To defend himself from critics who say he has not done enough to protect the U.S., it's citizens and it's endangered species from the worst environmental disaster the U.S. has ever faced, Obama went on Matt Lauer to..set the record straight?
"I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf," Obama told NBC's "Today" show in an interview that aired Tuesday. "A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be."
A variety of critics have accused Obama of being too cerebral in his reaction to the undersea gusher now fouling the Gulf of Mexico, of failing to put the full force of the administration and of putting too much trust in oil company BP. NBC's Matt Lauer asked Obama about the criticism that he should spend more time in the Gulf instead of with experts and "kick some butt."
Obama told NBC his deliberations have been more than academic.
"I don't sit around talking to experts because this is a college seminar," Obama continued. "We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick."
Ok, firstly, the word ass must have been planned, clearly someone told him to say at some point that there would be an ass-kicking, that was not impromptu. Who wrote the statement and what was it for? Was it to show toughness? I'm not sure the critiques were about his not being tough enough. So was it for distraction? Did someone say "say the word ass so people will be talking about you saying the word ass"? Why would people be so hung up on the word ass that they would forget that an increasing amount of the United States Coastline is under siege.
So even before the "talking heads" (???) were interested he wanted to know whose ass to kick, has he figured it out yet? He didn't mention that, so can we assume he still has not? And what does he mean to kick an ass. Was that his main objective? Shouldn't the main objectives have been to stop the gusher and stop as much of the damage as possible? And when he finally figures out "whose ass to kick", what will this ass-kicking entail? Why didn't Matt Lauer ask him? And it's been weeks since he went down to "talk to folks", why has there not been any sort of ass kicking? Why would these "folks" help him to knows whose ass to kick? Why do we give a crap that he was standing in the rain?
Once again, Obama has me completely baffled. He gets more bizarre by the second. Remember in the beginning when W. could speak a complete sentence and toward the end he could barely string 2 words together? Uh-oh, that tells me this could only get worse.