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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Here we go again...
Posted by Jill | 1:31 PM
I don't know what it's going to take for Barack Obama to realize that Republicans are never, ever, ever in a million years going to ever believe that any Democratic president, no matter how nice he is to them and how much he capitulates to their demands, is legitimate. For the rest of recorded history, until Americans become smart enough to realize just what Republicans are, we will go through this again and again and again, every time a Democrat is elected President.

This is what we have to look forward to if the GOBP takes Congress in November:
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.

Issa has told Republican leadership that if he becomes chairman, he wants to roughly double his staff from 40 to between 70 and 80. And he is not subtle about what that means for President Barack Obama.

At a recent speech to Pennsylvania Republicans here, he boasted about what would happen if the GOP wins 39 seats, and he gets the power to subpoena.

“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. I will use it to get the very information that today the White House is either shredding or not producing.”

In other words, Issa wants to be to the Obama administration what Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) was to the Clinton administration — a subpoena machine in search of White House scandals.

We have an economy that is still not producing private sector jobs other than overseas, despite the fact that the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy are still in place. We have an ecological disaster the long-term consequences of which are still unclear in the Gulf of Mexico. Our troops are still mired in Iraq and Afghanistan with no clear mission. But does Darrell Issa care about this? Do Republicans care about this? No, the only thing they care about is regaining power By Any Means Necessary....unless those Means involve having some kind of a better plan. On that they're utterly clueless.

UPDATE: As mandt point out in the comments, Darrell Issa was charged in 1980 with faking the theft of Issa's Mercedes Benz sedan and selling it to a car dealer for $16,000, according to court records. The case was never pursued. In Darrell Issa's world, innocent until proven guilty only applies to Republicans.

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Anonymous mandt said...
Rep. Darrell Issa? Is this the same Darrell Issa that has a felony conviction in California. Or, has that been expunged?

Anonymous mandt said...
Who'da thought that any President could be more self righteous and ineffectual than Jimmy Carter----until the Obamarama came to town?

Anonymous CC said...
The jackasses are driving the bus called the United States towards the edge of the cliff at 80mph. If the elephants take over the wheel, they'll be driving the bus at 100 mph.