AND WHO SAID ACCOUNTABILITY WAS DEAD  4:15 pm June 20, 2012

Darrell Issa Will Put Eric Holder In Gitmo Forever And Then Steal His Cars

by Jim Newell

Everything's coming up Darrell!Oil-soaked arsonist car thief Rep. Darrell Issa, the unlikely subpoena-wielding chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, appears at long last to be fulfilling his duty of stickin’ it to the Obama administration over one grossly exaggerated scandal during an election year. Since Issa and AG Eric Holder weren’t able to reach a deal about releasing documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF “gun walking” sting gone wrong, both sides are digging in for the coming annoyances. Evil authoritarian Barack Obama today became a Man by invoking executive privelege for the first time; Issa’s committee, meanwhile, is prepared to hold a contempt vote on Holder this afternoon. So exciting! How much longer can it be before Rep. Dan Burton starts shooting pumpkins?

The last time House Republicans brought contempt proceedings against a Democratic attorney general was… the last time Democrats had an attorney general, Janet Reno. The oversight committee voted to hold her in contempt in 1998 for being unattractive, but a deal was cut before the full House ever got to vote on it. (For more on Janet Reno’s unattractiveness, we refer you to the classic John McCain joke, “Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno.”)

But dealmaking is not this Republican Congress’ forte, and Eric Holder is blah, so he should prepare to be prosecuted by one of his subordinates:

In response, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who led Wednesday’s hearing to review the contempt charges, said he learned of Obama’s decision early Wednesday and believes the move “falls short of any reason to delay today’s proceedings.”

If the House committee cites Holder for criminal contempt, it would open a process that would require House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to schedule a floor vote. If passed by the full House, the matter would then move to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald C. Machen Jr., who is an employee of the Justice Department.

It’s becoming clear that if this era in American life and politics is remembered for one thing, it will be “Operation Fast and Furious.”

[WaPo]

 

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nounverb911 June 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Should be "Operation Waste of Time and Money".

smokefilledroommate June 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

or "Operation Backfire".

HogeyeGrex June 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I thought that was when they went after Teh Clenis.

Not_So_Much June 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm

At least we'll always have that Roger Clemens conviction.

Boojum June 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Operation Fapping Furiously.

Callyson June 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

That title should be saved for the 112th Congress, at least the House…

SorosBot June 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Just like the Clinton years. I guess the one good thing about Republican administrations is that the Congress investigates scandals which involve real criminal wrongdoing and not shit that was just made up.

Chet Kincaid June 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Only Old People remember the Clinton years. You aren't old, are you?! That would suck!

SorosBot June 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I'm so old I even voted for Clinton in his reelection; getting old sucks. But those were good times, before a certain Texan idiot went and destroyed everything.

Chet Kincaid June 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

You're too fucking young to start complaining about your age; suck it up and get a fashionable haircut.

BigSkullF*ckingDog June 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I remember that! That was back in the days when I was going to an actually affordable college, something that no longer exists. I'm old too! And sorry we fucked everything up for all the millenials, but at least I got mine!

SorosBot June 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Sorry youngs; you'll be unemployed and loaded with debt forever, but at least the financial industry is making record profits!

I_P June 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I have socks older than you. ;-)

Crank_Tango June 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Shit, I voted for him the first time! I missed out on voting for Dukakis because I turned 18 just after the election, despite my rampant Dukakamania, which all the kids had back in 88.

Boojum June 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I worked for the Democratic Party during that election, just after law school. Young.

Truantly_Joe June 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

that the Congress investigates scandals which involve real criminal wrongdoing

Except, of course, when they decide to use their electoral mandate to unilaterally declare that they absolutely won't investigate said criminal wrongdoing.

bobbert June 21, 2012 at 12:01 am

Hi kids. I've got your old right here. I voted for Humphrey. The day after I turned 21.

Most of my votes since then have been similarly pointless.

Enjoy young while it's there.

James Michael Curley June 21, 2012 at 8:58 am

I voted for Humphrey and it may have been counted. Getting registered to vote and voting in only a seven or eight days while at a somewhere in hell fire base is not an easy job. Since we were being mortared often and I was flying high risk missions during the day I can still remember the feeling that it wouldn't count because I would be dead before the election. At least in that environment I could wear my "Dick Nixon before he dicks you." patch on my flight jacket and nobody cared.

bobbert June 25, 2012 at 1:35 am

This is a very out-of-timeline reply, but I hope you'll get an email.

