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What Obama Admin SHOULD have Done in Gulf Oil Crisis

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I can't stand it any longer.  All the liberal blogs say that Obama couldn't have done anything to prevent or stop this disaster.  That's an outright lie, and Obama echoes those same words in speeches.  

What could he have done?

- he could have inquired about reef barriers earlier.  FEMA purchased them years ago, but the product was never delivered.  Instead, we got a very late, smaller barrier from OVERSEAS!

- contacted the heads of the major oil companies to send a delegate expert to the White House ASAP on sealing deep sea oil ruptures.

- could have inquired and found out NO-ONE has ever successfully fixed a deep sea rupture.

- contacted NUMA and related non-govt. deep sea entities for suggestions.  Clive Cussler predicted a deep sea oil catastrophe years ago, because he knew subs that deep can't disembark people to fix problems.

- use Top Spill inititially, instead of slapping BP for trying to use it now.

- use helium caps to trap the up plume of oil, that rises in water (lighter than water), put a parachute type open bottom bag over the well, let it fill up, then tie it off when it reaches the surface.  Drag line weights on the corners will keep it flush until it gets to a tie-off depth.

- use empty oil tankers to siphon off the supply by sucking in the water and expelling it into their cargo holds.  Saudi Arabia did this not too long ago.

- Contacted the Navy and use EVERY available deep sea submersible to initially video tape the problem.  \

- they could have started the process of drilling two wells on either side of the rupture.  This idea was discarded because it would have taken a month to implement.  HAD it been implemented, the problem would have been fixed by now.

- He could have immediately subcontracted Halliburton and other oil companies that deal with advesity situations, and built an emergency panel with complete Emergency Presidential approval for eco-disaster prevention.  NO ONE would have objected to this.  Yet, it's still not done.

- He believed BP that it was only leaking a few hundred gallons.  Being the President, it's his JOB to know what's truth and what is sheeeeiiite.  Have we learned nothing from Bush's WMD escapade?  How is Obama any less culpable for believing a lie?
He's not.  

- the options NOW are limited
compared to the many options available within the first two weeks.  

By the way,
exactly HOW MANY trips has he made, in a MONTH
to the gulf region?

uh...zero.  Bush went within a week and was criticized for being too late.  It's been over a month, Obama.  Where are your visits to the region
or for that matter, to visit even NASHVILLE!?

yeah...you really care.
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1 posted 05-26-2010 10:21 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You,ll be happy to know, Jeff, that Obama came out with the perfect solution this morning..

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama  has privately expressed his frustration to senior government officials that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has not been stopped and has made clear his feelings about it.

"Plug the damn hole," he has told them, according to aides.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_oil_rig_obama_trip


That was simple...
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well, at least three of what I suggested is being implemented or considered:
Bobby Jindall Gov is pushing for more reef barriers but is butting heads with the eco folks again in govt.
Top Kill IS being used right now, as we speak.
Empty tankers WILL be used to suck up top oil.  

Here is the Gotcha line from your post above on how Obama wants to fix the problem in plain black and white terms:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has privately expressed his frustration to senior government officials that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has not been stopped and has made clear his feelings about it.

"Plug the damn hole," he has told them, according to aides . . .


I keep hearing this awful awful voice in my head from the movie Carrie:
Plug it Up!  Plug it Up!  Plug it Up!
Thank you, again, Obama,
for the memories.
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Just imagine how different the news coverage would be if Bush were still president, Jeff..
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How about we imagine how it would have been if people stopped talking and started doing.
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exactly the point....well made. They can place blame later...commissions later..payment later. It's time for action, not threats and finger pointing.
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Anderson Cooper had an excellent on the spot hr special there tonight.  
I really think the problem is not Dems and Repub's.

the Government agencies (Coast Guard, FEMA, Corp of Army Engineers) are locked in a titantic battle with two groups:
the Local government
BP's plans.

In Katrina, one of the chief failures was the inability for government of any kind to mount a response tempered for handling insurance specfics for non-governmental interference.  So they stood around, looking at each other, bickering, but without a good contingency plan.  We've learned nothing from the Exxon Valdex disaster, nor from Katrina.

