Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Obama slams Republican 'apology' to BP

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:34 AM
Original message
Obama slams Republican 'apology' to BP
Source: AFP

WASHINGTON US President Barack Obama lampooned Republicans over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Wednesday, seeking to turn a disaster that has been a political liability for him into a political weapon.

Obama cited a gaffe by a leading Republican lawmaker who said the US government's hardline tactics were a "tragedy" for BP, to lambast the opposition party as the pace heats up ahead of November's mid-term elections.

He said some Republicans opposed raising the legal cap on liabilities BP must pay to clean-up America's worst environmental disaster and a 20 billion dollar BP escrow compensation fund for businesses victimized by it.

"The top Republican on the energy committee even had the nerve to apologize to BP for the fact that we made them set up this fund," Obama said in remarks released by the White House prior to a presidential event in Wisconsin.

"Apologize to BP! He actually called the fund a tragedy. A tragedy? A tragedy is what the people of the Gulf are going through right now.

"That's the tragedy. And our government has a responsibility to hold the corporations accountable that caused it. They want to take us backwards. We want to move forward."

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hDKq...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:37 AM
Response to Original message
1. Them Pubs must be choking on their bile right about now
KnR
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:42 AM
Response to Original message
2. sweet!
keep bringing it up, keep people talking about it. :thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:52 AM
Response to Original message
3. Is this what he is going to say in Wisconsin later? I don't see where he said it. I know he will
be going after Boehner's ant comment.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:53 AM
Response to Original message
4. "We apologize (for aplogizing publicly)." - Republicons
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 11:56 AM by SpiralHawk
"We are sooooo sorry that our Corporate groveling drew public notice. We should have groveled before our corporate overlords occultly, as usual, behind closed doors.

- Republicons
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tweeternik Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:58 AM
Response to Original message
5. Amen!!
I hope he starts "slapping" that little prick Jindl around too!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:02 PM
Response to Original message
6. Barton only expressed what all republicans believe. They grovel before their corporate majesties
like whupped puppies.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:16 PM
Response to Original message
7. Rip the bark off of them Mr. President.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:22 PM
Response to Original message
8. Kick their ass Mr. President!!! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:43 PM
Response to Original message
9. If "moving forward" means holding BP accountable, why doesn't it mean holding BushCo accountable?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:45 PM
Response to Original message
10. The Bushigandtists in Corporate M$M keep hammering home those RW Linguistic frames
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 12:51 PM by tom_paine
"Obama blasts"

"Obama slams"

FOX News used "blasts", because of course it connotes belligerence and cynical strategic manipulation.

You know, EXACTLY what the Rushpublics themselves are doing and have been doing since they opted for 24/7 demagoguery to much great success some 40 years ago.

Ever notice the term demogoguery and demagogue have been completely edited out of our National Dialogue?

Can't let us Plebians be exposed to any context or history or anything like that.

I will say again, the RW's Triumph of the Will is far more powerful than Hitler could ever have dreamed of. Hitler didn't have the vast array of advnaced PR and marketing tools that the modern Bushie RW, so perhaps it's not fair to compare the two.

Ed Bernays was just getting started when Hitler used his work to murder 6,000,000 Jews, 5,000,000 Poles, gypsies, gays, and 20,000,000 more with his Bush-financed War Machine.

Carl Jung was right, way back in 1910 or so when he correctly stated that future wars would not be against people, but against our own psychoses.

I might add that such psychoses have and apparently always will be, cultivated by our Aristocratic Rulers so as to keep us fighting each other like bugs in bottles and to keep them farting through silk for the rest of human history (which probably doesn't have that much longer to run, in geologic and maybe literal terms).
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:12 PM
Response to Original message
11. K&R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:20 PM
Response to Original message
12. Let's see the GOPers wiggle their way out of this !!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:21 PM
Response to Original message
13. Good, but he should have thrown in this line to REALLY twist the knife:
After the line about tragedy: "This was a tragedy born out of a lack of oversight and a complete disregard not only for rig worker safety on BP's part, but for the thousands of people on the Gulf Coast who make their livelihoods from it as well."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:02 PM
Response to Original message
14. All democrats
should shift into an attack mode,they have been too quiet too long.(Mr President sic Bo on those sleezy thugs)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:10 AM
Response to Original message
15. It's not a gaffe if it's what you meant to say. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Sep 01st 2014, 10:30 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC