When you see graphs like the one below, you realize most journalists and journalism entities are led around to ridiculous lengths. I’ve seen the graph before but haven’t written about it – until I kept hearing about the nonsensical witch hunts being perpetrated by House Republican Teabaggers like Darrel Issa and Fred Upton. The activities they pursue would qualify them for immediate removal from office in a country with values.
On a related note, I’m sure glad then-Speaker Pelosi decided not to investigate the Bush Administration’s handling of the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions and occupations. No, investigating that would have destroyed the comity of the House. Real waste, fraud & abuse? Swept under the rug by Democrats intent on maintaining power. Fake waste, fraud & abuse? Ratcheted up to conspiratorial heights by Republican Teabaggers and abetted by the corporate media.