Posts Tagged ‘Obama’s Katrina’

Rahm Emanuel Criticizes BP CEO for Attending Yacht Race While Obama Golfs

June 20, 2010

Liberal hypocrisy is on full display.  From the American Thinker:

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel laid into BP’s CEO Tony Hayward for going yachting with his son instead of paying attention every minute of the day to the oil spill.

Meanwhile, our president took in a 5 hour round of golf with his vice president. Last Saturday, it was a 4 hour tour of the links.

President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.

Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.

What Took So Long?

June 17, 2010

The RNC has released a scathing video showing just where The One’s priorities are.   58 days before meeting w/ BP executives?  Pathetic.  In times like these we need a President, a true leader.  Someone to be proud of and rally behind.  Instead we have a Golfer in Chief and a rampant apologizer.  Someone we’re ashamed of.  The One = The Mistake.

Alabama Governor Slams Obama’s Weak Response to Gulf Oil Spill

June 14, 2010

Leadership: Obama compares Gulf Oil Spill to 9/11, then goes golfing

June 14, 2010

Our Dear Leader told The Politico that the Gulf Oil Spill was similar to 9/11.  Then he went golfing…  From Gateway Pundit:

Barack Obama told The Politico this morning that the Gulf oil spill was like 9-11.

Then he went golfing for 4 hours.

The Hill reported:

President Barack Obama spent four hours on the golf course Sunday in temperatures that peaked in the low 90s.

The White House pool reported that they left Andrews Air Force Base as it started to rain after 4 p.m.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was among the group golfing with Obama.

Leadership.

Obama on BP Oil Spill: “I want to know whose ass to kick”.

June 7, 2010

Classy, but hollow.  Were it day 5, 10, or even 20 this “attitude” may hold merit.  But it’s day 46. Yawn.

Obama in 2008: My campaign management experience would allow me to handle a Gulf emergency

June 6, 2010

Back in 2008 when Hurricane Gustav was nearing New Orleans, Obama told Anderson Cooper, the Paris Hilton of Television News, that since he ran such a large campaign he could surely respond to a Gulf disaster. Apples to apples, right?  Wrong.  He and his administration have failed at nearly everything they’ve touched.  Cash for Clunkers, job creation, unemployment, you name it.  Hell they can’t even get Queen Elizabeth’s birthday right.  But his biggest failure to date is his lack of leadership during the Gulf Oil Spill.  

From Byron York in the Washington Examiner:

It’s not mentioned much now, but in the late summer of 2008, a major hurricane, Gustav, was in the Gulf of Mexico and headed toward New Orleans, threatening a replay of the disastrous Katrina experience.  On September 1, 2008, Barack Obama, fresh from his Roman-colonnade speech on the final night of the Democratic convention in Denver, talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about Gustav and the Gulf.  The question: As president, could he handle an emergency like that?  Obama pointed to the size of his campaign and its multi-million dollar budget as evidence of his executive abilities.  “Our ability to manage large systems and to execute, I think, has been made clear over the last couple of years,” Obama said. That executive ability, he added, “indicates the degree to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.”

Obama’s Response to Gulf Oil Spill: Days 1-42

June 3, 2010

Pathetic.

Liz Cheney on Obama’s Weak Response to Gulf Oil Spill: “A gift for reading a teleprompter is not the same as leadership”.

May 30, 2010

Courtesy of Gateway Pundit.

Vision: Obama Admin Proposed Budget Cut to Coast Guard Crisis Center 3 Months before Gulf Oil Spill

May 29, 2010

Talk about bad timing.  The Obama Administration, quickly becoming the laughing stock  of the world, proposed cutting the budget of the Coast Guard Crisis Center 3 months prior to the Gulf Oil Spill.  From the Washington Post:

Three months before the massive BP oil spill erupted in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration proposed downsizing the Coast Guard national coordination center for oil spill responses, prompting its senior officers to warn that the agency’s readiness for catastrophic events would be weakened.

That proposal is feeding a mounting debate over whether the federal government is able to regulate deep-sea oil extraction. Defense analysts and retired agency leaders question whether the Coast Guard — which shares oversight of offshore drilling with the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service — has the expertise and resources to keep pace with industry advances.

Accidents happen, “but what you’re seeing here is the government is not properly set up to deal with this kind of issue,” said Robbin Laird, a defense consultant who has worked on Coast Guard issues. “The idea that you would even think about getting rid of catastrophic environmental spill equipment or expertise at the Department of Homeland Security, are you kidding me?”

“Cutting a strike team is nuts,” said Stephen Flynn, a former Coast Guard commander and now president of the Center for National Policy, a Washington think tank. “Whether it’s an accident of man or an act of terrorism, it requires almost the exact same skill set to clean it up.”

“Never Again” Video from NRSC

May 28, 2010

This is a beauty on the Obama Admin’s failed response to the worst oil spill in US history.  You know it’s bad when MSNBC doesn’t approve, not to mention James Carville.   

Portrait in Leadership: Obama Golfs as Nashville Recovers from Flood and Oil Washes Ashore in Louisiana

May 9, 2010

As mentioned in PolitiPage.com, Obama spent Saturday playing golf as opposed to dealing with any major issues such as the economy, terror, flooding in Nashville, and the oil spill in the Gulf. (Obama’s Katrina)

Obama’s Katrina: GOP Calls for Probe into Slow Response to Oil Spill from Obama Admin

May 7, 2010

From Rep. Tom Price:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
5.5.2010
 
Administration’s Slow Response and Defensive Posture Raises Questions
 

 

Washington, May 5 – Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement regarding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

“The environment and the livelihood of millions in the Gulf region depend on getting this oil spill cleaned up as quickly as possible.  That is priority number one,” said Chairman Price.  “Meanwhile, there must be a full investigation to learn exactly what went wrong and who should be held accountable.  It would be utterly irresponsible to leave any questions unanswered about this disaster and Washington’s response.  So far, the remarkably slow response by the Obama administration and their defensive posture raises questions about their handling of this matter.  Such a response and attitude do not inspire confidence that similar disasters will be addressed more effectively in the future.

“This tragedy once again highlights the need for an energy policy that uses the full potential of American innovation, conservation, and production.  This is a time to clean up the spill and get an accurate accounting of the situation, not for making short-sighted and reactionary decisions to limit access to our country’s energy resources.  Taxpayers should not foot the bill for this disaster, and American families should not be hit with runaway energy bills because it was used to stymie future responsible and needed expansion of domestic energy.”

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Congressman Tom Price is Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC).

Democrats Try to Profit from Oil Rig Explosion that Killed 11

May 4, 2010

This is pathetic, even for the Democrats.  They’re in trouble.  And they know it.

From Gateway Pundit: