Sarah Palin turned up on The O'Reilly Factor tonight and claimed that she knows how to stop the Gulf oil leak. Palin claimed that we should rely on foreign countries to fix the oil leak, "What the federal government should have done was accept the assistance of foreign countries, of entrepreneurial Americans who have solutions...who can't even get a phone call returned."
Instead of gearing up to support the POTUS in his rather courageous announcement that we are addicts and need to get off of fossil fuel (this isn’t something done by Presidents) or having his back regarding his new energy push, pundits on MSNBC attacked the President after his Oval Office Speech tonight.
President Barack Obama delivered his first Oval Office address to the nation tonight and in it he did what many Americans have been asking for. He spoke for the American people, demanded answers, and laid out a plan for the future. Obama said, "We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes."
It seems that the worst environmental disaster in US history was all it took for Americans to get serious about protecting the environment. According to the latest Society for Human Resource Management/National Journal Congressional Connection survey, 56% of those asked said, that "protecting the environment" should be the more important priority for U.S. energy policy over "keeping energy prices low."
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck went on a personal rant about Keith Olbermann after the MSNBC host vocally criticized Tea Party candidate Rick Barber's Armies Unite ad, last night on Countdown. Beck said to Olbermann, "You two faced no talent, soon to be washed up, alcoholic, throw yourself off a ledge of a building because you're that kind of a guy."
Glenn Beck took another ride on the race train tonight when on his Fox News program he claimed that President Obama won't meet with BP CEO Tony Hayward because he is white. Beck said, "What is it that the crazy guy in Iran has in the credibility have that the CEO doesn't have?...He's a white CEO. Maybe that's it."
If you still don't believe that Sarah Palin is running for president in 2012 it is being reported that Palin will soon be visiting Britain and has requested a photo op with Margaret Thatcher as, "as part of a bid to enhance her claim to be the 'heir to Ronald Reagan." Palin has not requested a meeting with current Prime Minister David Cameron.
In typical teabagging style, the Palin endorsed candidate (you can just fill in Clown Show Tea Bagger or Pretend Conservative, whichever you feel fits best but in this case, it’s a toss up) Clint Didier (Republican running for US Senate in Washington) was for farm subsidies before he was against them. And by for, I mean he took the money for himself, before he decided government money was evil and harmful to others and makes them dependent on the federal government.
If there is one small silver lining in the oil dense cloud that is consuming the Gulf Coast it is that the politicians who are owned by big oil are being exposed. On CBS' Face The Nation today, Gov. Haley Barbour continued to downplay the oil spill and blame the media, without disclosing that oil and gas companies have given $1.8 million to his gubernatorial campaigns.
White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod was on Meet The Press today, and when asked for his thoughts about the 2010 midterm elections, he pull no punches, "In 1994 the Republican Party was nearly at 60 percent in favorability. Today, they're at an all-time low... They've sat on the sidelines, they've rooted for failure, and they've contributed nothing."
Instead of talking about policy or politics as an serious politician should do, Sarah Palin recently took to Fox News to address the rumors that she has had breast implants, and of course she had to blame evil bloggers for the story, "'Boobgate' is all over the Internet, because there are a lot of bored, idle bloggers and reporters with nothing else to talk about."
Sarah Palin was on Fox News' Fox and Friends this morning to argue that the oil spill in the Gulf is not a good enough reason to not, drill, baby, drill. Palin said, "We still need to drill, baby, drill." She also bogusly claimed that without offshore drilling energy production would be, "outsourced." Does she understand that the oil belongs to the companies, not the American people?
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was a guest on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher last night where she delivered her usual solid performance, but she really shined in the online Overtime segment, where she completely dismantled former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on health care. Check out the video.
On the debut of the Fox Business program Freedom Watch today, Rand Paul emerged from hiding today long enough to hear Sarah Palin tell him, "Yeah, it's a double edged sword isn't it, if my name gets attached to your candidacy, and here you are being misconstrued by the lamestream media, and they take things out of context."
On his FNC program The O'Reilly Factor tonight, Bill O'Reilly used the Gulf oil spill as evidence that President Obama has become more polarizing than George W. Bush, "The fuse has been lit. President Obama has become even more polarizing than George W. Bush was."
On his radio show today Glenn Beck ranted against the World Cup because he proclaimed the World Cup is just like Barack Obama. Beck said, "I believe that everything you need to know about Barack Obama's policies can be explained in the World Cup...Congratulations to Barack Obama and his polices that will have as much success as the World Cup in America."
The Des Moines Register released their new 2012 GOP poll for the state of Iowa today, and as expected the three most well known names, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Sarah Palin lead the pack. What is a surprise isn't the overwhelming favorability of Romney, but the high unfavorabilily rating for Palin, who is not favored by 39% of the state's Republicans.
Kevin Costner, he of liberal Hollywood elite status, may be riding to the rescue of the deliberately careless drilling in the Gulf that lead to Deepwater Horizon’s tragic oil spill. Costner co-founded Ocean Therapy Solutions, which is now partnering with BP to deploy the machine that separates oil from water, known as CINC, in the Gulf. CINC uses centrifuge technology to clean up oil spills.
Evidence is mounting that BP is not only trying to control message war as the oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, but also they are hassling reporters and media who are attempting to report on the clean up efforts. ABC News reporter Matt Gutman captured BP's daily tactics on video, as the energy giant tries to prevent the American people from seeing the truth.
As the disaster in the Gulf continues, President Obama has said the buck stops with him, which is refreshing because Obama is actually man enough to step up to the plate in the midst of it all and in spite of the criticism for the sake of the country. Obama has become the Cleaner in Chief.