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Palin Blasts Obama Administration Over Response To Oil Spill

May 27, 2010 by  

Palin blasts Obama administration over response to oil spillFormer Alaska Governor Sarah Palin heavily criticized the Obama administration May 23 for what she considers to be its insufficient efforts to help clean up the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

While speaking on Fox News Sunday, the former vice presidential candidate suggested that the White House’s lack of response to the incident may be due to the campaign contributions that Obama received from oil companies during his 2008 presidential race.

"I don’t know why the question isn’t asked… if there’s any connection there to President Obama taking so doggone long to get in there, to dive in there and grasp the complexity and the potential tragedy that we are seeing here in the Gulf of Mexico," she said.

Palin added that if former President George W. Bush was still in office, "the mainstream media would be all over his case."

The former governor noted later on her Twitter account that during the last 20 years the largest single donation by BP—the company responsible for the spill—was provided to Obama during his 2008 campaign.

In response to Palin’s comments, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told CBS’ Face the Nation that the White House is working around the clock to clean up the spill, and that most "oil companies don’t consider the Obama administration [to be] a huge ally."
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  • American liberal

    I’m not even sure Palins aware what day of the week it is when she spews her nonsense….I thought of her” Drill Baby Drill” chants during the republican convention as I watched the news clips of oil soaked pelicans trying to fly…and facing certin death… Horrible”"” …this woman is clueless… She failed to mention that BP gave John McCain almost as much as Obama was given … Obama has been on this from the beginning and for Palin to suggest Obama needs to” Dive in” just shows what a quack she is… BP was supposed to have the best minds and equipment in the world…. The risk of this type of drilling far outweighs any benifits…it may take centurys for the enviorment to recover from this spill … Thankfully this ignorant vile woman wasn’t elected vice president…. I’ll take ” Big —– deal Biden anyday over this clueless rightwing diva.

    • Tim Layman

      American Liberal,
      Bravo! My sentiments exactly!
      Maybe BP should consider using her big mouth and Cheney’s big, fat arse to plug the leak.

    • Doc Sarvis

      As a whole, the oil industry gave more than twice as much to McCain/Palin as they did to Obama/Biden. I’m not sure she knows up from down.

      • Stan B

        Sarah has more brains in her little pinky then you, OBUMMA, STUPID MOUTH BIDEN, and the rest of you radical marxist, communist,Islam MUSLIM dum dums have all together in your so called heads that you all sit on….GO SARAH BABY YOUR OUR NEXT PRESIDENT THANK GOD< AND GOD BLESS HER AMD THIS GREAT COUNTRY THAT MINE FUROR OBUM IS TRYING TO DESTROY and make himself the dictator of the world, but WE THE PEOPLE THE SANE ONES THAT LOVE OUR COUNTRY WILL TRANSFORM his commie BUTT, along with his commie czars in 2011, IMPEACH HIM AND SEND THEM ALL TO CHINA< WHERE THEY ALL BELONG INCLUDING YOU PROGRESSIVE JERKS..

        • Doc Sarvis

          Stan B.
          Are you trying to make a point?
          You might want to read the Coment Policy at the top of each of these pages. Part of it states; “Please don’t stoop to name calling.”
          Thank you.

          • Palin12

            Don’t your buddies, AM Lib and denniso do the same thing?

          • Doc Sarvis

            I don’t know. I don’t track individuals on this site.

        • Norm

          Stan B
          You might want to lay off the Jack Daniels.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Normie,
            And you might want to lay off the koolaid crack before you rot what little mind you were born with. You sure haven’t used it for anything worth a dam!!

        • Tim Layman

          Stan,
          Be careful. I wouldn’t want you to trip over one of those adjectives and injure yourself.

        • Rod

          Great Stan B! these jurks are all alike. Sarah has them so scared
          they are making up crap that only makes them look more stupid. I
          love it! Keep it up Sarah! Drive these radical left commies right
          out of This GREAT NATION!

    • Stan B

      Your not a AMerican Liberal, your a dum dum radical Islam Muslim, marxist, communist JUST like OBUMMA and biden are the same thugs and crooks from CHICAGO, you fit in with them very well, you must be a free loader with your hand out huh mine FUROR……

    • Rod

      The trouble with American Liberal is: He Has no idea what he is talking about. These jurks are all alike! Why don,t you move to
      Kenya?
      Go Sarah! you got them talking to themselves!

      • M

        Bravo

  • shasta

    go get em Sarah, Now here is a TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT THAT CARES ABOUT HER COUNTRY AND ITS WELL BEING!!!

    • Norm

      shasta
      Palin has supported oil drilling and zero government control from day one.
      Now the idiot blames Obama for the criminal actions of BP.
      Anyone who cany see anthing but stupitidy and personal greed in this woman, had better have their heads examined.

      • Stan B

        Gee Norm I did have my head examined, my DOCTOR told me it was working great, when I told him what you said about that wonderful PATROIT SARAH PALIN< that loves our great country, it's funny Norm, but he said to me, tell Norm come and see me, HE MAY NEED A BRAIN TRANSPLANT, the same as MINE FUROR OBUM does…If you want I can give you his number…

        • Norm

          Stan B
          Who’s your doctor? Rand Paul?

          • john

            Norm, you shouldn’t waste your time with these kind of people. they are the same kind who can’t see the forest because all of those liberal trees are in the way. If these sort of individuals were Islamic, they would have bombs strapped to their diapers.

          • DaveNDak

            Too bad his doctor isn’t Kavorkian.

    • john

      Dear Shasta, maybe Sarah could have been some of the things you say about her if she would have at least tried to keep her job and maybe spend a little more time with her family so she wouldn’t have had to use the infamous right wing double standard that she had to apply to her daughter. I guess ” clean your own house first ” doesn’t apply to the right. bye

  • J.M.R.

    well looks like a.l.’s got his head in the sand again. we all know [least the ones that can think for our themselves] the dick-tater wants the U.S.A. to collapse yes go SARAH keep up the fight we the real americans are behind you. i don’t need a moron telling me how to live my life. hope the non american dick-tater can read this.

