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Obama Will Handle All Claims Against BP

From CBS News:

Gibbs: BP Will Be Removed From Claims Process

Posted by David S Morgan

June 15, 2010

In advance of the president’s speech to the nation this evening about the government’s and BP’s response to the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed that, one way or another, BP will no longer be directly responsible for processing claims from those affected by the disaster.

So, in effect, Mr. Obama has heeded the call from the Communists at International ANSWER and he will Seize BP’s assets.

When asked on CBS’ "The Early Show" this morning on how President Obama can prevail upon BP to expedite or streamline the process for Gulf Coast businesses and residents, Gibbs said, "The best way to prevail on BP is to take the claims process away from BP.

"The president possesses the legal authority and will use it to make this claims process independent, to take it away from BP, and to ensure that those who have been harmed economically have their claims processed quickly, efficiently, transparently, and that they’re made whole again for the disaster caused by BP," Gibbs said.

It would be interesting to see what laws they cite for this “legal authority.”

"So that’s going to happen?" asked anchor Harry Smith.

"That will happen," Gibbs replied. "The president will either legally compel them or come to an agreement with BP to get out of the claims process [and] give that to an independent entity, so that the people that have been damaged can get the money that they deserve quickly."

Whatever happened to that quaint notion of due process? Has Mr. Obama declared martial law?

"The president understands the challenges, and tonight will outline a plan moving forward to deal with the oil that’s leaked, to respond to those that have been damaged economically as part of this in the claims process, what has to happen going forward to make sure that something like this never happens again, and to discuss with the American people our approach towards reducing our dependence on oil and other fossil fuels."

In other words, Mr. Obama is going to punish the nation for BP’s spill by imposing a carbon tax which will destroy whatever is still left of our economy.

But do notice how a tax is always the Democrats’ solution to every problem.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “Obama Will Handle All Claims Against BP”

  1. proreason says:

    Another impeachable offense.

    Laws only apply when Obamy allows them.

    He is the emperor, after all.

  2. Right of the People says:

    I close my eyes and keep thinking when I open them again this nightmare will be gone and I’ll be back in the good old US of A but when I do open them they’re still there.

    Why the hell doesn’t he just declare martial law and get the charade over with?

    There is not legal justification for his actions, at least not in this country, Russia, Venezuela, sure, any country that ends with Stan, definitely but NOT HERE!

    If you wrote this as an action/adventure novel you’d have a hard time selling it because it’s just too out there.

  3. fallingpianos says:

    It took Obama this long to come up the plan to seize/nationalize BP’s assets, especially considering that the playbook has already been written as evidenced by what happened with GM, Chrysler, and Fannie/Freddie?

    He must’ve been out working on his golf game again.

  4. wardmama4 says:

    I heard on Rush today that the reason Obama refused foreign help with this spill (first offer came at day 3) was due to the Jones Act that all ships must be US built – can we say Obama bowing to the Unions rather than doing the right thing? Other Presidents (Act was passed in 1920) have ignored it, in the desire to ‘do the right thing’.

    God Help America – this arrogant juvenile is going to destroy it, if an adult in power does not stop him soon.

  5. Perdido says:

    “””The president possesses the legal authority and will use it to make this claims process independent, to take it away from BP, and to ensure that those who have been harmed economically have their claims processed quickly, efficiently, transparently, and that they’re made whole again for the disaster caused by BP,” Gibbs said. “””

    The sweet irony of the… transparently…quote. As if.

  6. Mithrandir says:

    Just like the ancient Aztec priests who sacrificed humans to appease the Gods, Obama will raise taxes until the oil (eventually) stops spilling out. Then he will proclaim, “See! If we kept raising taxes, the oil will stop leaking, I did it!”

    This guy is NO Jimmy Carter…..he is worse!

    • TwilightZoned says:

      “This guy is NO Jimmy Carter…..he is worse!”

      I heard some where Barry was Jimmy Carter, on steroids.
      I’d liken it to steroid abuse.

    • proreason says:

      Much as I despise Jimmy Carter, I don’t believe his goal was to destroy the United States.

      But that is Obama’s goal.

      And he is doing a damn fine job of it.

  7. platypus says:

    Remember last summer when there was this bigwig pow-wow in Martha’s Vineyard and the press was banned? That’s when this was all scripted out and Jug Ears was given his marching orders.

    He was told that his services were no longer needed and that the winding down process was to commence. Ever since then, each action has been scripted. Jug Ears knows that he will not complete his term regardless of his desires.

    The plan was to get the big pieces set in place (TARP 2, stimulus, Fannie Freddie bailout, health care, etc.). That has been done, ergo his usefulness is over. The response (or lack thereof) to the oil spill is according to script. Jug Ears, with all his faults, is not so dumb that he could not have done something right but the fix is in so he went golfing and partying and making EVERY mistake that could be made along the way.

    Too far fetched? Try to remember how easy it was for him to sneak out of the WH in the middle of the afternoon. Try to recall how easy it was for Bush to show up in Iraq on Thanksgiving.

