Dana Rohrabacher Proves Again His Consistency Is Inconsistency

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Rohrabacher: All aboard!
With Dana Rohrabacher's margarita-fueled Kookville Express making numerous, pre-election train stops, it's time to update the latest news for Orange County's senior, career politician who is seeking his 27th and 28th years in Congress after originally running in 1988 on a term limits pledge of serving no more than six years.

On Twitter, Rohrabacher has been lecturing critics for labeling him a nut and fruitcake by advising them of his imaginary, above-the-fray policy: "Attack policies, not people."

The Costa Mesa Republican--who skipped all military service during the Vietnam War era but became a chickhawk in his post-draft years--then went on to make the following comments to people on social media: "It certainly didn't take any brains to say that;" "Who did you say elected you?;" "That's a stupid line of attack;" "You betray your fellow veterans by partisan BS;" and, my favorite, "Take note of this grotesque monster posing as a human being residing among us."

On May 12, Rohrabacher put on a Rorschach-test button-down shirt and, though temperatures in Orange County were heading for 100 degrees, added a jacket to complete his senior citizen's ensemble for a campaign stop at a local company.

(Old, cranky people get cold easily.)

A Daily Pilot reporter treated the congressman's visit to the manufacturing operation with the seriousness of a heart attack, quoting Rohrabacher--who has lived at taxpayer's expense since 1981--four times making highly reflective, important comments worthy of history books.

"I'm glad to see anything that's manufacturing in my district, especially cutting-edge technology manufacturing," he uttered.

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Rohrabacher Twitter photo
According to the Daily Pilot, the congressman (wearing jacket) is for--not against--manufacturing!
The following day, Rohrabacher was quoted in another daily newspaper making a statement that must have been a first: He delighted feminists.

The congressman--who insists in climate change debates that humans can't screw up the Earth but is a nervous nellie on the possibility of Earthlings fouling up the infinity of our universe--allegedly said, "Debris is something that will limit humankind's ability to use space for our benefit."

Humankind?

Dana, does the right-wing, rubber chicken circuit know your female press secretary, who must have written the statement, is dragging you out of the 1950s?

And finally, the congressman declared this month that he'd wished a decade ago he could have supplied his elderly mother marijuana cigarettes to improve her appetite, but that "common sense" solution was blocked by a stupid federal War on Drugs.

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Rohrabacher's June 6 election opponents include Wendy Leece, Robert John Banuelos, David Burns and Suzanne Joyce Savary.

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BBAIN
BBAIN

I agree - Dana Rohrabacher should be in the OC politician hall of fame... not afraid to go against the grain and stand up for Obamacare and unfair taxes.  Thanks for all you do for us Dana!  Drinks on me if we ever meet at a bar!

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

You all have a big hard on for Dana.  Too bad you don't report on the story of 17 year old Janet Jimenez found shot to death in Stabba Ana yesterday.  Doesn't fit your narrative?

nastybeth
nastybeth

Orange County people like to vote Stupid like Reagan They can push them around easy 

TowelieLama
TowelieLama

He's a local and one of us. I've never heard one thing bad about the dude from the other locals. He's a good guy and has our back. I wish the transplants from the Weekly would stop bashing one of OC's own.

revolor
revolor

I haven't voted for this man ever... and I wish others in my district would do the same... we need some change... 


David Hengsteler
David Hengsteler

Your generalizations about D. Rohrabacher say nothing except your bias opinion. What has he done wrong? What is his net worth? Do you have any facts or are you just a liberal troll? All hat and no facts.

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

Does this say something about the intelligence or lack thereof of the voters in his District?  

Larry Rivas
Larry Rivas

He blocked me from commenting on his FB posts. I never personally insulted him or used rude language. Such censorship of the citizenry is below the office he holds lol..

lilpetunia
lilpetunia

I'd still hold my nose and vote for him based on his exceptionally strong commitment to ending the war on drugs....

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

So, you are upset I wrote about Rohrabacher on Friday and not about something I should have known would happen the next day? Either you are Dana or a moron, or both. Either way, thanks for contributing to my Google stats!!!

nastybeth
nastybeth

@TowelieLama  He is a dirty pig and lying clown and his Friends are most likely just as bad. The people in Orange County are some the most rotten people on earth and Stupid 

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

@TowelieLama  Love the fake name dude! Sorry to guide you in the direction of reality and facts, but Rohrabacher is not a native of this congressional district. PS--Your request for the Weekly to ignore Dana ain't gonna happen. He is one of the biggest buffoons ever to be sent to Congress. And after nearly three decades living nicely at public expense what has he accomplished? NOTHING, except his own personal enrichment. But if he's rubbing your back, I can understand your fondness for him and encourage you to continue that mutually satisfactory arrangement.