    • Tim Layman

      J.M.R.
      That’s really funny because I’ve never seen a Righty who is capable of independent thought: they rely on Rush, Beck, Coulter, to name a few, to get their talking points.

      • Rod

        Tim Layman, If you and the rest of the Radical lefties had a brain, you would stay up and play with it. O-bum-a is failing! You can see the strain in his face. He knows it’s all over. He has been caught in all his lies! He is Failing just like Hitler did!

  • http://Verizon L.D.S.

    Who gave what to whom, and how much..is not the issue. BP certainly did not create the castrophy, nor was it done on purpose. Equipment and people wear out and more importantly, make mistakes. The American people need this oil. Not just for transportation fuel but hundreds of products that we use and depend upon every day. BP and other oil producers are making sure we have those products. We know that the results of this blow out is going to be detrametal to wildlife and the enviroment. But we will recover as we always do. It will just take time and we will learn from it. If we are patient, the problem will eventually be solved. Placing blame and pointing fingers only enriches the political fires and that is not what this is about.

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Sarah Palin should speak up! A full and complete investigation should be done about how and why this horrible ‘accident’ came about. But, the priority here is to stop it. Maybe it isn’t our current administrations fault, but it sure seems to me that Barry and the gang should be ‘diving in’ and offering any help that is available. Gibbs said they are working around the clock. Somehow that just doesn’t seem to be the case. Barry needs to be ‘hands on’ and showing more empathy and explaining to the American public exactly what the government is doing to assist BP. I guess this proves that we do have our own oil and we really shouldn’t be so dependent on the Middle East. And yes, drilling can be done safely and needs to be.

    I will bet American Liberal is probably about as ‘green’ as Al Gore…. Ha ha ha….

    • TIME

      Robin.
      As Green as Al Gore, now thats bloody funny!

      Lets see Al Gore and his water levels will rise 100 Feet in just 10 years, ok so why is it he owns a home on Figure Eight Island in NC, oh and just for the reocrd at best thats about 15 feet above sea level on a good day.
      He owns a home in Northen Calie thats at beach level ok so say 10 feet about sea level on a good day, and now a home near LA thats at best about 15 feet above sea level.

      Yes ~ I would say he sure is 100% commited to his Global Warming theory, or perhaps its was just an “Inconvenient Truth” he forgot to make note of.

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        Thanks Time…. it was meant to be funny. Al Gore is a fraud. Everyone knows it. What else could it be but funny?

      • Ruby

        He’s planning to collect the insurance $$. :-D

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Yeah, Odumber is on the job 24/7!! Wright! That’s why they had to go all over the world looking for boom lift boats 3 weeks after the blow-up happened. The U.S had too few to do the job. This was known four days after the blow up happened so why did Odumber wait till three weeks after the blow out??? Yup, a real GOOD job!!!

      • Claire

        I am highly aggravated about this too. As I said in another post, I would have been there immediately.

        • Claire

          WITH equipment!!

  • http://naver samurai

    Go Sarah! “Osama” hasn’t lifted a finger to help with this incident. He doesn’t care about oil, Veterans Day, or anything other than going back to Chicago to have an all out sex orgy with Bill Ayers, Jerimiah Wright, the Dailys and others. You liberals better watch out! In 2010 there will be a great shift in power back towards the ways of our founding fathers and everything the Obama bin Laden has done till then will be history. For God and country!

    • Norm

      samurai
      Might I suggest a good Japanese sword maker to you. I don’t think your salvagable.

      • http://naver samurai

        Norm, may I suggest reading the newspaper or watching whatever news channel you watch. He’s even turned his back on us veterans by going to vacation in Chicago and not attend services at Arlington or are you just to drunk on koolaid to notice? Let’s see what happens here this year in the elections. You and your liberal trash may be surprised! Obama bin Laden has done nothing but gave us the highest debt in history and is trying to shred the Constitution every chance he gets. Sorry, but the ways of our founding fathers are more important to this country than some !@#$%^& handout that you lazy, non working fools want to get every month! Thanks for playing and get a life! Better yet, enlist! You’ll proove your patriotism if you do!

    • Rod

      Keep it up Samurai! Your right on!

  • Christine

    It appears that no one can handle the truth. Stop pointing fingers, people. Obama has shown time after time that he has absolutely no leadership skills, at all. His charasmatic, bs charms won him the presidency. He has not shown love for this country in many ways, terrorism, protection of the people, and now he and his cronies want so-called “green” energy so badly they’re willing to dessimate this country. Look beyond what you are hearing. Actions speak louder than words. Where was he in helping the governor of Louisiana when he begged for help in cleaning up the mess, while the spill was in progress? Where was he when Arizona’s governor begged for assistance on the border while Americans are being killed? And human trafficking is killing the illegals? And most importantly of all, where will he be on Memorial Day, certainly not at Arlington. God help us.

    • Norm

      Bush and Reagan both missed Memorial day services at Arlington. Reagan didn’t even sent his VP.

      The rest of your ranting is more unadulturated, unproven, neocon nonsense. You sound like a Beck parrot.

      • http://naver samurai

        I challenge you to tell me what Obama bin Laden has done for this
        country that is patriotic and constitutional. I expect you to tell me with a quickness! If not, than you’re just another lib in search of giving someone a BJ to make them feel good!

    • Jim H.

      Christine, Obama showing up at Arlington would just be him desecrating the sacred ground that it is. Having him show up there would be an insult to the real heroes buried there. have him stay away.

