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Must have been that last-minute support from Obama that did it

It took three weeks of vote counting, but the extremely close congressional race between California congresscreep Darrell Issa (R-sonist) and Democratic challenger Doug Applegate has finally been called by the Associated Press for Issa, who will now be free to get back to the important business of holding pointless, expensive investigations into the IRS, the Affordable Care Act, Benghazi, and anything else left over from the Obama presidency he’s still mad about. The race had remained too close to call until Monday afternoon, when the AP finally determined Issa’s lead of just over 2,300 votes was greater than the remaining uncounted ballots.

Issa’s charming snarl will return to the Republican-held House, giving the body a 45-seat majority until Louisiana finishes up its weirdass electoral runoffs December 10, when two seats from that state will be filled. (Also remember there’s still a competitive Senate race in Louisiana, and if you haven’t supported Democrat Foster Campbell, get off your ass and send a donation. Seriously.)

Issa at one point in the run-up to the election actually trailed Applegate in polls. Applegate, a former Marine colonel who attracted national attention after finishing closely behind Issa in California’s June primary, was the first Democrat to come anywhere near Issa in years. How close a race was it? Issa was desperate enough to send out mailers to voters suggesting he was a great big bipartisan pal of Barack Obama, the president he spent most of his time condemning and whose administration Issa called “the most corrupt in history.”

We’re certain Rep. Issa, a former car thief and arsonist who later became the richest member of Congress after a career selling car alarms, will find the incoming administration much more to his liking as he’s sworn in for his ninth term in office. In a statement Monday, Issa said,

I am eager to continue working to advance the best interests of the American people and restoring the focus of Washington where it belongs: Economic prosperity, national security and government accountability. With our newly unified government, we have the opportunity to lead the country in a new and better direction.

Translation: Let’s screw some poor people and cut my taxes.

Applegate’s campaign manager, Robert Dempsey, said, “We ran a great race and we are really proud of the effort we put together,” and Applegate plans to release a statement later today. As of October 19, Applegate had actually out-fundraised Issa, drawing $1.26 million in donations to Issa’s $1.03 million for the campaign, so we won’t at all be surprised if Doug Applegate comes back to take on Issa again in 2018.

Unless of course Donald Trump is such a huge success as president, what with the mass deportations, and the killing Medicare, and the leaving 20 million people without health insurance, and the corruption, that no Democrat ever dares runs for anything again.

[Politico / San Diego Union-Tribune]

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  • Ryan Denniston

    “the president he spent most of his time condemning and whose administration Issa called “the most corrupt in history.””
    Obama’s presidency? In this day and age, certainly they must be aware of their projection issues, right? I mean, the Trump Foundation and his conflicts of interests? Meeting with Petraeus, who ACTUALLY leaked classified information?

    • puredog

      You’re shrieking. I know it’s hard to avoid, though.

    • Msgr_Moment

      I think it’s simply deplorable how many members of Obama’s cabinet were forced to do the perp-walk out of cabinet meetings. Wait. What?

  • MynameisBlarney

    Wonderful.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Enough grease in that hairdo to start a car fire. Just sayin’.

    • Resistinceisnotfutile

      And enough bile to melt a skyscraper.

  • So how long before Issa starts demanding we skip all the phony-baloney stuff and go straight to HUAC again?

    • Msgr_Moment

      He will never (finally) have any shame.

    • Serai 1

      Except it’s not Communists he’ll be looking for. What with TFA getting all cozy in bed with Putin, I’m pretty sure that’s a box he doesn’t want to open.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Crap.

    • BadKitty904

      Yes, Grand Theft Auto: II

  • Resistinceisnotfutile

    MO THER FUC KER. I’ll be here when it’s time to go at him again. The get out the vote effort didn’t have enough volunteers to cover the district but we can do better, and we will.

    • Serai 1

      Which district is his?

      • Resistinceisnotfutile

        49th

  • Spurning Beer

    Issa will obviously believe he has a powerful mandate from the electorate to pursue his legislative and investigatory aims.

    • Resistinceisnotfutile

      That’s the part that makes me run for the pills. He’s going to be even worse. Piece of shit.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Hey, his mandate is larger than Trump’s. Bigly!

