The idea that Republicans would ever go along with further regulating the oil industry is laughable, and funding? Forget about it
It is all too easy to find corporate malfeasance. It is the basis of their nasty reputations, and the reason they need to be regulated.
The government Romney and Republicans propose is not business friendly, it is business-owned and operated, and the people are expendable assets.
On CNN's State of the Union today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) labeled the oil spill in the Gulf Barack Obama's fault due to incompetence. McConnell said, "This is mainly a failure of the administration... my point is, you can't legislate competence." McConnell supported his point with claims that were flat out untrue.
Fox News’ Brian Sullivan was filling in for Neil Cavuto today and was running the usual blame Obama for the Gulf oil spill segment, when guest Republican Billy Nungesser accidentally changed the narrative and blamed BP for the red tape involved in the clean up, “You know the red tape. We’ve got stacks of paperwork waiting to be approved by BP.”
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck came up with a solution to the Gulf oil spill. He thinks that Sarah Palin should use her oil industry expertise hold an oil spill summit where she and her team would come up with ideas fix the leak. Beck said that Palin has, "the connections and the knowledge to put a team together and say Mr. President, this is what we do."
On his radio show today Michael Savage went one step further than the rest of the Right on the subject of the Gulf oil spill. Instead of simply defending BP, he blamed the victims of the spill. Savage said, "They haven't worked most of their lives down there...It's a welfare state. They think they're entitled to a government check after Katrina."
Since the creation of the victims fund was announced last week, Fox News has been going ballistic with claims that President Obama bullied BP and abused his power. These claims went to whole new level today when on FNC's Journal Report, John Fund referred to the $20 billion put up by BP as a new model for how a company is, "nationalized."
Fox News ratcheted up their pro-BP rhetoric today when the Wall Street Journal's Steve Moore went on their On The Record program and claimed that President Obama put a gun to BP's head, "The federal government, that is to say the Obama administration put a gun to BP's head and said either go along with this agreement, or the future of this company will be very much in jeopardy."
Rudy Giuliani became the latest Republican this morning to go on Fox News and blame environmentalists for the oil spill in the Gulf. On Fox and Friends Unbelievably, he touted drilling ANWR, "The reason they're drilling out there is because environmentalists have prevented us from drilling closer and in places like ANWR."
Over the last two days various Fox News personalities including Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, and Sarah Palin has been pushing a new falsehood that Barack Obama turned down international aid for the Gulf oil spill. While trying to play up the Obama's inept narrative the FNC crew neglected to mention that Canada, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway are all in the Gulf.
President Barack Obama delivered his first Oval Office address to the nation tonight and in it he did what many Americans have been asking for. He spoke for the American people, demanded answers, and laid out a plan for the future. Obama said, "We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes."
Sarah Palin was on Fox News' Fox and Friends this morning to argue that the oil spill in the Gulf is not a good enough reason to not, drill, baby, drill. Palin said, "We still need to drill, baby, drill." She also bogusly claimed that without offshore drilling energy production would be, "outsourced." Does she understand that the oil belongs to the companies, not the American people?
Kevin Costner, he of liberal Hollywood elite status, may be riding to the rescue of the deliberately careless drilling in the Gulf that lead to Deepwater Horizon’s tragic oil spill. Costner co-founded Ocean Therapy Solutions, which is now partnering with BP to deploy the machine that separates oil from water, known as CINC, in the Gulf. CINC uses centrifuge technology to clean up oil spills.
Evidence is mounting that BP is not only trying to control message war as the oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, but also they are hassling reporters and media who are attempting to report on the clean up efforts. ABC News reporter Matt Gutman captured BP's daily tactics on video, as the energy giant tries to prevent the American people from seeing the truth.
As the disaster in the Gulf continues, President Obama has said the buck stops with him, which is refreshing because Obama is actually man enough to step up to the plate in the midst of it all and in spite of the criticism for the sake of the country. Obama has become the Cleaner in Chief.
By any standard Republican Kentucky Senate nominee Rand Paul has had a terrible week. He followed up winning the GOP nomination on Tuesday with a disastrous appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show, which he followed up with an even worse appearance on ABC's Good Morning America where he defended BP and the oil spill. Most telling is the way that his Tea Party backers, including Sarah Palin have remained silent on his comments.
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was on Meet The Press today, and he came right out of the gate trying to score political points on the Gulf oil by blaming the Obama administration for the incident, "the administration's involvement in this will be a big part of the inquiry." McConnell also stated his opposition to lifting the damages cap and making BP pay for everything.
Today on ABC's This Week BP Chairman and President Lamar McKay put to rest all of the right wing conspiracy theories that the Gulf Oil spill was an act of terrorism carried out by left wing environmentalists, or a foreign government. Instead McKay said the probable cause less sinister and more mundane, "I believe we've got a failed piece of equipment."