Pres. Obama believes in Miranda rights and civilian trials for terrorists who seek to kill Americans. But when it comes to companies that have supplied untold quantitites of energy resources to the American economy and paid out billions in wages and supply purchases to American workers and firms, well, punitive ex post facto laws are PBO's order of the day.
Under the law of the land, the Oil Pollution Act limits BP's liability for spill-related to damages to $75 million. But Pres. Obama "strongly supports" the adoption of an ex post facto law that would retroactively expand BP's liability greatly. From the official White House blog [emphasis added]:
Beyond clean-up and containment, BP must be held responsible for the damages this spill causes. To help make sure of that, the Administration – in the context of a comprehensive energy bill which would help move us to a clean energy future -- strongly supports efforts on Capitol Hill to raise the Oil Pollution Act damages cap significantly above $75 million.
Will the MSM note the paradoxical way in which its favorite former constitutional law professor would extend rights beyond those required by the Constitution to our blood enemies, while abusing the Constitution to punish companies that have been important cogs in our economy?