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Oil FAIL: Donna Brazile throws Obama under the bus

Too funny:

The dependence on BP has raised the ire of Democrats such as Donna Brazile, a political consultant and commentator.

“The Obama administration is following BP’s lead and not pressing them harder on contingency plans that should have already been in place,” she said in an interview. “It’s past time the Obama administration put all hands on deck in helping BP cut off the massive oil spill, contain what is gushing to our shoreline, clean up the mess and compensate those impacted immediately.”…

Well, of course Obama's following BP's lead! BP's execs are "savvy businessmen"!

When you've lost Donna Brazile...

NOTE Via Yves.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

Katrina exposed the problems with anti-government folks running government. It exposed the need for responsible and good governance and Bush and conservative's lack of policies for good, responsible government.

The BP mess exposes Obama's similar mindset. But for Obama its a little different than Bush. With Bush, it was more like "I don'ts give a fuck". With Obama is like "Let's trust big oil/business". Both are FAILs. And people are wising up, or at least starting to give up on the two legacy parties and the legacy party glitterati are trying to figure out who the next person to fuck us all will be.

I think a new party in 2012 can win the presidency. I really do.

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Submitted by michaelwb on

You're just misreading it. She's attacking the "Obama administration", not Obama.

It's not like they are connected in any way. ;-)

Remember in kool-aid drinking parlance, all good things are because of Obama, all bad things are because of those around him.

Submitted by lambert on

"Maybe I've Judged This Embrace of Authoritarianism Too Harshly" LOL!

That said, sure she's a hack, and that makes her a useful weathervane. And it's also interesting that Carville declared open season. Of course, they may both be betting on the "top kill" to succeed, or be seen as doing so, which perhaps it will.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

so I guess this is personal enough for her to see thru. I really think that Chernobyl is the proper metaphor, but that is just me. Partly because Chernobyl didn't just delegitmize Gorbachev in the eyes of his people, but the whole system. And that is what this spill is doing. It isn't just Obama, the whole American political culture is a fail.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

and I suspect that's part of what's driving this. Although I also expect if Brazille had landed the big job with Obama she was clearly after during the election, she'd be trotted out to defend the Administration and would have no problem doing so.

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Submitted by lizpolaris on

Brazile was so central to rigging the primary, it was appalling that he didn't appoint her to something. But then gratitude doesn't seem to be in professor Obama's lexicon. It has come to haunt him.

Here's yet another quote from The One, which certainly epitomizes his detached, cloud-gazing mentality.

“Nobody is more upset than me, because ultimately,” he said, “when this happens on your watch, you are thinking, how does this get solved?”

How indeed?

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Submitted by madamab on

because it's what Bush said. And Bush was just as believable!

"No one is more upset than Laura and me." I believe that was about Iraq war casualties.

D*mn, wish I could find that comment.

Submitted by Anne on

for you...


“Nobody is more upset than me, because ultimately,” he said, “when this happens on your watch, you are thinking, how does this get solved?”

Really means this:

"Nobody is more upset than me, unless it is Rahm or Axelrod, because ultimately, when this happens on your watch, you are thinking, 'Jesus F'ing Christ, how the fuck am I gonna get re-elected if I'm saddled with this fucking Katrina-type disaster, and goddamn it, how the fuck can I fix it when I need these fucking savvy oilmen keep giving me money?'"

Not normally given to every-other-word-is-fuck, but are you fucking kidding me? "Nobody" is more upset than he is? I guess he is more repressed than I thought, because he hides his emotions so, so well.

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Submitted by madamab on

"Damn, I guess I'd better say something about how tragic this is and shit. This whole President thing is harder than I thought. There - I hope they bought it. What else do they want from me? Message: I care!

Oh no - I hope this doesn't cut into my summer vacation time."

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Submitted by a little night ... on

what you and Anne write seems so believable. Gah. I thought that we'd left this behind when W went out of office.

Although, to be sure, I don't so much care if a President FEELS the right things or THINKS the right things, as long as the President DOES the right things or a close approximation of them. And no, phone calls to the governors ain't close to it in this case.

Submitted by Anne on

that Obama's entire career was built on public talk contradicted by behind-closed-doors action. His entire campaign was all about optics and message - and nothing has changed in the 15 months since he took office. He knows that all the media are going to give the public is the 10-second cut of him looking serious and concerned, so as long as the public's impression from this holds, he can keep skating by on a public message that is 180 degrees from the private actions.

Never in a million years did I think I could have as visceral a reaction to a president as I did to George Bush, but what Obama evokes in me is exponentially greater.

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Submitted by a little night ... on

that the Obama years were the time in which the Democratic Party ceased to be, on the whole, a support for good things, and threw their lot in with the forces of evil.

I have more to say, but typing defeats me.

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Submitted by Aeryl on

I tell my coworkers all the time, that it took me 5 years to get fed up with W, to the point I couldn't watch him on TV without getting apoplectic.

Obama took 8 months.