Friday, August 02, 2013

Nothing to see

In this video, Democrats eviscerate Republican US Representative Darrell Issa, the crackpot from California, who has made a career out of staging phony politically-motivated “investigations” of President Obama. Issa has brought this ignominy on himself.

Before the 2010 elections, Issa pledged non-stop “investigations” of the Obama Administration. Since then, he’s become an utter joke: Nothing he’s done has ever amounted to anything, of course—crackposts like Issa never do anything of any real or lasting significance.

And that’s the tragedy in this: ALL governments must be held accountable, but by his clownish and obviously partisan actions, Issa degrades the very concept of oversight. Thanks to Issa, oversight is assumed to be politically motivated, petty, irrelevant and the butt of jokes. If crackpots like Issa were shunted to the irrelevancy they so richly deserve, Congress might do its duty to provide real oversight, not purely partisan political games. But we haven’t seen that in 20 years or more, so I guess there’s no reason to think that it’ll happen anytime soon.

Issa is a joke. Repubicans are a joke. House Speaker Johen Boehner is a national joke, but they control Congress. All of us—within the US our overseas—are diminished because of that. The only way to end the joke is to end Republican control. I’m not sure that CAN happen, though. And that’s NOT a joke.

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