Chris Matthews: Gulf Coast Oil Spill Shows How, ‘Private Money Making Can Cost Our World.’
Can we call him a socialist now?
MSNBC host Chris Matthews told his audience,
“We have this rare teaching moment, this moment when you see precisely how suddenly private money making can cost our world.”
…Because making money causes oil spills.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with a joke and a tragedy. Comedian Robert Klein once told the woman at the restaurant, speaking to a waiter, “I`ll have my coffee now, my coffee.” When precisely, the comedian asked, did it become my coffee. When she thought of it? When she ordered it? When she was ready for it?
So when did this oil that`s now floating in the Gulf of Mexico become our oil? When did it cease to be the property of the oil company that was drilling and become the responsibility of the Coast Guard or the American people, who don`t earn a red cent of it, to handle the cleanup. When did it become our oil ruining our national habitat? Good question.
And while we have this rare teaching moment, this moment when you see precisely how suddenly private money making can cost our world, where BP`s oil to make money with becomes our oil destroying our water and fish and coastline and wetlands, our oil to clean up.
Maybe tomorrow he’ll comment on the administration’s pathetic response to this ecological disaster?