CA-46, The photo that should end this now
by Ellinorianne, Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:54:05 PM EDT
I know, don't you hate that when people get so melodramatic with campaigns? I do, I've seen far too many posts here about the one thing Palin or McCain has done or said that just ends it all, right now! It doesn't.
But this photo for me, should be spread far and wide in California's 46th district because it represents the contempt that Republicans have for their constituents. Dana Rohrabacher's smug and cold stare at his opponent gave me the chills.
This was a photo taken at yesterday's debate between Rohrabacher and Cook. I was unable to attend the debate but wanted to share the precise summary by Todd Beeton at MyDD.
Today was their one and only debate and I went down to see the train wreck that is Dana Rohrabacher for myself. But even though crazy Dana is always likely to say some crazy shit, and he did, what I took away from the debate most of all was how unabashedly progressive Debbie Cook is and how lucky we would be to have her in Congress. This is a fairly red (albeit getting bluer every day) district, one where you might expect the Democratic challenger to moderate her views for the electorate. Nope, not Debbie. I'll write about the debate more later, hopefully with video, but here are just three of the issues where Debbie shined today:
On global warming, Cook, who is an energy expert, in response to Rohrabacher's global warming denier nonsense, asserted "The debate is over. I can't get into a discussion over climate change, to me it's just a fact, we need to move on to solving our oil depletion problems."
On Proposition 8: "I strongly oppose Proposition 8, I am in favor of full marriage equality."
And on healthcare reform, Cook advocated for a single-payer Medicare for all model. "Health care is a right every American should enjoy."
If any progressive candidate deserved your support, it's Debbie Cook. Her campaign is building an amazing ground game, Cook has great experience as the Mayor of a large city in Southern California and she's managed to move conservative Republicans on Huntington Beaches' City Council to vote for progressive environmental issues.
Wouldn't you just love to be one of the people who wipes that smug look off of Rohrabacher's face and send him packing from the House of Representatives? He's been taking his seat for granted for the last twenty years, it's time he was retired and we sent Debbie Cook to Congress in January instead.
Can you help?