While at the paying gig, reading the news earlier today, I saw the Left wing bloggers heads were exploding over Rep. Joe Barton from my home state of Texas, apologizing to BP executives for the $20 billion "shakedown" they got from the Obama Regime.
Then, Rep. Barton was forced to apologize. Word from the Daily Caller is that House GOP leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor told him apologize or lose your chairmanship.
Well, I support Joe Barton and I say to Boehner and Cantor: Get a pair or go pound sand.
I'm in no way saying that BP is completely blameless in this whole situation, but I cannot think of any other Administration doing what happened in the White House yesterday. Sure, the company needs to pay for damages, cleanup, etc. But a $20 billion escrow fund? And the White House is essentially going to control it all, via another unconstitutional czar? On top of it all, I that ambulance chaser from Brooklyn, Schmuck Schumer, wetting himself in celebration because they were taking away dividends from BP stockholders.
Joe Barton is right...this IS a shakedown. The fact this was a 20 minute meeting was no coincidence either. This White House "meeting" with BP was the equivalent of Luca Brazzi and Don Corleone (Rahm Emmanuel & Obama) telling the bandleader (the BP head) that "either his brains or his signature would be on the contract."
If the GOP wants to be in control, this is not the way to act..like whimps. When has Nancy Pelosi and Stingy Hoyer apologize for calling Tea Partiers "unAmerican?" I certainly haven't heard an apology yet from the racist Congressional Black Caucus for the lie they spread about the "n-word" being shouted at them as they walked through the crowd of Obamacare opponents.
If Boehner and Cantor cannot man up, then perhaps Michele Bachmann should lead the House GOP.