Sunday, January 02, 2011

Who Could It Be?

I saw the headline: "GOPer calls Obama administration 'corrupt'", and immediately guessed "Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)!"

And, no surprise, I was right!

Apparently, Issa realized he might of stepped too far when he said Obama himself was "corrupt", but still -- let the witch-hunts begin!


sonicfrog said...

I'm not an Obama fan... But this is just silly. I just can't think of anything that hints at real corruption. That's not to say they shouldn't look at stuff, if any irregularities exist. If there is cause, then fine. There should be more of it. But this absolutely smacks of witch hunt.

PG said...

I can think of loads of things that have been passed around the blogosphere, rightwing talk radio, and no doubt Issa's constituent mail, that if true might be indicate corruption. E.g. the claim that after the auto bailout, dealerships owned by people who had never donated to Obama were targeted for closure. Or the claim that in giving temporary exemptions from employee insurance under health care reform, the HHS has favored politically-connected companies while refusing exemptions to other businesses.

I'm pretty sure both of these are BS -- in particular, the HHS exemptions seem to go on the basis of whether having the business drop insurance coverage entirely would affect thousands of people -- but those are just the ones off the top of my head, and I'm sure a regular InstaPundit reader could come up with tons more.

Certainly, people at the level of thought Issa exhibits (the president got $1 trillion to use at his discretion, from an $800B stimulus that was 40% tax cuts and credits?) can be easily confused into believing whatever Obama's opponents want them to believe. I'm shocked he didn't raise the NBPP case as another instance of corruption.