Monday, May 13, 2013

Issa Can You See?

I have had a love/hate relationship with Republican Congressman Darryl Issa from Orange County, California. When he is a panelist on Bill Maher's HBO show he can be laid-back, amusing, and disarming.  Makes him more dangerous.  He can play you and then attack.  He becomes a dog with a bone, once he latches on to something he won't let go, no matter what.  

Issa's current bone is Ben-Ghazi. He is throwing former  Secretary of State Clinton's name with lots of dark under and over tones. He had the audacity to say on Meet the Press Sunday morning that the public is demanding Congress to delve into this matter.  What a crock of s**t!  The majority of Americans don't care.  They/we are very sorry for the tragic loss of the four Americans killed by the terrorists in Ben-Ghazi.  Period. Satisfied with the nonpartisan investigation by Generals into the actions or non-actions of the Pentagon, CIA, and Secretary of State.  The important part of this is that the families of the deceased aren't clamoring and screaming cover-up, lies, intent. So Darryl Issa, how can you say Americans care about this?  90% of Americans want gun reform!  That's what Americans are worried about.  Congressman Issa, where do you stand on that issue?  Why can't you make noise about that on behalf of what Americans are concerned about?  Maybe Americans are concerned about jobs?  The economy might be on the minds of many.  How the Affordable Care Act might effect them may be on the top three list of Americans' concerns.  Ben-Ghazi???  Most Americans probably don't know where it is, what all the talk is about, and how to spell it, so it's definitely not what most Americans are clamoring about!  

So, why is Darryl Issa all over this topic?  Politics at its worst.  Besmirch and tear down the former Secretary of State well before she may announce her run for the Presidency.  Muddy her up.  It's a one-sided brawl.  It's deplorable and, God, how I wish Washington could get out of the mud wrestling ring. In some ways, I find it admirable how the Republican politicians are like swarming bees.  No one gets out of lock step.  Dissent isn't admired or lauded. 

I have been wracking my brains all weekend trying to come up with anything comparable with the Democrats.  I can't come up with one tenacious bone that the Democrats chomped on.  When I wanted them to go after Chaney, Rice, Bush, Rumsfeld, etc. they kowtowed.  No talk of impeachment hearings, Congressional hearings, nothing. They don't have the one vision like the Republicans. They don't speak with one voice.  They are all over the place.  So Democrats, get together.  Be more like the Republicans.  

And Darryl Issa, you are transparent. You are trying to tear down Hilary Clinton because you and your party can't see anyone winning a Presidential bid fair and square.  You are sullying yourself once again. It's a disgrace that this is what you consider important to the American people. Ha! I laugh in your hypocritical face!

Sidebars:  The Golden State Warriors are giving their long suffering fans irregular heartbeats.  They won in overtime over the San Antonio Spurs.  Thankfully, I didn't have to watch it and just got updates.  I could barely take the first half. Survivor ended its season.  Watched it.  Happy with the result, though I didn't watch it every week.  I also think it's ridiculous that they become emaciated, skeletons for a chance at a million dollars.  I'm surprised that there hasn't been more long term effects on the contestants on their health. Revenge ended with a two hour season finale.  Thankfully, the ending paid off or I may not have been on board next season. Tiger Woods won the Players Tournament. Still not a fan and can't believe that he found a girlfriend after all we know about his proclivities.  How happy Lindsey Vonn's family must be....The Voice tonight!!!

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