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Barton denies he is using opposition research to upend Upton challenge
The Hill ^ | 11-11-10 | Darren Goode

Posted on 11/11/2010 5:54:31 PM PST by tulloss

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is denying that he has used opposition research in an effort to undermine a rival in the race for the chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Media outlets have reported that Barton helped orchestrate an anonymous analysis of Rep. Fred Upton's (R-Mich.) voting record that conservative activists are using to argue Upton is too moderate to lead the committee.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: barton; cfbulbs; energy; fredupton; michigan; rino; texas; upton
If there's any conservative who doubts that Upton is too liberal, well here's some opposition research for you:
1 posted on 11/11/2010 5:54:36 PM PST by tulloss
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Barton can use anything he wants to, including a crowbar, as long as the rino, democrat collaborating, Global Warming believing Upton is not put in charge of this committee.

It's time to play hardball with our enemies.

2 posted on 11/11/2010 6:42:39 PM PST by metalurgist (I Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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I don’t need to look, I know he’s too liberal.

Anyone who is in cahoots with our enemy the liberals to ban the ordinary light bulb, forbiding me, essentially at the point of a gun, to buy or use it, is the enemy of all Tea Partiers.

3 posted on 11/11/2010 6:52:01 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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I know Barton.

He is a Weasel.

Just Say No to all RINO’s. Barton included.

4 posted on 11/11/2010 10:48:22 PM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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Thanks for bringing that up—my knowledge of Barton is somewhat limited. What are some of his liberal votes?

5 posted on 11/12/2010 8:35:32 AM PST by tulloss
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Several Years Ago...

Helped a Real Republican run against Then Blue Dog Democrat Ralph Hall. (As an aside, Mr. Hall was ok with the Demonrats for another Ten plus years.)

Weasel Barton spoke to REPUBLICAN County Chairs on Behalf of Democrat (this was in ‘94). Actually cut off funding. Did I mention it was 1994. Anyone remember that political climate?

It was Barton(Fink)’s belief that the candidate elected in the REPUBLICAN primary did not really stand a chance. Is that familiar to anyone?

Real Elephants never forget. I know I won’t. In my mind he is a slimeball who is trying to tow the line now (for which I am grateful).

My dislike is personal of an actual elected political opportunist who is “supposedly” on our side.

In Barton(Fink)’s case, I am extremely hopeful that he has risen to his level of incompetence.

6 posted on 11/12/2010 9:17:20 AM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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