Dana Rohrabacher Goes Wacko on CNN, Embarrasses Orange County Again

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Rohrabacher  
Dana Rohrabacher
, Orange County's senior career politician, hit the national media circuit last week and in typical angry fashion laid out another of his kooky conspiracy theories against President Barack Obama

During a Nov. 15 appearance on Fox's Greta Van Sustren, Rep. Rohrabacher followed up on calling Obama a liar during a congressional hearing earlier that day by declaring the president is "not worrying about radical Islamic terrorism." 

What's the basis for the Costa Mesa Republican's opinion? 

According to Rohrabacher, Obama is going easy on radical Islamic terrorists because, while he did immediately declare the Sept. 11 Benghazi assassinations of U.S. foreign service personnel an act of terror, he didn't specifically employ the words 'Muslim terrorist attack.'"

That presidential word choice reveals something terribly sinister to the 12-term representative who first ran for Congress in 1988 as a "term limits champion" and, though he's not a scientist, infamously speculated in 2007 that dinosaur farts might have caused an ice age on the planet.

"There's something going on there," an intense Rohrabacher told Sustren. "Well, what I . . . what I . . . when the president can't utter the words, 'Muslim terrorist attack.'" 

Apparently, just saying those words is more meaningful than action to the congressman because otherwise who in their right mind would suggest that the president is sympathetic to Muslim terrorists after Obama ordered the capture or killing of high-level Muslim terrorists like Osama bin Laden, Abu Yahya al-Libi, Fahd al-Quso, Anwar al-Aulaqi, Umar Patek, Harun Fazul, Ilyas Kashmiri, Said al-Shihri, Anwar al-Awlaki, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, Ammar al-Wa'ili, Abu Ali al-Harithi, Ali Saleh Farhan, Baitullah Mahsud, Noordin Muhammad Top, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, Abdul Ghani Beradar, Muhammad Haqqani, Qari Zafar, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, Sheik Saeed al-Masri, Hamza al-Jawfi? 

Rohrabacher then gave a Nov. 16 interview to CNN's Anderson Cooper and explained a possible motive for Obama to cover up for Muslim terrorists.

"The president was in battle mode, in the middle of a campaign, and felt that any type of things that made it look like the threat of radical Islamic threat is still upon us would be harmful to him politically," said the still angry congressman. "The arrogance and dishonesty reflected in all of this is a little bit breathtaking." 

Cooper repeatedly demanded that Rohrabacher share the evidence that Obama lied, but got nowhere. 

"Well, we have all kinds of evidence," said the congressman, who offered none. "Everybody in the country heard him and people speaking for him, but the president as well, talking about movie rage as being the motive behind a crowd that got out of control and killed our ambassador and three other diplomatic personnel." 

Cooper corrected Rohrabacher, telling him his assertion "goes against the facts as have been presented by the director of intelligence and even General David Petraeus."
 
The congressman cut him off. "No," he said. "You don't have the facts." 

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Loaded with . . . facts, not tequila?
In the rightwing blogosphere that was so right about Mitt Romney's presidency, Rohrabacher was laughably celebrated for trouncing Cooper.

In 2008, Rohrabacher--who has no investigatory skills and hasn't had a private sector job in more than 30 years--diverted federal public funds to himself to investigate a 39-year-old, already solved case: Sirhan Sirhan's confessed assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles.

His explanation? 

He didn't have any facts but he was, he said, sure he could prove a secret Arab conspiracy was behind the killing.

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35 comments
Adam
Adam

These Republicans are legit nuts.  How you people keep voting for them is completely beyond my comprehension.

simondelao
simondelao

It's just a matter of time before Dana gets caught a la Larry Craig, except this time it will be one of the Home Depot day laborers who will rat him out for his rough trade Latino gay sex fetish

briansays
briansays

the best buddy of the taliban who eagerly supported giving them stinger missles so long as used against the russians

Gericault
Gericault

As long Dana Rohrabacher inhabits the same "bubble" as all his troglodyte followers , he doesn't have to deal with "Facts". He can make up his own , and drown them with his cronies at Skosh Monahan's while be feted as a "real American Patriot"....

Gericault
Gericault

As long Dana Rohrabacher inhabits the same "bubble" as all his troglodyte followers , he doesn't have to deal with "Facts". He can make up his own , and drown them with his cronies at Skosh Monahan's while being feted as a "real American Patriot"....

tbplayer1
tbplayer1

Don't blame just the OC.  His district is gerrymandered to include Palos Verdes, conveniently excluding most of Long Beach.  

Michael McCracken
Michael McCracken

"Rohrabacher's district covers the areas of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, Avalon, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes Estates and Rolling Hills Estates as well as portions of Long Beach, Westminster, Santa Ana and San Pedro." Way more to blame than just HB.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

John: We'll do both, gracias very much!

