Why do Republicans keep lying about BP oil spill?

MYTH: Obama waited weeks before responding to the oil spill

REALITY: Timeline of events indicates Obama administration responded almost immediately to the spill. The Coast Guard began responding to the spill hours after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded at 10 p.m. on April 20. Obama was briefed on the incident and dispatched officials to the region the next day.

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/oil-rig-explosion-drillin...

MYTH: BP was only drilling "out there" because environmentalists and the federal government "made them" do it

FACT: MMS said "remarkable increase" in deep-water drilling due in part to "finding of reservoirs with high production wells." http://www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/offshore/deepwtr.ht...

FACT: Bush MMS reported that the "best source of new domestic energy resources lies in the deep water Gulf of Mexico." http://www.mms.gov/Assets/PressConference11152004/...

FACT: NY Times reported BP discovery of "giant oil field" in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico indicated area was "probably the most promising area in United States-controlled territory." http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/business/global/...

MYTH: Obama, unlike Bush, "was off on vacation" during crisis

REALITY: Bush vacationed during the aftermath of Katrina

In the two months after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, Bush reportedly made at least three separate weekend trips to the presidential retreat at Camp David. http://articles.latimes.com/2005/sep/30/nation/na-...

MYTH: Obama is the "single largest recipient of BP cash"

FACT: Donations from BP's PAC and its employees represent 0.01 percent of Obama's total presidential fundraising. http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/summary.php?cycl...

MYTH: Obama admin turned down foreign assistance in dealing with oil cleanup

REALITY: International assistance is part of Gulf spill response. In a June 15 press release, the Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center stated, "Currently, 15 foreign-flagged vessels are involved in the largest response to an oil spill in U.S. history." http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/doc/293...

MYTH: Obama admin unreasonably delayed purchase of Maine company's oil boom

REALITY: Packgen had not previously manufactured boom, reportedly failed "initial quality control test." http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid...

FACT: Boom reportedly failed "an initial quality test." http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/06/en...

MYTH: Obama unnecessarily delayed berm plan

REALITY: Army Corps of Engineers studied plan as required by law and expressed concerns over proposal. http://www.sfexaminer.com/economy/la-ag-state-will...

Update:

"Oh, wow: ABC news and the NYTimes. Great sources. Got anything from the Huffington Post while you're at it?"

I'm sorry that you only believe the information that comes from Fox "News" and right-wind pundits.

Update 2:

This list is nothing, I couldn't even post everything because the links are now limited to 10 and I had over 20 that I wanted to post.

The rest can be found here ----> http://mediamatters.org/research/201006240025

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    When will Obama take his thumb out of his A$$ on this issue instead of playing golf and jerking around with celebrities ?

  • Mary
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    So Patriotgal, you want Obama to fix it now? That's odd, I thought Republicans want Obama and the government to stay out of the affairs of private industry. To intervene is socialism, remember?

  • 10 years ago

    It's a known fact that if they keep saying it their followers will believe it...even if it's not true. They learned that for sure after the "swiftboating"of Kerry. So long as they keep spreading lies others will spread the lies to friends and family and more will accept the lies as truth. Ignorance tends to spread like plague....

    Source(s): Independent.
  • 10 years ago

    Wow good stuff. I can use this in the future. And..because they don't like free thought.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Because Obama is threatening their money interest out there in the gulf. Every Conservative plan to stop the spill has included the possession of the oil flowing into the gulf.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Four words sum it all up for Mr. Bush: Way to go, Brownie.

  • Derek
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Walter and the Unicorn give you typical answers.

    Even when the evidence is staring them right in the face. Sad..................

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Its the coast guards job to go out and rescue people at sea. Coast guard doesnt wait for obama

    Fail

    We do have plenty of our own oil on shore but to many regulations that are in place

    Fail

    Obama has vacationed more

    Fail

    Nevermind....All of these are fail

  • 10 years ago

    His first move was to send a group of lawyers to the site of the spill. Your list reminds me of what happened to Bush after katrina, no amount of facts overcame the lies being told. How does it feel to have your methods turned back on you?

  • 10 years ago

    They are the Liars and cheats of our time.

  • 10 years ago

    I have a sneeking suspiscion that many of the above haven't actually read the sources posted...

    This is a shame for both political sides...

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