Well, if we had ANY doubt, ANY doubt whatsoever, about who owns Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton, we know now.
The Congressman apologized to the BP CEO for what he called President Obama’s “shakedown” in getting BP to pledge a $20 billion fund to help victims of the Gulf oil spill.
The apology was hardly out of Barton’s mouth before the Republican congressional leadership made him retract it.
Look guys, anyone with half a brain knows that the Republican Party has been bought and paid for ten times over by the moneyed interests in the U.S. including the oil companies. Come to think of it, ESPECIALLY the oil companies. Here’s hoping the moron portion of the electorate, which is by far the majority, gets a hint from this latest fiasco as well.