I respected rand paul, i may not have agreed with some things but i use to respect him for sticking to his principles. But after this comment i have to re-assess what i think of him. BP has is responsible for one of the worst oil spills and Obama and his adm. are trying to hold them to task because its been shown over the last few days they can't be trusted, and for Rand Paul to say its UN-AMERICAN to hold them responsible or criticise them is pure B.S.... its disgusting and outrageous, hes not going very far politically from what i've seen and heard. Rand Paul: Obama's criticism of BP 'un-American' - Yahoo! News WASHINGTON â€“ Kentucky's Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul criticized President Barack Obama's handling of the Gulf oil spill Friday as putting "his boot heel on the throat of BP" and "really un-American." Paul's defense of the oil company came during an interview in which he tried to explain his controversial take on civil rights law, an issue that has overtaken his campaign since his victory in Tuesday's GOP primary. "What I don't like from the president's administration is this sort of, 'I'll put my boot heel on the throat of BP,'" Rand said in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America." "I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business....." Rand Paul "And I think it's part of this sort of blame-game society in the sense that it's always got to be somebody's fault instead of the fact that maybe sometimes accidents happen," Paul said. Yeah accidents happen, but over the last month its come out that BP knew what they were doing had a high potential for failure i.e. reconfiguring the blow out protector, cutting corners on sealing the well against the advice of Transocean, and knowing that tests showed that the potential for a gas explosion were very high.