Bam! Rep. Darrell Issa smacks down ignorant lib prof on Obamacare

Are bruises left by a clue bat covered under Obamacare? For one tweeter’s sake, we hope so. Because he done got pwned by Darrell Issa.

This afternoon, Rep. Issa asked his Twitter followers to fill in the blank:

The answer, of course, is this:

But Faisal Qazi, who, according to his Twitter bio, is a professor of biomedical ethics and neurology, decided to assert his superior cleverness:

Too bad he didn’t check himself before he wrecked himself. School is in session, Professor:

Oh, sa-NAP!



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  • Billie Slash

    A liberal with a credential in “biomedical ethics”? I believe Joseph Mengele made a similar claim.

    • Misanthrope

      With a name like Faisal Qazi, you be sure the similarities to Mengele don’t end there.

    • right_on

      That would be “a progressive socialist tool” with a credential in “bio-un-ethical” blather…or, hardline Muslim…it’s hard to tell the diff, sometimes…

      • rennyangel2

        Remember, Peter Singer (can kill babies up to two years because they are not “useful”–post-birth abortion) is Princeton’s famed “bio-ethicist,” and Zeke Emanuel (adviser on ocare) believes it is ethical to let the elderly go untreated as they are not productive. How did the word “ethics” get attached to such cretins?

        • freeinaz

          Back in Germany during the rein of the Third Reich there was a phrase for this “A life not worth living”. History has a weird way of repeating itself.

          • Clete Torres

            Close. It’s actually ‘life unworthy of life.’ In the original German: Lebensunwertes Leben.

            The idea actually pre-dates Naziism, and meant people with mental illnesses, birth defects, or who were retarded. Hitler just expanded on it to include those he thought racially or morally impure, or inferior by race as a whole.

          • freeinaz

            I stand corrected, however, I knew it was something on that order. The scary thing is when does the so-called Obamacare death panels come up with the same idea.

          • Clete Torres

            No, you’re fine. Wasn’t going for the ‘neener-neener, you’re wrong,’ your description actually rang a bell in my mind, and I had to pull up the info from memory to sort it out for myself to be sure I was right in what I’d remembered.

            You were a 9-ring hit. And you’re dead-on with the 0bamacare comparison, as we’ve already witnessed:

            “Some will live, some will die.”

            – Kathleen ‘Kid-Killer’ Sebelius

      • Rightturn

        Good one!

  • JeffWRidge

    Not only are the question and the premise not poor, they are very succinct. Like most lefties, this professor thought himself to be more clever than he is in reality. Instead, he was snide, condescending and most of all, incorrect. You find that a lot among academics.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      If you argued with the guy, he’d try to make the point that in theory the law does not force those consequences, but the realists point out that it places incentives on those tendencies and outcomes. Statistically there is very little difference.

      In theory if we could re-engineer society and how individuals are actually motivated to work and think, Obamacare might work without hurting the economy and taking away incentives to deliver excellent healthcare.

      In reality, their dreams are completely delusional. We just don’t always have time to unpack the full arguments for these freaks to see how dumb they are. That’s the downside of twitter.

  • spaceycakes

    lovely, Mr. Issa.

  • Rulz

    So tired of ignorance in academia

  • FlatFoot

    Darrell Issa — the Toothless Tiger.       He’ll gum your ankles!
    Way to try to stay marginally relevant, Darrell. Got yerself a mention on Twitchy :/

    • iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

      Good come back – fool

      • FlatFoot

        Truth hurts, eh? Bless your little heart.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Do we have any effective leaders in power? Not really. The solutions must come from us. We must drive these basturds to the correct positions.

    • QuadGMoto

      I gotta say that FlatFoot has something of a point. Issa has gone after the administration pretty hard. But what do we have to show for it?

      There is enough proven crime and corruption that most of the Obama administration shouldn’t merely be impeached, but spending the rest of their life in prison. Yet has Issa been able to do anything about it but talk and write letters?

