

    Don’t forget the sleeves………..da sleeves.

  102. Shadowfax @11:22 pm:

    Yes, Greta’s heavily invested in that case, due to her previous work during the Holloway disappearance. When I tuned in tonight, Greta was re-tracing the latest murder victim’s steps during her last 24 hours. I hope she gets back to politics soon.

    Best line of the night by Admin:

    Call the police! Somebody stole the speech!

  103. Admin, you are truely such a talented writer. I had a somewhat very stressful day with work today, I am just logging onto your recent post, and I am just laughing so much. Thank you!!

    BTW, I just read that Mrs. Obama is in LA partying it up the same day as this speechyfying. I cannot imagine if Laura had done this, or Hillary. Its like they don’t care if people know they don’t care.

  104. Maybe I’ll take up a collection and send bambi-lite a flotilla full of “cool aid.”

    His speech tonight reached a new low.

  105. Tim, thanks for the kind words.

    You summed up rather nicely yourself: “It’s like they don’t care if people know they don’t care.” That is a stark reality. Back when Obama made his 3 hour tour of the Gulf then high tailed it back to Blagojevich-ville we wondered why Michelle, the girls, and Barack did not change their vacation plans and stay in the Gulf. That would have sent a powerful message that he understood this was a problem as well as he was concerned. In addition it would have encouraged with ACTIONs tourism to the Gulf region.

    Instead the vacation proceeded as planned and Obama went back to Chicago. That sent one hellish message to the public.

    Michelle and the girls partying at famous restaurants in Los Angeles was a distraction from the speech that sends the message that they do not care. And they do not care that people know they do not care.

    Actions will almost always speak louder than words (exception to reality was made in 2008). The party actions speak much louder than the words of concern 50 days later. They do not care and they do not care that you know they do not care.

  106. Sounds like the speech was very bad. I could read a couple of article written on it, sorry, I cannot watch the man, he lies and lies.

    Just saw Sarah on O’reilly’s show, she seemed to do a good job.

    Am I glad Hillary is away from this entire mess, now BC need to go and work on his charity, let the entire DNC depend on their SELECTED messaih. Then lets see how fast the thing unravels. No bailouts by BC. Let the DNC learn their lesson.

  107. So, I was busy cleaning out my sock drawer. How was the speech? Did he have styrofoam columns in the Oval? Did the seas part?

  108. I loved this summary over at Red State:

    Basically Obama was saying that the Black oil
    should lead to Green jobs
    which will result in his ultimate goal of a Red economy.
    I’m feeling Blue.

  109. I haven’t watched the guy give a speech since summer of 2007. I certainly don’t intend to start now.

  110. I am still scratching my head over Barry’s claim that BP will have the gusher contained up to 90% by 2 weeks. Where did he come up with that?

    Did he pull it out of thin air?

  111. BP and Thad “Baghdad Bob” Allen have spewed the 90% number this week. It’s a shell game. They give old estimates of flow (like 19,000 barrels a day) and then proclaim they will be able to capture 90% of the oil!

  112. I just did a quick swing around the rumpswab and ballwasher blog sites: TPM, Politico, and so forth. Pretty much the sound of crickets. I guess everyone had messy sock drawers.

  113. wow just wow… I just got home from work and it’s looks like I missed Oboob make an even bigger boob of himself…. what tingles and olberman had to say was unbelievable, It’s just too bad it’s 3 years too late. going to catch up on all of the comments and read admins new article!

  114. Shadowfax
    June 16th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    What is TPM?

    ================

    Talking Points Memo? It’s a bot site.

  115. “NewMexicoFan
    June 15th, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    So Olberman wanted specifics, and he did not come up with them. Well, he never gave any during the primary and general elections. They say that a dog does not change his spots. O does not deal in specifics, and you should have seen that.

    You beat me to the punch! Reading bot comments about how he had no specifics in this speech – my jaw just dropped. How did they never notice that he NEVER had any specifics? Clueless, clueless…. still clueless….

  116. He really thinks that naming a Commission and a Blue Ribbon panel counts as specifics.

    BTW, who the hell is the third party that is going to administer the BP escrow fund? Let me guess? ACORN?

  117. WomanVoter at The Confluence posted this video along with the One Mile High comment which stuck with us.

    Obama was nominated in Denver, One Mile High City. Now he is buried One Mile Deep. There’s a good long article in there which we’ll probably post this August unless someone else beats us to it.

  118. God, even Politico is ripping him. Here’s Roger Simon’s headline:

    Obama promises a brighter day. (Details to come.)

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38595.html

    We are going to “mobilize.” We are going to have a “battle plan.” We are going to set up a “fund.” And we are going to get the tourists “to come back.”

    We are going to have a “long-term Gulf Coast Restoration Plan.” We have established “a National Commission.” And we are going to build “a new organization.”

    We are in a crisis because of “a lack of political courage and candor.” But “the time to embrace a clean energy future is now.”

    “There are costs associated with this transition,” but the one thing the president “will not accept is inaction.”

    Do not worry.

    “Even if we don’t yet know precisely how to get there,” said the president, “we know we’ll get there.”

    How? Why? Because we won World War II. And we landed “a man safely on the surface of the moon.”

    All we need now is “courage.” And a “hand” to guide us “towards a brighter day.”

    And that was pretty much President Obama’s entire speech to the nation Tuesday.

