Dowd: President Present strikes again

posted at 11:45 am on May 30, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

After Barack Obama finally held an open press conference 309 days after his previous one and more than five weeks after the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf, I fully expected his defenders in the media to rush back to his side and declare him The Most Caring, Wonderful, and Transparent President Evah.  The White House probably did, too, which is what makes the continued blasts from Chris Matthews and now Maureen Dowd so remarkable.  Unlike Matthews, Dowd spends some of her time defending Obama’s deliberative mien, but concludes in the end that perhaps Bill Clinton should get a gig as “Feeler in Chief,” as the irony of the title completely eludes Dowd:

Obama and top aides who believe in his divinity make a mistake to dismiss complaints of his aloofness as Washington white noise. He treats the press as a nuisance rather than examining his own inability to encapsulate Americans’ feelings.

“The media may get tired of the story, but we will not,” he told Gulf Coast residents when he visited on Friday. Actually, if it weren’t for the media, the president would probably never have woken up from his torpor and flown down there.

Instead of getting Bill Clinton to offer Joe Sestak a job, Obama should be offering Clinton one. Bill would certainly know how to gush at a gusher gone haywire. Let him resume a cameo role as Feeler in Chief. The post is open.

And it comes with a White House office, an intern, and a fully-stocked humidor!  But I digress.

This isn’t the first time Dowd has exploded at Obama’s lack of engagement and effort.  In the wake of the EunuchBomber’s attempt to blow up a Northwest flight on Christmas Day, she ripped Obama’s dispassionate reaction and the administration’s obvious lack of urgency in dealing with terrorism.  Dowd highlighted Obama’s dedication to the golf links as opposed to his dedication to the job, granting him that most cutting of liberal accolades: “Heck of a job, Barry.”

In fact, Dowd channels her inner right-wing fury in this attack:

He’s spending the holiday weekend in Chicago when he should be commemorating Memorial Day here with the families of troops killed in battle and with veterans at Arlington Cemetery.

That’s a little unfair, for reasons I mentioned in this post.  Obama will commemorate Memorial Day at a national cemetery in the Chicago area, and other Presidents have done less without attracting criticism for it.  On the other hand, those Presidents haven’t developed a consensus about their lack of depth for the position as Obama has, especially in the last few weeks:

Republican senators who had a contentious lunch with the president last week described him as whiny, thin-skinned and in over his head, and there was extreme Democratic angst at the White House’s dilatory and deferential attitude on the spill.

So if he’s whiny and thin-skinned, Obama’s problem isn’t that he doesn’t feel anything.  It’s that he only feels when the issue relates directly to Obama.  We can cancel the humidor and the cigars, in other words, and actually give Obama a title that once belonged to Clinton: The Big Me.

Addendum: As I continue to think about the unintentional hilarity of suggesting Clinton for “Feeler in Chief,” the worse it looks.  How did Dowd’s column ever make it past a New York Times editor?


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If Clinton gets the “Feeler in Chief” job, Comrade Zero should make it very clear that the appointment is only on the condition that Bubba plugs the damn hole.

Cicero43 on May 30, 2010 at 11:50 AM

It’s that he only feels when the issue relates directly to Obama

Very true! Especially sad that he does not even realize this.

jeanie on May 30, 2010 at 11:50 AM

It’s that he only feels when the issue relates directly to Obama.

It’s because he’s a narcissist. People do not call him a narcissist like people calling Bush an idiot. It’s not meant as a derogatory comment.

It’s stating an obvious fact that explains why he acts the way he does and who he is.

He is the archetype narcissist.

ButterflyDragon on May 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM

I AM SHOCKED !

Holy moly!

The Bamster has stumbled into some very deep doo-doo.

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 11:54 AM

It’s that he only feels when the issue relates directly to Obama


Bazinga!

