Monday, June 21, 2010

GT, a Member in Good Standing of the Clown Caucus

With only his power of persuasion Obama was able to get BP to place $20 billion in an escrow account as a down payment toward covering the costs of recovery from the blowout at the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.Republican Study Committee, of which our very own GOP hack GT is a member, react to this accomplishment? I'd have to say not well.
BP’s reported willingness to go along with the White House’s new fund suggests that the Obama Administration is hard at work exerting its brand of Chicago-style shakedown politics. These actions are emblematic of a politicization of our economy that has been borne out of this Administration’s drive for greater power and control. It is the same mentality that believes an economic crisis or an environmental disaster is the best opportunity to pursue a failed liberal agenda. The American people know much better.”
Sure Rep. Joe Barton (R,TX-06), another member of the RSC, took a lot of heat for repeating this "shakedown" claim during his apology to BP, but the whole thing originated with GT's little wingnut club. That's right the official position of GT's club is that holding BP responsible for its actions is tantamount to making it a& victim of Obama's "brand of Chicago-style shakedown politics." However, GT has been quiet on the matter. Someone needs to get GT on the record, does he stand by the RSC statement or does he disavow it?

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