      • American liberal

        JimH… If you use Glenn Beck for any kind of information at all you’re getting nonsense…. His a blubbering crybaby that only got out of high school because they didn’t want to see him cry anymore….. He’s alread admitted he cares nothing about the political process and is strictly for entertainment value only… Those were his own words… And yet you rightys cling every word he spews

        • Jim H.

          Am Lib, I’m at work when Glen Beck is on, so I don’t GET to see him. SO WHAT”S YOUR POINT? The only point you’ve got is covered by your hat.

          • Claire

            Jim H–I had to laugh at your post. It reminded me of what I heard when I was a kid. “If I were to knock the crap out of you, there would be nothing left but a hat and a pairs of shoes.”

          • Claire

            “a pair of shoes”

        • http://naver samurai

          Am Lib, I think your are in dire need of going to the hospital. It sounds like you need an operation called a cranial retumotomy. ever heard of it? It’s where the doctor grabs you by the base of your neck and pulls your head out of your !@#$. If you hear a popping noise at the end, then the operation was a success! Take the hint!

    • http://naver samurai

      Impeach him now and do away with this liberal retoric! “WE THE PEOPLE” want our country back to being the way our christian founding fathers. Not the whim of some spineless lib leader in Washington, D.C.! For God and country!

  • Jars

    We need to stop the socialistic subsidizing of oil companys and let them compete in a free market

  • Gordo

    Why should the feds do anything at all? We libertarians been saying for years that the feds should leave the states alone. If local fisherman suffer, that affects local economies, not interstate commerce. Either we live and die by states rights or we cede it to the feds. Can’t have it both ways. The states in the gulf just need to man-up, IMHO.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Gordo,
      You think that all of the states aren’t going topay more for seafood from this?? you think it isn’t going to impact the truckers hauling it all over? Give me a break, this is going to affect everyone before it’s over!! Oh, and by the way, I believe you are libertarian like I believe you are the second coming!!

  • s c

    OK, Palin is no drilling expert. Is der Obummer one? Palin is doing NOW what she should have done INSTEAD OF wasting her time trying to ‘help’ McIdiot.
    How the progressives HOWL when the same standards are applied to them and their ‘great leader.’ In this case, retards in Congress made damned sure they were in the middle of a STAGED media event. Since when is Deadhead Durbin an expert in drilling matters?
    This half-assed government is great at pointing rotting fingers, but it has NO INTEREST in solutions. It is NO accident that something like this could happen with DEEP off-shore oil drilling.
    What matters now is to fix the problem. Durbin and his criminal chimp stooges have no place in Louisiana.
    You have to look long and hard to find oil experts in Illinois. Illinois specializes in career criminals and back-stabbing politicans who put themselves before America. We’re supposed to think those pathetic bastards CARE about us?

    • Claire

      No one in Congress and the White House are experts on oil drilling. In fact, I don’t think any politician is.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Claire,
        If you wanted someone to drill for graft, crime and B.S. then chicago or D.C. are the two places to hunt!!!

        • Claire

          Joe H —Yes, you are correct on this. Two cities that wreak of graft and corruption.

    • Claire

      s c —Illinois politicians couldn’t care less if any of us lived or died. I don’t give a rat’s rump about them either.

  • Jackie

    Sarah Palin stop making noise about Obama’administration. What can you do yourself for people? only making noise like a rattle without direction. Some of you people should face the truth that what ever you say about Obama its not going to change anything you can turn left or right,Obama will be the PRESDENT. Guess what you might like him or not but he is one smart intelligent man. What do you want him to do about the spill he can work with what he has but not with the negativity of the people’s mouth.

    • coal miner

      Jackie,

      Well put,please to meet you.

    • coal miner

      Jackie,

      I agree with you.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Jackie,
        Of course coalminor is the dumbest one in themines!!!

    • Palin12

      If Obummer is such a “smart, intelligent man”, please explain this short videoclip of him (while he is off-teleprompter):
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrsBKGpwi58&feature=PlayList&p=AB6B917037071371&playnext_from=PL&index=13

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Palin12,
        the only reason he said 57 states is he was tired from campaigning! Had he been rested he wouldn’t have said that. He would have said 59!!!

    • http://naver samurai

      I think you need to get off of the koolaid and grow up! Obama bin Laden is not that smart. If he had any braind at all, he would know what he is doing to this country is wrong and would uphold the Constitution and try to tear it up every chance he gets. Don’t do things because of race, but try to use common sense when it comes to “Osama”!

      • Sheldon

        Yeah… if he had any braind at all?! Spell check son… no listens to the illiterates. By the way, your grammar sucks too. When I’m looking for intelligent, thought provoking commentary I just skip over anything written by you or by Stan.

  • American liberal

    Lmao at Stan……

  • American liberal

    Lmao at SC

    • TIME

      LAMO back at you Lamo. Will you ever grow a set. That is of brain cells.

      Oh I forgot your still living with your mommie!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Asked and answered.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Yup! Time is back!!!! Get im’ time!! I love it!!!

  • Jim H.

    Why are we drilling so far out and so deep? There are sources on land and in shallower water, not as far from shore. FEDERAL regulations forced them to go where they are. As far as clean-up goes, we need the best engineers there are to repair the problem. Fix it first, using the resources you need, no matter where they came from. Send BP the bill. Play the useless “blame game” later. Find out what went wrong, so it doesn’t happen again. Move on. This kind of ACCIDENT has never happened before, it is new ground for everyone involved, let’s LEARN from it.

    • Claire

      Ahhhhh, common sense again. It is appreciated.

  • American liberal

    The way the rightwing throws around the Words” socialist” Marxist”& communist reminds me of my 4 year old nephew when he learns a new cuss word…he’s doesn’t even know the meaning of his new cuss words and neither do these rightys….they just know Gleen Beck and Rush taught them the words..

    • Claire

      The left wing is not better than the right wing and vice versa.