      • FlatFoot

        You get it. Thank you. But you’re wasting your time. These folks are just as deluded on the Right as they are on the Left…

        “It’s the thought that counts.”

        • Slam1263

          What afraid you’re going to lose the perks of being a tool of the police state, ARCO?

          • Spiny Norman

            He thinks everyone just give up altogether. If the WH, DoJ, IRS stonewall, plead the 5th, ignore subpoenas, and claim Congressional committees have no authority over them, we should end the investigations and just go home… the Democrats are sure hoping that’s the end result

      • dennis reilly

        so true, they are all thieves, blaming everyone but themselves, feigning indignation for their theft and corruption yet all are filthy rich-a politician life

      • right_on

        It’s like looking through a chain-link fence…you can see the criminality happening, but you can’t break through the barrier to get the evidence for a conviction.

      • rennyangel2

        You need at DC grand jury to get indictments and convictions. That’s where Watergate prosecutions came from, not Cong. committees.

        • Spiny Norman

          With Holder’s Just-Us Department running the show, that will NEVER happen.

    • Slam1263

      Oh look, it’s an ARCO.

    • ObamaFail

      How can they do anything? The House has repealed it dozens of times, and when the repealing bill hits the Democrat controlled Senate, they kill any chance of repealing Obamacare. Frankly, the only way the Republicans can hold the Dems responsible for Obamacare is to take back the Senate and keep the House. And frankly, that’s likely to happen once all of the Pro-Obamacare jackasses actually see that everything we and every other Conservative has said about Obamacare was true.

    • $9898556

      Ditto to everything you just posted.

  • jukin

    My father was a used car salesman, a very successful one. His favorite saying was “The people that think they are smart are the easiest to fool.”

    Leftists prove that rule everyday.

    • TexasMom2012

      Yep, being from Texas I have a bit of an accent. Used to use it to sell to Yankees over the phone. They always assume a Texas accent meant you were slow so I always puffed up the twang. Dang good fun take advantage of them by jacking up prices.

  • $35072932

    Tea Party Patriots
    Exempt America from Obamacare Rally
    If Obamacare isn’t good enough for
    Big Business, Big Labor, or Big Government,
    then it isn’t good enough for the
    American People.

    When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, from 12pm to 2pm
    Where: West Lawn of the US Capitol

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  • regmgr

    just another delusional leftist professor who really needs to re-educate himself. A typical liberal loser.

    • rogleecam

      if we keep the house, win the senate and presidency, won’t we be needing those FEMA camps to reeducate the far left? it ought to be easy since they are not armed.

    • Rightturn

      Pardon me, but I’ve always been curious about the credentials of those who choose to call another human a `loser.` Do you feel that you’re superior to this man, and somehow winning? If so, how would you substantiate yourself?

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Zinger !

  • Guest

    Not so smart Professor Qazi received a perfectly placed kick to the nads,
    from Congressman Issa.

  • The Masked Avatar

    and boom goes the dynamite

  • DrSamHerman

    Good Lord…he’s a clinical neurophysiologist like I am, but I am also a psychiatrist.

    I don’t put much stock in the biomedical ethics part, because the field is dominated by dolts who no background in medicine.

    • Jake Wilde

      All scientific fields are compromised or we wouldn’t have junk science thrown on us in all scientific categories.

      • DrSamHerman

        There is junk science in every field of scientific inquiry, just as there is in the humanities and social sciences. That being said, there are some fields where this is rife, e.g. psychology and nutrition. It’s one reason that psychiatrists don’t trust psychologists, and the views of “nutritionists” are often based on the misapplication of association implying causality. Let us also not forget that much of this is reported incorrectly in the media to sensationalize garbage that otherwise would have been discarded.

        I put no store in bioethics, largely because it requires almost no training to become a “bioethicist” other than saying that you are.

        • right_on

          First, one must assume there IS a scientific inquiry, not just some opinionated ideologue making a statement based on bias.

