It's starting again. Did we really think it wouldn't? The GOP wants to do to President Obama what they did to President Clinton - investigations, subpoenas, harassment...
Rep. Darrell Issa has plans. Big plans. And if the GOP wins the House this fall, he will do everything he can to destroy this administration.
HERSHEY, Pa.— Rep. Darrell Issa, the conservative firebrand whose specialty is lobbing corruption allegations at the Obama White House, is making plans to hire dozens of subpoena-wielding investigators if Republicans win the House this fall.
The California Republican’s daily denunciations draw cheers from partisans and bookings from cable TV producers. He even bought his own earphone for live shots. But his bombastic style and attention-seeking investigations draw eye rolls from other quarters. Now, he’s making clear he won’t be so easy to shrug off if he becomes chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2011.
"That will make all the difference in the world," he told 400 applauding party members during a dinner at the chocolate-themed Hershey Lodge. "I won’t use it to have corporate America live in fear that we’re going to subpoena everything.
If the GOP takes the House, It starts all over again. I don't know that they have a chance, but if nothing else, this tells us that we don't have the luxury of slacking off this November. We need to get out the vote.
Issa and the GOP have made it clear that they will do anything to get power, even if it means destroying this country in the process. And if you think that is hyperbole, just look at the Bush years - and how dedicated the Republicans were to bringing down President Clinton.
If they win the House, there's a good chance that Issa could become chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2011. And wouldn't that just be peachy??
UPDATE: Almost forgot - a belated hat tip to vcthree, whose tweet alerted me to this situation. Thanks, vcthree!!
UPDATE 2: From vcthree:
And some 200 comments later...
...THANKS, DIOGENES2008! But really, the credit belongs to Jason Leopold.
Anyone who talks with a grain of seriousness about "Post-Racial America" should get kicked square in the ass. @vcthree
by vcthree on Sat Jun 19, 2010 at 01:22:27 PM EDT