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More on the Political Fallout from the Gulf Oil Spill…….

I mentioned the fact that the oil spill in the Gulf WILL get plugged…eventually…

But as I said in my original Gulf OIl Fallout post……

The Feds are going to get this thing dropped on their doorstep…

And President Obama is where the buck stops….

You can count on that…

BP is doing the best it can right now….I’m sure…

But it’s been over a month….

And the oils still coming

And people ARE MAD and losing their patience….

It doesn’t help that the ‘Ragin Cajun’ James Carville seems to have volunteered to lead part of the charge….

The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is fast becoming a political liability for Democrats, threatening the image of competence that the Obama administration has used as a trump card over its predecessor.

While Democratic leaders direct blame at BP, the administration has begun taking heat from friends and foes alike. And recent polls show voters dissatisfied with the government’s response, as well as with BP.

The White House clearly recognizes the threat. President Barack Obama will travel to the Gulf for the second time on Friday, after first holding a press conference Thursday to discuss the administration’s response to the spill.

“We will not rest until this well is shut, the environment is repaired and the cleanup is complete,” Obama said Wednesday during an event on the economy in Fremont, Calif.

On Wednesday, a prominent Democratic strategist with close ties to the Gulf region, James Carville, lambasted the White House response, saying the administration’s “political stupidity is unbelievable.”

“I have no idea why they didn’t seize this thing. I have no idea why their attitude was so hands-off here,” Carville said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

For President George W. Bush, it was fallout from another disaster in the Gulf — Hurricane Katrina — that threw his second term into a tailspin and cemented a perception of incompetence in the management of his administration.

The Gulf oil spill is not yet comparable to Katrina, in which hundreds of people died and an entire city was submerged, but for Democrats the longer-term fear is that the situation will snowball into an all-out crisis that undercuts their progress in turning around the economy.

Administration officials have labored to point out the actions they have taken from the outset of the crisis, whether in dispatching Cabinet members to the Gulf or pledging to “keep the boot on the neck” of BP as it scrambles to stop the leak.



May 27, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Ecology, Government, Health, Media, Men, The Economy, Travel, Updates, Women | , ,

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