Gulf Oil is Obama's Waterloo

According to a study published by Texas A&M University Press, the four biggest industries in the Gulf of Mexico region are oil, tourism, fishing and shipping. Together, those four industries account for approximately $234 billion in economic activity each year. Now those four industries have been absolutely decimated by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and will probably not fully recover for years, if not decades. (Source: “U.S. Economic Collapse Top 20 Countdown“)
America is reaping the consequences of the election to the presidency of the United States a community organizer who has never been tested and has no executive experience, having never run anything larger than a senatorial office.
How are you liking the Hope and Change, Obamabots?
~Eowyn

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Below are excerpts from a good opinion piece by Peggy Noonan, “He Was Supposed to be Competent,” in the Wall St. Journal, May 29, 2010:

I don’t see how the president’s position and popularity can survive the oil spill. This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president’s political judgment and instincts.
There was the tearing and unnecessary war over his health-care proposal and its cost. There was his day-to-day indifference to the views and hopes of the majority of voters regarding illegal immigration. And now the past almost 40 days of dodging and dithering in the face of an environmental calamity. I don’t see how you politically survive this.
The president, in my view, continues to govern in a way that suggests he is chronically detached from the central and immediate concerns of his countrymen. This is a terrible thing to see in a political figure, and a startling thing in one who won so handily and shrewdly in 2008. But he has not, almost from the day he was inaugurated, been in sync with the center. The heart of the country is thinking each day about A, B and C, and he is thinking about X, Y and Z. They’re in one reality, he’s in another.
The American people have spent at least two years worrying that high government spending would, in the end, undo the republic. They saw the dollars gushing night and day, and worried that while everything looked the same on the surface, our position was eroding. They have worried about a border that is in some places functionally and of course illegally open, that it too is gushing night and day with problems that states, cities and towns there cannot solve.
And now we have a videotape metaphor for all the public’s fears: that clip we see every day, on every news show, of the well gushing black oil into the Gulf of Mexico and toward our shore. You actually don’t get deadlier as a metaphor for the moment than that, the monster that lives deep beneath the sea. […]
The original sin in my view is that as soon as the oil rig accident happened the president tried to maintain distance between the gusher and his presidency. He wanted people to associate the disaster with BP and not him. When your most creative thoughts in the middle of a disaster revolve around protecting your position, you are summoning trouble. When you try to dodge ownership of a problem, when you try to hide from responsibility, life will give you ownership and responsibility the hard way. In any case, the strategy was always a little mad. Americans would never think an international petroleum company based in London would worry as much about American shores and wildlife as, say, Americans would. They were never going to blame only BP, or trust it.
I wonder if the president knows what a disaster this is not only for him but for his political assumptions. His philosophy is that it is appropriate for the federal government to occupy a more burly, significant and powerful place in America—confronting its problems of need, injustice, inequality. But in a way, and inevitably, this is always boiled down to a promise: “Trust us here in Washington, we will prove worthy of your trust.” Then the oil spill came and government could not do the job, could not meet the need, in fact seemed faraway and incapable: “We pay so much for the government and it can’t cap an undersea oil well!”
This is what happened with Katrina, and Katrina did at least two big things politically. The first was draw together everything people didn’t like about the Bush administration, everything it didn’t like about two wars and high spending and illegal immigration, and brought those strands into a heavy knot that just sat there, soggily, and came to symbolize Bushism. The second was illustrate that even though the federal government in our time has continually taken on new missions and responsibilities, the more it took on, the less it seemed capable of performing even its most essential jobs. Conservatives got this point—they know it without being told—but liberals and progressives did not. They thought Katrina was the result only of George W. Bush’s incompetence and conservatives’ failure to “believe in government.” But Mr. Obama was supposed to be competent. […]
What continues to fascinate me is Mr. Obama’s standing with Democrats. They don’t love him. Half the party voted for Hillary Clinton, and her people have never fully reconciled themselves to him. But he is what they have. They are invested in him. In time—after the 2010 elections go badly—they are going to start to peel off. The political operative James Carville, the most vocal and influential of the president’s Gulf critics, signaled to Democrats this week that they can start to peel off. He did it through the passion of his denunciations.
The disaster in the Gulf may well spell the political end of the president and his administration, and that is no cause for joy. It’s not good to have a president in this position—weakened, polarizing and lacking broad public support—less than halfway through his term. That it is his fault is no comfort. It is not good for the stability of the world, or its safety, that the leader of “the indispensable nation” be so weakened. I never until the past 10 years understood the almost moral imperative that an American president maintain a high standing in the eyes of his countrymen.