    • BadKitty904

      If he had any.

    • Crank Tango

      The nation, nay the world, has spoken!

  • Ryan Denniston

    He and governor Scott are two of the most sinister looking people I’ve ever seen. They should drop their jobs and get agents so they can play evil villains in movies. They’d make more money.

  • Issa just me, or have we got some work to do in this country?

  • Mavenmaven

    Everything about this election feels like that last scene in “Chinatown”.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “It’s the white working class, Jake.”

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        that’s a little on the nose…

  • Serai 1
  • BadKitty904
  • Mr. Blobfish

    Do not like.

  • The Outraged Ms. MLG

    The richest man in Congress will most assuredly absolutely definitely totally 100% all day every day certainly devote his time to easing economic insecurity for the common man, who he loves more than all his money and tax breaks combined.

  • Scooby
    • Mr. Blobfish

      Me need happy.

    • Mpeg

      Norway:

      Visitors love to golf, hike and even run a marathon during the months ruled by the midnight sun.

      Yea, a 24-hour marathon just might be about right for my pace!

    • Msgr_Moment

      I suppose those are happy countries once all the people with SADD off themselves during the winter.

    • In US America we have a low quality of life, a health care system that is abysmal, and are the most poorly educated first world nation.

      And godamnit, we’re gonna like it.

      Happiness, American style.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    God fucking damn it. They voted for him AGAIN!

    My attitude toward many, many, many of my fellow Americans is becoming a toxic stew of bewilderment, seething hate and utter contempt.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Now now, don’t fret. I’m sure that once they’ve taken away the New Deal and the Great Society, people will come around (no they won’t, they’ll just get angrier at immigrants).

      • FauxAntocles

        It’s never the Rethuglicans’ fault – as they keep telling us.

  • Nounverb911
  • Latverian Diplomat

    Headlines from the future: Darrell Issa proposes installing car alarms on all unborn fetuses. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says just the white fetuses will be fine.

    • Creepoman

      It will be the only funded program left in the ACA.

  • Mpeg

    As if I didn’t hate car alarms enough already…

  • r m reddicks

    Issa thinking we got some fucked up times ahead.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Okay 2016, that’s more than enough fucking bullshit out of you.

  • Zippy W Pinhead
  • Latverian Diplomat

    That’s one more point for Slytherin. Not enough Hufflepuffs bothered to vote, I guess.

    • Crystalclear12

      Don’t let Ravenclaw off that easy.

  • Ezio

    My goodness that first image of him is nightmare fuel.

  • Msgr_Moment

    I recognize that smirk on Issa’s face. Didn’t he play Dennis the Menace on TV in the ’50s?

    • Ezio

      Dennis the Menace libelz

      • Msgr_Moment

        Maybe it was his brother, Arsin.

  • Ryan Denniston

    I’m truly grateful that the election takes place so close to the holidays. Day drinking opportunities are much more plentiful this time of year.

  • Lizzietish81
  • Ezio
  • Blacktop Cadence

    I’m pretty sure I could fill my gas tank from the oil in his hair, but I’m equally as sure he’d steal my car.

  • Crystalclear12

    Do you think any of these Republicans realize that having a tiger by the tail is not good thing?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      that would require long term thinking…

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I curse the day I first heard the name “Darrell Issa”.

    • Creepoman

      I curse every time I hear the name.

  • Vecchiojohn

    I hear Trump is considering him for Secretary of Transportation. Yeah. Transportation. That’s what we call it.

    • Mary Sandoras

      Now he can still fleets of cars.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Dammit, a cat walked on the Brooklyn Bridge and the alarm woke up both boroughs

    • Ezio

      Really? I thought he was totally going for Chris Christie?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “If the cars can’t move at all, technically, there’s no traffic problem.”
        — Chris Christie

        • Ezio

          He thinks it’s an issue related to them running out of gas. Of course, he never has to worry about that problem…

      • Vecchiojohn

        I hear a new post called Secretary of Petty Revenge is being created for Chris.

        • Nockular cavity

          Psst: from now on, it’s gonna be petty revenge all the way down.

