“Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) took to the Senate floor today to draw attention to a video of a top EPA official saying the EPA’s ‘philosophy’ is to ‘crucify’ and ‘make examples’ of oil and gas companies — just as the Romans crucified random citizens in areas they conquered to ensure obedience.” Now, in setting this up, I just want to remind you — and, again, I’m always cognizant of the fact that we have a considerable number of new audience members in the last six weeks who are not up to speed or in context. So indulge me for a moment if you’ve been a regular listener for a number of years here. To the Democrat Party as currently constituted, the American left, Big Oil, Big Retail, Big Success is their enemy.
They believe in The State. They believe in The Government doing everything for everybody. They want the power; they want the control. And if you’ve paid any attention whatsoever over the years, you cannot deny that every Democrat under the sun has demonized Big Oil. The gas price goes up a penny, and the Democrats get into gear and start targeting Big Oil. Big Oil executives! They want to raise taxes on ’em, want to blame ’em. Obama’s trying to get rid of oil and replace it with batteries and green technology, which is pie-in-the-sky. There’s no business there. One of the things, one of the challenges I’ve always had in these 23 years is convincing non-ideological people just who liberals are.