The Ed Show | January 05, 2011
>> now let's get some rapid-fire response from our panel on these stories p congressman darrell issa , this guy's doubling down on his claim the obama administration is one of the most corrupt in history? he went on slant ed show last night. misution t.a.r.p. funds.
>>> and new jersey chris christie jokes about a new poll out showing that he's the only republican could that beat president obama in 2012 . with us tonight laura flanders , host of grit tv, and editor of the "at the tea party ." and conservative radio talk show host scott hannon joining us tonight. thanks for joining us. laura flanders , and scott , let's play this, this is mr. issa on hannity's program last night doubling down on what he said earlier after he softened his first response. here it is.
>> i mean it's one of the most corrupt presidencies. this president has used trillions of dollars as walking around money to take care of pet projects and pet organizations. one good example is when he used the t.a.r.p. money to bail out, not the bondholders of general motors or chrysler, but in fact, the unions. this was a misuse of funds that were given to president bush , specifically to help with the financial crisis . it was never intended to bail out labor unions .
>> what do you think, laura flanders .
>> most corrupt you wonder where he was for the last administration. but really, while issa 's setting himself up as this grand inquisit inquisitor, what's really going on of course is a huge cover-up. this isn't about discovery, all of these investigations that issa has the authority, sadly, to initiate are really about distraction. we know what happened. you had a handful of corporate criminals and politicians who rewrote the laws for them that drove our economy off a cliff. rather than looking into that, he's going to be looking into fannie mae , wikileaks.
>> loans to poor people . we need to be investigating banks who are right now putting people out of --
>> scott , what do you think?
>> i think elections have consequences and i've been waiting a long time say that actually since the first tuesday in november and darrell has a job do. get to the bottom of these questions. i think that he's dead on right, it was walking around money and by the way let's not forget where president obama is from. and that's what he's done here. plain and simple.
>> well, walking around money, i mean that's a pretty inflammatory statement. seeing that the congress did vote on the stimulus package .
>> i mean it's not what we're looking at here, it's what we're not looking at. we need to be looking at what has happened in our economy? what exactly is going to right now with foreclosure fraud? and instead we'll be doing this other crazy stuff. if you like the clinton administration , what, 140 hours investigating, hearing testimony on the christmas party list? you know, we're really in for quite a ride.
>> all right, here's governor chris christie , new jersey, joking about a poll that's out, saying that he could beat president obama . here it is.
>> well, i think that's good news for the president since i'm not running. that's about the only thing that i could say about that.
>> scott , would you like to see him run?
>> i would and i tell you what, it tells you a lot about the state the democratic party today that you've got a republican governor of the state of new jersey, who is beating the president of the united states when barack obama who what political rock star , messiah depart the sea. and a, a republican. and b, beatings him in a presidential poll? it tells you the political world has changed big time .
>> completely opposite. a blue state governor who is the last best chance of independents since somewhat kinder, moderate republicans and also the state of christie todd whitman but while chris christie comes across big and blustery on that very little youtube screen, he's really going to be seeing it's people of new jersey will be seeing the high cost of his policies over the next few years and you know, while he's in disneyland they'll be digging out of unbelievable cuts to schooling, to education, to public services , and women's health, among other things. so we've got a long way to go with chris christie .
>> scott hennen, laura flanders , great to have you with us