House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Califor...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California slams Republican Rep. Joe Barton for BP apology

There are 38 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jun 18, 2010, titled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California slams Republican Rep. Joe Barton for BP apology. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Barton's apology to BP CEO Tony Hayward , and his statement that he was "ashamed" about the $20 billion BP escrow fund, occurred at the beginning of a hearing by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Government Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee , at which Hayward was the sole witness.

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Joe

Murrieta, CA

#22 Jun 19, 2010
Chill Out wrote:
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What the GOP understands is while they were ALL dicking around playing politics and bad mouthing Obama on Fox News 24/7, the "small people" of the Gulf states just got $20 billion thanks to the guy the stupid Republicans were bad mouthing!
Actually, just $5 bil this year,$5 bil each following year, and BP said from the get go that they would step up, so he really didn't get $20 bil. The question really at hand is COULD he have brokered the same deal without making an ass of himself and our country in the process. I honestly think he could have.
Joe

Murrieta, CA

#23 Jun 19, 2010
Chill Out wrote:
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What the GOP understands is while they were ALL dicking around playing politics and bad mouthing Obama on Fox News 24/7, the "small people" of the Gulf states just got $20 billion thanks to the guy the stupid Republicans were bad mouthing!
Be careful of the putting forth an argument that the end justifies the means. Based your logic, you would have to agree that it is good for all parents to whip their child if he/she comes home with a B on a report card IF it results in straight As.
Chill Out

West Sacramento, CA

#24 Jun 19, 2010
Joe wrote:
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Actually, just $5 bil this year,$5 bil each following year, and BP said from the get go that they would step up, so he really didn't get $20 bil. The question really at hand is COULD he have brokered the same deal without making an ass of himself and our country in the process. I honestly think he could have.
Exxon also promised they would "step up". Remember? Exxon didn't step up. There are probably quite a few people in Alaska who wish Republican oil man/president George H.W. Bush had been willing to make "an ass out of himself" for their lost wages and bankrupted businesses caused by Exxon's oil spill disaster. Bush refused to do anything for them. They had to wade through 21 years of court battles with Exxon just to end up with chump change as compensation. Thanks to Obama, the people in the Gulf states are not going to have to have go through what Bush I made the people of Alaska go through.
nonsense

Gillette, WY

#25 Jun 19, 2010
Chill Out wrote:
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Joe Barton, you know, the big fat good ol boy Texas Republican who gets all his campaign cash from the big oil companies? That Joe Barton.
Seen the latest polls?
Bad news: 60% of the voters now want Obama to do another stimulus package for jobs and local economies.
More bad news: 56% of the voters favor regulating energy output from private companies, a key element of Obama's "cap and trade" bill that has been stalled in Congress by the Republicans.
Even more bad news: 71% of the voters support regulation of greenhouse house gases from sources like power plants, cars and factories in an effort to reduce global warming.
The worst bad news: 56% of the voters now say protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth.
Looks like the Republican propaganda machine has crashed and burned, bubba.
http://www.pollingreport.com/
This polling outfit is a big fat JOKE...get a life and read more than just the one that suits your liberal progressive outlook...hello, is anybody out there?
Liars

Santa Ana, CA

#26 Jun 19, 2010
To " middle of the road" you compare what Barton said to an act of rape? A rapist? That is what happens,you make up outrageous lies trying to compare the worse lie you can come up with, to distort the truth. Read "middle of the road" and tell me I'm making this up. I'm not stand by and let some liar make up lies and not stand up for the truth.
Chill Out

West Sacramento, CA

#27 Jun 19, 2010
nonsense wrote:
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This polling outfit is a big fat JOKE...get a life and read more than just the one that suits your liberal progressive outlook...hello, is anybody out there?
Just one???

Polling Report publishes all the latest polls from every major polling organization, including Gallup.

Can't you read, bubba?
French

Branch, LA

#29 Jun 20, 2010
Nancy's just upset that the money is not going straight to her and Mexican aliens. She sees an opportunity to bash a Pub. Well played.
Harley Dog

United States

#31 Jun 20, 2010
Fact the 20 billion won't be nearly enough it will be closer to 100 billion or more they act like they will be able to run a water test in a few months and say it's clean were done it's going to be twenty years or more before the oil and chemicals are gone,BP may be gone before the oil

Since: Feb 09

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#32 Jun 20, 2010
Apparently she picks and chooses who to slam.
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#34 Jun 20, 2010
Joe Nelson wrote:
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Yes, but you and the other Pelosians believe that any one with a sense of honor and personal integrity is a Joke. It is what defines you as the least among us.
You ASSume I think anyone with persoal integrity is a joke which makes you an $#&^&. Who are these people with persoal integrity that I'm supposed to think are jokes.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#35 Jun 20, 2010
Middle of the road wrote:
Republican Rep. Joe Barton, typical repubican. Apologizes to the rapist because the people getting raped dont like it. Typical repubican.....
Can't wait for November! This will make a wonderful campaign issue.
If that is the case, I wonder why he hasn't apologized to Obama and his Dem sheep who have raped this country with the Healthscam Bill, and trying to do the same with the Cap and Tax scam?
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#36 Jun 20, 2010
Harley Dog wrote:
Fact the 20 billion won't be nearly enough it will be closer to 100 billion or more they act like they will be able to run a water test in a few months and say it's clean were done it's going to be twenty years or more before the oil and chemicals are gone,BP may be gone before the oil
So say the repubicans and their oil -patch buddies. Butt when has the repubican forth -reich -wingers in this country ever told the truth?

