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Issa apologizes, skirts censure Vista rep says he has personally apologized for cutting
UT San Diego ^ | 3/6/14 | Mark Walker

Posted on 03/06/2014 9:10:49 PM PST by Nachum

A chastened Rep. Darrell Issa says he has apologized to a fellow senior lawmaker for abruptly cutting off his microphone during a hearing Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Issa, R-Vista, said he made a personal apology on Thursday to the man he silenced, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

“Mr. Cummings is a member of Congress who works very hard for his constituents,” he said.

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Issa apologizes, skirts censure Vista rep says he has personally apologized for cutting off Rep. Elijah Cummings during hearing

Pity.

1 posted on 03/06/2014 9:10:49 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/06/2014 9:12:15 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Pathetic.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 9:15:10 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Nachum
THE "HEARING" WAS OVER.

Get over it.

4 posted on 03/06/2014 9:15:14 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Issa should be next to go. Don’t think for a moment that Cummings wouldn’t have done the same thing if he had had the gavel and he damn sure wouldn’t have apologized for it.

The stench of Republican weakness is overpowering. And all too familiar.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 9:17:04 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Nachum
Issa has zero (ZER0) scalps on his trophy wall over the last six years.

His usefulness is nil. GOPe opportunity lost time and time again.

6 posted on 03/06/2014 9:19:01 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

” - - - The resolution called for sanctioning Issa for “the offensive and disrespectful manner” in which he conducted the hearing on Capitol Hill. The resolution failed on a vote of 211-186 as House Republicans refused to back it. - - - “

Good for the RINOs.

BTW, when was the last time that a House RINO demanded that a House Democrat be censured?

“WELL, - - - - that’s to long!”


7 posted on 03/06/2014 9:19:58 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Cummings may as well have the chairmanship. Issa is a damned disgrace and with any luck his constituents will primary the dolt and send him packing.

He has proven to be utterly worthless at every turn. This is pathetic, but sadly it is totally predictable. In fact I predicted Issa would be apologizing within a week and wouldn’t do a damn thing to Lerner. So far I’m batting 500 and it’s only been one day.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 9:20:38 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

They are the weakest Republicans in memory.

I wonder if the new kids on the block, Cruz-Rubio-Paul and potentially Christie, will do any better.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 9:20:48 PM PST by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Nachum

The bastard was out of order. No apology. End of story.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 9:22:44 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Nachum

I thought this must me from Semi-Satire or the Onion?


11 posted on 03/06/2014 9:23:25 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Nachum

As usual, the republicans act civil while the democrats roll them. Can they ever, ever back anything up?


12 posted on 03/06/2014 9:25:56 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Paladin2; Jane Long; TADSLOS; Georgia Girl 2; holdonnow; M. Thatcher

Gowdy WANTS Issa’s job. Jordan wants to help him get it.

How do we get Gowdy Issa’s job? Does Boehner have to be approached to do it? I am ignorant on committe assignments, etc.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 9:26:07 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Nachum

BARF!


14 posted on 03/06/2014 9:26:41 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: miserare

Christie? Christie?

15 posted on 03/06/2014 9:27:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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Issa expressed himself well on Meagan Kelly’s program.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 9:29:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Nachum

The republicans must keep their testicles in a jar on the night stand like dentures.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 9:31:09 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: bigbob

It’s ALL theater for public consumption. What Issa attempted to placate we Conservatives and what Cummings did to create a manufactured firestorm to get rid of Issa altogether and cow the GOP Judenrats even further.

Issa was NEVER supposed to get close to having the truth made public. Not that Obama’s Praetorian media would have reported it anyway.

We The People have no civil recourse to stop this implementation of tyranny and we have NO representation in the Federal Beast save a very brave few.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 9:31:26 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: txhurl

Boner needs to be retired; Issa to spend more time clipping coupons.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 9:32:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not one of my favorites, but he went over big at the Conservative Conference today.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 9:32:28 PM PST by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Nachum

I live in Vista and I’m embarrassed that he is so thin skinned.


21 posted on 03/06/2014 9:34:13 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Nachum
Issa (in a Skirt) Apologizes.

This is not a weak Republican.

This is not an ineffectual Republican.

This is a COMPLICIT Republican.

22 posted on 03/06/2014 9:35:18 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: miserare

So it’s a popularity contest not about principals?


23 posted on 03/06/2014 9:36:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Nachum

Dear Mr. Cummings.

I am sorry you are a bloviating racist clown. I am sorry you throw tempervtantrums like a 13 year old girl. I am sorry you don’t know how to shut your mouth.


24 posted on 03/06/2014 9:38:23 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Colonel_Flagg

“Issa should be next to go.”

Yes, and give the Chairmanship to Trey Gowdy. We need a man of principle who has been a prosecutor to run these hearings.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 9:40:51 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Nachum
"Skirted Censure"?? Bullcrap! He wasn't in the slightest danger of censure.

Here's the meat of the apology from Issa:

“I could have offered to reopen the hearing and allowed him to make a second statement,” he said. “As chairman, I should have been much more sensitive to the mood of what was going on, and I take responsibility.”

While no House or committee rules were broken, Issa said it’s his responsibility when a committee member is upset.

