Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Obama is looking to kick someone’s ass

 
CNN: President Barack Obama bluntly defended his administration's response to the undersea gusher fouling the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, telling an interviewer he has met with experts to learn "whose ass to kick."
"I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf," Obama told NBC's "Today" show in an interview scheduled to air Tuesday. "A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be."
A variety of critics have accused Obama of being too cerebral in his reaction to the undersea gusher now fouling the Gulf of Mexico, of failing to put the full force of the administration and of putting too much trust in oil company BP. But Obama told NBC his deliberations have been more than academic.
"I don't sit around talking to experts because this is a college seminar," Obama continued. "We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick." 
Oh brother! This little sound bite was designed to calm the grumbling from lefties like Maureen Dowd, Bill Maher and Spike Lee. It won’t calm real people from fuming over the oil spill. Right now people are not interested in seeing Obama go after the guilty parties. Right now people want to see the oil spill brought under some sort of control. From capping the spill to cleaning up the mess, there still seems to be this scatterbrained approach to handling the crisis by both BP and the administration.

Right now, kicking the ass of BP and who ever else is culpable is not going to save any beaches, any wildlife or anyone’s livelihood. The only thing that can save those things is competent management and competent management seems to be above Obama’s pay grade.

Via: CNN
Video h/t: Gateway Pundit
Via: The New York Post
Via: ABC News

8 comments:

Uffda said...

Oh, brother. Can we vote him out now?

He seriously just looks for someone to blame.

madmath1 said...

Here BP drops the ball and he wants to know who's ass to kick for the turnover. How about the dumbass that dropped the ball? This fool is so stupid and incompetent, that he can't blame the one that screwed up for screwing up. Explains why he can't see his own administrations faults.

Janelle said...

This mess isn't Obama's fault. It isn't his job to 'kick someone's ass' for it either. We have a huge Department of Energy which costs 24 billion and change yearly for that task. Anyone heard a peep from them about solutions? Surely, after 32 years, they must have some ideas on how to deal with this. Right?

Anonymous said...

He has yet to meet with BP CEO, much less "kick ass". Further, BP needs to get in line behind the Ft. Hood shooter, underwear bomber, Times Square terrorist, Floatilla sham artists, etc. They all need a good kick in the ass, but we certainly won't see it from P. BO.

David_TheMan said...

I don't see how this is the government's business. The only thing Obama should do is remove the federal liablity cap on oil spills.

I don't understand why conservatives who rightly defended Bush for what happend during Katrina want to now be hypocrits and go after Obama for doing nothing with regards to an oil spill.

Obama should just be quiet and get out of the way. We have courts that will handle people's qualms with BP.

Solo said...

Oh please! This dimwit couldn't kick an ass if it was right in front of him. He's weak, and his whole game has been more than exposed. He's in the past and was never, EVER relevant to begin with.

He tries to play like he's all Chicago gangsta and everything, but we all know his deal. F-A-K-E. I'm embarrassed to be from the same home city and state that he's from.

As one of my fellow posters has already said, "Can we vote him out now?" Good grief.

Tyrone said...

Amen Clifton. Kicking someone's ass will not save a single job, beach, or anything else. But that seems to be a pattern I see from him - point fingers, lay blame, and stir up anger at a certain group or person. None of that solves anything though.

No - it's not his fault any more than Bush caused Katrina. I'm not sure the government has any better solutions than BP does. The regulatory people and the DoE dropped the ball I think, and BP has their own culpability. But none of that solves anything NOW.

I think the reason there is a lot of anger at this on the political right is that Obama, unlike Bush, promised to solve everybody's problems, fix the world, and drop the sea levels. It's THAT hubris and the resulting failure to deliver, that has the right pointing fingers. He is, after all, only a human man, regardless of what he or anyone else would have us believe.

jehaga said...

He's becoming more and more irrelevant each day. Seriously, he's opining about baseball as the country, and the rest of the world, is coming apart at the seams.

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