This doesn't smell right.  I don't like Kathleen Sebelius.  She's up to no good on Obamacare.  I think we need to subpoena her.
As I mentioned in one of my previous diaries, not only does Darrell Issa apparently like the thought of investigations, he also loves subpoenas.  With the level of activity he does on this front to make things a witch hunt towards the Obama administration, his love for investigations and subpoenas makes me think of how kids like to flip the car door and window buttons back and forth for kicks.

I used to flip car door and window buttons back and forth when I was a kid.  It was a lot of fun.  However, I then realized that I got older was that this was ridiculous and I ended up becoming more mature as an adult.

Unfortunately, Issa hasn't learned his lesson.


WASHINGTON -- Top Republicans have threatened Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with a subpoena if she does not provide them documents related to problems with the federal healthcare exchange's website by Monday.

In a letter sent Thursday to Sebelius, whose agency has been criticized for the botched launch of healthcare.gov, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) asked for specific information related to the opening of the exchange on Oct. 1, including a detailed description of all technical problems with the website and how much the government has already spent to address the problems.

The lawmakers chastised Sebelius for not responding to a request for information sent on Oct. 10.

"While you have refused to provide information to Congress, you have been a frequent guest on numerous news and television comedy programs subsequent to October 1, 2013," wrote Alexander, the ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Issa, the chairman on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "It is unacceptable that you are providing information to numerous other outlets, but not to Congress."

Furthermore on this potential subpoena:


Issa and Alexander accused Sebelius of making misleading statements in public and to Congressional overseers about the preparedness of HHS’s digital healthcare effort.

“It is clear that you and other high-ranking HHS officials either provided false testimony to Congress or did not know how badly the development of the HealthCare.gov was proceeding,” they wrote. “Either scenario, if accurate, is inexcusable and demands accountability from your department.”

The letter ran through a litany of problems with the website, which has drawn criticism from members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.

“Your failure to provide Congress information that would shed additional light on these problems is a troubling indication that you are refusing to hold people accountable for this costly and failed enterprise,” Issa and Alexander said.

You'd think by now Darrell Issa would learn that the majority of the American public doesn't want these investigations or subpoenas he's launching and they're being a waste of taxpayer dollars.

But of course, with someone like Issa, being cooperative isn't in his DNA.  Whereas Tea Party folks have a reputation for being bullies in the last few years in their presence in Congress, Issa's been used to doing this crap for ten years.  The 2003 California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

And he's also busy wasting time on Twitter helping fellow Republicans like Rep. Renee Elmers get followers.  Congressman Issa is being elected to do what again with our taxes?

Ahh yes, this woman whose last name comes after Elmer Fudd, just with an "s" after the "r" and no "Fudd."  Remember the headlines she made this week?

(Rep. Elmers appears at 02:10 mark of video)


Here's the voter registration as of February 2013 by the actual CA-49 Congressional District, which combines parts of San Diego and Orange County.  Note the number of Decline-to-State/Independents:


Orange County:  
Democrats:  22,239
Republicans:  44,833
Decline-to-State/Independent:  19,077

San Diego County:
Democrats:  84,282
Republicans:  107,221
Decline-to-State/Independent:  70,938


Democrats:  106,521
Republicans:  152,054
Decline-to-State/Independent:  90,015

Now if you live in or near CA-49 and want a reason to start voter registration drives or take part in them, note that San Diego County Democratic Party has a calendar that keeps track of all activity going on, whether local Democratic club meetings or voter registration drive events:  http://www.sddemocrats.org/...

Darrell Issa has a Democratic challenger in 2014, at least one so far.  His name is Dave Peiser and here is his contact information.  Start firing up the base in CA-49!

Dave Peiser for Congress:  http://www.peiserforcongress.com/

Donate:  https://secure.actblue.com/...

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/...

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/...

Information:  info@peiserforcongress.com  

In the meantime, here's an old Viper Car Alarm Commercial featuring Issa's voice (occurs twice in the 0:06-0:12 range)

Originally posted to pipsorcle on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 01:43 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics.


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