Issa thinks the Obama administration is the “most corrupt” in history. Seriously. A remark which prompted Ruth Marcus from the Washington Post to refer to Issa as “deranged.” And with good reason. Here’s Issa’s justification for “most corrupt”:
To justify his allegations of corruption, Issa told CNN yesterday, “In saying that this is one of the most corrupt administrations, which is what I meant to say there, when you hand out $1 trillion in TARP just before this president came in, most of it unspent, $1 trillion nearly in stimulus that this president asked for, plus this huge expansion in health care and government, it has a corrupting effect.”
TARP was a Bush thing. And I’d love to hear about how corrupt the stimulus is. Oh wait. It’s not. Issa simply doesn’t like it. Therefore it’s corrupt. Get it? Deranged indeed.
Adding… Many DC pundits believe Issa is one of the reasonable Republicans. He’s not. On top of his impeachment witch hunt (based on policy disagreements), Issa, for the record, is one of the Republicans who uses the childish pejorative “Democrat Party” slang. Very serious.