Darrell Issa Is Raising Millions Of Dollars Off Of His Bogus Obama Investigations

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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is one of the wealthiest members of Congress, but he is raising millions of dollars off of his bogus Obama investigations.

Darrell Issa has turned investigating right wing Obama conspiracy theories into a cottage industry. In 2013, Rep. Issa raised $2.15 million. This is an impressive haul for a member of Congress who isn’t a chairman of a powerful committee. Issa is raising the money by using his power as chairman of the House Oversight Committee to investigate every conspiracy that makes its way through the conservative media pipeline of talk radio and Fox News.

Rep. Issa has packed his hearings full of witnesses that support his predetermined position. No matter what the hearing topic, Issa has already decided that President Obama is a criminal and everything he does is unconstitutional. Issa is also notorious for cherry picking through documents and releasing edited testimony to the media that only supports his belief that President Obama is a criminal.

Issa is Congress’ version of Fox News. He comes into every hearing with a predetermined anti-Obama agenda. Rep. Issa has discovered that he can raise big bucks by wasting taxpayer money, and telling the Republican rank and file exactly what they want to hear about Obama.

Issa’s campaign manager told USA Today, “Throughout the country, people are responding to his message that government has grown too big and can’t even perform it’s most basic functions. That the Democrat’s vision of government is one that only goes through the motions of accountability and that we need to fight against the new status-quo that allows the Executive Branch to act unilaterally without a check-and-balance.”

The first half of that statement was pure BS. The last phrase about the Executive Branch acting unilaterally without a check and balance is Republican code for Obama is an unconstitutional dictator. For Darrell Issa, inventing Obama abuses of executive power is where the money is. The irony here is that Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress. He doesn’t need the money, but in politics fundraising ability equals power.

The fact that Rep. Issa is raising millions of dollars while wasting taxpayer dollars is one of the reasons why he must be stopped. Issa is using the bogus Obama investigations to help fund Republican candidates.

If you have not done so yet, please sign the petition telling Darrell Issa to stop the political witch hunts.



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