The hated GOP representative of California’s 49th district, Darrel Issa, has just announced his retirement. Because he sold out all of his constituents and the people who voted him into power, he had no hope of continuing his political career. And as dozens of Republican legislatures are running away from their responsibilities, Issa becomes the 27th to retire after betraying his people. And now he hopes to retire to a high-paying job on a board of a financial company.
Issa was instrumental in proliferating the repeated effort to take health care away from millions of Americans with the push to repeal Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. Although that effort failed, he was responsible for participating in the push to transfer wealth from middle class and low-income Americans to the top one percent of income earners in the country. His support of the new tax legislation that will resort to massive changes that will be detrimental to workers in the United States will hang heavy on his conscience for years to come.
After Hillary Clinton beat Trump by a huge margin in the 2016 presidential election in Issa’s county, his Republican overlords knew it was time for him to give up the chase. As a result, Issa announced his retirement. He knew that he wouldn’t stand a chance of reelection after selling out the people who had voted him into the seat of power. And instead of looking out for his people, he traded their futures to pad his bank account – just like most of the Republican lawmakers did when they passed Trump’s tax bill onto the president’s desk to be signed into law.
The people of Issa’s county were overjoyed to hear that the traitorous GOP politician was retiring. So the people of the 49th district decided to hold a flash mob celebration party on the street outside Issa’s office.
The citizens were exuberant to know that Issa would be leaving and opening up space for a competent and caring Democrat.
Last year, Issa made political history when protesters converged on his office and drove the representative up to the roof. It is unreported if he went up there because he contemplated the end. But while on the roof, Issa filmed the mass of protestors and reported them to the police.
Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress. And although the people granted him political power, he has used it only to cushion his own pockets and those of the wealthiest Americans. And it is a testament to the dishonor of the American system that Issa is allowed to drift off into the sunset of his life with a golden parachute, while the people he screwed over need to toil and work into their old age to survive in this country as health care costs rise.
With the representative slot open for this upcoming election, Democrats and Progressives need to work hard to replace him with a politician who has moral values and a conscience. If you want things to change, volunteer this year and help get Democrats elected to Congress. It is one way you can protect your future.