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GOP Rep. Darrell Issa under fire from everywhere after 9/11 comments
NY Daily News ^ | 3 April 08 | RICHARD SISK AND MICHAEL MCCAULIFF

Posted on 04/05/2008 10:37:14 AM PDT by LSUfan

The California congressman who called the Sept. 11 attacks "simply" a plane crash ran for cover Wednesday under a barrage of ridicule from fellow Republicans, first responders and victims' families.

San Diego GOP Rep. Darrell Issa was under siege for suggesting the federal government had already done enough to help New York cope with "a fire" that "simply was an aircraft" hitting the World Trade Center.

"That is a pretty distorted view of things," said Frank Fraone, a Menlo Park, Calif., fire chief who led a 67-man crew at Ground Zero. "Whether they're a couple of planes or a couple of missiles, they still did the same damage."

"New York was attacked by Al Qaeda. It doesn't have to be attacked by Congress," added Long Island Rep. Pete King, a Republican.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 110th; 911; arabamericans; arabs; darrellissa; gaffe; issa; sandiego; september112001; september11th; stuckonstupid; terrorism; wot
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What is Issa's major malfunction? Is he stupid, borderline traitorous, or both?
1 posted on 04/05/2008 10:37:14 AM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

What an idiotic statement. Yank this goober from his seat.


2 posted on 04/05/2008 10:40:16 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: LSUfan

His wording is stupid but he is right, how many billions need to be thrown at this event?


3 posted on 04/05/2008 10:48:20 AM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: LSUfan

All of the above. He is also Arab.


4 posted on 04/05/2008 10:50:25 AM PDT by BIV (a republican is not properly called republic; a democrat is not properly called democratic)
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To: LSUfan
But he didn't retract his wacked-out rhetoric claiming the feds “just threw” buckets of cash at New York for an attack “that had no dirty bomb in it, it had no chemical munitions in it.”

He went on: “I have to ask ... why the firefighters who went there and everybody in the city of New York needs to come to the federal government for the dollars versus this being primarily a state consideration.”

-Not even a weird statement. Sounds like the truth. Sure, lets throw more money on it. Just like Katrina. And yes. It simply was plane crashes. Yes, we failed as individuals on those planes to stop the terrorist. We don't need to give terrorist even more credit than they deserve. We expect gov’t to fail, what happened on 9/11 was also a failure of the individual.

5 posted on 04/05/2008 10:52:17 AM PDT by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
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To: BIV

Didn’t know that. It would be interesting to hear some of his comments on the terrorist attacks in Israel and the ‘Palestinian problem’.


6 posted on 04/05/2008 10:56:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: F15Eagle

Just as long as a truly conservative Republican is who ends up replacing him!


7 posted on 04/05/2008 10:56:49 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: BGHater

Those were not plan crashes. Those planes were used as missiles. Al Qaeda attacked AMERICA that day. They attacked America in New York.

How many plane crashes do you know that killed 3000 people?

How is the damage and economic fallout from an attack by a foreign power (Al Qaeda) on one of our cities a “state consideration?”

Preparing first responders for future attacks on America is absolutely a federal task if there ever was one.

Issa is a disgrace.

Katrina was a predictable event that Louisiana and New Orleans should have been prepared for and failed. 9-11 was an attack on America and no city or state should have to bear the brunt of the implications of such an attack alone.


8 posted on 04/05/2008 11:01:54 AM PDT by LSUfan
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To: BIV

“All of the above. He is also Arab.”


His mother is German and his father was a Lebanese Christian. If that’s “Arab” to you, then so be it.


9 posted on 04/05/2008 11:02:20 AM PDT by jamese777
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To: aft_lizard
His wording is stupid but he is right, how many billions need to be thrown at this event?

yup

10 posted on 04/05/2008 11:02:40 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: LSUfan

Well, looka here:

“On April 5, 2007, Issa met with Syrian president Bashar Assad to discuss Middle East issues, one day after Assad met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi’s visit brought strong criticism from Republicans, including President Bush.”


11 posted on 04/05/2008 11:03:35 AM PDT by LSUfan
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To: aft_lizard
His wording is stupid but he is right, how many billions need to be thrown at this event?

As many billions or trillions as it takes to put the right thought in the heads of all muslims around the world.

NEVER ATTACK THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

12 posted on 04/05/2008 11:06:42 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: LSUfan
Of course they were plane crashes. And, no the planes did not kill 3k people. The buildings, yes, the planes no.

It is not the Feds job to train the NYC fire department nor is its job to protect you. You have your own responsibility to take care of yourself. The Fed is simply there to protect the Constitution and ensure your Rights are protected, anything beyond that is a mistake.

