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Showing posts with label Issa witch-hunter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Issa witch-hunter. Show all posts

Friday, June 14, 2013

Darrel Issa Living Up To GOP Standards: An Embarrassing Failure!

"I want seven hearings a week, times 40 weeks." Darrell Issa Chair US House Oversight Committee (January 2011)

Does that read like a verbal railing from one who benefited from a tea party infestation of the US House of Representatives? It should read as such because it frankly was just that, a preordained mindset based in GOP dogma and a pimple-like manifestation of GOP obstruction strategy. 

The railing read like a yelp from George Armstrong Custer, or Nero. The words carried as much meaning as the next failed Custer strategy against Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Gall, or if you prefer, as much reminding of Nero sitting in moonlight serenading himself in the presence of a burning Rome.

Just after he assumed the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa made sweeping declarations of intent to investigate the Obama Administration and equally sweeping and unsubstantiated accusations against the Obama Administration.  Issa brazenly declared the two-year (in office) Obama Administration was the most corrupt administration in US History. 

The day Issa assumed his Chairmanship, Politico published a telling piece. 


It is important to remember, Issa took over the Chair position two years after Barack Obama was elected the nation's 44th president. Two years in the Oval Office was just enough time to effectively secure and witness the benefit of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (AKA The Stimulus); 87,648 recipients received $793 Billion in recovery aid between January 1, 2009 - March 31, 2013. 

The Stimulus was nothing shy of nation saving: 

In addition to early Obama Administration measures to place a finger in the dam of the Great Recession, and unbeknown to you and me, Issa took office and within months of an Obama edict to "eliminate" bin Laden came to planning and operational fruition. 

The specific point!  When did the Obama Administration have time or opportunity to fit into the Issa 'false' mold of "most corrupt" and in need of unending investigations as forecast by the newly seated Chair.

It appears the GOP may have subscribed to that old axiom, "It takes a criminal to know a criminal."  The following Facebook meme depicts what the majority of conservatives would consider (and label) a "thug." 

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There isn't one conservative nor 
Republican alive (and maybe even you) 
who would not call this a record of a "thug."

Martin Bashir on Darrell Issa's background, credibility and veracity.
Lawrence O'Donnell explores the fallacy of Issa As Oversight Committee Chair. 

June 12, 2013

June 13, 2013

Businessweek's Joshua Green published a piece yesterday that effectively details the fallacy of Issa as the perfect GOP 'hitman" against the Obama Administration. 

Of course, I am biased and will admit to an aversion to all things conservative. That said, may I finish with my thoughts that Darrell Issa is indicative of the shallow, dishonest and muckraking modern-day GOP. I do not believe one of his deep investigations has yielded any validation of corruption in the Obama Administration.  In fact, Issa has uncovered facts that to not bode very well for the GOP and some of that reaches back to George W. Bush (Fast and Furious and certain aspects of the IRS issue).  

I am not certain that Donald Trumps phantom investigators in Hawaii with alleged (at the time) proof that Obama's birth certificate was a fake, as much a Trump lie as it was, did not hold a bit more credibility than Issa's witchhunts. 

Nothing from nothing equals nothing. 
Nothing plus nothing equals nothing. 

While outside the scope of his purview, Issa should focus his efforts on investigations into why there are no jobs bills coming from the House of OZ.   Issa would certainly find much more  opportunity for corruption.