Posts Tagged ‘Darrell Issa’

Maddow Breaks Down Conspiracy Theory at Heart of Fast & Furious

Sunday, June 24th, 2012


On Wednesday, Rachel Maddow provided a decoder ring for regular people to understand “What Your Uncle Who Watches Fox News All Day Is All Worked Up About.” As always, take the assertions with a grain of salt, but this is a great insight into the different worlds that consumers of Fox News and conservative talk radio inhabit than the rest of the country.

My Republican cousin-in-law was going on this week about how the Fast and Furious investigation was going to spell doom for the Obama Administration, but given that most Americans probably have no idea who Eric Holder or Darrell Issa are, it seems unlikely that the spectacle of the entire House of Representatives holding a vote on whether to hold the Attorney General of the United States in contempt of Congress over a scandal that they’ve never heard of during a time when unemployment is above 8% is going to provoke anything but eye-rolls across the country.

Once again, the Republicans overreach.