CALIFORNIA: GOP Rep. Darryl Issa Flees To His Roof Rather Than Face Hundreds Of Angry Constituents

The Week reports:

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) stood on the roof of his district office in California on Tuesday as his protesting constituents gathered outside the building. Per Politico’s Jake Sherman, Issa was reportedly filming the protesters below as he looked on from his rooftop perch.

Mike Levin, Issa’s Democratic opponent in the 2018 congressional race, tweeted both the rooftop picture and a photo of Issa talking to the “several hundred” gathered in front of his office. Levin claimed Issa “came out for 5 minutes but refused to engage with those across the street.” It wasn’t clear whether this happened before or after Issa decided to retreat to the roof.

  • Lazycrockett
  • PickyPecker
    • Tawreos

      If he had any, he wouldn’t be in the GOP

      • another_steve


        The Cowardly Lion was a Republican?!?

        • Tawreos

          He was on the attack until someone stood up to him, does that sound like familiar behavior from the GOP?

          • Acronym Jim

            And fantasizing about being the king of the forest while wearing a shattered clay pot as a crown.

          • jefe5084

            Sure fits another chickenshit Senator–Cory Gardner from Colorado.

        • clay

          He was from Kansas, if ya know what I mean.

        • prixator

          Don’t know about him but the Tin Man was (no heart) and also the Scarecrow (no brain).

  • bkmn

    Chickenshit. Hope the DNC uses this in an ad

    • clay

      It looks like Issa is recording on his smart phone.
      I hope that footage gets used against him.

    • Hank

      The ad almost writes itself!!! lol

    • SoCalGal20

      Well, Mike Levin, one of the Dem candidates, was tweeting about this so I’m sure he’ll be using it in an ad or two lol.

  • another_steve

    They can run but they can’t hide.

    Prepare the guillotines…

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      i think tarring and feathering a republican should become a new reality show

      • FAEN

        I’d be happy with voting the fuckers out first.

      • Michael White

        and they want to take us back to the 18th century when this was in vogue

      • acde

        Bring back the “good ole days” for cheap pleb entertainment. Lynching can be the intro to Season Two.

      • Steverino

        That’s what some of the Patriots (revolutionaries) did to certain Loyalists (the conservatives of the day) during the American Revolution.

        • marshlc

          Those Loyalists went on to essentially found English Canada.

          • Steverino

            And ended up being the progressives, ironically enough.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      I took my tumbril out for a test spin yesterday…

    • GeneInSJ

      I think it may just come to that. I’ve never seen anything like this here in the USA.

    • Todd20036

      They really cannot hide, and they’ve tried.

      • FAEN

        I just hope all this rage translates at the polls.

        • His Holy-Shit the Donald

          It’d be EPIC if they can flip Texas blue. It’s one of the most desirable red states

          • Statistics Palin

            Issa is a San Diego California rep.

          • His Holy-Shit the Donald

            That’s in the headline. Sorry I was a off topic but my point was I’m hoping the Dems can flip TX blue, replying to the “translate at the poll” post

          • Goodboy

            Makes sense. The military and the defense industry is there. They don’t care as long as it’s a Republican.

          • FAEN

            Bad news-Texas will remain red for a while. Good news-Texas is ripe for the taking.

            Too many people aren’t registered and as a result don’t vote. If we can increase turn out we can turn it blue.

            Of course since it’s a red state the gerrymandering and voter suppression would be other issues we’ll have to deal with.

      • Randy503

        They just say it’s all fake protestors paid by George Soros

    • Strepsi
    • You make absolutely zero sense! You’re condemning Kathy Griffin on one thread but calling for guillotines here

      • another_steve

        Banter on a fag blog, hon, is a bit different than what Griffin has done with that photo. That photo that will go viral worldwide.

  • elvigy

    I suppose it’s wrong of me that my first thought was hoping that he was up there to jump.

