Rand Paul: Criticizing BP is “Un-American”
Wow, the Teabaggers’ favorite glibertarian is the gift that just keeps on giving.
Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul, who drew wide attention this week for his reluctant embrace of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, said this morning that President Barack Obama’s criticism of BP has sounded “really un-American.”
Speaking on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the libertarian iconoclast said the castigation of BP’s response to the oil gusher on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico was an attack on business and part of the “blame game,” where tragedy is “always someone’s fault.”
That’s pretty rich coming from a guy who goes on national television, makes an assclown out of himself because he can’t manage a simple “yes” when asked repeatedly if he’d vote for the 1964 Civil Rights Act — then blames everyone else for it.
“What I don’t like from the president’s administration is this sort of, ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP.’ I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business,” he said.
Paul’s spirited defense of BP is perfectly consistent with his extremist philosophy. Saying mean things about BP — let alone holding them accountable for destroying the Gulf of Mexico — is akin to assault, to thuggery. It’s “un-American” to criticize oil companies! You will suck on that crude and like it, Gulf residents.
Keeping digging, Randy.