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Rand Paul, American Idiot?

by admin on May 22nd, 2010

Well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’ll be happy to discuss the politics of this thing privately with anyone but I would prefer to keep this Blog free of most of that, because I feel like it doesn’t aid in our mission. Still sometimes people who should know better say things that you can’t just let go. Here’s the msnbc article where Rand Paul says criticism of BP is unamercan!?! Some of it is excerpted below.
(msnbc)
Taking another unconventional stand, Kentucky’s Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of the Gulf oil spill Friday as anti-business and sounding “really un-American.”

Paul’s defense of oil company BP PLC came during an interview as he tried to explain his controversial take on civil rights law, an issue that seemed to suddenly swamp his campaign after his victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary.

“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,'” Paul said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business.”…..

On the oil spill, Paul, a libertarian and tea party favorite, said he had heard nothing from BP indicating it wouldn’t pay for the spill that threatens devastating environmental damage along the Gulf of Mexico coast.

“And I think it’s part of this sort of blame-game society in the sense that it’s always got to be somebody’s fault instead of the fact that maybe sometimes accidents happen,” Paul said.

The Senate candidate also referred to a Kentucky coal mine accident that killed two men, saying he had met with the families and he admired the coal miners’ courage.

“We had a mining accident that was very tragic. … Then we come in and it’s always someone’s fault. Maybe sometimes accidents happen,” he said.

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One Comment
  1. Paul doesn’t want to represent KY in the Senate. He wants to represent Big Oil. No wonder most of his money comes from out of state.

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