    • TampaDink

      You aren’t alone in your thoughts.

    • Butch

      You saved me the trouble of typing the same thing……so I’ll just upvote.

  • Gustav2

    Did the crowd chant, “JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!”

    • Christopher

      I would have!

      And I’d be looking him straight in the eye as I chanted.

      • ted-

        You made my day…

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    • Hank

      I was shouting that as I read the article!!!

    • another_steve

      Oh my! How sad!

      Turns out the safety net we had you jump into had a huge hole in it, Darrell!

    • CB


      • ted-

        Loved that movie! Hahaha

    • bambinoitaliano

      Too low unless a prickle of porcupines happen to stroll by.

    • ted-

      You’re awesome!

    • glass

      They should have played, “I believe I can fly…” on a huge boom box!

    • popebuck1
  • DJ John Bear

    What a spineless puddle of vaginal discharge that snowflake is…

  • Paula

    What a major wuss! He likes to talk a tough game but, when it comes time to stand up for his views, he melts away. Get Issa out of Congress!!

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    damn! wheres an earthquake when we need it? you gays that are in charge of creating the natural disasters are slacking off

    • Robincho

      I just got back from the sinkhole. Lighten up, bitch…

  • Moebym Reborn

    Mr. Tough Guy can’t even face a couple of angry people? What, is he afwaaaid they’re going to ask him some scawwy qwestions?

  • safari

    It’s like the movie Tremors but with constituents instead of giant worm monsters.

  • kaydenpat

    This is beyond pathetic but this is who they keep voting for.

  • FAEN


    • Uncle Mark

      Better shovel that 190 lbs of snow off that flat roof now before it does more damage

  • Tawreos

    He flees from a couple of hundred people, but I bet he gets a hard-on at the thought of declaring war.

    • Christopher

      Or when he’s denying healthcare to millions.

      • Jonathan Smith

        same thing. πŸ™‚

  • Bryan

    I love that Morgan Fairchild is giving him grief!

  • barrixines

    “When this old world starts getting me down, And people are just too much for me to face..”

  • TampaDink

    When this old world starts getting you down & people are just too much for you to take…..

  • JWC

    Bloody amazing they haven’t even the guts to face their constituants They should immediately withdraw the public trust that put these schnooks in power

  • Cackalaquiano

    Jump jump jump jump!!!

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Did Miss Issa call for ICE-stapo backup?

  • This is why I keep saying we shouldn’t build the suicide net on the Golden Gate Bridge. California Republicans need a place to gather and reflect about their political future!

    • coram nobis

      The Farallon Islands would be a good place. Cold, breezy, isolated, remote and no safe harbor — a nice allegory.

      • pch1013

        And covered in bird shit.

      • Oh, the Farallones! Yeah, I’ve been there. Can’t recommend the place. On the way out the boat was bouncing up and down like a cork. Then someone pointed and yelled, “English muffin!!”, and everyone stampeded to the starboard side to see. We nearly capsized! And for what?! Turns out it was just some old bird. English Puffin, or something. Who cares? Where’s the food??

  • safari


    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Say no to sanctuary rooftops!
      Lock him up!!

    • Boreal
      • Natty Enquirer

        Michael York certainly was beautiful back then.

        • Christopher Smith

          And for a long long time after then.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress at over $250 million.

    • JWC
      • Natty Enquirer

        He made his money with that mockingbird car alarm which is the bane of modern civilization.

        • kareemachan

          Was that Viper? I remember hearing them in the 80’s when walking down the sidewalk: “STEP BACK! THIS CAR IS PROTECTED BY (slight pause) VIPER!!!!!!!”

          Never have I wanted to key a car more,,,,

          • Natty Enquirer

            That is actually Issa’s voice in the recording. Too cheap to hire an actor.

  • Michael

    You just can’t make this stuff up

  • Christopher

    Quick! Somebody lock the door to the roof so he can’t get down!

