Chris Matthews on Barack Obama & BP Oil Spill: This is More Like the Iranian Hostage Crisis than it is Hurricane Katrina


Barack Hussein Obama, LOST IN SMALLNESS.

It had been said from the beginning that this President was to much of a novice for the Office of the Presidency. However, instead the bias MSM was to fixated on trying to show Sarah Palin’s inexperience to be President when she was the VP on the GOP ticket. The MSM gave Obama a pass as they promoted Obama from community organizer to President. Even the liberal MSM now has their reservations about Obama.

The problem at hand is that Barack Obama has lost all credibilty, that is what he had initially propped up by the MSM. It’s not just how he handled the BP oil spill, the Sestak job offering scandal, the lack of transparency of Obamacare bill, his handling of the economy, jobs, unemployment and an out of control federal budget. There is some thing seriously lacking from this President. Obama either does not understand the enormity and seriousness of the job, or he does nor care. Obama’s cred is shot as his defense to such matters like the Sestak scandal is, every one does that in DC, but Obama was supposed to be the anti-inside the beltway President.

Even judging Obama by his words, he has fallen woefully short over what has now eclipsed the 1989 Exxon Valdez wreck as biggest oil spill catastrophe in American history. He may have described it as an “unprecedented disaster” in last Thursday’s press conference but a week into the crisis he was blithely stating that “this incident is of national significance” and rest assured he was receiving “frequent briefings” about it.

George W Bush’s unpopularity and perceived incompetence was encapsulated by the way he dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Candidate Obama branded it “unconscionable incompetence”. [editors note: However, GWB visited the Katrina hit Gulf Coast numerous more times and was engaged, Obama instead played golf and went on vacation. You decide who was  "unconscionable incompetence". ]

Central to Obama’s appeal was his promise to be truly different. His failure to achieve that is now at the core of the deep disappointment Americans feel about him. At the press conference – the first full-scale affair he had deigned to give for 309 days – he appeared uncomfortable and petulant.

President Obama, you have a problem and now every one sees it. The LEFT and RIGHT both see that your handling of this crisis has been a disaster. Chris Mathews stated, “this is big time and he has not operated as if it was big time.”

Chris Matthews had the following commentary: “This is more important than a Presidency. This President has not acted that way. He has not acted like this is more important than some thing else like a fund raiser in California or an interview about basketball with Marv Albert. He doesn’t seem to be taking ownership. Presidents must seize control when some thing like this happens. I think this is more like the Iranian hostage crisis that brought down Jimmy Carter than Katrina … This is big time and he has not acted like it’s big time.”

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Of all people, MSNBC’s Chis Matthews actually nailed it and nailed Barack Obama. When a liberal MSM types gets it right about the most liberal President in American history, Barack Obama has a real problem.

Americans have looked at this disaster going on in the Gulf of Mexico and have wondered where is the Presidential leadership? As the ecological disaster continues, Obama is seen on vacation, playing basketball, welcoming NCAA basket ball champions Duke to the WH and the NY Yankees as well.

Does this President have any idea the enormity of the Office of the President? It would appear the answer is no. Obama was not fixated on the BP oil spill, or jobs and unemployment in the US. However, when it comes to socialized medicine and the government take over of healthcare with Obamacare and attacking Arizona for an immigration bill they were forced to pass because the federal government failed to act, that is a different story.

When it comes the the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Obama has been a colassal failure. When faithful Democrats like James Carville speak out on the ineptitude of Obama, he is shouted down by this administration as not knowing the facts. Wow, stuff like that only used to be for Repubicans and Tea Party folks. The thin skinned Obama cannot handle any type of criticism and he is getting it from all angles and deservingly so. Just recently Billy Nungesser, the president of Plaquemines Parish was chewed out for his criticism, stated on ABC News that in the private meeting the president had with local leaders here today, President Obama “chewed me out.”

That’s leadership, Obama style.

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Chris Matthews on Barack Obama & BP Oil Spill: This is More Like the Iranian Hostage Crisis than it is Hurricane Katrina”

    1. Greg the Mongoose on May 30th, 2010 3:42 pm

      YES, Obama blew it from day one! Chris Matthews help make this guy president. Now Matthews jumping off the USS OBAMA. Those ratings really must drive Chris the tingling leg Matthews even more CRAZY.

    2. A Texas Grandfather on May 30th, 2010 5:27 pm

      When your entire life is a lie and you get promoted wa….y past your pay grade, things that require experience and judgement cannot be handled.
      As I have said previously, Barry is going to make Carter look like a genius. More evidence of this on a daily basis.

      Barry is too busy trying to control the election process to govern the country.

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    4. brie. on May 30th, 2010 9:13 pm

      We can’t handle him on a daisy basis let alone the remainder of his term and never 4 more years beyond that….a community organizer that knows nothing…

    5. cscoxjr on June 1st, 2010 9:28 am

      Barry definitely gives the impression of governing in a fog and being too remote from reality.

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    7. Pbellis on June 20th, 2010 8:29 am

      Its Bush’s fault, (oh wait thats the economy.)

      Hmm, what about that healthcare bill?

      Obama has failed in a real test of leadership, Government agencies at their best, stepping on each others feet, ask Bobby Jindal. Healthcare and banking reform will be an unmitigated disaster, smothered in red tape and bureaucracy.

      This administration can’t organize a firedrill.

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