Issa Conjures Shades of McCarthyism

In a reminder of how the GOP overreached during the Clinton-era sex scandal, [Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA)] doesn’t seem capable of letting damning facts speak for themselves. … Note what Issa is doing. He does it all the time–start an unsubstantiated allegation with an absolute declaration (‘when in fact’) and follow it with weasel words (‘the indication is’). This smear-and-caveat technique allows him to ruin reputations without being called a liar. Issa is a demagogue with plausible deniability.

— Ron Fournier, writing in National Journal.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *