Congressman Envisions Shooting Obama ‘In My Scope’ Dressed as Patton

November 30, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)—BP apologist Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), is so desperate to become elected as class president, or rather chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, he is pulling out all the stops, including producing an amateurish Power Point presentation that advocates waging war against the President of the United States. In it, Barton envisions a role-playing battle reminiscent of World War II, casting himself as General Patton, with soon to be Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Dwight D. Eisenhower and soon to be Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) as Omar Bradley. Uh huh, no really. So, does that make President Obama Hitler?

The war fantasy slide, entitled “What’s in Store for the Obama Administration,” has photos of the World War II generals and President Eisenhower.

The text reads, “Speaker Boehner is our Dwight Eisenhower in the battle against the Obama Administration. Majority Leader Cantor is our Omar Bradley.”

Next to the photo of General Patton, Barton pledges to shoot up Obama and the Democrats.

“I want to be George Patton – put anything in my scope and I will shoot it.”

Besides the obvious absurdity of making a Big Oil lackey and climate change denier, like Barton chairman of the Energy panel, shouldn’t there be some sort of mental health evaluation here?

Barton made his case for the chairmanship this afternoon before the 34-member GOP steering committee. It’s not known if he appeared in full costume, or came prepared with live ammunition for effect.


One Response to “Congressman Envisions Shooting Obama ‘In My Scope’ Dressed as Patton”

  1. Frances Martin on December 2nd, 2010 12:42 am

    These people like Barton (and there are many of them)are insane and the people of this country keep electing them. Unbelievable.

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