Casting Her Vote a Year in Advance

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Editor,

I would vote for Kermit the Frog over Dana Rohrabacher.

Luckily, I do not have to.

Instead, I can vote for Harley Rouda. I agree with him on important issues, such as trust in science, women’s rights and access to affordable higher education.

I googled Rouda to find the mud people throw at him. Rouda is a former Republican who donated to Republicans.

That’s all you got? He voted for Hillary Clinton.

Again, that’s all you got?

A Clinton Democrat is one shade away from an old school Republican. Jeb Bush, once he opened his mouth, sounded a lot like Barack Obama.

Rouda’s shift in allegiance is thus quite slight and very sensible. He does not want to drown; he knows what the rising sea levels mean.

Rohrabacher, on the other hand, is part of the now Trump challenged fringe of the Republican Party and I cannot see much old school Republican in their politics.

The deny climate change, buy into the politics of distraction that have resulted in an ugly targeting of immigrants and they take aim at soft targets like underage girls who want an abortion.

So, no matter what side of the divide you occupy, Rouda is a great candidate.

And the Kermit the Frog reference was just for fun, an allusion that makes me happy.

His “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green,” which has been covered by the likes of Ray Charles and Cee Lo Green (get it? Charles was blind and Green named himself Green) was one of my favorite songs as a kid and it took an adult to explain to me what it was really about.

 

Lisa Aslanian, Laguna Beach

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Here’s another book you can read to become educated on the facts: How to Get Expelled From School – A Guide to Climate Change for Pupils, Parents and Punters, by Ian Plimer. Yes, the climate is changing, that is not disputed. What is disputed is the significance (or insignificance) of us humans having any statistically substantial impact on our ever changing climate. There is honest debate on this subject and it is hardly settled science. As for the many, many millions of us who support President Trump and his administration, including Dana Rohrbacher, the issue is ILLEGAL immigrants, a big distinction, and enforcing long existing federal immigration laws. It’s disingenuous when folks omit that important distinction. No one is targeting legal immigrants. Last, no one is taking aim at underage girls, that also is disingenuous. Shouldn’t the bigger question be why are underage girls getting pregnant in the first place, when did this become acceptable and how can we as a society help to minimize it? Let’s try to find solutions to that problem before you even get to the issue of whether taxpayers should be required to fund abortions. Rouda won’t be getting my vote, he doesn’t sound like an ideal candidate to me, not even close.

  2. with all due respect Jennifer you are not my target audience.
    as I said you are caught up in the politics of distraction between legal and illegal.
    I need no firmer a grip than I have on facts or evidence.
    No taxpayer money funds abortions.
    Please try to spit out the propaganda you have been swallowing for several years.
    If you can walk a country mile to tell me what I say is disingenuous then you can find ways to get proper news from more than one source.

    thanks and again, you are not the target audience. obvious reasons.

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