  119. And from the official state newspaper, the Washington Post:

    Obama’s address: grand setting, weak policies

    The main impression left by President Obama’s address on the oil spill is the chasm between the ambition of its commitments and the thinness of its policies. Obama pledges to “fight this spill with everything we’ve got for as long as it takes.” Then he authorizes National Guard deployments that he cannot order, urging “governors in the affected states to activate these troops as soon as possible.” He will “meet with” the chairman of BP to urge him to set aside sufficient recovery funds. He has “asked” someone who works for him to develop a long-term Gulf Coast restoration plan. He will bring “new leadership” to the Minerals Management Service. He will push for energy legislation he supported even before the current disaster, while pronouncing announcing himself “happy to look at other ideas and approaches from either party.”

    The setting of the Oval Office creates an expectation of decisive executive action. It recalls memories of President Dwight Eisenhower dispatching federal troops to Little Rock or President John F. Kennedy announcing the naval “quarantine” of Cuba. This speech will not be confused with those precedents. Obama urges others to take action, kibitzes with corporate executives, shifts some government personnel and signals the start of a review process. A crisis is met with a study. The action verbs in this speech have somehow gone missing. It is all rather limp and weak.

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2010/06/obamas_oval_office_address_big.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

  120. Hwc, Roger Simon was out on sick leave for months. Obama gave him a welcome back interview that was featured on Politico. Now Simon repays Obama like this. We weep for Obama. 🙂

    Btw, did you find a second or third draft of the Obama speech in that sock draw?

  121. Paul Begala apparently got the pearl necklace:

    Obama entered the Oval Office on the run for critics blasting his response to the BP oil spill. He left having once again shown why his calm, cool approach connects with the country.

    In his first address from the Oval Office, Barack Obama was forceful and focused; comfortable yet commanding. The only surprise was that I was so surprised. I should have seen this coming.

  122. Lorac, your question is one that the bots need to consider. He never gave any specifics just false Hope and directionless Change. Now they are looking for specfics. Perhaps they are in Hwc’s sock draw?

  123. I know. The White House will make Roger rewrite the story, just like the made him change the headline the other night when Roger’s first story on the interview was titled: “Obama blames Congress for BP”

  124. My daughter says that the entire West Wing staff was playing beer pong shirtless at Ben’s Chili Bowl all afternoon today.

  125. Even Maureen Dowd kinda rips him, but I won’t legitimize that woman with a link or a blockquote. Sorry.

  126. From NQ, pretty darn funny, talking about Green in SC primary:

    Now, Laugh Your Ass Off »

    By Larry JohnsongravatarcloseAuthor: Larry Johnson Name: Larry Johnson
    Email: larry_johnson@earthlink.net
    Site: http://NoQuarterUSA.net
    About: Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.See Authors Posts (1332) on June 15, 2010 at 9:52 PM in Current Affairs | 91 Comments

    Obama’s speech was awful. He wants to throw billions of dollars against the wall, hope something sticks and call it a solution. Rather than beat that drum let me offer you an alternative–Jon Stewart. (And after that, a rich desert of “ARE YOU SHITTING ME?” from Olby, Tingles and Fineman.)

    This segment from last night’s show is brilliant and laugh out loud funny. Even if you don’t like Stewart you will enjoy this. Promise.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-14-2010/alvin-greene-wins-south-carolina-primary

    The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
    Alvin Greene Wins South Carolina Primary
    http://www.thedailyshow.com
    Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party
  127. Hwc, the email sent to us tonight has tons of the funniest stuff from places like DailyKooks. We’ll share a few of the funny/pathetic/stupid:

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/6/15/876302/-Are-you-there-Obama-Its-me,-Aerogirl

    Are you there Obama? It’s me, Aerogirl

    The spill happened on a Thursday in April, Earth day, actually.

    I watched you speak tonight from the oval office and at the end felt such disappointment. I’m scared, Obama. And after watching your speech, I don’t feel like any of questions were answered. Questions that I have been alternately worrying about and trying to forget.

    Much whining after that bit.

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/6/15/876326/-OK,-Now-I-Am-Officially-Pissed-Off

    OK, Now I Am Officially Pissed Off

    President Obama’s “puff piece” threw me into utter disgust.

    I usually support the President, even making excuses for him, but now I find myself disgusted, and discouraged. I am sure I’m not alone. There is too much gone way wrong in the Gulf, everything from a total lack of safety equipment for the cleanup workers, to the constant low balling of the spill, even when it appears that it was several times the level reported. BP, covering up, blocking media (and everyone else) from the worst hit sites, (even public beaches) is a travesty, and probably a crime. We need to start, yesterday, PROSECUTING the individuals who are endangering the cleanup workers, and ‘take back’ the sites that BP has placed ‘off limits’. That local governments have been ‘bought out’ is a distinct possibility, one that demands Federal investigation, again, yesterday.

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/6/16/876332/-Where-is-the-one-Ive-been-waiting-for-%28Pray-to-God-to-Bless-Obamas-Oil-Spewing-Address%29

    I was left speechless by the President’s speech but not in the way I was from many speeches I witnessed both live and televised before and during the campaign. Prior to the last year and a half I had witnessed inspirational, substantive and heartfelt talks from the man, Barack Obama, in a spoken style not unlike the writing style of his books: informed, rational and resilient. Tonight seemed to be the culmination of the complaints that have been brewing since shortly following the election about President Obama’s failure to “stay gold”.

    In a quick look over the transcript of the President’s remarks which totaled around 15 minutes I counted the word pray used 5 times, god 3 times, 6 occurences of bless and 1 utterance of religious. Now I have seen many other slants on the speech about his saying nothing or suggestions that the intended audience is not one that would listen or understand complex plans but I am taken aback by the rhetoric that sounds lifted from the previous evildoing leader’s modus operandi and find it offensive and unproductive.