    • Anna Rompage

      Nope, it’s going to be Mitch McConnell’s wife….

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        probably the most intelligent nomination he’s made, assuming he stiffs Mittens. Although he only did it to buy off the Turtle…

    • MynameisBlarney

      Saaaay….that’s a nice bridge you have there…
      Be shame if anything happened to it.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I’m the Robert Ford of car alarms.”
    — Darrell Issa, watching Westworld

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    I can just about see the bottom of the swamp…

    Hi Darrell!

  • TheGrandWaz00

    I can’t imagine having hundreds of millions of dollars and actually wanting to spend even one minute of my life in Congress.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      If you’re a psychopathic asshole, the Republican Congress feels like home.

    • BadKitty904

      This has always puzzled me.

      • willi0000000

        these are people who think there is no such thing as “enough” . . . and there is no difference between what they want and what they need.

        if you gave somebody like t’Rump the entire world except for one square foot for each and every other person on the planet he would complain that everybody has too much and could easily give up 72 square inches so he could have more.

        [ . . . but we both know what he really “needs” is that other half square foot too ]

    • boyblue123

      or be a billionaire in the white house so you can change all the rules in your favor?

  • Wild Cat

    Looks like he went down on Laura Ingraham and discovered what a yeast infection tastes like . . .

    • Zippy W Pinhead
      • Ezio

        Speaking of Fox news anchors who support Trump doing stupid things, remember when Monica Crowley went to the remnants of the Berlin wall and said “walls work”?

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          wife of good old Alan Colmes- more than happy to play the role of Washington Generals on FOX

      • Wild Cat

        I wonder how much Dear Old Dinish D’Souza had to pay her for that one night?

      • willi0000000

        low key?

        [ thermonuclear low key maybe ]

  • Creepoman

    I used to think it would be cool if, just once, the evil villain in a movie won. Beat the super-hero, became all-powerful, took over the world or blew it up, whatever. It’s actually turning out to be not so cool.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      We’re basically at the Empire Strikes Back portion of the series…

      • Nockular cavity

        So…everything depends on the Ewoks now?

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          IT’S A TRAP!

      • Kateaux

        Er, Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker libelz? Because there was after all, redemption for him at the end of the trilogy…and that seems unlikely for President Elect Pussy Grabber & Company.

  • Vecchiojohn

    Alarming.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    See! Didn’t I tell you?
    There.
    Is.
    No.
    God!!!!11!!

  • I’m sure the Wonkette operatives are on it, but Elaine Chau (Mrs. Mitch McConnel, R-if you can believe that) could use a nasty, vile snark filled expose about now.

    • TheGrandWaz00

      How can we trust Elaine Chao’s judgement? She married Mitch McConnell for chrissakes!

    • Ezio

      I think some of our other operatives are preparing to enter the first battle with Bill O in the annual War on Christmas.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      she’s actually one of his sanest choices- let that sink in a minute…

      • I trust no one who cuddles with Mitch McConnel at night.

        • Anna Rompage

          My bet is they have twin beds…

          In separate rooms no less…

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I’m betting his is a bed of lettuce

          • And woodchip bedding in a tank.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          citation needed- I’m pretty sure he just hunkers down in his shell

    • Anna Rompage

      You mean something like she cares about workers so incredibly much that OSHA failed to implement one new safety regulation while under her 7 year long leadership, and there were 1000s of unresolved, unprosecuted complaints of employees not being paid overtime, or stiffed on their pay checks when she was head of the Bureau of Labor?

    • vox had an article about her calling her the most normal Trump appointee yet, at this point, and I guess the writer’s take was at least that position isn’t inherently partisan from a historical standpoint. I had no clue she was married to the turtle, tho, that was a shocker to me…I put it into the “things that make you go ugggghhhh” camp

      • “normal” is a relative term anymore.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          She’s only a normally bad doctrinaire republican, as opposed to batshitcrazy and completely incompetent. A mighty low bar indeed. The villagers are already making sure that they continue to have a seat at the table by normalizing all his BS

          • Paul

            “Bat shit crazy and completely incompetent.” Am I a bad person for misreading the last word as “incontinent”?

