By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
New evidence surfaced yesterday proving that the Environmental Protection Agency has gone rouge.
In the spotlight is Al Armendariz, an EPA Regional administrator, whose startling comments that were captured on video during a Texas agency meeting in 2010, are now available for public viewing, as reported in a FOXNews article today.
During this meeting with subordinates, Armendariz used a self-described “crude” analogy, to describe his “philosophy of enforcement.”
“It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw, and they’d crucify them.”
“And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.”
Armendariz went on to say that “you make examples out of people who are in this case not complying with the law … and you hit them as hard as you can” — to act as a “deterrent” to others.
Armendariz was appointed by President Obama in November 2009, as the Administrator of EPA Region Six, covering Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas–primarily home to oil and gas producers.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), is the EPA’s leading critic in the Senate who, after viewing the video, launched a blistering speech on the Senate floor yesterday, quoting from it extensively, according to Chris Stirewalt’s FOXNews Power Play article today.
Stirewalt said that media outlets quickly picked up on the video, which seems to confirm the [suspicions] of conservative critics, who claim that Obama’s environmental enforcement has been capricious, heavy-handed and unfair.
President Obama’s failure to get his well-crafted Cap and Trade bill passed in the Democrat-controlled Congress necessitated his relying on stifling EPA regulations to do his bidding—in circumvention of Congressional lawmakers.
During an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in January 2008 (watch video attached), then Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) set the stage for his plan to destroy the fossil fuel industry in the United States.
So, as fossil fuels are the source of 89 percent of the energy used by the entire planet–this should have made it clear to everyone that Barack Obama is insane.