Narcassism…

ladyingray on May 30, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Never ever thought I would actually miss “Feeler in Chief” Clinton. Who knew how good we had it?

libertylady on May 30, 2010 at 11:54 AM

How did Dowd’s column ever make it past a New York Times editor?

Perhaps because as good democrat lackeys they relize that Obama is practicing ‘Top Kill’ on their aspirations and throwing a ‘junk shot’ into their plans.

meci on May 30, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Instead of getting Bill Clinton to offer Joe Sestak a job, Obama should be offering Clinton one. Bill would certainly know how to gush at a gusher gone haywire. Let him resume a cameo role as Feeler in Chief. The post is open.
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OUCH!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on May 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Uh hoh man….
This has not been a good week for Obama.

His little media fans are finally asking “Where’s the beef”

Oh my.

NeoKong on May 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM

He is the archetype narcissist idiot.

ButterflyDragon on May 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM

-
I feel better now…

RalphyBoy on May 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM

The approvals of the left are going down, down, down for Obama, the more that the oil is coming up, up, up.

And I noticed Charlie Crist in the photo opp with Obama. Sorry Charlie! You are the next Arlen Specter.

Mr. Joe on May 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Feeler in Chief

Wasn’t that Clinton’s job for eight years? Is he gonna re-hire Monica? I can only hope that Ms. Dowd is awakening from her kool-aid induced slumber and will soon be able to embrace the truth about her idol.

Alright, I said, “I can only hope…”

oldleprechaun on May 30, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Meanwhile,Rahm has escaped in one of Hopey’s Titanic
lifeboats,making it a shore to Israel!(sarc).

canopfor on May 30, 2010 at 11:56 AM

If Clinton was the Feeler in Chief, I guess that makes Obama the Narcissist in Chief. One plugs holes, the other is one.

ray on May 30, 2010 at 11:57 AM

I wonder if at some point, it will finally dawn on our obtuse Dear Leader that competence actually implies doing something effective rather than just blathering profound-sounding inanities that impress the retards.

Cicero43 on May 30, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Dowd made fun of the Dalai Bama’s ears again in her column when she called him “President Spock.” He won’t be happy.

flyfisher on May 30, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Plug that dam hole with a seegar, and don’t bother me no mo about it. I’m looking in the mirror.

Lincoln Cadillac on May 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM

All I see is a bunch of WHITE liberals attacking the first BLACK president.

Don’t you, Black Caucus?

artist on May 30, 2010 at 12:01 PM

In the campaign, Obama’s fight flagged to the point that his donors openly upbraided him. In the Oval, he waited too long to express outrage and offer leadership on A.I.G., the banks, the bonuses, the job loss and mortgage fears, the Christmas underwear bomber, the death panel scare tactics, the ugly name-calling of Tea Party protesters.

Barry has not engaged in enough class warfare nor has he demonized the banks enough for the spinster Dowd . Now all the polar bears will drown in crude oil . On top of all that she has not received her unicorn yet . She can still be a sprightly old gal when her panties are in a twist .

DeweyWins on May 30, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Obama is doing to this country what the damm oil spill is doing to the Gulf.

BigWyo on May 30, 2010 at 12:03 PM

BUT, all this stuff from Libs is coming on a slow news holiday weekend when no one will read it except us zealots. I’ll applaud if I see it continue after the holiday.

Dingbat63 on May 30, 2010 at 12:03 PM

L’etat c’est moi

Obama pretends to be an everyman but is there any leader more arrogant and removed than him?

The French being excepted.

PattyJ on May 30, 2010 at 12:03 PM

I haven’t seen this many people slowly emerge from a coma since “Awakenings”

DrAllecon on May 30, 2010 at 12:04 PM

White House Council tells everyone to chill Obama knows the law and you dont

From the White House Page itself

William Amos on May 30, 2010 at 11:51 AM

William Amos:Ya gotta love this line!:)
===================================================

We have concluded that allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors and lack a basis in the law.
———————————–

Well,mercy sakes,to quote OGorical,

“There is no controlling legal authority that says this was in violation of law.” — Al Gore.

canopfor on May 30, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Look, Axelrod, Rahmn and Pelosi run this country. Bambi is the slogan/mascot. He has no clue whats going on and does not care. It’s above his paygrade.

faol on May 30, 2010 at 12:05 PM

His ears and his wife’s eyebrows……sure they weren’t born on Vulcan?

