Issa starts nonstop investigations. Obama shouldn’t cooperate.

by Ben Hoffman

WASHINGTON β€” A House committee has asked the Homeland Security Department to provide documents about an agency policy that required political appointees to review many Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a letter obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.

The letter to Homeland Security was sent late Friday by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It represents an early move by House Republicans who have vowed to launch numerous probes of President Barack Obama’s administration, ranging from its implementation of the new health care law to rules curbing air pollution to spending in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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First of all, let me start by saying that I’m not an Obama supporter. He’s a lot better than what we would have gotten with the McCain/Palin ticket, but that’s not saying much. Having a bowl of guacamole as president would have been better than the McCain/Palin ticket. At least there would be some redeeming value. But Obama has turned out to be a wuss who continually capitulates to conservatives before even throwing a punch. We needed a Teddy Roosevelt and what we got was a watered down Bill Clinton.

These investigations are purely political. They are investigations for the sake of investigating. They are not investigating crimes; they are desperately searching for crimes, just like they did with Bill Clinton at a cost of some 60 million dollars.

So Obama should not cooperate. Conservatives will whine, (in a real whiny voice) “well, if he doesn’t have anything to hide, why won’t he cooperate?” And Obama will try to be reasonable. One thing Obama still hasn’t learned: it’s futile to try to reason with unreasonable people.

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19 Comments to “Issa starts nonstop investigations. Obama shouldn’t cooperate.”

  1. Issa has a long and sorry history of his own – frequently charged with crimes before he got rich enough to grow velcro skin.

  2. Well, it’s not different than Democrats on Bush and Cheney.
    The Fake “The Documents fake but what it says is true” Dan Rather Crap or the Fake Valerie Plaime Crap??
    Or The Truthers.
    No Difference.

  3. indyfromaz : Would you even know a patriot if you met one? Ms. Plame was a patriot, smeared and drug through the mud by an administration full of the filth of lies. And you do not even have the decency to spell her name correctly.

    But that’s OK, you probably have god or a gun on your side, both of which you likely use to shore up your complete lack of a cohesive intelligence.

  4. So how was she a covert agent if she was living in Langley, Virginia??

  5. Ben, I will make it very simple for you.
    The Law that was supposedly broken was only for covert agents who had been living overseas not Virginia.
    Thus no law was broken.
    Simple.
    Deal with it.
    the law against unmasking the identities of U.S. spies says a “covert agent” must have been on an overseas assignment “within the last five years.” The assignment also must be long-term, not a short trip or temporary post, two experts on the law say. Wilson’s book makes numerous references to the couple’s life in Washington over the six years up to July 2003. (just 2 years from the scandal)
    So sorry you’re anti bush/cheney fervor was not a crime.

  6. IndyfromAZ: So by your reasoning, if the Russians or any other foreign power had outed Valerie Plame that would be OK because no “Law” had been broken…if this is what represents the conservative moral high ground, then this country is indeed in for a whole lot of trouble…

    You probably have a little flag in the window of your car, or a bumper sticker that says “Support Our Troops” very likely you’re against treason or the appearance of treason …pity that this doesn’t extend to Valerie Plame, pity that you can’t see that the Bush White House got this wrong…pity you drank the kool-aid, and so much at that…

  7. IndyfromAZ: You seem not to believe that Plame was ‘covert’. She was – she worked all the time ‘under cover’ of a US Investment Company as a traveling executive, and under a different name – mainly in the middle east. That was her area of expertise.

    When she was outed, people in some of those more authoritarian countries who had worked with her came under suspicion and were ‘punished’.

    That’s what the Bush people did. That is a crime.

  8. Dear Moe,
    Yeah, but was it a crime. No.
    The law the Democrats claimed to have been broken, wasn’t.
    Thus that makes its a political game, not a crime.

    Philosopoet: Sorry I don’t need to answer hysterical logic errors.
    Read the law.
    And your childish personal attacks aren’t very “civil” πŸ™‚
    Your President would not be happy with you.

    • Sorry indy – it WAS crime. Do we need to go to the US Criminal Code to show it? Here’s what appeared in Robert Novack’s column in July 2003.

      “Wilson never worked for the CIA, but his wife, Valerie Plame, is an agency operative on weapons of mass destruction. Two senior administration officials told me that Wilson’s wife . . . ” AND THERE IT IS. A crime was committed.

      Anyone with google images and free white pages could easily identify Plame from that.

      Here’s the link to the column: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/20/AR2005102000874.html

  9. Dear Ben,
    Yes, she was outed for political purposes BY THE DEMOCRATS!

  10. ….your right, it was childish of me to think that the grown ups should act with honor, thanks for reminding me that they don’t have to, as long as their actions are legal…

    …oh and me? I am hysterical – I have to laugh especially when I read such one sided comments…

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