Saturday, July 3, 2010

Crazy Wingnut Extremist Tea Baggers: "Feds Put Southern Louisiana Out of Work" and "People Are Dying Down Here!"

And by 'right wing extremist Tea Baggers', I mean former Clinton political strategist James Carville.

Not to be out done in the crazy wingnut department is Ravi Sangisetty, a Congressional candidate for Louisiana's third district with a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's moratorium on offshore drilling.
HOUMA, La. — Ravi Sangisetty, candidate for U.S. Congress in the Louisiana Third District, said the federal government has issued a death sentence to South Louisiana’s economy.

“Last night the President went on TV and said, ‘If something isn’t working, we want to hear about it,’” Sangisetty said. “Well, because of the federal government and BP, the list of things that aren’t working is pretty long. The federal government’s moratorium means the oil rigs aren’t working; failure to regulate BP means now the Gulf is full of oil; the oil means the fishermen aren’t working; that means our restaurants and tourism industries aren’t working. Mr. President, the federal government stopped South Louisiana from working.”

Sangisetty said that safety must be ensured on the deepwater rigs in a matter of days, not months. He also said that domestic oil is key to our national economy and security.

“The President chastised America for sending a billion dollars a day to foreign countries for their oil,” Sangisetty said. “Domestic oil is a perfect way to counter that, however our ability to drill our own oil has been crippled because Washington is broken. We have a serious problem down here. We need a solution for coastal economy that puts South Louisiana back to work now.”

Did I mention that Sangisetty is a Democrat? And that I agree with him? For some reason, Sangisetty is not running on the 'Obama-is-responding-to-the-BP-oil-spill-just-fine-you-stupid-coonasses' platform in 2010 like I suspect the DNC would like him to.

Meanwhile, in West Virginia's long-serving and ethically challenged congressman Alan Mollohan lost a challenge in West Virginia's 1st congressional district primary race to Mike Oliverio back in May. Oliverio- like anybody with some functioning synapses- claims he is against Obamacare, Cap & Trade and the increase of government spending and is none too fond of Nancy Pelosi either.

Oh yes- did I mention he's a democrat, too?

Besides Republican challenger David McKinley, Oliverio faces opposition from 94 year old Ken Hechler, an influential Mountaineer state Democrat who vowed to establish a Political Action Committee with the sole purpose of defeating Oliverio [because nothing says 'bold and refreshing and ready for change' like another 90-something West Virginia democrat!- NANESB!].

West Virginia's 1st district includes Wheeling and the Northern panhandle along with Morgantown and the university of West Virginia- which is coal country and also sits atop the Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits.

Somehow I get the feeling that neither Sangisetty or Oliverio (or their respective districts) would fully embrace a campaign appearance by Obama or Pelosi.

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