Dana Rohrabacher Gets Lectured For Lying on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher

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Rohrabacher: He wears a pearl necklace
As expected, Dana Rohrabacher--Orange County's senior career politician--embarrassed the county during a Jan. 27 appearance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher and then got into a Twitter fight with a viewer who called him "a pathetic old queen."

"I'm happy, not gay," Rohrabacher felt the need to declare after the show.

During his appearance as a panelist with MSNBC's Martin Bashir, ex-Florida Congressman Mark Foley and Reason TV's Kennedy, Rohrabacher--who married a campaign staffer after being outed as a closet gay man--angrily asserted that Republican hostility to Barack Obama is based largely on their perception that the president has a secret desire: "gut the military."

"We know--all of us sitting in the audience (at the State of the Union address)--he's trying to gut the military," said Rohrabacher to boos and laughter. "Excuse me! This man is trying to have major reductions in the military."

Happy congressman
Never mind that Obama has increased military spending every year he's been in office and is proposing to spend more than $6 trillion on the military during the next decade.

Also, never mind that Rohrabacher--who evaded Vietnam War military service when he was eligible to fight in combat--is one of those politicians who pretends he knows better than battle-scarred Pentagon generals what spending programs are critical for national defense.

For example, in the fight over the C-17 military cargo plane, exasperated Pentagon officials repeatedly said they had more than enough at 180 of the aircraft. But Rohrabacher demanded that the generals accept eight more of the planes costing taxpayers an additional $2.2 billion and accused Obama of threatening the survival of the free world by siding with the generals.

Surely coincidentally, Boeing officials--who build the C-17--are longtime campaign contributors to Rohrabacher, who has been known to divert campaign contributions into his personal bank account under a shameless ruse he concocted with his wife, Rhonda.

Rohrabacher also used his HBO appearance to challenge Obama's commitment to honest government, but he forgot to mention his own history of surrounding himself with con artists and a relentless pedophile who targeted middle school boys for sex and romance.

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Rohrabacher took Jeffrey Ray Nielsen (above) from OC to DC, where his aide targeted 12-year-old boys for sex.
When Maher noted that Obama had increased military spending each year in office, Rohrabacher--who recently claimed that Bill Clinton's 1995 blow job from a White House intern caused the 2001 terrorist attacks--shot back: "What planet are you on?"

"Can we deal in facts?" Maher replied.

"Give me a break," said Rohrabacher. "Everybody in this audience knows this man wants to [gut the military]."

"No!" said Maher. "I know it's weird but can we just introduce facts?"

How about this fact: The 12-term Costa Mesa congressman--who in 1988 campaigned for office espousing the importance of limiting members of Congress to three terms as a way to thwart corruption--is accustomed to getting away with his bullshit when speaking at the local Kiwanis or Rotary clubs, but not on national TV.

Or this: Rohrabacher is now seeking his 25th and 26th years in Congress.

[Go HERE to read an UPDATE regarding the congressman's bizarre excuse for his terrible performance on HBO. Hint: He blames a woman for disrupting his thoughts!]

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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Khalidsrwr
Khalidsrwr

what can you comment when you have such PUNKS as Rohrabacher as congressman

Aceexplorer
Aceexplorer

Why do some journalists have to be so blunt and say things like "blow job" and "bullshit" in a news article?  Is that really necessary?

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

So let me get this straight: Even though you are hiding behind a fake name, you felt the need to weigh in about your allegedly tender ears and in so doing used the very terms that allegedly offended you: blow job and bullshit? Fuck you, liar.

junior
junior

What was the supposed lie?

MrsWindy
MrsWindy

The lie was that the President has a secret desire to gut the military and wants to propose major reductions in the military. The facts say otherwise.

junior
junior

That is not a lie - that is an opinion.

The lie is that Moxley puts himself forward as a journalist.

Sean Mill
Sean Mill

Mox,

They gave you a trophy for nailing Carona?  Impressive!!!

I am still waiting for someone to name a better investigative journalist than you in Southern California.  I have a feeling I'll have to wait a very long time.