  • netxtown

    Where do you go now that you’ve gone too far?

    Up on a roof top, that’s where!

  • TheManicMechanic

    Protesters should have been issued slingshots.

    • Christopher

      Super Soakers full of cat piss!

  • OdieDenCO

    if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the congress!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    He Issa special snowflake.

  • JWC

    The GOP (Turtle) does not supply them with a manual to handle unruly constituants and other rock throwing peasants Imagine sending the boys out into that

  • Rex

    Look – it’s the Grinch who stole healthcare.

  • geoffalnutt

    It wouldn’t surprise me if he had a gun. One way to get rid of pesky constituents. OT Didn’t he go to jail at one point?

  • Christopher
  • coram nobis

    The On Point Background Music Show presents.

  • Rex

    The Lily Livered Republican is rarely seen in his natural habitat, however, here we see one that was frightened onto the rooftop.

  • Lawerence Collins

    I’d push him off.

    • you really shouldn’t say stuff like that. these days it will get you in trouble. we are a neo-fascist state and big brother is reading your comments.

      • Christopher

        Awwwww, so we won’t get a…..

      • Lawerence Collins

        Thanks for the concern. This country is so Fcuked right now.
        I’m disabled and these thugs want people like me to just die.

        I’d consider it my duty as a patriotic American.
        Just as I hope to never run into GOP thug and Illinois governor. Bruce Rauner. I live right near the Capitol. Springfield.

  • Blake J Butler
  • JT

    Issa would have preferred to hide in the penthouse.

  • Jerry

    My first thought was: “He should be thankful…they would throw him off the roof or behead him in Islamic countries.” /s

  • Mendacity! Issa might be a drunk but he is No Cat on a Hot Tin Roof!

  • Christopher

    After he jumps we can follow up with…

  • Christopher

    I Googled “gay weather machine”, because I was hoping to cause an earthquake while he was up there, and this photo came up…

    This could definitely change the climate of wherever you are!

  • JWC

    This is where every and any Democrate should rollup witha Bull horn and have a wee chat with the “people’. See how fast the roof dwellers come down

  • joe ho

    Easy to get them off the roof.

    Very difficult to get control of our government back from them.

  • i have no doubt he’s sending those photos to his local ICE office and demanding that they use face recognition software to determine how many undocumented or “undocumented potentials” are in that crowd and siccing them on these good people. just like they did in Texass yesterday. these repukes are cowardly fascists, and they think the resources and enforcement branches of the government are there to serve themselves first and the populace not at all. he needs to be egg bombed.

    • coram nobis

      The answer to the picture taking is for people to wear Guy Fawkes masks. It might send a message.

      • pch1013

        Although Anonymous has been pretty much absent from the anti-Trump resistance so far.

        Perhaps Barack Obama masks would be better.

        • coram nobis

          That would annoy the Donald bigly.

          Nice idea.

          (BTW, I was thinking of “V for Vendetta”, not Anonymous. It’s a good metaphor and not one that originated w/Anonymous.)

  • Friday

    Hey, Republicans: Democracy. U R doing it wrong.

  • JT
    • BobSF_94117

      OoooOOOOoooo, big cake cutter!!! CAKE!!!!!!

      • billbear1961

        The best cake you ever saw!

        • Adam King

          With gooey red filling!

      • JT

        Well, “Let them eat cake.” But in this case, it would be more like head cheese.

    • billbear1961

      Now you’re talking!

  • billbear1961
  • TJ

    I didn’t realize my wife, Morgan Fairchild, was on the twitter.

    • SoCalGal20

      Yes, and she’s quite politically active.

      • TJ

        I knew she was a helluva lot smarter than people think, but I didn’t know that.

  • Boreal

    OT:Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Even Plunging in Right-Leaning Poll Reports

  • Boreal

    Democrats are pushing an unlikely source β€” Jerry Springer β€” to run for governor in Ohio

    • he used to be mayor of Cincinnati, 1977-1981.

