Posted by Judson Phillips on May 13, 2011 at 6:44am in Tea Party Nation Forum
Soviet dictator and mass murderer Joseph Stalin has always been an inspiration to liberal democrats. Once again, they have taken a play from the Stalin handbook.
One of the hallmarks of Stalin was his famous show trials and Democrats in the United States Senate, eager to show they had learned from him, staged a show trial.
Five executives from big Oil were summoned. Make no mistake; it was a summons, complete with subpoena, served by a United States Marshall.
Congressional hearings are a joke. Perhaps the only things that are a bigger joke than the hearings are the Congressmen and Senators who put the hearings on. A hearing implies some type of fact-finding mission. The Democrats running the hearing yesterday were not interested in facts. They are too stupid to understand what a fact is or what a fact means.
In this case, the oil company executives were summoned to explain why they should have $4 billion in tax breaks while gas prices go through the roof.
Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia won the booby prize for the really dumbest comment of the day, when he said the executives of Big Oil were “out of touch” with the American people.
Joseph Stalin fan boy and dim bulb Bob Menendez, who gave Rockefeller strong competition for the dumbest comment of the day, whined that the oil companies were making profits. He wants $2 billion from the oil companies so he can squander that money. He claims the Oil Companies will make $125 billion in profits this year and they can give up a couple of billion.
This is what happens when you put Marxists and the brain dead in charge of the country. Menendez is clearly a lost ball in high weeds. He has no clue where profits go.
Earth to Bob, profits go back to the owners of the oil companies. The oil companies are all publically traded. The owners are individuals who own stock, such as in their 401(k) accounts or in pension accounts.
It is hard for Congress to become even more of a joke, but the dimwits we keep electing to Congress keep pushing the boundaries. And they do so with the willing help of the drive by media.
Instead of questioning why the hearings with the CEO’s from Big Oil even took place, the major news organizations just dutifully quoted the talking points from political prostitutes like Rockerfeller, Baucus and Mendnedez and cheerfully portrayed the oil execs as the bad guys.
The problems we have are myriad. Not only do we have elected officials who make major decisions for the country who do not have the first clue as to how a business or an economy operate, but they are bound and determined to cause as much damage to the economy, all for the sake of their reelection.
The oil CEO’s have gone home now. They have had to endure their annual abuse by men who would not otherwise be qualified to work in the mailroom of a real company. Now Congress will move on to its next waste of time hearing. This one will probably involve clueless Hollywood celebrities coming up to opine on a subject they know little about.
Of course, the CEO’s have it lucky. They only had to deal with verbal abuse at the Democratic Senate show trial.
Stalin shot the stars of his show trials.