  128. OH brother, Tingles is bringing up the assassination of BO. He says all this talk by Alex Jones and such is going to get us another Oswald.
    ———————-
    God forbid that day ever comes. A mess-I-ah is bad enough. A martyr would be even worse. Martryrdom would get big media off the hook, whereas now they are twisting in the wind. They are trying in vain to distract the public from his daily screw-ups and praying that we all forget the pivotal role they played in getting him elected. He is their Frankenstein, their Katrina, their treason to this country. Fuck em.

  129. Watching both Rachel Maddow and Ezra Klein slash their wrists on live TV. Priceless.
    ————————-
    If they slashed their wrists that would be unfortunate.

    If someone rushed in with tourniquets to save their worthless lives that would be a disaster.

  130. Sounds like Barack put on quite a show–enough to bet the dk maggots chattering. I did not listen to the speech. I was busy visiting the retirement home where an old lady rushed up to my mother with a dirty joke and could not recall the punch line. It sounds like she did a better job than the Messiah–with his bridge over polluted water but it ain’t my fault sermon.

    Have you perchance noticed that Barack has the same line of bullshit as serial criminals. When they are apprehended for a crime what are the first words out of their mouth? That’s right: “I am innocent”. It is the Rikers Island theme song.

  131. Maddow and Klein were mostly upset that The One didn’t press harder for a massive new spending bill and a crippling new tax on the economy. I don’t know what universe they are living in.

  132. Even Maureen Dowd kinda rips him, but I won’t legitimize that woman with a link or a blockquote. Sorry.
    ——————————–
    Now is somebody who could do what Barack says he can’t. Dive down in the murky gulf waters, plug the hole and suck the pollution out of the water with a staw. It would be a more constructive use of her time than doing sophomoric diatribes on the editorial page of a corrupt newspaper. And in the dark muddy she might find a more congenial natural habitat. They pull whale louses and other deformed species up from those depths so why not modo. This assumes anyone would be crazy enough to pull her up at all.

  133. Most people cannot differentiate between style and substance. If they like someone they will say yes to whatever they propose–regardless of how bad it is. If they do not like them they will say no–regardless of how good the product is. This time honored principle of marketing is summed up in the expression–sell the sizzle not the steak. But now, from the sound of things, the sizzle ain’t sellin so good, and for the first time in their lives, the rubes are starting to wonder about the steak. As he goes, so goes the dimocratic party. It will be interesting to see how much of a bounce he gets, according to their rigged polls. Let’s see what Rassmussen says. If he cannot govern, cannot move the needle and cannot get down ticket dimocrats elected what then?

  134. Well, they think we should be grateful that they finally are realistically evaluating the fraud. I think they should go to jail for falsely portraying the fraud in order to get him elected.

    When the superduds, and the media have a more powerful vote than the voters, I say again, you have lost your democracy. As people become more frustrated, and start having demonstrations, I can only repeat, where were you in 2000, and 2008? People would say, oh how bad can it be, we can stomach this, they cannot do that much harm.

    Well how does it feel now? When the oil leak first happened, we should have declared war, and put us in charge, taken help from everywhere, and made sure we had someone calling the shots that could wave rules and regulations. Instead, we left the guys in charge that are good at breaking safety rules to save their company. So what do you think they will do now? of course save their company. I guess neighborhood organizer did not have any oil spills to clean up of this magnitude.

    You get what you let happen.

  135. This is glorious, According to Drudge….Bambi drops in poll overnight after dreadful speech. Drudge report

    RASMUSSEN Reports is to show

    Obama Approval Falls to New Low: 42%
    Obama Approval Index: -20
    Strongly Approve 24%
    Strongly Disapprove 44%
    Total Approval 42%

    Developing… rasmussen typically uses a three day moving average, so only 1/3 of the impact of last nights speech debacle is reflected in todays results…it may be a lot lot worse.

  136. Oh the reviews for Bambi last night are just scathing….vapid, insiduous, wishy washy, like tv euthanasia, lack of anything, blank cheque of nothing….these are all terms i’ve heard used today from commentators and news outlets.

  137. MoonOnPluto, we were just about to post, with glee, the Rasmussen numbers. Thanks for beating us to the punchbowl.

  138. loving this post i saw elsewhere….

    “He basically won the Presidency on his ability to give a speech.”

    Nope, He basically won the Presidency on his ability to read a teleprompter.

  139. “Nope, He basically won the Presidency on his ability to read a teleprompter.”

    With a whole bunch of cheating thrown in for good measure.

  140. Were there any news reports on what Hillary and Joe Biden discussed yesterday at the meeting at his residence? Is this type of meeting common? Someone here mentioned it yesterday and it caught my eye as seeming a little unusual…

  141. Why are the pundits surprised? What did they think voting “present” on every tough issue said about the guy? The simple truth of the matter is that he’s never done anything in any job. He’s Vanna White, turning around vowels. He’s always been Vanna White.

  142. Were there any news reports on what Hillary and Joe Biden discussed yesterday at the meeting at his residence?

    They are next door neighbors. She was probably staying home baking cookies and needed to borrow a cup of sugar. Right?

  143. hopefully it was a “Hillary, if i can stay on as VP i’ll back you for President”.

    we can but theorise.

  144. TaylorMarsh hasn’t been nice to the Prez lately either, although they just can’t seem to let go of their vision of him.

    I like the Vanna White comment, LOL!

    Has anyone heard what Brazille is saying, she from New Orleans, she can’t be happy!

