GOP Rep. Barton Apologizes to BP

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    Another Corporatist Republican steps in it.

    GOP Rep. Barton: 'I Apologize' To BP For 'Tragedy' Of Obama Admin's '$20 Billion Shakedown' (VIDEO) | TPMDC

    GOP Rep. Barton: 'I Apologize' To BP For 'Tragedy' Of Obama Admin's '$20 Billion Shakedown' (VIDEO)
    Eric Kleefeld | June 17, 2010, 10:47AM

    In the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing today on the BP oil spill, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) said something very remarkable: Amidst a committee slamming BP all around, he apologized to the company for the $20 billion escrow account that the Obama administration asked them to create for paying out damages in the case.

    "I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, in this case a $20 billion shakedown," Barton said.
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    He's right. It was a shakedown. Once again obie wan has circumvented the law. US law states BP's liability is no greater than 75 million dollars.
     
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    What an asshole!
     
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    So sue Obama. GO ahead. I dare you

    And I dare your conservative fakers in Congress, who I bet are too chickenshit to do anything but whine
     
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    I wonder is Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida will vote republican in 2010 and 2012.
     
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    we'll see won't we?
     
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    If I were him I would not have directed the apology at BP, I would have apologized to the American people on Obama's Behalf. For Obama once again acting like he is a king not a president, and can Order anyone to cough up 20 billion dollars with out first having them found liable in a court of law.

    Don't get me wrong I want BP to pay, but I also want a president who respects the Law and constitution, and is not constantly abusing his power, and basically behaving like a bully.
     
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    What a fucktard.

    I thought BP did that out of the goodness of their heart, btw. Obama has no power to make them do it.
     
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    Hmm well it was the Obama admin that gave the deep water horizon a safety award, and it was the Obama admin that has dropped the ball on the reaction to the spill. It was Liberals and Democrats who have forced companies like BP to drill in 5000 feet of water instead of 500 and then tried to tell us all it because were running out of oil, when in fact it is because the government will not permit them to drill shallower. It was obama who reacted by shutting down deep water drilling in the gulf and putting 10's of thousands in the area out of work. It was Obama who didn't answer calls for weeks and failed to even Meet BP for 8 weeks.

    You really think these deep south states are going to vote Democrat over this?

    You people really do live in a dream word.
     
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    "I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure," the 13-term congressman said. "ThatÂ…amounts to a shakedown. So I apologize."





    Demonize Demonize Demonize.. the good congressman see it as does the rest of the world, demonize and destroy. that's obie wan's ticket.
     
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