I disagree. Congressional hearings are not for airing out opinions and getting to the truth. They are for political power plays, media sound bites, and masking of the truth with manufactured drama. The Democrats are masters at this, and they have the media to help them. The Republicans cannot play in this league and they have no help from the media.
The Democrats will win points with the public in spite of bad science, and global warming (climate change) will be revived as a political cause. Issa did a fair job in the Fast and Furious investigation, and yet nothing has come of it. If you can't nail them with the kind of clear evidence that was available in that case, why would you expect Issa to win any points in the murkier climate debate, where weather anomalies such as heat waves or tornadoes can be used to sway public opinion?
Well, they certainly try.
But we got the "What difference does it make?" soundbyte out of Hillary a couple weeks ago (that's the only lasting soundbyte). And we got Hagel on the record stumbling around.
And this was all despite the Dems trying as hard as they could to cast halos over their testimony.
I think these hearings will be beneficial to our side especially with Issa presiding and deciding on the list of people who testify. Their side just isn't going to come up with anything game-changing IMO. I suspect we're going to see the opposite . But it remains to be seen.
Sandra Fluke didn’t even need to appear before a committee to create a row. That was a Rat put-up when the GOP refused to put her before the real committee without proper vetting. The Rats win this game coming and going.