The inability of govt. agencies to link together with the public is tragic, and immoral.  Bush rightfully got crucified for this exact point.  They wanted him to press his 'JUST GET ALONG' button, and it didn't work as designed.  Nobody took control and a thousand chefs didnot cook: they stood around and debated WHAT to cook.

color me jaded...
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There WERE two points in the Cooper special worth stressing:
barges weren't used to collect the oil because they have measurement marks in their barge hold, thus contradicting BP's claim of how little oil has leaked out.  Purdue came out with a study today that says the number is 10 TIMES what BP says it is.

The special also showed what this 'oil' really is:
it's sludge
It's unrefined nasty sulphur bearing, completely waterproof: muck,
not anywhere close what you might think of as oil (like motor oil, for exmpl)
It's extremely sticky and nearly impossible to get off, according to Cooper and James Carville's wife.  It will kill any smaller wildlife that comes into full contact with it.
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The hurricane that drowned New Orleans and cast George W. Bush as out of touch swept across the Gulf Coast nearly five years ago. Now, as oil laps ashore in the very same region, local officials are asking: Is there another government-Gulf Coast disconnect? Is BP's oil spill becoming this president's Katrina?
President Obama will face questions today at his first news conference since oil started gushing five weeks ago.
Frustrated Gulf Coast residents say they understand that only BP can plug the leak. But they want to know why the federal government didn't act faster to stop the oil from reaching shore, why BP hasn't been forced to skim more oil from the surface and why their request hasn't been approved to build new barrier islands to help keep the oil at bay. The public isn't impressed either.

A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds that six out of 10 adults say the federal government is doing a "poor" or "very poor" job handling the spill. A majority — 53% — say the same about Obama.
A range of critics is demanding to know why the federal government hasn't already forced BP to do better — or just taken over. "The response to the oil coming ashore should be federalized and put in the hands of professional emergency managers and not oil companies," says Deano Bonano, homeland security chief in Jefferson Parish, La.

Comparisons to Katrina are limited: More than 1,800 people died when the storm hit and flooded the Gulf Coast in August 2005; 11 men died on the Deepwater Horizon rig when an explosion ruptured the well on April 20.In both cases, however, local residents complained about what they say is an anemic response from Washington. "The response to this," Nungesser says, "has been worse than Katrina."

The White House, citing a 1990 law that requires oil companies to clean up their messes, says the government is offering help and overseeing the effort — but they're insistent that the cleanup is BP's responsibility.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-05-27-Spill-poll_N.htm?csp=34news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomWashington-TopStories+%28News+- +Washington+-+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo
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We are now to officially feel sorry for Obama. He went into great detail in his speech how this ordeal is really upsetting him. He has a hard time sleeping at night. His daughter keeps asking him if he fixed the hole yet. It bothers him all day. I'm sure the people of Louisiana are happy to know how hard it is on HIM. FOX pointed out where he has used the "first thing I think about in the morning and last thing before I go to sleep" line in at least 4 different speeches for four different topics. Apparently the oil spill isn't even worth coming up with new material. I'm waiting to see if it's so hard on him he cancels his personal vacation this weekend.

Well, he did do something. He shut down drilling until 2011. I suppose he thinks there is no difference between drilling in 5000 foot deep water and shallow or land drilling. Even one of his staunchest allies, Mary Landreaux of Louisiana, said before his speech that she hoped he wouldn't announce a cessation of shallow drilling, since it would mean thousands of more people on the unemployment rolls. Sorry, Mary. That obviously doesn't concern him. He doesn't realize there is a difference.

Dems, happy you voted for someone with no experience in anything yet?
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Well aren't you just a frustrated man?

Anyway, most people around here don't even care about the oil spill. We never expected the government to do anything anyway.
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Don't waste your sarcasm on me, K. You can save the personal insults.

Obviously you can't speak for most people, since there seem to be quite a few who DO care about the oil spill...and DO demand that the government do something.
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     How very elastic you seem, Mike, as I look over this thread.  We're you the guy who was saying that we really needed to do all this drilling in the first place?  That it was absolutely vital that we not only do offshore drilling, but that we do it NOW, regardless of what we sad sack environmentalists said about the risks at the time?  Now that the risks have proven to be all too real, you seem to have developed a convenient case of amnesia.

