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July 29, 2014

Issa Apologizes to Cummings, but Accuses Him of ‘Hissy Fit’ (Updated)

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Updated March 7, 6:20 p.m. | In an interview with his local newspaper, Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa said he has apologized to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for cutting off his microphone at a Wednesday hearing — although in a separate interview he told Fox News that Cummings had a “hissy fit” and “broke the decorum of the House.”

“Mr. Cummings is a member of Congress who works very hard for his constituents,” Issa told U-T San Diego after the House voted 211-186 on party lines to shelve a resolution offered by Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge to condemn Issa’s actions.  Fudge also wrote to Speaker John A. Boehner asking the Ohio Republican to strip Issa of his gavel over his treatment of Cummings, D-Md.

Boehner had backed Issa and said he was within his rights to adjourn the hearing.

Issa, R-Calif., said he could have offered to reopen the hearing after he adjourned it to allow Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the panel, to make his statement.

“As chairman, I should have been much more sensitive to the mood of what was going on, and I take responsibility,” said Issa, who the paper described as chastened.

The apology was a turnabout from Wednesday, when Issa told CQ Roll Call that Cummings owed him an apology. 

Issa also sounded far less apologetic in an interview he taped with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly before he apologized to Cummings later Thursday. Issa said Cummings “decided to have quite a hissy fit. The truth is, if he wants to talk I give him lots of time to talk.”

Asked if he would apologize, Issa said, “I broke no rules and he broke the decorum of the House.”

Cummings issued a statement late Thursday.

“This evening, Chairman Issa telephoned me and apologized for his conduct, and I accepted his apology,” he said. “My sincere hope is that as we move forward, we will respect the opinions of all members of the committee, we will proceed in a deliberate and considered manner to obtain the facts, we will refrain from making accusations that have no basis in fact, and we will seek resolution rather than unnecessary conflict.”

The pair talked about how each of them could do a better job and also about whistleblower legislation Cummings has offered and Issa will co-sponsor, the San Diego paper reported.

Earlier Thursday, Cummings said several other Republicans on the panel had approached him and apologized for Issa’s behavior.

Here’s the video of the Cummings-Issa dustup:

  • Nihilist

    issa is a pimp.

    • NorCalBuc

      Rep. Issa may or may not be doing the pimping for the Koch Brothers, Exxon Mobil and Big Pharma

      • lyris

        A pimp is a pimp.

        • NorCalBuc

          I STILL say Rep. Issa may or may not be pimping for the drug industry AND the Koch Brothers

          • bflat879

            I think you belong to the Democrat Gestapo.

          • NorCalBuc

            I prefer Indian food, bflat! :)

          • Steelhawk

            You prefer Obuttho sperm

          • NorCalBuc

            Steel – are you trying to be demeaning?

            Or is this just the way you are in life?

          • NorCalBuc

            errrr, don’t you mean Gespasio?

  • SandyLester

    Oh, come on.
    Cummings acted like a loon.
    Issa should NOT have apologized, it is Cummings who should apologies to the entire country.

    • betsym

      Wrong, wrong, wrong!! Issa was dead wrong! He’s nothing but a goon.

      • SandyLester

        What I love about liberals is that they are devoid of logic.
        Cummings made an opening statement
        Cummings asked questions – Lerner refused to answer
        When the witness refuses to answer the meeting it over
        Cummings acted like a two year old screaming like a loon
        Issa was correct then, not now because he apologized which as WRONG!

        • NorCalBuc

          Are you OKAY, Sandy? Just asking, you know?

          • Progressive Republican

            Just the usual FRWNJ transference.

          • Jon Vinc

            Does it make you feel better to pigeon-hole fellow Americans who disagree with you politically into tiny little segmented groups and give them juvenile nicknames? I guess that’s a trait of the oh-so-tolerant Left that demands equal time and preposterously calls for diversity at every turn.
            Or maybe it’s a sign of maturity, like how a 3 year old begins to call mommy and daddy instead of mama and dada, that you’ve moved on from “tea-bagger” to your outrageously clever little acronym.
            I’m guessing you’re an absolute scream at parties.

          • Progressive Republican

            Actually, I’m more than a bit peeved that FRWNJ RINOs have become so prevalent as to have driven the real republicans out of the party. I resisted that appellation for quite a while before succumbing to said frustration.

