Thursday, June 17, 2010
Joseph Nye Welsh was the lead counsel for the US Army when it was being investigated by the infamous Sen. Joseph McCarthy. When Sen. McCarthy accused one of Welsh's junior attorneys of being a communist, Welsh eventually said: At long last, have you left no sense of decency?
I wonder when someone will state some similar phrase to Republicans that are defending British Petroleum, especially concerning the $20 billion escrow account?
Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) doesn't want to live in a country that "shakes down" private corporations. He has actually apologized to BP.
Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) sees the escrow account as a "redistribution of wealth" fund.
Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) says the fund was obtained using a "Chicago-style shakedown".
Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) is worried the fund will hurt BP's profits.
Rep. John Boehner thinks the America taxpayer should fund some of the relief.
GOP candidate Sharon Angle says we need further deregulation of the oil industry.
Tea Party candidate Rand Paul stated that it is un-American to criticize BP.
And, not surprisingly, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are both opposed to the escrow account, as is Dick Army, one of the puppetmasters behind the tea party.
I wonder how many people in the Gulf states agree with the views of these people. And, why do the above individuals seem to favor BP?
In one way the views of the above people aren't really surprising. Shortly after President Obama was elected, the GOP decided that they would oppose ANYTHING that President Obama or Democrats supported. I also believe that these views will catch on with a good portion of the GOP and conservatives.
Unfortunately, the tea partiers and other right-wing nuts will suck of these views adding to the support of the BP supporters. The views stated by the above individuals will actually help them and not hurt them.