Jesus. In '68 I was a college senior in AFROTC (the refuge of the lower-middle-class with a decent GPA). I was put out that I had to drive from Madison to Milwaukee (and back) to vote. While we did get pepper-gassed quite bit during that year, they never deployed mortars.

A couple of decades ago, there was a little flurry of 40-ish right-wing "pundits" saying shit like "I kind of wish I had actually gone to 'Nam, for the experience and general manliness". Aside from the fact that they were all lying, I can tell you with great certainty that I was perfectly — nay, transcendentally — happy to perform my military service in a non-combat role.

In later years, I have gained friends who were in country. Occasionally, they will tell me shit. About all I can say is "Man, I'm glad you got through it".

Man, I'm glad you got through it.

Come here a minute June 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm

You can tell the Republicans are being disingenuous when the thing they're complaining about involves buying more guns.

Butch_Wagstaff June 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Nice.

Lucidamente1 June 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I think you mean:

You can tell the Republicans are being disingenuous because their lips are moving.

nounverb911 June 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

"would require House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to schedule a floor vote."
Which would require Boehner to actually do some work.

chicken_thief June 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Thankfully, though, it doesn't require him to be sober.

elviouslyqueer June 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

How much longer can it be before Rep. Dan Burton starts shooting pumpkins?

Sorry, Rep. Burton, but you sir are no shameless tomato killah.

HogeyeGrex June 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

How much longer can it be before Rep. Dan Burton starts shooting pumpkins?

I, of course, appended that in my head with "out of his butt."

James Michael Curley June 21, 2012 at 9:09 am

First its cool that it has three times as many dislikes as likes. But what is it with the totally spastic loading. He takes it out of one pocket, transfers the round to the other hand before he chambers it. This requires him to switch the hands holding the shot gun eight or nine times, a risky movement at best while using a momentary non hand grip on it. Says a lot for one or both of two things, his mental acuity to manager high functioning manual tasks it poor or he doesn't learn shit from a gun safety class (if he ever took one).

dogscantlookup June 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

BURN HIM!

Arken June 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I hear Issa's good at that sort of thing.

Steverino247 June 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I thought that as long as American gun and ammo manufacturers were selling product, "anything goes" was the policy. I guess the fine print reads "Except when a black guy is President." Had our guys not been killed by those weapons and ammo, I daresay we would never have heard "Fast and Furious" outside a movie theater or game store.

Guppy June 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

The problem is that the freedom-loving gun stores don't want anybody to know which ones are selling guns to Iranian Mexican terrorists.

James Michael Curley June 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

The problem is that the freedom-loving ARIZONA gun stores don't want anybody to know which ones are selling guns to Iranian Mexican terrorists.

Estproph June 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Issa looks like Martin Landau doing Bela Lugosi in that picture.

nounverb911 June 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Count Dracula had more integrity.

GuyClinch June 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Hell, Count Chocula had more integrity!

Chet Kincaid June 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Count Floyd had more integrity!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGgjgVWYFLc

Negropolis June 21, 2012 at 12:38 am

LOL!

elviouslyqueer June 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Oh please. That's Tommy Lee Jones to a tee.

Butch_Wagstaff June 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

It is uncanny, isn't it?

RomanSolo3000 June 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

That's his sex face.

Butch_Wagstaff June 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Now that was just….eww. EWW!

widestanceromance June 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

If the Dollar Store sold Don Drapers, they'd look like Issa.

bobbert June 21, 2012 at 12:04 am

This deserves an applause reply, besides the upfist.

Negropolis June 21, 2012 at 12:39 am

Totally agree. This is comment of the week material.

Steverino247 June 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

To paraphrase a line from another vampire movie: Sooner or later, the thirst (for power) always wins.

fuflans June 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm

i was thinking christoph waltz doing hanz landa

James Michael Curley June 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

I thought it looked like the logo on his best selling car alarm systems.

OkieDokieDog June 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

This guy should have become an actor. He could make an honest living being an evil villain.

