I had the same feelings when I was watching that disgraceful spectacle perpetrated by both parties, naturally the more savage being those of the Democrat persuasion. The only bright spot was Joe Barton's statement, soon to be ruined by his forced retraction. Such are the rewards in that upside-down institution for speaking the truth, although the original apology for another's actions (the president's) was in my opinion unwarranted. His description as a shakedown was absolutely correct given this paragraph in the ass-kicker-in-chief's Tuesday night speech:
That would be more suited to a speech by Castro or Chavez or the dictator of some other banana republic rather than the leader of a constitutional republic, and a shameful exercise of demagoguery.Tomorrow, I will meet with the chairman of BP and INFORM HIM THAT HE IS TO SET ASIDE (my caps and bold) whatever resources are required to compensate the workers and business owners who have been harmed as a result of his companyâ€™s recklessness.
BP will rightly pay for the damages, at least up until the point they are forced into insolvency, at which point guess who will assume those payments, but the conduct of this chief executive is a shame and embarrassment to everyone in this country who understands and values what we used to stand for.