    • right_on

      What? Theoretical assumptions don’t count? 😛

    • IBXNJ

      Doctor ..YOU went to medical school!! HE didn’t

      • DrSamHerman

        I checked out the doc. He is indeed an osteopath (DO) neurologist/neurophysiologist. He’s entitled to his opinion, but the facts about O-care are clear: AMA (which represents less than 20% of physicians in the US) sold out the profession to support the bill; premiums are going up massively; access and reimbursement are controlled by nameless, faceless, unaccountable bureaucracies. How any of that can be considered “ethical”, I don’t know. Definitely nothing I was taught in medical school.

  • therealguyfaux

    The inept 111th Congress led by Nancy Pelosi, a goodly number of Democratic members of which got tossed out on their rears for doing so, passed Obamacare, hence the Doctor IS right– but for the wrong reason. PS, Doc, you shoulda just said something like, “You’re gonna say ‘inept Congress,’ right Issa?”, and throw scare quotes around it– a remedial composition course would not go amiss here.

    But hey, don’tcha just love it when someone arguing against you makes your point for you?

    Of course, the correct answer was “The perverse incentives which Obamacare could not have possibly been meant to create, unless the whole point was to make it so unworkable that a Democratic future Congress would try to scrap it in favor of single payer, cuts etc.”

    Of course, that’s way too much for a Tweet– Shorter: “Obamacare”.

  • filter

    Wonder if the good doctor can explain where the double whammy bulge up and coming fast is going to be funded from? Boomers hitting retirement pensions and the medical system in huge numbers…at the same time.

    Biggest part of that bulge is coming in the next 10-15yrs.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Professor Qasi, if you were a TRUE AMERICAN (Born and Educated in this country), you would know that the Majority in Congress (usually) get their way. With respect to “protecting the Minority” (Which the Democrat Majority in the 111th Congress didn’t do), Several alternatives offered by the Republicans/Conservatives were sumarily REJECTED because KING FINK OBAMA is the President (more like a DIC(K)TATOR), and as with all leaders like that, it’s “Their way, or the highway” (Or in extreme cases, they just “disappear” and never come back). #NoBrainerAlert!! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • WhoDat

    Those obstructing Republicans…

    • Slam1263

      I don’t know, some of the others over a TP Memos kind of like the irony of Republicans keeping us out of war.
      But you knew that.

    • ObamaFail

      Obstructing what? A damaging healthcare law that has already done major damage to jobs in this country, still months away from implementation? Another damn war, that Dems only want because they want to keep Obama from looking like an idiot, AGAIN.

      • TexasMom2012

        Lowest Workforce participation rate since 1978 and Carter. Pathetic. And Obama criticism 5% unemployment and 300K jobs created as pathetic. Really!

    • JR48

      That was back in the days when the democrats enjoyed a supermajority and didn’t need a single Rep vote to pass anything. The whole thing, hook line and sinker, belongs to the Dems. Can’t obstruct an open field.

    • Clete Torres

      Those clueless liberals….

  • gman213

    Put some cream on that burn Fat Qazi, but Issa is exempt…and that is correct!

  • Slam1263

    One thing the restraining order taught me is: that you should NOT, pick up a moonbat to beat down a moonbat.
    It was just too much effort to get the Louisville, and the twig was just standing there.
    It was wrong of me.

  • John LaRosa

    Progressive academics, bureaucrats, entertainers and activists don’t really care about the facts. They’d rather be, or smoke some choom, with this dude.

  • SutureSelf

    Faisal Qazi: “…since the question and its premise is so poor…”

    They is? Faisal may be a professor of biomedical ethics, but it’s evident he isn’t a professor of English.

  • ObamaFail

    When Obamacare hits, liberals everywhere need to remember that no Republican voted in favor of Obamacare. So when they’re pissed off about their skyrocketing premiums, their slashed hours (although, I’ve never personally met a liberal who has actually held down a full-time job), or getting laid off (point still stands, I’ve never personally met a liberal who works for their money), they need to blame the party who is directly responsible for it’s passing.

