In a few months Mitt Romney will buy the White House with millions from many unnamed donors and corporations.
I was surprised and sad to hear Dana Rohrabacher will be representing Laguna Beach in the newly created 48th District and that he attended Laguna Beach city council candidate Steve Dicterow’s kick-off party.
Rohrabacher is considered by many to be one of the most ineffective congressmen in U.S. history. Yes, he is a surfer and republican-libertarian when it comes to his belief that states should allow medical marijuana but beyond that, he is against women’s choice, cannot travel to Afghanistan because he is a persona non grata as far as the Afghan government goes, denies that global warming is caused by humans and says previous global warming was caused by “dinosaur flatulence.” On “Real Time” with Bill Maher, Rohrabacher cited President Barack Obama’s secret determination to “gut the military.” He made this assertion despite non-partisan data indicating military spending has actually increased in each year of Obama’s presidency.
Rohrabacher’s ineffectiveness is reflected in the outcome of a amendment he tried to pass which would have prohibited federal reimbursement of hospitals providing emergency care to undocumented aliens unless the hospital provided info about the alien’s citizenship, immigration, financial status and employer to the Secretary of Homeland Security. The bill was defeated 331 – 88.
What can you do? Don’t vote for Rohrabacher the next time he runs and if the Canyon Conservancy or any group asks him to speak, don’t go, even if it’s a good dinner for a good price. As for Steve Dicterow, I’m voting for the incumbents, Jane Egly and Verna Rollinger
Roger Carter, Laguna Beach