Today's House Oversight Committee Planned Parenthood meeting offered significant opportunity for conservative politicians to showboat for their constituents and to serve hardcore uber wealthy supporters. The cameras rolled, congressional aides had prepared fantastic speeches and exhibits for their bosses, and all was well...the grass looked very green.
As is often the case with today's GOP, they adopt weak positions based on faulty information and lace it all with an inclination to "lie" and bash all things progressive. The witches brew that results from their concocted reality is terrible policy, failed practice of (the failed) policy, embarrassment among rational Americans.
The hearing provided yet another example of legislative waste gone crazy, and embarrassment for the Committee Chair ,Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) learned nothing from the failed wastes of Darrell Issa's years as head of the House Oversight Committee?One of his first acts as Committee Chair, was to divest the meeting room of a portrait of the former chair, Issa.
One of the Utah Republican’s first acts since taking over the Oversight panel gavel: removing portraits of Issa and other past chairmen from the walls of the Oversight Committee hearing room, committee sources told The Hill.
The rational person would have studied Issa's foibles and failures in preparation for heading the Oversight Committee and managed her/is leadership in a far different manner. Ultimately,Chafftez is a Republican and suffers from that common GOP trait: shallowness with a enchant for theater.
His shallowness and that of his staff led to a moment of incompetence validation rarely seen in congressional hearings. In fact, I cannot recall a similar case of Mitt Romney-like "keystone copism" from any Democrat member of a congressional hearing. I am certain no Democrat Committee Chair has ever failed so miserably while making a point.
I offer an introductory screen shot of my case in point.