DNC chief: Issa cutting off Cummings today was kinda’ like what’s happening in Ukraine and Venezuela, or something

posted at 8:41 pm on March 5, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Are we really putting the utter lawlessness, corruption, and suppression of the Venezuelan socialist regime in the same context as the House Oversight Chairman trying to adjourn a hearing that obviously wasn’t going to take place after Lois Lerner pleaded the 5th? Does that not seem… hyperbolic, perhaps? The, ahem, “inimitable” DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz evidently thinks not, at around the 9:30 mark:

In the last couple of weeks, in which we have been, on both sides of the aisle, standing up for the rights of the oppressed, trying to make sure that in Venezuela, that dictators there aren’t shutting down the opposition, the same thing in the Ukraine. At the same time, you have a chairman of the Government Oversight Committee literally electronically cutting off the mic of the opposition to prevent him from having any say or participation in the hearing that was focused on an investigation that has been resolved and that they are purely… proving that what they are doing here is just trying to continue to politicize this issue.

Honesty, I can see why the Democrats are irked with Issa’s brusqueness there, but the hearing wasn’t gonna’ happen, and if we’re really so concerned about governmental forces trying to “shut down the opposition” on par with what’s happening in Ukraine and Venezuela, then what about showing a little concern for, oh, I don’t know — an administration using a government agency to stifle groups of a certain political stripe? A.k.a., the actual story from that hearing today?

I might also point out that the rest of that segment was dedicated to ridiculing the Republicans for their — count ‘em! — 50th ObamaCare “repeal” vote, which was actually a measure to delay tax penalties for failing to buy health insurance this year, on which 27 Democrats voted with them. This vote happened at about the same time that the White House declared their unilateral intention to further alleviate their “if you like it, you can keep it” fraud by delaying the date by which non-ObamaCare-compliant insurance plans had to be canceled until October of 2016. But, hey — stupid Republicans, right? Actually doing things through legislation instead of turn-on-a-dime extralegal executive actions? Laaaaaame.


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Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

I remember when Grow Fins lost it on the Wisconsin Recall Election thread..That was fun to watch..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Cummings just called out Issa for what he is: a terrorist sympathizer. Issa now faces the Doomsday choice. He can continue to align with Teahadis, or he can return to the light.

BrianJ on March 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I don’t recall Issa leaving our embassy staff to be slaughtered by Al Qaeda.

Can you name the people who did, BJ?

Chuck Schick on March 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

The Teahadis are simply not compatible with democracy. Brian Ross told me so in the Huffington Post.

BJ on March 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Dance, Scarecrow!

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

DNC chief: Issa cutting off Cummings today was kinda’ like what’s happening in Ukraine and Venezuela, or something

I think Hot Air and other conservative blogs should quit reporting on what these idiots have to say. Few people in America (including Libtards) will ever watch this video, and the others where DNC zombies utter inanely stupid things.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2014 at 10:25 PM

And stereophonic sound…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

OmahaConservative on March 5, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Did you see my comment above at 10:19??..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Over

Bmore on March 5, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Schadenfreude

Bmore on March 5, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Over

Bmore on March 5, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Yeah, 10 minutes ago! :)

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Man this site is screwed up! Will it ever get fixed?!?!

Bmore on March 5, 2014 at 10:29 PM

oscarwilde on March 5, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Very nicely stated. Nothing further to add.

ToddPA on March 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Sometimes you just have to call a spade pickle and spade pickle…

oscarwilde on March 5, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Did you see my comment above at 10:19??..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Just now…

OmahaConservative on March 5, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Yep. It ate some dogcrow that night :D

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

And got mad as he!! about it..Talking about a “freak out”..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:30 PM

And Cummings was demanding his equal rights to a man who thought the first few reels of 12 Years A Slave were the way life should be.

BrianJ on March 5, 2014 at 9:05 PM

CinemaScope.

In Technicolor, no less.

BJ-

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Hey Del, I was thinking Panavision on that post….

..after all, it was good enough for Battle of the Bulge..

