Ah, now that Sen. Inhofe has been re-elected, we can look forward to six more years of his silly yet dangerous shenanigans in the Senate. Even the Tulsa World reporter can’t resist a not so subtle poke at Oklahoma’s very own drama queen in D.C. as he reacts to the new fuel efficiency standards now allowed, thanks to Obama, in California (among other states).
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe on Monday described as “environmental thuggery” an expected announcement by President Obama to move toward allowing California and other states to regulate their own tailpipe emissions for vehicles.
The Oklahoma Republican warned such a “patchwork” approach would cost jobs in the beleaguered auto industry.
As the top Republican of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, Inhofe continues to take a leading role on such environmental issues.
Yeah, “leading role” — this is why Oklahoma is the laughingstock of the country. And now, looks like even in-state media can’t help laughing at him. It’s going to be a long six years, since members of the former majority party just don’t seem to have absorbed that their crappy show Let’s Get in Power So We Can Demolish Everything We Can Get Our Hands On has been canceled. They keep trying to force themselves back on to center stage, repeating the same old plot lines. Sorry, but they just don’t work anymore.
But old Jim — did you know he was stubborn? — is not going to change. And why should he? As long as he says and does as he’s told, he plays an important role — for his directors in Big Oil.
Tom B at They gave us a republic has identified a secretive company among the energy industry players that give Senator Jim Inhofe his marching orders (and the catchy talking points like “environmental thuggery” and “patchwork,” no doubt). Tom has compiled research on a company called Koch as originally published by Center for Public Integrity and Open Secrets.
Senator Inhofe’s five largest individual contributors:
Koch Industries $26,500
Murray Energy $24,800
National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn $22,000
Contran Corp $21,500
American Council of Engineering Cos $18,143
As the forum poster put it… Once again, a politician is pressing issues for his own PERSONAL AGENDA. Inhofe must protect his #1 campaign contributor, regardless of the cost to our country. How do we get these bastards out of office??!!!
I think the good people of Oklahoma may come to regret their decision to return Mountain Jim to Washington on their behalf. Because he has no intention of working for them, never did, and at some point in this spiraling crisis, the identity of his real bosses will be impossible to miss.