How hypocritical? Will they also return the donations made to them by the left wing environmentalists, whose lobbying over the years led to a moratorium on building oil refineries and nuclear energy plants? I doubt it. It is their combined fault that oil companies, mostly foreign, are drilling off shore.
Democrats supported by environmental groups continually vote against domestic oil, gas, and coal production.
Republicans also are guilty:
House Republicans who received campaign donations from environmental groups helped make up the narrow margin of votes needed to send the Waxman-Markey “cap and trade” bill over to the U.S. Senate.Those who are the loudest in condemning BP, are those who are the cause of this ecological disaster. They should hang their heads in shame. But they won’t! Because they think arrogantly think they are right and everyone else is wrong.
The legislation passed by a vote of just 219 to 212 on Friday with critical assistance from eight Republicans. They are: Mary Bono Mack (Calif.), Mike Castle (Del.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Leonard Lance (N.J.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), John McHugh (N.Y.), Dave Reichert (Wash.), Chris Smith (N.J.). This support proved critical with 44 Democrats voting against the regulatory scheme.
Political Action Committees (PACs) connected with the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, Ocean Champions and Republicans for Environmental Protection have made donations to most of these same eight Republican lawmakers in recent election cycles, according to OpenSecrets.Org.
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During this year’s primaries and in November, we have a chance to throw out those who have caused all of our current economic, social, and environmental disasters.