ToddPA on March 5, 2014 at 10:30 PM

OmahaConservative on March 5, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Go see that comment..It is “breath taking”..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

And got mad as he!! about it..Talking about a “freak out”..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Yep. I can’t believe he actually hung around!

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

BrianJ on March 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM

The squirrel is strong with this one.

Jeff Weimer on March 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Man this site is screwed up! Will it ever get fixed?!?!

Bmore on March 5, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Don’t be hating on the Timewarp

oscarwilde on March 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Man this site is screwed up! Will it ever get fixed?!?!

Bmore on Stardate 3495 at 0432 hours in Gamma Quadrant

WTF! How did you do that?

Bishop on March 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Don’t be dissin Baghdad Bob….

oscarwilde on March 5, 2014 at 10:25 PM

LoLz..My apologies to Baghdad Bob..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

The “ban Hammer came soon..Wasn’t even any drums..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Go see that comment..It is “breath taking”..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I like that comment. Appears ol’ frank doesn’t know whether his ‘daughters’ go to one school or several.

And just the other night he claimed he was an internet warrior! His mission? To make HotAir safe for women everywhere by doing battle with misogynistic bullies like the ol’ Lanceman.

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Save it while you can…. Doug Ross a/k/a DirectorBlue posted this in 2011 – Debbie Wasserman Schultz family indictments.

Key West Reader on March 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Oh my. What a bunch of d-bags. They have their own little crime family.

slickwillie2001 on March 5, 2014 at 9:57 PM

IMPOSSIBLE!

Key West Reader on March 5, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:35 PM

When did you add THAT to your resume??

Newtie and the Beauty on March 5, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Debbie Downer failed to work in that Cummings is black, and Issa was oppressing him because he I’d black. Seriously, folks, I am tired of paying taxes to keep political games like this going. It is pathetic.

Techster64 on March 5, 2014 at 10:38 PM

As with the government shutdown

BJ on March 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Please tell us, in your own simple words, why none of the major “pollsters” have asked which Party was to blame for that shutdown in over 6 months. The last “polling” on who was to blame happened back in September of 2013, according to Gallup.

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:35 PM

rofl..Why would anyone with any brains post a comment like that??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:39 PM

When did you add THAT to your resume??

Newtie and the Beauty on March 5, 2014 at 10:37 PM

I’m always commenting from the Shark Lounge in Daytona on Saturdays.

I tell you all when I’m on my way. :)

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:39 PM

BrianJ on March 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Putin’s in the house! Well by gosh and by golly, these are the exact same words that Putin is using to describe the Army of Ukraine!

Le’ Gasp!

/OFA sock puppets suck balls

Key West Reader on March 5, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Ahem…as one of the female persuasion, if misogynistic bullies are like the ol’Lanceman, they are my favorite kind. I AIN’T skeered, and don’t need no Frank man to fight my battles. ~nods~clicks heels~executes smart turn with skirt twirling~prances away….yeah, I got my own “stones” thankyouverymuch!

graywaiter on March 5, 2014 at 10:41 PM

rofl..Why would anyone with any brains post a comment like that??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:39 PM

It’s Bluegill. No doubt about it.(S)he’s got several more socks recently. I put it all together yesterday when B.More told me (S)he’s been banned from twitter twice already.

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

You maybe right..AnninCA was Einstein by comparison..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Cummings just called out Issa for what he is: a terrorist sympathizer. Issa now faces the Doomsday choice. He can continue to align with Teahadis, or he can return to the light.

BrianJ on March 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM

and you can also hope you get a brain.

arnold ziffel on March 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2014 at 10:25 PM

And stereophonic sound…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Sensurround.

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

graywaiter on March 5, 2014 at 10:41 PM

;)

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

You maybe right..AnninCA was Einstein by comparison..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Annin didn’t have 50 identities to trip her up. She’s simply insane.

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Seriously though. That BrianJ character has been hysterical today. Almost as funny as watching the distinguished congressman lose his mind.

graywaiter on March 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Almost as funny as watching the distinguished congressman lose his mind.

graywaiter on March 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

When I saw that, I knew it was an act. Even Rush said as much today.

