June 15th, 2010
07:46 PM ET

Obama: We'll fight spill with everything we've got

[Updated at 8:45 p.m. ET] BP issued the following statement after the president's Oval Office speech:

"We share the president's goal of shutting off the well as quickly as possible, cleaning up the oil and mitigating the impact on the people and environment of the Gulf Coast. We look forward to meeting with President Obama tomorrow for a constructive discussion about how best to achieve these mutual goals."

Read the transcript of Obama's speech

Read the full CNN.com story

[Updated at 8:25 p.m. ET] The president ended his Oval Office speech by saying that what sees the nation through tough times "is our strength, our resilience, and our unyielding faith that something better awaits us if we summon the courage to reach for it."

"Tonight, we pray for that courage," Obama said. "We pray for the people of the Gulf.  And we pray that a hand may guide us through the storm towards a brighter day. "

[Updated at 8:19 p.m. ET] The president said the oil disaster "is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean-energy future is now."

"I am happy to look at ... ideas and approaches from either party, as long they seriously tackle our addiction to fossil fuels," he said. "Some have suggested raising efficiency standards in our buildings like we did in our cars and trucks. Some believe we should set standards to ensure that more of our electricity comes from wind and solar power. Others wonder why the energy industry only spends a fraction of what the high-tech industry does on research and development, and want to rapidly boost our investments in such research and development.

"All of these approaches have merit and deserve a fair hearing in the months ahead. But the one approach I will not accept is inaction. The one answer I will not settle for is the idea that this challenge is somehow too big and too difficult to meet."

[Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET] President Obama said he knows the government's six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling "creates difficulty for the people who work on these rigs."

"But for the sake of their safety, and for the sake of the entire region, we need to know the facts before we allow deepwater drilling to continue," Obama said.

[Updated at 8:13 p.m. ET] President Obama says he's asked the secretary of the Navy to "develop a long-term Gulf Coast restoration plan as soon as possible."

"The plan will be designed by states, local communities, tribes, fishermen, businesses, conservationists, and other Gulf residents. And BP will pay for the impact this spill has had on the region," he said.

[Updated at 8:11 p.m. ET] President Obama said he will tell the chairman of BP to "set aside whatever resources are required to compensate the workers and business owners who have been harmed as a result of his company's recklessness" during their meeting scheduled for Wednesday.

"This fund will not be controlled by BP," Obama said. "In order to ensure that all legitimate claims are paid out in a fair and timely manner, the account must and will be administered by an independent, third party."

[Updated at 8:07 p.m. ET] The president says that despite best efforts, "oil has already caused damage to our coastline and its wildlife."

"And sadly, no matter how effective our response becomes, there will be more oil and more damage before this siege is done. That's why the second thing we’re focused on is the recovery and restoration of the Gulf Coast," Obama said.

[Updated at 8:04 p.m. ET] President Obama has begun to address the nation, saying that the oil spill "is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced."

Obama said his administration has directed BP to "mobilize additional equipment and technology."

"In the coming weeks and days, these efforts should capture up to 90 percent of the oil leaking out of the well," Obama said. "This is until the company finishes drilling a relief well later in the summer that's expected to stop the leak completely."

"Make no mistake: We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes," he added. "We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused. And we will do whatever's necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people recover from this tragedy."

[Posted at 7:46 p.m. ET] President Obama will detail plans for dealing with the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in an address to the nation tonight at 8 ET.

Check this post for updates on the president's speech as he gives it.

The 18-minute speech, Obama's first from the Oval Office, will emphasize the government's containment strategy in conjunction with oil giant BP, which owns the broken well, to capture as much as 90 percent of the leaking oil in coming weeks, two senior administration officials said.

Watch it live on CNN, CNN.com/Live and the CNN iphone app.

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  1. Jishnu

    CNN, what are you achieving by doing BP bashing. With todays information about the amount of oil gushing out and th fact that may change, how can we blame BP for providing incorrect information during the initial days when they themseleves were not prepared for such an event. This is true with other major companies as well based on todays hearing where we heard one response plan had the contact details of an expert who died 5 yrs ago

    June 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joshua Wertheim

      Best speech Obama has given as President. Made some commitments on behalf of BP I now hope they deliver upon. I think Obama almost got to the Kennedy "We will land a man on the moon by the end of this decade" but should have said "We will be self-sufficient upon energy by the end of this decade". Left out nuclear power, which will be critical to our ability to be self-sufficient. Energized the people who watched it, and want to believe that there are solutions to this problem. Micro-dissection of his speech will of course go positive and negative, but in the end, for the first time, I believe that our President will make sure this problem will be solved and life will eventually be restored for the people who'se lives have been destroyed. Let us pray he can now deliver.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karl

      Why did he sit and practically ignore this tragedy for the first several weeks?

