(June 16) – President Barack Obama must have known nothing he could say about the BP disaster in his first Oval Office speech would satisfy his conservative critics. He was right about that. But he might not have expected the reaction from the left to be so harsh.
“JUNK SHOT,” screamed this morning’s headline atop The Huffington Post, a reference to one of the failed attempts to plug the gushing oil well. “What was the point?” HuffPo’s Jason Linkins wondered. He dismissed Obama’s speech as nothing new – short on specifics and long on sentiment.
Among liberal pundits, “short on specifics” is the most common – and most mildly stated – complaint.