In other words, "I'm sorry that I was having such a bad day and was so frustrated and angry by the Lerner scam perpetrated on us yet again, that I forgot for a minute that I'm a Republican, and I let my behavior sink so low that it almost sank to the level of the very best-behaved Democrats. We Republicans are better than that. We can afford to gavel open a closed meeting for another 10 minutes so that a democRAT bomb-thrower can rant and rave under cover of a Lie that he's just trying to ask a procedural question. Of course they never bend over backwards for us like that, but their very nature makes them incapable of doing that."

26 posted on 03/06/2014 9:40:52 PM PST by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (Folks ask about my politics. I say: I dont belong to any organized political party. I'm a Republican)
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To: Nachum
Just tried to send him an email. I'm not in his district.

Hey Issa, cash out now, the Republic is going down and you helped you POS!

27 posted on 03/06/2014 9:42:24 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Eagles6

“Just tried to send him an email. I’m not in his district.”

NO PROBLEMO! Just pick a Zip Code in his district ( the city too, but it usually doesn’t matter) and it will go right through. I write to Cornyn in Texas to express my displeasure, and I use a Texas Zip with the town of Swollen Groin, Tx and I get replies.


28 posted on 03/06/2014 9:46:28 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Nachum

good grief. we’re the pussy party.


29 posted on 03/06/2014 9:49:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: txhurl

Yes, Boehner is the puppet master behind everything, the lobbyist money, the committee assignments, the failure to enforce or appoint a special prosecutor.

There is a chain of command in the republican House and Boehner is at the head.

Issa apologized because he knows Boehner will come after him on it.

Issa will not throw Lerner in the Congressional jail because he knows Boehner will not allow it.

Boehner himself appears compromised either by powerful financiers and their power brokers on K Street, or Obama’s people and their Chicago Way tactics.

Someone knows who controls Boehner and so far they are not telling.


30 posted on 03/06/2014 9:53:36 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Nachum

Dog and Pony Show. Very Bad Theater.

I would be shocked if Lerner, or anyone else, is ever held to account.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 9:53:48 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Nachum
As has been said on more than one instance, republicans have no backbone, and I thought Issa was different. I stand corrected
32 posted on 03/06/2014 9:54:41 PM PST by Fungi
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It's AMAZING.

Issa is a 'GOPe 'tard.

33 posted on 03/06/2014 9:57:09 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: vette6387

Thanks.


34 posted on 03/06/2014 10:08:32 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: windsorknot

Ditto. This is why Republicans can’t win any battles with Democrats.


35 posted on 03/06/2014 10:16:47 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Lazamataz

Yup. I remember getting attacked for saying similar some time back. A few of us did actually. Not like we were psychic to see the obvious.

Wonder when the ‘No matter what’ wing of FR is going to admit the reality before their eyes and get on the road to fixing this mess.


36 posted on 03/06/2014 10:25:25 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Hostage

It apppears to be the Chamber of Commerce and their demands for Amnesty.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 10:29:11 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Lazamataz

exactly right.

Complicit.


38 posted on 03/06/2014 10:29:13 PM PST by thestob (Paul Ryan is determined to destroy this country)
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To: Nachum

Pantywaste.


39 posted on 03/06/2014 10:41:11 PM PST by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Nachum

Pity, indeed. Elijah Cummings is a racist street thug who tarnishes the memory of Dr. King on which he rode to power.


40 posted on 03/06/2014 10:44:48 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Nachum
I just posted this on another thread, twice, before reading this. I guess I've been proven right again by Republicans.


We have to be EXACTLY like Democrats.

We can't be afraid of using minority powers in committees. We can't be afraid of the spectacle, because of what others might say about it.

We can't be afraid of hurling the charge, just because we can't prove it.

Notice that the coverage is not about Lerner, it's about Cummings and Issa. That's what Cummings wanted when he made his outburst. Even if he didn't get to say what he wanted, he wanted to keep the story from being about Lerner -- and he succeeded.

That's what Republicans have to be unafraid to do. Use arrogance and spectacle to control the narrative.

Issa could have trumped Cummings by calling for the Sergeant At Arms to hold Lerner, right then and there. That would have been spectacle that controlled the media story.

If the roles were reversed, Cummings would have done it reflexively. Republicans would have anguished over it for days and weeks.


-PJ

41 posted on 03/06/2014 11:01:39 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Nachum

How much more Kabuki theater can we take?


42 posted on 03/06/2014 11:07:46 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: VideoDoctor

Hopefully not much more. It is disgusting.

To have Issa do all the right moves today/yesterday only to back down...disgraceful and disgusting. I am too appalled to express myself properly.


43 posted on 03/06/2014 11:43:06 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Nachum

Not a surprise. Issa isn’t much of a streetfighter.

Issa falls for an Alinsky trick.

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.


44 posted on 03/06/2014 11:57:15 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Nachum

That is not showing leadership.


45 posted on 03/07/2014 12:06:54 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: miserare

Christie the Obama hugger? That was a joke, right?


46 posted on 03/07/2014 12:45:26 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Eagles6

Look up a zip code in His district. That has worked for me.


47 posted on 03/07/2014 12:46:11 AM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

He also could have trumped Cummings by allowing him to speak and let people actually hear how he speaks.


48 posted on 03/07/2014 12:46:51 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Nachum

Issa better start GROWING A PAIR!!! He is almost WORTHLESS in these “investigations”!!


49 posted on 03/07/2014 2:47:14 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bigbob

Issa has pulled defeat from the jaws of victory time and time again.


50 posted on 03/07/2014 2:48:27 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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