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I wish they were- they’d have less free time to fuck things up

        • one of many words getting the redefinition treatment

      • “Most normal Trump appointee yet” – now there’s a backhanded compliment.

        • I thought the headline was funny for that reason

  • Looks like ‘Draining the Swamp’ is a euphemism for ‘World’s Largest Slimy Reptile Preserve’.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Speakin’ o reptiles.
      Landlady just called to warn me that there’s been a python sited in the neighborhood, about 4 houses down.

      It’s a 4 footer.

      I was like. Ok…
      I’ll keep an eye out then. Thanks.

      • Lambsendbeds

        Four foot long python isn’t a very big snake. I work with three Ball Pythons at the Zoo who are all about four feet long and they are quite manageable, as well as user friendly. Usually snakes are more afraid of you than you are of them…really!

        • MynameisBlarney

          Yeah, but they’re an invasive, and highly destructive species here in South Florida. And they’re finding a home now in the Keys.

      • I heard they like to hang out in toilets – so check.

    • h4rr4r

      I AM FUCKING SICK OF EXPLAINING THIS.

      REPTILIANS ARE DRY, they need dry conditions to thrive! So the swamp had to be drained for them!

  • cheetojeebus
    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      That gets more and more hilarious as it goes on, and on, and on…

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Sigh…

  • LarryHoudini

    Oh good, Snidely Whiplash got reelected. I thought this election was going to be all bad news.
    [drinks bleach]

    • SNIDELY WHIPLASH LIBELZ!!1!!11!

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        poor Nell…

  • Lefty Frizzell

    If you’re going to vote for Darrell Issa you really have nobody to blame but yourself when things fuck up.

    • theblackdog

      Hey now, I would have voted against him

      IF I WAS ALLOWED TO!

  • Nounverb911
    • boyblue123

      Instead of cute cats and dogs playing in front of a holiday fire, there are republican lizards scurrying in front of an elevator

      • Lambsendbeds

        Lizard libelz!!!

  • jowgajen

    You had one job, San Diego. One job.

    • rick

      I know right? WTF?!? The Dem was even decorated military.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Tell me, WaPo linky, how is Donald going to pay for his infrastructure plan?

    The Trump plan that emerged late in the campaign would give private investors an 82 percent tax credit to pump money into projects, credits that theoretically would reduce their need to profit from the investment. Trump said that his plan is a win-win for taxpayers because tax dollars lost by granting the credits would be recouped by taxing the wages of people put to work on the projects and from taxes paid by contractors hired to do the work.

    So the workers will be subsidizing rich investors. Good to know!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06644d5ab2fd09c8c56cd79beb4631b8b43696b81eada2d5cd39c8abd5c09c4f.jpg

    • Of course the peons will take it in the shorts! It’s the Republican way!

    • boyblue123

      “credits that theoretically would reduce their need to profit from the investment”….a new phrasing of trickle down economics

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        #trumpeduptrickledown

        • SayItWithWookies

          And she was mocked for that. #we’resofucked

      • JTK3

        The country tried it your way for eight years and got an anemic 2% annual increase in GDP combined with $10 trillion added to the national debt. A lousy GDP and crushing debt are what made Greece the Euro dumpster fire it is today and you guys thought trying that recipe was the way to go. Nope.

        • akita96th

          Just lying bull shit and made up numbers….

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Most of those tax breaks will be going to existing projects so no new jobs will be added. And depending upon how he defines infrastructure, all sorts of crony pet projects will likely qualify for the giant tax giveaway. But the good news is, once taxpayers get done subsidizing those projects so rich people don’t have to pay taxes, they can look forward to a lifetime of paying tolls and fees to use the privatized roads and bridges they paid to build, all while looking forward to no maintenance from the owners who will have zero motivation to do so…

      • Meaganesheppard

        Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !su35c:
        On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
        !su35c:
        ➽➽
        ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash629HomeStoreGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!su359c:….,……

      • akita96th

        What ever the GOP plans are ..you can bet it wont help workers…never does.

