Another exhibit of why the Republicans are hopeless.
They are defending BP. BP! The company who has done more to destroy the Gulf of Mexico, the offshore drilling industry, the most productive fishery in the nation, Gulf tourism, and any hope of establishing energy independence. And the Republicans are in their corner!
I would say it was unbelievable, except it is to be expected.
Look, I don't think much of Obama either, but damn! The spill is not his fault, and if he could stop it, I am sure he would. And as for BP -- well, to hell with them.
I am so upset about the continuing debacle in the Gulf, it has distracted me from just about any other political concerns. And no, I am not going to get more upset because Obama is putting the screws to BP to get them to cough up the dough.
But on talk radio, and the blogs, people are actually following along, and trying to --- well, defend the indefensible, it seems to me.
Just because Obama is for something, or wants to do something, it doesn't mean you have to automatically oppose it.
Big corporations can take care of themselves. But the Republican establishment is more concerned about a big oil company, than all of the livelihoods of all the workers and small businesses that have been ruined because of BP's negligence, not to mention the absolute environmental catastrophe.
If you want yet another demonstration of what is wrong with the Republican Party, here it is.