Issa is simply saying its the State of New York who has to protect itself. That is pretty a obvious statement.

13 posted on 04/05/2008 11:08:17 AM PDT by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
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To: LSUfan

Pearl Harbor was just a bombing exercise and V2 rockets were just fireworks. /sarcasm


14 posted on 04/05/2008 11:08:49 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (No mas Juan "Traitor Rat" McAmnesty)
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To: Dixie Yooper

ANd tell me exacty how does giving away billions to those injured, billions for rebuilding and billions more for whatever the city and state decide telling the terrorists that they should never attack america?


15 posted on 04/05/2008 11:10:09 AM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: LSUfan

yep ... I knew there were about three in total that went to see Assad


16 posted on 04/05/2008 11:10:38 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: aft_lizard

We could give Hillary, Schumer, and the like the entire federal budget and they still would scream that the rest of us are miserly no goods. They are democrats after all.


17 posted on 04/05/2008 11:17:01 AM PDT by doosee
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To: BGHater

Now you’re revealing yourself to be a complete moron.

The planes did not kill 3,000 people? The buildings did?

How wonderfully Clintonian of you.

Actually, it was the “terrorists” who killed 3,000 people.

You are clearly unfamiliar with the United States Constitution if you think that it is up to the individual and the states to defend against a foreign attack.

That might be the dumbest statement I have ever seen on this board.

The reason NY gets so much funding is because it is of strategic importance to the United States and is an obvious target for foreign terrorist groups wishing to attack America.


18 posted on 04/05/2008 11:18:21 AM PDT by LSUfan
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To: BIV

So what does that mean exactly? Is there something wrong with being Arabic?


19 posted on 04/05/2008 11:24:27 AM PDT by kenth (I have a apolitical blues)
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To: LSUfan
Deb Schlussel has the goods on this clown:

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2003/08/darrell_issa_te.html

http://www.nypost.com/seven/11162006/postopinion/opedcolumnists/terror_friendly_gop_leader__opedcolumnists_debbie_schlussel.htm




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20 posted on 04/05/2008 11:26:00 AM PDT by JCG
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To: BIV

He’s not “Jihad Darrell” for nothing..


21 posted on 04/05/2008 11:32:41 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: F15Eagle

He has described Hezbollah(they killed 241 US Marines in Lebanon)as a “charitable organization”..


22 posted on 04/05/2008 11:34:05 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: JCG

Wow. He’s not a goon. He’s a complete terrorist sympathizer / enabler.

Thanks for posting.


23 posted on 04/05/2008 11:36:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: sheik yerbouty; Travis McGee; blam; Diogenesis; EternalVigilance; G8 Diplomat; Cindy; XeniaSt; ...

Yeah I just saw that. His remarks are no accident.

Just like Jeremiah Wright. And just like Obama staying there.

The Trojan Horse is inside the gates.


24 posted on 04/05/2008 11:37:46 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: F15Eagle

Time for that horse to be sent to the proverbial glue factory..


25 posted on 04/05/2008 11:39:14 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: jamese777

He is Arab. I didn’t say Islamic.
I guess “German-Arab” may be more precise.
Then so it is.


26 posted on 04/05/2008 11:39:21 AM PDT by BIV (a republican is not properly called republic; a democrat is not properly called democratic)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Works for me. I wouldn’t have known. But these terrorist-sympathizers usually cannot keep their yaps shut and we find out who they are.


27 posted on 04/05/2008 11:45:00 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: F15Eagle

Ultimately, even many so called moderates end up blurting out where their sympathies lie..


28 posted on 04/05/2008 11:46:43 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: LSUfan

“The California congressman who called the Sept. 11 attacks “simply” a plane crash...”

Done. He is through.


29 posted on 04/05/2008 11:47:35 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://constitutionparty.com/join.php)
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To: LSUfan

Anyone who thinks that ISSA jackass.


30 posted on 04/05/2008 11:48:15 AM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: BGHater
It simply was plane crashes.

No. It was not.

31 posted on 04/05/2008 11:49:07 AM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: jamese777

Are the Lebanese not Arab?


32 posted on 04/05/2008 11:50:00 AM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: BGHater
And, no the planes did not kill 3k people. The buildings, yes, the planes no.

You are a moron. That's the same thing as saying "people don't kill people, guns do."

33 posted on 04/05/2008 12:03:38 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: BGHater
Issa is simply saying its the State of New York who has to protect itself.

From an Act of WAR?! You are an a**hat.

34 posted on 04/05/2008 12:07:41 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: LSUfan

Somebody should key his car.