    I am very curious what Hillary and BIden talked about. He went to Africa and she went to Columbia when the s hit the fan for some reason…hmmm, hmmm!

  145. Obama has done so much damage in so little time …and despite his current abject failure in the Gulf,amongst other things, many of us also thought health care was dead and he pushed it through. I would not be surprised to see a sweeping energy bill (see cap and trade) also get shoved down our throats .
    Obama is a man whose ideology, formed by Alinsky, Wright, Ayers, and various Arabs/Muslims, truly believes he was destined to create this dramatic “change” no matter what the cost. Moreover, the democratic party, led by Pelosi, see this as an opportunity unparalleled in our nations history to reshape the electorate in a way to make a majority of the country dependent on government assitance, thus, ensuring a democratic majority that theoritcally could go on ad infinitum. The 2010 midterms may well be the most important elections this country has ever cast.

  146. I just read that there are rumors that baby dolphins are washing ashore and BP is picking them up quickly…those bastards…they need to let the world see what they’ve done in the name of getting their crap and trade thru…its not the oil people that are allowing this to happen…it the greenies/left…the oil men would be moving mountains to stop this thing. BP is British…the all want this crap and tax.

  147. I’ve also read that Obama will only speak to the BP people for 20 minutes he has an appointment with Biden…WTF!

  148. confloyd
    June 16th, 2010 at 11:23 am
    I just read that there are rumors that baby dolphins are washing ashore and BP is picking them up quickly…those bastards…they need to let the world see what they’ve done in the name of getting their crap and trade thru…its not the oil people that are allowing this to happen…it the greenies/left…the oil men would be moving mountains to stop this thing. BP is British…the all want this crap and tax.
    ________________________________________________

    You’re right. BP is BIG into carbon credits and has been working towards such an eventual “economy” if you want to call it that, for years.

  149. jbstonesfan
    June 16th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I would not be surprised to see a sweeping energy bill (see cap and trade) also get shoved down our throats .
    ________________________________
    Can’t happen, Senate version never passed and a guaranteed filibuster. I truly believe we’re safe on THAT monster.

  150. blowmeobama, everyone thinks this BP acronum stands for British Petroleum…it stands for Beyond Petroleum…its owned by the ultra left elitest’s…why else would they have the worst safety record in the whole industry…its to cause these disasters…so they can get their crap thru…look at Al Gore saying to let the real news out about the oil spill. I hate to say this, but it appears to be a conspiracy…the rig blew up on Earth Day for pete sake.

  151. confloyd,
    I really don’t believe it was intentional. There’s no evidence of that and there’s pre-existing e-mails demonstrating that they were just reckless.

    Now, I wouldn’t doubt Obama and his handlers have purposely let this thing maximize the damage to push their unicorn energy agenda. Not at all. That makes him a criminal as far as I’m concerned. Further, even if he IS so utterly incompetent for this abject failure to DO ANYTHING, he’s still criminally negligent.

  152. BlowmeObama, BP is the founding firm associated with getting that climate bill passed…is this why Obama wanted no one in the gulf, but his sworn friends….are they hiding the fact that he blew it up to get this thru…parts of the rig is washing ashore…is this why all the secrecy and the blockade of the site to flyover’s and by boat?? I think we need an independent panel that doesn’t include this administration.

  153. I also think this Greene thing in South Carolina was a dry run for election fraud on the machines. A test run!
    If you don’t believe it, try listening to the Blago tapes and he was bestess friends with our Potus…these people get their way…whenever they want it.

  154. #
    AmericanGal
    June 16th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Were there any news reports on what Hillary and Joe Biden discussed yesterday at the meeting at his residence? Is this type of meeting common? Someone here mentioned it yesterday and it caught my eye as seeming a little unusual…
    ——

    Hillary and Joe are friends, just like Hillary is friends with McCain and lots of others…

    I bet they met to watch Barry read the speech where they could laugh and comment without an open mike.

    Maybe they were planning a way to get him out of office without anyone noticing…just say his is out playing golf again.

  155. bmo, Well, why would all the real oil men get on the stand and say they would not have used the methods that BP used??? Heck even Haliburton tried to tell the BP folks…its fishy at best!

  156. OK, as the Obama regime continues to leak oil at a prodigious rate, we all know what’s coming. Somebody in the administration has to get thrown under the bus for this. Who’s going to be the fall guy?

  157. Really neat post, admin.
    And on the day after the great first OO address:

    Obama Draws Bipartisan Criticism for Using Oil Spill to Push Energy Policy
    …Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was quoted by The San Francisco Chronicle saying, “the climate bill isn’t going to stop the oil leak.” Stopping the leak should come first, she said. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he agrees with Feinstein and that the energy policy proposed by Obama will not help Gulf residents in the near-term. “What they’re doing here in effect is holding the Gulf hostage to a national energy tax,” he told Fox News….
    www. dot foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/15/obamas-pitch-energy-speech-gulf-crisis-infuriates-republicans/

  158. holdthemaccountable, Looks like they set the trap and Obama fell into it, LOL! Now they can come out against him…

  159. Another blast across the bow at Barry from the Kingdom of Obots, LA Times:

    Obama’s speech: There’s a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf, so let’s build more windmills

    For all his reputation as the nation’s Top Talker, Barack Obama took his sweet time giving a maiden Oval Office address to the country. And waiting another nearly 60 days to speak nationally about the oil spill that’s become the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history.

    Obama, the first modern president to pass his first full year in office without addressing the country from his historic desk, had the setting right. Just back from a day-and-a-half on the gulf coast listening, reassuring, talking tourism, eating seafood. He wore the proper suit, had the requisite flags and family photos in the background.

