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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:46 PM

Ethics office asked to investigate Issa over anti-Obama video

Source: The Hill

Ethics office asked to investigate Issa over anti-Obama video
By Jordy Yager - 11/08/12 11:40 AM ET

Watchdog group CREW has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) violated rules by producing a video that attacks President Obama.

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) alleges that Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, misused government resources for political purposes in making the video, which the group describes as “nothing more than a negative political advertisement against President Obama.”

“The attack ad offers no information about any action whatsoever by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,” CREW wrote in its letter to OCE.

“In fact, the only purpose of the ad — particularly given its release just days before a hotly contested presidential election — is to attempt to elicit outrage against the president for holding state dinner at a time when Americans are facing fiscal difficulties.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/266843-ethics-office-asked-to-investigate-issa-over-obama-video

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Reply Ethics office asked to investigate Issa over anti-Obama video (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
arcane1 Nov 2012 #1
McCamy Taylor Nov 2012 #2
Cooley Hurd Nov 2012 #5
Bigredhunk Nov 2012 #3
cascadiance Nov 2012 #14
Dont call me Shirley Nov 2012 #4
Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #6
dogknob Nov 2012 #10
surrealAmerican Nov 2012 #7
silverweb Nov 2012 #8
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #9
Samantha Nov 2012 #11
alp227 Nov 2012 #17
Cha Nov 2012 #12
Hepburn Nov 2012 #13
Liberaltalker Nov 2012 #15
daybranch Nov 2012 #16

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:50 PM

1. I yearn for the day when Issa-hole is no longer relevant, in CA or the country

I'm growing rather tired of him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:52 PM

2. Issa is a lightweight compared to Dan Burton.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:01 PM

5. Haha!!! So true!

Issa is a clown!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:54 PM

3. Doesn't Dude Have Another Car To Steal?

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:54 AM

14. ... or another company office building to burn down to collect insurance money on...

He's gotta keep his title as richest man in the House!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:54 PM

4. Only the gops are "allowed" to waste money on frivolous crap, like assinine investigations

and smear videos.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:22 PM

6. Unfortunately, Issa won again.

He's been very comfortable instigating investigations....maybe the tables will be turned now that he may be investigated. Of course, the sweetest outcome would be that he's forced to resign in disgrace.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:58 PM

10. I live in that fuckwad's new gerrymandered district. No way he was gonna lose.

Shithead fuckface jerkoff asshole douchebag poopy-pants dipstick lyin'-sack-o-turds innovative-catheter-wearin' DICKBUG!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:28 PM

7. Poetic justice.

I would love to see this investigation become a reality.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:51 PM

8. Excellent.

If anyone needs to be investigated, it's Darrell.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:53 PM

9. Issa issa an A**HOLE ! N/T

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:03 PM

11. Issa is to put it politely a personally ethics challenged person

He has a history. For years, his conduct reflected his personal lack of integrity. So when the Republicans appointed him to lead the Office of Congressional Ethics, I knew then that subject was nothing but a joke to the Republican party. I pay no attention to his public antics, although one could say that is a dangerous approach to have when one has a threat to society in a position of power.

Sam

PS Here is a link that describes some of the issues in Issa's background. If you would like more information, it is pretty simple to come by by googling Issa and arrest record!

http://whohijackedourcountry.blogspot.com/2012/06/darrell-issas-long-criminal-record.html

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Response to Samantha (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:27 PM

17. The ethics office is independent entity.

Issa heads the house oversight/reform cmte, I think it is called.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:24 PM

12. Since his District keeps electing him ..there Needs to

be a Majority of Dem in Congress come 2014!

All the shit that issa pulled against PBO and Holder to make sure Obama would be a One Termer DID NOT WORK. He's IMPOTENT.. but, kochroaches are disturbing all the same.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:43 PM

13. Issa is a Piece of Shit

And it looks like he wears it on his head!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:08 AM

15. I think he can be voted out

I live in San Diego and its changing from red to blue fast. We just elected Bob Filner mayor. First Dem mayor here in a long time. Even with a gerrymandered district I think changing demographics in the county will make that moot.

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Response to Liberaltalker (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:24 AM

16. same problem

Is Gerrymandering the main mechaniusm keeping republicans in control of the House and allowing them to disregard the voices of most voters as a group? If we get rid of gerrymandering will this not be just as important as fighting Citizens United? Do not both try to do the same thing? Gerrymandering works in the House to serve the interests of big money donors whereas Citizens Unitedwas supposed to greaqtly extend the power of Money to dramatically affect statewide and national elections. Lets take back the House by starting now to remove gerrymanderoing in the states.
Bye Bye Issa, Bye Bye Cantor, Bye Bye Boehner.
Gerrymandering is often portrayed as a salamander but it has become thee chief means to ensure elections of snakes like Issa.

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