Saturday, June 19, 2010

Choice Republican Comments on the BP Oil Spill

You have to wonder where the Republican Party funds theses clowns.

Rand Paul, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky, referring to Obama’s tough talk about BP: "This sort of, you know 'I'll put my boot heel on the throat of BP,' I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business."

Michelle Bachman, the absolutely loony Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, who constantly rails and wails about the horrors of socialism in the U.S., suggested that the government should “commandeer” privately owned boats to “deal with that oil plume as it was coming up to the water.” Huh??

Sara Palin, half-term Republican governor of Alaska and John McCain’s running mate tweeted the following:

Extreme Greenies:see now why we push"drill,baby,drill"of known reserves&promising finds in safe onshore places like ANWR? Now do you get it?"

Actually, Sara, when you were shrieking “Drill, baby, drill” during the campaign, you included off-shore drilling. Remember? No, of course you don’t.

Haley Barbour, Republican governor of Mississippi, has said numerous times that the media is over-reacting the the oil spill and has said that it "isn't anything like Exxon Valdez." He’s right about that, of course. This one is many times worse.

But Rep. Joe Barton, Republican from Texas, takes the cake. At a congressional hearing, this bozo actually apologized to BP’s CEO Tony Hayward:

"I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, in this case a $20 billion shakedown. … I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong, is subject to to some sort of political pressure that is, again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown. So I apologize."

You think these characters are off-base and off-the-wall? What about the people who vote for them?


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