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Crybaby Car Robber/Firebug Darrell Issa: Obama Administration ‘Most Corrupt In History’

Cry, Cry Baby.Well, he would know, amirite? Anyway, you are probably wondering what Ol’ Good Government Bama did THIS time — aside from just cold unapologetically insisting on being a registered Democrat — and it is this: that awful Vegas boondoggle by those GSA idiots (which everyone agrees was terrible and ridiculous), and the investment in Solyndra, a green energy company that went bankrupt. And … that’s it? Yes, that is it. So the terrible and ridiculous (everyone agrees!) GSA event that cost in the realm of $800,000, and an investment in Solyndra that soured, puts Obama above the Teapot Dome scandal, above Abramoff, above Tricky Dick Nixon, and above St. Ronald Reagan’s Iran Contra, November Surprise, and 138 officials convicted of criminal misconduct? It is good to know we have such a fair-minded gentlemen not at all prone to histrionics and crying chairing the House Oversight Committee!

Here is Darrell Issa crying like a little girl who did not get a pony when he was bigfooted out of the California gubernatorial race by Herr Babysitter. Your editrix watched the whole thing on the teevee at the time, and swears he blubbered for a solid 10 minutes. It was hilarious.

[RawStory]

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117 comments

    1. el_donaldo

      The way the screws have been tightening about his past – lies about his military record, suspicious warehouse fires, and of course the increasing number of alleged vehicles stolen – he might not be around longer. If he was a Democrat, I mean, IOKIYAR.

    1. James Michael Curley

      They were American Hooker, South American Hookers. (Cue: Columbia the Gem of the Ocean).

      1. prommie

        They didn't break it, they just "went above the law," as Fawn Hall explained so eloquently; they flew above the law on their special patriot wings.

  1. actor212

    In fairness to Issa, Editrix, Sally Field only prepped him for when he won the run-off…the news he lost must have thrown off his sobriety equilibrium.

    1. Tundra Grifter

      Over on Yahoo! the right wing nutz were nicknamed "IMAX."

      Wish I'd thought of that first.

  2. Schmannnity

    A trillion dollar Iraq war to set up a Shiite regime loyal to Iran pales in comparison to the much worse waste of $800,000.

    1. prommie

      That was pretty dumb, wasn't it? Almost as if the W administration just had no clue that they were being scammed by Iran the whole time.

    2. Chichikovovich

      Now if the GSA had just bundled that $800,000 with a few more banknotes to get 6.6 billion in cash to mail in shrink-wrap to that regime in Iraq, where it could just vanish, that would be perfectly fine.

      1. SigDeFlyinMonky

        363 TONS of shrink wrapped $100 notes. Well Sargent, when we went back to look for them… they were gone!

  3. FakaktaSouth

    Oh for God's sake. Even Michael Steele's (who I kinda love these days) RNC was more corrupt (and LeatherLesbianLicious) than this woefully, egregiously, pathetically scandal free PresO reign.

    1. actor212

      Wait. That's his voice pretending to be RoboCop? The signified asshole who woke me up for a week straight because the muthafuckin' alarm system shorted out in a mild rain shower?

      Now I want to rip his skull out and toss it to a horny motorcycle gang.

      But only if it can be surgically replaced and healed, of course.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        I think he also loaned his voice talents to the various versions of that Grand Theft Auto video game.

  4. BaldarTFlagass

    "the most corrupt government in history, and it is proving to be that.”

    Well, duh, Darrell. You are part of the government, aren't you?

    1. Tundra Grifter

      BTF:

      Actually, it runs much deeper than that. Proving the reactionaries don't understand our system of government.

      The Federal government is of, by and for the people. We don't have a hereditary ruling class (although, since the Administrations of Ronald Reagan, we're growing one). Literally (as Sheer InSannity would say) the Federal government is us – and we are the government.

      All of us.

  5. donner_froh

    Issa has a point. Pissing away a few hundred million on a bad investment and being in office when some career GSA people get stupid is much worse than subverting the constitution, arming the nation's enemies and selling our birthright to the highest bidder.

  6. Wile E. Quixote

    Years ago there were rumors floating around the teabag-o-sphere that Darrell was a seekrit Musiim. I wonder if we can get these cranked up again so that an angry teabagger goes and surveys his ass, if you know what I mean.

  7. WonkCynic

    Same old corruption. Different group of puppets. As if puppets with a different skin tone were gonna make any changes! The thing the libbies who like to demonstrate should be worrying about is all this legislation that King Obarmer has been signing that is going to allow him to lock you the fuck up if and when you ever find how how really badly he has been selling you out while you are laying on your backs with your eyes closed, moaning at the sound of your nigga saviour's voice.

    1. actor212

      Hi, I realize you're new here and trolling, but could you translate that from 28DaysLaterSpeak to English, please? We're not immigrants here, we're mostly Americans.

      1. FraAnima

        Some punctuation would be nice, also too.

        Has our editrix no thumbscrews to apply to this troll?

    2. StarsUponThars

      How many racist conservatives does it take to change a lightbulb? None, because they hate change even if it could make the world a brighter place.

