Did anyone else notice Obama’s Big Fail in today’s oil spill press conference?


By Conservative Generation for Left Coast Rebel

I don't need to pontificate or prove to anyone that the MSM in this country is dedicated to carrying the water for Obama. So, it is no surprise that the press is ignoring Obama's Big Fail today in his press conference on the oil spill. Oh, it's written in all the stories, but no one in the press is daring to put their sleazy, keyboard stunted finger on it, so I'll do it for them.

Today's press conference was about displaying two things: 1. Obama cares about the spill and 2. Obama is intimately committed to the operations to resolve the situation. In fact Obama boasted that:

"My job right now is just to make sure everybody in the Gulf understands: This is what I wake up to in the morning, and this is what I go to bed at night thinking about. The spill."

Yet when pressed about the resignation of Director Elizabeth Birnbaum of Minerals Management Services, Obama said:

"I found out about her resignation today. I don't know the circumstances under which this occurred"

The statement sounds pretty disconnected by itself, but when you factor in what is rumored through White House aides, the picture becomes even more damning:

A senior administration official said that Salazar had informed the president Wednesday night that he had decided to replace Birnbaum at MMS, after Obama told the interior secretary to make sure that every person under him was capable of doing the job he had. However, Obama was not aware of how the replacement was carried out Thursday morning, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe private conversations.

It certainly doesn't sound like Obama is paying attention to the management of one of the country's "worst catastrophes" of its kind, does it? A senior official is removed and he has no details? That's either a Big Fail or a Big Lie! In both cases the press should have been on it, because Lord knows he'll never give anyone the opportunity to ask him a question on it until next summer.

Excerpts above were taken from AP. Feel free to subject yourself to the mushy Obama love factory known as the NY Times, but at your own risk.

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  1. Welcome back, C-Gen! I agree that Obama's press conference today was a massive fail and anyone that watched it with an open mind would have thought so as well.

    More amateur hour sfuff from the press' 'chosen one.'

  2. I read another story whee she had been fired! I heard only one question to Obama and it was better than I would have expected. And naturally he tap danced around it until we all fell asleep...

  3. Hey, C-Gen, been missing your posts.

    I love the picture. It's totally snagged for my blog.

  4. The second big fail:
    New York Times: BP officials, who along with government officials created the impression early in the day that the strategy was working, disclosed later that they had stopped pumping the night before when engineers saw that too much of the drilling fluid was escaping along with the oil.
    It was the latest setback in the effort to shut off the leaking oil, which federal officials said was pouring into the gulf at a far higher rate than original estimates suggested.
    If the new estimates are accurate, the spill would be far bigger than the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 and the worst in United States history.

    So they stopped pumping the night before, but came out the next day shortly before Obama's press conference and announced that the plug was working just to make him look good.

  5. LCR - I suppose that is why he avoids press conferences.

    John - The press has no follow up. You can't expect to get a straight answer when you don't push the man.

    RFYA - Thanks! It's great to be back.

    Slader - Everything with this president is politicized. It is sick! Can you think of any other disasters in the past where a President is so ardently seeking to take full credit? Hell no! I miss the days where all Americans; government, citizens, private companies could work together to solve a crisis...like 9/11. We will never see such cooperation from this president. It's sickening.


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