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The Oil Spill sucks all the political Air out of Obama’s room….

In a bow to the ongoing Gulf Oil caper …..

The President isn’t getting much time to talk about anything else…

The media has shut down most of the other big stories as it hammers the Administration….

American’s don’t really have much patience these days…

They have to be entertained…..

Texting, while driving….

Kids parked in front of an interactive computer and such…..

I know Obama has to be getting frustrated…..

Until BP gets this taken care off…..

Obama can’t really leave the country…..

And can’t really talk about anything else….

Ain’t it fun being President?

The president’s experience Wednesday drove home the unwelcome point: Appearing in Pittsburgh for a speech at Carnegie Mellon University that was designed to focus on the economy, Obama found himself compelled to turn again to the growing disaster.

“The catastrophe unfolding in the gulf right now may prove to be a result of human error, or corporations taking dangerous shortcuts that compromised safety,” Obama said. “But we have to acknowledge that there are inherent risks to drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, risks that are bound to increase the harder oil extraction becomes.”

In another sign that the oil spill has upended the White House agenda and posed new political risks for both Obama and congressional Democrats, the president may delay or cancel a visit to Indonesia and Australia to keep his focus on the gulf.

Seven days a week, the White House takes part in rounds of conference calls about the spill. Throughout the federal bureaucracy employees are setting aside other projects so they can concentrate on the disaster.

Cabinet secretaries are being deployed to the gulf to help deal with engineering problems. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. was the latest to visit the region, warning Tuesday that criminal charges might be in the offing.

“Presidents are required to deal with situations as they arise,” said Geoff Garin, a Democratic pollster. “But this is certainly something that makes it much more difficult for the administration to execute its own game plan in terms of communicating an economic message.”

“His initiatives have been overtaken by current events,” Republican pollster Neil Newhouse said. “He’s no longer driving an agenda, he’s responding to it.  So unless he gets control, he’s going to have a tough time driving up his approval ratings, which is what Democrats across the country are hoping for.”…….

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June 2, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Ecology, Government, Health, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Weather, Women | ,

3 Comments »

  1. And this goes to my point if BP isn’t successful in stopping this leak until another well is drilled in August, Obama will suffer mightily…the best part of being president is that you can often make news by just doing what you do, but right now he isn’t in control of making news, the oil is and that takes away from his power…

    Comment by BenjaminDOG | June 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. Agreed……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 4, 2010 | Reply


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