Dear President Obama, do not "go off!"

On a CNN program director Spike Lee stated (in relation to President Obama's action regarding the oil spill in the Gulf) "If there's any one time to go off, this is it, because this is a disaster." A CNN writer went on to say:

Lee's sentiment echoes the frustration of people who want to see Obama get loud, take charge and inspire them like he did during his presidential run. Recalling then-candidate Obama's ability to rouse crowds into chants of "Yes, we can," presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said, "There was a feeling he was going to be one of these presidents that moved us with words the way John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan did in recent decades." (source)

My personal opinion is that we don't need to see President Obama "go off," nor do we need him to grace us with his wonderful oratory skills. What exactly is a speech from him going to do about the gallons of crude ruining parts of our eco-system forever? Why do people want him to talk and make them feel better? I'd rather not see his face or hear his voice at all and know that he is behind the scenes trying to figure out a solution to this disaster.

I like Spike Lee, but the last thing we need right now is President Obama "going off." DOING is going much farther than him TALKING in this situation. True blame for this catastrophe can be spread between many individuals, I just pray that things can be resolved as soon as possible.


  1. If he did "go off," I'd hope that it would be to all of us Americans, not just to BP. Sure, BP hasn't handled this the best, but the real fault lies with those who placed a demand for lots of cheap gas (us). If we don't change our habits and culture, more things like this *are* going to happen.

    And no, I'm not exactly sure how that should look in my life. I'm still mulling it over.

  2. @Ronnica - SO SO TRUE! It isn't just their faults. We really need to push for a change in our energy habits.

  3. I really don't know what everybody expects obama to do. Besides making bp pay for and clean up the mess he can't do anything else. He is not an oil rigging technician let's be real people I understand him trying to reaasure the american people the situation will be resolved. But it is nothing he can directly do about it. I just wish people would stop trying to make this guy a miracle worker he's a lawyer not a geologist. WAKE UP
    Mr. Anonymous

  4. "going off" is as good any previous attempt to blog the leak. BP fails, but i still like their gas stations.


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