WASHINGTON - Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle is calling BP's $20 billion victims' compensation program "a slush fund."She's "on message." They're all on message.
Angle told a Las Vegas radio station on Wednesday that President Barack Obama strong-armed BP executives to set up the fund after the rig explosion in April that sent gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Angle also said Democrats were taking political advantage of the environmental disaster to raise taxes and fines.
The Plum Line's Greg Sargent first reported Angle's BP comments.
Obama met with BP executives at the White House last month and emerged from the meeting with a $20 billion commitment from the company to pay fishermen whose businesses were affected and to clean up the Gulf.
Angle, a former state lawmaker, is challenging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the GOP's top target.
It's a derivative of the idea of the Big Lie: Instead of having one authoritative voice, they're throwing up (really!) this cascade of moronic fuckwitz --Angle, Paul, Palin, Barton, Bachmann, those fucking morons in Virginia--to spout the same lies all over the country in local dialects.
It's a genius strategy, really: Each one is a separate story, each a separate bit of tape, to fill some seconds of the 168 hours per week for which there must be content, and hence which the Cabloids of the 24-hour news-cycle hunger for...
If Hitler and Goebbels had had this technology, the world would be speaking German today...