Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
As I write, we are dealing with yet another threat of government shutdown. I’m guessing—I have not checked on this, but I’m pretty confident in my guess—that you voted yesterday in favor of the Continuing Resolution to keep the wheels turning for another few weeks.
What a truly pathetic situation! You Republicans have control of the House, the Senate and the White House and yet you resort to these continual delaying tactics—I suppose because you can’t agree on much between yourselves. I read somewhere that there are three Republican parties--military hawks, deficit hawks and a handful of "moderates"--not counting Donald Trump, of course, a problematic "Republican" at best, whose inability to make a decision and stand by it for more than a couple of hours makes the work of government impossible.
A question: when do you stop your internal bickering and start to govern—I would hope from some middle ground, though there appears to be none? When will you decide to listen, not only to your Democratic colleagues across the aisle but to the voices of the vast majority of the American people? Or are you forever to remain, even in power, nothing but obdurate obstructionists?
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.