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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