[FoRK] Wow, put oily foot in mouth
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Thu Jun 17 17:41:45 PDT 2010
You could hardly script a worse sequence of sound bytes:
The BP exec talking in an interview about helping "the little people"
along the Gulf.
The BP CEO saying: "of course I want this over so I can have my life back".
And now, according a DCCC mailing: (And yes, I get them from both parties.)
> You won't believe this.
> While President Obama was securing funds from BP to pay for the damage
> their oil spill is wrecking on families in the Gulf, Republicans
> apologized... to BP.
> Yes, Texas Congressman Joe Barton actually apologized to BP CEO Tony
> Hayward and called it "a tragedy in the first proportion that a
> private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a
> shakedown." That's right - Republicans think the "tragedy" is that BP
> will have to pay victims of their disaster.
> This isn't from some backbencher. Republicans want to put Congressman
> Barton in charge of the entire Energy and Commerce committee!
> to fight against the Grand Oil Party.
> Barton's not alone. Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann called
> it a "redistribution of wealth fund." The Republican Study Committee
> called it "Chicago-style politics." Even now, Republican Leader John
> Boehner refuses to sign on to House Democrats' legislation lifting the
> liability cap on BP.
> There is simply no excuse for refusing to hold BP accountable for the
> environmental disaster in the Gulf - and it is an environmental
> disaster, despite what Alaska Congressman Don Young claims.
> It's clear that Republicans are counting on their corporate special
> interests like Big Oil to fuel them to what they hope will be a record
> breaking fundraising quarter -- but this is a disgusting new low.
> Don't let Big Oil's backers claim the momentum.
At least this drivel from Ann Colder is coming less frequently:
> *My #1 Way to Profit as
> Obama Destroys Capitalism*...
> Ann Coulter
> Dear Fellow Conservative,
> What if you discovered that the vet who takes care of your dog was
> Michael Vick? Would you think twice about bringing Fido back for his
> annual shots?
> Or what if you discovered that your auto mechanic was a member of
> Greenpeace? Would you think twice about having him work on your SUV?
> Of course you would. Just as, I hope, you would think twice about
> trusting your retirement savings to someone who secretly despised --
> or simply didn't understand -- the free-market capitalist system that
> makes profits and prosperity possible.
> Yet that, believe it or not, is exactly the position millions of
> Americans are finding themselves in today -- as they discover that
> Wall Street, far from being a stronghold of "rich Republicans" and
> "laissez-faire capitalists," is actually dominated by liberal
> Democrats who support, overwhelmingly, the prosperity-wrecking
> big-government policies of Barack Obama and his merry band of
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> After all, Dr. Skousen points out, the late billionaire John Templeton
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> century" -- began to build his vast fortune while FDR was wrecking the
> economy with his /original/ New Deal.
> Let's face it: Making money in Obama's America is about to get harder
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> Ann Coulter
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