      1. Chichikovovich

        And it would probably be a fluorescent bulb, like the ones Stalin forced his victims to use.

        1. Generation[redacted]

          Weren't CFBs banned by the Geneva Convention? I heard Obama ordered their use in Gitmo, to get information out of detainees.

    3. ph7

      While you are laying on your backs with your eyes closed, moaning at the sound of your nigga saviour's voice.

      Funny how this dude has Mandingo fantasies.

    4. finallyhappy

      I'm not going to make any clever remarks – you are obviously not worth my creativity. Basically, you think you are really smart and have been screwed over by women, people of color and immigrants- but you are wrong.

    5. Doktor StrangeZoom

      Huh. Can't tell if this is a Common Rightwing Troll, which the last line suggests, or the rarer Trollus AlexJonesei which is hinted at by the "puppet" comments.

      Dissection may be necessary. Hand me that kill jar.

  8. widestanceromance

    When this administration wastes money measured by weight (remember the tonnage–nevermind the value–of lost cash in Iraq?), human crowbar face can speak.

  9. mavenmaven

    Most "corrupt" because Obama didn't adequately grease Issa's palms with lavish Abramoff level bribes.

  10. FraAnima

    Multi-millionaire fart-box tongue-puncher Darrell Issa has way too many double consonants in his name.

  11. Designer_Rants

    Yes, Issa knows corruption. Inside and out. And, of course, he's the richest man in congress (senate and house).

    The Fire

    Issa had a warehouse full of electronics that, one night in 1982, caught fire. Investigators later found "suspicious burn patterns," Lizza reported, and found that Issa had done some odd things.

    A co-worker claimed that before the fire, Issa had put important electronic prototypes in a fireproof box, and that he'd removed the business's computer and financial files from the building. Investigators also found that less than three weeks before the blaze, Issa had increased the company's fire insurance from $100,000 to more than $400,000.

    "So you add the more than quadrupling of the insurance along with the taking the computer and putting the other stuff in a fireproof box, and you can see why both the arson investigators and the insurance investigators pointed a finger, you know, at Issa after this fire," said Lizza.

    Issa said he had nothing to do with the fire, but the insurance company refused to pay the claim. The two later settled out of court.

    Source: NPR: http://n.pr/I9EOhF

  12. SayItWithWookies

    Geeze — Darrell Issa has all the bulldoggish tenacity of Ken Starr combined with the dedication to the facts of Ed Meese. And I believe he's sincere when he says the Obama administration is the most corrupt in history — he may not have any evidence for it yet, but boy if he ever does, President Obama better watch out.

    Though for now it's just fun to watch him play with the facts like a kid who's got all the puzzle pieces upside-down and you've told him the picture is a photograph of a mud puddle.

  13. Chichikovovich

    Issa has a point. Though there will probably be some recovery after bankruptcy to cut the number down significantly, the Solyndra failure might cost as much as $527 million. Do that a few more times, and you've got the $1.6 billion of taxpayer money pissed away by Neil Bush on Silverado Savings and Loan.

  14. Mumbly_Joe

    It's worth pointing out that the latest iteration of this quote refers to the "Government" as corrupt, so it's possible that, in a moment of refreshing honesty, Darrell Issa was referring to himself.

    1. boobookitteh

      At least smoking is legal. Harding used to drink bathtub gin in the White House during prohibition.

  15. Biff

    I can't remember the name of the movie wherein Michael Moore wakes up Issa's neighborhood with honking car alarms, but I think it would be only fitting to reprise that performance, in perpetuity.

  16. HobbesEvilTwin

    you would think that with the most corrupt administration ever (TM), Issa would be able to get at least one conviction. I'm guessing he's just not that good at his job (or he's full of shit).

  17. bflrtsplk

    When are Darrell and Boner gonna have a joint pity party? Hoover Dam wouldn`t be able to stem that deluge of salty water.

  18. ttommyunger

    I am resigned to admitting that I'm not better than anybody, then a big dumb cunt like Issa comes along and I don't feel so bad. I've got tours with the Army and the Marines and not even a Good Conduct Medal to show for it, but both of my Discharges are Honorable. I hate to say it, but this person belongs in Congress; perfect fit.

    1. Chichikovovich

      Ah, good point. A quick trip to a handy online inflation adjuster gives $3 billion in real terms squandered on Pappy's son/W's brother.

  19. Serolf_Divad

    To put the GSA's horrible corruption in perspective, understand that the $800,000 they wasted could have paid for about 1/700 th of the cost of an F35 Joint Strike Fighter.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Martin_F-35

    How many brave American Soldiers will have to die for lack of that 1/700 th of an F35 to provide desperately needed Air Support? Why does Barack Obama hate the troops?

  20. thefrontpage

    Let's just cut straight through all of the bullcrap, all of the politicking, all of the horse manure, all of the partisan game-playing, and all of the nonsense and state the honest truth: The administrations of Nixon, Reagan, Bush I and Bush II were literally–that's right, literally–four of the worst, most inept, most backwards, most un-progressive, most damaging and most corrupt, that's right, most corrupt administrations in the history of the United States. As for Issa, he's a moron, an idiot, and he's likely one of the most corrupt sitting politicians in Congress today.