    For 18 minutes he delivered the words crisply and forthrightly, though too often distracting anxious viewers with his fidgeting hands like the lecturing professor he once was. Or wait! Was Mr. Cool nervous?

    Obama had the firmness down OK: Make no mistake etc. We will hold BP accountable etc. He….

    …had the God references. The talk of real live shrimpers devastated. An American way of life threatened. And though he likened the spill more to an epidemic, he also brought in the requisite battle metaphors. And, in case anyone hasn’t heard by now, Obama mentioned once again the Nobel Prize winner in his cabinet, Stephen Chu, who hasn’t been able to stop the oil leak either.
    But there was something wrong. The first two-thirds of the president’s remarks read just fine (Full text over here on The Ticket as usual). By golly, we’ll get the money, we’ll clean it up, no matter how long it takes.

    But watching the president and hearing him was a little creepy; that early portion of the address was robotic, lacked real energy, enthusiasm. And worst of all specifics. He was virtually detail-less.

    After almost two months of waiting through continuously contradictory reports, an anxious American public wanted to know, HOW are you going to accomplish all this?

    Even Obama’s cheerleaders over at MSNBC were complaining. “Where was the How in this speech?” demanded Keith Olbermann. Seriously.

    Everyone’s assumed that fixing the leak was a given since Day Four, which was still five days before the Democrat got his big plane and presidential entourage down there.

    Local gulf coast officials are tearing out their hair trying to comprehend and comply with seventeen (as in seven more than 10) federal agencies falling all over themselves to do The Boss’ bidding and help and impose and superimpose their visions and regulations on what is a war zone with hundreds of ships and some 30,000 people involved, many of them frightened. And all of them inexperienced on a disaster of this scale.

    Trust me, the president said, tomorrow I’m going to give those BP execs what-for. As CBS’ Mark Knoller noted on his Twitter account, the president has allotted exactly 20 whole minutes this morning — 1,200 fleeting seconds — to his first-ever conversation with the corporation responsible for the disaster.

    Then, he’s got an important lunch with Joe “I Witnessed the World Cup’s First Tie” Biden.

    Well, just-believe-in-my-change-to-believe-in may have been good enough to win Obama’s party primaries and the general election in 2008 and drag along into office enormous congressional majorities of fellow party travelers.

    But after yelling “JOBS!” for a year and getting a protracted Democratic intra-party fight over Obama’s beloved healthcare instead, Americans wanted some Oval Office specifics Tuesday evening on stopping the uncontrolled undersea oil escape.

    Instead, Obama was like a Harvard-trained nurse talking vacation to a new patient bleeding all over the ER floor. Hello, could we please stop the blood flow here before we discuss the long-term recovery?

    Obama’s delivery did not really come alive until the end when the ex-community organizer got into his favorite Big Picture stuff. Memo to American Homeowners: Do not call Obama over to fix your leaking roof – or pipe. Have him design a new house, no, better yet an entire neighborhood or city from scratch.

    Following the advice of his chief of staff, Rahm “I Got a Rent-Free Apartment from a BP Adviser” Emanuel, Obama is determined to leave no crisis unused. When he got into the decades-long fossil fuel addiction rehab stuff, his eyes shone. His delivery punched up.

    [snip]

    President Obama has said he doesn’t sense an appetite to address something as large as the illegal immigrant issue this year. But suddenly – watch the left hand over here because he wants you to not focus on how long it’s taken him to take charge of the spill – he thinks there’s a compelling need to spend a motorcade full of moola that the federal government doesn’t have in order to change the country’s energy habits.

    And we’ve gotta start that right now because of an underwater leaking pipe 40 miles off Louisiana that we haven’t plugged and don’t really understand how it broke in the first place. So let’s do the electric car thing and build more windmills now.

    And if, by chance, the nation’s politicians end up fighting over an energy plan during the next five months until the voting, maybe the politically damaging healthcare regrets and hidden costs will drown in all the words like so many thousands of seabirds in all the gulf’s still-surging oil.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/06/obama-speech-react.html

  160. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – BP agreed to President Barack Obama’s demand to place about $20 billion in escrow to pay claims resulting from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

  161. hwc
    June 16th, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    OK, as the Obama regime continues to leak oil at a prodigious rate, we all know what’s coming. Somebody in the administration has to get thrown under the bus for this. Who’s going to be the fall guy?
    _____________________________________________-

    My guess is the Coast Guard Admiral. Every other department head is an obama ideologue.

  162. Admiral Baghdad Bob? Naw, not high enough in regime to be the fall guy. It’s gotta somebody close to the President, like Jeramiah Wright or even his own grandmother.

    I know. Maybe they’ll throw Michele under the bus? Somebody’s gotta go. The boss doesn’t read a bad speech without hell to pay.

  163. Looks like BP rolled the President in their 20 minute meeting today. The headline reads “BP agrees to $20 billion escrow account”, but the fine print says that BP has “several years” to transfer funds into the account.

    Meanwhile, BP can wipe its hands of all the complaints about compensation claims from the account. The Obama regime is now the designated bad guy for every angry cajun who feels that they deserve more.

    BP CEO was caught on tape during the meeting, “Oh, lordie. Lordie, whatever you do, puhleeze don’t throw me in that briar patch…..”

  164. OMG. This is terrible news. The DailyKooks are now threatening to… to…. to…..

    SKIP Keith Olberman’s Show tonight in protest.

    That begs the question. If somebody describes his ratings as a “black hole”, will the Los Angeles NAACP make them retract it for being racist?