35 posted on 04/05/2008 12:43:58 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: LSUfan

We don’t need FEMA expanded. We need to make sure that at all levels of government, people wanting to help aren’t turned down because “we have enough help.” We had minor flooding in Stamford; the National Guard was across the street helping people to get out of their flooded homes. Firefighters told me not to go into the water, even though it was knee deep.


36 posted on 04/05/2008 12:48:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: LSUfan
What is Issa's major malfunction? Is he stupid, borderline traitorous, or both?

He is an Arab. He is a Hizbollah apologist.

37 posted on 04/05/2008 12:50:56 PM PDT by montag813
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To: LSUfan

With Katrina... I think officials at all levels of government through the affected area failed to act. That’s the mayor and governor. Somebody should have had the power to order an evacuation. Maybe Bush ordering it through the National Guard commander for the state?


38 posted on 04/05/2008 12:52:26 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: LSUfan
But he didn't retract his wacked-out rhetoric claiming the feds "just threw" buckets of cash at New York for an attack "that had no dirty bomb in it, it had no chemical munitions in it."

I am a New Yorker, and I agree. Far too much cash was sent to NYC. And far too many rich widows were made richer, which was a total outrage.

39 posted on 04/05/2008 12:53:56 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Petronski

“Are the Lebanese not Arab?”


Yes they are but the German half of Darrell Issa is not.
Is a person who is half Irish and half Scot only a Scot?


40 posted on 04/05/2008 12:55:03 PM PDT by jamese777
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To: F15Eagle

Issa is a political jackbooted thug. Good riddance.


41 posted on 04/05/2008 12:57:11 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (With "Republicans" like these, who needs Democrats?)
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To: LSUfan
Well, at least the Daily News was sure to get his party affiliation in the headline. No wasting any time here.

-PJ

42 posted on 04/05/2008 12:57:13 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: LSUfan

I would think more like its financial importance to the entire world.


43 posted on 04/05/2008 12:59:28 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I hope this clown gets pounded with this every time he goes in public. Recall and deport this terrorist-hugging fifth-columnist.


44 posted on 04/05/2008 3:50:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: LSUfan; All

in spite of what people think,

Issa is 100% right;

9/11 was the first time in U.S. history where the federal government offered and people expected it to offer, indemnity to civilians and localities for looses incurred in war, losses not inflicted by our own government’s actions.

some “aid” yea, surely as a federal charitable contribution.

but the entitlement mentality that IT IS primarily A FEDERAL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY? NO


45 posted on 04/05/2008 3:58:25 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: F15Eagle
Recall and deport this terrorist-hugging fifth-columnist.

Ironically, Issa was a major player in the Gray Dufus recall of 2003. That's his only redeeming legacy: replacing a liberal Gov. with a... Schwarzenkennedy...er, never mind!

46 posted on 04/05/2008 5:58:21 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: aft_lizard

Bingo.


47 posted on 04/05/2008 6:49:20 PM PDT by Alia
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To: BGHater
Of course they were plane crashes. And, no the planes did not kill 3k people. The buildings, yes, the planes no.

Dude that like saying that earthquakes don't kill people, its that falling building that do.

48 posted on 04/05/2008 6:56:40 PM PDT by Bommer (Hmmm who to vote for? A Far leftist? A Radical Leftist? Or a Republican that enjoys being a Leftist?)
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To: aft_lizard
ANd tell me exacty how does giving away billions to those injured, billions for rebuilding and billions more for whatever the city and state decide telling the terrorists that they should never attack america?

Exacty? How about "exactLy".

1. All terrorists must die! If Israel had wiped out the PLO when they had the chance, the rest of the outcast Arabs land grabbers would have gone back to their countries of origin instead of pretending that there is such a thing as palestinians.

2. The US military kills people and breaks things. The US government rebuilds and corrects the form of government that caused the terrorists in the first place. Reference The Marshall Plan as an example.

3. Never agree with someone who claims that 9-11 was a couple of plane crashes. Very stupid!

49 posted on 04/06/2008 8:00:41 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper

First off spelling mistakes happen on a forum that doesn’t allow edits, so sue me.

Your first point has nothing to do with any point on this particular thread, rebuilding buildings here at home has nothing to do with whether we go out and kill terrorists, it simply doesnt no matter how you want to paint it.

Your second point once again misses the point. The WTC didn’t cause terrorism or the ideology that raised terrorism, rebuilding them is a good idea which I don’t disagree with. I disagree with though with the tens of billions that have been wasted on other things. A so called ‘conservative’ will never agree with throwing money around willy nilly or being held a financial hostage to the whims of democrats in New York.

Like I said earlier he brought up a good point but the way he said it was stupid. I chose to pick up on the good point and ignore his retarded statement. It certainly doesnt make his good point less valid because he made one stupid argument.


50 posted on 04/06/2008 8:13:06 AM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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