    • Blake J Butler

      I would be opposed to this, however though when you have a reality tv star as your president, maybe in some cases bringing forth the same kind of candidate except on a side that isn’t outrageously evil.

      • AJ Drew

        “Donald, the paternity testing reveals… your grand-parents and your current wife… were immigrants!”

        • Blake J Butler

          Hehe! THat’s a good one.

      • SoCalGal20

        He was mayor of Cincinnati before he became outrageous talk show host.

        • canoebum

          Springer is too old (among other deficiencies). We need more Presidents under 50. As much as I like Joe Biden, I feel the way about him. We need younger, more forward thinking candidates to set up. Where is our Justin Trudeau?

          • SoCalGal20

            Governor of Ohio but still yeah, younger would be better.

          • canoebum

            Governor of Ohio, maybe. President? No thanks.

    • AJ Drew

      Eh, why not? He *was* mayor of Cincinnati before shock-show fame, so given the current political climate, he’s got the creds!

      • Boreal

        More creds than the shitgibbon who never did anything but inherit money.

  • Gregory In Seattle


  • Such a looser. Bigly.

  • Blake J Butler
  • BobSF_94117

    More fake news. He’s not up there hiding from his constituents. He goes up there all the time. He’s scouting the neighboring parking lots for cars to steal…

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    If I lived 6 blocks or so to the north or east, Duncan Hunter, Jr. would be my rep. FYI – it appears that he is just as corrupt as his father. Thank god for Susan Davis. Meanwhile, Issa’s district is just to the north of me.

    My opinion of him has always been along the lines of “what a _____ dick,” filling in the blank with appropriate descriptors.


    What a special snowflake timid little flower dick.

    • SoCalGal20

      I live on the Hunter side of 92028, which is split between Issa and Hunter. Ugh.

      • Jim Gallagher-Barker

        I feel your pain. Gah, have two such corrupt bastards ever been elected from contiguous districts?

  • CanuckDon

    Nowhere to run nowhere to hide….

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Jump jump jump jump jump jump

  • JT

    Darrell Issa Is The Richest Member Of Congress Today And He Earned His $460 Million Fortune In The Most Annoying Way Possible

    By being a complete dick.

  • MDixon34

    Unfortunately he’s likely safe in his conservative district.

    • SoCalGal20

      Actually, not really. He only won by 1600 votes in November against a guy with no name recognition until the summer of last year and he started polling strongly against Issa. Issa’s district is quickly becoming swing territory. I’ll laugh if the two Dems running against him (Doug Applegate and Mike Levin) are the top two votegetters in the jungle primary and knock Issa out before the Nov 2018 election.

      • MDixon34

        I hope you’re right. It seems like having Camp Pendleton in his district is to his advantage. . Unfortunately I have POS Dana Rohrabacher as a rep. He’s pretty much a lifer.

        • SoCalGal20

          Dems are challenging him too.

  • The_Wretched

    Darryl has seen one too many zombie movies.

  • Bob Conti

    As with many of life’s situations, there’s a song for this:

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Mike C

      Cover it in a layer of protective $100 bills and he’ll be right down.

  • AJ Drew

    That photo of Issa on the roof. Cripes. Laugh until I cry or cry until I laugh? Ugh.

  • Bluto

    Snowflake on a hot tin roof.

  • Adam King

    “Look! Up in the sky!”… “Issa bird!”… “Issa plane!”… “Issa Assholeman!!”

    • Halou

      Issa me, Mario.

  • parachihuahua

    While you are looking at Issa,

    Mulvaney is trying to remove our protections,
    like the FDA and HUD and NIH. Go to the Whitehouse website and tell them our
    agencies are important. We only have until June 12!