            And as far as the “tea-bagger” (sic) thing goes; no I haven’t. I continue to use that appellation for them since it’s the one they used from the outset as it fits them like a condom.

          • docb

            Projection…right wing projection..They blame others for what they have done or plan to do!

          • Progressive Republican

            They’ve been doing that since the RINOs sold out to the monopolist robber barons in the mid 1880s.

            I guess by now it’s just force of habit.

          • cliftonbritt

            dockb – I suppose your post is suggesting that B.O. is doing such a wonderful job and that it must be all Bush’s fault.

          • docb

            Neither Pres Obama nor Pres Bush need be associated with actions of this car thief and arson.

        • betsym

          First off, I’m not a liberal, I’m a moderate Republican. Got that!! A MODERATE Republican. For your info Cummings NEVER asked a question. Issa didn’t allow anyone to speak except himself. He’s constantly spending taxpayer money on ridiculous hearings. He’s on a witch hunt and has been ever since Obama became President. Oh, and by the way Issa is a friggin’ convicted criminal. He’s also arrogant and bombastic>

          • SandyLester

            hahaha
            Moderate – OK. (eye roll)
            Lerner refuses to answer questions, the meeting was dismissed. Cummings is an embarrassment.
            IRS targeted certain groups per Lerner, sorry sweetie that is a violation of statute and law.
            Nixon was accused, never did yet articles of impeachment were drawn against him, IRS abuse was the second article.
            The groups Lerner targeted were 99.9% conservative and pro-Israel groups.
            Now if you don’t have an issues with it fine, but your hysterical fake outrage is both humorous and sad

          • SandyLester

            Here is Issa’s arrest record:

            Twice in 1972, 20 yrs old Issa was arrested.

            In the first incident he was indicted by a grand jury for an alleged theft of a Maserati, but prosecutors dropped the charge.
            In the second incident, he was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and a police officer noticed a firearm in his glove compartment.

            Issa was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
            He pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of an unregistered firearm, and was sentenced to six months’ probation and a small fine

            Issa has said he believes the record has since been expunged.

          • docb

            Issa is and will ever be a little male!

          • cliftonbritt

            No betslum, you are a pedigreed LULU! And no doubt a government employee. Or maybe you are enjoying “rocking chair money” and food stamps.

          • cliftonbritt

            butsym, a moderate Republican is a RINO. A RINO is a Democrat trying to disguise himself. You are obviously from the Marxist/ Democrat Party trying to defend that crowd’s indefensible position on just about everything that one can mention. I’ve yet to hear you sound off about the merits of B.O. Care, you know, the “Affordable” Healthcare Act.

      • bobruark

        you are a LOON for saying that . Shows that Democrat lefties are without shame, morals, or any other redeeming quality.

        • NorCalBuc

          NO redeeming quality, bobs? Bet you can think of one, at least.

      • picolo63

        I think you lack the facts to call Issa a “goon.” But I have the facts to refer to Obama and some of his democrat cohorts as LIARS. Here is my proof;

        “You can keep your health plan and doctor if you like them, no one is going to take them away from you, period. ”
        Barack Obama on over 4 dozen occasions.

        • john

          you pointed out a lie from a politician. well colored me shock! how about this one: “there are weapons of mass destruction.” you might say well bush truly thought there were. well obama truly thought insurers would grandfather their old plans

    • bobruark

      EXACTLY

  • Tom

    And this is what is wrong with today’s Republican party. Democrat acts like a douche, media twists the story, Republican apologizes giving credit to the douche Democrat and the media.

    • NorCalBuc

      I thought Rep Issa was chairing a Congressional hearing, and he shut-down the ranking minority member.

      Maybe he had no clue what he was doing, that day, or every day?

      • Progressive Republican

        Nothing unusual about that now is there?

      • bflat879

        Cummings said he had a question, Issa let him ask it, Cummings didn’t ask it he made a statement, Issa shut down the mike. Pretty Simple.

      • bobruark

        the ranking members was misbehaving like a 12year old
        he should have gotten a good SPANKING too !

    • lyris

      Apparently you didn’t see what happened.

      • Dmac73

        Just what would you have done when you find out you’re being stonewalled by this dizzy broad that has lied, hidden evidence, blocked the truth coming out in this hearing, avoided testifying, and thumbed her snobby nose at all the Congress and Senators sitting in this hearing. She’s covering for Obutthead and trying to cover her A$$. She can do the crime but not the time. Apparently she doesn’t think enough of the Dems and Obuttead to take a fall for them.

