Why do Republicans keep lying about BP oil spill?

Question by gitrdoneobama: 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.


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.html

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/MSGlossySingle_110404.pdf

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/03oil.html?_r=1

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-roberts30/3

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?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638

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/2931/660195/

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=118527&catid=2

FACT: Boom reportedly failed “an initial quality test.” http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/06/engineering-professor-gives-maine-boom-thumbs-up.html

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-work-protect-coastal-wetlands-x2014-regardless-of-whether-the-feds-approve-94755524.html
“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.
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

Best answer:

Answer by Jared
They have no legitimate arguments about him. They never have, and they never will. All they can do is spew lies and propaganda, and they’re all too ignorant to care.

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10 comments to Why do Republicans keep lying about BP oil spill?

  • Walter XI JPA

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

  • Lovely, just lovely

    Because if they did not LIE, then they’d actually have NOTHING to attack Obama with.

  • Captain Obvious

    They lie about everything.

    If they told the truth they would never win an election.


    Haha.. hahaha

  • §§pecial Unicorn™

    Republicans aren’t lying–and we, the American people don’t give a flip about the partisan rant here. Both BP and this administration have failed miserably and you are so blinded by your need to defend a fake man, you’d rather argue a partisan stance. Understand that no one takes you seriously.

  • Dr. Independent

    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.

  • Brian

    Obama’s response was weak, at best and the Federal government continues to inhibit progress. Whatever response he made in the early going it was grossly inadequate..

    The only question is did he intentionally allow the habitat in the Gulf to be destroyed for political purposes or was it simply incompetence..

  • Nancy's Botox Lips

    You have a budding career at the Obama Ministry of Truth

    here’s a fact for you

    Obama approval hits new low


  • Numberoneslt

    because they simply do not want to pay the BILLIONS of dollars for their mistake!

    they owe all of those pore animals!

  • smsmith500

    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?

  • Average College Student.

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

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

    Obama has vacationed more

    Nevermind….All of these are fail

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