Category Archives: Darrell Issa
Yes, the off-broadway production of the GOP presents Issa the Investigator begins it’s run today.
Gawd-fucking help us all.
But…before I down a bottle of wine and start screaming obscenities at the tv screen, I read this OpEd from Richard Eskow. Not only did it make me smirk and then giggle, Eskow’s pov made sense to me. Just a blurb:
What’s the worst thing about Darrell Issa’s debut as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee? It could be his relentless, Gloria Swansonish, “I’m ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille” self promotion. It might be his manic insistence that he’ll conduct “hundreds” of investigations,or his letters to lobbyists offering to put his new powers at their disposal. Or maybe it’s his “hang ’em first and try ’em later” attitude toward the Administration. It’s certainly ironic that his first act as head of the committee that investigates misuse of government funds seems to have been … to misuse government funds.
Sure, they’re all bad. But the worst of all may be this: Issa’s making it clear that he’ll use his position to cover up Wall Street’s role in destroying the economy, and that he’ll resist any attempts to rein in the corporate misbehavior that puts us all at risk. That’s a shame: Issa once seemed like a fair-minded, independent voice, and he could have made an important contribution in his new position. Instead he’s bent on becoming a tinpot Torquemada bent on harrassing and punishing anyone who tries to thwart corporate America’s will.
Issa’s announced that he intends to investigate Wikileaks, Fannie Mae, Afghanistan, how regulation affects job creation, food and drug recalls, what the last episode of Lost really meant, and whether Yoko broke up the Beatles.
Nobody can investigate hundreds of topics meaningfully or effectively. But that’s not the point. The goal of these investigations will be to help his party and serve his corporate cronies – and, of course, to get his name in the headlines. In fact, Darrell’s already gone Hollywood. Videos on his website already have a Committee logo, as if he were a movie star and the mogul who runs the studio:
|Graphic courtesy of OurFuture.org|
The Rethug brand is all over the oversight.gov website. When the Dem’s were in control, they didn’t politicize the government website. The Rethugs are about winning and at any cost, so they didn’t miss the opportunity to use a taxpayer paid site for partisan gain and advertisement space about how great the GOP is and how it’s going to save Amerika.. …yeah, right, fuck those lying, obfuscating bastards.
Anyway, read the writeup if you haven’t already. I worry that I am obsessing about this California Fuckwad. I am familiar with him and his district, being a native San Diegan.
The only question really is this: How much damage, if any, will this jackass do? Bush43 wasn’t near as savvy and intelligent as ole Darrell, and look what he was able to accomplish.
First off, you have to give Darrell Issa credit for not hiding who he represents..big business. From the yokels at Politico:
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wants the oil industry, drug manufacturers and other trade groups and companies to tell him which Obama administration regulations to target this year.
The incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – in letters sent to more than 150 trade associations, companies and think tanks last month – requested a list of existing and proposed regulations that would harm job growth.
Darrell, you really do have a large set of nads dude. Yes, jobs are important, but to sell our souls for jobs is not only a bullshit reason to undo regulations, it shows us who you support..and it ain’t the folks on Main Street you bag of sheep shit. I would hasten to bet that you would love to roll back the minimum wage to two bucks an hour ..am I right on that point you worthless douchenozzle?
Darrell is worth a minimum of $250 million dollars, so it should come as no surprise that he represents The Corporatocracy. At least we know who he represents, as most Rethugs will bust their asses to hide that fact…but not Cali’s Darrell Issa..oh hell no..he is proud of that fact.
Issa will probably be our Fucktard of the Year…anyone wanna bet?