Skip to comments.Limbaugh bashes GOP for Barton response
Posted on 06/21/2010 4:23:45 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Limbaugh bashes GOP for Barton response Posted: June 21st, 2010 04:05 PM ET
From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
(CNN) Conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh is taking aim at Republican leaders for rushing to demand Texas Rep. Joe Barton retract his controversial apology to BP CEO Tony Hayward during last week's congressional hearing.
On his radio show Monday, Limbaugh suggested the GOP leadership likely agrees with Barton's sentiments, but are driven by recent national polls which suggest the majority of Americans support President Barack Obama's push for BP to set aside $20 billion for future liability claims.
"It was a shakedown pure and simple," said Limbaugh, echoing the words for which Barton later apologized. "And somebody had the audacity to call it what it was and now everybody's running for the hills."
"All you have to do is look at the polling," Limbaugh continued. "We're talking about Republicans inside the beltway. All you have to do is look at the polling data and media coverage and find out what they are going to do."
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Watch your blood pressure Phil. Take a trip to the beach, relax on the white sand, take a dip in the blue waters of the Gulf...WAIT...!!
I’m sick and scared of what’s happening, praying for a solution fast!
Please explain how accepting the Left's premises is going to help win Congress for the Republicans.
Groveling and caving in to the Democrats is exactly why the GOP is out of power right now.
I was disappointed the Republicans insisted he apologize. He was right and they let PC or fear of criticism be more important than the truth.
Rush was also right, as usual.
Acting like democrats will not win in November. Calling out the White House on an illegal shakedown will continue to inform the American people about what is wrong with this disastrous leftist administration.
Well thats partially true. The problem is the majors do want to drill deepwater. Shelf drilling is easier, but deepwater has much larger resevoirs. Most of the majors and mid-majors partner up to tackle these deepwater wells because if they produce, they become gamechangers.
So, the shelf might be attacked by enviros, but the oil companies do want to drill in deepwater, also.
I don’t think it was a shakedown. I think it was a deal to insulate the BP execs from criminal and probably civil liability.
BP had Jamie Gorelick at the table. You don’t call her unless you are about to screw over the United States in grand fashion.
BP cashed in all their campaign donation chips.
Regardless of what is happening, the Constitution has not been suspended because of the situation. The Executive branch is operating outside its powers.
WHY hasn't this been repeated yet ????
It should have been - and it should be on every post about D.C.
It should be on Drudge every day - Rush. Levin, Savage, Hannity etc should begin each day with this utterance - it should be in headlines here on FR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND, we should demand in every state, that if someone in D.C. has been there over 6 years, they have to go, including the staff (actually, they are ALL guilty of treason anyway, but I want them to know that 6 years is the limit regardless) - this should be on every state ballot as an amendment this November, and effective immediately.
AND if those DC scourge say anything about this violating the Constitution, remind them that THEY have ignored the Constitution for the LAST time; and that they are NOW guilty of treason; for allowing that American Hating Muslim to step one foot in the White House. He is NOT qualified to be president even if he was spawned in the Lincoln bedroom per the Constitution; Article II Section 1 AND the 14th Amendment - they have ALL violated their oath of office, and I repeat, guilty of treason.
remember, “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands .......”
It does say people - not sheeple.
To my fellow Patriots, it is NECESSARY.
When peaceful revolution becomes impossible, violent revolution is inevitable . JFK
” It should be on Drudge every day - Rush. Levin, Savage, Hannity etc should begin each day with this utterance “
O)f the four, only Savage has been real critical of the RINO Republicans. He likes Michele Bachmann, as she is pretty much fearless. I do too.
DeMint has fought back. So has Rep. Issa
3 people out of hundreds in D.C. doesn’t cut it. We have no leadership.
That's no reason to apologize. To me it looks like Barton apologized for telling the truth.
...and it sure wouldnt win friends at a time that everyone is demonizing BP
This isn't about winning friendships or hurt feelings, this is about getting to the truth even if it offends some on either side of the issue.
They had a right to due process.
That was a show trial, pure and simple. It had nothing to do with "due process", or justice, or righting wrongs. This was pure politics on display.
I don't think the American people are going to elect or re-elect a bunch of spineless cowards come November. That's the underlying point Rush was trying to make which is that the GOP appears to be spineless.
YEP, and I don't see much in the wings.
I respect your opinion on Issa, but he says this is a democracy - and he seems to favor medicaid and medicare which are unconstitutional.
The only leaders with ‘balls’ are girls - Bachmann, Palin, Brewer & Angle.
As usual, Rush is right.
ask yourself... who is demonizing BP? the press and the WH.
because the POTUS is the one responsible for managing/overseeing and such spill... as per a 1994 law signed by bjclinton.
as for extorting $20b from BP... i would have just laughed in his face. he has no authority to make such demands.
especially since oil companies have been paying a tax every year for just this situation. it’s called the oil spill liability trust fund (OSLTF)
what they are doing is like state farm demanding a home owner pay all the costs after a fire, even if the home owner was current on all their payments.
it’s criminal... not that it would stop anyone in congress or the executive branch.