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Second Republican Calls on Barton to Resign from Committee (BARF)
WSJ ^ | June 18th | Susan Davis

Posted on 06/18/2010 7:09:32 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

Rep. Jo Bonner, an Alabama Republican, is calling on Rep. Joe Barton to step down as the ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Bonner is the second Republican, following Florida Republican Rep. Jeff Miller, to call for Barton to step aside.

In a lengthy statement, Bonner said his colleague’s Thursday comments regarding BP “sadly fell short of an appropriate response.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Florida; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alabama; barton; bayofrigs; bonner; bp; circularfiringsquad; florida; gulfofmexico; jeffmiller; jobonner; joebarton; obama; oil; oilspill; shakedown; slushfund; texas
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This is a shame. Joe Barton tells the truth and he is excoriated for it.

I stand with Joe Barton.

1 posted on 06/18/2010 7:09:32 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Rep. Jo Bonner

This Quisling and others need to stand down !

2 posted on 06/18/2010 7:11:33 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Even if I completely disagreed with Rep. Barton, it takes a grandstanding butthole to call for him to resign over this.

Messrs. Bonner and Miller, get bent.


3 posted on 06/18/2010 7:11:33 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right, we're free, we'll fight and you'll see!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

this tells me the republicans are as dumb as a stump..they missed a perfect opportunity .....dont they care about the rule of law in this country...we have laws and the obama administration is constantly making up its own laws to suit themselves and it looks like Republicans are supporting them


4 posted on 06/18/2010 7:12:18 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

So called Republicans acting like Democrats in the locker room isn’t acceptable behavior.

RQSR stands with Joe Barton.


5 posted on 06/18/2010 7:12:38 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Join me in calling these RINOs on Monday.


6 posted on 06/18/2010 7:13:24 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

What is wrong with these people? I am amazed at their arrogance and ignorance.


7 posted on 06/18/2010 7:13:51 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

ME TOO!
Our country will continue this terrible downward spiral (fall) until the Republicans - ALL of the Republicans - get sense enough and spine enough to acknowledge right from wrong and WRONG from RIGHT!!!


8 posted on 06/18/2010 7:13:53 PM PDT by SootyFoot2
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

20 Billion buys a lot of RINO Amunition... not that I am saying Bonner and Miller have been bought... but, have they?


9 posted on 06/18/2010 7:14:49 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Rep. Jo Bonner, an Alabama Republican, is calling on Rep. Joe Barton to step down as the ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Jo Bonner, I'd like you to meet Heywood Jablomie. RINO punk.

10 posted on 06/18/2010 7:15:15 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Hey Bonner. We are taking names.


11 posted on 06/18/2010 7:15:39 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

These so-called Republicans couldn’t find their gonads with both hands and a mirror. They’re eunuchs! Their kind make me want to barf. They’re gutless, spineless, Elitists just like the RATs they suck up to.


12 posted on 06/18/2010 7:15:42 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I thought he was told if he apologized he would not be kicked off the committee? Well that is why he should have stood by his statement in the first place stand for your convictions gosh darnit. Serves him right for folding under pressure


14 posted on 06/18/2010 7:17:11 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This is a perfect illustration of just how pathetic certain elements of the Republican Party have become. These guys are as much a part of the problem as the dims.


15 posted on 06/18/2010 7:17:36 PM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This is the first time I’ve felt physically sick over Republican leadership.


16 posted on 06/18/2010 7:19:02 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Barton was correct. Those who are criticizing him are RINO appeasers. Remember that in November.
17 posted on 06/18/2010 7:19:03 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I called yesterday and today. Did you?


18 posted on 06/18/2010 7:19:32 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I haven’t been this furious in a while. Boehner led the charge. He needs to pay.


19 posted on 06/18/2010 7:20:14 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Screw those little wimps.

Joe Barton is a man who speaks the truth
and deserves a badge for it.


20 posted on 06/18/2010 7:22:40 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: NYCslicker
This is the first time I’ve felt physically sick over Republican leadership.

