Looks like somebody is nervous

@laglen (19782)
United States
February 15, 2011 9:17am CST
Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Darrell Issa has launched numerous investigations into the administration. Hm sounds like that could be his job. Well there is a new group, The Third Lantern. It was created solely to tear apart Issa and his investigations. They are hitting him personally. [i] it is being paid for by “patriotic Americans who don’t want to see the potential of an ethically challenged congressional investigator run amok with McCarthyesque fishing expeditions.” [/i] sounds to me like somebody is awfully worried about what will be uncovered. But the goal is clear: Newman, Smith and the third partner, Sean Clegg, want to raise enough questions about Issa’s background and personal history that anything he turns up in probes of the Obama administration will be immediately discredited. Sounds like they are admitting to trying to interfere in a government investigation. I think they should be charged accordingly. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49521.html#ixzz1E2a0pkNN
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• Pamplona, Spain
15 Feb 11
Hiya laglen, Well I cannot get the link to load it´s taking really a long long time. I like the name of "The Third Lantern" it sounds like it´s some kind of mystery thing. Like one of those Films. However I have read a bit here and there about Darrell Issa and what he is trying to do seems he is just investigating I can´t make any more of it than that as I don´t live there but I can read between the lines and he is trying to get them to have more conviction about the plans they say they will carry out. That´s all I can make of it for now.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
15 Feb 11
you pretty much get the idea. His position is too ensure that everything in the government is on the up and up. It seems this group wants to stop that.
• Pamplona, Spain
15 Feb 11
Hiya laglen, Oh yes I get it now. There are little schemes like that going on here too of course they never get to see daylight though unless they want to turn it all into a big scandal and make a lot of noise about "nothing". By the time we get to know about anything it´s already too late to give an opinion or say anything about it either. We have loads of those ticking away in the Background. I guess it happens in every Country (grin).
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• Pamplona, Spain
15 Feb 11
Hiya laglen, I have got a page to load after about ten minutes and it was saying about Darrell Issa´s Political Affairs and it seems that they are trying to discredit him yes indeed. I can´t give you a link as I had a load of pages open too many and I have lost it again but it made good reading.
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
15 Feb 11
The attempt by The Third Lantern just makes me more interested in what Issa is investigating. They may be using the wrong strategy. I think it's going to backfire, especially if Issa's Committee finds smelly stuff... I wouldn't pay attention to a dang thing the Lantern had to say, knowing exactly what they're trying to do...
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Feb 11
That is just what I thought too. They are only making Issa's work that much more relevant.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
15 Feb 11
So, let's see if I got this straight... Guy in charge of oversight and government reform launches investigations. People who don't like that decide to run a smear campaign against the guy. Sounds about right. Attack with whatever ya got. These tactics are so clear at this point that it's really not surprising at all. You can sit back and predict who will be attacked, how they will be attacked, and even when they will be attacked. I told my brother that someone would say BilL O'Reilly was a racist for interviewing Obama (and I'm sure I'm not the only one who seen it coming). Lo and behold, Maher and his crew of dumbshts hit him with the racist AND bigot label - anti-Muslim, anti-black, all for speaking about football and basketball. (Why football? Maybe because it was the SUPER BOWL!? Why basketball? Maybe because Obama makes it a point to show up on ESPN filling out Bball brackets and brings cameras when playing pick-up games!?) That's a little off topic, but it's just that predictable who will be attacked and how they will be attacked. The window is getting smaller and smaller here. The popularity of these all-out bash-fests isn't expanding like these by-the-book attack dogs would like.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
15 Feb 11
you are so right. But I am pretty sure that interfering in an investigation is a crime. I think they should be punished.