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Darrell Issa Tried Sucking Up To Obama. Barack’s Response Is Perfect

Darrell Issa Tried Sucking Up To Obama. Barack’s Response Is Perfect

President Obama recently tore into Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) at a San Diego fundraiser, calling out Issa’s hypocritical attempts to suddenly portray himself as a “friend” of the Obama administration and to try to distance himself from the dumpster-fire of the Donald Trump campaign as he struggles to fend off an electoral challenge from a former Marine colonel, Democrat Doug Applegate.

Issa made a name for himself in Washington as the leader of the Republican Inquisition. From his seat as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Issa issued over a hundred subpoenas – more than the last three committees combined – and spearheaded the witch-hunts against Hillary Clinton over Benghazi and against the Internal Revenue Service for unearthing the financial links between the Koch Brothers and Tea Party groups. But he recently sent out a mailer that showed the President signing legislation that provided protections for the victims of sexual assault, a bill that Issa had co-sponsored in an attempt to portray himself as less of a paranoid ideologue.

The President wasn’t having it, however, slamming him as “shameless” and “the definition of chutzpah:”

“Issa’s primary contribution to the United States Congress has been to obstruct and to waste taxpayer dollar on trumped-up investigations that have led nowhere.  And this is now a guy who, because poll numbers are bad, has sent out brochures with my picture on them touting his cooperation on issues with me.

Here’s a guy who called my administration perhaps the most corrupt in history — despite the fact that actually we have not had a major scandal in my administration — that, when Trump was suggesting that I wasn’t even born here, said, well, I don’t know, was not sure.  We can pull up the quotes.”

It is absolutely appalling to see the lengths to which Congressional Republicans will stoop to in a desperate attempt to save their political careers after it became clear that their racist sexual predator of a nominee had no chance of winning. Cowards like Issa will abandon eight years of obstructionism and demonizing President Obama’s every move at the drop of a hat. Morally vacant and entirely devoid of principle, it is far past time we purged these religious extremists and self-serving plutocrats from our Houses of Congress and replaced them with real Americans who are there to do what’s best for the American people.

An early October poll shows Issa trailing his challenger, Doug Applegate, by four points. Issa has never won by less than sixteen points.

Let’s punish this obstructionist and flip California’s 49th District. Vote him out!

You can support Col. Applegate’s campaign here.

Colin Taylor
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.

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