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

The Teahadis are simply not compatible with democracy. Brian Ross told me so in the Huffington Post.

BJ on March 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

So, lil BJ, you’re saying that neither you nor Brian Ross are aware that the United States is NOT a democracy.

Don’t you think that you really should learn what kind of government we have in America before you attempt to discuss it with us…your betters?

Solaratov on March 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

WTF! How did you do that?

Bishop on March 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Lolz! Frank Lib will never hold a candle to you my friend. You are the one, the only, the original! ; )

Bmore on March 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

DSW is a joke. Oh how I pray the Dems keep her. Someone else in that position might be dangerous.

joecollins on March 5, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Lanceman on March 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Exactly. They had it all planned out and Issa wasn’t playing. I actually giggled most of the day after that!

graywaiter on March 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM

DSW is a joke. Oh how I pray the Dems keep her. Someone else in that position might be dangerous.

joecollins on March 5, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Unfortunately I live in this pig’s district and trust me the moronic inbreeds that live here aren’t voting that pig out any time soon. My apologies to pigs for comparing them to that thing.

bbinfl on March 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

wiki

Donald Crichton Alexander (May 22, 1921 – February 2, 2009) was a tax lawyer and Nixon administration official.[1]

Alexander was appointed Commissioner of Internal Revenue by President Richard Nixon in May 1973, and was replaced in February 1977, early in the Jimmy Carter administration.

Alexander resisted attempts by Nixon to use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate Nixon’s political enemies, resulting in a string of attempts by Nixon to fire him.

Power Line:

One of the articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon included his alleged misuse of the IRS. Article 2 of the Articles of Impeachment was carefully framed to charge that Nixon “endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigation to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.”

Nixon’s alleged abuse of the IRS seems to have gone largely unrequited. Note the careful use of the word “endeavored.” It appears to be the operative term.

Turning to Stanley Kutler’s history of Watergate, I find that Kutler devotes remarkably few pages to the issue. Nixon’s efforts with the IRS seem pathetically futile. Robert Haldeman is said to have selected a number of people on various enemies’ lists “for audits and other forms of harassment.”

But who was audited? Kutler mention only Washington Post attorney Edward Bennett Williams, who was audited for three years running. An IRS office (the Special Services Staff), created in 1969 at the urging of Tom Huston, is said to have “compiled information on more than 1,000 institutions and 4,000 individuals.” Kutler makes no mention of anything having been done with the information.

Kutler observes that the White House worked hard on IRS Commissioner Johnnie Walters to make him subservient to political needs. Nixon henchman Jack Caulfield astutely complained, however, that the IRS was a “monstrous bureaucracy…dominated and controlled by Democrats.” Kutler doesn’t say it, but the Nixon administration’s efforts with Walters appear to have gone approximately nowhere.

Nixon himself had been the subject of what he believed to have been politically inspired audits in 1961 and 1962. He told John Ehrlichman in 1972 that he had not pursued his opponents with audits because he had “no mandate.” Things would be different in the second term, Nixon promised.

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Cummings sole function on that committee is to make sure that Issa
never gets to the truth.

savage24 on March 5, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Cummings sole function on that committee is to make sure that Issa
never gets to the truth.

savage24

And the statement he wanted to give today that Issa shut down was nothing more than him speaking for Lerner since she couldn’t give her own statement. There’s no doubt whatsoever that it was written by her people and given to Cummings to read.

xblade on March 5, 2014 at 11:53 PM

DWS: proving every day that she’s dumber than a box of rocks.

idalily on March 6, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Seriesly?

At a hearing about the abuse of the IRS to suppress opposition political activity, the only abuse of power DWS can see is when somebody is not allowed to use the microphone after the hearing is over?

Haiku Guy on March 6, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Say, DWS, where have you been on the guys Obama appointed to the FCC that lauded Chavismo? You know, the ones wanting more government control over communications and news?

Wait I hear… crickets…

So given the DNC’s tacit assent to this sort of stuff, and the limp response to Ukraine and the massive Hillary Reset/Overcharge button, can we take it that the DNC actually LIKES the results in Ukraine and Venezuela? Because the lips have sure been silent about criticizing Obama and his appointees, you know?