    • Ted Crawford

      It’s clear,AL, that you haven’t read your dear leaders books! I did,before the election! One doesn’t need either Beck or Rush to determine obamas’ politics or relegious preference. You can go directly to the source,obama himself for this information!!

  • Eddie Gianola

    Sarah is right on! Bush took a huge beating over Katrina while the Nawlins mayor and Loisiana Gov twiddled thumbs. Obama gets the same butt kicking and everybody’s upset that poor lil’ Oboy gets picked on.
    Sarah talks with a sense of leadership and Oboy just talks.

    I worked in civil engineering for enough years that logically the blowout needed plugging with heavy mud and shotcreted. It’s a tough call because of a liquid environment a mile down and the pressures are staggering. True leadership would’ve had savvy civil engineers on the scene from day one to assist BP along with an army of willing currently unemployed workers to begin the fabrication of equipment needed to plug ‘er up. No finger pointing or arguing,just a massive all out team effort towards one goal. “Good” wages paid out of leftover
    “stimulus” money originally targeted for fatcat political cronies would’ve been worthwhile along with everything else.

    What happened? Certainly none of the above! Instead, the Dear Leader sends SWAT teams for ?? Turns the whole thing over to Janet Incompetano,brings in the EPA of course, so their bureaucracy can stop berms from being built to protect the shorelines and marsh wetlands.
    EPA then begins talk,talk,talk, about what to do so the “environment” sustains minimmum? damage.

    Day 38 I believe and the oil still leaks,so some libs are upset and think Sarah’s a moron. Who’s the real morons here? Do you protestors own a car? What does it run on? Strawberry juice? No it runs on gasoline and gasoline comes from oil production. Duh! So yes, drill baby drill for our mobility and our economy. Sarah’s right isn’t she?
    Hate to admit it when you libs parrot Dear Leader and the media.
    Sure,the gulf is a big mess but mistakes are to be profited from and we can as a nation profit from this one. Over time the Gulf will be restored,look what Kevin Costner’s trying to do. Something better than nothing. Talk is cheap, anybody can do that. Solutions and leadership go hand in hand. Obama has neither.

    • American liberal

      Eddie G…. I’d ask you if youre serious but I’m sure you are….so you believe the president had this disaster planned ?… As far as Katrina goes… Bush had 2 weeks to prepare for Katrina and as a result Thousands of people died….aside from the people who died on the rig, nobody has lost their life….you rightys all said drilling was safe…. Didn’t you… This spill was due to BP cutting corners and not installing a safety valve… I’m gonna apply some blame to Ken Salazar because he was supposed to be regulating these rigs….and I’m going to blame Bush for easing offshore drilling regulations…. Big oil has gotten to many free passes from Republicans AND DEMOCRATS…. This kind of drilling is far to risky and the benifits are allmost none… The gulf is gonna be damaged for decades if not centurys…. Now all the dummys that chanted ” drill baby drill” are blaming president Obama….and everytime I see one oh those beautiful Gulf pelicans try and fly I think of your republican convention and all the brainwashed people that voted for McCain & Palin… That you would even vote for someone as stupid as Palin is makes me wish we had strict regulation on who was allowed to vote…that’s wishful thinking … And I realize we can’t deny anyone their right to vote but it’s scarey that 54 million people voted for McCain and Palin…

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Eddie G.
      the poster above, being one I don’t post to nor mention by name, needs to read up on posse cometas law! Had bush brought in federal troops before requested by the Governor of Lousiana, he could have been impeaced, instead you aswipes rake him over the coals time and time again cause he didn’t!!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Eddie G.
        correction. Those Aswipes Typo sorry!!!

  • Steve Coy

    All of you are missing what OBAMANATION is doing. He is letting this happen so he can stop offshore drilling because of the environmental disaster that has come about. American (traitor) Liberal, this will take centuries to recover from the spill? Antbody seen Kuwait and Iraq and Saudi Arabia lately? After your hero Sodomy Insane lit up 500 oil wells and you commie invironmentalists said this is the end of this area for 100′s of years. Don’t think so, talk about not knowing what your talking about. Your no American any Liberal is nothing but a Commie like Obamanation. ESAD

  • American liberal

    Jim … BP has already admitted it didn’t use safety regulations to save money…and they exceeded the depth they were allowed to drill…. But”.. I agree, just stop the damn leak… The oil industry should have the technology required to stop disasters like this….I’m not sure our government should have this kind of technology…. And if Obama was to propose spending the money needed for such equipment I wonder who would be opposed to the spending… I’ll give you 1 guess…..BP is responsible… They should fix it….. If they can’t how in hell could the president?

    • Jim H.

      Stop the leak now, sort out the blame later, when there is more time. PRIORITIES.

      • Claire

        Jim H — Thank you for your common sense!!!

        • Jim H.

          Hi Claire, Your welcome. The blame game never SOLVED a problem.

          • Claire

            Jim H– Hi to you!! The blame game is useless. Deal with the issue at hand, get it over with and go on to the next one.

    • Ted Crawford

      I’m uncertain why anyone would expect this,or any other administration to “fix” the leak. I do nor find fault with obama on that front. Where I do find a great deal of fault with obama is his response,or lack there of, to the clean up efforts!
      In a situation like this a leader has to make quick decisions to urgent problems. In his P.C. yesterday he indicated that he delayed on decisions like the barrier islands, because of his concern over being second guessed, after the fact! A real leader never lets that type of thinking influence his decisions.Any of us who have had to make this type of decision knows,for a fact, that you surlly will be! You must make the best decision you can,based on the best information you can get,in the short time avalible to you. Then you live with the results
      He was not forced into his leadership role! He ask for it,he payed hugh sums of money for it! Now that he has it he is afraid to use it! In this case he clearly proves that his leadership abilits are very limited!!

