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great leadership from hussein

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigdogtx, Jun 14, 2010.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    I feel so much better now about the situation in our country,,,,glad he could come off the golf course and sign another bill we DON'T NEED....
     
  2. RobertT

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    Thought I might watch just to see how many times he used "I" in his speech, but I'll probably pass, can't count that high anyway's.

    Robert
     
  3. SMOKEIT

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    ------I don't think anyone could be effective in running a country by traveling around and giving speeches every day--sometimes twice a day...no wonder he makes crappy decisions....SMOKIT
     
  4. code5coupe

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    Smokit is right: no one who spends that much time preparing for and then giving TV speeches can be giving proper attention to the real issues. His bad decisions are the result and are not surprising.
    Someone on Fox News said it well the other day: Barrack Hussein Obama is an accomplished politician, but a terrible leader. His problem is that he thinks this country just needs a polished politician when what we need is a PRESIDENT!
     
  5. grunt

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    This guy is an empty suit. Doing the bidding of the puppet masters.Properly went to Chicago to get more marching orders..
     
  6. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    I think hussein hates the south....

    Obama's Spill Recovery Chief Will Be Part-Time
    2 big jobs: Spill recovery chief to split time as Navy boss, puzzling some environmentalists

    By MATT APUZZO
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON

    President Barack Obama's point man charting a new future for the oil-poisoned Gulf Coast will do the job part-time. Some environmentalists said the job demands someone's full attention.

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who oversees 900,000 Navy and Marine personnel, is inheriting an amorphous second job as the Obama administration's leader of long-term environmental and economic planning. His task is no less than rebuilding a region still suffering after Hurricane Katrina and beset by decades of environmental problems.

    Mabus won't resign from his Navy job. When President George W. Bush picked Donald Powell to lead the recovery after Hurricane Katrina, Powell resigned as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

    "The president talked to the governor about this, and they both agreed that he had the ability to do both," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday after Mabus met with Obama at the White House.

    That prompted quick criticism from the Defenders of Wildlife, which is working to save animals from the oil that has gushed from an offshore BP oil well for nearly two months.

    "The idea that he is only going to work on this part-time is disturbing," said Robert Irvin, the group's vice president for conservation programs. "If this is the equivalent of war, as the president has been saying, it needs a full-time general."

    In his year at the helm of the Navy, Mabus has called for a cleaner, more energy-efficient fleet. But he is largely unknown among environmental groups dealing with the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. After Obama named Mabus in a speech Tuesday night, environmental leaders called around, asking each other for insight.

    "I don't know what demands being head of the Navy requires, but from what I've heard he's got a good head on his shoulders," said Jill Mastrototaro, the head of the Sierra Club for the Gulf region.

    While Obama selected Mabus for his ties to the Gulf Coast, the wealthy businessman also has had financial ties to the oil industry. Environmentalists want to know more about that from the man charged with helping remake the coastal economy.

    When Mabus joined the Obama administration, energy investments were among the largest holdings in his portfolio. Between $350,000 and $750,000 was invested in partnerships trading energy commodities such as crude oil and natural gas. He also owned between $15,000 and $51,000 in Exxon Mobil stock and as much as $69,000 in energy mutual funds.

    Mabus, whose net worth is millions of dollars, sold all his energy holdings upon taking office, Navy spokesman Thomas Oppel said.

    The White House has not said exactly what Mabus' job will be, so it's unclear what sway he will have over the future of Gulf Coast environmental regulations and economic development policies, two things that could affect the coastal oil industry.

    "Nothing in his background would suggest he will do anything but put the interests of the people of the Gulf first as he completes this critical mission, and the president has full confidence in his leadership," White House spokesman Ben LaBolt said.

    Mabus was one of the Democratic Party's rising stars when he was elected Mississippi governor in 1987. He had exposed county government corruption as state auditor and campaigned for governor with the slogan "Mississippi will never be last again."

    But Mabus had a strained relationship with lawmakers. In a state where legislators, not the governor, have the most power, Mabus saw many of his proposals snubbed. At his urging, lawmakers expanded Medicaid coverage, but other efforts such as spending more money on early childhood literacy never materialized.

    In his new job, Mabus must build consensus across the region. Already there are signs that won't be easy. Louisiana's former Republican Gov. Buddy Roemer declared that Obama "could not have picked a better man," but Mississippi's governor, Haley Barbour, was quick with a barb.

    "If this is really what it sounded like — that is, the federal government is going to make a long-term plan for the Gulf states — then it's a terrible idea," said Barbour, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2012. "Mississippians will decide about Mississippi's future."
     
  7. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    I bet hussein is so happy the White Sox won as they were his favorite team,,,,,except he couldn't name ANY player...

    Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend

    By Bridget Johnson - 06/19/10 03:37 PM ET

    President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.

    The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.

    Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.

    Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama's golfing during the ongoing BP oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The temperatures in the Washington, D.C., area Saturday were similar to last weekend, in the low 90s and humid.

    Obama attended the Washington Nationals game Friday night wearing a cap for his hometown Chicago White Sox. Sources told the pool reporter that Obama sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and left in the ninth inning, before the White Sox edged out the Nationals 2-1 in the 11th.
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