There’s been talk of serious Congressional hearings getting going once the Republicans take control of the House, Senate or both starting in early 2011. Please, no. I’m serious, I’m not interested in hearings about the transparency or lack there of in the current Executive Branch.
It’s not like we don’t know what’s been happening in the Obama administration, it’s in the news every friggin’ day. They are continuing the march to centralize power by bailing out banks, buying controlling interest in automobile companies, taking over the student loan industry and messing up health care all in the name of change and making things better for the little guy.
The administration is clear about their intention to grant amnesty to the illegal aliens already within our borders while refusing to act serious about securing the border. Cap and Trade is around the corner, and I’m sure there will be another campaign to introduce campaign financial reform since it worked out so well the last time.
If there were laws broken, I’m fine with law enforcement investigating crimes, arresting folks and sending them to the courts for trial. That said, I’m totally bored with the Congressional hearings in an effort to “expose the truth.” It’s totally stupid.
Sure, it makes for great political commentary and may even increase the traffic to this blog, but what will the result be? Maybe a few – Democrats in this round – will be exposed for their “unethical” behavior but life in Washington will continue on since of course, we refuse to deal with the actual problem. Some may even be indited, but most investigations will result in statements like “well, it’s not illegal so we’re not bringing charges against you … but you’re unethical swine!”
There will be calls for change in Washington! Oh my, I have not heard that one before!
If President Barack Obama needed any more incentive to go all out for Democrats this fall, here it is: Republicans are planning a wave of committee investigations targeting the White House and Democratic allies if they win back the majority.
Everything from the microscopic — the New Black Panther party — to the massive –- think bailouts — is on the GOP to-do list, according to a half-dozen Republican aides interviewed by
Republican staffers say there won’t be any self-destructive witch hunts, but they clearly are relishing the prospect of extracting information from an administration that touts transparency.
What good will this do for the GOP? The voters who will always vote for them will continue to do so and the rest of us already know about the New Black Panther case and the bailouts. The grandstanding will do nothing.
Maybe the media should get into the game and expose more of this crap?
Maybe it’s time for the GOP congress-critters to act as leaders, mentors and teachers instead of acting like political blowhards?
I’m not saying we must compromise our conservative political position, just the opposite. We must clearly define conservative principals and mentor others about our politics. That strategy has worked very well for me in the past, maybe the congress-critters should give it a try.
More discussion about possible criminal behavior – or at least unethical crap – from Brian Darling at Big Government today. It seems as though a few people are disturbed the Obama administration is using the White House dot gov site to promote their agenda or something … no kidding?