Phillips: Hearings On Oil Company Subsidies Just Like Soviet Show Trials

The Tea Party movement is frequently criticized for hyperventilating about the threat of encroaching Communism while advocating for Corporate America. Then people like Tea Party Nation president Judson Phillips come around and confirm those exact charges.

In a letter to his fellow Tea Partyers, Phillips accuses Senate Democrats of admiring Joseph Stalin and leading a “Democratic Senate show trial” straight “from the Stalin handbook.”

Who are the victims of this outrage? Oil companies like Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, who were asked to testify about the massive subsidies they receive from the federal government. Apparently while Phillips has a problem with government involvement in the economy, he has no beef with corporate welfare.

Responding to Democratic plans to reign in subsidies for the oil giants, Phillips slams Democrats as “Marixsts and the brain dead” and calls Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) a “Joseph Stalin fan boy and dim bulb”:

Soviet dictator and mass murderer Joseph Stalin has always been an inspiration to liberal democrats. Once again, they have taken a play from the Stalin handbook.

One of the hallmarks of Stalin was his famous show trials and Democrats in the United States Senate, eager to show they had learned from him, staged a show trial.

Five executives from big Oil were summoned. Make no mistake; it was a summons, complete with subpoena, served by a United States Marshall.

Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia won the booby prize for the really dumbest comment of the day, when he said the executives of Big Oil were “out of touch” with the American people.

Joseph Stalin fan boy and dim bulb Bob Menendez, who gave Rockefeller strong competition for the dumbest comment of the day, whined that the oil companies were making profits. He wants $2 billion from the oil companies so he can squander that money. He claims the Oil Companies will make $125 billion in profits this year and they can give up a couple of billion.

This is what happens when you put Marxists and the brain dead in charge of the country. Menendez is clearly a lost ball in high weeds. He has no clue where profits go.

Of course, the CEO’s have it lucky. They only had to deal with verbal abuse at the Democratic Senate show trial.

Stalin shot the stars of his show trials.