  • eddie47d

    Stan B.and a few other “conservatives”> Do you actually listen to yourselves? Some of your comments are as lame as Mrs Palins. She is out of touch with the reality of the Gulf Coast let alone her own state. This Tuesday B.P. which owns 51% of the Alyeska pipeline in Alaska had to fix another leak. The people in the area had to be evacuated for fear of an explosion. So far that leakeage is under control. Maybe this happens more often than we are told by the news media. The news media hides too much for fear of being biased towards Fox news. I say grow some balls and bring out all the facts on BP and other stories. Sarah is spending too much time in the limelight and doesn’t have enough upstairs to tackle National Security,International affairs,or domestic problems. She should go home and fix her own leaks. Opps! She can’t do that. She quit! She’s like Governor Jindal who likes to bash Obama but then goes begging for Federal money to clean up private industries messes. Flip Flop, Flip Flop! Remember Alaska get’s $1.80 back for every dollar sent to Washington. What a scam! California get’s $.80 back for every dollar it sends in. Yet everyone loves trashing that state and hopes it sinks into the ocean. I just wish Sarah could be more honest and tell the whole story and not only manipulative sound bites.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      eduh!47,
      the leak didn’t happen in LA controlled water, it happened in federally controlled water! That means it’s their baby1 After it hit LA’s water, it was still the feds baby! Jindal didn’t HAVE to go begging, all he had to do was EMAND that the fed take care of the damage their baby caused!!!

  • Chi

    DRILL BABY DRILL!!! WITH UNREGULATED EQUIPMENT AND CRAPPY MATERIALS!!! She IS REALLY SMART! sounds crazy and is pandering to idiots.

  • Chi

    DRILL BABY DRILL!!! WITH UNREGULATED EQUIPMENT AND CRAPPY MATERIALS!!! She IS REALLY SMART! She has to be on BP’s PAYROLL. She sounds crazy and is pandering to idiots. I hope that there is a full investigation is see who has been paid to run their BIG MOUTHES.

  • chuck b

    amer lib

    the government had the ability to reduce the damage of this spill and what did they do, nothing, barry was too busy giving speech’s to the mass of morons who follow him, organizing doesn’t qualify you to be president. “where has he been amer lib??” he shows up the day bp gets some results in stopping the leak and we are supposed to think he’s been on top of this crisis!! lol lol lol. he should be removed from office.

    ddie47 sarah palin would not have had this problem if she was president (which she will be in 2012)the drilling would have been taken place on land where it should be. “drill baby drill” in the right place.

  • Palin12

    Instead of taking charge in the oil spill, Obummer is out in California at $1,700 a plate fundraiser to campaign for Boxer. I’d like to know who the hell is picking up the tab for Air Force One, is it we the taxpayers, or is it the democratic party? Personally, if I was 0 for 5 in successfully campaigning for one of my fellow socialists, I think I might use my time for more important things like helping with the oil spill and with honoring our veterans on Memorial Day. You tell ‘em, Sarah!

  • American liberal

    Palin 12… You should be embarressed using her name…..she should be down on the gulf washing oil off all the wildlife she’s helped destroy…. And you really need someone to tell you who pays for airforce one?.,,. The same people who pay for all the presidents flights….do you honestly believe everything stop because BP spilled oil I’m our gulf?..Government didn’t stop when Bush took more vacations than any president ever…. Government didn’t stop when Bush sr ordered the first invasion of Iraq and went fishing…it didn’t stop when Bush W played golf as he ordered his personal war to get at iraqs oil… Bp was supposed to have the technology to handle spills… They lied… And you republicans lied or just didn’t know when you said drilling was safe….. It’s always one rightwing blunder and disaster after another….

    • Palin12

      Yawn….Bush again…..I’m sure you lefties will say Bush caused this oil spill, :-) Then again, I expected a response would involve Bush.
      Re: Air Force One….regardless of how it’s been used in the past, I object to it being used for campaigning for other politicians no matter which party is doing it.

      • Claire

        Bush didn’t cause the oil spill and neither did Obama. I suppose they caused the volcanic eruption a few months ago too? They both caused 911 and all the other terrorist attacks. These guys are sure busy…

        • Winnie

          You go girl. With your common sense and intelligence, write often and put these idiots in their place. Thanks for your common sense comments.

          • Claire

            Winnie– If I were intelligent and had the money I would have run for POTUS. I honestly have been trying to “see” and “understand” both sides but it isn’t working for me. I try not to bash Bush nor Obama. I do try to have respect for the President, regardless of who it is. I guess I should practice what I preach. I have bashed Obama the last couple of days. I should remember that the problems concerning America were inevitable, especially since previous administrations (all of them) have contributed towards this chaos in one way or another.
            And now the oil spill really has me worried. Our government must have some deregulation, but they all looked the other way. BP was not concerned about having the proper equipment or anything! Like you said, they wanted the profits. And all administrations let them get by with it.
            What IF this oil leak is not stopped? I would think with today’s technology something could be done!! If not, then they should never have drilled offshore and they should not do it again until such time they do have the technology.
            It concerns me because Louisiana fishermen make their livings from the gulf. This will affect all of us. And look at the destruction to the water itself and the marine life. This truly worries me.

    • Jim H.

      Am Lib, WHEN did Palin use oil to DESTROY wildlife?

    • http://naver samurai

      Here we go with this war for oil bit again. Do you libs ever get tired of sounding like a broken record? We went there to knock another Hussein out of power. I should know, I had the BALLS to go there twice! Like that Hussein, the one we have now will be kicked out here in 2012! For Gos and country!

  • http://www.EZ-general.com Contractor

    The Gulf of Mexico undersea gusher has already spilled more oil than the Exxon Valdez disaster. Has anyone heard more about the underwater plumes that supposedly exist?