    • Private gain, social loss…… again and again. FFSFFSFFS

    • Fartknocker

      I’m sure looking forward to the newest NOAA Trump Seagull & Bird Life Wall which will be 13 miles directly east of Balmedie Aberdeenshire, Scotland (AB23 8YE) because nothing says Environmental Protection like a floating wall to keep birds away from wind turbines in the North Sea. If it blocks the view of wind turbines at a golf course, that’s just one of the many benefits.

    • Alex Grey

      Ahh the Walmart model…

    • calliecallie

      His new pick for Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, is no friend to labor unions. And if private sector folks are doing these projects for tax credits, with their own monies rather than federal monies, they do not need to pay “prevailing wage” which means the new jobs will not pay as well.
      She was W’s labor secretary for 8 years and is Mitch McConnell’s wife, also too, so let’s drain the swamp again I say!

      • akita96th

        These are the contractors who hire Mexicans….I have seen it…Illegal labor doesn’t just take farm jobs it has branched out into all the construction fields…sheet rock,roofing,rock laying,carpentry.flooring installation etc….Lots of jobs stolen by cheap and greedy contractors using cheap under the table labor while Washington looks the other way….This is why they look the other way….status que.

    • Lambsendbeds

      Credits that would reduce their need to profit from the investment…BWAHAHAHAHAHA !!!

    • Begin Anew Day

      But didn’t he tell the volk,…..oops, sorry about that…..the folks at his rallies that he was gonna help them be great again?

      Didn’t he Promise to make BIG MAGIC SPELL to make them have tingles in pants?

      Didn’t he insist he would make clothes cleaner and teeth brighter ( for white people)?

      Yeah he did do all that. Well I’m going to gargle salt water, practice my singing and wait for my chance to sing the “I Told You So” aria.

    • Shibusa

      Heard today on NPR that Tom Price’s alternative to ACA is going to be awful for the very poor and the very sick. Sounds about right for this team.

  • Crystalclear12

    Does anyone know how bad it has to get before we are considered refugees? I feel like somebody should be researching that.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I think civil rights need to be actively being taken away and they prefer war torn and displaced children.

    • therblig

      i think tom petty is looking into it.

  • rick

    At least “holding pointless, expensive investigations into the IRS, the Affordable Care Act, Benghazi, and anything else left over from the Obama presidency” will keep ferret face from torching any more warehouses…maybe.

    • akita96th

      Wasting tax dollars is what the GOP is all about..They hate taxes sure…But they love to spend and waste them..

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    OT I am so sick of glasses. I’m thinking about getting a custom pair made at this point. And it’s time to switch from frustration to outrage again.

    I don’t have the energy. Although I did donate to the campaign.

    • h4rr4r

      Contacts, way better.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        No. I saw Ren and Stimpy. Contacts are out of the question.

        • h4rr4r

          Your loss.
          Peripheral vision is where it’s at.

        • Lambsendbeds

          Ignore Ren and Stimpy. I love my contacts – they give you much better vision than glasses without the pain in the ass factor.

  • Resistance Ftr PuckStopsHere

    This shitweasel with the perpetual “punch me!” look on his ass face? I woulda voted his ass out years ago just on account of looking like a compleat asshole. But, here comes some more Shitty News. Everyday it’s more shitty news.

    My Lord and Savior commands me to love my enemies. This is a concept which comes up more often than you’d think in church. But, when it comes to a criminal like Issa — a rat who should be playing cards for cigarettes in a federal prison, not affecting the domestic or foreign policy of the United States — I can’t do it. Thus, I have FAILED at Christianity. So thanks a lot for that, Darryl.

    • Rick Hill

      All these fckers look like the were cast for some d grade movie

  • shaar dula

    If asked to walk in other’s shoes, DI would prolly walk away with other’s shoes.

    • SnarkON

      To be fair, so would I, if the shoes fit me and were nicer than mine.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    I really think GOPtards voted for this slimeball purely out of spite.

    • Begin Anew Day

      Spite is one thing they will never be out of.