50sGuy on May 30, 2010 at 12:06 PM

ArticulationInAction!

canopfor on May 30, 2010 at 12:06 PM

when fanatical liberal nutroots like Dowd and Chrissy start saying anything negative about Obuma, the bottom of the barrel is near.

volsense on May 30, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Maureen Dowd to her credit has had disdain for The Great One’s thin skin from the start. When he asked her not to write about his ears during the campaign, she opined about what would happen when he faced the real problems of a President.

She repeated this theme when the panty bomber struck and again with this piece. She salts her comments with barbs about the tea partyers just enough to keep her liberal creds (especially important for NY Times readers).

I have respect for her for this. She was the first to see Obama’s narcissistic aversion to criticism. The rest of the press is seeing too. When you lose Chris Matthews, you have lost a lot.

For him the tingle is gone.

Corky Boyd on May 30, 2010 at 12:08 PM

That’s a little unfair, for reasons I mentioned in this post. Obama will commemorate Memorial Day at a national cemetery in the Chicago area, and other Presidents have done less without attracting criticism for it.

Things Joe Scarborough might say.

flyfisher on May 30, 2010 at 12:08 PM

It’s clear: Obama is not a leader, and he’s not a problem solver.

Instead, he’s a navel-contemplating community organizer. The only image anyone should have of Obama can be found in that picture of Obama at a chalkboard during an ACORN training session teaching morons how to run protests. And protests about what? After reading Anita Moncrief’s Green Room piece, the agenda of Obama and ACORN is entirely about complaining about stuff they don’t have and–rather than working to obtain and achieve things they don’t have–developing and executing ways to extort those things they don’t have from people who have worked for them and achieved them.

Face it: Americans elected a useless POS for president. His background is a complete joke.

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM

First Chris lost the tingle then Peggy and now Maureen?…………….Obambo is toast.

Herb on May 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM

So if he’s whiny and thin-skinned, Obama’s problem isn’t that he doesn’t feel anything. It’s that he only feels when the issue relates directly to Obama.

Obama’s narcissism is getting harder to keep under wraps.

Also, Barry is showing his trend of being more Nixonian in his temperament. That last press conference was awful. Full of face grimacing, and he couldn’t hide his anger of having to answer questions. The saddest part about the press conference performance is that Obama had 309 days to practice for it.

portlandon on May 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Dowd made fun of the Dalai Bama’s ears

flyfisher on May 30, 2010 at 11:59 AM

flyfisher: So,instead of Dumbo,its actually a flying

jack*ss,er,its Obumbo the flying Donkey!!

canopfor on May 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Styx ~ The Grand Illusion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOLxnVWXaRg

canopfor on May 30, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Face it: Americans elected a useless POS for president.

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Word.

Cicero43 on May 30, 2010 at 12:13 PM

BuckeyeSam,

He’s nothing but unaccomplished narcissistic rabble-rousing trash, a legend in his own mind. That lack of feeling Dowd notes tells me he has the potential to be wildly dangerous. I just hope our system still has enough checks and balances to keep him in line.

flyfisher on May 30, 2010 at 12:14 PM

First Chris lost the tingle then Peggy and now Maureen?…………….Obambo is toast.

Herb on May 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM

I know everyone keeps thinking due to Carville, Matthews, Noonan, etc., that they’ve turned their back on him.

They haven’t. It’s a temporary blip due to the oil spill. Come September and October they will be ripping out pieces left and right about how Democrats need to keep a majority so Obama can “finish what he started” and “move his agenda forward”. Mark my words, it will happen.