And with a supreme court that backs corporations instead the people of this county, at least when they tell us to bend over theyll have lots of oil to lubricate us with......
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#37 Jun 20, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
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If that is the case, I wonder why he hasn't apologized to Obama and his Dem sheep who have raped this country with the Healthscam Bill, and trying to do the same with the Cap and Tax scam?
If what is the case? Who hasn't apologized? Can you translate please?

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#38 Jun 20, 2010
Middle of the road wrote:
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If what is the case? Who hasn't apologized? Can you translate please?
You claimed that Rep. Barton was apologizing to the BP rapist.

How come he hasn't apologized to the Dem. rapists?
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#39 Jun 20, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
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You claimed that Rep. Barton was apologizing to the BP rapist.
How come he hasn't apologized to the Dem. rapists?
This article is about bp raping the American public and barton apologizing to bp because we the public don't like it.
Chill Out

West Sacramento, CA

#40 Jun 20, 2010
Eight More Deep Thoughts from Rep. Joe Barton

1. Barton is a long-time denier of global warming. He's called it "a triumph over good sense and science" and in 2007 hearings he told Al Gore , "You're not just off a little. You're totally wrong." In railing against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's passage of global warming legislation last year, Barton said: "You can't regulate God. Not even the Democratic majority in the U.S. Congress can regulate God." (See the top 10 political gaffes of 2009.)

2. That said, Barton has used the threat of global warming to combat something he hates even more: wind energy. In a 2009 hearing, Barton implied that wind is a "finite resource" and that harnessing it would "slow the winds down" which would "cause the temperature to go up." (See how climate change is hitting the oceans.)

3. Where does oil come from? Barton asks Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu that probing question during an April 2009 Energy Committee hearing in an exchange about the precious resource in Alaska. Chu's answer about plate tectonics, dumbed down so a five-year-old could understand it, is completely lost on a smirking Barton, who later gloats on Twitter, "I seemed to have baffled the Energy Sec with basic question Where does oil come from." Actually, those watching were the most baffled.

4. During the 2005 energy bill negotiations, Barton earned the nickname "Smokey Joe" from environmental groups for championing MtBE, a gas additive made in his district which turned out to be a highly dangerous water pollutant. Barton wanted a liability shield for all MtBE producers a move that his own fellow Republicans in the Senate rejected two years in a row. Barton finally caved, allowing the energy bill to pass.

5. Know your base: Barton challenged John Boehner for minority leader in 2006 after Republicans lost the House, but withdrew a humiliating six days later when it became apparent that not only did Boehner have the votes sewn up, but that few of Barton colleagues liked him enough to pledge their support.

6. In discussing (what else?) energy legislation, Barton said in a press conference that Rep. Henry Waxman didn't "have the nuts" to pass his energy bill in May 2009. He then followed with the admission to much guffawing "nor do I." He explains, twice, how his metaphor is taken from Texas Hold 'Em, where having "the nuts" means having the best hand. But everyone in the room, laughing like sixth-graders, clearly only heard nuts, nuts, nuts. Barton, in summation, ends with: "We'll see which one of us has the other by the nuts next week." Ultimately, Waxman did have the nuts: the House passed his climate bill on June 28, 2009.(See 10 races that have Republicans worried for 2010.)

7. When talking about climate change on C-Span in March 2007, Barton attempts to discount climate-change studies by explaining that temperature is determined by cloud shape. But his discussion of the various shapes "tall clouds or skinny clouds, short clouds, fat clouds, high clouds, low clouds" comes off as more Sesame Street than science.

8. As a freshman representative in the mid-1980s, Barton took a hard Texan line against spies. In the wake of Navy officer John A. Walker, Jr. being accused of leading a spy network, he said all spies should be given the death penalty as "retribution" to fellow citizens. "Where I come from what we'd do about it would be take 'em out and string 'em up," he told reporters, to some laughter. "We wouldn't go through the legalities that we have to because of our due process." Oddly this seems to be the opposite tact he took with BP on Thursday where, in lamenting the Administration's "shakedown" of of BP, Barton said: "We have a due process system, where we go through hearings, in some cases court cases, litigation, and determine what those damages are and when those damages should be paid."

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8...
Ed Solis

United States

#41 Jun 20, 2010
nonsense wrote:
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This polling outfit is a big fat JOKE...get a life and read more than just the one that suits your liberal progressive outlook...hello, is anybody out there?
"Chill Out" is ONLY a Calif. version of a Democrat. They are the cruelest, most destructive Gang of unpatriotic Slugs in America. Don't expect reasoned judgement, rational thought, or fairplay from one of THEM.
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#42 Jun 20, 2010
Ed Solis wrote:
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"Chill Out" is ONLY a Calif. version of a Democrat. They are the cruelest, most destructive Gang of unpatriotic Slugs in America. Don't expect reasoned judgement, rational thought, or fairplay from one of THEM.
So what part of post number 40 is factually incorrect?

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