     I am not happy with the President for going along with the off-shore drilling fever in the first place, mind you.  I think it was a silly thing to do, and I thought it was a silly thing to do at the time.  But I am bothered by your inability to take any responsibility, either personally or as a partisan Republican for pushing for this exact course of action now that it has gone south in a huge way.  Trying to pretend that this is not largely the result of a course you have counseled and advocated is disingenuous, and laying off the responsibility on the President for following a course that you grumbled was too little to satisfy the needs of the country at the time (please feel free to correct me, of course, if my memory plays me false here) doesn't , for me, cast you in the best light.

     I think the President made a very large mistake by going along with off-shore drilling in the first place.  We didn't have the ability to control an accident in 200 feet of water back in 1979 and had to deal with the same sort of spillage for nine grinding months before two relief wells solved the problem.  We are using the same sort of techniques that we couldn't make work in "shallow" water at that time.  Maybe the drilling mud will work now.  The overall point seems to me that oil companies talk big and spread a lot of money around, and that they haven't yet ended up paying for the entire cost of a clean up.  

     Profits are privatized, losses are socialized, and things probably shouldn't work that way.

     Things should not work that way with this oil disaster, and they should not have worked that way with past oil disasters.  The oil companies are quite literally out of their depth, and Drill baby Drill is not an appropriate mantra for politicians of any political stripe to be chanting.  

     Should you wish to blame President Obama, you will, and you should feel free to do so.  You should also remember, while you're at it, to blame yourselves for your own hearty pro-oil stances, and for your blindness to the danger of oil exploration at this depth, while we have a pretty clear understanding of what such predictable disasters as these can and do entail.

     Once you have gotten every bit of venom out of your systems by sending it in the direction of the President — and he will deserve some part of it for not having said a clear "no" to the prospect of off-shore drilling in the first place —  where are you going to be on the subject?  How possible is it that you will be supporting whatever stance the radical right will take at the time?  And that that stance will excuse whatever version of Drill, Baby, Drill that the industry can buy from our increasingly affordable bunch of elected politicians?

     "Drill, Baby, Drill" was, you may remember, the Republican mantra in the last Presidential Election.  Was it any smarter then than it is now?

     I didn't think so at the time, and there was a fair amount of evidence on my side.  Not public opinion polls, which don't in themselves improve technology or improve people's ability to do difficult things with limited resources or make the lies told by oil companies into the truth.  

     Possible, yes, likely, no.  

     Are you going to be murmuring "Drill, Baby, Drill!," though, soon as you can get away with it?  I'd say that's certainly possible.  After all, you're trying to hang the whole thing on Obama, aren't you?  You being the "Drill, Baby, Drill folks, who were sure that nothing could ever go wrong.  And who were sure that the Oil Companies were heros, and were telling the really and truly for sure truth.  They even crossed their hearts and spat in their palms, so you could tell they meant it.  They wouldn't lie to you, now, would they?
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Nice work, Bob. You have managed to ignore the topic altogether once again. This is not about should we be drilling or not. It's about the current accident and what the administration is/is not doing about it. What you are doing in your reply is exactly what Obama has been doing for a month while the oil seeps closer toward shores, looking for places to lay blame instead of addressing the situation. Even members of Obama's own party are screaming that he is not doing anything. As far as a comparison between deep water and shallow drilling, there is an abundance of difference. You can write to Mary Landreux and she'll explain it to you.

Since you have always enjoyed comparing a Bush to Obama, I suggest you review the schedule of events surrounding the Exxon Valdez, what the government did and when, how the Democrats were screaming almost immediately that the administration was not doing enough etc, etc, etc. it would be an interesting comparison although you certainly won't bother....and that's fine.

Obama has done nothing for a month except to say, "It's BP's fault", "they will pay" and "It's ruining my day". Louisiana, including Carville, have been pleading with him to lead, follow or get out of the way. The man is clueless....he thinks that saying, "I take responsibility.." will square him with critics. He's wrong.
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Carville's statement to  George Stephanopolous on This Week...