They are co-dependents. And as in any co-dependent relationship, there will be the high highs and the low lows. But throughout it, the co-dependent needs their fixture. And the fixture in their lives is Obama.

ButterflyDragon on May 30, 2010 at 12:17 PM

He treats the press as a nuisance rather than examining his own inability to encapsulate Americans’ feelings.

Gee, it’s almost like he’s not one of us. And I’m not talking about where he was born. But those of us who pointed out his lack of American sensibilities during the campaign were accused of being racists.

AZCoyote on May 30, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Say what you will, Clinton knew how to plug a “damn” hole.

TXUS on May 30, 2010 at 12:21 PM

SuperTramp-Dreamer
======================================

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr0x7eRbJAw

canopfor on May 30, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Say what you will, Clinton knew how to plug a “damn” hole.

TXUS on May 30, 2010 at 12:21 PM

TXUS: Ahem,maybe they could build the Mother-Of-All Cigars,
loaded it up on a AirCraft Carrier,sail to destination
known,and ram it in the hole!!!:)(snark).

canopfor on May 30, 2010 at 12:24 PM

In 2012 Hillary can run ads with Obama refusing to take that 3 AM call.

flyfisher on May 30, 2010 at 12:25 PM

It’s clear: Obama is not a leader, and he’s not a problem solver.

Instead, he’s a navel-contemplating community organizer.

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Right, and his way of fixing the oil leak is to reframe the narrative. I wouldn’t want to be in BP’s shoes right now, as they’re likely to be Øbama’s scapegoat. In fact, I imagine he’ll use this crisis to take over the oil industry.

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 12:28 PM

It’s clear: Obama is not a leader, and he’s not a problem solver, instead he’s the …

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM

… kibbitzer-in-chief. He’s the annoying bore who will always tell you how things should have been done but who never did a damn thing in his life.

PackerBronco on May 30, 2010 at 12:29 PM

I know this won’t stay up long, but…

The specific reason we need Slick Willy as “feeler-in-chief” is that the One is too self-obsessed to even provide us with the courtesy of a “reach-around”.

Doorgunner on May 30, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Dowd, Matthews, Carville, and now Rich. But I think it’s Rich who gets closest to what’s really driving these rats to jump ship: They’re afraid not just that Øbama’s popularity will tank, but also that Øbama’s going to take down the entire ‘progressive’ movement with him.

Øbama = our secret weapon.

Rove, you magnificent b@stard, you!

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 12:34 PM

DUDE !

William Amos on May 30, 2010 at 12:37 PM

I wonder if at some point, it will finally dawn on our obtuse Dear Leader that competence actually implies doing something effective rather than just blathering profound-sounding inanities that impress the retards.

Cicero43 on May 30, 2010 at 11:59 AM

I must have been doing an Icabod Crane since 2008 because while I have heard plenty of inanities from the pie-hole in chief none of them have been profound-sounding.

chemman on May 30, 2010 at 12:42 PM

William Amos on May 30, 2010 at 12:37 PM
petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 12:34 PM

When Whoopi declares him to be not a ‘black’ black man, I’ll do the “happy hump-bot dance”.

Doorgunner on May 30, 2010 at 12:43 PM

If you’ve lost Maureen Dowd, you’ve … finally cured that persisent rectal itch that’s plagued you for month after month.

ya2daup on May 30, 2010 at 12:43 PM

He’s spending the holiday weekend in Chicago when he should be commemorating Memorial Day here with the families of troops killed in battle and with veterans at Arlington Cemetery.

But he is doing so much far more important stuff while back in his own hometown.

Yeah, right!

pilamaye on May 30, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Nobama is losing Tingles, Dowd and FatAss Olby. Couldn’t have happened to a more elitist, narcissistic jerk in chief.

