Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Bad Day For Gibbsy And Obama

Apparently yesterday was a particularly stressful day for the President and his spokeshole.

Robert Gibbs has had a rough few days anyway, thanks to repeated questions about the Sestak affair. As a matter of fact, the word is that the White House Press corps' private nickname for Gibbsy is 'Wonder Woman', because up to yesterday he dodged 13 questions about the Sestak mess alone.

His latest problem is trying to tapdance around repeated questions regarding the Obama Administration's non-Action on the Gulf oil spill.

It got so bad that he actually called the reporters into a private meeting to tongue lash them for 'asking too many BP questions'.

And there are a lot of unanswered questions. For all the presser action by Secretary of the Interior Ken Slazar and DHS Chief Napolitano, the fact remains that hardly anything's been done and that Louisiana Governer Bobby Jindal's May 11th request for Federal permission to dredge and erect sand bars and barrier islands to keep the oil slick off the Louisiana Coast remains unanswered as I write this.

And for all the macho talk about how British Petroleum is going to pay all costs and how the Obama Administration is going to 'keep our foot on BP's neck', the one concrete thing the Administration has done is to work on shoving through a quadrupling of the tax on oil, from 8 cents per gallon to a whopping 32 cents.

People with Obama's mindset don't understand that businesses don't pay taxes - they merely pass them on to their customers through price hikes.

Watch what happens to prices at the pump if this passes.And things like food prices as the cost of deliveries soars.

Supposedly, this is to generate funds for the oil cleanup. But since BP is supposed to pay all costs according to Obama, it's obvious the money will be used for more out of control spending on Prez Zero's domestic agenda.

Think of it as a European style VAT on gasoline without actually labeling it as one.

If Gibbsy's day wasn't so good, neither was Obama's.

It started out when he decided to drop in on a GOP luncheon to ask for bi-partisan cooperation on things like illegal alien amnesty(AKA 'immigration reform') and climate change legislation and apparently got into what was termed a frank exchange of views (AKA as shouting match) with several Republican senators who explained to Prez Zero that after the way they had been treated by the Administration, they weren't particularly interested in cooperating. Especially since Obama's idea of bi-partisan cooperation means that means that he expects them to simply vote for his agenda no questions asked:

Senators and other sources inside the meeting described the gathering as “testy” and “direct” — and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) accused Obama of acting two-faced by asking for GOP support on regulatory reform only to push forward with a bill supported mainly by Democrats. Others felt that the meeting may have made already tense relations between the two parties even worse.

"The more he talked, the more he got upset," Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said. “He needs to take a valium before he comes in and talks to Republicans and just calm down, and don’t take anything so seriously. If you disagree with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re attacking their motives — and he takes it that way and tends then to lecture and then gets upset.” {..}

In one of the most heated exchanges of the lunch, Corker accused Obama of acting “duplicitous” in his calls for bipartisanship, saying that he was trying to cut a deal on regulatory reform only to see the rug pulled out from underneath him. At one point, Corker said Obama was using lunch with Republicans as a “prop.”

"I told him I thought there was a degree of audacity in him even showing up today after what had happened with financial regulation," Corker told reporters after Republicans met with Obama. "I just wanted him to tell me how, when he wakes up in the morning, comes over to a luncheon like ours today, how does he reconcile that duplicity?"

Obama also clashed, among others, with John McCain on securing the borders:

Inside the lunch meeting, Obama squared off with his old rival McCain (R-Ariz.) over border security, sources said. Sources described Obama’s conversation with McCain as rather direct.

McCain said he told Obama: "We need to secure the borders first. He didn't agree." A McCain spokeswoman said their exchange was “frank but respectful.”

You simply can't crap on people and ignore them for months and then tell them you expect their support..especially with mid-terms coming up in about 5 months.

After that fracus, Obama took off to do a Barbara Boxer fundraiser...and ended up getting heckled by a prominant member of the Gay rights lobby over 'don't ask don't tell'!

I only hope the President's wagyu steak was done to his liking.

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1 comment:

louielouie said...

...... well if gibbsy is wonder woman, was doesn't someone steal her magic lasso, rope her with it, and make her tell the truth? that's how it worked in the comics & tv show.

separate subject.
this blaming bp for this event is a bunch of horseshit. we talk like that here in oil patch country. bp had nothing what so ever to do with this event. transocean owned the drilling rig and independent operators provided the labor to drill. bp was only involved at this point, in providing money for drilling and to take title to the resource once produced. again by independent operators.
if i were gonna guess, and i hate to say this because i have several friends who work for bp, my high school quarterback works 28/28 for bp in baku, bp is playing the chicago way on this. i.e., the reason hussein is keeping quiet is because bp is writing checks to hussein, or surrogate, as fast as he can cash them. if not, hussein would be sitting on bp doorstep demanding action.
that's the chicago way.
i had to do a re-cycle and see where ff has already posted a carville video.
don't know what he said. don't care either.
i see it's gonna be 44 seconds long.
i wish ff would have given more detail to this video. he usually does stuff like that. about 5 seconds into this video i'll be vomiting all over the store.