On the mindset of people like Al Armendariz, the EPA administrator who quit after he was revealed in a video speaking of his desire to crucify energy companies…
That word, ‘crucify’. I know in the popular vernacular it means, well, “wipeout”… but just stop and think… ‘crucify’. The guy chose the word ‘crucify’. That’s more than just ‘discard’. What do you do when you crucify somebody? You put them on a cross. It has a specific meaning. Now we know that Al Armendariz didn’t want to put people up on a cross, but it’s the same thing as humiliating them, killing them. That’s what he wanted to do. And people said, “Gee, how did these guys get past Obama, how did these guys end up in the [EPA]?” He LIKES them. They are in his administration because everybody picking these people knows exactly what Obama wants. Crucifixion is torture. It’s a terrorist act. It was chosen because it was one of the slowest forms of death – it was painful, it took days. It took days to die. And you ended up being targeted by birds and all kinds of– it was horrible. It was absolutely horrible. Now I’m not saying he literally meant crucify but he did not mean these people just need to be beaten – defeated, politically… I want people to understand that ‘crucify’ has a specific meaning and it’s more than just, “We want to discard this guy.” These oil people and so forth.
On the absurd hostility of the US government towards US oil companies.
The EPA – a bureaucracy – has denied Shell Oil a permit to drill off the Alaska coast. And you know why? Because their emissions – the emissions – might hurt a tiny village which is more than 70 miles away... That's the reason given. And along the same line it's been reported that seven more oil platforms have left the Gulf of Mexico because they couldn't get permits to drill... You know where they've gone? Brazil. They have gone to Brazil, where we are subsidizing Petrogras offshore drilling. So Shell Oil [is] told by the EPA, "You can't drill off the coast of Alaska because of pollution." We got a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf. Seven oil platforms have shut down, and moved to Brazil, where we are funding that nation's oil exploration. What are we doing here? Well once again we're talking about raising taxes on the oil companies.
On all the things President Obama can't say.
He ordered an assassination, and he can't say it. He put us on a path to socialized medicine and he can't say it. The stimulus bill was a slush fund for public sector unions – he can't say it. EPA regulations are back-door cap-and-tax – he can't say it. He's a card-carrying member of the radical left – he can't say it. He has a leftist-inspired prejudice against the private sector – he can't say it. Bill Ayers was his good friend – he can't say it. He listened to every word in Jeremiah Wright's church for twenty years – he can't say it. And he has a real problem with Israel. But he can't say it. That is why Obama has so many lame, phony, nonsensical versions of answers to simple questions.