Philly on May 30, 2010 at 12:44 PM

chemman on May 30, 2010 at 12:42 PM

I think “profound-sounding” is close to being synonymous with ‘pompous’.

Doorgunner on May 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

OT, I apologize for this but I’ve just got to let you all know. If you want to see and hear a great Memorial Day tribute, go over to Michelle Malkin’s site.

Vince on May 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Maureen Dowd unleashes Hell’s fury on Obama, and Hell has frozen over!

Now, where will all the Democrats go?

donh525 on May 30, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Mr. Amos- Olby’s internal polling must have shown that America is tiring of the blame Bush BS.

CWforFreedom on May 30, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Looks like Dowd is joining the ‘water chumming crowd’.

Carville
Matthews
Noonan
Dowd

Who’s next?

GarandFan on May 30, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Ugh the top two posts on HA feature pics of MoDo and Noonan, hmm I wonder if there are any other women out there who’ve written something today…

Memorial Day, to Remember Past and Present Sacrifice
Today at 11:22am
“Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”
- General Orders No.11, Grand Army of the Republic Headquarters, May 5, 1868

This weekend, as we enjoy time with family and friends, we should stop and remember the meaning of this national holiday. Memorial Day is a uniquely American holiday that finds its origins in the aftermath of our Civil War, when our country searched for a proper way to commemorate the many who had fallen in the long struggle to end slavery and unify our nation.

Today, we remember all of those throughout our history and to this very day who gave their lives serving our country in uniform. Our prayers are especially with the surviving family members for whom everyday is memorial day, as they live on remembering their loved ones who died selflessly to protect the freedoms we hold dear.

And on Memorial Day, let us also remember all veterans, past and present, because everyone who wears the uniform and swears the oath is willing to make that ultimate sacrifice for America. So, in honoring them let’s keep in mind this version of a popular poem as we show respect for those willing to sacrifice all for our exceptional country:

“It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

It is the veteran, who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin will be draped by the flag.”

- Sarah Palin

das411 on May 30, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Addendum: As I continue to think about the unintentional hilarity of suggesting Clinton for “Feeler in Chief,” the worse it looks. How did Dowd’s column ever make it past a New York Times editor?

Hey, even Bill Maher is joking about Obama’s chilliness: “I’ve been briefed on your pain”. A pretty good line – before Maher continues with the racist crap about a gun in the pants.

forest on May 30, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Doorgunner on May 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Didn’t consider it in that light.

chemman on May 30, 2010 at 12:53 PM

DUDE !

William Amos on May 30, 2010 at 12:37 PM

lol-omfg-rotfl-I don’t f’n believe it!

ElectricPhase on May 30, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Right, and his way of fixing the oil leak is to reframe the narrative. I wouldn’t want to be in BP’s shoes right now, as they’re likely to be Obama’s scapegoat.

Whatever happened to personal responsibility? The oil spill is BP’s fault.

YYZ on May 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

I miss Jimmy Carter

faraway on May 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

I find it frustrating to watch America slowly and belatedly wake up to truths that were completely obvious in mid-’08 just by listening to Obama’s voice and checking a few readily-available facts. Obama was a self-absorbed empty suit back then, as he is now. Psychologically, he’s has serious identity issues, and despite his mixed-race and privileged upbringing he has always embraced the alienated black meme. And he didn’t do so to help the disenfranchised, either; his legislative and ethical record in Chicago show that he is a lying cut-throat politician in it for himself.

It’s notable that the lack of basic spiritual discernment that got us into this mess aligns very tightly with the political Left. America has ceased to think Biblically, and it shows.

paul1149 on May 30, 2010 at 1:01 PM

The noxious, toxic pollution of Obama and the Progressive movement that we could see but the elites could (would?) not, has risen to the surface. They finally get it….maybe too little too late to stem the damage they have done to the Republic.

4Freedom on May 30, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Why does anyone care what she thinks?

