After rereading a San Diego Union-Tribune blog post and lifting my jaw from my desk, I still can't believe Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) told a Union-Tribune editorial board member that he would cut homeland-security funding for cameras and other security measures for JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS.
When responding to a member of the Union-Tribune's editorial board about the overspending in the GOP Congress, Issa offered only two criticisms of current spending:
- crop subsidies for well-off farmers
- homeland-security funding for cameras and other security measures for Jewish organizations
Unbelievable. One of the most prominent California Republican politicians - a man who played a key role in recalling Governor Davis so that Arnold Schwarzenegger, of all people, could become Governor of California - chooses to publicly condemn this particular expenditure over, say, the war in Iraq?
Does Issa really blame the trillions in growth of our national debt under Bush and the GOP Congress on Jewish groups seeking to avoid more deadly attacks like the one in Seattle?
Sure, we knew Issa wasn't the nation's best friend of Israel, as he's accused the state of "apartheid."
But Issa also is a foe to Jewish organizations?!
Perhaps the Republican Jewish Coalition - which has been criticized by fellow Republicans for playing host to Issa and his hateful ways - cares to offer some comment about its friend, and why Issa is less important than, say, Thurston County, WA Democrats?