The World Burns: Will the GOP Investigate?
House Republicans rode into the majority on a Tea Party wave in 2010. Americans were rightly unhappy with the crony corporatism of the Obama administration, the overweening redistributionism of a Democratic Congress, and a myopically narrow appeal to the far left by the Democrat-dominated government as a whole. Corruption in particular was a top issue for voters.
In 2012, nothing has changed. According to a June USA Today/Gallup poll, the two top issues on voters’ minds are job creation (understandably, since Obama has failed miserably on that score), and government corruption.
And yet the House Republicans have not launched investigations into the most corrupt and perverse acts of the Obama administration. The House GOP ought to use its power of subpoena to bring before it top administration officials to answer difficult questions about their conduct.