      June 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • bd

      "We will stop this leak within two days" would have been equivalent to "we will land a man on the moon".

      June 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yvo van Wissen

      From the Netherlands I would like to express my compassion with the American people and say how glad I am that Mr. Obama is your president. I understand it's a huge problem, but if there is one person who can solve it, he is in office right now. My prayers are with all of you.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger Mexico

      Obama said just what he needed to say, and, as always, said it well. The immediate reactions I saw on TV (like on Keith Olberman's show) were essentially 'WHY ISN'T HE FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT?' That is totally irrational and irrelevant. This President is doing what he CAN do, and explaining as well as he CAN explain. He is NOT 'Superman' and is NOT, obviously, sucking up to Big Oil, as Bush would've done. Everybody wants the Obama administration to somehow seal the leak, crucify BP (wish they could!) and make every undereducated, stupid-as-sh_t American feel less upset. Well sorry, folks, CORPORATE AMERIKA does want it wants, and PAYS the Congresscritters you elected to look the other way, and if THIS is what happens you can't be made happy by whining about the guy (the BLACK guy) in the oval office.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bj

      Just more empty rhetoric from Mr Teleprompter. If he'd focus for once on the problem at hand instead of trying to campaign for his energy/medical/global.....(you fill in the blank) maybe he would get some support. No one cares right now about wind energy and solar power. We need to know how he plans on cleaning up the gulf after sitting on his hands for six weeks until there is so much oil that it's beyond hope to do a decent cleanup job.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim - Michigan

      What a BS speach. This is political posturing, if he truly felt that a company ought to pay for the damage they have done then why has nothing been done to have Wall Street pay for the millions of jobs lost, compensate the millions of families that have lost their homes and or that have loss their savings?

      If I ad to choose a better corporate it would be BP, at least they are out their working on the problem. They are compensating people – Wall Street has not paid a penny for what they did to this country and Obama is not asking them for anything. He wants an ass to kick, go to Wall Street. Until he holds the banks to the same standard as he is doing BP it will only be a political ploy hoping to boost his rating or to limit the impact to his party in November. There is nothing real about this man, just a gifted liar.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Randi Sharp

      "Make no mistake: We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes," he added.

      Don't think WE made the mistake approving those sketchy plans & taking those BP campaign dollars. What? He took BP campaign dollars? Yeppers..so lets look behind the Let's all Pray speak , We all know Obama made a MAJOR mistake in his affront to tell the other countries NO, we don't want your help in the beginning. Let's get the story straight...there is little if anything he can do. You actually believe he can Force BP to pay? What about force BP bankruptcy? As if there are no American BP workers out there. force the largest corp in England into failure? Then who pays? You do and you will , all you taxpayers :) so open those wallets and get ready to ante up!

      June 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • AYE

      The Netherlands delivered six sweeping arms ships to help with the clean up. Each can suck up 240 tons of oil per hour
      Since the ships have gone to work, only 10 tons of oil per day is cleared. That is only 5 percent of the capacity. !!!!

      Now u would like to know why, right .....................Vessels with a larger storage capacity are not allowed to be used in the operation, because they are not sailing under American flags.

      The assistance of the Dutch followed a U.S. request for help to the European Commission.

      June 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • GW

      These comments highlight the reason for the problems America faces... Most these folks have the right to vote. Does anyone here really know what they're talking about?? It's pathetic. If you don't know what you're talking about get an education, read a book, but for God's sake keep your ignorance to yourself.