Given all of that, is this criticism of Issa IN RE Ukraine/Venezuela actually criticism or approval?

Because, to date, the DNC hasn’t actually come out against Chavismo and by not taking on Hillary and Obama’s foreign policy giving us Ukraine, you aren’t really taking a stand for freedom of speech. So is this a back-handed compliment you are dishing out?

ajacksonian on March 6, 2014 at 6:15 AM

This is Mayonaise Head Debbie Wasserman Shultz: You can fix ignorance with education but STUPIDITY is forever.

tmgrant on March 6, 2014 at 6:43 AM

kinda like Reid in the senate, doesn’t allow bill originated in the house to come to a vote, won’t let the repub add amendments to bill so on.

RonK on March 6, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Could the DNC at least get someone with intelligence to speak for them “Dittey Debbie” has the brain power of a lab rat on “Coke”. Would someone please explain to her what a brush or at least a comb is used for?
Why would anyone want to listen to Mr. Cummings? He is a one horse pony and it is always about race, or the defense of the “Incompetent Administration” because of race. He has no credibility outside of the liberal bubble with his fellow racist and his integrity has always been at best poor.

John21 on March 6, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Debbie is a blatant moron that’s lost in a thick fog without a compass or a map . . . disgusting.

rplat on March 6, 2014 at 7:55 AM

No, little Debbie, Cummings was again, going to give another speech against the hearings. The Dems are “all in” for protecting the president and his administration, and don’t want the truth to be exposed.

Amazingoly on March 6, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Eika failed to mention the hearing had already be adjourned when the Maryland idiot did his grand standing. Issa had already asked for questions (with no response from Cummings) before doing so.

TerryW on March 6, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Whatever. Cummings was still running his mouth AFTER Issa shut down the hearing. This is typical of Cummings, who is infamous for his unintelligent blathering and childish histrionics, and his belief that the rules do no apply to him. Issa really had no choice but to cut Cummings off, as he would have shut anyone off in this situation.

Pork-Chop on March 6, 2014 at 8:35 AM

In related news this administration continues to cover up the corrupt use of the irsto silence its opponents. Issa made his point today and my guess is Lerner will next be held in contempt. Cummings looked weak trying to aid her in this scandal. I think they believe this will just go away.

Ellis on March 6, 2014 at 8:53 AM

WATCH THIS: Darrell Issa responds – explains why he shut Elijah Cummings down –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXCYh1SuQG4&t=91

Pork-Chop on March 6, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Who’s she trying to kid. Dingy Harry was more like Venezuela when he changed the senate rules to get more radicals installed higher up in unaccountable positions in the govt. It’s getting harder to tell the actual through and through socialists from the leaders who just want a position at the table of power. She belongs at the kid’s table, along with the Hon. Mr. Cummings.

Kissmygrits on March 6, 2014 at 9:05 AM

What a tag team of vapidity, cluelessness, and projection….MSDNC’s Alex Wagner and the DNC Chief DWS.

Between Lerner taking the 5th, the DoJ / FBI refusing to undertake even the most basic investigative steps, and the collective efforts of the Administration and House Democrats to stall, demagogue, and impede a House investigation, the more it looks like there IS something to hide – and someone very important to protect at all costs.

Athos on March 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Hmm, I guess Pelosi’s little Mini-Me must have forgotten about this:

Dems Lock Out Republicans — Literally

and this:

Pelosi cuts off C-SPAN cameras & mics and turns out the lights to silence GOP

Flora Duh on March 6, 2014 at 9:34 AM

She’s like the white, female version of Obama…she says a whole lot – hardly any of it is the truth, and no one really pays attention to her because of it.

