Thursday, November 04, 2010

The End of 'The Free Pass of Zero-Accountability for Obama Czars'

As we savor recapturing the House of Representatives from the Democrats Tuesday night, don't overlook the fact that along with it comes the perks of the majority: The GOP will now chair all the committees, a fact that will no doubt cause much angst on the left. You think reducing Nancy Pelosi to back-bencher status was enjoyable? Well, to add a cherry on top, we no longer have to suffer through the Barney Franks and Charlie Rangels running roughshod over whoever they decide to drag before their committees. Even better, we'll see even less of the ugliest man in politics, Henry "Nostrilitus" Waxman.

So as we move forward, it will be nice to see actual government oversight of the runaway Obama spending train, and it looks like some fun is in store.
A Michigan Republican lawmaker is promising to make the White House climate czar a familiar face by repeatedly bringing her in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Rep. Fred Upton, who is gunning to chair the powerful panel, vows to end “the free pass of zero-accountability for Obama czars” such as White House energy adviser Carol Browner.

“Given her extensive influence within the administration, one would think [current Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry] Waxman would want to hear her at some point,” Upton writes in a Nov. 1 column in the conservative publication Human Events that is being circulated around town by his staff.

“Given her absence from Capitol Hill for the last two years, there is little doubt that she will surely become a familiar face with Republicans in charge. We have questions, and the American people deserve answers,” the column adds.

Upton is burnishing his conservative bona fides as he seeks to be chairman when the GOP assumes House control next year.

Various lobbyists and aides say Upton has the pole position to head the committee, but Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) — who is currently the panel’s senior Republican — and others are also eyeing chairmanship.
Since the media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party, we've seen little if anything about those who've headed committees with the Democrats in power. Expect that to change. Anyone on the GOP side of even the slightest relevance can expect to have their entire lives turned upside down, their friends and families investigated, even the slight hint of scandal will be headline news. The George Soros Deathsquads from Media Matters will make sure of that, even if they have to just make stories up. So be careful what you wish for, Mr. Upton. And record every conversation. Georgie's boys love to splice tape.
“House Republicans pledge to conduct vigorous oversights of the Obama administration next year if the American people entrust us with the Majority. With Republicans at the helm and exercising its authority to oversee activities of the executive branch, we will restore the public trust and subject this White House and its dozens of czars to the scrutiny that taxpaying Americans expect and deserve,” Upton writes.
That's basically a declaration of war against those who suck off the government teat, so be prepared for the onslaught.

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