  165. I wonder how many people like me couldn’t have given two shits about Obama’s speech yesterday. I had no desire to watch it, nor did I even turn on the TV yesterday. Obama makes it difficult for me to be the political junkie that I once was. I now find myself visiting blogs less frequently. Maybe thaf will pass.

  166. confloyd @ 12:16 Now they can come out against him…
    ———————-
    I wonder if doing so will give them a feeling of relief similar to mine when first Sarah Palin came on the scene? It felt so good to hear someone criticize him in public just because nobody else would. Bet some of these Dems are wound up really tight. Maybe that’s why the kooky behavior of some is leaking out.

    Pelosi has something interesting to say as well. Hint: She’s sticking with her man:
    “The disastrous BP oil spill is a harsh reminder of the price we are now paying for the Bush Administration and Republican Congress placing the employees of Big Oil in charge of regulating their own industry. We lost 11 lives in the tragic oil rig explosion, and our thoughts and prayers remain with the loved ones of those that perished. We have lost billions of dollars that belong to small businesses and residents in the region, and we have lost irreplaceable resources. In response, our energy policy must move in a New Direction….
    www dot speaker.gov/newsroom/pressreleases?id=1747

  167. one of the better realistic comments regarding O’s speech from Dan Froomkin

    huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/16/obamas-speech-not-the-tur_n_614273.html?ir=Politics

    he says:

    If you’re going to get savaged by your opponents, no matter what, why talk in half-measures and generalities that make even your supporters cringe?

    It’s also smart politics. One of the countless lessons of the Bush era is that the American people, for better or for worse, respond very positively to a leader who acts with conviction (unfortunately, that is the case pretty much regardless of what that conviction may be).

    By contrast, Obama’s ambivalent mush is getting ripped apart by both the right and the left this morning. Being attacked from all sides is, unfortunately, some people’s notion of good political journalism, but it’s nobody’s idea of effective political leadership.

    As for inflection points, there may have been one on Tuesday night after all, just not the one the White House was hoping for. This week could, ultimately, mark the point at which the public, and the media, start actively discounting what the president says, judging him instead on what he does and doesn’t do.

    ***************************************

    “ambivalent mush”…that about says it!

  168. holdthemaccountable
    y can come out against him…
    ———————-
    I wonder if doing so will give them a feeling of relief similar to mine when first Sarah Palin came on the scene? It felt so good to hear someone criticize him in public just because nobody else would. Bet some of these Dems are wound up really tight. Maybe that’s why the kooky behavior of some is leaking out.

    ———-
    Coming off the kool-aid high and facing reality isn’t easy when you realize the Hope and Change artist is all smoke and mirrors.

    I watch Hannity to mainly hear him rail against Obama, as long as he sticks to the facts, I am okay, when he goes off into his conservative bs he makes me nuts.

  169. By contrast, Obama’s ambivalent mush is getting ripped apart by both the right and the left this morning.

    The problem is that all Obama knows is ambivalent mush. We followed him during the campaign. It was all mush. Voting “present” on tough issues. Turning over vowels. Vanna White.

  170. Can you imagine Hillary Clinton’s Oval Office speech on the oil disaster? I can. She’d rattle off a 12 point action plan, right down to what kind of underwear Thad Allen would wear. She may not plug the leak, but you’d damn sure turn off the TV thinking she had a plan.

  171. Obama = pyrite = fool’s gold

    The new Democratic party = Chicago Democratic party = corrupt

    Obamites = hope mongers = hopeless

    USA = the land of plenty = 5 % of the population

  172. Back to the Oil Drum site, posted by ((Murphy)) over at PUMApac…

    In the comments section:

    “Turning to the spill, Simmons reiterated the rather surprising conclusion that the current “top kill” effort by BP, as well as the planned relief wells, will not stop the Gulf spill.

    He says he talked over the weekend with scientists on board the Thomas Jefferson, a research boat used by the National Oceanographic Administration.

    The chat confirmed his suspicion that the leak that BP is focusing on at the “riser” is not the problem. The real problem is a gaping hole at the “well head,” 8 miles away.

    “The riser leak is a deception,” says Simmons. “The hole is in the well head — it’s the well bore.”

    Asked why such a massive hole would not be readily apparent and reported on, Simmons answers that the Thomas Jefferson was previously prevented from coming closer than 20 miles from the site of the explosion. This past week, it got within three miles. However, it’s still impossible to see anything at the well’s depth of 23,000 feet.

    “Think of it like a forest fire,” said Simmons. “You can’t get into the wilderness, you can only climb into a plane and fly over it, and when you do, you see that the fire is getting bigger every day.”

    In other words, the massive hole at the well head, or the well bore, is still inferred at this point based on the rate of the spill, not actually seen.

    Simmons sees further ripple effects from what he considers the massive size of the leak.

    “When they [the Thomas Jefferson] finally got the permission to circle the three-mile radius,” of the well, “once they got up wind [of the blast], within 20 minutes all the crew [of the boat] were nauseous, and several people are still in the hospital. There is benzene coming out of that stuff. If a hurricane finally blows up the Gulf, we could have millions of people die,” on the Gulf coast.

    (olemanagain on June 16, 2010 – 10:16am)

  173. Simmons is s crackpot. There’s been live 24/7 video of the wellhead for a month.

    He’s doing a huge disservice. There is evidence that the wellbore has been compromised. This a very serious concern. But, having Simmons go off day with his tinfoil hat theories detracts attention from the real issues.