In a way, she is like one of those machines where you could long ago put a quarter in a maching and the chicken would dance. The illusion was that the chicken would dance to get the small bit of food. The TRUTH, however, is that the chicken was standing on a hot plate – it would heat up, and the chicken would ‘dance’. In the same way, the DNC pays Schultz to go out in front of the camera when things heat up and she does her little ‘dance’. It looks like she has something worthwhile to say, but the truth is she’s just saying what she has to.

easyt65 on March 6, 2014 at 9:43 AM

It’s AP. NonP was the puss. This version is the ows over the top.

No way it’s real.

wolly4321 on March 5, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Maybe libfree having a little fun?

oldroy on March 6, 2014 at 9:53 AM

So, Cumming received a little “Harry Reid Treatment” from Issa; deal with it Cummings, you whine like a baby.

JungleCogs on March 6, 2014 at 10:25 AM

The hyperbole has lost its’ effect; it’s like being called a Nazi or a racist now- if I don’t hear those epithets I figure I’m doing something wrong.

And truthfully, shutting up a completely worthless jackass like
Elijah Cummings makes the world a smarter place.

And spare me his “civil rights hero” history; like McCain and his POW status the luster is long gone and the turd shows through.

M240H on March 6, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Hey horseface, are all you Dems still running on Odumbocare?

rjoco1 on March 6, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Cummings is my elected representative, but he does not represent me. He’s a Democrat first and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus second. In case it isn’t obvious every time he opens his mouth, these are the only qualifications he needs to stay in office for life.

Kritikal on March 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM

The scumhag and cow diminishes freedom-fighters…something she’s Never done.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 11:16 AM

I saw that Commander Clueless has 38 percent approval rating in a Fox News Poll. Conservatives should keep pounding on Obama, so that
he is totally radioactive in 2016. In my view, impeachment should
be totally of the table. That is, because, if he resigns before 2016, the Democrats could regain a facade of the moral high ground.

It is imperative that a morally and politicaly discredited President Obama stays in office until January 20th, 2017.

Swedish Patriot on March 6, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Another scary hag – you’re warned about the picture.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 11:20 AM

BJ has a great sense of humor, although demented, still good for a laugh. He reminds me of a old joke.

Question: What is the difference between Odor and Humor?

Answer : Humor is a shift of wit.

Wade on March 6, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Cummings is my elected representative, but he does not represent me. He’s a Democrat first and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus second. In case it isn’t obvious every time he opens his mouth, these are the only qualifications he needs to stay in office for life.

Kritikal on March 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM

He appears to me as Black 1st and foremost in body and mind. Being a elected representative appears to be his soapbox to spew his racism.

Wade on March 6, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Consider this; Our federal government is responsible for many of the
problems faced today by this country and its citizens. The 2008 economic
collapse was created not by banks and the subprime lending practices as has become conventional wisdom, but rather
a deliberate action of the federal government through a law called the Community
Reinvestiment Act. This federal law encouraged banks to do things that they
previously thought too risky, provide mortgages to people who could not afford
them. The banks, now demonized by the federal government and uninformed people,
understood that the lending practices encouraged by the law would lead to
increased bank loses and bank failures. The banks understood that these loans
were against their own interests and were slow to provide them. To further
encourage the banks to offer these high risk, low return loans, federal agencies
like HUD under the leadership of Andrew Cuomo, FANNIE MAE, FREDDIE MAC and the
FHA under the supervision of politicians like Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank,
all implemented policies that would assist banks in transferring the risk and
eventual losses to the federal government, the American tax payer, other lesser banks and various
insurance companies. Still not fully willing to risk viability, the banks were
soon targeted by the DOJ for refusing to give subprime loans. Attorney General
Janet Reno publicly declared that she would file criminal actions against banks
that refused to provide the loans. Numerous interest groups then joined in and
began to file suits against the banks. A little known Chicago lawyer and
community activist named Barack Obama was just one attorney to file against the
banks. The banks finally caved to the tremendous pressure and began to offer loans to nearly anyone who asked. The result was a housing bubble that created the false belief that the nation was experiencing unprecedented growth. Unfortunately, all bubbles burst and as more and more borrowers failed to make their mortgage payments, more and more banks were placed under severe stress. That stress ultimately brought the 2008 economic collapse that
nearly brought another Great Depression upon the whole world. It is a collapse
from which millions of Americans still have not recovered. To deflect blame for
its actions, the federal government and various federal officials spoke out
against the banks and actually enacted laws they say will prevent banks from
engaging in such risky behavior again.
You think that it was unwise for the
federal government to cause such risky lending? Ask yourself why the federal
government has entered into ‘free trade’ agreements that have caused millions of
Americans jobs to be shipped off shore and are now filled by slave labor in
third world nations. Ask yourself why the federal government is pushing closer
to legalize millions of illegal immigrants now in this country who have
artificially lowered the wages of American workers by offering to work for less
off the books and who stand ready to legally compete for your job once Amnesty is passed.
These acts and others by the federal government are contrary
to the economic health and national security of the nation. These acts are
treasonous. This nation will not long stand if the American people do not act to
remove the corrupt and remain watchful of the honest. The national news media has already proven that
they will not assist in properly informing the electorate.
What say you?

