If BP is Evil Then What They Support is too.
Now I know the environMentalists hate HATE HATE BP right now, so… they’re not a fan of anything BP does right?
From the Green Market:
Like all great corporate villains, BP has covered its misdeeds with deceit.
In several instances, these decisions appear to violate industry guidelines and were made despite warnings from BP’s own personnel and its contractors. In effect, it appears that BP repeatedly chose risky procedures in order to reduce costs and save time.
And its not just those posting this stuff. The readers feel the same way. A subscriber of Mother Jones:
BP execs are criminally habitual pathological liars whose only concern is their own personal enrichment. This is a well-documented fact.
A subscriber of the Huffington Post:
It’s a complete waste of time to listen to anything BP or the government has to say. They’ve been caught out and exposed by a situation too big to spin. THEY ARE ALL LIARS, and have no credibility at all, none. Nothing but pathetic, worthless, incompetent LIARS, all of them, from top to bottom.
So with all of that, it doesn’t sound like environMentalists would be huge on supporting anything BP is pushing for right? I mean, they’re just a bunch of evil free-market lying liars who lie.
From the Washington Examiner:
As BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig was sinking on April 22, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was on the phone with allies in his push for climate legislation, telling them he would soon roll out the Senate climate bill with the support of the utility industry and three oil companies — including BP, according to the Washington Post.
But the Kerry-BP alliance for an energy bill that included a cap-and-trade scheme for greenhouse gases pokes a hole in a favorite claim of President Obama and his allies in the media — that BP’s lobbyists have fought fiercely to be left alone. Lobbying records show that BP is no free-market crusader, but instead a close friend of big government whenever it serves the company’s bottom line.
While BP has resisted some government interventions, it has lobbied for tax hikes, greenhouse gas restraints, the stimulus bill, the Wall Street bailout, and subsidies for oil pipelines, solar panels, natural gas and biofuels.
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.
Two patterns have emerged during Obama’s presidency: 1) Big business increasingly seeks profits through more government, and 2) Obama nonetheless paints opponents of his intervention as industry shills. BP is just the latest example of this tawdry sleight of hand.
More about the millions (Yea, with an ’S') Obama hs gotten from BP here.
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