The Campaign For DA

2.04.2016

A Potential Scumbag May Be My New Hero



Congressional hearings are for one purpose: They are for politicians to try and create sound bites that make the news. That's the only reason. It is not a court. There will be no verdict. There will be no end result. It's all about politics and nothing else.

And this guy and his lawyer (who is also great) understood this. He has no obligation to answer to them. They answer to the citizens. Somewhere along the way that concept got lost.

(Just to be clear: This post is not about what the guy did to get him "summoned" before Congress. He may be a miserable, fraudulent and awful guy. I have no idea. This post is about how he handled a Congressional panel full of people who may, while not miserable or awful, are most likely fraudulent.)

Oh, and then he fired off this afterwards:

Full throttle.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Countdown to someone in the comments section misunderstanding the point of this post even though you carefully explained it in 3...2...1

Triple Fake... said...

I didn't watch all of it, but Mr. Gowdy, the Howdy Doody of the Dome, did manage to make a good point.
The guy has a right to not incriminate himself. He also has the right to tell them beforehand that he won't answer any questions regardless of the topic. They could proceed accordingly with that information.
His tactic was similar to the one you claim is theirs - soundbites!
Plus, he earns the admiration of The Breakfast Club members like you

Anonymous said...

All of liberal weenies heroes are scumbags.

Anonymous said...

not arguing the overall point that these hearings are generally worthless, but... these committees do have subpoena power, so doesn't that actually mean that he does, in fact, have an obligation to answer to them?

Anonymous said...

I think the fact this guy is, in truth, a miserable, fraudulent, and awful guy overrides the point of this post.

Anonymous said...

Great Tweet by that guy. It's sickening to see those self-righteous politicians grandstand for the camera.

Anonymous said...

Sociopaths walk among us.

Anonymous said...

The guy is a douche, for sure. But he bought the company and he can certainly raise the price of its drugs. His securities charges are unrelated to the pricing of the HIV drugs, but congress would get him any way they could.

And the flat-face, pointy-head, jackass congressman "inviting" him to waive his 5th amendment was amazingly retarded. Good for the witness--stick to your guns, and maybe you get immunity.

DF Ollie North

Rage

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is that those Republicans would be in support of Shkreli 100% if he hadn't become so toxic. It seems they were more pissed about his poor taste in music than his drug pricing record!

Anonymous said...

Countdown continues 180..181...182...

Anonymous said...

Comment No. 1 (1:29), may be the best comment ever posted on this blog.

Anonymous said...

No explanation necessary....."Potential Scumbag May Be My New Hero" says it all. Hero is a pretty strong word, don't you think? The fact he knows his rights and chooses to invoke those rights does not make him a hero however, the reason for being called before congress does make him a scumbag. Do a little research on this guy and then call him a hero.

Anonymous said...

We have a winner at 3:51!!!

mzchief said...

I actually laughed out loud at the hypocrisy when at 7:07 Cummings pointed out "It's the taxpayers paying for these drugs." All of a sudden, a DEMOCRAT is concerned with how much in tax payer dollars are being pissed away in some government health program. As much of a dirtbag as Shkreli is, he can't begin to compare to the sacks of crap sitting in those leather chairs, when it come to fleecing the public.

You have to admit, Shkreli has one of the most punchable faces, in the ENTIRE history of EVER.

Anonymous said...

"We don't need another hero."

DF Tina Turner

Anonymous said...

No.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I think the young man needs to take my course on how to win friends and influence people. And Senator Cruz also. I am holding two spots for them.

DF Dale Carnegie

Anonymous said...

I kept hoping Judge Judy would make an appearance.

And someone needs to tell Mr. Gowdy that the Anderson Cooper haircut doesn't fit him well.

Anonymous said...

You can add three more scumbags to your list Skippy. 3 democratic members of the committee that own shares of pharmaceutical stock that make money when a company raises the price of its drugs.

Anonymous said...

I weep for our lost civilization. What a bunch of useless gasbags.

Anonymous said...

I had to stop watching when Mr. Cummings started talking. It is sad to me that people that dumb are elected to office.

Anonymous said...

Well, my day sucks.
I not only agree with Rage, but he spoke, verbatim in the answer which I was going to give.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief continues to be the hottest and smartest chick on this blog.

Anonymous said...

I feel like 3:16 doesn't know how a countdown works...

Anonymous said...

I know what would "improve" these congressional hearings! Change it to where they can only be held in order to uncover laws that need to be repealed because they're (1) Useless, (2) Counter-productive (actually damaging); or (3) no longer needed. :-)

Anonymous said...

Much like yourself....One would feel the urge for a Shower after being around you

Anonymous said...

While one understands that you're simply using this douchebag as exhibit #6789 to illustrate the inanity of Congressional hearings, your methodology is not unlike stating that "You know, Hitler & Mussolini do some pretty awful stuff, but, man can they make the trains run on time!"

A sophomore, in his zeal to hear his own words, makes such observations. A prudent man chooses his standard bearers more carefully, even if it means keeping his mouth shut at times.

Anonymous said...

If it was anyone else, I could appreciate his schtick.... but he's a slime ball... and I can' filter that out.

Anonymous said...

All I can hear is....

I have never ever ever used steroids

Double real Rafael Palmiero