And with good reason.
As for the bullying of business, this is simply the natural extension of the administration’s abject lawlessness — stomping on the rights of car-company bond holders, snatching bonuses away from AIG executives, pushing for mortgage cram-downs — which views contracts and statutes as mere annoyances. This is what comes from electing people with no private-sector experience and no understanding that the rule of law is central to our economic prosperity.
Bride of Rove:
Obama put all of the off-shore oil workers and on-shore support staff out of jobs with his drilling moratorium — tens of thousands of people unemployed instantly by decree. It reminds me of the movie The Fifth Element and Zorg enterprises where he randomly lays off a million people for some random PR reason. Ok. Obama is angling to be a dictator. He has the power. We gave it to him. He used it. The courts will be busy for years, unless he decrees otherwise. But what followed next was so comical I nearly dropped the Wall Street Journal in dog poo as I was walking my blue tick coon hound – a dog prefered by all racist white people because they hunt and sound so cool when they sing.
Obama ordered BP to pay all the people he put out of work.
I’ll repeat that.
Obama ordered BP to pay the wages of all the people Obama put out of work.
Next he’ll tell BP to pay all the other drilling companies for lost revenue so the US won’t lose out on their share of the profits which we depend on A LOT in our treasury. BP protested, naturally. Will they prevail? I have no idea.
Sherry over at Potluck:
The Crude hasn’t’ stopped but you’re president, you won so the buck stops with you. This took place in Federal waters. It’s your problem, not Bush’s, not the Republicans, it’s yours. Roll up your sleeves for more than a 15 minute photo-op and get your hands dirty. We see you walking on a cleaned up beach making jokes and jetting back for a barbeque with the stars. In writing, the mantra is show don’t tell. You tell us you care. You show us, you’re all about the party. Guess which one is more compelling?Pundette:
Next to our heavy-handed thugocracy, big oil is starting to look like the sympathetic underdog. I'm officially rooting for BP's survival.
and finally, an original cartoon from Staci.