June 14, 2010

Barack Obama…A Man Of Words

Yeah, our incumbent POTUS is a talker, alright.

THEODORE, Ala. – In a newly optimistic tone, President Barack Obama promised Monday that “things are going to return to normal” along the stricken Gulf Coast and the region’s fouled waters will be in even better shape than before the catastrophic BP oil spill.

He declared Gulf seafood safe to eat and said his administration is redoubling inspections and monitoring to make sure it stays that way. And his White House said Monday it had wrested apparent agreement from BP PLC to set up an independent, multibillion-dollar compensation fund for people and businesses suffering from the spill’s effects.

He declared, “I am confident that we’re going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before.”

… Sure, yeah, right, of course… Before we vote you out in November, 2012, or before?

With Obama hoping to convince a frightened Gulf Coast and a skeptical nation that he is in command, he is marshaling the tools at a president’s disposal: a two-day visit via Air Force One, helicopter and boat in the region, a prime-time speech Tuesday night from the symbolically important stage of the Oval Office and a face-to-face White House showdown Wednesday with the executives of the oil company that leased the rig that exploded April 20 and led to the leak of millions of gallons of coast-devastating crude.

From an enormous waterside staging facility here, one of 17 where cleanup crews ready themselves and equipment to attack the spill, Obama mixed optimism about the ultimate result with warnings that the recovery could take a while.

“I can’t promise folks here in Theodore or across the Gulf Coast that the oil will be cleaned up overnight. It will not be,” he said, after encouraging hard-hatted workers as they hosed off and repaired oil-blocking boom. “It’s going to be painful for a lot of folks.”

Ya’ think?

As the sentiment is expressed in an editorial in DeKalb County, Alabama’s Times Journal:

Right now, words are easy. And, in the wake of so many who are suffering from this tragedy, words do little to return Alabama’s beautiful beaches and critictal fishing industry to the norm.

Words, however, and words alone, are the sum total of the Obama product…

by @ 9:37 pm. Filed under The President
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4 Responses to “Barack Obama…A Man Of Words”

  1. Simeon Says:

    What’s he supposed to say? Or do?

    The President’s doing the best he can, considering that there’s little he can really do!

  2. Thibojeaux Says:

    The best he can!

    He’s doing what he should’ve been doing way back when the rig blew, Simeon, and even then, he wouldn’t be coming anywhere close.

    Meanwhile, he virtually ignored the floods in Tennessee and Texas, now in Utah, and because he’s stressing out so badly as it is he can’t even begin to deal with anything more than the already oversized helping of crises on his plate.

    Hey, guy, Obama’s the President of the United States. If he can’t handle multiple crises, he has no business in the Oval Office. If you can’t drive, do you take a job as a bus driver?

  3. Chuck Says:


    Thibojeaux’s right. Obama isn’t doing anything except flexing non-existant muscles for the media and posing, looking more like the Democrat donkey (jack-ass?) that he is.

  4. Chuck Says:


    More on Obama and the Gulf crisis in my upcoming post.