WHEN YOU’RE IN ROME (WASHINGTON, D.C.) DO AS THE ROMANS DID – ‘IT’S A DETERENT’
I’ve always admired liberals – in an odd, twisted sort of way – who have the cojones to say what they truly believe – out loud and in public. Take Nancy Pelosi, for example. San Francisco’s finest may be among the looniest of the loony, but dammit – the woman is fearless (not to mention, clueless) when it comes to sticking out her silly neck and revealing to the world exactly what she thinks. Who else would say – in public – of a bill as controversial as ObamaCare: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”? Or Van Jones, who makes some of the most incendiary comments around these days, actually admitting: “Even if President Obama came out that he was gay he wouldn’t lose the black vote.” Damn, I love these people.
So – as you can imagine – I was near giddy to learn of a little-known video – in which one of the Regime’s top EPA officials shares his philosophy for interacting with America’s oil and gas companies:
“Crucify” and “make examples” of them – just as the Romans did in areas they conquered – to ensure obedience.
The 2010 video reveals a top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, admitting that EPA’s “general philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make examples” of oil and gas companies:
“I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said:
It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, and they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them.”
Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. It’s a deterrent factor.”
I can hear the O-man now – disavowing the comments – made by one of his capos – and telling us how inappropriate he thinks they were. Bull crap; he’s undoubtedly said worse himself – just not publicly. Hell – that’s precisely what he did when he threw Hillary Rosen under the bus for attacking Ann Romney for being a stay-at-home mom. Mustn’t alienate the stay-at-home mom vote, right O? Can’t piss them off in an election year.
Don’t misunderstand the Rat; our hypocritical president doesn’t give a damn about the “oil company vote,” but he does give a damn when his minions let the cat out of the bag about the Regime’s true beliefs: their loathing of wealthy conservatives, corporate America – the oil companies in particular, Israel and the “Christian Right.” Good liberals must never share locker room talk with the commoners. Bad form. Revealing, too.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) commented on the video – and subsequent actions by the EPA – on the Senate floor Wednesday:
“Not long after Administrator Armendariz made these comments in 2010, EPA targeted US natural gas producers in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming.
In all three of these cases, EPA initially made headline-grabbing statements either insinuating or proclaiming outright that the use of hydraulic fracturing by American energy producers was the cause of water contamination, but in each case their comments were premature at best – and despite their most valiant efforts, they have been unable to find any sound scientific evidence to make this link.”
Inhofe correctly claimed the video provides Americans with “a glimpse of the Obama administration’s true agenda.” That agenda, Inhofe said, is to “incite fear” in the public with unsubstantiated claims and “intimidate” oil and gas companies with threats of unjustified fines and penalties – then, “quietly backtrack once the public’s perception has been firmly jaded against oil and natural gas.”
The Senator from Oklahoma could not have hit the nail more squarely on the head. Liberals have a way of revealing themselves – and their true philosophies – sooner or later. All you gotta do is listen. (See: Barack Obama in San Francisco; Midwesterners cling to guns and religion.)
Did you notice how the sniveling little loon paused and smiled nervously as he began to relate the story? Similar to a naughty child about to admit that he did something “really bad” – but he’s proud of it just the same. Of course he threw in the obligatory disclaimer about the analogy perhaps being “crude,” and “inappropriate,” but guess what? He wouldn’t have repeated it had he not believed it to be applicable to his philosophy – and that of the Obama Regime as a whole.
Do you suppose Armendariz knew he was being videoed? I hope so; that would make it even better.
Don’t you just love liberal theater?