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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:36:57 AM

Darrell Issa Apologizes To Elijah Cummings, But Says He Threw 'Quite A Hissy Fit'
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EZExit
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 8:54:59 PM

<<<"As a Congressman and leader in California grassroots politics, Issa has championed the cause of smart, efficient government, and has pushed legislation to balance the federal budget and promote transparency across the federal bureaucracy. In 2003, Issa was the architect behind the successful popular uprising to recall former Democratic California Governor Gray Davis.">>>

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e_jeepin
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 7:55:06 PM

No, the farce is the blatant Cummings lie "I have a question.."

There was no question, Cummings only wanted to create a mockery for political purposes and Issa is use to these antics out of this Democrat.

In fairness, Issa should have said, "Ms Lerner obviously isn't going to answer any questions today, I hereby am suspending these proceeding until a later date". He is the Chair of the committee, he doesnt need the permission of Cummings, who has nothing of value to contribute to these proceedings anyways.

If Issa would have turned to Cummings (who represents 750,000 people) with "Do you have any questions to ask" -- the result would likely have been the same -- political rant for the cameras.

When Democrats decide to get serious on real issues affecting all Americans, then they can earn the trust of the people to speak into the mic. Until then, they aren't grown up enough yet to sit at the adult's table. They all still live in a comic book World.

[Edited by: e_jeepin at 3/9/2014 8:00:15 PM EST]
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worryfree
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 12:57:32 AM

GOP THUG

"The farce that is Rep. Darrell Issa continues. He put on an amazing spectacle shutting down the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings, on Wednesday, repeatedly cutting off Cummings’ microphone and, finally, turning his back and walking away. I especially loved Issa’s little gesture pulling his finger across his throat like a knife, to cut the mic a second time. I called it “thuggish” on “Politics Nation” and folks on the right aren’t happy."

[Edited by: worryfree at 3/8/2014 12:59:19 AM EST]
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EZExit
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:42:43 PM

Recognizing his success as a Congressional watchdog of taxpayer dollars, at the beginning of the 111th Congress House Republicans tapped Issa to serve as the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is the main investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives charged with the protecting the interests of U.S. taxpayers and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in the federal bureaucracy. In the first year of his leadership, the committee has undertaken numerous detailed investigations of the Countrywide Financial VIP Program that benefited government officials with special reduced-rate mortgage loans, the illegal use of taxpayer dollars by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the decades-old misplaced government agenda to manipulate the U.S. housing market through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that created the housing crisis, the politicization of science at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and a broad investigation into the financial crisis of 2008-2009.

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worryfree
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:25:26 PM

The richest member of the House is a total radical right wing tool.
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IammeCA
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 8:11:32 PM

"This is NOT correct."

Sorry, but facts are facts. Issa did not give anybody a chance to speak (except Ms. Lerner) until AFTER he adjourned the hearing. That is what was stated and it is correct.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 5:37:35 PM

"This is correct."

This is NOT correct. Issa gave Cummings the opportunity to ASK A QUESTION. Instead of asking a question Cummings tried to launch into a speech.

Watch the video linked by I75.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 5:04:32 PM

"From gavel to gavel no one spoke except Mr. Issa and Ms. Lerner. Mr. Issa did not give anyone else a chance to speak or ask questions before adjourning."

This is correct.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 4:52:29 PM

After the gavel, Issa sits down, gives Cummings chance to ask his "procedural question" which then does not do.

Thanks, iamme.
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IammeCA
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 4:15:46 PM

"So the hearing was scheduled, Lerner show up, opening statements are made (of which Cummings made one), the questioning of Ms. Lerner begins, and she pleads the Fifth again. Chairman Issa asks if there are any more questions (from the other congresspersons), no one spoke up, gavel comes down, hearing over."

That is what I can only refer to as a facually challanged statement.

From the transcript:

"REPRESENTATIVE DARRELL ISSA (R-CA): (Sounds gavel.) The committee will come to order. We are here today to continue a hearing that began on May 22nd, 2013,
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(Long unbroken statement by Mr. Issa)
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Ms. Lerner, what exactly — wanted to fix the problem caused by Citizens United — what exactly does that mean?

LOIS LERNER: (Off mike.)

REP. ISSA: Would you please turn the mike on?

MS. LERNER: My counsel has advised me that I have not waived my constitutional rights under the Fifth Amendment. And on his advice, I will decline to answer any question on the subject matter of this hearing.

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(Long series of questions from Mr. Issa that Ms. Lerner refused to answer.)
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MS. LERNER: On the advice of my counsel, I respectfully exercise my Fifth Amendment right and decline to answer that question.

REP. ISSA: Ladies and gentlemen, seeking the truth is the obligation of this committee. I can see no point in going further. I have no expectation that Ms. Lerner will cooperate with this committee, and therefore we stand adjourned. (Sounds gavel.)"

From gavel to gavel no one spoke except Mr. Issa and Ms. Lerner. Mr. Issa did not give anyone else a chance to speak or ask questions before adjourning.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 3:08:16 PM

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How come Cummings and others don't yell, "i'm a Congressman of the United States and I demand to be heard when this Administration by passes Congress?
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 1:22:53 PM

Rush Limbaugh, in his opening monologue today, descripbed the whole charade for what it was - an attempt to deflect the attention away from Lois Lerner, and the IRS scandal, and place it on Issa, who seems to be a favorite target of the left. They call him the new McCarthy and such, for having the temerity to actually investigate the dirty dealings within our government.

So the hearing was scheduled, Lerner show up, opening statements are made (of which Cummings made one), the questioning of Ms. Lerner begins, and she pleads the Fifth again. Chairman Issa asks if there are any more questions (from the other congresspersons), no one spoke up, gavel comes down, hearing over.

Except that the whining and hand-wringing had not happened yet. So Cummings proceeds to launch into a 'spontaneous' speech, which was not a question, but more of another opening statement, which he appeared to be reading from notecards!

Faux outrage FAIL !!!!!!!

[Edited by: I75at7AM at 3/7/2014 1:28:03 PM EST]
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 12:57:39 PM

Because just EVERYONE knows that the committee hearing was Cummings' ONLY chance to get his point across. No one would pay any attention to him otherwise, right?
<sarc off>

I had to laugh when RevJesse threw in racism, apparently that old dog CAN'T learn new tricks.
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 12:29:12 PM


Elijah Cummings was using the only tactic he could think of to distract attention from the primary issue - this administration politicizing the IRS to attack its political rivals.

Better to throw a tantrum and charge the investigators with racism - the most work-worn tool in the liberal tool shed.

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therder
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 12:24:50 PM

Issa followed "Robert's Rules of Order". Cummings got his point across through the extra publicity anyway.
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mudtoe
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 12:15:02 PM

If I were Issa I would have just told Cummings to grow up; but no matter, Issa probably did it just to remove the distraction and get back to the main event: Lois Lerner.


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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:59:07 AM



If only Elijah Cummings had HALF the decency of Darrell Issa!

But then we can't expect that ... he is a self-righteous Democrat.

This was the most cynical display of fake outrage by dishonest Democrats.

And the lapdog media dutifully repeated the lies of their Democrat handlers.

Shameful.

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