  • john

    Since I don’t know any of these people who claim to be on the right of the political spectrum, I have nothing personal against any of them. But instead of sounding like parrots of the right wing pundits, they should think before they type and reread before they send and instead of spewing vitriolic and possibly slanderous blabbering, they could at least be civil and maybe use constructive criticism or offer a possible solution instead of turning this venue into a forum of hate speech. In case these same people accuse me of one sidedness, the same could have been said for the mess created in the last two administrations.

    • American liberal

      Chuckie…. Sure….Obama should have swam down and stuck a finger in the leak….. Not sure he’s got enough fingers to plug all the holes and blunders left by the Republicans and Bush….. Chuckie… Everyone of you rightys that chanted ” drill baby drill” like neo con zombies said drilling was safe .didn’t you?…and now we findout BP didn’t even have the technology or safeguards on hand…. This is just another case of right trying to Blame their failed agenda on our president…. It was BP rig… They should have fixed it….that’s usually the way business works… If you break it , it’s your responsibity to fix it…. I’d think BP should have more oil technology on hand than they have at the whitehouse…..the government is in the government business…. What business is BP in ?

      • Ted Crawford

        I hate to have to bring this small fact to your attention AL,you seem so happy calling this a republican failure,but, 10 days prior to this incident, this administration released them from their legally required safety obligations! Given that fact,even you should realize that the responsibility must,at least be a shared one!!!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Ted,
          He did say one thing RIGHT! Odummer SHOULD have swam down and stuck a finger in it …..PERMANENTLY!!!

  • American liberal

    I know… Glenn Beck told you … Never before has a president not laid a wreath at the unknown soldiers grave on memorial day….. He didn’t tell you that Ronald Reagan , George H .Bush and George W. Bush among other also have missed the wreath laying….it’s amazing the s—–ity of rightwingers….if you get your information fr Fox, Glenn or Rush…. You aren’t very bright..

    • chuck b

      amer lib

      its better he doesn’t go, that way he won’t be so obvious when he refuses to honor the flag or country. i prefer it without him, hes a disgrace to our country.

    • http://naver samurai

      At least they have done service for this country. What about the misguided fool we have now? Don’t think so!

    • Claire

      Speaking of Glenn Beck–I saw on TV where he was giving some kind of speech somewhere and he broke down. Started crying.

      • Claire

        Whoops, “he” started crying, not me.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Claire,
          Old news. Perhaps more people should cry for the fate of this country! Let’s face it, it’s not a good outlook!

          • Claire

            JoeH–No, it was not old news, as least I don’t think it was. I saw him on TV and he was giving a speech somewhere recently and got all choked up. He was standing behind a podium talking to a group of people. I don’t know, maybe it was old news. If so, why do they keep bringing up old stuff.

          • Claire

            Joe H–You are correct. We should all be crying about the sorry state of affairs the Americans and America is in. I know I am very concerned. I have been concerned in the past but I am really concerned now. It is scary and it honks me off when I get scared. Two things make me mad–being scared and pain.

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Obama is not worthy to lay a wreath at the unknown soldiers grave! It’s better he just takes a hike to Chicago (on the tax payers dime, no doubt).

  • Chaos Factor

    I can understand conservative righties being infatuated with Palin, she’s an oddity for them..
    Most of they’re women look more like Ernest Borgnine

    • Ohyea55

      And Kagan looks like Miss america, LMAO!

    • Palin12

      What have you been smoking, Chaos? If you want to talk about looks, let’s take a look at some of your democrats: Janet Reno, Pelosi, the Hildebeast, Napolitano, Big Bertha, the list goes on and on.

      • Jim H.

        Boxer, her face looks like she met up with one.

    • chuck b

      chaos factor

      and most of the demo women look like henry waxman. thats really double ugly!!!

    • http://naver samurai

      Let’s not talk about Pelosi, Hillary, Diane, etc., because they definately aren’t beauty queens themselves! If you want to know what Hillary looked like when she was younger, just look at Chelsea’s face.
      Bark! Bark! Bark!

      • Claire

        samurai—I do not like your reference made to dogs concerning these women. MY dogs are gorgeous!!!! lol

        • http://naver samurai

          Sorry Claire, I didn’t mean to insult your dogs! I’ll use another analogy next time.

          • Claire

            samurai—- No problem, I was just teasing!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            samurai,
            try hogs in the mud!!!!

  • Chris Wheat

    There has never been an oil leak at this depth that anyone has had to deal with… Never…. And it’s just guess work as to what would work….the presidents done a good job concidering the size and scope of this leak…BP was to deep in the first place…. There should be no cap on the damages BP has to pay… Whatever it cost is what they should pay…

    • Claire

      These oil companies should never do off-shore drilling unless they have the proper equipment, the knowledge, the necessary research and the ability to prevent any disaster like we are having now. If a disaster like this happens, then they should be able to have the wherewithal for prevention.
      Another part of the problem is the regulators/people that supposedly go around checking things and they did not do their job. All they did was waste their time, get presents and let things go. Shame on our government officials. I sure hope the old saying “what goes around comes around” will smack these idiots in the face.

  • chuck b

    amer lib

    barry is in over his head, he probably can’t swim so sticking his finger in the hole won’t work, however, his head is big enough, if he can get down there that might work.
    as usual you little commies can’t think farther than your nose, you can blame the environmental whackos for this, they are the ones that forced the oil companies off shore in the deep water, isn’t that where barry drew the line, no shallow water drilling.

    palin had the experience and know how, drill in alaska and other places on the mainland where this couldn’t happen. barry doesn’t know what an oil rig is, if it doesn’t bounce and swish thru a hoop it’s out of his league.

  • chuck b

    chris wheat

    put your reefer down its affecting your thought process.

  • Claire

    I would sincerely like to hear what all these politicians would do about the issues at hand. I get so sick of the mudslinging from all of them. That is all a person hears. Just exactly WHAT would they do if they were the President and/or in Congress. It will be more of the same, regardless of who gets elected. None of them will coooperate with each other for the greater good of America.