Akzed on May 30, 2010 at 1:12 PM

“This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of media passes, it will soon see the end of the Anointed One”
A New Hope.
Change you can believe in.

Electrongod on May 30, 2010 at 1:13 PM

You should get video of Joan Walsh’s entire appearance on the ABC panel this morning. She was outraged at Maureen Dowd and James Carville, declared the Sestak bribe an absolute non-story, and was just her typical repulsive liberal self.

Marcus on May 30, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Whatever happened to personal responsibility? The oil spill is BP’s fault.

YYZ on May 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

You’re right! It’s just the opposite of when I spent September of 2005 flying over tens of thousands of submerged cars (and buses and police cruisers and rescue vehicles) in New Orleans, evacuating people George Bush had forced to stay after his Global Warming scheme created that hurricane!

Doorgunner on May 30, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Maureen’s inner ugly is working to the outside.

jukin on May 30, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Doorgunner on May 30, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Sorry… did I forget the sarc/ tag?

Doorgunner on May 30, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Well,all one has to do,is take a stroll through Hot Airs
Achrives in November 2008,before and after the election,

and,you would read,that a majority of commenters predicted this future!!

canopfor on May 30, 2010 at 1:20 PM

This criticism by the media on the left is self-serving. They can’t hide the fact that they drooled over Mr. President and did everything they could to get him elected, the clips don’t lie. But now he’s made a fool of all of them and they’re trying to lessen the blow and sound like they’re shocked at how incompetent this administration is. People like Limbaugh on the other hand have been spouting the truth about Mr. President for years now. We tried to tell them how bad it would be, they were too smart to listen. Will they now dig to find out just how bad things really are, or just rage about the Gulf spill. If they really had America’s interest at heart they’d start with the question: Where did all the stimulus money go, Mr. President?

scalleywag on May 30, 2010 at 1:20 PM

“..And it comes with a White House office, an intern, and a fully-stocked humidor! But I digress.”

..I’d be careful with that type of language around here, Ed. You could get the ban hammer for that. And then the rest of your blogging experience could be posting over at HuffPo.

To those in this thread who think we are seeing a break with Obama by his former sycophants — Peggy Noonan, Chris Matthews, and now Muareen Dowd — just wait until 2012 hoves into view. They’ll all be back defending this guy and tinkling on their legs.

The War Planner on May 30, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Akzed on May 30, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Ditto.

Otis B on May 30, 2010 at 1:21 PM

…and tinkling on their legs.

The War Planner on May 30, 2010 at 1:20 PM

They better look over their shoulder to be sure that ain’t Rahm givin’ them the old “warm and fuzzy”.

Doorgunner on May 30, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Sorry… did I forget the sarc/ tag?

No … your forgot the ‘huh?’ tag.

YYZ on May 30, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Ed defending Barry from MoDo. Good Lord.

misterpeasea on May 30, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Whatever happened to personal responsibility? The oil spill is BP’s fault.

YYZ on May 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

What caused the spill?

CWforFreedom on May 30, 2010 at 1:30 PM

YYZ on May 30, 2010 at 1:25 PM

The point being, neither President created the respective disaster in the region, yet, it’s taken 40, 50 days for this President to begin to feel any heat at all. Why?

And further, as a former long-time Gulf Coast resident, I know that when the Cat 5 is headed your way, you leave. It’s a personal responsibility thing. And, although BP’s efforts thus far have been ineffectual, they’ve been intense.

huh hopefully answered/

Doorgunner on May 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Whatever happened to personal responsibility? The oil spill is BP’s fault.

YYZ on May 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Fascinating. Tell me, who’s fault is Katrina?

misterpeasea on May 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Whatever happened to personal responsibility? The oil spill is BP’s fault.

YYZ on May 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

OH, noyoudon’t, YYZ. The principle is, It’s the President’s fault. You and your co-religionists in the Progressive Community have established that, firmly and incontrovertibly and for all time.