To read all of Noonan’s essay, CLICK HERE.
~Eowyn

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Will
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Will

What is more astonishing is that even Chris “tingles” Mathews even question “Duh One”
If “tingles” begins to question you, Obama’s goose is cooked.

Will
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Will

I have been waiting for this man’s failure for a while now, suffice it to say the feeling is bitter-sweet. On one hand he is finally getting his due but on the other we all will have to suffer for the stupidity of a few moron voters.

Danbones
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It might even be worse than Watergate… ( judging by E Howard Hunt’s death bed confession and his appearance on the Kennedy assination vids, his admitting that he ran the hit, and then his appearance again in the taking down of Nixon at Watergate, I would say these are all set ups- not to take down presidents, but to take the US and then the world. Much like the egg eating snake that unhinges its jaws to swallow eggs hugely larger than its head might do. Considering that: there are at least 20 Non GMO seed banks around the world… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

WTF, man, take your Thorazine!

Will
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Will

Dude I think you are looking for the Area 51 website…or at least the SCYFI channel.

DCG
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DCG

Not only is he chronically detached from the central and immediate concerns of his countrymen but he is treating our allies this way as well. Witness what he said about Israel defending their commandos – “get all the facts about the raid”. This coming from a man who said the police acted “stupidly” before HE had all the facts. This community organizer is in WAY OVER HIS HEAD.

erinyes
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erinyes

Actually, ladys and gents; I belong to the church of George Carlin. This meaning I subscribe to neither party , HOWEVER….. I think it unwise to wish Obama bad fortune and failure. Regardless of who is in the oval office, our country is in peril on so many fronts, that it is indeed unpatriotic to wish him failure; if he hangs, we all hang. The Christian thing to do is to do the right thing for the benefit of all, the partisan fighting should wait.You guys obviously hate Obama for reasons imagined and not. This is your territory, i’m just… Read more »

BKeyser
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BKeyser

You know? This condescension thing you’ve got going isn’t working. You’re one strawman-argument after another. If many of Obama’s (also known as the Progressive Left’s) policies fail, America wins. All of our personal success is not tied to his; in fact, even suggesting such a thing illustrates your obvious obedience to him and his. You’re claims of independence are laughable and your affinity for the politics of George Carlin telling. So on this day especially, please table your bogus idea of patriotism since it’s likely you have no idea what the word truly means. You may consider yourself a guest,… Read more »

Will
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Will

I don’t see it as unwise to wish bad fortune and failure on this asshat I see it as returning the favor but it’s funny how you stated we should not be taking shots at O-dumbass but could not resist the Sarah Palin shot…stay classy there buddy. As for the Teleprompter, your homeboy can’t even take a dump without the TOTUS at least the past CICs (and to his credit Bill Clinton who actually memorized his speeches) can forgo the teleprompter’s usage most of the time, hell I think the TOTUS sees more action with “Duh one” then Michelle. I… Read more »

DCG
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DCG

Hey Will, did you know that The Traitor said “uh” 226 times in only 52 minutes during his press conference on 5/27? That’s just brilliant….

Will
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Will

Must be the elitist upbringing. Obama is truly inspiring…in his own mind!

