Conservative talk-radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh is now yelling at Republican leaders for rushing to demand Texas Rep. Joe Barton retract his controversial apology to BP slackard CEO Tony Hayward during last week’s moronic congressional hearing. Seems like the blow hole is insulted that Americans wanted to be reimbursed for the damages caused by BP. Screw the birds and the fishing industry, big oil is about to be hurt! Way to stand with the little guy lard ass!
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. To date, Republicans have no desire to commit political suicide especially for an indifferent, poorly managed British petroleum firm.
“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.” That is anybody with half a brain is running for the hills as more ill wind blows from Rush.
“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.” How about looking at the oil kicking up on the beach moron?
Barton, the ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was quickly attacked from both the right and the left after apologizing to Hayward during the BP chairman’s appearance before his committee Thursday. Amid threats he would lose his leadership post Barton retracted his stupid apology. After all, his stupid apology just didn’t play well in Peoria, or should I say Baton Rouge after the drill, baby drill comments from the same Republican knuckleheads.
“Let’s just slither away under the rock here,” Limbaugh said. “We’ll let Joe Barton get eaten by the Democrat lizards on this to protect ourselves. This is politics and this is the reason why true believers have such a problem with politics. It’s just that simple and no more complicated than that.”
Yeah, you’re right and screw the little guy losing his livelihood in Louisiana due to some oil giant lacking the foresight to foresee something going wrong on one of their rigs. Who knows? Maybe Rush is expecting a big payback from BP to cover the costs of having Elton John sing at his wedding. And why not when you consider all of the money Joe Barton has received from the oil business over the years? That’s what it’s all about for both the Republicans and Democrats: patronage, kickbacks, lobbyists and cozy revolving door relationships with the companies you are supposed to be regulating while you BS the American public.
Here’s a novel idea! May I recommend as a public service that we use Rush’s fat ass to plug for that oil hole in the ocean. It’s not a bad idea considering this would be the first public service he has done in a long time – he certainly didn’t fight for his country in Vietnam when he had the opportunity! Clearly, he is more concerned about party loyalty than being right or doing what is good for the people of the Gulf and haven’t we had enough of this behavior from both parties?