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Obama Gulf Speech

Jason Linkins

Obama Oil Spill Speech Criticized By CNN's Language Analyst For Not Being Moronic Enough [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN has talked to a "language analyst" who reported that Obama was too "professorial." To "connect" with Americans, Obama should have said: "OIL GO BOOM! ME NEED HELP FROM BIG BRAINS. I CALL THE CHU-MAN ON THE RINGY PHONE."

The Audacity of Impotence

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells


Jason Linkins

Obama's Oil Spill Speech: What Was The Point? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I am really not entirely sure what the point to this Oval Office address was! Were you looking for something that resembled a fully-realized action plan, describing a detailed approach to containment and clean up? Or perhaps a definitive statement, severing the command and control that BP has largely enjoyed, in favor of a structured, centralized federal response? Maybe you were looking for a roadmap-slash-timetable for putting America on a path to a clean energy future? Well, this speech was none of those things. Here's what we learned, instead: there was a huge oil spill, did you hear?