Saturday, June 30, 2012
Issa's Cursed House of Seven Gables
How dare Issa, the California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and wealthiest congressman of Capitol Hill (several hundred million $$).
You need to understand that this sinister grandstander said before the vote that he had no evidence that Holder had any knowledge of the screwed-up undercover gun deal that was to lead to drug dealers in Mexico. No evidence. So what! If Holder had agreed to add a few more documents to the thousands that the Justice Department had already turned over to Issa, who knows? There might been a sliver of damning information leading to Holder. That's the Issa narrative, at least.
Folks, this isn't even good political farce. It's a power-mad committee chairman leading his lemmings who are all over the Tea Party-driven House. Issa had to know that his stunt would go nowhere outside the boundaries of his captives on Capitol Hill. The Justice Department quickly announced that it had no intention of prosecuting Holder, the first presidential cabinet member to be voted in contempt. That's of no consequence to Issa. He had already succeeded in showing the Obama Administration who was boss on Capitol Hill, such as this monster is.
The Congressional Black Caucus and its white allies in the House marched out of the chamber before the vote to show Issa that they had no patience for playing his game of seeking and destroying an African-American attorney general. Issa's shameful behavior should have erased any hopes among black voters that the GOP is on their side.
Issa has turned his side in the House of Representatives into Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables, which existed under a curse.