Rand Paul Thinks Obama Is “Un-American” to Be So Mean to B.P.
by Juli Weiner
May 21, 2010
Did Rand Paul watch the news before he became the news? He has only existed—if we’re going to use the metric of mass consciousness—for like two weeks, and already, there have been so many amateur missteps. Following this week’s ace decision to problematize the Civil Rights Act, the Kentucky Republican senatorial candidate went on Good Morning America today to discuss how “un-American” this President Obama was for blaming B.P. for the oil spill. Accidents happen! It says so in the Constitution, probably.
He tells George Stephanopoulos, “What I don’t like from the president’s administration is this sort of ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of B.P.’ I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business.” He adds later, “It’s always part of this blame-game society where it’s always gotta be someone’s fault instead of the fact that maybe sometimes accidents happen.” Stephanopoulos responds by asking Paul if he thinks B.P. is regulated enough, to which Paul replies that he doesn’t know, although there are “hundreds of pages of regulation of drilling in the ocean and I think most of that’s justified.” Hundreds of pages! That sounds pretty regulated, what with all those pages.