I was looking around online trying to see what the Issa facts beyond Plouffe's tweet that has been picked up on by little echoes everywhere because I have a real problem with cheap character assassination. Issa was never charged, nor was he ever indicted for car theft at 18 or arson later. In this country folks are considered innocent until proven guilty.
I guess that's the best these guys have. Anyway, I found this by Patterico:
Patterico's Pontifications » Obama Adviser Smears Issa
If you think Watergate was a trivial event, then you really do not understand Watergate. (let's start with the fact that Watergate was not an event, but a mind-set and continue with the fact that the White House was actually quarterbacking crimes).
Its also clear that you have no understanding of the IRS scandal. Its primarily about the IRS scrutinizing political groups that asked for Determination Letters about their 501(c)(4) status. They did not need to actually apply to the IRS for tax-exempt 501(c)(4) status, as you can self-declare. However, they were concerned that their political nature put them "on-the-bubble" of qualification and thus sought an IRS blessing (largely because they wished to hide their donor list, which 501(c)(4) status affords you and 527 status does not). Certainly you want you government enforcing the law and regulations equitably. When a borderline group applies for something, you hope your government delivers a little due diligence.
Hopefully, by now you realize that the IRS "scandal" was much to do about nothing, led by a party that needs to hide the fact that its vision for America is.....well, nothing.
Last edited by upsideguy; 06-25-13 at 11:40 PM.