by MPD
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If you thought Rush Limbaugh’s ideas about the BP Gulf Coast oil spill were batty, just wait ’til you hear the geiser of crazy flowing out of Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul.

Paul previously made headlines for his controversial criticism of the Civil Rights Act and has found himself back on the chopping block once again.

In short: the politician is angry that President Obama is publicly criticizing BP over the spill because, get this, it’s un-American. On ABC’s Good Morning America, Paul said:

“What I don’t like from the president’s administration is this sort of ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP.’ I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business. I’ve heard nothing from BP about not paying for the spill. And I think it’s part of this sort of blame game society in the sense that it’s always got to be someone’s fault instead of the fact that sometimes accidents happen.”

Although Paul has taken less than $8,000 from the oil and gas industry, BP has major operations in his state. Am I standing under a tree here? ‘Cause it starting to real shady.

Check out Paul in his own words below.


  • Mic Harris

    Un-American? Wow, this guy is really misjudging how upset people are about this. Living in Kentucky with no regard for what this is doing to people on the coast, tourism, wildlife and wetlands, now, even before a hurricaine!

    Personally, I want someone to scream and yell–this is not anti-business, this is anti-disaster! And you, Rand, are trying to make a name for yourself throwing out ill conceived, inflamatory rhetoric!

    It is not Un-American to display anger over lies and slow responses to a super critical, high impact disaster.

    He can keep talking though, dude just digs holes faster than anyone I’ve ever seen. Need him and Sarah to have an affair while I’m building a wish list!

  • Emily

    Well it’s interesting because see back in 1704….

    Did anyone see that on Rachel Maddow? That’s how he starts every response to a question he is asked. Was hilarious.

  • William Wright

    I would like to see Rand Paul go down to Louisana and make those same stements to the fishermen and their families while standin on a beach being invaded by the smelly “accident”. While there he should also say that the presidents comment was un-American to the families of the 11 people that died because of this accident and he should bring his buddy Rush Limbaugh along for the discussion. Maybe we’d see some American action.