      June 15, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • BreakingNewsBlog.us

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      BP hasn't proposed NEW, BETTER AND FASTER SOLUTIONS, as clearly required by U.S. Coast Guard
      but ONLY some NEW "PROMISES" to solve the problem more quickly... just another couple of months
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      so, I've developed a new and BETTER "super cap" that can be built and installed in a couple of days
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      read a description with the drawing of my new idea in my article latest update: http://bit.ly/c8y9GX
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      the only other alternatives to my simple, cheap, fast to build and install proposal to fix the leak are:
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      1. the (unknown) new "cap" ready for mid-july after 50,000,000 more gallons of oil spilled in the Gulf
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      2. a drilling of the two relief wells finished in mid-august after 100,000,000 more gallons of oil spilled
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      June 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dlittle

    Shouldn't the first step be to stop the damn leak?

    June 15, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Connie

      Yes... Got any ideas how to do it?

      June 15, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryce

      This is the only thing I was listening for and I didn't hear it. Nothing else matters.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • GuestColin

      No, the first step in anything is to form a committee! We must form one, to meet and discuss forming another.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed@SF

      Um, yes. We all know that already.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rockloper

      DLittle – they had a room full of the best minds from all walks of the engineering profession when this first started and have been working on it every since then. For god's sake if ANYBODY knew how to stop the leak don't you think it would be stopped by now. I tell ya some people have their head up their butt – actually a lot of people

      June 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • bd

      I thought the Russians used nukes to close four out-of-control oil leaks.

      We wouldn't use nukes, but kick BP out of the area and revoke their permit, then use a MOAB (mother of all bombs) to seal the leak.

      The problem is the biggest strategic is assigned to BP not the US government, but ultimately the government is accountable and responsible for the issue. The problem must be solved at the source immediately. Taking the time to harvest this oil is a waste and we are just letting BP save face for some unspoken political reason.

      The oil will still be there later when they get the auto-shutoff right (triple or quad redundant would be a good start).

      June 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • LUIS

      What a comment. If we could only use all the wasted energy in stupid comments we wouldn't need any other sources of energy.

      June 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John

    Yet another speech from the President, telling us what we already know, and stating the obvious. I voted for the guy, but I'm losing faith. We need a leader, not an orator. Mr. President, please... enough speeches.... LEAD US!

    June 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • madelyn

      Why do u loose faith so quick? Those who voted for him has to stand with him..I voted for him and will vote for him again....this president has done more good for this country than any other president in a very long time!!!!!! He has enough enemies trying to defeat him...his supportors do not need to join him!!!!!

      June 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      "Lead us" cmon didn't you hear a word the guy just said. Get up and start taking action to change the future of America! You can't expect someone to hold your hand the whole way.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Louisianian against Obama

      WOW are you really that blind? Vote for him again...

      June 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • madelyn

      Corretion: Why do u loose faith so quick? Those who voted for him has to stand with him..I voted for him and will vote for him again....this president has done more good for this country than any other president in a very long time!!!!!! He has enough enemies trying to defeat him...his supportors do not need to join them!!!!!

      June 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • madelyn

      Correction: Why do u loose faith so quick? Those who voted for him has to stand with him..I voted for him and will vote for him again....this president has done more good for this country than any other president in a very long time!!!!!! He has enough enemies trying to defeat him...his supportors do not need to join them!!!!!

      June 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      John, I share your view as a Canadian, I do not see the hipe with Obama it is simply speach after speach after speach this oil spill will affect us all. He is a master on manipulating public opinon...all blah blah no action

      June 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Leadership for this country has been abysmal for this country – post-Reagan's administration has been nothing but monkey-see-monkey-do..... copying and pasting words from predecessing presidents. All talk and no do. Another campaign stargetg for the democrats. This country is going down the toiloet faster than my father once thought. Our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Really...give him a freakin break....he's doing it better than the greedy republicans who gave permits to these oil companies and ignored everything else. Quit whining and do ur part in helping America progress

      June 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angelica

      Lead us? Are you kidding me, all he was doing is to pull us out of the sh..... t.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • R john

      if obama had a magic wand to stop the leak i'm sure that by now he would have pulled it out and waved it over the problem for it to go away; but he doesn't.He's doing what he can. All people do is complain and complain, what r u doing to help with clean up efforts? What solutions can u offer? I guess it's better to heap the blame on the president cause it let's us off the hook. Blaming the president wouldn't make the problem go away. We must all work together to solve this problem .keep the faith.
      Obama fan...

      June 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • sameeker

      If Bush were still president, the government would be paying for all the damage and halliburton would have the contract (no bid) to try to fix it.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • COBRA

      John your are 100% right..... I don't think he is going to lead us he is going to ditch us so that we cannot wake up.

