Obama Laughing His Ass Off At Gutless GOP House
Bill Quick

Issa Threatens EPA With Contempt as Team Obama Celebrates Its Climate Anniversary – NationalJournal.com

The hearing also included a bit of deja vu for the committee when members grilled McCarthy on lost emails from a hard-drive crash (the same issue that wiped out emails from IRS employee Lois Lerner). In this case, the emails in question were from retired EPA employee Philip North, who was involved in the agency’s decision to begin the process of preemptively vetoing the Pebble Mine project in Alaska.

North, who declined an interview request by the committee, is retired, and committee staff say they have been unable to track him down. According to a committee aide, North’s hard drive crashed in 2010—which was around the same time that the committee is investigating the agency’s discussions of a potential veto—and the emails were not backed up.

McCarthy said it appeared there were some emails the agency could not produce that should have been kept, but she was still working to see if they could be recovered. McCarthy made it clear that it was a small set of emails and that the agency had notified the National Archives of the problem Tuesday, though had told Oversight Committee staff earlier.

Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina, raised concerns that the failure to back up the emails was a violation of the Federal Records Act.

Did I mention that now Obama is just laughing at us?

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Obama Laughing His Ass Off At Gutless GOP House — 6 Comments

  1. I’d say “laughing his ass off” is probably a considerable understatement…

    Issa Threatens EPA With Contempt…

    Oh, Hells yeah – waving that puny, little “contempt citation” finger in their faces has been so very, very useful in prior occurrences of blatant FedGov obfuscation on parade before Issa And Company – reference, for instance, Eric Holder and Lois Lerner…

    …According to a committee aide, North’s hard drive crashed in 2010—which was around the same time that the committee is investigating the agency’s discussions of a potential veto—and the emails were not backed up.

    How…utterly unexpecteddeja vu all over again…

    That’s not just “laughing”, that amounts to standing on top of the White House’s second-level balcony’s railing, back to Capitol Hill, then bending over and pulling down his pants, shrieking with hilarity while shouting, “Kiss my contempt-of-Congress butt-cheeks, Issa and all the rest of you useless, totally-ineffectual clowns!!”

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