GuyClinch June 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

No need to act; he can just be himself.

HogeyeGrex June 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

He's doing just fine without the "honest" part.

Doktor Zoom June 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Will they also impeach Holder for his corrupt decision not to prosecute the New Black Panthers? Because those two scary guys standing around a polling place that one time is still the biggest scandal in this unspeakably corrupt administration.

Maman June 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Doesn't seem that for the inevitability that Darrell Issa would "find" something about the White House to investigate that we should have at least had a show trial for Bush and Cheney?

Isyaignert June 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

At the very least, but frankly, I'd rather hand over Bushco to The Hague and let an International War Court sort it out.

MissTaken June 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Darrell's just pissed he wasn't invited to Operation Fist and Curious.

SorosBot June 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

OK now that mental image has made me lose my lunch.

Baconzgood June 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Why do anything about jobs when it's sooooooo easy to waste time and get paid? Am I right or am I right or am I right, right?

Biff June 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Ed Zachary.

Guppy June 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Any day that Issa talks about something else is a day Issa doesn't dismantle the USPS. This is his jobs program.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ June 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

That looks like the Kubrick stare™ all right. Pedal faster, kid!

Biel_ze_Bubba June 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

He does look like he should be peering through a hole chopped in a door.

ChernobylSoup June 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Why doesn't Holder just release a few secret documents to Issa, wait until Issa shows them to a staffer, then prosecute Issa for some violation of secret document rules?

GuyClinch June 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Good memory. What's more, Issa quietly rehired the diarrhea-mouth staffer, Kurt Bardella, some time ago, as a "Professional Staff Member" on the committee, where he no doubt kisses major Issass when not wasting time and money with stupid partisan shit like this.

glamourdammerung June 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Why does Obama and/or Holder not bring that very thing up while discussing the executive privilege use?

And "because it would make Republicans cry" is not valid answer.

James Michael Curley June 21, 2012 at 9:25 am

Cherry pick a few that have Bush and Cheney's fingerprints all over them (like gross spelling mistakes and toxic, venomous drool) and release them to the press. That will shut up Issa and all the Republicans who are hoping nobody notices that Dubya ran this program for four years.

hagajim June 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Pretty much anything Issa does might as well be Operation Dumbo Drop…because he's a dumb asshat, who if investigated, would probably be found to have committed numerous criminal acts.

James Michael Curley June 21, 2012 at 9:33 am

Issa has been investigated, numerous times by numerous police authorities for theft, auto theft, assault with a weapon, illegal weapons possession, arson, fraud and conspiracy (since a number of the alleged crimes were committed with his older brother) but not tagged. It also appears that he got the benefit of 'first time offender' status a couple times. Most of these actions occurred when he was in his late teens and early twenties in the early 70's. If interested in further info: http://mediamatters.org/research/201101110034

Baconzgood June 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

If there isn't a cum stained dress involved I don't care.

OkieDokieDog June 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Maybe they could borrow one from Newt. I'm sure his wives have plenty.

widestanceromance June 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Don't worry about it, the fire took care of the cum stains, boss.

Blueb4sunrise June 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Did I leave the webcam on again?!!!!!!!!

mavenmaven June 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm

The birth of a new "conservative hero" along with Scott Walker and Rick Scott. Quite the group of heroes!

Biff June 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Re-birth, more like it. He almost single-handedly financed the recall of Gray Davis, thinking he might be the pretender to the throne. Cried like a baby when that didn't work, but look at his sorry ass now.
For fuck's sake.

smokefilledroommate June 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Somebody should photomorph those two and name it 'Rick Scott Walker'. That creepy bald head combined with those dead eyes/lazy eye would make a great Halloween mask.

IonaTrailer June 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm

If it's not Scott-ish it's crap…

Gratuitous World June 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I only support this manufactured controversy because the media hasn't added "-Gate" to it yet. Great restraint

Butch_Wagstaff June 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Here ya go: http://www.guysmith.org/blog/2011/05/06/holdergat

I know he's not exactly in "the media" but close enough.

Arken June 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Someone must have set a fire under Issa's ass…

Oh no wait, he's the arsonist.

Schmannnity June 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Who said the Republican congress is a do nothing congress?

bobbert June 21, 2012 at 12:08 am

Well, me and millions of others. But honey badger Congress don't give a shit.

