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  •  Are you purposefully misrepresenting him? (0+ / 0-)

    He promised "to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." That's not a vow to cap the gusher as soon as possible but rather to (somehow) entirely erase all the spilled oil and then (somehow) improve the ecosystem beyond that.

    It wasn't just BP, the President had a problem, too. His administration had been a poor regulator and had recklessly opened up new regions to risky exploitation. He could either come to Jesus in the face of tragedy or spin the disaster as a sort of magical opportunity for vague ecological improvement. It's telling which way he decided to go.

    "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." Barack Obama

    by quagmiremonkey on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 04:04:15 PM PDT

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