    • Jim H.

      Hi Claire, I agree. I’m tired of the vote for me because I’m not as rotten as my opponent. I would like to hear, what positive thing you want to accomplish, if you are running for office.

      • Claire

        Jim H– Truer words were never spoken.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Jim H.
        Actually that would be something somewhat truthful!!! “I’m not as much of a crook as my opponant. I’m still a crook, just not as big a one as my opponent!!! WOW!!! What honesty!!

  • chuck b

    claire

    as long as the american people put up with the politicians voting themselves raises and using welfare as a carrot we can only expect what they do as normal.
    can you understand that they will not defend our borders of the country, fearing they will lose votes from people who are here illegally.

    they bow to the environmentalist lobby who force the oil companies into deep water instead of using the huge deposits we have in open land. now look at the damage to our environment and the cost to all of us.
    we have a president with absolutely no experience running the largest corporation on earth. we have a media who does not question what this man does or stands for.

    one party did not have the no how to run the country and the other too busy giving the country away. they should not cooperate with each other, they are supposed to be the counter balance to each other. ..
    what we can do is vote them all out in november, especially the the old timers and pray we can get honest people in office.

    • Claire

      chuck b — Hi to you too!! And yes, I agree with you 100% on your post. I know they are to counter-balance each other but with what is in office now, it is a shambles.
      Like you said, I hope and pray we can get honest people in government but I have a problem with this statement—who is the heck IS honest?
      I am sorry, but I truly believe there are dang few that are honest. They all have the gift of gab–elect me, no elect me, and on and on. I have very little respect for the average politician out there at the present time. The old timers do need to go, but then again so do some of the young ones. God help me, I am suspicious of all of them. This sounds terrible but I wish I didn’t even have to vote. But I have to.

  • JeffH

    Well I wanted to wait to see all of the “Palin” comments and I must say…the libs didn’t let me down, they were a hoot!

    All I can do is laugh…Oh, it appears there might be a little headway being made at stopping the leak. To early to tell right now.

    Drill baby drill! Hopefully the new gov’ment regulators will do a better job than the last gov’ment regulators and not exchange favors for safety. BP’s gonna get spanked hard…and so should the gov’ment agency that was regulating them…maybe some jail time in a federal penn?

    • Jim H.

      Hi JeffH, A little vacation at Club Fed? Maybe some time on the beach.(With a mop and some solvent)

      • JeffH

        Jim H….yeah, just the way I used to mop the garage floors at the Shell filling station when I was a kid and gas was 20 cents a gallon.

  • chuck b

    jeffh

    the really disgusting thing about all this, the demo’nistas have fought to force the oil companies into deep water, there’s no good reason for this. i believe the oil companies themselves are happy with the situation as is, they can keep oil prices up and huge profits.

    the liberal faction is happy with it, they can make their profits on the commodities market. the wimpy repubs have their hand in each pocket. that leaves the rest of us with high priced gas and can expect it to go higher.
    in the early 1900′s standard oil.. when business fell off would create shortages to restore their profit, things haven’t changed any.

    • JeffH

      Who’s the loser here? The little guy! Not big government nor BP, just the little guy! OOPS, and the environment.

      • Claire

        JeffH–All of us are losers in this disgusting mess in one way or another. Why is it that politicians and some of the people that “work” for the government seem to destroy everything they touch??

  • http://gmail i41

    We have a bunch orf retarded , simple minded muslim loving numskulls. Omoron sure created this mess, this is a exploratory well you pee brains. I realize edyee, a lib, and all their egg sucking liberals friends have never done a damn thing in life, but maybe go to school and chew on the books, with their limited knowlede, all liberal democrats, it shows what cow hide glue is not good for humans, when you injest too much, instead of reading and learning something useful. Omoron should have had updates from his socialist radical Harvard trained apes. But he was able to pounded enough sand with his media talking smack for him and his envior pinheads wanting green phony science spouting crap instead of drilling. Now there has been a malfunction with metal parts at over a mile down in the water, the pressure is intense you illegimate substandrad organisms don’t know a damn thing about oil drilling. What in the hell are we drilling in water right now that is a mile deep for? Omoron created another massive problem. We have over 2 trillion barrels of oil in the Rocky Mts, check out the Stansbury Report on the Rocky Mts in April 2006 first before you comment,, or three days worth you liberal anal breathed idoits, second check the Bakken-Williston Basin with over 500 billion barrels at less than a mile down on dry land. We use only 11.3 million barrels a day or as estimates the gulf oil well blew out approx. 30 million barrels. In the Williston Basin thius would last for over 2000 years, srill following the facts piddle minded socialist democrats. I know there will be a few dumb asses whine about drilling in the Rocky Mts, OH, my God, it might ruin the scenery, over 3/4′s of American citizens will never see even 1/2 of the Rocky Mts. Talk about morons, democrat enviors are all socialist communists. edyee and your close buds prove me wrong. If a lib would read some thing more than Sarah’s books and really read what she has done to provide the USA with cheap energy, but he doesn’t realize eating Sarah’s posters will not get him any closer to Sarah!

    We have a buj

    • Claire

      With all that is going on in the gulf and in the world at this time, I have no use for any politician. They are all a bunch of liars and cheats. I have no respect for either political party. They are nothing but conniving, self-gratifying, egotistical fools.
      Dang, I am mad as hell.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      i41,
      the area on the Alaskan coast that Shell oil wants to drill has enough at the present rate for over 500 years as well! Very shallow wells as well! Odummer is the proper name!!!

  • eddie47d

    i41 wants to be Sarah Palin and S.C. wants to be Eva Braun now there is a match made in heaven.

    • Claire

      eddie47d–And who do you want to be?