    • JTK3

      Is your butt still chapped over the last election? Let’s recap:
      Your guys lost the White House you assumed was yours in a cakewalk.
      Your guys didn’t flip the Senate (or even knot it up, which would have given your incoming VP the tie breaking vote, except, of course, for that little matter of not winning the White House).
      Your guys said gaining “only” 12 seats in the House would be a poor performance and racked up a crowd pleasing 6 or 7.
      Your guys don’t get to pick the next justice to the SCOTUS.
      Your guys don’t have executive order power in the next administration (and you don’t have the horsepower in Congress to get any bills worthy of a veto to the next president anyway.
      Deal with it.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Fuck off.

      • HazooToo

        Your guys are going to fuck you, your grandparents, your kids, your environment, your veterans, your education, and everything else in the nation for at least two years. We’re dealing with it by gearing up for a fight. And yes, we’ll even fight for your rights, Douchebag. You’re free to go fuck yourself.

      • akita96th

        If your rich fk you…If you work for a living like the rest of us..fk you…You will get everything you voted for.

  • CATMAN

    Another example of the scum rising to the top

  • FlownOver

    “Darrell Issa (R-sonist)” –

    Dok, you’re worth the price of admission all by yourself. Wabbit Literacy rules!

    • cats530

      lol – I like that. I usually just call him issacarthiefandarsonist.

  • Resistance Fighter Big Puppy

    Gaah!

  • Vienna Woods

    Well shit.

    • snark-lurker

      my sediments eggsackly

  • snark-lurker

    CALIFONICKFUCKYUH
    soo many dollers butt no sence atol

    • Lambsendbeds

      Hey – those of us in Northern California totally disavow Issa’s part of California.
      We just think of it as REALLY West Virginia.

      • snark-lurker

        same thing here just in a different state

      • John Smith

        Hey I’m from WV. We disavow ourselves!

      • efoveks

        I’m in Stockton, and even I think of Issa territory as WV!

      • CATMAN

        Actually, it is full of retired Navy and Marines and some really rich people, so partially WVa mixed in with the 1%, so fertile ground for dickweeds like Issa

      • La Resistance O’hontas

        Did you even try telling him to stop it? I understand that means something in trympanese.

  • Paperless Tiger

    … after a career selling car alarms …

    Would fire alarms be a conflict of interest?

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    But Tiny Hands Double Chin wants a recount of the California vote.

  • DahBoner
    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Ergonomic design!

  • Beowoof14

    I was so hoping he would have to go back to stealing cars for a living. Now he is still stealing from the taxpayers.

  • Marceline

    I quote the much boycotted “Hamilton” when I say…

    “Fuuuuuuuuuck”

  • The Librarian

    I’m grateful that Mr. Issa is not my Congressperson, but just the fact that we live in the same state sends me into a snit. He’s one of the biggest assholes in Congress. Sorry, Mr. Applegate, you seem nice.

  • 3FingerPete

    His next investigation is into how Hillary Clinton managed to vote 3 million times.

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      Actually, Darrell Issa’s next investigation is how to hot wire that car.

  • pgjack

    Issa is a asshole. You can choose your friends but you can’t choose other people’s congressional representatives. Give us Californian’s a break, both our senators, most of our representatives our Governor and most of our state legislators are not idiots. And though we loved Bernie we went very strong for Hillary in the end. Issa and his ilk are unfortunate outliers. I love California.

    • JTK3

      And Applegate is even worse. Country first my ass……he’s another rubberstamp for the bad government that added $10 trillion to the national debt in 8 years.

  • BetsyBleedingheart

    I remember once after 9/11 Issa complained about being “randomly” searched at the airport because his last name is Arabic (I think? at any rate it means ‘Jesus’ in whatever language it’s in, because of fucking course). He was very upset that he was late for his flight.

    Which didn’t stop him from, like, doing anything about security theater, so. Thanks, from a Middle Eastern woman whose Persian last name means she *always* gets randomly searched at the airport.

    • Brendan_M

      He’s of Lebanese descent. So he probably grew up with great food, but he still turned out to be a crooked asshole.

  • qadesh

    sooo, the AP called it–is the AP the official vote counter?

  • akita96th

    Issas Economic prosperity means more going to the 1%…His state voted against their own interests…so be it….Let them suffer the fools…..

  • SullivanSt

    Darrell Issa (R-sonist)

    ?, as the kids say on their twitters these days

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