Urgent Poll: Obama's Handling of Gulf Oil Disaster

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Newsmax.com, one of America’s leading online news services, is conducting an urgent national online poll about President Obama’s handling of the BP oil spill disaster. The results of the poll will be provided to major media outlets and popular radio talk-show hosts across America.
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0 responses to “Urgent Poll: Obama's Handling of Gulf Oil Disaster

  1. As the oil spill in the Gulf grows larger and more deadly, decimating all that it touches, BP continues to turn down assistance from Americans who just want to help clean up the mess. (…I hear they even turned down Director James Cameron and actor Kevin Costner…)
    First let’s get one thing perfectly straight: If you want to go and help clean up the oil spill, don’t let some corporate Big-Whigs “handle” you into believing that you’d be more of a liability, than an asset. I applaud you for recognizing that we all depend on our oceans for our very survival. It is this water that sustains every living thing on our planet, and it is also this water that we must protect in order to save ourselves from extinction.
    BP has downplayed the problem in the Gulf from the beginning as a means of corporate damage control. I don’t think they’ve yet recognized the severity of the problem. As I’ve written in past blog posts; the pipe needs to be capped and the relief well needs to be drilled. It’s not an exact science by any means, and if BP doesn’t get it right the first time, they’ll have to do it over, and over, and over again, until they do. How many months (or years) will that take? How much damage will have been done to our environment by then? We’ve already seen what 51 days of oil can do to the Gulf of Mexico… What would happen if the oil was left, unabated, for several months, or years? It’s a frightening example of corporate greed gone awry and it’s criminal, pure and simple.
    Corporations should never be allowed the opportunity to risk the lives of everyone on the planet just to make a profit for a few shareholders. (What good is money, after all, if you don’t have air to breathe, water to drink, or food to eat without fear of contamination?)
    BREAKING NEWS: I’ve just heard that those enormous plumes floating just under the surface of the water have been certified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.) as crude oil.
    (Are we just casual witnesses to our own demise? I wonder…)

  2. Lawrence Winans

    I find it somewhat disconcerting but there is a breakdown in the conventional left-right spectrum in American politics. You and I agree that Obama is an abject failure but you do because you believe that he is leading us to socialism and I because I see him as a corporate tool.
    Likewise, during the last year or two of the Bush administration, I found that my conservative friends with whom I had previously had shouting matches, joined me in opposing Bush.
    Are we inconsistent with our respective philosophies? Or have things deteriorated to such a degree that patriots, regardless of political inclination, can agree that the Establishment is not working in the national interest?

    • Lawrence,
      I’m one of those conservatives who had real problems with Bush Jr. because of his profligate spending, which violates a fundamental conservative limited govt principle. Also, being conservative does NOT mean I’m knee-jerk approving of big corporations. The Founding Fathers’s notion of free-market free-competition capitalism was never intended for monopolistic big corporations. The whole economy today is warped and perverted. It’s really more corporatist Fascism than free-market capitalist Democracy.
      I think your last sentence is right, which is a good thing and perhaps a basis for Americans from both the left & right to come together to save our country.

  3. Lawrence,
    From one American to another. I think, and it’s only an opinion, that Obama is working diligently to turn this country into a Social Democracy. I also think that big business corruption, government corruption, Lobbyists, and individuals like Barny Frank, brought forth legislation that put the banking industry into a no win situation.
    When one studies all the corruption in Government, Fannie May, Freddie Mac, Wall Street, big banks, and other industrial magnets, it is easy to see how the average person would be totally confused and ballyhooed into believing someone with a glib tongue like Obama could take this country down the yellow brick road. However, in deference to Obama, he is not the only one in government that has violated his oath of office. Many presidents have worked to bring the progressive movement to the foreground. Obama is just one more cog in the wheel. The breakdown you see in the left/right political arena is more a breakdown in understanding of what is going on. If the government can confuse the populace it can manipulate it. That’s why you see so many different things going on at the same time. It’s called taking advantage of a good disaster. Every time we have a situation that calls for us to challenge Obama a new disaster comes to the forefront to divert attention away from the facts and the truth. A Plot?? I would have to say it certainly looks that way. How many people does it fool? About half of the citizenry. You will see, in the near future, new legislation passing that will protect Obama from scrutiny.

  4. Steve, I read an article that said that the other rig was leaking and two more fissures were bubbling oil up from the pressure. That could be interesting if it’s true.

  5. This little blurt came from the Jacksonville post on line local news.
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are trying to prevent a political disaster along with the environmental one taking place in the Gulf of Mexico as they try to convince Americans frustrated by the ongoing oil spill that BP and Republican coziness with the oil industry are to blame.
    I find it interesting that the worthless idiot is still blaming Bush for his inept-ability.
    Here it continues:
    Meanwhile, Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed a fivefold increase in the tax that oil companies pay into a spill liability fund. The legislation would raise the tax on oil produced offshore from 8 cents a barrel to 41 cents a barrel — 7 cents higher than legislation that passed the House last month.
    The oil companies are responsible for every dollar it takes to clean up one of these spills but the federal government is raising their taxes. All that will accomplish is higher gas pump prices.

  6. https://www.flickr.com/photos/sgtkey0811/4685759693/sizes/l/ Oh- and sorry Eo, I didn’t have a chance to alter the oil color in the “engulfed” poster, though I agree it should have more red in it.

  7. Eo- question:
    There’s been lots of talk about lawsuits against BP for damages as a result of the oil spill; specifically to those who’ve lost their livelihood for an extended period (i.e. fishermen, crabbers, oystermen.)
    Now, as you know, I’ve been in the housing industry since leaving the USMC in ’92; first as a framing contractor and for the last 8 years in architectural design. As you also know, my industry has been devastated and it’s likely not to return to a status anywhere near where it was even before the bubble.
    But the bubble, and the resulting “pop” was created by an overzealous government and a devious Wall Street; not me, the bricklayers, plumbers, or engineers whose livelihood has been so adversely affected. Many, many, many in my industry have lost their jobs, homes, and outlook as a result of actions beyond their control.
    So, my question is, does everyone who has lost their job -or part of their income- deserve a settlement to repair that condition? Personally, I do not, and while I sympathize with those hurt by outside events, I don’t think lawyers should get richer litigating it. Your thoughts?

  8. The Oil well will lead to the removal of Obama from Office. It may also expose the whole oligarchy behind the scenes and the connection of Big Oil to Big Money.


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