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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 08:51 PM
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On the epic BP environmental clusterfuck: "Obama Looking for Whose Ass to Kick"!!!
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Obama looking for 'whose ass to kick'

By the CNN Wire Staff
June 7, 2010 7:55 p.m. EDT

(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."

video and more at the link: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/06/07/gulf.oil.obama/


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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 08:53 PM
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1. Skittles-the President is on the phone...
:evilgrin:
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PopSixSquish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:30 PM
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8. ROTFLAMO!
That 'll learn 'em but good...
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 03:40 AM
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14. I could give him some lessons
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 08:55 PM
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2. I laughed so hard I almost cried when I heard that.. Now lets count together...1,2,
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

"How can he say such a thing? He is losing his temper instead of tending to problems! He is an angry man out of control and using words that will harm our children!"


As opposed to last week.. "We need our President to show anger.. he is not mad enough"

Or words to that effect..

;)

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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 08:55 PM
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3. Even if they electocuted the whole lot of BP execs, it's not going to
make the fucking mess go away.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 08:59 PM
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4. I could give him a few names.
;-)
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FLyellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:00 PM
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5. See? He really IS just another angry black man.
LOL :hi:
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:00 PM
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6. Like I said on another thread, the video clip will be the opening of Morning Joe tomorrow...
and then Mika will say how "inappropriate" (and "un-Obama-like") that language is for morning tv. And then they'll all say how he shouldn't "try to be something he's not." Watch.
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NatBurner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 08:20 AM
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20. basically
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:02 PM
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7. Wouldn't want to be among the advisers who urged him to advocate more offshore driling...
My bet is also that Ken Salazar doesn't survive to the end of the year.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:41 PM
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9. They beg Obama to get pissed off and now they're all on TV
like "Oh my, how could he say that" Unreal
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:58 PM
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11. As predictable as ever, even more so.
Idiots!

:patriot:
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liquid diamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 01:16 AM
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13. At DU the man can do no right. He's damned if he does damned it he doesn't. n/t
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 03:53 AM
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16. Actually if the man (or some posters) showed a bit of loyalty to substantive principles
rather that to platitude- we might all be having a very different conversation here.
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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:52 PM
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10. Drudge Report: OBAMA GOES 'STREET'...LOOKING FOR ASS TO KICK
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rudy23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 12:14 AM
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12. On day 48 of the spill....
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 03:40 AM
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15. it would be funny if it wasn't so pitiful
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 08:15 AM
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19. Referring to his trip a Month ago and all the work that's been done up til now. nt
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 05:49 AM
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17. So the meme will go from "too unemotional" to "angry black man" in
one day's news cycle. Maybe 2, Rush is presumably taking a honeymoon
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jeanpalmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 05:49 AM
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18. Was he serious?
Whose ass has he kicked so far? And which names have the experts given him? Would have been great follow-up questions.
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rudy23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 09:34 AM
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21. No, it was another big, fake show for the plebes. We know whose back he's got.
The ass-kicking comment came on the heels of a poll about the response. It was all for the polls, real action will favor BP.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 01:37 PM
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22. He doesn't even sound mad. I wish he would do something
other than talk.
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