You got to be freaking kidding me. Republicans now want Obama and the Federal government to bail out the poor folks at British Petroleum?
About 10:30 Monday morning, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), an ardent foe of big government, posted a blog item on his campaign Web site about the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “I strongly believe BP is spread too thin,” he wrote.
The poor dears. He thinks it would be a better arrangement if “federal and state officials” would do the dirty work of “protecting and cleaning up the coast” instead of BP.
About an hour later came word from the Pentagon that Alabama, Florida and Mississippi—all three governed by men who once considered themselves limited-government conservatives—want the federal government to mobilize (at taxpayer expense, of course) more National Guard troops to aid in the cleanup.
That followed an earlier request by the small-government governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal (R), who issued a statement saying he had called the Obama administration “to outline the state’s needs” and to ask “for additional resources.” Said Jindal: “These resources are critical.”
Vitter is just one of the Republicans that bitches 24/7 about the deficit when it is increased to bail out GM, provide health care to 30+ million that don’t have coverage, or extenting unemployment benefits, but when his state needs help, well that is different I guess.