Showing posts with label BP Oil Spill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BP Oil Spill. Show all posts

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Republicans To Obama: Cap The Well, Not the American People

President Barack Obama's BP Oil Spill Speech failed to win over many Twitter and Facebook users. Obama's BP Oil Spill Speech has also failed to win over Republicans/GOP/conservatives.
Nobody's going to be satisfied with anything until the well's capped," Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, said on Fox News.

Instead of capping the well," he argued, "the President talked about putting a new cap-and-trade tax on the American people that's going to run up the cost of energy. 1
1 Republicans slam Obama's oil spill Oval Office address; Sarah Palin calls President a 'dreamer'
By Michael Sheridan

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 1:31 PM

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour isn't the only Republican talking about capping the well instead of capping the American people. Sarah Palin, during a June 15 O'Reilly Factor interview on FOX News with Bill O'Reilly, stated:
Well, we haven't had the assurance that president — we haven't had the assurance by the president that that has been his top priority. Instead, what his top priority is, Bill, is cap and tax. It is using this crisis, not letting it go to waste, but to use this crisis to increase the cost of energy.
Ex-governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, a leader who is very knowledgeable about oil problems, also told Bill O'Reilly what she did about oil when she was the governor of Alaska:
Now, as governor of Alaska, what I did in dealing with the oil companies, and I'll bet you, 75 percent of my time was being taken up by energy issues here in this state. I had to set up our Petroleum Systems Integrity Office so that we could be there on the front lines making sure what the oil companies were telling us was legit, when they were dealing with their corroded pipes that we found out and other lax maintenance issues.
Read the entire Bill O'Reilly interview with Sarah Palin.

Watch the Fox News video segment.


Obama's BP Oil Spill Speech Fails To Impress Facebook and Twitter Users

President Barack Obama's BP oil spill speech failed to impress many Twitter and Facebook users. Researchers at Crimson Hexagon analyzed 83,000 Twitter tweets and Facebook comments, and here are the poll results:

1. 27% were not happy with President Barack Obama's BP oil spill plan

2. 11% were not happy with President Barack Obama's public speaking skills, claiming he used a lot of hand gestures and appeared to be reading from a teleprompter

3. 15% didn't like having to miss their favorite television shows

4. 14% said they didn't support President Barack Obama

5. 13% said they did support President Barack Obama
BP provisionally agreed the biggest compensation payment in corporate history, setting up a fund worth at least £13.5 billion to cover the damage caused by its leaking oil pipe in the Gulf of Mexico.

But the US president last night made it clear that BP's payments could be just the start, warning that the company could still face lawsuits from individuals and American states. 1 
1 Twitter and Facebook users 'not impressed' by President Obama's BP oil spill speech
By Ben Leach

Published: 7:35AM BST 17 Jun 2010

I see no point in writing any long commentary about these mostly very astute observations of 83,000 Facebook and Twitter users.

The 15% whose only complaint was that the speech prevented them from watching their favorite television shows, and the 13% who said they support President Barack Obama would be the exceptions and not the rule.
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