Most of the members were really harsh (as they rightfully should be) with the BP CEO, except for this mental midget from the state of Texas...Joe Barton. Check this out (if you haven't caught excerpts already):
"I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday," said Barton. "I think it is a tragedy in 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 -- with the attorney general of the United States, who is legitimately conducting a criminal investigation and has every right to do so to protect the American people, participating in what amounts to a $20 billion slush fund that's unprecedented in our nation's history, which has no legal standing, which I think sets a terrible precedent for our nation's future."
........and he goes on to say...
"I'm only speaking for myself. I'm not speaking for anyone else, but I apologize," Barton added. "I do not want to live in a county where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong, [it is] subject to some sort of political pressure that, again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown."
I had to laugh later on in the afternoon, as Wolfe Blitzer was interviewing a representative from the state of Louisiana, who was slightly pissed at Mr. Barton's comments, to say the least. This gentleman went on to say "well, I guess we know what company Mr. Barton will be working for, when he is out of office!" I guess being a Congressman from the Houston area makes this fukktard a resident of the oilmans deep pockets!
Michelle Bachmann is of the same ilk...she was flapping her jaws in a nonsensical manner last night - against the $20 billion fund to be established. She is caught up in her fantasies of "redistribution of the wealth" again. I wonder if we can just have her committed NOW!!!
Apparently Henry Waxman gave a written list of questions to Hayward ahead of time, and when posed these questions today - had no answers. I heard very little new info today - and Hayward left rather non-plussed.
At the noon recess, Barton was summoned into John Boehner's office and literally threatened by Boehner and Eric Cantor,with stripping of his seniority on this committee, to apologize "on the floor" for the apology he made to BP. DUH?!?!?
His apology was a joke of the greatest magnitude. He, of course, maintained that everyone MISCONSTRUED what he had said, and that he definitely blamed BP for this devastation. As his tongue flapped against his jaws, he was actually seeing how many ways he could conjugate the word misconstrue...ending with MISCONSTRUCTION!!! Good grief - what a moron.
For all the threats the GOP has been making about taking over the majority next election.....I would have to rethink that statement. If the SMART American analyzes what is coming from this party, the Teabaggers and such...we have no problem. But those who support these liars and apologists, need to back up a step or two and ask themselves, "are these viable answers?"
Enough for now, this moron managed to get my blood pressure up higher than I like for the day. Now it's back to watching the soccer matches until the NBA final at 9 pm. Let's go Celtics.
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