So what are some of the "investigations" Issa wanted to conduct into the Obama Administration since becoming Committee Chairman? How about the Stimulus. Really? Yep. The Congressional Budget Office took care of that. What else? Obamacare. Seems that went nowhere fast. I think since Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court has this jurisdiction and not Issa's committee. Perhaps Issa would investigate the Supreme Court...if he could? How about Wikileaks? Huh? Oh that nonsense. Sorry folks, Issa was drawing at straws on that one, but give him credit for trying. Climate Science. Why? Because Issa wanted to find out if Obama's position on climate change had any impact on his proposal to use carbon cap and trade to regulate emissions. Gee, 'ya wonder? But Issa was a very busy boy. He also wanted to investigate Obama's appointments of department chairs that may have skirted Senate Confirmation. The titles given those Department Chairs? "Czars." See, a member of the House really thinks it is important to investigate a President making appointments that might circumvent Senate confirmation procedures. Anyone find it odd that the Senate was not interested in investigating this phenomenon? I wonder how many appointments by future GOP Presidents will now be investigated by the House Oversight Committee? Are there more? Yes. Obama's eligibility to serve as President based upon his questionable citizenship. Really?
Issa actually struck gold though when he had his Committee investigate the failed ATF's"Fast and Furious" gun running campaign by going after Attorney General Eric Holder and attempting to destroy his reputation. Despite the evidence and demands by Democrats in Congress to back off, Issa flexed his muscle and demanded that the Attorney General be held in Contempt of Congress and the vote went straight down partisan lines. Unfortunately, once Issa received the "evidence" he was demanding, he learned Holder was not deceiving the Committee, but you know how these political matters go. Slandering a man is like opening a pillow case of feathers. An apology may never get all of the feathers back into the case. Damage done. Mission accomplished for Issa. And the list goes on.
Which brings me to today's Fox Business News report claiming that Issa was calling for an investigation into the September job report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicating unemployment dipped to 7.8%. Why investigate this? Because Issa could deligitimize the report in an effort to discredit Obama's claim of progress on the economic front. But Issa knows full well that the Department of Labor and the Bureau are non-partisan and that a firewall exists between the department's bureaucrats and the politicos in the White House. Even Issa denounced the Fox Business News report as "inaccurate."
So back to the Issa Committee investigating the Libya tragedy. Clearly the Obama Administration dropped the ball in this matter. Clearly the Obama team showed some semblance of incompetence in deciphering the scope of the threats to our personnel in Libya and the nature of the aftermath of the tragedy. Bottom line.. the Obama team blew it. Why? Because as of this date, new information is being gathered and disseminated about the attacks in both Libya and Egypt and it is premature to be issuing any reports of any kind by the Administration. Collectively, they illustrate an inefficient and poorly organized State Department. But by virtue of this self-evident truth (with additional information being provided daily), is it not premature for Issa to engage his Committee to investigate the matter at this time? Why do it days before the election with zero support from the Democratic members of the Committee? Could it be because of political opportunism? Shocking! Perhaps this is why Paul Ryan wants to be known in the vice presidential debate as "Mister" instead of "Congressman?" Ever wonder why 92% of Americans disapprove of Congress? Perhaps Issa should investigate that?