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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.”
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