Issa proud of being a 'pain' to Democrats
October 12th, 2011
02:07 PM ET
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Issa proud of being a 'pain' to Democrats

Washington (CNN) - Since becoming chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa has made waves throughout Washington, at one point calling President Barack Obama's administration "one of most corrupt."

Since taking over the helm on the committee, Issa has made it clear that he wants explanations from the Obama administration - from the BP oil spill to issues regarding the Labor Relations Board to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

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  1. Larry L

    He is a political terrorist. Republicans have done more harm to America than the 9/11 terrorists could ever hope to accomplish. They are the lap-dogs for the rich and the enemy of the 99% of Americans outside of the highest income level.

    October 12, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  2. Sorensen

    Who is Issa, and does anybody care?

    October 12, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. Annie, Atlanta

    Larry L – well put. Now how do we convince the people who vote for them consistently that they're voting against their own best interests. That's the tricky party.

    And when are the investigations of Issa going to start. Why is it that Republicans think it's ok to elect criminals, and why can criminals run for elected office.

    October 12, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones

    October 12, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  5. terry

    Larry L

    He is a political terrorist. Republicans have done more harm to America than the 9/11 terrorists could ever hope to accomplish. They are the lap-dogs for the rich and the enemy of the 99% of Americans outside of the highest income level. I agree with you 100% they must go in 2012

    October 12, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  6. ObamaCares

    He's a waste, no jobs plan.

    October 12, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  7. The Real Tom Paine

    Too bad he was not this dedicated when Randy Cunningham, Bob Ney, and Tom DeLay ran the Congress as their own personal slush funds. Issa has never been aything except a partisan attack dog and an idealogue.

    October 12, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    I think Obama is better than the republicans. It's just that HE IS TRANSPARENT and all of the cons kept everything secret.

    October 12, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. once upon a horse

    well I guess if you belong to a party who's only plan is to "make sure Obama is a 1 term president" certainly not the economy nor jobs then being a pain to the Democrats is about all you can be proud of.

    October 12, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  10. doug

    Thank you Rep. Issa, you are a far better human being with a billion times more decency, and integrity than every single Democrat in America today.

    Many Americans now don't have a daddy or husband because of Obama's and Holder's guns being used by the Mexican drug cartels that they sent them to. Keep up the fight for justice, a no brainer that such a commitment to and fight for would make you hated by the immoral and evil Democrats.

    October 12, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  11. willard

    I said mocked out of acorn that acorn support was cheat vote of presdient obama so obama are keep nothing work for 2 yrs that he was problems with encomony

    October 12, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  12. Lisa P

    This is what happens when you have the capitalist equivalent of a lottery winner running the government. So he came up with one successful product (that plays to people's fears. How ironic!) - so what? He still has no idea how our government or our economy runs. And yet I'm sure the wealth worshipers treat him like a god. 'Cause rich people are the sacred cows of the GOP - how dare we threaten them with a tax, or question anything they say?

    October 12, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  13. California Conservative

    HOLDER IS GUILTY OF AT LEAST PERJURY. Why are democrats so ignorant of their own party's crimes?

    October 12, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  14. Joe

    "Who is this "Nutbag anyway???? ISSA, "Was he born in America" Lets see your birth certificate, Issa??? A "Thug" against the Middleclass,and poor!!! Thats who he is! He,s not American at all! Vote him gone!! OMG??

    October 12, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  15. willard

    I know that acorn support was cheat vote for support obama presdient so I said mocked out of presdient obama cause he have too much problems with his job for 2 year then I think best get out of presdient obama 2012

    October 12, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  16. The Greedy Old PIgs have declared class war on US!

    The extreme right wing have latched onto Holder's innocent misstatement to create a controversy out of thin air, Obviously the GOBP deathcult will do anything and everything in a lame attempt to divert attention from the fact that are actively working to see America fail for all except their ultrarich backers.

    October 12, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  17. 456

    Spell issa backwards and what do you get. Just thought I would act like the republicans a spoiled brat.

    October 12, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. B

    This current republican party is the most destructive and counterproductive in recent history. This guy Issa is one at the front of the line that is attempting to dismantle this country bit by bit.

    These people are going to witness people in the streets like they have never seen before. The American middle class understands now and will make the case for even the Republicans to finally understand!

    October 12, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |