President Barack Obama’s Oval Office address on the Gulf Coast catastrophe is being greeted with a barrage of criticism from commentators and political analysts across the ideological spectrum—the most intense negative reaction to any major public appearance he has given as president.
If the goal was to change the widespread Washington storyline that Obama is not rising to the occasion for the BP debacle, it became clear within moments that the 18-minute speech was an emphatic failure—and not just among conservatives who predictably root for the president’s failure.
“Junk Shot,” blared the headline at Huffington Post. Salon took a similar theme: “Just words: Oval Office speech fizzles.”
Dear President Obama. You do not kowtow to Israel, defending the nation that attacked Americans in international waters, then expect those same Americans to fall for another BS sales pitch about the disaster the US Government itself allowed to happen. Your presidency is finished, and you will go down in history as the most treasonous head-of-state since Charles I.