My contempt for Darrell Issa

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 · 6 Comments »

It is apparently impossible for us to have a Democrat in the White House without the Republicans in Congress launching a bunch of specious politically-motivated attacks on the administration. Remember Dan Burton? The new Dan Burton (and what a thing to be, “the new Dan Burton”) is Darrell Issa. I wonder if the GOP actually recruits for this kind of thing as a staffing position—secretly, of course, deep in the bowels of the Heritage Foundation or some salt mine in Utah. “Okay, who wants to be the guy who shoots pumpkins and holds committee hearings into tinfoil conspiracy theories? Darrell, does that sound like something you’d be interested in?”

At any rate, I’m yammering here just by way of prelude to this link at SkyDancing: The Republican Witchhunt Against Attorney General Eric Holder. If you’re wondering what on earth is going on with Darrell and his batshit buddies in the House Oversight Committee, the SkyDancing post will fix you up.

By the way, in case you’ve forgotten: Darrell Issa is the same guy who convened an all-male hearing on birth control pills and refused to let any women testify.

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6 Responses to “My contempt for Darrell Issa”

  1. Adrienne in CA says:

    He’s also the one who blubbered like a baby when Schwarzenegger stomped all over his plan to replace Gray Davis as CA Governor.

  2. Violet Socks says:

    He isn’t your Congressman by any chance is he? I can’t remember where you live in CA (if I ever knew).

  3. Adrienne in CA says:

    No, he’s in So Cal, I’m in SF Bay Area.

  4. quixote says:

    I’m in SoCal but he’s not my Congressroach either. If he was, I think I’d move.

    I seem to remember hearing that he made his fortune selling car alarms.

    The man’s always been a false alarm.

    (Sorry. Couldn’t resist.)

  5. Violet Socks says:

    He started out as a car thief, so the car alarm business was a great fit for him. He’s also been involved in insurance fraud and god knows what else. The man is a crook who got rich.

  6. Tulip says:

    Issa is a cockroach, but I do want to know what the hell was going on in people’s minds to run Fast and Furious. I want someone (and fine with me if it is a Bush era idiot) to pay for the deaths in Mexico