Stewart on Hypocrite Joe Barton over BP

Our  vote for the best of The Daily show this week went to their Thursday night segment when Jon Stewart called out GOP Congressman Joe Barton for apologizing BP and then called him a“Disdainful Asshole”. Despite having apologized for the bizarre comments, the incident was too ridiculous to not be mocked. And it was. Fantastically.

It amazes me that Republican Joe Barton actually apologized British Petroleum saying that President Obama is shaking them down for 20 billion dollars. I say good for Obama. That’s what he’s supposed to do. What do the Republicans expect – that the taxpayers should bail out big oil? I don’t think so! On one hand they are calling on Obama to do more and then they complain when he does more. They hate big government unless big government is bailing out big banks and big oil.

Republicans are also claiming that it’s the governments fault for failing to force the oil industry to obey the law. That’s like saying that if a bank gets robbed it’s the fault of the police for failing to stop them. The Republicans have sided with the oil companies and against the people. When people ask, “What can we do to stop a disaster like this again?” What we can do is vote the Republicans out, pass tough energy reform legislation, and get America off of oil. This time for real.Vodpod videos no longer available.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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