Monday, June 21, 2010


Important post by DaveJ over at OpenLeft:
Here is why it is so important to vote: Darrell Issa has eye on subpoena team,
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 plan is to bankrupt everyone in the government with lawyer fees and tie up the administration so they can't get anything done. The accusations, lies and smears will dwarf the Clinton-era and the slime will destroy people's faith in government and democracy. That works for them. It helps put the big corporations in charge.
This dovetails nicely with the Breitbartian tea partiers who plan to use misleadingly edited undercover videos to selectively target Democrats and restore the same old Bush/Cheney crowd to power (notice how they never target Republican politicians). The cynical Right hates government, and so actively works to make it less effective, more corrupt, and just generally less good at governing once they are in power because all of that plays into their narrative. After Bush f'ed up Katrina, wingers said, "See, we told you that government doesn't work."

The 2010 elections are shaping up to be extremely important.

1 comment:

  1. Good 'ole Darrell. He wants to subpoena the Obama White House - if Republicans win this fall.

    Okay, Darrell. Let's do a little subpoena power of our own into your background. We'll start with your military records. The San Francisco Examiner wrote that your record "was marred by a bad conduct rating, a demotion and allegations that he had stolen a fellow soldier's car." You said you served 9 years but your records show just over 5 years.

    After the X-Mas airline "bomber" you voted against TSA funding.

    You were against legislation that would allow federal employees four weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child. You went so far to creat a You Tube video to counter the bill going as far as using Kim Jong Il as an example.

    Seriously? Okay, Obama has said that the DOJ would not investigate any wrongdoings by Bush or Cheney. So, with your new threat shouldn't the DOJ change their policy? C'mon, it's only fair. Let's do some real investigative stuff in D.C., okay?