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Issa to Emanuel: Back Off!
COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM ^ | August 4, 2009 | Congressman Darrell Issa

Posted on 08/04/2009 8:50:29 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

Following reports that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been orchestrating an effort to intimidate members of Congress and Governors who raise legitimate concerns regarding the effectiveness of the stimulus, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to Emanuel saying “While this type of scare tactic may work In Chicago, it will not work to intimidate me or other Members of the United States Congress.”

“I and others have dared to bring these facts to the attention of President Obama, the Congress and the American people,” Issa wrote. “You’ve unfortunately reacted by once again resorting to the playbook of the Chicago political machine.”

Last month, Politico reported that Emanuel had “launched a coordinated effort to jam” Senator Kyl and other Administration critics… “[A]fter seeing Kyl and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) again paint the legislation as a failure on Sunday talk shows, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel directed that the letters from the Cabinet secretaries be sent to [Governor] Brewer, according to two administration officials.”

Issa noted, “The fact that the letters were coordinated by you to maximize the level of intimidation is supported by the timing, structure, and content of each letter. Not only were the four letters all sent the day following Senator Kyl’s remarks, but they were also remarkably similar in tone and sentence structure.”

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To: Old Retired Army Guy

It is called the Nepolian Complex. I have seen it many times. Here is a fine example of a guy who did not get His A$$ kicked enough when he was young.


21 posted on 08/04/2009 9:07:00 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Issa has been consistently against Obama and his policies, unlike many in the GOP including the Chairman, who spent months basking in Obama’s presence before they bought a clue that the only thing Obama was interested in stimulating was Socialism.


22 posted on 08/04/2009 9:07:46 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Stop meddling in the affairs of countries and individuals Obama!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Issa needs to grow a spine and tell Obama that the legality of the use of Czars will be reviewed by Congress and the practice may have seen it’s last days.


23 posted on 08/04/2009 9:08:40 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Sounds like Congressman Issa has invited the Pi$$boy outside for an attitude adjustment. Good. ‘Bout time.


24 posted on 08/04/2009 9:09:33 AM PDT by RatRipper (I HATE tax & spend politicians)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; svcw; ..

Chicago thugs in sheep’s clothing...all of Obama’s henchmen!


25 posted on 08/04/2009 9:09:52 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Malkin: Obama administration, "Hope and Change wrapped in brass knuckles")
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To: Hans

“Congressman Issa is a brave man.”

Not only that, he’s really cool.

Go get ‘em Mr. Issa. Let the punks know that they’re punks.

IMHO


26 posted on 08/04/2009 9:10:34 AM PDT by ripley
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To: sarasota

Issa and DeMint need our support.


27 posted on 08/04/2009 9:11:12 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Many lge corp. successes started with a sm bus., an entrepreneur & a dream. 0 is killing that dream)
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To: Hans
Congressman Issa is a brave man.

I'm thinking that maybe he is PRESIDENTIAL material!

He has taken the bull by the horns. Other Republicans are cowering in the shadows.

ISSA 2012

28 posted on 08/04/2009 9:12:29 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Issa is a Republican. He can’t institute a congressional review of the Czar policy.

However, he can certainly speak out on the issue, again and again.


29 posted on 08/04/2009 9:13:18 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: csmusaret

North San Diego County and South Riverside County.


30 posted on 08/04/2009 9:13:34 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Too bad he's not a senator, now that it's OK to make senators President.

Sarah and he would look good together, no?

31 posted on 08/04/2009 9:15:09 AM PDT by txhurl (Put the pressure on and keep it on until this administration snaps.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Girlie girl Rahm strikes me as nothing more than a Bully dressed up in a tutu.

sw

32 posted on 08/04/2009 9:15:50 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: P-Marlowe

I am more and more impressed by Rep. Issa. I’d like to see him seek higher office, though in California that’s a tall order.


33 posted on 08/04/2009 9:16:44 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Soon, very soon these congressmen will be gettingate night visits from the New Black Panthers for more intense couching on what the WH will allow.


34 posted on 08/04/2009 9:16:48 AM PDT by stockpirate (The movement to take back America has already started, Sarah is her name.)
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To: RatRipper

They would call that picking on a runt.


35 posted on 08/04/2009 9:17:28 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: greyfoxx39

They can ride a rail just like the best of em......


36 posted on 08/04/2009 9:21:12 AM PDT by Concho ( No Birth Certificate-No Census!)
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To: spectre
Girlie girl Rahm strikes me as nothing more than a Bully dressed up in a tutu.

Rahm survive the wrath of the copresident Hillary Clinton, and there are very very few who can make that claim.

37 posted on 08/04/2009 9:21:19 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Bama and Company are reenacting the Pharaoh as told by Moses in Genesis!!!!!)
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To: DustyMoment
Yep! How much longer before the politicians themselves are in revolt over zero's thugocracy??

Some congressmen resentfully hide from angry constituents while others are emboldened. Congressman Issa has previously stood down terrorist bomb plots.

38 posted on 08/04/2009 9:22:19 AM PDT by Kells
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Yes, it’s commonly referred to as “short man’s syndrome.” Wow, I feel like shouting! About time someone said “BOO!” to the little Ballerina. That little thug has needed a smackdown for years. I’m sensing something happening in this country, aren’t you? Maybe the America I grew up in is beginning to rumble to life.


39 posted on 08/04/2009 9:23:30 AM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: Hans

Remember that recent study that showed that politicians have many of the same personality traits as serial killers?


40 posted on 08/04/2009 9:25:37 AM PDT by 1951Boomer
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