Charlene Keeler
Charlene Keeler

That's what I keep telling people, but they just don't listen.

Martin Vega
Martin Vega

Dana Rohrabacher F***ing Douche Bag! OC Weekly is right...WTF is wrong with you HB?

Pachyderm
Pachyderm

No, Moxley. You are not qualified to speak on behalf of the county. Rohrabacher did not embarrass the county. He did fine.

alex
alex

amen! its about time someone stopped liberal anderson cooper from interupting republican guests. he is very bias in his reporting nothing like erin burnett

DaxDax
DaxDax

What's more embarrassing is that his district keeps electing him. THAT is far worse.

 

Come on folks, isn't there a sane person in that district to run against him?

gturner5
gturner5

Rohrabacher is an absoulute embarrassment to OC the list goes on and on.  Any person with the word, republican after his name on the ballot will win the seat in that district. Why can't the Republicans find someone who doesn't consistently and constantly make a fool of himself.

Dweezle
Dweezle

Let me see, The coward that begged his draft board not to induct him to serve during the Vietnam War, then proudly fought alongside the Taliban Calls himself a "Patriot"  He originally campaigned on a ""term Limits" platform yet 24 years later he is still in office? The Democratic Party cannot find anyone to defeat this crook?

cities12345
cities12345

Obama's Impeachment is A Slam Dunk!  He went to War in Libya

with NO CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL.  CASE CLOSED.

  Do the decent thing, Obama, RESIGN NOW. It might save you

from a jail sentence later.....  

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

@Pachyderm Don't be myopic. Rohrabacker is just plain wacky. Accept it

sandia1134
sandia1134

 @gturner5 Ron Varasteh ran in 2012 against him and took almost 40% of the vote!  He will run again 2014!  If you want someone that will work for you and for the district, support him in his next campaign.....He's on facebook!

sandia1134
sandia1134

 @Dweezle Ron Varasteh ran against him and pulled almost 40% of the vote!  He is a man of the people and he will run again 2014!

tbplayer1
tbplayer1

 @cities12345 I have no doubt you're right.  Once the GOP failed to stop his reelection, their only option now is to smear his legacy by impeaching him.  They did it to Clinton, and they'll do it to Obama.  

gturner5
gturner5

 @cities12345 you are a clueless fool. I'll bet Fox  Cable channel is the holy grail of your political spectrum. Oh and AM talk radio.

sandia1134
sandia1134

 @Gericault  @tbplayer1 Actually, Ron Varasteh ran against him 2012 and took almost 40% of the vote.  He had great support from Newport, Laguna, Seal Beach, & HB......etc.  Ron will run again 2014!  You want someone that will work for the people......Ron is the person for that job!  He is on facebook.....check him out!

cities12345
cities12345

 @gturner5  FYI....  I don't watch TV, and I don't listen to the radio.  I do strongly suggest you  turn yours off read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers.  The decision for war and killing people, Cannot by made by the Executive,  as OBAMA HAS BRAGGED IN HIS WORDS,  e.g. A NEW KILL LIST EVERY TUESDAY, is in DIRECT VIOLATION OF BOTH THE SPIRIT AND THE LETTER OF THE LAW.

    I repeat: Obama's Impeachment= A SLAM DUNK IF THERE EVER WAS ONE!

 

 

 

sandia1134
sandia1134

 @Dweezle  @sandia1134  @Gericault  @tbplayer1 Actually as of yesterday 11/19/12 Ron had gotten 39% of the vote.  We are very happy with his results!  They are still counting provisional and mail in ballots and it creeps up every day!  Ron did this with less than $200,000!  We believe that he can win in 2014!

 

Dweezle
Dweezle

 @sandia1134  @Gericault  @tbplayer1 

Perhaps Ron Varasteh should have run in the 45th district which represents Irvine where he resides. I should say though for a political nobody, with no experience in any elected office I guess ALMOST 40% is a good showing unless almost means closer to 35% than 40%.

tbplayer1
tbplayer1

 @sandia1134  @Gericault 40% Democratic makes it a safe Republican district.  Thanks Gericault for the update.... but Newport and Laguna Niguel might as well be Palos Verdes.  

sandia1134
sandia1134

 @Dweezle I have know Ron for more than 23 years.  Ron has been very active in the Democratic Party for many years.  The DPOC asked him to run in the 48th based on who he is and what he stands for.  You might want to check out his web site Ron4U.org!!  

 

Dweezle
Dweezle

 @sandia1134 I checked your profile, I suspect you are a member of Varasteh staff based on the fact all your comments have been about his running for office. I also would like to point out that 40% seems to be a pretty weak showing to me.

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