They’ve been caught lying about how much oil is coming out of the well. They’ve been lying about how much oil they’re cleaning up. The situation is clearly out of control.
It’s not just me asking. James Carville is asking as well, saying, “we’re dying down here!”
This may be turning into a Katrina moment for Obama.
On the upside, although the Republicans and conservative Democrats have successfully blocked two attempts to up the liability cap, BP could be facing stiff fines not subject to the cap. $4,300 per barrel to be precise, which currently would bring the fines well over 10 billion.
Addendum: This Kos poster provides a little defense for Obama. Point is, he should be shoving BP aside right now.