We love that Mitch McConnell is continually opening the hypocrisy door because it’s eventually going to bite him in the butt.
His latest mess? He’s released a new attack ad complaining that Bruce Lunsford has investments in big oil. Never mind that Mitch himself owns up to $250,000 (PDF Link) in a fund that invests in ExxonMobil– the Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares.
ExxonMobil, of course, has made larger profits than any other company in history. The Washington Post just reported today that the compay raked in $11.68 BILLION in second-quarter earnings.
Take a look at the ad:
In addition, Mitch McConnell has taken more than $3 million from big oil. The Center for Responsive Politics documented it all. $2,839,317 to McConnell’s various campaign committees and the NRSC since 1989. And $239,389 to his campaign committee, Bluegrass Committee (political action committee) and to the NRSC.
During his 24 years in Washington, McConnell has done nothing but vote in favor of giant tax breaks for big oil that total billions of dollars. Here are a few:
- S.Amdt. 2626 to S. 2020, Vote 339, 11/17/05
- S.Amdt. 1733 to S.Amdt. 1704 to S.Amdt. 1502 to H.R. 6, Vote 222, 6/21/07
- S.Amdt. 1704 to S.Amdt. 1502 to H.R. 6, Vote 223, 6/21/07
- S. 3044, Vote 146, 6/10/08
The hypocrisy is so ripe and juicy.