  174. hwc
    June 16th, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    Can you imagine Hillary Clinton’s Oval Office speech on the oil disaster? I can. She’d rattle off a 12 point action plan, right down to what kind of underwear Thad Allen would wear. She may not plug the leak, but you’d damn sure turn off the TV thinking she had a plan.
    **********************************

    hwc…you are so right! Hill would have this coordinated and accountability from Day One…she would be running this and producing results…certainly not off partying, golfing and having her family yukking it up while the Southern Gulf States of our country suffer…

  175. hwc, you make me LOL. I was discussing Vanna the other day, and asking myself why I never had a 6 figure job like hers. Some people just win the lottery, and O is one of them.

  176. Admin-

    At least 3 of my posts have dissappeared from the bolg this morning. They were time stamped at about 9:00 9:30.

    Can you ck and see if they were unknowingly deleted?

    ______________________

    One was a note thanking SHV for the explanation of why the oil well cannot be blown up.

    Strangely, SHV’s posts are missing also.

    Something is going on with this blog. Either there has been a mirror site developed and operating without your knowledge or someone is selecting specific posts for their content and deleting them without your permission.

    I will try to reconstruct my posts. But SHV, I’m sure will attest to the fact that her/his posts are missing from the blog as well.

  177. Got it, Admin-

    In my search for information, I posted at the end of yesterday’s posts.

    Whew! Big relief and glad I found them.

    IOW- Disregard my above post.

    Will repost the info I spoke of— now.

  178. #
    Mrs. Smith
    June 16th, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Obama (and) Boss George Soros Ready To Profit From Oil Disaster

    h’s no w’s

    tammybruce com/2010/06/obama-boss-george-soros-ready-to-profit-from-oil-disaster.html

    If you think the Gulf Oil Spill was an accident- THINK AGAIN!

    If you think Obama’s stalling remediation of the damage done by the BP Oil spill is a poor response, playing dumb to what the natural response would be – THINK AGAIN!

    You have to ask yourself who has the motive?

    Who could possibly create a scenario likely to make this happen?

    The players are all in plain view. Remember, Obama and Soros are the key beneficiaries. The next question is: Who’s help did Soros and Obama need to make it happen? The answer is: Tony Hayward. And the reason why he ran to cash in his BP oil stock and pay off the mortgage on his house. (in case BP figured out later on their employee was the saboteur costing them hundreds of billions of dollars.

    What was Obama’s part in this scenario1.) Turning the public against more off shore oil drilling, 2.) Promoting Clean Energy legislation, natural Gas. 3.) Cap and Trade, 4.)Setting the oil rigs free from the Gulf to travel to Brazil, Soros’ new Tax payer funded oil drilling venture. (stalling the remediation of the oil damage to the Gulf.

    Obama’s actions all fall in with the proof we brought to the table the night before last. We smelled Soros lurking around the pumps.

    Soros recently invested himself as a 5% shareholder in a new (natural gas) company- everyone who is anyone dumped their BP oil stock like it was infected with leprosy and soon will be investing in the new clean energy stock natural GAS.

    Oh, and since Obama declared a moratorium on drilling, the oil rigs sitting in the Gulf have been left in idling mode. Soros is now calling for the silent oil rigs to be sent to Brazil to begin his off shore drilling. Remember his oil venture funded by us the Taxpayerm for Soros’ PetroBras?

    headline and link below:

    “You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.

    The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.

    The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a “preliminary commitment” letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas.”

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203863204574346610120524166.html

  179. #
    Mrs. Smith
    June 16th, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Well, I don’t know if an msnbc promo hearing a caller calling the president a “LIAR” is a trick or a treat- I guess, I’ll just have to listen-in to find out.

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    Mrs. Smith
    June 16th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    SHV,

    “That’s why the well can’t be shut off by capping or blowing it up”

    Thanks SHV for the explanation. It makes sense now.

  181. Yesterday’s post regarding Mitch McConnell’s predictions solidifies the direction Obama is taking making my above statement a credible scenario.

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    Mrs. Smith
    June 15th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Obama speech was nothing but lip service just like the visit to La was nothing more than a photo-op.

    The Speech was nothing more than an announcement he was about to legislate some form of Climate Legislation… better known as Cap and Trade.

    a few quotes, an advance summary of Obama’s speech from the WSJ’s Jonathan Weisman:

    “In the case of putting a price on the emission of carbon, a step he has said is necessary to make alternative fuels competitive, he faces bipartisan opposition. Republicans mobilized even before the speech to castigate efforts to use the political crisis in the Gulf to further that controversial aim.”

    “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, Ky.) warned that if he presses to cap emissions of carbon dioxide, he will “use the justifiable public outrage over an explosion that killed 11 people and the oil spill that followed as a tool for pushing a divisive new climate change policy even as hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil continue to spill into the Gulf each day.”

    “A senior administration official said the president will not explicitly call for a cap on carbon emissions or a carbon tax. In that sense, he may be laying the political groundwork for a less ambitious bill funding clean energy research and development.”

    “The president was to say, “We all need to rally together and act as one nation to ***create a new clean-energy future***,” the official said.”
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704009804575308782107364538.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

  182. “Obama (and) Boss George Soros Ready To Profit From Oil Disaster”

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    When I think of all the procrastination, while in the meantime precious life, both human and birds, mammals, fish, flora and fauna have either died or are hanging on the life by a shred….this just makes me sick to my stomach.

  183. I just wish they would go a step farther and blast obama for his disgraceful support of terrorists. How bloody long did he procrastinate thereby allowing Iran to do whatever the hell it wanted before pushing for lukewarm sanctions that will do absolutely nothing? How blood long has he been in collusion with the enemies of Israel?

