Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The GOP and Oil

Robert Creamer has an interesting take on the GOP, Big Oil, and what Joe Barton's apology told us about the relationship between the two:
The way the Republicans reacted to Congressman Joe Barton's "apology" to BP at the hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee reminds you of what happens when a group of teenagers find out that a member of their "secret club" has revealed the secret handshake to the school principal.

Barton had the audacity to say out loud a secret that everyone else in the Republican fraternity knows very well -- that the Republicans are a Party of, by and for Big Oil. From Cheney's secret oil executive populated "Energy Taskforce" to "drill baby drill" -- and for decades before - the oil industry has held the Republican puppet strings.
Read Creamer's "The Oil Spill and the Republicans -- Part II" at The Huffington Post.

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