DCG
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DCG

Our country is in peril on so many fronts BECAUSE of Obama. His policies will do nothing to make America better no how much the Obamabots want to believe that. He will fail but America will not. He is only a blip in our great history and stronger convictions will pervail.

Danbones
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Danbones

hey anonymouse: you must lose a lot of debates. You show the kind of bravery and point for point debating skills and tactics of the type of person who’s character guarentees the US will disintegrate into a living hell where all there will be to eat is the bark on the trees. the oil spill is NOT an accident. Goldman Sachs bet against it ahead of time… Barkey’s Biggest election donator Goldman Sachs It has already done major damage.. Its only going to get worse What has been done in the way of telling it like it is and what… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Dude, I said to take your Thorazine because you sounded like you needed it. That detracts from your argument like nothing else.

Danbones
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Danbones

There are 30 million evangelicles plus in the USA who are waitin for the second coming.
which they can’t have untill Isreal is flattened.
If the USA is not guided out of the current economic and environmental and politival debacles it is mired in by a honorable genius leader in the next couple of episodes….
ya don’t think if they see the end coming they won’t try to fix the timing
by making a little glass…
oh well no more shills on the internet.

tina
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community organizer folks,running the country folks!

erinyes
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erinyes

BKeyser, Please elaborate. As a guest, I respect your views.However, I think you are confusing condescention with being polite. I am politically neutral; I don’t like many things that happened between 1999 and 2010, didn’t like a lot of stuff that happened in the previous 16 years either. I’m on a quest for knowledge, I don’t understand why people harbor such hatred for Palin on one side and Obama on the other. I’m here to discover, not to hurl insults.My affinity for the politics of George Carlin is indeed telling. Carlin said “the system threw us overboard 30 bleeping years… Read more »

Danbones
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Danbones

When the Illegal central bank was installed at the turn of the 20th century America was enslaved. As was every contry that has a central bank which is privately owned. The muslims who don’t bend over for this sysem are currently the ones the colonizers are aimed at. The dollar is now worth about a penny aprox. compared the dollar then. After Waterloo, Rothschild’s mesengers arrived back in England, lied about Napolean losing, told the Brits he was headed their way, and then the Rothschilds bought britian up for “pennies on the pound” They then used Britian to colonize and… Read more »

Danbones
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Danbones

Points taken Eowyn..
I hope you excuse my reaction to being treated the way you claim I’m treating”Y’all”
I was lookin for point by point debate which is much less common here then invective.
I agree this ain’t a comfortable fit…
I hope you find workable answers before it’s to late…
have a nice day

Danbones
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Danbones

Ok Eowyn, thank for opening the door to conciliation here. I will apologize for being blunt. I’m sorry if I was construed as being insulting. that was not my intent. Nor is it my intent to take it either. Injuns? Im halfnhalf myself… I was refering to the statitic published in Canada that if all the treaties signed in good faith by the abouriginals here were legally honoured the total wealth of Canada would have to be used to do it.. not to mention the bit about residential schools being considered the worst genocide ever committed against children as decreed… Read more »

Joan
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Joan

Mr. Bones, your condescending attitude continues through your unclear communication skills that cannot be deciphered or understood by us poor Y’all type of folks! My question to you is, “What is your point?” I don’t expect any kind of candid or straightforward response from you, because it is clear to me that you suffer from narcissism due to your continuous condescension to those of us trying so hard to understand you. Clealry, you believe you are superior to us! Also, I pray that Obama’s policies fail-his evil agendas fail! You cannot negotiate with evil! Don’t forget that!