    • Raylusk

      You are a typical partisan excusing the inexcusable. Hearings aren’t just suddenly adjourned. The chairperson is supposed to ask for consent from the majority before adjourning. Issa didn’t do that. Then when called on it he cut off the mike and stormed out of the room. You are exactly why conservatives in this country have such a low approval rating.

      • cargosquid

        Waaah…… Cummings had his chance to speak. If Learner won’t speak…then there is literally no hearing.

  • lyris

    Too little, too late. I hope people will call his office D.C. other CA and let him know we don’t accept his phony apology.

    1-202-225-3906

    • Progressive Republican

      Thank you.

  • American666

    The real truth is that progress is hard. These years of having a Black president have been very difficult on Blacks as racist Republicans have pulled out every stop to be indignant, hateful and rude. Issa set a historic precedence by being the first chairman to disallow the minority representative a chance to speak. Smile Democrats, the Republicans are no only loosing the battle; but they are sore losers as well. You must know that your elitist way of life is coming to an end.

    • NorCalBuc

      American666 ~ You’ve said some brilliant things about the end of the rule of racist and homophobic attitudes.

      But NOT every conservative is a racist or homophobic,

      • Progressive Republican

        This is realized.

        It is also realized that those who are have a disproportionate amount of power.

    • Jon Vinc

      Indignant, hateful and rude?
      Let’s see:
      Obama–>We won,you lost.
      Obama–>Republicans driving us into ditches.
      Obama–>Republicans need to sit in the back of the car
      Reid–>Republicans terrorizing America
      Pelosi–>Republicans
      Cummings–>Tea Partiers spit on me and called me n*gger
      Obama–>Calling out the Supreme Court during the SOTU speech
      I don’t think you know the definition of the words you use. Obama has received 90% of everything he’s asked for from Congress, and used outrageously questionable executive orders to get the remaining 10%. What hasn’t he gotten? His insane budgets? Okay, but they never get any Democrat votes either.
      I thought debate and disagreement with any president were fair and valid? That’s what I learned from Hillary Clinton in 2007.
      I thought calling out a president for failed economic policies and using executive orders to bypass Congress was a sign of failed leadership? That’s what I learned from Senator Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008.
      I thought 5-6% unemployment was disgusting and disappointing? That’s what I learned also from Senator B. Hussein Obama.
      And how about a deficit in the low double-digit billions? Treasonous right?

      • NorCalBuc

        YOu feeling better, Jon?

  • Dmac73

    Has anyone ever stopped to consider everyone including Issa is very frustrated and even PO’d by the run around they’ve been given? Tempers have to be short but all. Especially after she promised to testify then did that 5th crap. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes. I’d have her in jail and I’d probably be there also.
    Anyone yelling raciest to Issa sure couldn’t have been watching that lying broad and her dishing out her snooty attitude like she’s thumbing her nose at everyone. Enough was enough for the day. Freeeeking frustrating—- like talking to a brick wall.
    Before throwing wild accusations people should think what they might have been pushed into doing if you were in that hearing??? She is hiding evidence to cover for Obutthead and God only knows who else. They should get a search warrant to go through everything in all offices and her home. My long winded opinion.

    • NorCalBuc

      Conservatives have cried that the IRS targeted ONLY them.

      NO; progressive groups were ALSO audited.

      Were you unaware, Dmac, or simply misinformed? ?

      • Dmac73

        they are still doing it. There have been enough people that have come fwd that they were targeted it’s believable.. Nixon did the same thing. Old trick and hard to prove.

        • NorCalBuc

          NO Dmac ~ ~ There has been GREAT abuse of the tax-exempt status by political groups. The IRS was checking the groups of the left, AND the wing-nus!

          • roger

            No they were checking 10x the number of conservative groups as compared to liberal. I know math is hard for libs but try not to appear so stupid.

        • Progressive Republican

          Ah. You’ve been hanging around those discredited FRWNJ disinformation/propaganda sites for too long.

          • Jon Vinc

            So you’re okay with the IRS acting arbitrarily towards any group as long as they’re a bit balanced about it and target a few lefty groups along with the indisputable fact that the majority were right leaning groups? How about they just do their damn job and stop running every decision through the lens of whether it’s Right or Left?

