February 7, 2018
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
I read an article yesterday in The Hill suggesting that you would be confronting problems this fall with voters who disapprove of Trump. Apparently 86% of those voters “are unlikely to vote to reelect” their congressman. Your chances of reelection in November are now rated a toss-up by the Cook Political Report.
What are the chances of Trump improving his image with those voters between now and election day? What are the chances that their number will increase? I suspect the latter. While even events of the past week have done little to impact the ardor of his loyalists, the majority of Americans can’t help but see him for what he is: a charlatan and a huckster who has less interest in the well-being of this country than that of himself and his family.
The latest news I’ve heard is that Trump is now announcing his enthusiasm for another shutdown—just what the country needs.
Will he sign off on the release of the Democratic memo responding to that of the Devin Nunes dud last week? I have no idea. Nor does anyone else, I suspect. The man is totally unpredictable—and not in a good way. But if he does not, there will surely be a political cost to such a blatantly partisan choice. If he does, well, the jig is up.
However this all turns out, you can count on me as one who will do everything he can to support your Democratic opponent. I am one of many who want to see a Democratic majority in Congress, and who want to remove Trump from an office for which he is still not fit in 2020.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.