Darrell Issa Calls GOP Governor Candidate Tim Donnelly "Stupid," "Unfit for Any Office"

See Update No. 2 at the end of Page 3 on U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Dana Point) blasting the "stupidty" of Tim Donnelly and saying the GOP candidate for governor is "unfit for any office." Update No. 1 is on Donnelly's foe Neel Kashkari swearing he's not pushing for Sharia law.

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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Hesperia) is seeking the GOP nomination for governor.

ORIGINAL POST, MAY 7, 7:32 A.M.: Tim Donnelly, the Tea Party favorite for governor of California, apparently noticed that his primary election opponent, Irvine's Neel Kashkari, picked up endorsements from such nationally known "moderate" Republicans as Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Pete Wilson. It might explain why Donnelly, a member of the state Assembly out of Hesperia, is now playing the "Sharia" card.

Donnelly posted on Facebook Monday:

BREAKING: Neel Kashkari supported the United States submitting to the Islamic, Shariah banking code in 2008 when he ran TARP.

Shariah is "the seditious religio-political-legal code authoritative Islam seeks to impose worldwide under a global theocracy."

This revelation is spreading fast, as people like Anita Gunn refer to Mr. Kashkari's support of Shariah an "October Surprise."

Donnelly includes links to a tweet by Gunn and a 2008 Washington Times column where conservative critic Frank Gaffney went off on Kashkari's presumed role at a U.S. Department of Treasury seminar titled "Islamic Finance 101."

Kashkari, whose parents immigrated from India and who was raised Hindu, was a Treasury official under George W. Bush, and the gubernatorial candidate's website notes, "Neel is best known for spearheading the country's response to the 2008 financial crisis ..." He came out west for an executive post at Broadcom then left the Irvine computer chip maker to run for governor.

Harmeet Dhillon, vice chair of the California Republican Party, told the Los Angeles Times the Donnelly post was an attempt "to trade on bigotry, racism, hatred of the other, hysteria."

Kashkari has not said anything publicly about the post.

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Steve SomeRandomguy Sobol

I mean, holy crap, now I almost want to vote for Kashkari, just because Donnelly attacked him.

Steve SomeRandomguy Sobol
Steve SomeRandomguy Sobol

Matt: Who, Kashkari or Donnelly? I live in Apple Valley, Donnelly is my Assemblyman (at least until this year's general election) and he seems to not be able to say a damned thing without being outrageous. I called him on a similarly ridiculous statement a couple months ago, where he compared someone to Hitler - which upset me because unless the person in question has killed millions of people in the name of ethnic cleansing, calling that person Hitler is completely inappropriate (I'm Jewish, and have friends who survived the Holocaust). Tim Donnelly seems utterly unable to keep his mouth shut. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with him disliking Kashkari, but every time I hear another personal attack from Donnelly, I want to tell him to just shut the hell up.


Neel Kashkari never worked for Broadcom. He worked for PIMCO (and that's what the page you linked to says, so how about reading the articles/webpages you're referencing, eh?)

20ftjesus topcommenter

Well, we wouldn't have had the housing meltdown if the US followed sharia lending guidelines.  :)

paullucas714 topcommenter

HOw does issa feel about Donnely?

Brainwashed_in_church topcommenter

Folks, don't waste your time voting. Go have have fun instead. Be aware of what laws or politicians may affect you and plan accordingly.


@ladyj422  How dare you! Don't you know that OC Weakly's editor is Gustavo Arrellano?? You take back whatever it is that you are implying, RIGHT NOW!

BillxT topcommenter

I agree, he's doing a great ob ofhanging himself.

paullucas714 topcommenter

@MatthewTCoker @paullucas714 oops. My dyslexia kicked in. I meant to ask how he felt about the kashkari guy. I think the whole thing is one big bullshit circus act to be honest with you.

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