Thursday, June 3, 2010

Obama Says GOP is Still Same Old, Same Old



On June 1st, I wrote that Obama needs to put on a better show regarding this oil spill. Yesterday, June 2, I read that Spike Lee's advised the president from afar to "go off!" while CNN senior political analyst Gloria Borger told us, we "elected (Obama) because he is cool, calm and analytical.
That's what we wanted to see after George W. Bush, so we made him president. But now the disaster in the Gulf has made many of us want to see someone else -- with plenty of anger, emotion and bravado. We want him to yell at BP. We want him to loudly tell us he's whipping the cleanup effort into shape.
Seems like we're on a similar wavelength. As Borger continues, she says we want to see Obama angry, but a man full of rage is not who we elected.

Indeed, I said in May that if Obama had shown intense passion when this crisis began, Republicans would have simply painted him as the angry or emotional black man. But long before now I also said Obama describes himself as even-tempered. Furthermore, he is a man of compromise. Why some of these other people who supported him seem to have forgotten that, I don't know. O.K. I do know, but I'll leave others to read more and ponder the reason.

Nevertheless, judging from the video embedded in this post of Obama speaking in Pennsylvania yesterday and reminding his audience that Republicans have no new ideas, that the GOP has become the "party of no," I'd say the president's patience is wearing thin.

Related: Flashback: Jindal Tells How He Grew Up with Oil Industry and that Threat to Environment is Balanced in Louisiana. Yes, he's anti-regulation.

Also, Sarah Palin misrepresents information again. WSJ: "According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Republicans receive far more campaign money from the oil and gas industry than do Democrats.."

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