Yes, its another chapter of IOKIYAR…
Reporting on conservaturd criticism of the Obama administration's czars, the WaComPo stated, "Lists drawn up by conservative groups detail as many as 40 czars linked to Obama, although some of the positions existed before he took office, and some won Senate approval." The Post further reported that "Richard Nixon named a drug czar and an energy czar, and George W. Bush named czars to coordinate policy efforts on a range of issues. By one count, Bush had 36 czar positions filled by 47 people during his eight years as president [sic]."Though Fox “News” bleated in faux outrage that Prez Obama’s "czars are not subjected to congressional oversight," many of those the nutwork were labelling "czars" were confirmed by the Senate or were appointed through legislation passed by Congress.
The Democratic National Committee followed up saying "Most telling of the credibility of these attacks is that they come from the same Republican Party that didn't utter a peep about the 47 documented czars in the Bush misadministration."Word.
Bonus: the White House fires back.
When asked on Fox News if he had opposed any of President Bush’s "czars," Rep. Darrell Issa admitted "No we didn’t" -- despite previously claiming that czars "undermine" transparency and accountability. In fact, the Bush administration had many of the same officials and advisors now described as "czars," including Afghanistan czar, AIDS czar, Drug czar, Faith-based czar, Intelligence czar, Mideast Peace Czar, Regulatory Czar, Science Czar, Sudan Czar, TARP/Bailout Czar, Terrorism Czar, and Weapons Czar and, in Bunnypants’ case, the Trailbike Czar, the Drugs ‘n’ Booze Czar, the Preztal Czar, the Poland Czar, and the No WMD Czar.