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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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.
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