November 15, 2006, - 11:45 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Why are so many respectable GOP Congressman (plus Hezbollah pimp Rep. Ray LaHood) supporting Hezbollah/Arafat/Syria devotee and anti-Semite, Rep. Darrell Issa a/k/a Jihad Darrell, for Chairman of the powerful Republican Policy Committee? Has the GOP given up on fighting terror? Is that the message they got from last week’s elections?
If it is, they’d better wake up.
Why is the possibility that Jihad Darrell could get this position a frightening prospect and an outrage? Read my piece from the Los Angeles Jewish Journal in 2003. It’s also accessible at DarrellIssa.net (which I own).
Then, there’s this gem from an interview he gave this month to his hometown paper:
So put yourself in these shoes: You are a veteran Republican congressman of Lebanese Christian descent who is one of the most prominent Arab-American politicians in the country. . . .
So you are meeting with your local newspaper’s editorial board, one of whose whiny members (that would be me) keeps pounding away at you over the ridiculous overspending by the Republican Congress. So while generally defending your party and your colleagues, you do, over the course of an hourlong interview, criticize two aspects of federal spending.
One is crop subsidies for well-off farmers.
And the other is ….. homeland-security funding for cameras and other security measures for Jewish organizations.
For the record, about $2 million out of billions of Homeland Security grants went to synagogues in the San Francisco area (where a Muslim from Afghanistan recently went on a driving rampage) to improve their security, including $36,000 that a local synagogue spent on cameras.
And out of gazillions of dollars in wasteful spending, Jihad Darrell attacks the Jews. Is this the kind of guy Republicans should be electing to a leadership position . . . deciding policy?!
Tell your GOP Congressman to VOTE NO on Jihad Darrell for Republican Policy Committee Chairman.
Thanks to Reader Dayna for alerting me to Jihad Darrell’s list of GOP Congressional supporters. Scary!
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