Douchebag of the Week
Rep. Darrell Issa, a two-time "winner" of douchebag honors.
House Republicans are pressing for a change in federal law that could force Michelle Obama and future first ladies to do more of their policy work in public. But Democrats warn President Obama may take the attempt personally “as an attack on his wife.”While the economy circles the drain and the nation collapses toward another depression, this is what Republicans are doing -- working on legislation to control the activities of the first lady.
The GOP effort is being led by the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), whose initial salvo was rebuffed recently at a contentious committee markup session. Under Issa’s amendment, any government policy group that Mrs. Obama or another first spouse regularly participates in would be subject to a law requiring meetings to be announced in advance and, in most instances, public.
[...] “We are trying actually to protect the historic role of the first lady,” Issa insisted, repeatedly invoking the “transparency” mantra of the Obama administration. “I believe this is open government at its finest.”
See? They're not just the party of "no." They're also the party of "know your role."
As if we needed more evidence that all their talk about being the party of small government is bullshit.
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