Talk radio on the right is all up arms about the oil spill in the golf.
Laura Ingraham this morning was mostly drawing the important lesson that if this had happened on George W. Bush’s watch the media would have been more upset that he was stopping the leak or its effects sooner.
Rush Limbaugh has (he’s just sayin’):
I want to get back to the timing of the blowing up, the explosion out there in the Gulf of Mexico of this oil rig. Since they’re sending SWAT teams down there now this changes the whole perspective of this. Now, lest we forget, ladies and gentlemen, the carbon tax bill, cap and trade that was scheduled to be announced on Earth Day. I remember that. And then it was postponed for a couple of days later after Earth Day, and then of course immigration has now moved in front of it.
But this bill, the cap-and-trade bill, was strongly criticized by hardcore environmentalist wackos because it supposedly allowed more offshore drilling and nuclear plants, nuclear plant investment. So, since they’re sending SWAT teams down there, folks, since they’re sending SWAT teams to inspect the other rigs, what better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants, than by blowing up a rig? I’m just noting the timing here.
It’s amazing that nothing is said about what this says about the wisdom of “Drill baby Drill” as policy.
One may start with a built in skepticism about government and perfecting the world. That conservatism.
But one should always want to know true facts along with predispositions from one’s ideology.
Current conservatives don’t seem to want to do that, and that scary.