ChernobylSoup June 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

They just held the vote; it passed 23-17.

Baconzgood June 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I'm sure that party lines had nothing to do with it.

GuyClinch June 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

On Issa's committee, it's a pretty good bet that cocaine lines had something to do with it, though

elviouslyqueer June 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Oh, of course not!

On a party-line vote, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 23 to 17 to hold Holder in contempt for failing to share documents related to the operation run out of the Phoenix division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives between 2009 and 2011, with the backing of the U.S. attorney in Phoenix.

HogeyeGrex June 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

One has to wonder if the US Attorney in question was one of those Bush appointees that refused to step down at the end of his term. Seeing as how AZ still has an "acting" USA, Imma say probably yeah.

Cato56 June 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Undoubtedly one of the shysters appointed by W's lapdog.

smokefilledroommate June 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Actually, Dennis Burke resigned late last year because of Fast and Furious, John Leonardo is scheduled for a Sen. Judiciary hearing to be nominated for the empty position strangely enough, tomorrow. That's the reason for the present acting US Atty.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm

It's getting to the point where "party line" can just be assumed as the modifier for any vote these fuckers stage, whether it's the House, Senate, or Supreme Court.

James Michael Curley June 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

Notice the 'party lines' count. I have come close to yelling at a congressman over how the Repubs were allowed to increase the partisan disparity over the last two congresses (One with a Democratic Majority and the current with a Republican Majority) and the response was that Pelosi was naive and too trusting and the bargaining chip the democrats were using was to prevent the majority leadership from eroding the process whereby bills actually get to the floor for a vote. Run through about six years of "Ways and Means" and the number of bills which are circulated to a slow death in committee has grown exponentially. Of course, Charlie Rangle sticking his hand and dick in wherever he could slip them did not help either.

Maybe I should start yelling more.

smokefilledroommate June 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Wonder if Boehner is going to schedule the house vote around his tee time.

GuyClinch June 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Around his bourbon time, more likely. We can expect an early morning vote!

smokefilledroommate June 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I thought Boehner's bourbon time was all day, everyday.

Isyaignert June 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Do you realize that this is the FIRST TIME in US history that an Attorney General has been held in contempt?

Have I told you lately HOW MUCH I HATE THESE FUKKERS?

Baconzgood June 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

What's all the fuss about a shitty Vin Diesel film? I know it was bad but I think that congress should look into why The Pacifier was made first.

SayItWithWookies June 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Darrell Issa is the kind of paranoid schizophrenic conspiracy theorist amoral swindling chiseling grifter that Orly Taitz can only dream of being.

billy_reuben June 21, 2012 at 7:35 am

He's living the dream.

Biff June 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Of course it never occurred to the asshats that the whole thing started under shrub's man Mukasey, and Holder actually shut it down. Seems to be their entire gameplan, though. Break shit, then blame the opposition for it…

HogeyeGrex June 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

"Here. Hold this turd…"

Isyaignert June 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm

"…while I polish it."

ChernobylSoup June 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I hope at some point during all of this that Holder pulled an E.B. White:

http://twitpic.com/9yka69

TootsStansbury June 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Why isn't this fucker in jail?

BlueStateLibel June 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

What? The Repubs are putting their intensive job-creating efforts on hold for this?

Jus_Wonderin June 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Is that a teeny, tiny Pope hat in the lower right quadrant of the photo??????

smokefilledroommate June 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Yep. That's MiniPope.

randcoolcatdaddy June 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

"…dealmaking is not this Republican Congress’ forte…."

That's the understatement of the century….

ElPinche June 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I can feel the gravitational pull of the mind-boggling gigantic fonts at Huffpo already.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Are you sure that's not the gravitational pull of Issa's titanic ego?

Chichikovovich June 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Remember when Karl Rove was subpoenaed by Congress in connection with the firing of US Attorneys who refused to pursue flimsy politically motivated charges against Democrats? (Remember, cases with no chance of success in court, but it would look bad in an election year just to have the charges filed.)

And remember when he just flat blew the Judiciary committee off and didn't show up? And made it clear that he wouldn't show up? And it was clear that no Administration branch would do the arresting and making him show up? I bet lover of Congressional prerogatives Darrel Issa was sooooo angry about that.

