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Obama will try to ‘Jawbone’ BP into setting aside $$$….

President Barack Obama, pictured this weekend, will meet BOP execs on Wednesday, one day after deliveringa primetime speech.

Am I surprised?


The President is gonna try to put more pressure on BP to set aside money in an address to the nation ……

This is 20% operational…….80% politcal….

While the Dog agree’s a ‘set-aside’ would be a good idea…..

The fact is Obama’s moves are principally to assuage the media……

Because Obama is slow to anger….

And generally seeks to deal with issues rationally ….

He is under attack from the media….

The media and others are seeking revenge for the accident….

BP like the president has hunkered down and gone about its business…

That simply isn’t good enough, egh?

I watched  the MSNBC special of the Oil Spill today…

What struck me was the laid back way everything was…

The response was principally to save large amounts of bird wildlife….

But the think was not hurried just resigned….

No dramatic music…

Just people out there doing their jobs…..

The media needs to show more of this

And stop beating up the President and BP…

We need to see more of what can be done to deal with the problem….

The political ‘dog and pony’ show will surly come later……

As will the fines…….

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  1. Obama is the President and the oil spill is largest ecological disaster the nation has had to deal with. I see nothing wrong with the media focusing on his response to it.

    Now the right wing news (FOX, Rush Limbaugh) will not be happy with anything Obama does short of resign or die so I don’t expect them to fairly analyze the Prez’s response. But the rest of the media can and should hold his feet to the fire–fairly.

    As for BP they deserve every last lick of the bashing they have been getting. Yes, accidents happen but it’s clear they didn’t plan and weren’t forced to by a government that’s been far too cozy with these companies for far too long. Given their track record I simply don’t trust them anymore. They need REAL regulators looking over their shoulders–ready to fine their asses into oblivion at the site of any infraction.

    Comment by Scott P | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. its about time. and his first oval office adress to boot. lord, why he has not used the traditional oval office address? talk about using it on a last resort/speacial occasion and rare case.

    Comment by Terry Green | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. i agree scott p. and let these gopers stand up for big oil. talkabout political tone def. and these gopers here on this site and nationally expect to win back congress fighting for oil companies like BP? hilarious and sad at the same time.

    Comment by Terry Green | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  4. Because Obama is slow to anger….

    He looks angry always NOW

    I place a lot of blame on Larry Sinclair

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  5. Yep…Politcs as usual guys….

    Good point terry

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  6. Sarah Palin was RIGHT

    During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36783.html#ixzz0qnQRmbpB

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  7. Thank you…post coming on this……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

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