    No, it is way too easy for a POTUS to hide. So there’s only one conclusion about the publicity of him appearing to be disconnected and aloof from the spill – it’s all part of the plan. They WANT public opinion to turn against Jug Ears. It’s all part of the plan.

    What plan?

    The plan to defeat Sarah Palin in 2012. There is only one way to do that – have a female run against her. Who? Who else but Hillary. The important thing is to avoid a Dem primary contest.

    This will be accomplished by making it impossible for Jug Ears to continue in office. Just like Nixon who resigned rather than be impeached. Keep in mind that impeachment was a certainty but Nixon’s conviction in a Senate trial was unlikely. But his ability to function would have been gone and the whole world would have been aware.

    If the GOP takes back the House, impeachment is almost a certainty along with hard hearings about Jug Ears’ social security number. Demands for his school records would be immediate and would do nothing but increase if he stonewalled like he has so far.

    He will leave just like Nixon did. And Biden’s first act will be to nominate Hillary as VP. The Senate will approve her on a voice vote BECAUSE (1) she’s one of them and (2) she got cheated in 2008.

    Biden will decline to run due to family reasons but won’t say so until late 2011. As soon as she is confirmed, the stage will be set with almost two years for stealth campaigning with no FEC reports due.

    Sarah will still win in 2012 but it won’t be the blowout it might have otherwise been.

    You heard it here first.

    • proreason says:

      I hope you are right.

      Anybody would be better than the Moron. Castro would be better. Stalin would be better.

      The reason is that the Moron has been able to hide in plain sight. Partly by design, and partly because the American people have been willfully blind. Nobody else could have got away with what this guy has done.

      The damage is 1% publicized. It is immeasurable. It will take 20 years to recover from it.

      That could not have and will not happen with any other president, ever again.

  8. canary says:

    Where can I get the footage of the tens of thousands and thousands of boats working on cleaning up oil, Elmo Fudd Gibbs said were out there.

    I’ll use Al Gore’s movie photography technology and zoom in on my boat and crew.

    If that doesn’t work, I’ll just call Obama Oil Ocean “Independent Entity” and demand I get paid over the phone.

    Is it legal for Obama to seize BP’s assets without going through the judicial system, when Obama didn’t speak to the BP CEO for 8 weeks? Instead Obama has visited with the folks affected. Probably gained 20 lbs in the empty seated diners. Why would diners be empty with hundreds of thousands of workers.

    Why didn’t Obama account on his income tax for that giant GOLD NECKLACE the King of Saudi Arabia put around his neck.

    p.s. Platypus, Would not surprise me if Obama leaves our country after he inflicts the most damage he can.

  9. Mae says:

    What an abomination! Of course he will leave the country–after the riots and the burning of our cities over his displacement, after the depleting of the treasury (soon safely ensconced in a Swiss numbered account), after gaining safe passage for his faithful staff and union buddies to Cuba and Venezuela via a Soros G-550, and after finding a place for Mama and Michelle so he can join the girlfriend in his new Kenyan villa to be provided by Odinga. How much more can we take!

  10. sevens says:

    I think you’ll love my new BP t-shirt – Barack Petroleum http://bit.ly/crWw0d — Saw the headline on Drudge, had a funny idea for a shirt, and it hit me that maybe my fellow conservatives would show a little support.

    The truth is, most of us (well, those who take the time to read and register and post comments on conservative sites) saw this coming several days after the rig exploded. All that was needed was to know that you never let a crisis go to waste, and the longer you wait, the more the crisis will grow… the slow response has been, and will continue to be, on purpose – because it serves the agenda. It’s sickening, absolutely sickening, but there is very little – save November – that we can do about it.

    Thanks for checking out my shirt. Hope you like it. (btw, the small print reads “Viva la Socialist”)

  11. ptat says:

    Every day,the elitist ruling class (Congress), led by Obama, guides us closer to his goal of turning us into a third world country. The Gulf area will soon resemble shanty town Africa, as will the rest of the country eventually. Hopefully we can reverse this trend in November. What a disaster!

  12. Right2thepoint says:


    When even the locals think Bush handled Katrina better than he is handling the spill that should tell you a whole lot.

    The people down there have more knowledge in the average coffee shop or bingo hall of how drilling works because so many are employed in that industry.

    His speech was more a launching point for his continued agenda to transform the country rather than a call to deal with the issues at hand.

    Reaction around the web so far all points to an epic fail speech.

  13. proreason says:

    Ben Stein discusses the lawlessness of the Moron:


    “….But to create specific enactments and actions without any authority — now Mr. Obama’s specialty — is so at odds with the law of the land that it terrifies me. These are not the acts of a teacher on Constitutional law. These are the acts of a big city boss or a third world dictator. If you want to know why business has pulled in its horns and hunkered down, and why people at tea parties and elsewhere are scared, look no further than Barack “I Am The Law” Obama.

    Is there anyone in Congress to stop him? Is there anyone in a black robe to stop him? Or is everyone already too scared to challenge the Duce in the White House? “

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