George, the president of the United States could have come down here. He could have been involved with the families of these eleven people. He could have commandeered the things there. We could have sent the Woods Hole people, we could have sent the Scripps people. There aren't research vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. He could have demanded a plan in anticipation of this. You know, right, he can't exactly fill the hole up. Last night it was on Larry King with the CEO, the former CEO of Shell. They said they got 85% of this stuff cleaned up in the gulf in Saudi Arabia. He could be commandeering tankers and making BP bring tankers in and cleaning this up. They could be deploying people to the coast right now. He could be with the Corps of Engineers in Plaquemines Parish doing something about these regulations. These people are crying, they are begging for something down here and he just looks like he is not involved in this. Man, you got to get down here and take control of this, put somebody in charge of this thing and get this thing moving. We're about to die down here.

This is Carville talking...one of the staunchest Democrats alive.
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I'm just popping in to say I'm not K from New Orleans. Like that would clear up confusion. <--

shrugz

I'v been wondering who the Lost Poet is, m'slf...

because I care, and so do most people I know.

It's just about...everything.

So Lost Poet? If you are from here, please lose that New Orleans tag. It offends the rest of us who call this place home.
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Oh really? Shame 'cause the whole neighborhood here over on East bank shares my attitude. Most of whom  are shrimp boaters. Seems everyone's getting ready for another Katrina-like year.

I'm not getting into a flame war or anything, but Balladeer, calling you a frustrated man wasn't a personal shot at you.

You really do seem like a frustrated man.
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Lost P?

There's Trawlers, and there's Trollers. I'm from the westbank, just so you know I know the difference.

My heart is broken along with yours.

This was considered "not very important" until yet another situation became a political gambit--with the hard-working, soft-hearted, stoic-minded people of this region used, once again, as political pawns.

I'm tired of being used too.
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     Perhaps you are uncomfortable at being asked to take responsibility for your statements about drilling and exploitation of coastal waters, Mike.  The outcome 0of such a policy has seemed to me from the beginning to be very chancy indeed, while you have supported drilling in places where there was enough of an ice problem that use of ships to help deal with oil leaks would prove impossible for large parts of the year.

     Therefore, I can't blame you for wishing to duck, and to pretend that the outcomes we're dealing with here didn't come from The President foolishly following your advice and the advice of the Republican party during the 2008 campaign.  I think it was silly of him to do so, and I think that it is one of his great weaknesses, to try to listen to the advice of his opponents, even when the advice is dangerous and misdirected.  I have complained about this quality of his before, trying to listen to the other side and be reasonable, though I usually comment on its problems in regard to his stances on civil liberties.  Here we have him getting into trouble with it again, this time with environmental policy.

     (For what it's worth, I've discovered that many of the captives from Gitmo have been transferred to Bagram AFB in Afghanistan, where they are being held under conditions similar to those that i complained about in Gitmo under the Bush Administration.  I register my distress about President Obama doing it now under a Democratic Administration.  I call it straightforwardly evil and I say there is no excuse for it.)

     In the situation about the deep sea drilling that led to this current disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and which will lead to further disasters on the Gulf coast and quite possibly in Florida as well, President Obama made some great errors of judgement by not stopping the drilling with an executive order when he first got into office.

     I must ask you, however, what your response to such an action would have been?  Or Threadbear's?  


     Perhaps you would support such a Presidential order to suspend drilling until research had proved it safe, and until verification hand inspection showed that all of the oil companies were in fact living up to the letter and the spirit of their contracts.  Were this to be so, it would have been a real change from your position on the Drill, Baby, Drill! campaign rhetoric that you were supporting and echoing here.  

     I think President Obama should have been much stricter.

     You, on the other hand, did not.  President Obama hasn't been moving forward quickly enough for you.

     So this is not a change in the subject, Mike, this is me noticing a willful turning away on your part from your own culpability with the very policy that you seek to distance yourself from today, and which you lay responsibility for at the feet of President Obama.  Actually, your own policy on this matter, if followed, would have been much more actively pro-drilling than Obama's.  You've been urging this policy for quite a while now.  Are we not supposed to have noticed?

