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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:56 AM

Peter King: Darrell Issa ‘1,000 Percent Wrong’ On Criticism Of Sandy Relief Legislation

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TOM KLUDT 8:55 AM EST, THURSDAY JANUARY 3, 2013

After walking back his scathing criticism of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) over Hurricane Sandy relief aid, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Thursday shifted his tough talk toward one of the legislation's most vocal opponents, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).

On Wednesday, Issa defended Boehner for adjourning the House on Tuesday night before taking up the relief package and denounced the bill for being "packed" with pork, a charge that the New York lawmaker sought to refute during an appearance on CNN.

First of all, with all due respect, Darrell Issa is 1,000 percent wrong. There is absolutely no pork in the bill. There were some items that were added in the senate involving Alaska, which is less than one percent of the bill. Even though it's only one percent of the bill, every one of those items was removed from the House bill and I wish Darrell Issa had learned that and looked into that before he went public and said that my constitituents should not get their homes rebuilt, should not have the waste management plants rebuild, that Gov. Christie should not be given the opportunity to rebuild New Jersey and Gov. Cuomo in New York. Every dollar that Gov. Christie, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg requested has been documented, the speaker will tell you that, the majority leader will tell you that. There is no pork and to somehow say that $33 billion is pork, Darrell Issa, with all due respect is 1,000 percent wrong. I say that again: 1,000 percent wrong. The speaker disagrees with him, and if he wants to take it up with somebody, call Gov. Christie.

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Reply Peter King: Darrell Issa ‘1,000 Percent Wrong’ On Criticism Of Sandy Relief Legislation (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
rbixby Jan 2013 #1
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #4
Kber Jan 2013 #2
BlueCaliDem Jan 2013 #9
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #3
BlueCaliDem Jan 2013 #10
atreides1 Jan 2013 #11
Wolf Frankula Jan 2013 #12
aggiesal Jan 2013 #15
Botany Jan 2013 #5
Flashmann Jan 2013 #6
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #8
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Jan 2013 #7
Bossy Monkey Jan 2013 #13
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #14
Hekate Jan 2013 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:58 AM

1. How quickly they change their tunes

Bizarre....soon he'll be denying he ever had any scathing criticism

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Response to rbixby (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:06 AM

4. I dunno--I could almost see King & Christie jumping ship over this one.

Weirder things have happened. And both of them would probly stand a better chance of re-election as Dems or Independents.

I don't really know anything about King, but Christie shows occasional, un-Teabagger-like flashes of rationality, and might feel some attraction to a party that doesn't require him to feign retardation and Delusional Disorder.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:59 AM

2. Did Peter King just hide behind Chris Christie?

"if he wants to take it up with somebody, call Gov. Christie."

Does this imply that Republicans are (or should be) afraid of Christie?

How funny!

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Response to Kber (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:29 AM

9. He's challenging that stupid Issa to tell Christie in his face what he runs to the media

to do, and is never questioned.

Christie would surely set that asshole straight - something I would even watch CNN to witness.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:04 AM

3. Darrell Issa should be in prison! n/t

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:30 AM

10. But instead, those dipshits in Vista, CA re-elected his sorry ass!

You need to wonder who in the hell is counting the votes in that area, or if those people are as stupid as Issa.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:39 AM

11. It's all about the Benjamins.

Issa brings home the pork, even if it is for roads around a building he owns...it's still money coming in!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:06 PM

12. But Darrel Issa doesn't believe in what he calls pork,

In somebody else's district. It's fine if it's in his own.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:28 PM

15. It's worse than that! . . .

When he bring home the pork, it's to benefit himself
Check out this story, and you'll see what I mean.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/us/politics/15issa.html?hpw=&pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:14 AM

5. this is good

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:16 AM

6. Darrell Issa ‘1,000 Percent Wrong’

Pretty much every time he opens his yap.......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:26 AM

8. That's what I was about to say.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:18 AM

7. I'm sorry...

was Alaska hit by the hurricane? I don;t care if it is less than 1 percent of the bill... GET IT OUT!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:41 PM

13. but that's a low percentage for him. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:49 PM

14. Go, GOP! Form that circular firing squad. Ready, aim, fire away.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:32 PM

16. I wonder if Peter King will change parties before this is all over. nt

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