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Monday, May 03, 2010

Does Washington turn EVERYONE into a craven corporatist whore?
Posted by Jill | 7:47 PM
In the aftermath of this and in the face of these horrifying scenarios, Barack Obama is still so frightened of Republicans that he STILL is leaving the door open to MORE offshore drilling:
The Obama administration said on Monday that it remains "premature" to rule out including additional offshore drilling as part of comprehensive energy legislation, even as Senate Democrats warn that such a provision would make the bill "dead on arrival."

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that the president will determine whether to stay with or abandon his call for additional drilling off various parts of the coast once he gets the findings of an investigation into the massive oil spill in the Gulf.

"The president was specific in ordering [Department of Interior] Secretary [Ken] Salazar to look at all the possible aspects of what could go wrong in this instance [and] to report back to him in that thirty day period," Gibbs said in response to a question from the Huffington Post. "This is an administration that is going to take any information we can get from that and have that dictate our decision making going forward. I think it would be premature to get too far ahead of where Secretary Salazar's investigation is."

While the White House declines to fully abandon offshore drilling in light of the current spill, others in the Senate are ramping up their opposition. On Friday, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fl.) said any energy bill that included such exploration in its legislative language would be "dead on arrival" in the Senate. His office went even further, speculating that larger energy bill itself was now all but impassable in the Senate.

"It's dead on arrival if it contains oil drilling," an aide said, "if it doesn't have offshore drilling then you don't have Republicans."

So fucking what? It won't have Republicans anyway. How the hell many times does this guy have to get burned before he stops this nonsense? Yes, David Broder wants bipartisanship. Who the hell cares what Broder thinks. The Republicans are already trying to hang this oil spill around Obama's neck, and they'll do it even if they are shouting "Drill Baby Drill" on the Senate floor.

We've all had those friends that I call "psychic vampires." They're the ones who keep making the same mistake over and over again and expect you to either bail them out, or loan them money, or just be there and listen to them crying about the one who done them wrong. They won't take responsibility for their own role in their misfortunes, they just expect you to always be there -- the good, loyal friend. I don't know about you, but there comes a point where I jettison self-destructive people like this from my life, because they just sap too much life force from you.

It seems we now have a Democratic President who's like this.

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