randy on March 6, 2014 at 11:32 AM

It was hilarious when Cummings shouted “I’m tired of a one-sided hearing”…heh, heh…where is he when obama shreds the entire congress?…moronic fool, Cummings that is.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM

These acts are
treasonous. This nation will not long stand if the American people do not act to
remove the corrupt and remain watchful of the honest. The national news media has already proven that
they will not assist in properly informing the electorate.
What say you?

randy on March 6, 2014 at 11:32 AM

That a nation of fools, in the majority, so long as they are still relatively free, and vote, twice, for such a circus on display, deserve all of it, in full, and then some.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Dana Millbank is still really bent out of shape over this:

Even by today’s low standard of civility in Congress, calling a hearing and then not allowing minority lawmakers to utter a single word is rather unusual.

Well, unless you’re the Democrat-controlled Oversight and Government Reform Committee:

But Republicans turned up the temperature last week by vowing to force a committee vote on subpoenaing a fresh round of documents in its investigation of Countrywide Financial…

Democrats labeled that a political stunt, designed to embarrass two key Democratic lawmakers — Sen. Chris Dodd and Sen. Kent Conrad — who got special VIP loans through Countrywide.

But rather than taking the political risk of bringing the motion to a vote… When the time came for the scheduled vote last Thursday, they huddled in a back room — denying Republicans the quorum they needed to take action….

[Then] On Tuesday, the committee’s Democrats let the Republicans know that their keys wouldn’t work in the hearing room anymore. They’d had the locks changed.

Or when you’re Speaker of the House Pelosi:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats adjourned the House and turned off the lights and killed the microphones, but Republicans are still on the floor talking gas prices.

Democratic aides were furious at the GOP stunt, and reporters were kicked out of the Speaker’s Lobby, the space next to the House floor where they normally interview lawmakers.

“You’re not covering this, are you?” complaing one senior Democratic aide. Another called the Republicans “morons” for staying on the floor…

Dana made sure he covered the Dems who remained in Issa’s committee hearing room:

I

ssa and fellow Republicans walked off to cries of “Shame!”

“Mr. Chairman,” Cummings called after Issa, “what are you hiding?”

Said Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.), “He’s taking the Fifth, Elijah.”

Actually, it was Cummings who was bellowing like he’d taken a fifth. But Dana concludes:

Bipartisan: one party to protest, and the other party to unplug the microphones.

And to lock ‘em out! Just don’t identify which party, eh, Dana?

de rigueur on March 6, 2014 at 11:45 AM

With HA’s indulgence, a re-post so that the quotations are clear:

Dana Millbank is still really bent out of shape over this:

Even by today’s low standard of civility in Congress, calling a hearing and then not allowing minority lawmakers to utter a single word is rather unusual.

Well, unless you’re the Democrat-controlled Oversight and Government Reform Committee:

But Republicans turned up the temperature last week by vowing to force a committee vote on subpoenaing a fresh round of documents in its investigation of Countrywide Financial…

Democrats labeled that a political stunt, designed to embarrass two key Democratic lawmakers — Sen. Chris Dodd and Sen. Kent Conrad — who got special VIP loans through Countrywide.

