Robert Gibbs: “We are going to outline tonight groups of people and somebody that will be in charge of putting a recovery plan together, and ready to have once we get past the cleanup and response phase of this disaster”
I stumbled on this story over at Gateway Pundit about Barry making comparisons between the gulf oil leak and 9.11. I decided to check the out the whole story and felt just a bit more commentary was required. Politico did this interview on Friday, and released this piece this morning.
Obama — facing mounting criticism of his handling of the BP gusher, even from longtime allies — vowed to make a “bold” push for a new energy law even as the calamity continues to unfold. And he said he will use the rest of his presidency to try to put the United States on a course toward a “new way of doing business when it comes to energy.”
“In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11,” the president said in an Oval Office interview on Friday, “I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.”
Now I am starting to believe the rumors that this asshat was behind the tragedy to enable his political agenda to move through Congress unimpeded by the unwashed masses that are paying the bills.
Previewing his message for the midterm congressional elections in November, the president said: “[T]he Democrats in Congress have taken tougher votes, have worked harder under more stressful circumstances, than just about any Congress in our memory. And they’ve done a great job and deserve reelection.”
Translation: they have being working themselves to the bone spending American taxpayer dollars faster and more efficiently than when they took control of Congress in 2006. The dems have been doing everything their globalist masters have asked of them (and more) in an effort to collapse the economy and shift the powerbase to the United Nations, Basil, the IMF, and the World Bank. How can we not reward them?
“So I’m going to be fighting on their behalf and doing everything I can and using my bully pulpit to communicate that fact to the American people,” he said. “I know there’s an anti-incumbent mood out there right now because … people are frustrated about the hit that the economy has taken. … But what I’m going to remind people of is we didn’t create this mess. And this Congress responded forcefully at a time when this economy really could have fallen off a cliff.”
Sorry Barry – you and your buddies did create this mess when you changed the Community Reinvestment act that allowed anything with a pulse to receive a mortgage, did nothing about the the problems inside Fannie and Freddie’s accounting, and then helped Bush 43 spend us into oblivion.
Please, please, please!!!! campaign for your buddies. Help them out the way you did Martha Coakley, John Corzine, and Creigh Deeds.
Historic patterns and the current political climate all but guarantee that both the House and Senate will lose Democrats in the election, and administration officials concede the Republicans have a chance of winning control of the House.
Obama acknowledged that the results will help determine the course of his term’s second half. “I am spending some time thinking about 2010 because, obviously, my ability to get things done on behalf of the American people depends on a Congress that is willing to cooperate,” he said.
His term’s second half? There’s some wishful thinking considered the information that is starting to rise to the surface about Sestak, Romanoff, and possibly Blago.
In his firmest declaration yet that he views the calamity as an impetus to push Congress afresh to pass a major energy and climate bill, Obama vowed to “move forward in a bold way in a direction that finally gives us the kind of future-oriented, … visionary energy policy that we so vitally need and has been absent for so long..”
“One of the biggest leadership challenges for me going forward is going to be to make sure that we draw the right lessons from this disaster,” he said.
Biggest leadership challenges? I thought that was walking and chewing gum at the same time; the decision being which foot to put forward first.
What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principle risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? In order to save the planet, the group decides: isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring this about? – Maurice Strong, 1990
The senate version of the climate bill came out today, John Kerry’s,The American Power Act. Glenn explains how carbon credits work, how jobs will be destroyed because prices will go up, and how much more energy will cost – using an average baker as an example. He also gives details of the global syndicate that is drawing the noose tighter as the Chicago Carbon Exchange was just sold to an international firm, and he speaks about Maurice Strong, former UN Secretary General for the Earth Summit, who is now on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Carbon Exchange and has been involved in global organizations for just about forever. Glenn sends out the call to all the Watchdogs to find anything and everything about Maurice Strong on the internet and send it on to him at Becktips@foxnews.com.
Such a catchy name for such a nasty bill. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is the Senate version of Cap and Tax to Death. The first 820 pages have been lined out, but that leaves 937 pages to read. We must all saddle up once more to stop this newest progressive attempt at creating yet another revenue stream for the elites that will cripple this country.