  21. WonkCynic

    How 'bout the blue eyes on the sweet little four year old girl that got fondled, screamed at, and treated like a thug by TSA creeps while under the leadership of your nigga Prez? If King Obarmer is such a civil rights hero, why does he say nothing useful while his security thugs are doing that? And what about the creepy little piggies who take jobs doing that? Would you be willing to fondle and frisk little girls, scream at them, and treat 'em like criminals for a pay check? Yes! King Obarmer is the champion of the rights of the citizens in his kingdom, don't you think? Yeah. I know, I know. Gotta keep up the 9/11 lie by making all the little sheeples believe that those creepy fuckers at the airport are fondling them for the benefit of 'em all. If the creepy shit pigs at the TSA want to fondle granny and feel her up after they take off her diaper, the least they could do is help her put a new diaper on when they are done. Corrupto pig shit leadership begets corrupto pig shit security goons. Your nigga is corrupto and you know it. Under the watchful eyes of America's first nigga president, little white girls are being treated like the enemy by federal agencies at airports. It's creepy and you fucking know it. You people won't get it until some stupid fucking TSA idiot kills a kid for chewing gum without permission.

    1. Beowoof

      Why we have a brand new troll. Well welcome I know that I will enjoy pointing how obtuse you are and that you have a remarkable ability to demonstrate ignorance with your racism. And the fact that you are prevaricating with republican talking points is no surprise. Tell me did you go to school in Mississippi?

    2. Steverino247

      Sorry to burst your little fantasy bubble, but the history of the TSA (here: http://www.tsa.gov/research/tribute/history.shtm) started long before the current President took office. Some would say the TSA became necessary because the previous President, George W. Bush, was responsible for the 9/11 attacks because his obvious leadership failures left us vulnerable.

      Now run along like a good little boy.

    3. swordfis

      Listen – you have a serious problem. You're full of hate, you can't think straight and you need help. Your subconscious is a teeming incoherent mass of misogyny, racism and paranoia. Good luck, seriously.

    4. Robman2

      Well, the 'negra is going to win a second term so you may wish to expatriate, say to Idaho, north of Boise.

    5. Designer_Rants

      What is it with insane people and the TSA? There's a statie congressnozzle in Iowa who sent out one of his dog whistle-y campaign cash-grab emails out a couple months ago saying the same sort of shit (conservatards are too dumb to know that Dumbya's administration heralded the TSA friskiness). That same congressional wingtard sent out emails about how all the other congressmen are "pro-murder" last week.

    6. fuflans

      honey you shouldn't play in these fields. you don't got the gifts.

      also, you know, chicago politics.

      they hurt people.

  22. Tundra Grifter

    Exactly at what point does the cost of the Congressional "investigations" and hearings (ok, witch hunts) exceed the amount of money the GSA is supposed to have wasted?

    Say the Vegas conference cost $800,000 and half of that was unnecessary (and keep in mind Sheer InSannity and Off-the-Mark Levin hammer Mr. Obama al the time for saying businesses shouldn't have conventions in Las Vegas).

    Just one of those show-trial, grand standing hearings by Congress must have a $100,000 tab by the time all has been said (and nothing done).

  23. Eve8Apples

    "Anyway, you are probably wondering what Ol’ Good Government Bama did THIS time"

    I thought Bama's problem was being a Kenyan, Communist, Moozlin negro.

  24. Beowoof

    Darrell, you are a corrupt car thief and you are in congress, so I can see where you might think everyone else in Washington is a corrupt as you. It isn't necessarily true, but since it was the only way you could make your way in the world, I understand your confusion.

  25. SayItWithWookies

    Wherein he throws the conclusion and hopes that some supporting evidence suddenly appears. And poor Darrell will find his investigatin' thwarted at every turn.

  26. rickmaci

    For the record your headline is wrong. His eyes are black. Dead, cold, soulless, pools of poison. As empty as his heart.

  27. valthemus

    It's a lie that's easily disprovable by anybody with access to the internet, but to Issa it *felt* like the truth, so he said it out loud. Everybody point and laugh!

  28. OneYieldRegular

    What the hell was Issa crying about? I mean, he was the number one proponent of recalling Governor Gray Davis. That he lost to someone without a long form birth certificate is his own fault.

  29. BarackMyWorld

    “But again, we’re very busy in Washington with a corrupt government, with a government that I said a year ago, because of the money, because of the TARP and stimulus funds, was going to be the most corrupt government in history, and it is proving to be that.”

    STILL determined to rewrite history on who was behind that, aren't we?

  30. JustPixelz

    I don't have $875,000 for a GSA conference so I shouldn't get too cavalier. But that's not a lot of money compared to the $1,000,000,000 Bush spent on his made-up war in Iraq. Especially since billions of that dough just disappeared.

    EDIT: It was $1,000,000,000,000.

  31. Robman2

    Oh, I was so worried that Car Alarm Guy, would get a free pass on this BS. Thanks to Editrix for masterfully applying the braided lash of electrons…

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