          • Progressive Republican

            And you’ve been visiting the same sites, haven’t you?

            Realize that the IRS investigations fail to meet discredited FRWNJ disinformation/propaganda sites’ definition of “arbitrarily”; not to mention that of the dictionary.

            Your “indisputable fact that the majority were right leaning groups” is bogus. There is no credible evidence to support that stance. If you have some that proves otherwise, I’d like to see it. I’ve seen the allegations. I’ve seen no proof.

      • bobruark

        pleez another LEFTY TROLL…the facts and data speak for themselves and show you are a Democrat operative again trying to distract hoping you and yours can continue to abuse your powers … just like fascists that you are.

      • JP-MI

        Out of 298 groups audited, 292 were right leaning and 6 were left.
        Yeah, that seems like they were equally audited.

        • john

          [citation needed]

        • Wuthie

          Out of those 298 groups audited how many were denied their tax exempt status? None !! So big deal, they were audited. That is what the IRS does.

          • JP-MI

            great – hopefully you’ll get an IRS audit that goes on for years. You’ll be whining like a baby.

          • Wuthie

            I’ve been audited, didn’t whine. Just because you like to whine doesn’t mean everybody does.

      • rmkdbq

        You simple-minded fool. If I were going to run an operation like this from the WH, where it clearly started, I would target a few left groups as well so that unthinking sheeple would buy my cover story. Kinda the way you and the media have…

        • NorCalBuc

          You simple-minded fool.

          Time for a breather, mkdp. Try warm milk :)

          • rmkdbq

            I tend to get a little bent out of shape when I see the country, whose uniform I proudly wore, slowly turning into a banana republic because people like you lefty morons try to F with the electoral process like it’s some gd crooked horse race. We know your game and we will get to the bottom of this. It started with St Barry, we all know that. One day we will get the proof we need.

      • picolo63

        First, I would like to see Democrat reactions if this had occurred under a Republican administration. I would say your math is off If you call 292 conservative groups targeted versus 6 liberal groups Additionally, all of the liberal groups were approved. Likewise, when it came to additional questions the conservative groups had far more asked of them than the liberals.

      • Layla

        Have them come forward…who are they?

  • Patches_Pal

    Cummings is a racist. His only objective was to cover-up for the racist in the White House who has been caught using the IRS for partisan purposes. Cummings had plenty of time to ask his question which was unnecessary since the witness was taking the 5th on every question.

    • NorCalBuc

      “Cummings is a racist.”

      Patches, REALLY; you’ve GOT to do better than merely slander.

      Don’t you? ?

      • Progressive Republican

        No, he doesn’t.

        Oh, btw…

        BENGHAZIIIII!!!!!

        • NorCalBuc

          Your point is? Four Americans died in a tragedy, and your expecting to win some political points? FOX News? ? ?

          That’s another board, Progressive Repub

          • Progressive Republican

            Merely mocking the manner in which so many FRWNJs use that tragedy to distract from their own misbehavior.

            If I trod on any toes, I apologize.

          • bflat879

            No, I think the contention is the 4 Americans died in a tragedy because of incompetence in this administration and they lied about it to win an election.

          • john

            check out the report that the govt issued. there was nothing they could have done differently

        • Layla

          Did somebody call for the Butcher of Benghazi????

          • Progressive Republican

            Waitaminit… I thought FRWNJs were calling Hillary that…

      • wildcat26

        Cummings is doing everything he can to hide the facts…He’s not trying to get to the truth. You know that too. It will come out and Cummings and Obummer will look like the pieces of crap they are. Using the IRS, using NSA, using the four that died at Benghazi, lying about Fast and Furious….all coming back to sink their ship. What did Pig Nose and Nancy Pelosi do when Issa was treated so shabby in and EPA hearing??? NOTHING!! Issa was right in shutting off his microphone. He said nothing important…political posturing…to save OBUMMER!!

      • JP-MI

        “Rep. Issa may or may not be doing the pimping for the Koch Brothers, Exxon Mobil and Big Pharma”

        I think your sense of irony is broken.

        • mblack

          Big Pharma helped write the Unaffordable Care Act, and stands to profit hugely

          • JP-MI

            No kidding – who was Speaker of the House when the bill was being written ? Issa didn’t write the bill and what does that have to do with the IRS ?

