Friday, June 18, 2010

No One Could Have Predicted This

Rep Darrell Issa gives us a glimpse of what Obama, the deomcrats, and America can look forward to if Republicans take back the House and gain subpoena power to investigate stuff. He would become Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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.

This will be a 3 ring circus that should make the Clinton Era witchhunts look Bush League, so to speak. You think these fools are crazy now, just wait if they get their Chairman Gavels back. And any sensible restraint coming from a sense of creating blowback when the country gets time travelled back to the 90's will not be near enough to moderate them. They have tea bag fear and fervor pounding their veins, and they will scour every nook and corner to dig dirt on Obama.

The media and other wingnuts have been trying to do this since Obama won the primary and have found nothing of substance. At first, not knowing Obama very well, I was afraid they would come up with typical politician shit, maybe an affair, or some other financial screwup by Obama, especially coming out of the notorious corrupt Chicago political realm. But nothing of any import has surfaced, and watching Obama the past 2 years, I have come to believe he is a crafty and ethical man, relative to normal politicians. So I doubt they will find anything of substance. But they are flush with ideological fervor and will likely hold up any shred of something, most likely ideological in nature, and quite permissible, unless you are a socialist screaming crackpot that inundates the GOP these days. That tribe will dance around the campfire with these meaningless tidbits as some kind of victories and red meat for true believing wingnuts. But the rest of the country will not much care, other than be outraged at silly tribal bullshit when the country has so many problems to solve, and most of them made while the Republican party has been in power the past 30 years.

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.”

Talk about being tone deaf, after the Wall Street heist and now an oil giant killing the Gulf Coast and very possibly the east coast as well, before it's all said and done. I sure hope America is not so stupid as to put these malevolent shitheels back into power, but I fear they might.