Rep. Joe Barton – the same guy who apologized to BP after they destroyed the Gulf of Mexico – is gunning to take over the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. All he has to do is convince his fellow Republicans that he’s stable enough to take the job. So how to do that? How. To. Do. That?
How about with a little Powerpoint presentation? Sure, why not? It is 1998, right?
More specifically, how about a Powerpoint presentation featuring this slide:
Barton’s nine-slide PowerPoint presentation, sent to NBC by a Democratic aide and confirmed by Barton’s office, reads like a laundry list of accomplishments and GOP priorities — that is, until the last slide.
That slide, titled “What’s in Store for the Obama Administration, states that “Speaker Boehner is our Dwight Eisenhower in the battle against the Obama Administration. Majority Leader Cantor is our Omar Bradley. I want to be George Patton – put anything in my scope and I will shoot it.”
Wow. If John Boehner is Eisenhower, Cantor is Bradley and Barton is Patton, and they’re taking on Obama, then who would Obama be? Shouldn’t take a lot of thinking.
Of course, if you said “Hitler,” well shame on you, you goddamn asshole!
Barton’s office confirmed the authenticity of the slide, but an aide to the congressman said that it is “ludicrous” to suggest the comparison between GOP leaders and World War II generals sets up a parallel between Obama and the enemy regimes of that era.
“It is completely ludicrous to make that leap,” said Sean Brown, Barton’s press secretary.
For starters, the GOP leaders Barton mentions have a combined ZERO years of military service.