If somebody closer to the action fails to follow through on a disaster plan, It’s the President’s fault.
If a lower-level official blocks implementation of Federal initiatives (mobilizing the National Guard, for instance), It’s the President’s fault.
If there’s a shortage of emergency gear, It’s the President’s fault.
…and so on and on. You bought it. You paid for it with blood (other peoples’, but what they hey) and we aren’t gonna take it back.

Regards,
Ric

warlocketx on May 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Hole plugger in chief.

Chelsey: Daddy, did you plug a hole today?

jeff_from_mpls on May 30, 2010 at 1:35 PM

YYZ wants it both ways. Who woulda thunk?

Say are we out of Iraq, Afghanistan, or Gitmo yet?

CWforFreedom on May 30, 2010 at 1:36 PM

“Just lemme finish my Bean Pie!”

JohnBissell on May 30, 2010 at 1:36 PM

It’s really amazing that people buy that containment and cleanup cannot begin until the hole is plugged. And why is that? 1990 OPA made president present responsible for containment and cleanup, not fixing the leak whatever it happened to be.

tarpon on May 30, 2010 at 1:36 PM

And the saddest news of all is, this dramatic event will do to domestic drilling what the dramatic movie The China Syndrome did for nuclear energy.

Leftists make policy from movies and fantasies.

I still think Obama’s shot about Arizona roughing up families going out for ice cream was a reference to the scene in Billy Jack where redneck sheriff harasses Indian kids and Billy goes all karate on him.

Obama is an illiterate man. This is a fact.

jeff_from_mpls on May 30, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Michael Douglass once thought he couldn’t do better than this??

Lanceman on May 30, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Google Popular Mechanics Katrina Myths

In fact, the response to Hurricane Katrina was by far the largest——and fastest—rescue effort in U.S. history, with nearly 100,000 emergency personnel arriving on the scene within three days of the storm’s landfall.’

Don’t let the left continue to rewrite history.

CWforFreedom on May 30, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Bill would certainly know how to gush at a gusher gone haywire.

Translation: Bill Clinton certainly knows how to plug a hole.

jeff_from_mpls on May 30, 2010 at 1:45 PM

YYZ how is rendition working for ya? You dolts kill me.

CWforFreedom on May 30, 2010 at 1:45 PM

How did Dowd’s column ever make it past a New York Times editor?

Ed, one as to assume two things:

1. Does the NYT really have any editors left?

2. If the NYT does, do they actually read any of the drivel their paper pumps out?

Hog Wild on May 30, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Obama’s position is that making a decision closes out future
options. So its best to not make a decision. Lets talk.
Let’s form a commission to look into things. After all, we can always blame someone later and take credit when its over.

Fred 2 on May 30, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Whatever happened to personal responsibility? The oil spill is BP’s fault.

YYZ on May 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Nope, he’s the first No-Fault President.

Del Dolemonte on May 30, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Whatever happened to personal responsibility? The oil spill is BP’s fault.

YYZ on May 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Accidents are going to happen. That is a fact. The best anyone can do it try to minimize accidents and their impact.

Now, what is making this spill such a problem is the fact it’s a mile below the surface of the water. If this was a gusher on land or in shallow water, no one would be having this discussion because the oil would have stopped flowing a long time ago.

Now, why is it BP is leasing drilling rights in an area that is mile deep water? Well it’s because Congress has said no drilling in the more shallow waters and have closed off other areas of drilling with easier access.

BP is responsible for the accident. There is no doubt about that. But Congress holds partial responsibility for forcing them to go to such extremes to do business.

ButterflyDragon on May 30, 2010 at 2:05 PM

The Hillary crowd are out with the knife for Barry.

bayview on May 30, 2010 at 2:11 PM

The “Something-Else-That-Starts-With-F” in Chief.

andycanuck on May 30, 2010 at 2:14 PM

“Heck of a job, Barry.”

Seven Percent Solution on May 30, 2010 at 2:14 PM

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