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.