Blueb4sunrise June 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Cheney and the Energy Committee also too.

fuflans June 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm

my very first thought on hearing this stupid thing.

James Michael Curley June 21, 2012 at 9:54 am

The "Energy Committee" never issued a subpoena and there is long standing legal dictum that responding to a 'request' or an 'invitation' and appearing before a House or Senate committee is a jurisdictional courtesy. Fcuk Madison and Marbury and the horses they rode in on.

Isyaignert June 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Every time I see KKKarl Rove's fat fugly mug, I think to myself, "Shouldn't that fukker be in jail for contempt of Congress?"

RavenRant June 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Yes, I DO remember! Are Wonkette commenters the only non-amnesiac Americans? Certainly, we're not going to be reminded about Rove and Cheney's contempt of congress anywhere in our 'liberal' media.

Aridzona June 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Fast and spurious.

smokefilledroommate June 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Of course Arizona figures into this..

rickmaci June 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

So this is what we have become? A guy like Eric Holder, who has devoted his career to serving the judicial interests of the United States under Republican and Democratic Presidents, is now being harassed and badgered into judicial hell by an arsonist car thief con man whose only claim to authority is that he managed to get rich preying on people's fear of getting their car stolen. Shame on all of us for letting this happen. What a world. What a world.

Jus_Wonderin June 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Shouldn't the caption be "Derp!"

Blueb4sunrise June 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I would like V.P. Biden to tell Rep. Issa, "Fuck you!"

Generation[redacted] June 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Shit, Holder. Just tell them the guns were used to kill communists. They'd pin a medal on you.

Cato56 June 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm

He's the least equipped person to be running anything about ethics. The creator of a car alarm so annoying that I nearly took an ice ax to some douchebag's BMW that squawked about "Protected by Viper! Step back!" every time one of the multitude of homeless cats jumped on the car. Parked right under my bedroom window. Four-fucking-thirty in the morning after working the night desk at the newspaper isn't the time I'm feeling too forgiving about some POS car and it's stoopid alarm.

OK, back to Issa. He has always been a mega-dickhead. Corrupt as the day is long.

Blueb4sunrise June 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I had sent in this tip, but didn't make the cut I guess.

Border Patrol union: AG must resign
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/border/border-pat

DustBowlBlues June 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Mine never do, even though I'm sitting here in the Dust Bowl, where we have proudly given America some of the more moronic shit the nation has ever seen?

glamourdammerung June 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm

And Republicans are going to make a 180 turn to tell us about why we should listen to a union now?

bobbert June 21, 2012 at 12:13 am

I've met a small number of Border Patrol agents. They were all assholes.

Negropolis June 21, 2012 at 12:44 am

They can kiss his black ass is what they can do. Where were they when Bush started this thing up at Holder actually ended? Fuck 'em. Fuck 'em with desert cactus.

Chet Kincaid June 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

He looks like a John Buscema drawing of a mugger from a 1967 issue of Spider-Man.

Ayn Rand Paul Tard June 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Holy crap, that comment made my day!

glasspusher June 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Wow. Just wow.

Sharkey June 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Issa takes "Fast and Furious" and turns it into "Operation Fuckin' Frivolous"!

DemmeFatale June 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

California's own Prince of Darkness.

TheGyrus June 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I hope Holder gets taken down. Not because of these charges – they are stupid – but because Holder's the guy who provided the legal opinion saying that the president should be allowed to assassinate anyone he wants, even American citizens. So, fuck that guy. I hope the House Republicans eat him for dinner.

Steverino247 June 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Better Alt-text on the Issa photo: "I was cured alright!"

Ayn Rand Paul Tard June 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Looks like JB's filed reference under 'Greasy Thug.'

BarackMyWorld June 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Darrell Issa is a fedora away from being an extra in The Godfather.

DustBowlBlues June 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Will someone please refresh my memory over why Democratic presidents are hounded by shit like this to such an extent you can't afford a job there unless you have a good lawyer on speed dial but none of the shit the War Criminal administration did was ever investigated, before or after they pseudo-served the used-to-be republic?

Isyaignert June 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

That is the Trillion Dollar question. Welcome to Orwell's "1984."

