From this Friday's Real Time With Bill Maher Overtime segment, Rep. Darrell Issa managed to monopolize the better part of the discussion when Maher read him one of the questions submitted by his audience, asking whether or not there should be a neutral branch doing oversight, rather than Congress and the likes of Darrell Issa, which is always partisan.
Issa of course felt that he and his committee were doing a fine job and tried making comparisons to the work that Henry Waxman did during the Bush administration, and denied that the hearings he's been holding had anything to do with partisanship.
He got some push back from Maher, but there was a ton of BS that passed from Issa's lips that Maher and the other guests, Ronan Farrow and Chrystia Freeland, who actually got a chance to weigh in here, let pass.
Sorry Darrell, but the claims of the IRS targeting your TeaBircher buddies and the fake Benghazi outrage madness that you and your friends over at Faux "news" have largely been debunked. That hasn't stopped Issa and his ilk in the Congress from using them for political gain, and when Maher called him on it, his response was simply denial.
We've already discussed and debunked Issa's BS so many times, I've lost track, but here's some reading for anyone who really believes Issa's claim that the IRS was actually targeting conservatives, or that Republicans aren't interested in Hillary's potential presidential run, and only care about keeping another diplomat from being killed with their witch hunt on Benghazi.
Real Time with Bill Maher, New Rules, May 16, 2014. Maher tells Republicans to either put up or shut up on Benghazi and to please feel free to impeach President Obama before the 2014 midterm elections.
Fox's Bill Hemmer and the ACLJ's Jay Sekulow continue flogging Rep. Darrell Issa's drummed up IRS "scandal" following Issa's announcement that his committee will meet next week to consider whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
From this Friday's Real Time, Bill Maher told his audience that he and his staff think they've found the "smoking gun" that proves the IRS had unfairly targeted the tea partiers who are upset about having to wait to get their 501(c)(4) status approved. Read more...