Skip to comments.Turn Issa Loose
Posted on 11/16/2010 5:19:03 PM PST by Kaslin
Ethics: You may never have heard of Rep. Darrell Issa, but you will soon. Republicans have tasked him with cleaning up four years of Democratic misrule and misconduct. It's a big job, but somebody simply must do it.
For proof, look no further than Tuesday's dirty debacle with Rep. Charles Rangel, who walked out of a congressional hearing before being found guilty by the House ethics committee on 11 of 13 charges of misconduct.
Democrats were keen to rid themselves of this scandal before the GOP takes over in January. That let them control the outcome while pretending to be ethically responsible.
But Rangel's sins have been known for years and Democrats, with a solid hold on Congress, chose to ignore his misbehavior. Now, they likely will administer a mild slap on the wrist to Rangel during their lame-duck Congress, and politely ask him to go away.
Gee, wasn't it just two years ago, in the 2008 campaign, that we were promised "transparency" and "accountability"? Instead, we can't recall any time in our history when we've had a government less accountable or transparent than it is today.
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He will have to form a committee just to figure out what to investigate.
What a target rich environment.
*George Soros influence.
*DOJ. Why did they close down the intimidation of the Black Panthers at polling places.
*Salazar lying about the science of closing down the oil drilling in the Gulf.
Thanks for your work in bringing us the IBD reports. You’re doing a great job. GO ISSA!
I’ll stick my neck out and pose the theory that the fix was in and Rangel knows they won’t throw him out. Reprimand or censure and life goes on. Until ISSA takes over and unless Rangel did something else that the trial stooges overlooked.
Who cares, as long as it brings results
He’ll probably get a censure, or a reprimand. But there is still the Maxine Waters trial coming up
I say let’s give them a fair trial and then hang ‘em.
I prefer the term “unleash”...
All she needs to do is show up, cry about not having legal defense, leave, and accept her letter of reprimand. Next!
My money is on....
a mildly worded reprimand by the Democrat leadership , followed by an apology to Rangel AND the Congressional Black Racists and topped off with a standing ovation by the entire Democrat caucus.
maybe even go over for beer and ice cream with the Kenyan afterward.
You or I would be facing possible jail time if we did the stuff Rangel and many others in congress do. Until they do more than slap their wrist for punishment, the swamp will never be drained.
In whose pockets did the stimulus money land?
Who is going to benefit from the $600B Fed printing of play money?
Did any of Bonny Fwank’s fwiends benefit fwom the Fannie and Fweddie fiascos?
Always remember the psychological distinctions we have tolerated for decades. Republicans are psychologically adults, and if they misbehave, they are punished severely. Democrats are psychologically children, and when they misbehave, they have no expectation that they will be treated as adults. Thus, a Republican who would be found guilty of Rangel’s violations would face terrible retribution. Rangel only faces a scolding.
So little time, so many dirty deals...
Or he’ll end up under a cannon in Ft. Marcy Park.