Issa blasted Kashkari, now backs him

Issa blasted Kashkari, now backs him

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., just robo-called me backing Neel Kashkari for governor as, “The only candidate with proven leadership in this time of crisis.”

He only could mean Kashkari leading the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program during the 2008-09 finanical crisis, when Kashkari voted for Barack Obama for president that November. Critics charged TARP robbed Main Street to bail out Wall Street.

But during the 2008-09 financial crisis, Issa opposed TARP. On Oct. 3, 2014, he voted Nay on HR 1414, officially called the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.

And here’s Issa on Nov. 14, 2008 , grilling Kashkari on TARP:

Politics sure is a strange business.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the GOP Establishment is backing Kashkari. Issa used to be something of a maverick. Maybe now not so much.

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