Ah the virtue of journalistic impartiality and subtlety.
The media attack on House Republicans for not embracing the tax increase, no spending cut “deal” put together by Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell, has already begun. Here is video of an indignant CNN’s Wolf Blitzer telling GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, “You know, a lot of your constituents are going to hate you. They are going to hate your fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives if you don’t allow new legislation to go forward.”
You have heard Barack Obama talk a lot about “Green Jobs.” GOP House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa helps get to the bottom of just what the Obama Administration classifies as a “Green Job.”
GOP Rep. Darrell Issa is reportedly going to endorse Gov. Mitt Romney for President tonight ahead of the Florida GOP Debate:
POLITICO: Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will endorse Mitt Romney ahead of tonight’s debate in Florida. Issa’s battles with the White House have made him a hero to conservatives. The endorsement is doubly significant because Issa backed John McCain last time, and his rags-to-riches story gives him credibility with the GOP donor class. Romney sees him as an important asset in California. From Chairman Issa’s forthcoming statement: “The country would be well served to have someone who knows how the economy works and has worked in the private sector. President Obama never worked in the real economy – we can’t afford to have another president who has spent his career outside the real economy.” . . . .Read More
The way the endorsements are coming now, it certainly appears it is going to be down to a Romney-Perry race for the GOP Nomination.
Increasing scrutiny is being paid to President Obama’s fundraising activities – particularly his use of the White House to host big donors and bundlers for his 2012 Re-Election Campaign. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa is looking into it. While Obama may be talking about his focus on the economy and a Debt Limit Deal, his real focus, as always, is himself – and his drive to raise $1 Billion to keep his job despite the disastrous U.S. Economy:
DAILY CALLER: President Barack Obama’s controversial meeting with supporters in the White House’s Blue Room on March 7 included 16 attendees who collected at least $3.95 million for his 2012 election race.
Sixteen of the meeting’s attendees are listed as wealthy donors in a report posted at Obama’s campaign’s website on July 15. One of the attendees raised between $50,000 and $100,000, six attendees raised between $50,000 and $100,000, four raised between $200,000 and $500,000 and five raised more than $500,000. These donors are called “bundlers” because they amass donations from friends for the campaign.
The March 7 meeting is being criticized by Republicans as possibly violating campaign-finance laws that bar the use of government property for political fundraising.
On July 11, for example, California Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House oversight committee, called for an investigation into the meeting, asked for information from the White House, and called for the preservation of documents related to any campaign-related events hosted by administration officials. . . . Read More
Here is video of GOP Rep. Darrell Issa talking to CNN’s John King, where he told him that CNN does not know the meaning of the word “corrupt,” if they think what has been going on does not fit that bill. Issa explains that by “corrupt,” he does not necessarily mean “illegal”:
“I think people misunderstand the meaning of the word “corrupt” and obviously CNN does. Corrupt or corrupted or failure, it’s no different than a disk drive that’s giving you some bits that are wrong. I’ve never said it is illegal. I’ve never made any of the statements that are often said on CNN that imply wrongdoing of the president at a criminal level, but I do believe that the American people have changed the control of the House in no small part because they saw more regulation, more misspending than they ever dreamed possible and they need Republicans to be part of the balance to bring that back under control and we have to be honest.”
Here is video of GOP Rep. Darrell Issa – who will Chair the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – discussing his plans for investigations of the Obama Administration in th upcoming new Congress. Issa said there are so many areas of abuse that they could hold a “hearing a day in every subcommittee” and still not cover everything that should be investigated. He even said they could list “60″ or “600″ things that need to be looked into. This should be interesting.
Here is video of GOP Rep. Darrell Issa saying he is getting set to probe the Obama Administration’s use of “walking around money” given to them by Congress. Issa has said that the Administration’s use of funds has been corrupt and incompetent, and once he becomes the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee this week, he is set to lead an investigation into many of their practices.
Politico is out with a story on what Issa is likely to begin looking into.
Here is a “Thank You” video for all of America’s Heroes – past and present – who have done and are doing so much to keep us free. They are truly our very best. May God richly bless you and your families on this Christmas Day!
Statement from Rep. Darrell Issa accompanying the video:
“Since Washington crossed the Delaware in 1776, American war-fighters have celebrated Christmas in perilous places so that we may enjoy the holidays in peace and freedom. To our servicemen and women spending the holidays away from their families: thank you and merry Christmas.”
Here is video of GOP Rep. Darrell Issa saying that the White House offer of an appointment to a Presidential Advisory Board via Bill Clinton to Rep. Joe Sestak is “clearly a crime.” But Issa made it clear he is not convinced this “unpaid” position is all that was offered to Sestak. He believes there is now a “cover-up” to protect the administration from the fallout of this scandal.