          • NorCalBuc

            Good ole Free Market, Corporate Capitalism

          • JP-MI

            and which party wrote the bill ?

          • NorCalBuc

            Appx. 4,100,000 more people with affordable insurance

            Me included!

            And more are signing up EVERY DAY, including Christ Christie’s consitutuents in NJ !

          • JP-MI

            Great for you. As long as someone else picks up the balance to pay for your subsidy you’re all set.

          • NorCalBuc

            Democracy is about redistribution of income. That’s what makes Democracy great!

            Pay Your Fair Share (unless you’re wealthy, and NOT paying your fair share)

          • JP-MI

            Communism is the redistribution of wealth. You need to do some reading. By the way, what is the fair share rate ?

          • NorCalBuc

            uhhhh.

            Taxation.

            Redistribution.

            Democracy.

            JP ~ ~ I’m oughtta here, have a great day (maybe stay away from the Faux Newx, today?, bro)

            Peace

          • JP-MI

            Yeah – I didn’t think you’d have an answer. Cheap slogans and bumper sticker phrases and regurgitating talking points are all you can offer up.

            You have a great day too (maybe stay away from MSLSD today as well)

          • Layla

            I jost love the way the ignorant, when they can’t answer a question, either throw in “racism” or “faux news”. The dumbing down of the libs continues.

          • JP-MI
          • Layla

            Your brain just blew. The only people signing up are those who lost their healthcare BECAUSE of Obamacare. Very few who had no insurance are signing up.

          • Layla

            The same one that’s going down in November for what they have done to the American people.

      • mblack

        a racist is someone who sees everything through the filter of race. Cummings is a racist.

  • Brawndo2

    Cummings wanted to obfuscate the abuse of the IRS by the Obama administration and maintain as many political seats as possible in the era of Obamacare. Getting Issa to come across as arrogant and racists wasn’t a smart move. Issa could have allowed Cummings to speak and no one would have heard a thing. Cummings scored!

    • Layla

      What did Issa do, say that was racist? Will you cut the racism CRAP?

    • Nick_Lento

      Actually, Cummings was about to try for a proffer from the attorney that would have actually answered the questions in an acceptable way…….Issa isn’t interested in the truth, just in making political hay and scamming cash from contributors.

      But you are right, Cummings won as Issa went way over the line and actually exposed himself as a bully…..he was forced to apologize.

      There is plenty of corruption in government….and it taints BOTH parties…..and the corrupting cash comes from the very wealthy and the very powerful.

      The poor and the powerless are not your enemy. Think about who profits MOST from the status quo.

  • LarryBassett

    After the Ranking Minority member has had his opening statement, fully allowed to voice his views without objection by the Chairman, and later, the witness, the only reason for the hearing refuses to answer questions, the ONLY reason for holding the hearing has ended and there is no reason to continue. Therefore, adjournment is indeed proper and called for. The hearing is NOT about Cummings. No need for apology by Issa!

  • LarryBassett

    Ad hominem name calling by libral/progressive Obama sycophants is a typically mindless way to respond and has come to be expected as their norm. Thinking persons, even from the “left” along with Independents have to come to expect such and see them for the smokescreen whining false accusations that they are. Conservatives expecting them ignore them as the vacuous rants that they are.

  • stasis

    The House voted 211-186 on party lines to shelve a resolution to condemn Issa’s actions. Not single decent Republican in the House. Issa is calling Cummings an intemperate for responding appropriately. Issa is a childish vindictive punk.

  • Nick_Lento

    This is a BS self serving fake apology that adds insult to injury.

    Issa is not sorry. He just realizes that this video exposes him for
    the dictatorial bully that he is and wants to minimize the pr damage. Clearly, power corrupts.

    Had Issa not apologized the shedding
    of light on this indefensible action would have only continued to increase
    and it would end up tainting the whole Republican party. This is damage control.

    All he had to do was to give Cummings his 5 minutes to comment/question and the hearing would have been balanced.

    Issa is an example of all that is wrong with our system.

    • SWohio

      Sure – Issa is a member of the minority party. What has he done to our health care system, to our military, to the folks in Benghazi?

      You really don’t mind showing everyone your stupidity, do you? How very brave (and stupid) of you.

      • Nick_Lento

        You speak of courage, yet cower behind anonymity….and from a distance engage in ad hominem. Thank you for making my point all the more clear.