     You and your Republican Buddies are much more pro-drilling than the President, and you have been from the beginning.  And once the furor about this spill has passed, I suspect it is likely that you will be again.  And that you will go back to trashing environmental concerns as false and alarmist again.  This is certainly what happened when you used all that Drill, Baby, Drill! rhetoric last campaign, in 2008, when the Exxon Valdez seemed safely behind you.  Why wouldn't you do it again this time?

     I have told you exactly where I agree with you.  You know we have some agreement; I've been explicit about it.  I have said that The Current President could have taken responsibility simply by asserting that all costal drilling stop as a Presidential Order.  

     There would have been a political firestorm.  I believe you would have been among the people to criticize the President loudest, though that is certainly nothing but vaporous speculation at this point, supported only by your history of aggressive pro-drilling rhetoric, and your belief that many ecological concerns seem to be a series of communist plots and Liberal lies; and sometimes both.

     But The President could have stopped things that way and he didn't.

     Tell me true, Mike, would you have supported him?  Or would you have criticized him as being one of that Environmental extremists?  I've got my dough riding on the the latter.
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Forget it, Bob. You continue to ignore the main topic in your attempt to change it....not happening. Can't really say I blame you. With everybody criticizing Obama's lack of action, including a lot of Democrats, there's not too much you can do, except to try to divert attention elsewhere.

Not even a good try....
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Bob,

I don't think you're really getting at the core of the issue here.  It isn't so much 'culpability' -- it's an extreme world-view that has come crashing down.

Here we have two gargantuan crisis --the financial one barely in our rear-view mirror, and now this ecological/energy crisis bearing down on us that both have a root cause in a lack of government regulation.

According to their philosophy the private sector should be handling this crisis.  Moreover -- the private sector (read that as 'rational self interest') should have dictated that this crisis never happen in the first place because BP should have realized its' self-interest was not in being reckless in its' drilling practices.

Ideology being completely bankrupt -- it is not so much a denial of responsibility but a search for a paradigm.  

The only thing that remains consistent seems to be hatred for and criticism of Barack Obama.  That seems to be enough for the moment.

Mike,

Two wars, and North Korea and South Korea on the verge of a hot war, and domestic terrorism going lone-wolf, and a FEMA crisis in Nashville, and the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and a yet fragile/so-far jobless recovery, and an election year, and the health-care crisis, and now a giant -- private sector induced -- environmental disaster to handle -- and all of this compressed over an 18 month period -- it seems like you forgot to criticize him for taking time to shave in the morning.

Whereas -- his opponents in the 2008 election -- had to 'suspend' his campaign so that he could focus on the financial melt-down (which was merely attending a meeting at which the Bush people said that he contributed absolutely nothing), and the VP pick had to resign from her tough job as gubernor of Alaska so she could focus on the even tougher job of firing off a couple of sarcastic and facticity deprived tweets each week.

I'm not a Democrat but I'm completely satisfied with my choice of President in the 2008 election.

Do I think Barack Obama is a good President?  You betcha!
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I don't know what either are, Serenity.

I'm glad you know the difference, being in New Orleans and all..
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Do I think Barack Obama is a good President?  You betcha!

I'm happy for you, LR.  

he only thing that remains consistent seems to be hatred for and criticism of Barack Obama.  That seems to be enough for the moment.

It's always interesting when chickens come home to roost..insert Bush in that sentence instead of Barak Obama and you will get what we had said for eight years....but you didn't have a problem with it then. Now you complain that Obama's shortcomings get negative attention? One can only imagine what the news media would be saying today about the stimulus package that didn't stimulate, the unemployment figures that didn't go down, the record spending and national debt, the fact that for a month after the oil spill, Washington has done basically nothing...if a republican were president. And you know what? I venture to say your voice would ring loud and clear, as it did against Bush. We're picking on Obama? He deserves it.

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“Here’s my question: Why are we drilling in 5,000 feet of water in the first place? “


http://article.nationalreview.com/435089/whose-blowout-is-it-anyway/charles-krauthammer


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You know why, John.
 
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