Rand Paul is the political gift that keeps on giving. Rand may be an effete country club snob and a doctor, but he is also an idiot. He says Obama’s remarks about BP sound “un-American.” Apparently, Rand Paul doesn’t know the BP acronym is for British Petroleum.
What I don’t like from the president’s administration is this sort of, you know, “I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP.” I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business. I’ve heard nothing from BP about not paying for the spill. And I think it’s part of this sort of blame game society in the sense that it’s always got to be someone’s fault. Instead of the fact that maybe sometimes accidents happen. I mean, we had a mining accident that was very tragic and I’ve met a lot of these miners and their families. They’re very brave people to do a dangerous job. But then we come in and it’s always someone’s fault. Maybe sometimes accidents happen.
Aside from the outrageous statement that the president sounds “un-American,” Randy doesn’t get that the president is doing his job, which is to administer the government, which legitimately must balance the competing demands of citizens v. industry, citizens v government, and citizens v citizens. Randy furthermore is so tone-deaf that he rips the President who must assure Americans that this company is held to account for its degradation of our coasts.
As 19% of our nations’ fishing and seafood businesses are destroyed by, their rebranding of “Beyond Petroleum” notwithstanding, a British multinational conglomerate, Rand Paul focuses on the big guy and not all the small businesses hurting. The massive spill amounts to real harm to real people and businesses. Should the damage spread up the Eastern seabord, the damage to natural resources, business large and small –and to people– would be unspeakable.
Of course, when you believe big corporations should get to do whatever they want, any statement by Obama appears to the warped Randy like the wrong thing to say. And that is why Barack Obama is president and Rand Paul is not. It’s just another reason why Rand Paul should be routed from his Senate run this November.