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    US lawmakers blast ‘disgraceful’ Turkey over Iran, Israel
    (AFP) – 2 hours ago

    WASHINGTON — US lawmakers slammed “disgraceful” Turkey on Wednesday over its ties to Iran and charged Ankara had the “blood” of nine Turks killed in an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship on its hands.

    “There will be a cost if Turkey stays on its present heading of growing closer to Iran and more antagonistic to the state of Israel,” warned Representative Mike Pence, the number three House Republican.

    The group, firing an unusually harsh rhetorical broadside at a NATO ally, rebuked Turkey for backing the aid flotilla, criticizing Israel, and opposing US efforts to impose new sanctions on Tehran over its suspect nuclear program.

    “Because Turkey is a NATO ally, it’s even more disgraceful, their actions,” said Democratic Representative Eliot Engel, who joined his colleagues in accusing Ankara of drifting away from the West and into the arms of Iran.

    “If we look at what the Turkish government has done in the past couple of years: they certainly have a very strong Islamic bent, but a bent in terms of looking towards Iran, and looking towards the Middle East, and not looking at the West and NATO anymore,” said Engel.

    The lawmakers slammed Turkey for backing an aid flotilla for Gaza and said Ankara was to blame for the deaths of eight Turks and a dual Turkish-US national in a May 31 raid on one of the ships, the Turkish ferry Mavi Marmara.

    “I believe that blood is on the hands of Turkey,” Republican Representative Peter King.

    “As far as I’m concerned, Turkey is responsible for the nine deaths aboard that ship, it is not Israel’s troops that are responsible,” said Democratic Representative Shelley Berkley.

    Pence said he would consider dropping his opposition to a US Congress resolution branding the World War I era mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as “genocide” and hinted at other consequences.

    Berkley said she had turned Turkish officials away from her office this week and would continue to do so “until I see and change in policy” and vowed to fight against Turkey’s accession to the European Union.

    “They don’t deserve to be a part of the EU until they start behaving more like the European nations and a whole lot less like Iran,” she said.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5irfo_3pYFmu37DVEPoKcCPhYcAfg

  184. Soros’ Brazilian Oil plan will make them the largest supplier of oil.

    “But look on the bright side. If President Obama has embraced offshore drilling in Brazil, why not in the old U.S.A.? The land of the sorta free and the home of the heavily indebted has enormous offshore oil deposits, and last year ahead of the November elections, with gasoline at $4 a gallon, Congress let a ban on offshore drilling expire.”

    Well, I think we’ve answered that question. Soros is a globalist, not a localist, (my word) intent on creating a market for clean energy which he not only owns and controls but plans on cornering the clean energy market indefinitely- knocking the old Trust Fund babies, Rockefeller and the inheritors of Standard Oil and the Bush/Cheney Clans out of contention most likely with an Oil War… sending the price of oil down to pennies because we, the Tax Payer are subsidizing Petrobras

    “The Bush Administration’s five-year plan (2007-2012) to open the outer continental shelf to oil exploration included new lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. But in 2007 environmentalists went to court to block drilling in Alaska and in April a federal court ruled in their favor. In May, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his department was unsure whether that ruling applied only to Alaska or all offshore drilling. So it asked an appeals court for clarification. Late last month the court said the earlier decision applied only to Alaska, opening the way for the sale of leases in the Gulf. Mr. Salazar now says the sales will go forward on August 19.”

    Well, this will be interesting- A battle of Titans… How can they continue drilling in the Gulf if 1.) Obama has placed an order to cease drilling for an indefinite period of time. 2.) The oil drilling rigs will not stand idle when they can be earning money somewhere else. BRAZIL!

    “This is progress, however slow. But it still doesn’t allow the U.S. to explore in Alaska or along the East and West Coasts, which could be our equivalent of the Tupi oil fields, which are set to make Brazil a leading oil exporter. Americans are right to wonder why Mr. Obama is underwriting in Brazil what he won’t allow at home.”

    We wonder no more. We know why now. The larger question is how can this criminal activity be applied to Obama as a reason for Impeachment proceedings. I don’t want to wait until November. Too much can happen between the cup and the lip if we wait.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203863204574346610120524166.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

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    JanH
    June 16th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    “Obama (and) Boss George Soros Ready To Profit From Oil Disaster”

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    When I think of all the procrastination, while in the meantime precious life, both human and birds, mammals, fish, flora and fauna have either died or are hanging on the life by a shred….this just makes me sick to my stomach.
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    I know what that feels like. I try rising above it because the pain is so severe, I wouldn’t be able to function otherwise. What I do know is this- the innocent animals, all species, dying for the greed of these criminals will have their day of reckoning. God help those that created this massacre in the Gulf because they will reap a whirlwind something like they’ve never seen or felt before.

  186. One of the things that I point out over and over about Obama is that he has never, in his adult life, identified a problem that was hurting ordinary people, developed a solution and then executed the solution to completion. He has no experience getting stuff done. Even if you consider the demands that BPs sponsorship of Obama’s political career would put on him, he still has no seeming ability to grasp even that situation and move forward from there. He’s the most impotent president I’ve ever seen. Unless he is sailing in a great ship provided and fueled by corporate America, he’s dead in the water.

  187. hwc
    June 16th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

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    OMG! That is a powerful video. Thanks for posting.

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    basement angel
    June 16th, 2010 at 5:01 pm
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    Well said!

  188. God help those that created this massacre in the Gulf because they will reap a whirlwind something like they’ve never seen or felt before.

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    God, Karma or whatever power it takes, I hope these people suffer and rot to the bone.

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