Issa blasted Kashkari, now backs him

by John Seiler | May 31, 2014 6:37 pm

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 [1]that November. Critics charged[2] 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[3], 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[4], the GOP Establishment is backing Kashkari. Issa used to be something of a maverick. Maybe now not so much.

  1. voted for Barack Obama for president :
  2. Critics charged:
  3. Nay on HR 1414:
  4. As I mentioned in a previous post:

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