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

@revolor  I never voted for Sanchez either, but I'm stuck with her.  Didn't vote for Obama either, but I'm stuck with him.  Add to that list, Pelosi, Feinstein, and Boxer.

nastybeth
nastybeth

I talked to the people that had to clean up a house he rented in C M  they said he is a pig a sick low life parasite the toilets were BLACK from mold and dirt they moved out when it got too dirty to live in. You don't know a person tell you clean up after them. The county was thinking of taking his kids thats how bad the place was  

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

Hi "David Hengsteler"! That's a cute puppy you are holding n that Facebook pic! But, sadly, the dog can't rescue you from lameness. Your attempt to craft a coherent message failed. I was factually specific about the slimy congressman. U? All senseless dribble from a low information voter… Plus, why would you want to know Dana Rohrabacher's net worth? Are u single and looking?

nastybeth
nastybeth

@ltpar  They are RICH and Republican & mostly inherited everything they have and are scared they will run out of money 24/7 they are like caged rats 

nastybeth
nastybeth

Orange County is Mississippi West just Dumber 

nastybeth
nastybeth

@lilpetunia  But it never ends and never will he plays you like a fool  thats all he is good at playing people for Votes he hates you and all of us 

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@lilpetunia  Well you can stop voting for him then because there has never been a "War on Drugs" in this country under either Democrats or Republicans.  It is all smoke and mirrors to make gullible citizens believe the politicans are doing something constructive.  In actuality, the CIA has in the past smuggled drugs into the country, sold them to street dealers to fund their black bag covert operations.  Does this sound like a "War on Drugs?"  

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

@lilpetunia  Just know that on that point (like all other issues) Dana is, as my Texas pals like to say, "all hat, no cattle." He's been in Washington for nearly three decades and has personally accomplished nothing (except his own private enrichment), which means he's irrelevant to any progress on any topic. I will, however, always appreciate his ridiculous 1996 support of the greatness of the Taliban precisely while those terrorists harbored 9-11 plotting Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Let's give Dana another jumbo margarita and see what else he utters.

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

@rscottmoxley You and Klavito have time to troll the comments section on weekends but not report on the murder of a teenage girl.  #Weaklyfail

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

@nastybeth @TowelieLama  Best to just head out of town, huh? Then you don't have to worry about it. I hear Los Angeles is nice.  Maybe San Francisco, then you could have a real peach like Pelosi represent you. 

TowelieLama
TowelieLama

@rscottmoxley Ya know Scott, if you are so concerned with Orange County, why don't you go to the Harp, buy Dana a beer and explain your problem with him. It's not like he's inaccessible. He's one of us. A local. And, he's nice. There's no hero worship here. He's your next door neighbor. Seriously.  AND, he doing a job neither of us want.  I mean, what the fuck?

donwtownbrown
donwtownbrown

@nastybeth nastybetch, real inside info eh?  Do you have any contacts with his gardener?  Maybe some good dirt there eh chiflada?

donwtownbrown
donwtownbrown

@rscottmoxley If you spent half as much time writing as trolling the comment section, you may become a real journo one of these days.  And insulting your readers is a sure way to win them over.

TowelieLama
TowelieLama

@rscottmoxley  I think we should make out so I can absorb some of your super awesome millennial tween intelligence juice.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

Well, "Dumber", that's a bit of a stretch. Quite the accomplishment, if true.

lilpetunia
lilpetunia

@nastybeth @lilpetuniaHe doesn't know me personally so he doesn't hate me. If there was somebody better on the war on drugs, prisons, and related issues running against him I'd support them.  Most Dems are worse on marijuana legalization and the war on drugs than Rohrabacher.  That's just a fact.

nastybeth
nastybeth

@ltpar @lilpetunia  The war on drugs is really the war FOR Private Prisons and thats all it has ever been for they need heads in JAIL $200 per day for each one and we pay for it. The same people that are sending our jobs overseas own the Jails. The American middle class is moving to Private Prisons wake up   

lilpetunia
lilpetunia

@ltpar @lilpetuniaYes, the CIA is smuggling drugs into the country and we are in cahoots with the Sinaloa cartel among others. The war on drugs is shorthand for the war on some drug users (mainly black) and anybody who is trying to stop it is a friend, not a foe.

lilpetunia
lilpetunia

@nastybeth @ltpar@lilpetuniaPrivate Prison only account for about 8% of incarceration in the US.  While I hate them, the bigger problem is the public prison industrial complex, which I agree the War on Drugs is the single largest feeder for.

lilpetunia
lilpetunia

@rscottmoxley @lilpetunia@ltpar Oh, and if you have some kind of proof that 1. the CIA does not have a long and illustrious history of smuggling drugs into the US to fund their cover ops and 2. The Mexican government and elements of the US intelligence community are NOT in cahoots with the Sinaloa cartel - let's see it.

lilpetunia
lilpetunia

@rscottmoxley @lilpetunia@ltpar Is the OC Weekly anti-marijuana now?  Somebody better tell Nick Schou.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

Because if it's stated in more than one sentence you get lost in the rhetoric?

lilpetunia
lilpetunia

@rscottmoxley @lilpetuniaWhy the hostility?  Learn to differentiate between the various commentors on here please. I neither work for Rohrabacher or support him on the majority of issues.  It is however TRUE that he is supporting a key piece of legislation to reign in the DEA.  Given the fact that hardly any Congresscritters ever do ANYTHING useful, the fact that this one has proposed some good legislation is, in fact, meaningful and relevant. How is it working out?  Well, the story I cited is three days old, so time will tell.  You're a good reporter Scott - chill out a little would ya?

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

@lilpetunia @rscottmoxley  Nice try, but no! Back to my unavoidably true point: How's his proposal that you claim is impressive working out? Exactly. Zip. Dana Rohrabacher is an irrelevant joke even in Republican House GOP circles. Based on his nearly three decades in office, he has seniority but nobody finds him credible on any point--until fellow congressman need a recommendation about where to find a potent margarita in DC or who in the defense/aerospace industry is looking to buy a politician. PS--It's okay to admit you work for Rohrabacher and have been pretending to be a normal, non-slimed person. 

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