Thursday, June 10, 2010

Confederate Party of Oily Republicanism

"I think the people responsible in the oil spill--BP and the federal government--should take full responsibility for what's happening there," Boehner said at his weekly press conference this morning.

Yep, the Republican House Minortiy Leader wants the taxpayers to pay for cleaning up BP's oil spill. So the second they realize just how bad their plutocratic shilling looks, there's a walk back:
Late update: Boehner spokesman Michael Steel emails to say "Boehner made a general statement about who is responsible for the spill, and the federal government oversight was clearly lacking, but he has said repeatedly that BP is responsible for the cost of the cleanup."

Funny how words don't mean what they mean when you mean them to mean it until somebody realizes what an asshole actually saying it makes you. People vote for these ... folks.

You wouldn't want to miss the part where this statement followed on the heels of the Chamber of Commerce saying it also.

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