It doesn’t really get any worse than Republican Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma. Yet, Google, whose corporate motto is “Don’t be evil,” is hosting a lunchtime fundraiser for Inhofe today at its Washington, DC lobbying headquarters.
Inhofe’s record in Congress is pure evil. The man is the Jesse Helms of the midwest.
Inhofe on Gays
Inhofe, you might recall, is the Senator who proudly declared that he’s been married to his wife for 47 years and, “I’m really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, we’ve never had a divorce or any kind of a homosexual relationship.”
Inhofe and The Family
Inhofe is also connected to the creepy Republican fundamentalist group, The Family, that has been involved with promoting the most extreme anti-gay hate in places like Uganda.
Inhofe on Climate Change and Hitler
Inhofe Doing BPs Dirty Work after the Gulf Spill
Following the enormous BP gulf oil spill, Inhofe blocked an effort by Democratic Senator Menendez to raise the corporate liability caps for the spill from $75 million to $10 billion.
Inhofe Promoting Fracking
INHOFE: [There's] never been one case — documented case — of groundwater contamination in the history of the thousands and thousands of hydraulic fracturing. [...]
KILMEADE: Senator, has it ever poisoned anybody?
INHOFE: It’s never poisoned anyone.
While fracking has the potential to create vast new American energy supplies, Inhofe’s claim that it is completely without risk is either stunningly ignorant or intentionally dishonest. Just yesterday, a blowout at a Pennsylvania natural gas well engaged in fracking spilled thousands of gallons of toxic chemical-laced water, “contaminating a stream and forcing the evacuation of seven families who live nearby as crews struggled to stop the gusher,” the AP reported. Inhofe referenced the Pennsylvania spill in his interview, but said that it has “nothing to do with fracking” because it was a stream, not groundwater that was contaminated.
Inhofe on Health Care Reform
Inhofe opposes health care reform even though he had no idea what was in the bill:
At a town hall meeting Wednesday Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) told Chickasha residents he does not need to read the 1,000 page health care reform bill, he will simply vote against it.
“I don’t have to read it, or know what’s in it. I’m going to oppose it anyways,” he said.
Activists from Forecast the Facts will be protesting at Google’s headquarters in DC at 12:45pm Eastern time today.
You’ll be able to watch the protest live via the Youtube embed below.
Look, I like Google. But you can’t claim you’re a force for good in the world at the same time you’re raising money for one of the most evil members of Congress in American history. Jim Inhofe defines neanderthal. He is the opposite of everything Google stands for.
Please, Google, don’t be Inhofe.