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So much for blaming the spill on Bush's lax policies

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by khayos, May 4, 2010.

  1. khayos

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    I've heard this talking point too... it's Bush's fault!

    Well...

    "The Interior Department exempted BP's calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely.

    The decision by the department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) to give BP's lease at Deepwater Horizon a "categorical exclusion" from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 6, 2009 -- and BP's lobbying efforts just 11 days before the explosion to expand those exemptions -- show that neither federal regulators nor the company anticipated an accident of the scale of the one unfolding in the gulf."

    http://mobile.washingtonpost.com/c....4/AR2010050404118_mobile.xml&cid=578815&spf=1

    Even better... the Dems try and say that you should give them money so that they can hold BP to the letter of the law (that they just gave them a pass on).

    DSCC capitalizes on oil spill - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com
  2. DarrylS

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    This can descend into an Obama did it or Bush did it, but in reality BP did it.. and there is a need to hold them accountable..

    As far as the fund raising tactic goes, it is not different than the ethics of the republicans who send out questionnaires with a return address of the "Census Department".. it is what it is political opportunity.. it sucks, but it is what it is.
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    The Obama goons have got people sitting down in the cellar of the White House trying to figure out a way to Blame Bush for the Volcano and The Death Of Peter Graves.

    Jeanne Garafool said GW Bush's Great Grandmother had a lot to do with the slaughter of The American Buffalo.

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