Danbones
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Danbones

My point is the democratic process has been stolen in every country with a privatly owned central bank.
I was hoping for debate,
I got this:
“WTF, man, take your Thorazine!”
And this:
“Dude I think you are looking for the Area 51 website…or at least the SCYFI channel”
and my use of the y’all is offensive?
O.K.
Nevermind.

erinyes
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erinyes

Danbones,
You got my attention on one point in particular, USURY.
Islam forbids usury.
Usury has all but destroyed our financial system.
We are all “consumer units”, yet our capacity to consume has been clobbered by debt and tight credit.
Somebody will now pop up and say I’m a Muslim, no my friends, I subscribe to “the path”.

erinyes
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erinyes

Will, kindly read my comment again; you missed something.

BKeyser
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BKeyser

So now the One is working with James Cameron to solve the spill problem. I hear Jack Dawson was sent down there first but he didn’t survive the ordeal. Fortunately, they’ve got a plan G.

DCG
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DCG

Good one…you can’t make this stuff up! Endless material for you to work with!

Joan
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Joan

Mr. Bones, it is hard to debate someone when you don’t know what they are talking about because they purposely speak in riddles due to their self-concept of superiority. That’s why people are telling you to take your Thorazine. And, did you honestly mean to be respectful in the context you used, “Ya’ll?” Well, this simple little spiritual warrior is going to take her crippled body and go to bed. See how clear I can be?

Danbones
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Danbones

Joan: One side of my familly is from the deep south, decendand from a civil war general who was asked to replace Davis as president of the confederacy, and who refused, in order to do his job as a general. He also turned down the offer to be comandant of west point to do his duty for the south. I hope you have slept well… Erinyes: Thank you. That is at the heart of what I am trying to say… It is my OPINION, which I tried to illustrate with proofs that: The beneficiaries of that usuary have used those… Read more »

Danbones
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Danbones

You are most probably accurate in your assesment Eoywin..
Perhaps I have spent too much time on very combative forums.
I’ll try to lighten it up alittle.
Have a good one to you all.

Ron
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Ron

Mr. Bones, I made an attempt at reading your long list of conspiracies but honestly, I had difficulty keeping up; there are just too many. I know the world is screwed up but I don’t believe it is Dick Cheney’s fault or Bushes fault and I certainly do not believe it is the fault of the Jews. We have 535 people running this country and what ever anyone says, they are the law makers. I don’t care who controls the money, the law makers control the country. You can concoct any conspiracy theory you wish but you will never convince… Read more »

Joan
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Joan

Mr. Bones, I acknowledge your family heritage in the South-all the more reason to be respectful whilst using Southern terms. Look at your contexts! By the way, I am not from the South, but I respect the South and its wonderful people. Unlike Eowyn, I do believe you have been deliberately obstruse by reading your previous communications. However, I can see by your most recent communication, that you have the capacity for clarity and the desire to actually communicate. I have had a lot of experience listening to attorneys and witnesses who would have a great deal of trouble getting… Read more »

Doc's Wife
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Doc's Wife

Mr. Bones—I find it very hard to believe that you are from the South or have any idea what we are like in Dixie. I am certain that you must be proud of your southern heritage. Y’ALL have a good day. Not just rednecks and ignorant people use that term. Think I’ll go have a bowl of grits now.

Joan
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Joan

Doc’s Wife, Bravo! As I said before, I am not from the South, but living in the South, I am beginning to use the term, “Y’All” and “fixin’ ” because you constantly hear these terms. I would not categorize myself as a redneck, and I would not descrie myself as ignorant. And by the way, I have learned to love grits, especially with cheese in it. When I was asked if I wanted grits, I did not know what it was-then I tried them-delicious! I just mentioned to my husband on Monday, that the men are so much more polite… Read more »

Danbones
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Danbones

Docs Wife: I did not say I was from the south.. My grandfather’s family moved north when he was a child for reasons which have since proved quite valid. When you have 90 percent against giving away trillions to the bankers in that “bailout”, and your congress ignores the will of the people, I’d say that that was an enlightened decision. I’m not saying anything financially or politically that Ron Paul isn’t saying, and when judged by his voting record it is said he is the only true christian conservative in congress. So, what should some one who opposes someone… Read more »