It's a very familiar feeling for most of us.

21 posted on 06/18/2010 7:22:57 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Fantasywriter

I never liked or trusted Boehner.

I need to make a visit to Joe’s site and
thank him.


22 posted on 06/18/2010 7:23:55 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
The tea parties in their States and District need to go after them in a very public manner. Obama took $20 billion from a private corporation with no oversight of the Executive Branch, he can spend as he pleases. The GOP needs to demand Congressional oversight, or cut 20 billion from the Executive branch budget. We need to make sure the money is used for cleanup and lost incomes. Anything left over should be returned to shareholders. Otherwise it will windup in union and ACORN coffers.
23 posted on 06/18/2010 7:25:15 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Why would you thank him, he apologized. He is just as much to blame as Boehner, Cantor and Pence. Man Up , if you believe something stand by your word.


24 posted on 06/18/2010 7:25:38 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Amen to what you said.


25 posted on 06/18/2010 7:26:30 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Resign. Hell No. The clown in the Whine House needs to resign. Tell the GOP to STFU.


26 posted on 06/18/2010 7:26:57 PM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: Faith
What is wrong with these people? I am amazed at their arrogance and ignorance.

This all is actually great. All these RINO's are coming out of the wood work and showing who they are.

Time to turn on the political weed eaters and cut these RINO's out at the stem.

A bonfire is all we need to get rid of this old dead wood.
27 posted on 06/18/2010 7:26:57 PM PDT by JSteff ((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I have NEVER liked Boehner. He pays lip service to conservativism once in a while but what has he ever done? All he cares about is getting the majority back so he be a big man in town. The Dems put their firebrand true believers into leadership positions. We put in Boehner and McConnell. I rest my case.


28 posted on 06/18/2010 7:27:49 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Mr. Silverback
Messrs. Bonner and Miller, get bent.

Looks like two legislators need to be replaced. He just state the obvious. What's the problem?

29 posted on 06/18/2010 7:29:55 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: NYCslicker
This is the first time I’ve felt physically sick over Republican leadership.

What? Have you been on a steady diet of ipecac until today?

30 posted on 06/18/2010 7:30:07 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If this be our sunset, we may as well go out fighting, in honor of all the patriots who came before.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Joe Barton tells the truth and he is excoriated for it.

Joe Barton and many FReepers have failed to ask one question: did BP cut a deal with the Obama administration: $20 billion for a slap on the wrist concerning a criminal investigation, and tons of other goodies like cap and trade and federal bailout guarantees?

If Barton and his supporters can't even muster the strength to consider BP and Obama cut a deal then we're all doomed.

31 posted on 06/18/2010 7:30:26 PM PDT by NotSoModerate
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Why can’t these pathetic traitors STFU for once in their lives?


32 posted on 06/18/2010 7:30:35 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The United States has become a kakistocracy. Look it up if you doubt it.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I stand with Joe Barton.

You do? Has he apologized for his apology for apologizing and I missed it?

33 posted on 06/18/2010 7:31:29 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If this be our sunset, we may as well go out fighting, in honor of all the patriots who came before.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Don’t resign


34 posted on 06/18/2010 7:31:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Any Republican who call on this guy to resign is a coward - plain and simple.

We are in a FIGHT for our FRICKEN LIVES here People!!!!

Drop the notion of “pleasantries” or this Marxist Regime will confiscate our property and our rights!

This whimpy-assed moron who made this call for resignation should just go and hide, and leave it to the real adults who have a backbone do the heavy lifting to save this country.


35 posted on 06/18/2010 7:32:12 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: GoCards

He apologized? Oh boy.

I give up. I’m going to bed early
with a glass of wine.


36 posted on 06/18/2010 7:32:27 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

John Boehner should be known as “John Bonehead” in my opinion.

How foolish to cave into White House intimidation on this matter and go after Congressman Barton.


37 posted on 06/18/2010 7:34:48 PM PDT by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats need to go)
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To: Fantasywriter
We put in Boehner and McConnell.

