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Why do many Republicans blame Obama for the oil spill more than BP?

Asked By: Alex S - 6/14/2010
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republicans are not blaming Obama for the spill just poor leadership... More
Answered By: Who you calling a Black Hole! - 6/15/2010
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Because they hate Obama more than they want personal responsibility from corporations
Answered By: Godless Heathen - 6/14/2010
 
I don't think that is true. I think they blame BP for the spill and Obama for his anemic reaction and poor leadership. Two very different things. btw, a lot of liberals blame Obama for his poor reaction and lack of leadership too. lp
Answered By: Liddel - 6/14/2010
 
Maybe they have shares in BP?
Answered By: zoomjet - 6/14/2010
 
For the same reason many Democrats blamed Bush for a hurricane.
Answered By: Teekno - 6/14/2010
 
Oil spill NO!!! ABSOLUTELY FAILED EFFORT TO CLEAN UP THE OIL??? YES!!
Answered By: Die Quickly says Kiss My ... - 6/14/2010
 
Because Republicans generally stand with big business. It makes absolutely no logical sense to blame President Obama. I guess you could cite that as a reason too - Republicans often have policies based in non-logical things, like faith... More
Answered By: imsoeffinhxc - 6/14/2010
 
To make him look bad. They're not in power and they're mad!!! Get used to it, they've been doing this since 11:00 on Election day 2008. It's all Obama's fault.
Answered By: Yoda Cookie Monster - 6/14/2010
 
Not blaming Obama for the spill, that he had nothing to do with, it was an accident, that a major corporation is responsible for. Obama is the President and he is responsible for the leadership required in the clean up effort and for that he has been derelict of duty.
Answered By: libsticker - 6/14/2010
 
Or more to the point, Dick Cheney's energy policy which singlehandedly caused the leak. Is the GOP "no regulation" mantra that caused all of this.
Answered By: Racer X - 6/14/2010
 
From what I have seen 0bama is blamed for the inept clean up not the spill. I personally don't know who to blame for the spill since the investigation is still ongoing. Most of the blame 0bama crowd learned from Democrats during the Bush Admin., as did I. Remember BDS? How do you like it now?
Answered By: 0bozo the Marxist Clown - 6/14/2010
 
They don't blame him for the accident, they blame him for not showing up right away to deal with the problem.
Answered By: Mark - 6/14/2010
 
Obama's response has been terrible. He refused help from the Dutch. He won't cut red tape and it almost looks like he wants this to drag out to give him leverage to screw us with Cap and Trade.
Answered By: Yin - 6/14/2010
 
because while they don't want the federal government intervening in anything, if something actually BAD happens, it's the federal government's fault it went wrong.
Answered By: mangoid - 6/14/2010
 
I don't know of anyone blaming owebama. What I see is justified excoriation of the profoundly inept lack of action taken by this Regime... More
Answered By: boodreauxthecoonass - 6/14/2010
 
Because they are racists. .
Answered By: U.S.Veteran - 6/14/2010
 
Perhaps because BP donated $980,000 to Obama's 2008 Campaign. Obama & BP are Bros.
Answered By: Demsmierda - 6/14/2010
 
You lack the ability to understand what we are saying...we do not say it is his fault...we say the FACT he has not properly responded with the effort to help clean it up..he is to busy pointing fingers at GW as usual to duck his RESPONSIBILITY
Answered By: consrgreat - 6/14/2010
 
Well most republicans like to play the blame game. Obama had nothing to do with the oil spill. He wasn't the one who decided to be cheap with equipment to drill the oil. It is the oil companies fault. There are some people in this world who would rather blame other people than take responsibility for their own actions.
Answered By: Charis - 6/14/2010
 
Simple: It's his fault.
Answered By: Norm D - 6/14/2010
 
Not the spill, but the total lack of leadership in responding to the crisis. Failed to accept international offers of help, has yet to even speak to the BP CEO...don't you think that that would be important when dealing with such a crisis? The f**king guy in charge should be speaking to the f**king guy in charge! The... More
Answered By: RitchWilliams - 6/14/2010
 
They don't. They blame him for failing to recognize the level of impact of the situation and failing to act properly and in a timely manner to it. I don't care who's fault what is. The federal government should be able to act quickly and decisively to protect the coasts when necessary. They failed miserably. Worse... More
Answered By: kpk02 - 6/14/2010
 
It's his continued lack of leadership, He's a blamer not a leader Who butt to kick? please, could he have sounded any more like a weenie?
Answered By: Luke - 6/14/2010
 
Those who blame Obama are not being realistic. I guess they want him to wear a diving suit and go 1 mile in the ocean and "plug the hole... More
Answered By: Frank K - 6/14/2010
 
His administration waived many safety items and inspections, hell they even gave BP a safety award for that rig. A million dollars went a long way with Obama.
Answered By: Pointing at you! - 6/15/2010
 
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