      June 17, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. md

    ... just doesn't sound very believable or convincing ... his words are falling pretty flat.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Sue

    They will never "cap" this thing, it would be like capping a volcano. Why don't they come at this from the perimeter, constructing a structure that encircles it from the outside, with as many extenders as needed to contain the oil all the way to the surface so it can be captured at the end of the "tube". At least they would control where it goes.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike, formerly from Syracuse

      That's equivalent to building a mile high building. No one's ever done it before.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Beck

    "For decades...for decades...blah blah blah....." who cares about this? What specifically is being done about shutting down the leak? Why all the babble about the continued corruption – I thought he stopped all that when he went in office?

    June 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Mike

    A CHANCE TO BELIEVE AGAIN....Mr. President, we are behind you on this one. Our Country is Under Attack. We BELIEVE IN YOU...Continue to Lead us as you have done.
    A Chance to Believe AGAIN!!!

    June 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jacques cousteau

      Mike - give it a break. he's had a chance and fails again

      June 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Bahhaaa come on, stop being a sheep and learn to read more than this website. Obama is out of his mind. STOP USING THIS AN AN OPP to push your cap and trade. DO something you goofball. stop talking and do something.....

      June 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Louisianian against Obama

      In the dictionary it will read Obama = Failure....

      June 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skipfrmdc

      this is why we cancelled your show. Two years in office and you expect miracles. It took way longer to get to this point. I'm sure you worried about this very thing when you were filling up all these years. "Drill,baby drill." Wasn't that the battle cry of your ilk when he was running for office. Stop and remember how you critiqued W. when he performed his debacles for all to see. You people talk a good game, but I don't see any of his detractors offering any help.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beck

      Wow! Mike, you've really been drinking the Kool-Aid haven't you?

      June 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moosecrap

      Can't wait until 2012 when this SOCIALIST is voted out of the office!!!

      June 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Louisianian against Obama

      So sad to see how simple minded pro obama goofs are... I guess you can enjoy your failure boy for the meantime. Sad you all cant see the train wreck of a pres you voted

      June 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Don't worry, right-wing nutjobs - I'm sure that mental retardation coverage will be in the next bill.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bj

      Oh, Horse Pucky, you lemmings are still heading toward the cliff. Just more empty words, and excuses to push his radical energy agenda

      June 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • LG

      UGH, you make me want to barf!

      June 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • OzerO

      Well...no pun intended, the great Harvard Joke, OzerO is using this crisis as an oportunity to once again LIE to the American people! Using this oportunity to tout the greatness of solar, wind and crap and trade B.S.! They just could not help themselves!! This Saul Alinsky STOOGE will not rest until everyone is looking at $500 monthly electric bills so he can play in his libtard fantasy world! Oh, I know, the pukegressives will talk about how this will not cost hardly anything!!!!!! Did anybody see the new report out that says that at lest 51% of private businesses will have to now stop providing their current medical programs for their employees because of ObongoCare???????? Remember how this shuck-n-jive amature promised if we liked our plans we could keep our plans????? How many of this guys trips through tardville are people willing to swallow?

      June 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Yea this is a president that during his last Gulf visit had 2 bus loads of oil clean-up crews bused to a beach where he was visiting just to get a photo op. They show up while he is there and when he is finished, they dont stay and work they get back in the bus and leave...... why should anyone believe this is ANYTHING BUT POLITICS AS USUAL.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike, formerly from Syracuse

      We are under attack alright, by the current occupant of 1600 PA Ave. 71% think Obama is doing a poor job at this. For once they are right.

      June 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TraderBob

    This is where all you people are absolutely stupid. What is under the Blow Out Preventer ? A well head – either replace the BOP or seal the well – OOOOPS sincethey can't replace the BOP that would mean sealing the well head permanently which would mean BP could not use the well ever again !! See the whole dirty white lie of this and Oil-Bama is in on it – BP has been trying to save the well head for future use. BP could have ended this weeks ago by sacrificing the well head !

    June 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Louisianian against Obama

      Oh yeah, it can only be that simple... come on

      June 15, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      You've got to be the biggest idiot on the entire Internet.

