Comments on: You won’t believe this – Dems cash in on Republican BP apology http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/06/18/you-wont-believe-this-dems-cash-in-on-republican-bp-apology/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GetpIaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/06/18/you-wont-believe-this-dems-cash-in-on-republican-bp-apology/comment-page-1/#comment-408444 Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:41:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=27682#comment-408444 Joe Barton (GOBP) has done a fair amount of apologizing lately. It started with a public apology to BP, which was soon followed by an apology for the apology. Then he began apologizing to Gulf Coast Republicans, and apologized to the rest of his party for all the trouble he caused.

And then he posts a link on his Twitter page to an American Spectator article titled, “Joe Barton was right.” The article by Peter Hannaford is a robust defense of what Barton said, knocking the Obama administration for “Alinsky” tactics and hatred of business.

When a lawmaker is sincerely sorry about an ostensible mistake, and believes he was wrong, he doesn’t turn around hours later to boast publicly that he was right. It’s the kind of move that suggests his apology was made for the sake of political expedience.

Barton’s office scrambled to remove the tweet but it has, of course, been captured with screen-grabs and posted all over the internet. The American Spectator piece has been scrubbed. Barton probably realizes he’s screwed up again.

Remember, this guy is the leading House Republican on matters related to energy and climate policy. Seriously. The American people now have an easy choice to make in November.

]]>
By: Robert76 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/06/18/you-wont-believe-this-dems-cash-in-on-republican-bp-apology/comment-page-1/#comment-408427 Tue, 22 Jun 2010 04:19:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=27682#comment-408427 As a citizen of Texas, I constantly see Barton siding with the big polluters in this state – – yet there are fools that keep voting for him. He is a disgrace to the good people of Texas and needs to resign and go to work full time as a Lobbyist. Why should we the tax payers have to subsidize his work as an unofficial Lobbyist?

]]>
By: liberated http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/06/18/you-wont-believe-this-dems-cash-in-on-republican-bp-apology/comment-page-1/#comment-408420 Sun, 20 Jun 2010 20:58:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=27682#comment-408420 The Republicans ALSO are helping to make Barton a high profile guy. He certainly
sounds like he is a defender of ‘big polluters” and is in line to become Energy Committee Chairman if the Repubicans win in Nov. These are facts and at least are
not twisted ideas of the opposition. With Republicans acknowledging this, how can
anybody blame the Democrats for doing what the RepublIcans do all the time – – RUN WITH IT!!

]]>