Dem BP Apology Ad: ‘This is How Republicans Would Govern’ (Video)
June 22, 2010
(ChattahBox)—The GOP and the right-wing media’s support for BP, a foreign corporation, against the interests of the American people, has now been highlighted in a second Democratic ad. The newest spot, entitled “Apologizing to big oil: This is how Republicans would govern,” depicts Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-TX) groveling apology to BP, deriding the $20 billion victims compensation fund, as a “slush” fund and a “shakedown.” Rand Paul, Rep Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va) also make appearances in the ad, as BP apologists.
The ad’s voice-over, says “The Republican Party, standing up for big oil and apologizing to BP. What do they say about holding BP accountable?”
Michele Bachmann, the right-wing lawmaker known for her incendiary rhetoric is then shown attacking the BP escrow fund as “extortion.”
The spot concludes, “Apologizing to big oil: This is how Republicans would govern.”