      BP has lost something like $90 BILLION in stockholder value over this already. They are likely getting ready to put $15 BILLION in an escrow fund just to START paying damages. The entire COMPANY could conceivably go bankrupt if this thing keeps spilling oil. But yeah, they're bankrupting their whole company to save one of HUNDREDS of their oil wells.

      How do you manage to dress yourself in the morning with the sort of mental firepower you've got going on.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terri

      Bob, I think you're right. I read that this well is one of the top 10 wells every struck. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Damn right they don't want to permanently cap it!!

      I keep saying, our politics were polluted long before the Gulf!

      June 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lewis

    The president is so well informed and involved that he got the owners of the rig wrong. It is not BP's Horizon rig it is Transocean's rig. Villifiying BP is not going to clean the Gulf area. BP is acting like any other company in America would. Knowing this why has this president not lead an effort from the beginning. Now all of the sudden Mr. Obama is ready to challenge the American people. It has taken this president more than 50 days to figure out he needs to sit with BP to discuss the issues. He turns away help from other countries and talks about National Guard mobilization all after 50 days. Good luck America.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Louisianian against Obama

      He doesnt care, he is only using this to push is out of the mind agenda

      June 15, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Do the gene pool a favor and blow what passes for your brains out now. It was BP's drilling operation.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • COBRA

      You don't know "Talking people don't do anything" Talking....Talking...... No action

      June 17, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Greg

    Sue... thats what they already did. John... what would you like him to do? The President doesn't lead soldier on the battlefield. He makes the best plans for generals to do so. He is working with the smartest people in the world to try to fix this.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Pamela Rainsong in Florida

      The same people who scream NO BIG GOVERNMENT is screaming HELP US ! I'm waiting for this crap to hit my home... I'm on a volunteer list in my county... I'm not waiting for the president to save me... I'm going to do what ever it takes to save myself!

      June 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bala

    Obama's speeches were filled with 'change Washington' mantra when he ran for office.
    The 'change mantra' is no more in his speeches and his speeches are empty.
    He need to resign, wait 15 years, and then run again on the change mantra

    June 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Louisianian against Obama

      His mind is empty

      June 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • COBRA

      This is 100% right my friend. You are right after 15 years people will forget all these than they vote again...

      June 17, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. Regina

    What the hell is he saying..

    June 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Louisianian against Obama

      Everyone knows he just loves to hear himself talk.... such a shame for a human being.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • GuestColin

      It's obvious what he's saying. He's saying...we need to form a committee!

      June 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • COBRA

      He is saying that don't worry Change is on his way it is coming after world ends.

      June 17, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    we were too willing to trust BP that they had things under control. Now the Republicans say, oh we need to get the government to clean it up? Why? It's not the tax payer's fault this happened. Soak BP, they should have to pay for their lack of foresight in better safety standards. This is the price of doing business. If you are not prepared to pay, get out of the business

    June 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Louisianian against Obama

      Get in, clean it up, make BP pay for it... that simple.... we have the resources, we have the technology. Heck other countries offered tech.. but now Obama and his rug rats turned it all down....But I know for you libs out there it sounds so much better for Obama to say "It's not my problem, it's BP's" Heck he said they will pay for it, so pull out all the stops and throw everything including the kitchen sink at it. GET OFF YOUR BUM OBAMA AND MOVE MOUNTAINS!!!! You said you were the one, so show it....

      June 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ec

    wish everyone would put politics aside and unit as we did during 911 to fix this problem. do you really expect the president to put on a scubba suit, swim down and stop the leak himself? stop being mean and be constructive to help solve the problem

    June 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DC

      Thank you...you seem to be the only voice of reason.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Louisianian against Obama

      At this point YES, better than what the bum has done so far, or should i say has not done

      June 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • madelyn

      i couldn't have said it any better!!!!

      June 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mexicaninja

    INACTION in the BP oil spill is unaccepable?!!! but inaction IS acceptable in the arizona immigration bill right? HE FAILS WITH FLYING COLORS!! impeach him.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alan

      Shutup with the impeachment stuff. Just so stupid and pointless.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bloated Boat

      We'll impeach him after we deport you.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      Stay on the topic you f'n racist.

      June 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • madelyn

      Stop hating....you wish you had half the brains this man has!

      June 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alan

      Not gonna deport me, my family has been in America since the Revolutionary War ;)

      June 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
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