    • WhoDat

      And when it becomes a great success, it will be a long time before the GOP takes office again.

      • Padraig

        When? Or, if? Because so far, it’s been a dismal failure, and your President has illegally changed the terms of the law by unilaterally granting extensions and exceptions, which are not in the bill as passed. Please explain that (please stay on topic).

        • Spiny Norman

          “Dismal failure” is being far too kind.

      • IceColdTroll


      • mike_in_kosovo

        And when it becomes a great success

        Meanwhile, back in reality…

      • ToyZebra

        Okay, I’ll bite. Where are you seeing any signs of this being a success?

      • Clete Torres

        Okay I’ll sak the question that burns on the minds of Americans everywhere:

        When is that happening? Because it’s been a shit sandwich up to now.

      • robert anthony

        Like the $800 billion and counting ‘stimulus’ bringing unemployment down to 5%?..waiting 5 years now for that.

  • rennyangel2

    Go Issa.

  • BeeKaaay

    Yay! He gets to score some points on Twitter. Then he goes back to his Washington DC job and tries to pretend he can do something about the Marxist in Chief and his minions in the government. “I know, I’ll wave another legal paper in his face, that’ll do it.”

    • seek456

      any better suggestion? Lord knows he tries – but slight of hand and ignoring requests wins the day. Do you suggest a police escort to testify?

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  • Guest

    I don’t get why conservatives aren’t in love with Obamacare. They seem to usually love corporate welfare. The government requiring everyone to have insurance is going to be awesome for insurance companies.

    And more choice for everyone else.

    • seek456

      what planet are you visiting from? Conservatives love corporate welfare? false – Conservatives aren’t fond of any form of welfare, including obamacare.

      Tell me, oh brilliant one – what idiot thought that the only ones rushing to sign on are the ones with pre-existing conditions and it would not cause a huge increase in premiums. (wait till the premiums go up even more when the bills start coming in).

    • dagnytaggart

      And I’m not sure sure insurance companies are going to come out smelling like roses. Predictions are that they will be bankrupted by this, bringing about…single payer!!!

      • Spiny Norman

        A feature, not a bug.

    • IceColdTroll


    • Spiny Norman

      Conservatives? No, not hardly. The Establishment GOP and the Democrats themselves, despite their rhetoric, LOVE “corporate welfare” because palms get greased the more their favorite corporate cronies get favors.

    • nc

      Lucky for you that you landed on Twitchy. Stick around and find out what conservatives really think. Not what someone with a libbie agenda has told you we think. So far, it appears you’ve been fed a lot of lies.

    • robert anthony

      Simple answer…if you think about it, you must come to the conclusion that that means conservatives DON’T love corporate welfare…and so your whole post is built on the learned talking point regurgitated by a non-thinking retard.

  • Reine

    Shouldn’t it be “the question and the premise are…”? #FirstGradeEnglish

    • dagnytaggart

      I was wondering the same thing.

  • Howard Roark

    Poor little liberal professor. Has locked down his precious tweets

  • AmericanLass

    Purrfection !

  • alanstorm

    Isn’t “ignorant lib prof” doubly redundant?

  • $9898556

    Where is Lois Lerner? Why is she still being paid by the taxpayers?

    • Spiny Norman

      Quite handsomely, yes.

  • Defend Liberty Philly Dude

    Even though the concepts of cultural evolution and biological evolution share similarities, there are important differences between them.

  • Hannibal

    The good Doctor Qazi is quite the piece of work. It appears that he is also officially an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Bioethics and Spiritual Care. Rather mediocre as a physician however, with a MD rating of 2.7 on a 1-5 scale with 5 being the best.

  • Barry A. Brewer

    Mess with Issa, lose a limb. They will learn one day. By then, they will all look like the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, tho.