BP and the Democrats - A Love Affair
I've been down this road with Progressives before. In fact, several vocal CAPS bloggers from the Left wondered where all the Libertarians went when the BP rig exploded. My response, what does that have to do with libertarianism? BP is a government granted monopoly (UK gov, in this case) that has operated with international immunity for a century thanks to its ties with the UK and US military giants.
It gets worse. BP is also infamous for taking Leftist causes and selling them back to the Left for a profit, through the Progressive's own party - the Democrats. BP is one of the original Climate Change lobbyists.
(Riddle me this, if the climate change denialists all come from the greedy big energy companies, why are the big energy companies the leading lobbyists for climate change? Enron, btw, was a leading proponent of climate change. Maybe you're getting duped. I'm just sayin....)
Believe what you want. I can sleep easy at night knowing that Ron Paul can't be bought, that BP doesn't lobby to help his cause. Obama? Bought and sold like the whore he is. And he came cheaper than his murderous predecessor, the traitor-in-chief George W. Bush.
While the Libertarians have been routing the NeoScum out of the Republican Party, the NeoConservatives have flocked back to the Left, an alliance they formed during the Nixon years - an alliance purely of convenience then, and purely as such now. Didn't you know that they've been cozying up to Obama since day one of his adminstration, influencing the ever more hawkish rhetoric that comes from the Left? Bombings in Pakistan now legitimate. Assassinations of American citizens now sanctioned with Presidential blessing. Paving the way for Israel's strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Standing idly by while Israel commits crimes against humanity on international waters.
So, I could care less what happens to BP from a political and ethical perspective. They are going to fine, they just need to pay their whores in Congress and the White House a little better.
But I will buy stock in them within the next 6 months, because they will survive, even if every British citizen has to foot the bill (and believe me, that's where this is headed.)
David in Qatar
Once a Government Pet, BP now a capitalist tool
Now that BP’s oil rig has caused the biggest environmental disaster in American history, the Left is pulling the same bogus trick it did with Enron and AIG: Whenever a company earns universal ire, declare it the poster boy for the free market......
Expect BP to be public enemy No. 1 in the climate debate.
There’s a problem: BP was a founding member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a lobby dedicated to passing a cap-and-trade bill. As the nation’s largest producer of natural gas, BP saw many ways to profit from climate legislation, notably by persuading Congress to provide subsidies to coal-fired power plants that switched to gas.