RavenRant June 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Because their crimes 'happened in the past' and we 'don't want to look back, we want to look forward.'

I wish every criminal attorney in the country used that line while defending murderers, rapists, armed robbers, and so forth, just to hammer home what asinine, ludicrous, indefensible crap that line of 'reasoning' is.

DustBowlBlues June 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

He's just sore because he bought a recall and no one voted for him.

Antispandex June 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm

A contempt vote, in the Republican controled House. How could this possibly turn out? The suspense is almost too much to bear.

DustBowlBlues June 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Will someone please refresh my memory over why Democratic presidents are hounded by shit like this to such an extent you can't afford a job there unless you have a good lawyer on speed dial but none of the shit the War Criminal administration did was ever investigated nor any of this crap that's being hurled at Holder.

PS Fuck Republithugs

DustBowlBlues June 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Damn. No one–no offense, antispan–is around while I type this brilliant insight: I think this is all about the ATF. They haven't had a permanent director for years, no matter the president, because fucking Republithugs hate them for enforcing laws against criminals' 2nd. Amendment rights.

PS Fuck Republicts

glamourdammerung June 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

President Obama really should compromise here. There could be a setup for Issa and gang to get their documents. We could call it "Operation Huge Waste of Money Fishing Expedition". Anyway, some DoJ folks would be moved there to provide documents full time to Issa and gang for their various "investigations". The deal is though that any leaks get the full legal penalties exercised against the transgressor.

glasspusher June 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I still (still!) have the hots for Janet Reno. Holder, not so much.

owhatever June 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Darrell Issa pussy.

Truantly_Joe June 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm

On the bright side, such as it is, 77% of the American people hold Darrell Issa in contempt.

RavenRant June 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Privelege? Is this snarky spelling?

ttommyunger June 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but all we heard from this committee during Dubya's years was fucking crickets…

rocktonsam June 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

jerbs, asshole.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 June 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Soooooo….apparently Mike Vanderboegh that insane teabagger-militia wacko has fomented this entire "operation" as being part of some far flung, counter intuitive "assault" by 'confiscators' (people with thumbs) to "take arrr gunnnnssssss!" By some sort of false flag operation or whatever. That "break their windows!" Vanderboegh thought this up is par for the course. But that not only is he a paid Fuxxx Nuuuzzz contributor but he also had demented wingnut Congress things saying it as well. Holder called the questions about it absurd which in wingnut world means "confirmed" god but I hate fucking wingnuts…..

Negropolis June 21, 2012 at 12:31 am

Shouldn't Darrell be stealing candy from babies, or throwing bound women on railroad tracks or some shit?

Democrats, elections have consequences.

owhatever June 21, 2012 at 12:31 am

Wait a minnit. Issa, the guy so hot on Fast and Furious, was once charged with Grand Theft Auto and other crimes? Sounds like his committee should subpoena him.

Negropolis June 21, 2012 at 12:49 am

The absolutely insane thing about this is Holder has been about as non-hostile to conservative legal interests as a Democratic nominee can be, and some liberals even argue that he's actually amenable to their arguments. This is why Democrats have GOT to pick better officials and candidates, because the snakes will bite you when you turn around, anyway.

valthemus June 21, 2012 at 4:33 am

By the holy word of the Church of the Divine Vin Diesel, I command whatever foul demon has possessed Brother Darrell to make him such a total fucking asshole to leave his body at once!

THE POWER OF RIDDICK COMPELS YOU!
THE POWER OF RIDDICK COMPELS YOU!

glasspusher June 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Those weren't the days at all!

glasspusher June 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I was young and stupid in '84 and voted for Reagan. Been trying to atone for it ever since.

SorosBot June 20, 2012 at 11:14 pm

We've all got our youthful embarrassments; I actually voted for Ralph Nader in 2000 – so I voted for W. Bush – that was really awful.

Negropolis June 21, 2012 at 12:35 am

I was but a twinkle in my mother's eye in 1984, who was so not interested in politics at the time that she probably didn't even know who was running for president. So, yeah, we all make mistakes. lol

HogeyeGrex June 21, 2012 at 5:54 am

Thanks. That clears up a thing or two.

They didn't make much mention of him on their site.

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