Friday, May 21, 2010

Obama Is “Un-American” to Be So Mean to B.P.?


by Juli Weiner | May 21, 2010, 10:30 AM
That's what Rand Paul thinks. Never mind that most of the health care industry attacked the Obama administration with more than a 1000 health care lobbyists. Never mind the corporations that own the Republican Party. Never mind that Fox News reads press releases from corporate boardrooms verbatim. And what about all of those corporate lies about death panels, that health insurance would cost more and Americans would lose their family doctors?

Rand Paul has only existed for like two weeks, and already, there have been so many amateur missteps. Rand attacked the  Civil Rights Act, the Kentucky Republican senatorial candidate went on Good Morning America today to discuss how “un-American” this President Obama was for blaming B.P. for the oil spill. Accidents happen! Doesn't it say that in  in the Constitution? 

Rand Paul tells George Stephanopoulos, “What I don’t like from the president’s administration is this sort of ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of B.P.’ I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business.”

He adds later, “It’s always part of this blame-game society where it’s always gotta be someone’s fault instead of the fact that maybe sometimes accidents happen.”

Rand Paul wants you to feel sorry for a poor little multi-national corporation.

What Paul doesn't mention is that each week the spill continues, it is the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill which polluted an entire bay in Alaska.

The reason this accident happened is because the oil industry corrupted the Minerals Management Service who gave BP safety waivers on drilling in the Gulf.

This same organization was involved in the scandals during the Bush administration in which some its members received sexual favors from energy industry lobbyists. Drugs and graft were also involved. See 

Rand Paul seems to be ill-equipped to represent his constituents in Kentucky. Libertarians are not that different from other conservatives. Most want to abolish the IRS, reign in the military for purely national defense work and close some other cabinet level offices.

Only two per cent of Americans call themselves libertarians. Rightardia has always looked at libertarians as ideologues who have never had any impact on US politics.

source: The Daily Beast and ABC News

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