California Rep. Darrell Issa is already eyeing a massive expansion of oversight for next year, including hundreds of hearings; creating new subcommittees; and launching fresh investigations into the bank bailout, the stimulus and, potentially, health care reform.
Issa told POLITICO in an interview that he wants each of his seven subcommittees to hold “one or two hearings each week.”
“I want seven hearings a week, times 40 weeks,” Issa said.
He also wants to organize aggressive oversight beyond his committee and plans to refer inquiries to other House panels, drawing even more incoming GOP chairmen to the cause of investigating the executive branch.
Because with persistent unemployment, financial industry greed, an intractable war in Afghanistan, a collapsing infrastructure, declining American educational levels, and the many other problems facing this country, nothing is more important than sham investigations and ginning up bullshit against Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, a real live war criminal and mass murderer of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians is free to hawk his book.