Collect the BP Republicans trading cards!

Get ’em while they’re hot! These lovely new BP Republicans trading cards—well, they’re more like posters, but I call ’em trading cards—were just released by your friends at the Democratic National Committee. First among them is none other than Ron “Go easy on BP” Johnson.

Ron Johnson, BP Republican

(Link: PDF, 3.5 MB)

It’s a good thing that Ron Johnson agrees with Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania on drilling in the Great Lakes. There’s a card for that!

Pat Toomey, BP Republican

The two for Sharron Angle and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-TP/BP) are quite poignant as well:

Angle-Bachmann, BP Republicans

Just imagine, if the Republicans take Congress this fall, they’ll be able to set the tone, course, and direction for all energy policy for the foreseeable future! That’s great news for companies like BP. And hey, we’ve got things taken care of. All that bad bad stuff with hooligans like Enron or that little oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could never happen again.

Democrats, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook!

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Also, remember the good old days when BP wasn’t particularly reviled for an oil company? That was the case back around 2001, which is when the Infinite Jest American Crusade 2001+ trading cards came out. Rich with play on the patriotic doublespeak that was so prevalent in the heady days of late 2001, these trading cards turn the doublespeak right back upon itself. I’ll warn you, some of these may bring back painful memories or shed light on things you weren’t aware of at the time. Here are some of the less disquieting cards:
Axis of Oil: Halliburton + Cheney + Iraq: PlusGOOD

Ahh, Halliburton. Yes, they had nothing to do with the Deepwater Horizon. Nothing that they’d accept responsibility for, anyway. And certainly that little war in Iraq ain’t got nothin’ ta do with no oil they got under all that sand.

Civil Libertarians: DoublePlusEVIL

Hey, that’s Russ! Sole voter against the PATRIOT Act in the U.S. Senate. I’m still proud of him for doing that. (Too bad that made him DoublePlusEvil.)

Last, what’s a visit to this blog without something about Russia? Vladey, baby, come to me…

Da, you know, ve so close to Alaska, I can zee Sarah Palin from my bedroom vindow!



Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.

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