Thursday, March 22, 2012

Out Classing Arizona

The Governor's gracious welcome to President Obama yesterday in New Mexico's southeastern oil patch showed she does have some class, especially in comparison with her colleague governor in Arizona who shook a finger in the President's face a few months ago.  Of course, the oil and gas industry folks had nothing but criticism for Obama because he wants to cut off $4 billion in subsidies to the windfall profit reaping industry.  Congressman Steve Pearce was also nasty but that is to be expected since he is one of those oil boys.

The President went a little overboard on professing his love for the fossil fuel crowd yesterday, especially in the face of downright nasty and truth bending TV ads that the oil super pacs were running against him.  You can be sure before this is all done next year that some of that money will find its way into reelection efforts for the Governor.

Meanwhile our ever invisible Senator Tom Udall has poked his head out of his DC hole to take on the super pacs by insisting with legislation that they identify their contributors if the pac spends more that $10,000 in a 24 hour period.  He is correct in assertions that elections have been turned into nothing but auctions with corporations being the only funded bidders.

All of this is brought to us by the last bush administration's extreme rightwing appointments to the Supreme Court.  bush just hides out in Texas and watches the political decay progress.  How has he gotten away with it?


New Mexican said...

At least the name of Senator Udall is capatilized.

Ok, then said...

Did Obama actually say "I want American oil companies to do well"? Has there ever been a time when they did not do well? In 2005, after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Exxon-Mobil posted record profits. And it has been that way every year since. Google "oil companies record profits" -- they beat their own records every year.