We’ve written before that Republican giddiness over potential big gains in the November election won’t actually come to fruition so long as Republicans keep doing really stupid things. Like still allowing Rep. Joe Barton to speak or use a computer after last week’s “apology” to BP for the big bad federal government having the audacity to think the oil company should pay for its own oil spill.
Because as “The Washington Post” reports, Barton is a meathead:
Hours after getting a respite from House Republicans, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) has cheekily responded to criticism over his “apology to BP” by tweeting a link to an American Spectator article titled “Joe Barton was right.”
Of course, this isn’t Barton but the old “rogue staffer” who created the problem, but this is what the GOP gets for not doing more to distance itself from its ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce committee.