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I really don't like the looks of this.  I really don't.  More information that comes out on Obamacare rollout, I really don't care how many people signed up.  We HAVE to get to the bottom of this!
Well after Darrell Issa just got royally chastised over the Benghazi report, sad to say, he's still not learning.

Based on the following statement, he's moving back to another issue regarding Obamacare.  This time, he's issued a statement on the departure of Michelle Snyder, the website's Chief Operating Officer:

December 30, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on Michelle Snyder’s departure from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) where she was the Chief Operating Officer:

“Documents and interviews indicate Michelle Snyder’s involvement in bypassing the recommendation of CMS’ top security expert who recommended delaying the launch of after independent testers raised concern about serious vulnerabilities from a lack of adequate security testing. Americans seeking health insurance are left to shoulder the risk of a website that’s still an all-around work in progress because of the cult like commitment officials had to the arbitrary goal of launching on October 1.”

And of course, naturally, Darrell Issa continues on with his partisan antics like he usually does, mainly because campaign contributions tell him to do so:

It's still unclear who exactly is signing up, and the administration needs the young and healthy to enroll in large numbers in order to support the system. Also, there are concerns that Americans could experience complications trying to use their new insurance when it kicks in, a point Republicans are eager to make

“Obamacare is a reality,” said House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press. “Unfortunately, it's a failed program that is taking a less than perfect health care system from the standpoint of cost and making it worse.”

Of course, we know the Affordable Health Care Act is a reality.  We don't need Issa of all people to tell him it is.  Perhaps it wouldn't be so failed of a program if Issa and his team would spend more time doing their job which is to improve healthcare by introducing new pieces of legislation to strengthen it?  After all, if you dislike a law so much and complain it's going to raise the costs so much, to you absolutely have to repeal it?  Why not improve the law to address the cost issues?

Just think of the coincidence:  The government shutdown happened exactly when the rollout began, October 1, 2013.  How can it not be a strategic part on the Republican Party's end, with Darrell Issa and others, to keep the government shutdown option open as a means of making their case about Obamacare being bad?

Oh but of course, Mr. Investigator himself (or perhaps is staff) is probably still thinking of campaign contributions.  How else can it explain why he continues to send these endless partisan Tweets?

If you're tired of Darrell Issa and want more information on his Democratic challenger, Dave Peiser, and voter registration statistics numbers of CA-49, links are below:

Dave Peiser for Congress:





Dave Peiser on the Issues:

Contact Information:  

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

Here's the recent polling per PPP showing Darrell Issa vulnerable thanks to the government shutdown:

Disapproval:  49%
Approval:  43%
If you live in or near California's 49th Congressional District 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:

Start firing up the base in CA-49!


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