The Clinton war room (can I say that in this era of civility?) is back. It probably never went away, but Democrats are relaunching it and their target, for now, is California Rep. Darrell Issa.
Issa, who even before the Republicans won back the House, had plans to investigate the doings of the Obama administration. As the head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Issa has a lot of power. What he finds out can do a lot of damage to the Obama administration and the Democrats.
So, in typical Democrat fashion, their plan is to smear the person bringing the charges. A former Hillary aide and others have launched a non profit group, the Third Lantern. They have started a website, The Issa Files, to dredge up anything unpleasant they can about Issa. The plan is to sew seeds of doubt on his investigations, according to Politico. They want to discredit anything he does.
In addition, the group will pay for media ads against him. Politico says they have a “significant amount of money” with which to do all this.
Averell “Ace” Smith, who is known in D.C. as cutthroat, will work with SCN Strategies, a San Francisco group that did ads for Jerry Brown and Harry Reid in the last election.
With all the scandals Issa has to question, we hope he won’t go wobbly on us. I hope he’s prepared to bring a gun to this fight, because the knives are already out.