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View Diary: BP's Gulf Oil Spill Was Worse Than You Thought (100 comments)

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  •  Obama's immediate reaction is the least of it (8+ / 0-)

    Corexit will be Obama's legacy. People, of course, don't see it now. But Obama was complicit in BP's attempt to cover up the extent of the spill by allowing Corexit's use, and that coverup will fail.

    It's already failed to anyone with knowledge. But that failure will spread, and endure, over generations.

    Obama is the sweep-it-under-the-rug president. From the crimes of the previous administration, to the solvency of banks, to the current crimes of the banks - sweep it under the rug.

    You don't sweep an ocean under the rug.

    •  He's the Corexit president. He wants the (1+ / 0-)
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      hard realities of his policies to stay under the surface. It's a metaphor for his whole presidency. He'd like to have it look like he cares, but not enough to do the hard work.

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