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Joe Burton's Unhinged Gibberish

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It is a deep flaw of the practice of democracy that people don't always elect the most sensible and sane people. And there is no guarantee that once these people are elected they would behave as reasonable, responsible representatives of the populace. I am always amazed, no matter the frequency of times, at the utter rubbish that the country's top civilian political leaders keep spewing at the slightest drop of the proverbial hat. Put them before a microphone and there's an immediate urge to regurgitate faeces through the boccal cavity.

I'm no medical doctor but I do believe that we have to find a cure for this diarrhea of the mouth that is fast becoming a looming epidemic of seismic proportions within the political community. It is moving from the political target population to the mainstream. That's worrying. Take the latest calculated verbal stupidity from a ranking member of the US House of Representatives. Rep. Joe Barton a 21- year veteran of Congress felt compelled to apologize to executives of British Petroleum (BP) at a Congressional hearing for what he called "a shakedown."

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Apart from his exceedingly poor choice of words in describing a $20 billion escrow account hammered out between BP and the Obama Administration to compensate Gulf Coast residents who lost their livelihoods and family members, Joe Barton's statement is a study in how big business has bought off some of our political leaders. Burton must be walking around with a huge "Republican Politician For Sale" sign in large caps and a tagline of "Preferably By Big Oil Companies." How else can one rationalize if at all possible Barton's genuflecting, derriere-kissing, idiotic "apology" and his righteous indignation about being "ashamed" at the Obama Administration for trying to bring a little justice to working class Americans who stand to lose everything they worked for?

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Listen to this clown: "I'm not speaking for anybody in the House of Representatives but myself but I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown. In this case a $20 billion shakedown."

"I apologize. I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong, is subject to some sort of political pressure that is, again, in my words -- amounts to a shakedown, so I apologize."

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