Reward politics is what gave us Bob Dole and John McCain. Look were those eventually got us.

Advancement by "political assassination" is what the Dems do and they always have strength in their leadership. The other thing they do is to join ranks and not give up anything to those out side their party.
38 posted on 06/18/2010 7:35:02 PM PDT by JSteff ((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

i will call this guy & tell him he should resign. We have got to be vocal or we r dead meat!


39 posted on 06/18/2010 7:38:13 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I stand with Joe Barton.

Unfortunately, Joe Barton doesn't stand with Joe Barton.

40 posted on 06/18/2010 7:39:31 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: JSteff

You said it better than I ever could have. I will only add that no Dem walks around in fear of being hung out to flap in wind for saying something radically liberal. In fact, they can pretty much say anything they want, and the Dems will close ranks against criticism. Joe Barton had the guts to tell the truth, and Boehner practically broke both legs racing to denounce him. It’s just a damn crying shame.


41 posted on 06/18/2010 7:41:38 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

AL is moving so far left that she must felt compelled to speak out to save her seat.


42 posted on 06/18/2010 7:42:20 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: EternalVigilance
This is the first time I’ve felt physically sick over Republican leadership.

Correction: This is NOT the first time I’ve felt physically sick over Republican leadership and SURELY WON'T BE THE LAST! The Republican Party is committing hari-kari and has for years. It can only win by default.

43 posted on 06/18/2010 7:45:19 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

He should NEVER have agreed to the Chicago Shakedown! The “Reverend” Jesse Jackass did a similar shakedown on Texaco 13 years ago...and they NEVER recovered! Now Texaco is GONE.


44 posted on 06/18/2010 7:48:42 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: w1andsodidwe

In a time of universal deceipt, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.—George Orwell


45 posted on 06/18/2010 7:49:28 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right, we're free, we'll fight and you'll see!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Just more evidence that the Republicans will do absolutely nothing to reverse any of the damage being done to our country by the Dems. They are gutless wimps. What a sad commentary on the males in the party that the strongest voices are now almost unanimously women.
46 posted on 06/18/2010 7:50:18 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (ClimateScandal.org)
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To: NotSoModerate

—————————————did BP cut a deal with the Obama administration: $20 billion for a slap on the wrist concerning a criminal investigation, and tons of other goodies like cap and trade and federal bailout guarantees?————————

Your question is a very shrewd one. May the MSM fear you for a long time. :-)

Anyways, the answer to your question has already been answered.

=============This would not be a good result for anyone.” Now look at how the deal between the White House and BP is structured. BP is not handing over a $20 billion novelty check tomorrow. Instead they are set to pay $3 billion in the third quarter of this year, $2 billion in the fourth, and then $1.25 billion per quarter thereafter. In the meantime, BP has identified $20 billion worth of assets in the United States that the federal government now has a lien on. In the event of a bankruptcy, guess who gets to jump in line and have their claims honored first? Still guessing? Then ask Chrysler’s secured creditors.==========

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/06/17/morning-bell-an-offer-bp-couldnt-refuse/

It’s interesting to me to see a government so powerful it can nationalize a foreign corporation.

Granted, it hasn’t happened quite yet. But the framework is in place now. The clock is ticking and that is the goal here.

BP probably thinks it’s getting a deal by looking at it short term, from a blind corporate way of looking at it.


47 posted on 06/18/2010 7:50:36 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Net Neutrality - I say a lot of un-neutral things. How about you?)
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To: GoCards

I called Barton’s office today and they were very grateful.


48 posted on 06/18/2010 7:53:12 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

These two A-wies arent Republicans they are democrat rim job experts.

Barton was right. These two need to seek a new party, they don’t belong to the Republican party, or maybe if they do I need to seek a new party.


49 posted on 06/18/2010 8:01:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ExTexasRedhead

>>>>>>>These so-called Republicans couldn’t find their gonads with both hands and a mirror<<<<<<<<<

You can’t find what you aint got.


50 posted on 06/18/2010 8:02:39 PM PDT by Venturer
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