Considering the folks who are hating on you I gotta believe you're doing something right.  Keep up the great work.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

By far the stupidest thing you've ever said. He also got your hero, Bob Dornan, the hero of all stupid Catholic braggarts.

NG Coot
NG Coot

Shouldn't you be polishing your "I got Carona trophy" Moxley.  It needs to be real shiney, since it is going to be all by itself in the Moxley trophy case.

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Yo, SP "Wendy" and SP "junior/mikey":

I didn't wish either of you sock puppets a good day.

I said we were enjoying a beautiful Friday here at OCW world headquarters!

We still are ;)

Junior/Mikey: did you take care of your earlier craving?

NG Coot
NG Coot

And a great day to you as well MrsWindy.

MrsWindy
MrsWindy

You say "potAAAto"; I say "potAHHto". Whatever you wish to "brand" his CLAIM, the bottom line here is that his claim was a LIE. You asked what the supposed "lie" was. I told you. I have no desire to continue to argue with someone who seems to want to do nothing "but".... Have a great day! :)

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Oh, hola Mikey!

It's a beautiful Friday here at the Weekly, where we carry that important appendage.

Thanks for asking!

Were you asking because you want some?

NG Coot
NG Coot

Hey Moxley - how's the fuckin' dickhead world?

NG Coot
NG Coot

Call me NG Coot - bestowed upon me by Gustavo.

Thanks GA

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Hola Professional Sock Puppet "Junior"!Hola, "Junior":

Or is it Mike?

;)

I am more of a journalist in my sleep than you are a human when you are awake.

Please let me know when you feel brave enough to offer public opinions using your own name.

junior
junior

Please ... he said a "secret desire" - whether true or not that is his opinion.

MrsWindy
MrsWindy

Rohrabacher stated that the President has a secret desire to gut the military and that he is trying to have major reductions in the military. He did not state it as his "opinion"; he stated it as though it were fact. That is a LIE. The President has not proposed any cuts or reductions in the military; in fact he has done just the opposite. He has increased military spending every year that he has been in office. Those are facts; not "opinions".

CD
CD

I watched him on the "Bill Maher show" last Friday and this guy is a total jackass. He and Kennedy. I cannot believe that this guy is still in the house of representative. He sounded and looked like a drunken asshole. Even when Bill tried to give him the facts about certain issues, he didn't want listen to that. Typitical republican, who would rather spread lies, than listen to the truth. I fear for our country, because people would rather hear lies, than listen to the facts, because the republican party and others have most of the american people hating President Obama so much, that facts and truth doesn't matter. What a bunch of dumbasses.  

Adehritz
Adehritz

I have called Congressman Rohrabacher's office 13 times in the past 8 months asking him to have a town hall meeting......so far no luck. If he is your congressman, please call his office @ 714 960 6483 and request that he meet with his constitiuents at a town hall meeting.Thanx, Suzanne Dehritz

Denise
Denise

and the good people of o.c. keep voting for him because.......?????

bear2mail
bear2mail

Missed out on that remedial math class eh Bill Maher? Who are you guys trying to kid? Lyin-ass-pigs!!

Guest
Guest

I watched this Man and Kennedy and couldn't believe what I was hearing from him and what I missed hearing because miss dip stick kept interrupting with her high-pitched loud comments.  Dana, is an absolute dud.  I wouldn't want him representing me period.  How can his constiuents stand him.  I can't believe The OC residents could have voted him into office!!!.  What an absolute embarrassment.

junior
junior

".. Rohrabacher ... (was) outed as a closet gay man .."

What evidence "outed" Rohrabacher Moxley?

Or is this just a made up lie of yours?

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Oh, good, you must finally be done attempting to re-write (and downplay) Orange County's KKK history as exposed by Gustavo!  

And welcome, Junior Boy, to a new subject you know nothing about, but--please, please--don't let that stop you from tossing your empty smack!

junior
junior

No downplay - just the facts - GA is the one over-hyping a nothing story.

Are you going to answer my question - how do you justify stating that Rohrabacher was outed as a closeted gay without presenting anything resembling facts or evidence?

junior
junior

I did look it up - there ain't shit - unlike this rag that only puts out shit.

I wondered when those two words "klan apologist" would pop up.  You are quite predictable Gustavo.