        Meanwhile your hero, Issa, is eating crow and apologizing as this breach of civility was way over the line.

    • Layla

      Cummings is not sorry, why should Issa be sorry? At least Issa is a gentleman. What I saw Mr. Cummings do yesterday was to throw a giant tantrum.

      • Nick_Lento

        LOL That’s why Issa is apologizing, eh?

  • Jon Vinc

    Elijah Cummings is nothing more than a criminal and extortionist. His statement, which was supposed to have been a question to the witness, was just more moronic, hyper partisan, socialist musings about how in Obama’s America his people should never be questioned or challenged.
    .

    • NorCalBuc

      Elijah Cummings is nothing more than a criminal and extortionist.

      ?

  • bflat879

    Why doesn’t Cummings want to stop the IRS from intruding into the political process, doesn’t he realize they could actually put Republicans in place to go after Democrats, in the future? ” FIrst they came after the Jews, but I wasn’t Jewish…..”

  • Roberto

    How about forming a Congressional White Caucus who can then tell Cummings to POUND SAND.

  • Paul Bernard

    Mr. Issa! Take Mr. Cummings for what he is, a racist pig.. Its time that all Americans to get their head out of the sand and realize what people like Mr. Cummings stand for. If your democrat and lie, steal cheat, make up things from whole cloth your doing the will of the people. If your a republican and stand for honesty, truth, responsible government and cutting spending, strong military, then your a racist whitey. America better get a grip or our worrys wont be from Iran or Russia, it will be from within.

    • mblack

      my worries are already right smack dab in the middle of within our government!

    • Layla

      I have a lot of respect for Mr. Cummings, but not when he plays the race card. This country is in real trouble and the best Congress can give us is a pi$$ing contest? They all need to lose their seats and send in someone else.

  • bobruark

    Cummings should apologize to AMERICA. Running cover for his corruptocrat cronies…. like the blacks of the carpetbagger era…disgusting.
    That damn IRS lady should be charged and arrested….maybe we could get a mob of taxpayers to [fill in the blank]…she deserves no less.

  • JungleCogs

    What a wuss Issa is. Democrats pull this crap all the time. So Cummings got a bit of “Harry Reid Treatment”; it’s about time. This is why the GOP can’t win anything with their current crop of bumblers – they have no backbones.

  • Farnsworth

    Apologized? I wouldn’t have. Cummings was being a jerk like all Democrats, screw him.

    I want an apology from Obama for F’n up my country

    • NorCalBuc

      ??

      • Farnsworth

        if you don’t understand English, try Google translate

  • savage24

    This is the reason Republicans have a hard time leading. Cummings sole purpose at that hearing was to disrupt it. Issa’s apology to Cummings for not allowing him to do that is not only silly but asinine. Cummings and the media should be apologizing to Issa. It is apparent that the Black Caucus and their race card playing and the liberal media scare the hell out of these gutless Republican leaders.

    • SWohio

      To disrupt it, yes, but also to change the subject from Lerner’s continued attempts to cover for the administration.

      Most of the MSM didn’t even mention her testifying, much less the fact the pleading the fifth was her response to any questions. ‘Issa was mean to Cummings’ was their headline.

      Oh, and since Issa is white and Cummings isn’t, you know what that means in lib speak.

  • rmkdbq

    There was nothing to apologize for!! Cummings whines like a spoiled brat. How the F does he think the targeted groups felt? How they still feel? Whiny liberal baby can dish it out but can’t take it.

    • NorCalBuc

      Whiny liberal baby can dish it out but can’t take it.

      wwhhhhheeeeeeew-eeeeee. Time for a break, mkdj.

  • NorCalBuc

    Has anybody else noticed; there is a lot of anger on this site. Whew-eeee! Glad we don’t have to face each other . . . in person. Everybody here can hide behind their attitudes.

    Name calling. Insults. Innuendos.

    Now, this is what I call “Freedom.”

    • SWohio

      You HAVE done your homework! ‘Freedom’ is exactly the reason that Obama, both CLintons, Reid, Pelosi, Kennedy, Berger, Daschle, Kerry and a host of other Dems not only supported, but encouraged the Iraq invasion.

      If you are so stupid you didn’t know that, or are too stupid to know how to google, I will be happy to supply you with the proof – names, dates, exact quotes.

