Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wrong. As usual

In today's hearings with BP CEO Tony Hayword, Rep. Joe Barton, in reference to Obama compelling BP to establish an escrow account under Federal control, reminded the Waxman/Markey panel that BP should pay for damage claims but should be allowed to follow the "due process and fairness" of the American legal system.

Now enters Barrack 'I don't know the details but the police acted stupidly' Obama with the following gem:

“What is shameful is that Joe Barton seems to have more concern for big corporations that caused this disaster than the fishermen, small business owners and communities whose lives have been devastated by the destruction. Congressman Barton may think that a fund to compensate these Americans is a ‘tragedy’, but most Americans know that the real tragedy is what the men and women of the Gulf Coast are going through right now. Members from both parties should repudiate his comments.”

No, Mr. President. Rep. Barton was concerned about the rule of Constitutional law. Oh, yes, I forgot. You consider the Constitution to be irrelevant.

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