Let me get it straight - homophobic, homo-hating, racist, klan apologist and pedo-priest apologist - right?

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

You can look it up on your own time--we don't do work for homo-hating Klan apologists like you.

demmother
demmother

I seem to remember Dana marrying Miss Rhonda in her knee socks because she was under investigation for alleged involvement in submitting falsified nomination papers for a stalking horse Democrat back in 1998 (I think)

SteveDenver
SteveDenver

That still doesn't explain Rohrabacher's Puka Shell choker: the guy wants to come off like a super-Obama-basher, but looks like a silly, sad, surfer-boy wannabee. On REAL TIME, he picked the wrong forum to assume the audience was with him on his tirade. Like other politicians who roll eyes and shake heads with incredulity, he resembles a scolding grandma and is just as addled.

GrafZeppelin127
GrafZeppelin127

Rohrabacher's comments about the President are grounded in nothing other than vintage Republican stereotypes/caricatures about Democrats and liberals dating back to Archie Bunker, not on anything that exists in the real world.

Acbrebroker
Acbrebroker

Who's running.against Dana R. For congress? I want to contribute.

Ab Normal
Ab Normal

What a vile and disgusting human being this Dana guy is. All he could do is spew and sputter his own beliefs lashing out at anything that remotely challenges them. 

He *could have* cited actual statistics if he wanted to defend his arguments. But instead he continues yelling and repeating himself until he's red in the face.

That kind of behavior shouldn't be tolerated from children, much less from any member of Congress. It's unbelievable our tax dollars are actually paying for this excuse for a US govt representative.

Rosa
Rosa

If he was pissing off Bill then good for him.Mayer is a full on idiot.

Hector
Hector

Wait, does John Mayer have a tv show now?

dubai122
dubai122

That guy was the worst guest I have ever seen on the show. That girl was really annoying too. Both of them sum up the Republican party. I'm an independent and just cannot understand how anyone really intelligent could fully support the Republican party. I'm dumbfounded that great person could claim that party. Honest

gabriel san roman
gabriel san roman

Horrible show. Dipshit Dana was full of it. But the guest who took it all off the rails was Kennedy. She was HORRIBLE!

The one brown panelist could hardly get a word in edgewise, big surprise.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

She was even worse on her KFI show...

gabriel san roman
gabriel san roman

After the preview, I don't even want it! I'm cool with Starz and watching 'Death at a Funeral' and 'Grown Ups' 150 times over again.

909Jeff
909Jeff

WTF Gustavo?  My man here cant even afford HBO? I believe a raise may be in order! 

Brian C. Bock
Brian C. Bock

I feel bad about calling Dana Rohrabacher "a pathetic old queen." It was rude and ageist. I should have said "pathetic, gay-bashing closet queen" which would have been more accurate and to my point. His age is not a factor in my derision of the Congressman from Orange County. And while ad-hominem attacks are hardly productive to the political debate, one does what one can with 140 characters. I have apologized to the congressman for being imprecise in my critique.

Rklein9326
Rklein9326

I have no issue with Rohrabacher's sexuality or his age.  It is his politics and Republican ostructionism  that I find problematic.  Having been redistricted into the 48th a number of years ago, I have voted against him every time. 

As to the show, I agree, Republicans are mythologizing who and what Obama is and that's the campaign they are running.  Also, Dana's expertise at cutting others off was most evident with Martin Bashir.  Kennedy didn't help.  I could have been an interesting discussion otherwise.

Churchlady320
Churchlady320

If he IS gay, as it turned out one of his GOP state legislative colleagues was, and he works against GLBT equality, then yes, his sexual orientation IS important.  You cannot simultaneously live your life freely and deny those very rights to others.  You do that - you deserve to be called out on it.

Rklein9326
Rklein9326

I have no issue with Rohrabacher's sexuality or his age.  It is his politics and Republican ostructionism  that I find problematic.  Having been redistricted into the 48th a number of years ago, I have voted against him every time. 

