Exhibit A: Darrel Issa
Try to resist the urge to punch your computer monitor right in its ugly stupid face.
Issa, in his Quixotic quest to turn up a scandal as damning as an oval-office blowjob so that he can finally have an excuse to impeach this guy who dares call himself "President" even though he is clearly black is suing Ereic Holder over some sort of documents that he is convinced will prove that Obama personally sold guns to Mexican drug cartels so that they could use those guns to murder Federal agents because, duh, he hates America! Never mind how many times and in how many ways this "scandal" has been debunked, if only he can get his hands on these magic documents, they will surely prove that POTUS is running guns out of the West Wing, probably to finance the Muslim museum for which he is paying out of pocket.
Aaaaaanyway, this lawsuit has been put on hold due to the government having been shut down, a situation for which Issa's party is ONE HUNDRED PERCENT RESPONSIBLE. But Issa just doesn't understand why this suit can't go forward.
A federal judge was less than amused when Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) requested that a lawsuit he filed two years ago be allowed to move forward in spite of the fact that federal courts have been immobilized by the Republican shutdown of the U.S. government. According to Think Progress, Judge Amy Berman Jackson refused to consider violating the shutdown to handle the case, saying that it’s ridiculous for Issa to make the request, considering his caucus’ role in ordering the government to close.
The irony of which is, of course, completely lost on Issa. Sort of like how the irony of a former car-thief turned car-alarm marketer being a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is lost on him.
But Issa insists that his suit should be allowed to go forward due to its being super-important and stuff, claiming that a
“Contingency Plan provides that Department employees may continue to work on matters necessary to the discharge of the President’s constitutional duties and powers,” and therefore his actions against President Barack Obama and the Justice Department should not be affected by the federal work stoppage. (via Raw Story)
Yes, it is vital to the president's ability to discharge his Constitutional duties that he be allowed to be bothered with frivolous lawsuits from idiots who seek to destroy him. That's just absolutely vital.
So, let's see if I've got this straight. You shut down the government in order to try and politically damage Obama. Then you insist that part of the government be opened, opened to just you, so that you can try to politically damage Obama. Do I have that straight?