But rather than taking the political risk of bringing the motion to a vote… When the time came for the scheduled vote last Thursday, they huddled in a back room — denying Republicans the quorum they needed to take action….

[Then] On Tuesday, the committee’s Democrats let the Republicans know that their keys wouldn’t work in the hearing room anymore. They’d had the locks changed.

Or when you’re Speaker of the House Pelosi:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats adjourned the House and turned off the lights and killed the microphones, but Republicans are still on the floor talking gas prices.

Democratic aides were furious at the GOP stunt, and reporters were kicked out of the Speaker’s Lobby, the space next to the House floor where they normally interview lawmakers.

“You’re not covering this, are you?” complaing one senior Democratic aide. Another called the Republicans “morons” for staying on the floor…

Dana made sure he covered the Dems who remained in Issa’s committee hearing room:

Issa and fellow Republicans walked off to cries of “Shame!”

“Mr. Chairman,” Cummings called after Issa, “what are you hiding?”

Said Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.), “He’s taking the Fifth, Elijah.”

Actually, it was Cummings who was bellowing like he’d taken a fifth. But Dana concludes:

Bipartisan: one party to protest, and the other party to unplug the microphones.

And to lock ‘em out! Just don’t identify which party, eh, Dana?

de rigueur on March 6, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Yeah, I heard lots of people died when Issa cut off the mike

Brock Robamney on March 6, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Another scary hag – you’re warned about the picture.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 11:20 AM

As if God needs her or anyone’s help. Thanks to the bulldog for her critique.

Wade on March 6, 2014 at 11:54 AM

It does look like shes cut down on the mayonnaise in her hair.

DJG541 on March 6, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Waxman to Issa: “I will have you physically removed”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rhvK9CkjL9g
Published on Mar 6, 2014
Learn more at http://Oversight.House.Gov

DinaRehn on March 6, 2014 at 12:16 PM

“The loudest guy in the room is the weakest guy in the room.”

- Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas in American Gangster

Sacramento on March 6, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Waxman to Issa: “I will have you physically removed”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rhvK9CkjL9g

DinaRehn on March 6, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Can you imagine anyone trying to physically remove that bellowing bloviator-in-a-china-shop rep from MD?

“I am a member of the Congress of the United States of America! I’m the biggest hog at the trough!”

I don’t think they allow cranes in committee chambers.

Waxman, at least, wound up removing himself… from another congressional election. (After telling his supporters he was running.)

de rigueur on March 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Then, of course, there were the closed-to-Republican deliberations by the Democrats to pass Obamacare.

“This process cuts out the Republicans,” a House Democratic aide told TPM, indicating the congressional majority intended to make sure the Republican minority would “not have a motion to recommit opportunity.”

Well, it’s not like the Dems cut their mics or anything. But Venezuela? Maybe Debbie was just grumpy because she had a good hair day.

de rigueur on March 6, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Waxman to Issa: “I will have you physically removed”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rhvK9CkjL9g
DinaRehn on March 6, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Can you imagine anyone trying to physically remove that bellowing bloviator-in-a-china-shop rep from MD?
Waxman, at least, wound up removing himself… from another congressional election. (After telling his supporters he was running.)

de rigueur on March 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Who can forget the hub bub after that incident?

DinaRehn on March 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

or he can return to the light.

BrianJ on March 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM

And you can return to the latrine. The rats await the missing one.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 12:56 PM

BrianJ on March 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM

And you can return to the latrine. The rats await the missing one.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2014 at 12:56 PM

That would be ‘The Hill’, ‘Politico’, ‘mediaite’, etc… and trust me, they have no want for rats – they are over flowing with them.

Some of their user names tell the tale : ‘Dumbf….istan’ - The Hill

‘Republicans are Evil’ – mediaite

DinaRehn on March 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Debbie, put your hijab back on.

chuckh on March 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM

It looks like Rep. Wasserman-Schultz (any relation to Sgt Schultz from Hogan’s Heros?) needs another jolt from her shorted our curling iron.

MSGTAS on March 8, 2014 at 11:54 AM

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