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  •  Good info (15+ / 0-)

    It'll be interesting to see how the Select Committee proceeds.  One would think that logically, this would kneecap their efforts, but then the whole thing has been pretty much a bit of theater for the base, anyway, so I don't doubt that they'll still harrumph and proceed as planned.

    •  Probably (8+ / 0-)

      Though with 5½ weeks for this news to spread before Gowdy can get back to the Capitol, he's going to have to do some pretty fancy word spinning to shrug it off.

      Meantime, Democrats are going to be cheering while the base is confused and feeling betrayed. Not that Issa will care about the fallout; he just wants to get back at Gowdy!

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      by Mopshell on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 07:54:26 AM PDT

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      •  Nothing makes me happier (8+ / 0-)

        than Republicans spending their time and energy backstabbing each other, a sure sign that they've held power for too long and have forgotten what the point of holding power was in the first place (even if we here violently disagree with that point).

        I'd say "pass the popcorn", but my doc read me the riot act about carbs!

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 10:22:27 AM PDT

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        •  How about "pass the fruit bowl" instead? (2+ / 0-)
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          It is entertaining to watch the Republican infighting. There's more to come too. Look out for tomorrow's diary about Ted Cruz - he makes Darrell Issa look like a weekend amateur!

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          by Mopshell on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 01:30:38 PM PDT

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      •  Alas, poor Yorick! (1+ / 0-)
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        We can't underestimate the theatrics the Republicans will employ.

        The saddest thing is that the more the reactionaries "investigate" the more forgotten the four dead men who are ostensibly the reason for all of the concern become.

        If your strategy depends on having fewer people show up to vote, that is not a sign of strength. That is a sign of weakness. President Obama

        by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 01:54:33 PM PDT

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    •  Gowdy (3+ / 0-)

      and Boehner will have to say the House Intelligence Committee findings are flawed as it didn't "blah, blah, blah".
      This is the only way they can keep this witch-hunt going....

      6% of scientists are republican. Scientists have no explanation why that number is so high.

      by fugwb on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 12:55:41 PM PDT

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      •  Gowdy's committee is Boehner's baby (2+ / 0-)
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        Heaven knows what he spent on all the full-color graphics to announce the select committee. He'll be none too happy about this turn of events and will be on the phone to Rogers to demand an explanation I should think!

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        by Mopshell on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 01:36:38 PM PDT

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        •  rogers will blow him off. (1+ / 0-)
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          He's retiring from the HR. boehner can do nothing to him now.

          A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

          by dougymi on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 08:53:20 PM PDT

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          •  I only realized that last night (1+ / 0-)
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            when reading one of the election diaries. That might well have made the difference for Rogers. Though it's strange that he hasn't made a press statement yet; none of the Republican committee members have but at least three of the Democratic committee members have come forward so far.

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            by Mopshell on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 01:55:14 AM PDT

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            •  The only thing that surprises me is (1+ / 0-)
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              the apparent lack of loyalty to boehner. boehner is the reason rogers got the job in the first place.  Why the hell would rogers stab boehner in the back for a weasel like issa?  

              Of course, we don't know what happened behind closed doors.  Could be that rogers ascribed to a leadership position and got shit on by boehner, causing him to quit the house.  Plus the fact that rogers is a total asshole who has no loyalty (nor any other known redeeming quality).  

              A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

              by dougymi on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 09:22:07 AM PDT

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              •  I'm speculating that if this was Issa's doing (1+ / 0-)
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                then he found something to pin on three or four of the Republicans members in order to get them to vote the way they did. Now that wouldn't surprise me at all! He's exactly the sort to resort to a little extortion when it suited his purposes.

                It also may be that Rogers wasn't one of those; he wouldn't necessarily have to be if all Issa was after was enough votes.

                But seeing the kind of person Rogers is, he may have been easy to persuade, especially once he'd decided to leave. If that decision was due to a falling-out with Boehner (and that seems very possible), then Issa might well have seen his opportunity and gone to Rogers with a plan for Rogers to get back at Boehner.

                I'm also thinking that it wasn't a full committee meeting either. I doubt Michele Bachmann was there since she was in the thick of the border bill kerfuffle that day and I can't see her cooperating with that vote.

                I'm thinking Devin Nunes was unlikely to have been there too. Now he's a great friend of Boehner's but he can't stand Bachmann. (Those committee meetings must have been fun!) and he too was in the thick of the border bill fiasco.

                That committee has three more Republican members than Democrats. It may have only taken one or two Republicans to vote for closing the investigation in order to get a majority vote. If Rogers and Issa were in this together, you can bet they knew where each committee member was that day and seized the chance when they had the advantage.

                One more thing: it was the Democratic committee members who went to the press - not a word from any of the Republican members. I'm thinking recriminations and angry words behind closed doors. The Democrats were smart to get the word out before Rogers could be strong-armed into changing the outcome.

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                by Mopshell on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 12:55:45 PM PDT

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