      You know, facts. Something they don’t have in libworld.

    • MikeL_in_SD

      Dear Jackass: “Name calling. Insults. Innuendos” are all the Liberal way ala Dem’s treatment of, for example, Sara Palin. Hey Sunshine, don’t expect us to keep playing by the rules while you go on cheating…

      • NorCalBuc

        Nice, MikeL. Point proven.

        Thank you.

      • NorCalBuc

        Nice, MikeL. Point proven.

        Thank you.

      • NorCalBuc

        Nice, MikeL. You’ve proven my point.

        Thank You

  • NoMoreCRs

    Rep Issa at least demonstrated that he has class as in this case clearly, no apologies were necessary from him. Rep. Cummings, despite having virtually the entire meeting to speak, is the one that needs to apologize for his disrespect of the Congressional rules just so that he could bloviate in front of the cameras that he knew were on by this point. The CBC is so vile and filled with hatred for the opinions of others that they would even label Dr. Martin Luther King a racist should he head too far off the proverbial plantation of opinion. File Contempt of Congress charges and put her in jail with no bail.

  • Dopple Gang

    If it seems that central governments regard themselves as omnipotent, it is likely because they cite necessity to justify foolish actions.

  • Beaux Weevil

    Issa doesn’t owe Cummings an apology. Cummings owes the American people an apology. His move was calculated to distract from IRS political operative Lerner taking the 5th again and from helping get to the truth of the IRS shutting down the activities of ordinary Americans. That was the story here. And, as usual, the lapdog media runs with the distraction.

  • SWohio

    ‘I’m sorry that Cummings felt the need to make an absolute @ss of himself’.

  • Chaplain Michael

    Why apologize for a distraction? Bad behavior needs to be dealt with, especially at this level of government. Enough with the racist pandering. Equality is that an unprofessional, ignorant outburst is controlled no matter what color skin the author of chaos is sporting.

  • saywhatsaywhat

    If you want something, just do a Biden. Wave your arms, stomp your feet and whine.

  • Barry Milhous Obama

    Cummings only has the job because he is Black and because he is Black he can be useful by pulling orchestrated stunts like this one and then play the victim and race cards. If he were a White man, he would have been dressed down for such outlandish and undignified behavior.

    • Layla

      I think we need to stop using any color words and stop with the race card. If people wish to be treated equally and be respected, then it must happen. Look at the damage being done to this country in the name of race. STOP IT, PLEASE.

      • Barry Milhous Obama

        I’ll stop it when Obama, Leftists, Blacks and the media stop it.

        Until then I will continue to point it out.

  • camdenme2

    Thiswas obviously well planned by Elijah! HE did not ask a question,but read a statement contrary what he asked of Issa . Lerner needs to be judged in contempt of Congress. Elijah is “not” interested in the truth. His diatribe said that !!! GO ISSA !!!

  • Robert Paulson

    BAAA BAAA BAAA…..quote from ALL of the comments at ROLLCALL

  • http://about.me/jamesantonhake James Anton Hake

    Cummings is the one who should apologize. He has had nothing to add in these hearings.

  • Five Guyz

    Since it is impossible to know which practices will be best suited for unpredictable future circumstances, we mainly depend upon the customs and traditions that have already been proven in the fires of history’s forge.

  • Terry Thompson

    If the proverbial scrutinized shoe of a tea partier was placed on a liberal. The screaming would be rattling off the moon. Can you people be so blind or lost that you don’t see what’s happening. Our deficit (Exploding)..our loss of jobs, food prices though the roof. The only people happy are the ones getting the free hand outs who are laying at home watching cable. While the middle class backs are eroding from the weight. The business owners taxed to the point NO new jobs are being created, small businesses are dying along with the jobs they create. The country I love is shriveling. Now our military is going to be hacked at a time when a tyrant is making a land grab. We look weak and small and this is the first time in my life I embarrassed of my country.. I was not a tea party person before but my fear of big government is growing everyday. With them spying on my phone and email is unnerving. I have nothing to hide and agree with finding terrorist. But the terrorist are growing and nothing’s being done to them. We need to stop targeting each other Americans and grow our country not our egos for the sake of our children.

  • stasis

    I see that you do indeed think like you look, Clif. Now let’s have an example of “the fact that the Democrat Party has done much worse and many times.”

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