Thursday, June 17, 2010

This is the Very Illustration Of How Completely FUBAR Our Political Representation Is:

The ranking (GOP) member of the House Energy Committee is apologizing to BP. APOLOGIZING TO BP. APOLOGIZING TO THE SOCIOPATHIC, DESTRUCTIVE, SELF-SERVING ENTITY OF BP. For what he calls a "shakedown of BP".
I'm only surprised he didn't just fall to his knees and start sucking Hayward's dick. Watch it for yourself and then go vomit. More at Yahoo.

Another article on Yahoo News says that Barton is not alone among Repugs in that sentiment, although the major GOP players were trying to distance themselves from the shameful spectacle. The apology has "caused an uproar" among the public. According to Yahoo News, here's what some other GOP corporate fellators had to say:

Georgia Republican Representative Tom Price, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a group of conservative House members, issued a statement arguing the same point.
He said the White House does not have the legal authority to compel a private company to set up and fund an escrow account. The White House has dismissed such criticism.
Price said BP's willingness to go along with the White House's new fund suggests that the Obama administration is "hard at work exerting its brand of Chicago-style shakedown politics."
"These actions are emblematic of a politicization of our economy that has been borne out of this administration's drive for greater power and control," Price said.
And former Texas Republican Representative Dick Armey, who was House majority leader and is a leading voice in the conservative Tea Party movement, told a Christian Science Monitor breakfast this week that Obama lacks the constitutional authority to set up such a fund.
"The Constitution doesn't give that authority to the executive branch.... There are courts for this purpose," Armey said, according to the Dallas Morning News.
In addition, conservative Republican Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota was quoted as telling the Heritage Foundation think tank on Tuesday that the escrow account was a "redistribution-of-wealth fund."
Barton is the biggest recipient of oil and gas industry campaign contributions in the House of Representatives, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
Its data showed that Barton has collected $1,447,880 from political action committees and individuals connected with the oil and gas industry since 1989.

Read the entire article at Yahoo News.


Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Yeah, you're right Anna, this guy's a complete cocksucker of the highest magnitude. Of course, when you're the first among all House members for donations from the oil & gas industry, I'm sure getting on your knees is a regular occurrence -- and I don't mean for praying.

3:28 PM  

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