As to the show, I agree, Republicans are mythologizing who and what Obama is and that's the campaign they are running.  Also, Dana's expertise at cutting others off was most evident with Martin Bashir.  Kennedy didn't help.  I could have been an interesting discussion otherwise.

robcypher
robcypher

So wait...is this article implying he's "in the closet"? (Not from California so I have no idea how their local politics work for the most part.) Is this true?

Anthony
Anthony

Maher is an idiot. Dana was upsetting and irritating Bill, and anybody who can irritate Bill, deserves an A+. GO DANA! Scott Moxley, you are also an idiot. Do you enjoy living in the OC? If so, Dana has been representing the OC for over 20 years. If you do not like him, I suggest you move to Minnesota and be cold. You should be proud to have a representative like Dana.

Norine Xavier
Norine Xavier

You must be kidding.  Wow!  Dana made a complete fool of himself last nite.  Everything he said was not only wrong, it was a LIE!   And when he spoke about the military not needing anymore C-17 planes, which he used as an example of how Obama is trying to GUT the military.......he failed to announce that Boeing, who makes the planes, is one of his largest contributors.  He's a fraud.

Mike Vella
Mike Vella

No, genius.  One doesn't move from their own district when they don't like their rep.  They speak to them, speak out against their policies, write to them and when the time comes, try and vote them out of office.Why do republicans hate democracy so much?

AlCaponeLovedRepublicans
AlCaponeLovedRepublicans

I used to live in Dana's district, and he NEVER represented me because I didn't cut him a fat reelection campaign check like Boeing, or any other defense profiteers. He made noises on the show about his personal concern over public education while his kids attend private school. The man has been and will always be a fraud.

Besides, who wears a hawaiian shirt with a button-down oxford collar under a sport coat? What a haole tool.

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Hey "Anthony,"

Your comment shows what type of supporters there are for Rohrabacher: cowards who talk tough but can't find the courage to do so using their real identity.

MarrissaSanchez
MarrissaSanchez

Funny how the OC Weekly is just a liberal propaganda rag that hates everything in Orange County.Makes a great liner for my bird to shit on though.

Vern
Vern

I got it, I'm slow:  Some prick came to this blog recently pretending to be me, and accused Scott of unspeakable acts.  What fucktards dwell amongst us.  Were they trying to hurt Scott, or me, or both of us, or just having their idea of "fun?"

I wonder if it was the same person who posted these comments on MY blog:http://www.orangejuiceblog.com...

Let me know, Gus & Scott, if you wanna compare IP's etc.

Vern
Vern

OK, if this is the "real" Scott, you are "right" there.  Now that I've seen your Dana "piece" I am going to try to do something "a" little different.  Gnite.

Tinerello
Tinerello

Speaking of coming out of the closet, any word on Mansoor?

Tinerello
Tinerello

It's just the gop pussies from costa mesa doing what they do best. HIDING...

FUCK DANA FUCK MANSOOR FUCK MONAHAN FUCK RIGHEIMER FUCK MOORCOCK they are all lumps of shit who stain anything and everything they touch.

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Hi "real" Vern: some asshole/convicted pedophile decided the best way to libel me was by making sensational, false accusations using your name. You would never stoop so low and I don't believe you are a pedophile.

Vern
Vern

???

WTF?  I'm on Scott's side in any fight with Dana!  Serio?

Oh I get it - YOU'RE not really Gustavo.  This place is warped...

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Marial: You're back! And now you're gone--no sock puppets allowed. Adiós, pendeja!

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

He can't pick any one fake name to hide behind because of a pronounced degree of cowardice. He is barely ABLE to keep his sniveling, 5150 nature from the public. His attempts at offense are really comical... ;)

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Use one name Dana aka Vern. No sock puppetry allowed. You've been warned.

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

More tough talk from another brave sock puppet. U feel impressed with yourself, no? Watch those power lines... ;)

Dana
Dana

Hey Scotty, get off the paranoia bandwagon and try using your real name, too - and come out of the closet yourself.  If you do, Dana may.  ;)

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Hey "Anthony/Marrissa/Dana": You are a congressman! Try to find the courage to sign your own name! ;)

Kirkanddo
Kirkanddo

If you don't like your representative you have to move??? Hell, there would have been a mass exodus under Bush.

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