Obama Doesn’t Like BP But He Sure Likes Their Money


He may want to take his boot off their throats long enough to rake in some more campaign cash for Democrats.

Politico: While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.

Weird, this didn’t stop the Dems from using BP’s oil spill as a fund raising issue. But it could have something to do with the fact that the Obama administration gave BP a pass last year on a safety review.