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Claire,
        He wants to be tinkerbell!!! He thinks he looks soooo good in a too-too!!!

        • Claire

          Joe H — Wasn’t Tinkerbell a fairy??!! lol

        • JeffH

          Actually I think eddie has a fantasy of becoming Al Gore.

  • C J Madden

    Like it or not, Sarah Palin is correct in her statements. Obama once again has shirked his responsibility as a President–but, then again, he doesn’t know what a President is supposed to do. It is obvious that Obama’s definition of President is like the 3rd grader who says: oh, that’s a person who tells everyone else what to do–like mama does. His lack of leadership has proven to be a disaster. His inability to make sound decisions is negligent at best and non-exitent at worst. He surrounds himself with those who think as he does–the commonality among them is the total disregard for the US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the edict that the major principle of this Republic is “A government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Better to impeach this imposter of a citizen now then to suffer two more years in the White House.

  • Claire

    Drill, baby, drill. I just heard that dead sea turtles and dolphins are washing up on shore. How will all this dead marine life be disposed of?
    And I remember the head honcho of BP saying the damage would be modest. Plus the fact they lied as to how many gallons of oil was being spewed into the ocean on a daily basis.
    Is there no end to this insanity?

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Claire,
      I don’t think they know yet whether that is from the oil or the chemical dispersants!!!

      • Claire

        Joe H — Probably both, the oil and the chemicals. Bad bad situation.
        Have a wonderful Memorial Day tomorrow! A day to remember and honor our soldiers. Bless all of them and bless you and yours.

  • chuck b

    claire

    most people had a good idea of the size of this spill, the real catastrophe is the fact the government was not prepared. they have booms to stop the spread of the crude, what happened?. barry says the buck stops at him, he thinks by making that statement everyone is going to say, oh well! and let it go. yes the buck stops at him and he is the president, he failed to take the needed steps to coordinate the different agency’s to see that every precaution was taken, he was not paying any attention, on the golf course and making campaign speech’s. this man is not capable of running our government except into the ground.

    • Claire

      chuck b– The government is never prepared for a disaster. They flop around like chickens with their heads cut off. BP wasn’t prepared either. None of them were paying attention. Obama and company think of nothing but votes. BP only thinks about quick and easy profits. They did not have the proper equipment for this type of disaster and they should have. Anytime they drill offshore or onshore they should be prepared for situations like this.
      I am thoroughly disgusted with the entire bunch. Like my Mother used to say–They are as useless as teats on a boar.

  • Claire

    Another man-made disaster. I am really worried about this oil spill. If this horrible tragedy is not fixed, this could go on for the rest of our lives, which could very easily happen. The oceans will be destroyed. My neighbor thinks the “end” is near. I have listened to her enough that now I am beginning to think the same thing. Human life, wildlife and the environment are already suffering the consequences. May God help us.

    • libertytrain

      Claire – this oil thing has gotten to me too – and a thought slipped through my not too bright brain – if 2012 is supposedly the end, could the incredible oil problem be the beginning of the end – I’m not trying to be morbid, just thinking out loud.

      • JeffH

        libertytrain, there have been plenty of bigger “disasters” that could signal the end. If the “government” agency that regulates the safty of offshore drilling weren’t so corrupt and lazy there is a very good chance this “blow-up” might not have happened. I still question whether this was am accident or an “intentional” accident.
        Hope you enjoyed this Memorial Day.

        • libertytrain

          JeffH – of course what you say is correct, however, one is going to be ‘the one’ that “broke the camel’s back” -

      • Claire

        libertytrain—I’m not trying to be morbid either but sometimes a person wonders!! 2012–geez I hope not.
        I have ranted and raved so much about the oil spill, people will think I am another Al Gore. But this oil spill is not good.
        I hope you and your family had a wonderful Memorial Day.

        • libertytrain

          All was ok, had an art show this weekend. Hope you got your painting done or a good start anyway — will talk again.

  • Winnie

    I’m glad that mcain and palin did not win this election because I would not have read comments to laugh about. Except for a few common sense commentors, most of the writers are so funny. The oil spill happened because BP will do anything to bring in the profits. It is the common people, the tax payers, who will suffer and pay for the blunders of the very rich corportations. Reagan sure began this mess when he proposed the top down solution to the then economic problems.
    As for palin, she has and never will finish what she has begun. She uses her mouth and her good looks to bring in the big bucks for herself and herself only. Who in their right mind believes that she can lead this country of hard working people to properity. My prayers for her safe keeping and that of the United States of America.

    • Claire

      Winnie: Where have you been? You haven’t been here for awhile.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        And I was almost used to it and enjoying it!

      • Winnie

        Hi Claire. I’m still here above the border. You are one of the few commenters who makes any sense. Keep up the good work and like I said before, I will pray for the gulf states and the people who live there. Hope your judicial system prosecutes the BP and make them clean up and pay for all the clean up. They and only they are to blame for the disaster happening now.

        • Claire

          Winnie–I was just going through some of the older posts and caught your message. The oil spill is terrible. I feel bad for the families of the guys that were killed, for the fishermen that cannot make a living now, the marine life, the ocean itself. My friend in Florida-she lives on the gulf, called me and she was crying. She has relatives in Louisiana and a couple of her uncles are fishermen. She said the devastation is bad and is getting worse. She also said dead sea turtles and dolphins were washing up on shore. And the poor birds. A pathetic situation. I hope BP and our government gets this straightened out soon, time is of the essence but I believe the damage has already been done. It will take years for the environment to heal itself. If it ever does.
          I hope all is well with you. Take care.

  • Jim H.

    Instead of Drill Baby Drill, It’s a holiday. I’m going to grill baby grill. Everyone have a good Memorial Day and remember those who died for our freedom.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Jim H.
      Amen Brother!!! God Bless them! they’ll be guarding the gates when we all get there!!

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