This would have been the headline if Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) had been around during the American Revolution. Think about it. As our Founding Fathers declared in the Declaration of Indepdendence, British Petroleum - like King George III - has "plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, ... and destroyed the lives of our people."
Yet, Rep. Joe Barton thinks British Petroleum - like Britain's chartered corporations in the 1770s - should be able to do Britain's bidding in America, even if it means sacrificing America's national sovereignty and our coastal shores. Here's Barton in his own words.
Have the conservatives, and their love for campaign cash, gone so crazy blind that they can no longer see the difference between our nation's sovereignty and their petty political aspirations? Has their shallow and self-serving hatred for government gone so wild that they can no longer see how government is actually supposed to work on behalf of the people? No Gulf coast fisherman wins if they're forced into 10 years of litigation with British Petroleum over the Gulf coast oil spill (see Exxon Valdez victims in Alaska on this one).
Apologizing to British Petroleum because President Obama secured $20 billion in up front money for a disaster that is clearly their fault is simply nuts on the part of Rep. Barton. What an idiot.
Then we have Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour ...
These guys are little more than political whores (with apologies to legitimate whores for linking them to these idiots).