    Share your Obamacare
    stories too. We have to flood them through every avenue we can to be heard. By
    using official channels, our responses can be part of FOIA requests. Spread the

  • Karl Dubhe

    Someone should have sent him one of these… πŸ˜€

  • Gianni

    Gee, the needle on the Silly-assed Republican Meter just shot into the ‘RED’ again. Been happening a lot since our new Prez got in office.

    • canoebum

      Their fear and chaos gives new meaning to the expression “careful what you wish for, you just might get it”.

  • nocadrummer

    Whenever I am reading “Darrell Issa”, I’m thinking “Joe Isuzu” instead.

    • grada3784

      So that’s what happened to him.

  • Robincho

    Nothing could be nissa
    Than a fleeing Darrell Issa…

  • SoCalGal20

    OMG that’s hilarious. He’s got two strong Dem challengers next year – say bye Darrell!

  • infmom

    Sing another chorus of “I believe I can fly” for us, Daryl.

  • Henry Auvil

    Indicted car thief who pinned the crime on his brother. Typical 21st century GOP person.

  • Stogiebear

    Where are the pitchforks and torches when the scene really calls for them???

  • CatCope

    HA HA HA!! another” “BRAVE” gop’er showing his ‘True Colors’ (apologies Cyndi). These pussies are only BRAVE when it comes to voting AGAINST healthcare for Americans, food for the poor, education for the poor, but, FOR tax breaks for the rich …….Whoever took this pic, KUDOS to YOU!!! I’M LOVIN’ IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hue-Man

    Has Issa been roofied?

  • Halou
  • David

    JUMP!! JUMP!! JUMP!!

    • Brian Burleson

      Great minds.

  • bkmn

    Darrell Issa pussy – he had better hope Trump doesn’t grab him.

  • The right is freaking out about protesters but they were just fine in 2009 when Teabaggers showed up waving guns around and shouting down Congressmen. At least the liberal protesters aren’t threatening violence. They are scared of their own constituents? Pathetic. Tell me we are running a good candidate against Issa next year because that motherfucker needs to be FIRED.

  • DesertSun59

    And yet the vast majority of those in his district LOVE this man more than they love their family members.

    That’s how stupid Americans really are.

    • Tempus Fuggit

      …in jeeziz’ name ayminn.

      • if there’s one thing i would fund, as a liberal Californian, it would be those groups (and there are lots) who are advocating and being otherwise very vocal and educational, trying to reach the young hispanic population and helping them make the transition to atheism. they are ripe for it, all over the world, from what i can tell.

        the modern RCC is horribly backwards seeming, to any young person who likes computer games, science displays, gay/non-traditional sex, women leaders, and who is very tired of the horrible boredom that so many of their rich white friends of a like age no longer bother with, in their episcopal or even baptist churches bother with. american hispanics have been force fed the RCC in a time where that org has never looked worse. activists should capitalize upon that, right now.

  • radiofreerome

    That’s Vista CA, where Issa lives. It’s 48% Hispanic. Life must be interesting for him.

  • Brian Burleson

    Were there any down below shouting for him to jump? I would have been.

  • edrex

    not exactly a balcony, but if you listen closely–“don’t cry for me vista, california….”

  • Justandra
  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Oh look, it’s another pussy that Trump grabbed awhile back. My my, they do seem to be cropping up everywhere these days. Ain’t it just beautiful. Now Darryl, be a good boy and, like others here have eloquently put it, JUMP!!!

  • Nic Peterson

    Offensive to women to call him a pussy. Offensive to cats to call him a scaredy cat. How about we just call him a pooswa? Tampa folks might understand the reference.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    So, Darrell Issa forgot to leave a tip, right? Just like Hillary.

    Remember, tips are good karma. And karma never lies.

    And only the wait staff knows for sure. Thank you.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Hello, Fire Department? There’s a pussy trapped on a rooftop and he can’t get down. Please send a truck with a ladder. No, wait, scratch the ladder. Make that a high pressure hose.

  • Bob Conti
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