Instead Of Sticking To Guns, Congressman Joe Barton Apologizes For BP Remarks—If Barton Had Been At The Alamo, He Would Have Run Like A Coward
Republican U.S Representative Joe Barton of Texas has said that BP is a wronged party in that it has been forced by the White House to pay $20 billion into a fund to assist persons who have economically impacted by the BP/Transocean Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
He said this because this was his belief.
Mr. Barton was wrong. Our Federal Government has the right to protect citizens from corporate wrongs. Our government has the right to protect and promote the general welfare.
Mr. Barton would have our fellow Americans at the whims of corporations that put money before people.
(Above–A painting of Mr Barton. Look how distinguished he is when not running away from his beliefs. The painting is by Laurel Boeck. )
It seems that Mr. Barton holds no convictions that stand up to public criticism.
Of what use is Mr. Barton to anyone?—Except to the big money interests he helps when nobody is looking and he can escape the public anger he fears so much.
If Mr. Barton had been at the Alamo, he would have deserted.
Mr. Barton represents the 6th district of Texas. Here is a map of this district. It is a largely rural district.
(Below—The 1903 painting “The Fall Of The Alamo” by Robert Jenkins Onderdonk. Mr. Barton would have deserted well before the point you see in the painting.)