As I have been visiting different sections of the 33rd Congressional District, I have encountered different types of voters, diverse reactions which sum up the fractious and uninformed political arena into which many of us have been called to make sense.
Independent Bill Bloomfield is extending his reach by phone and by report.
More people want to know about this man.
My mission up to now has been to inform as many prospective voters as I can
of the following:
1. Which district they current reside in: the 33rd Congressional District,
which takes in the entire Santa Monica Bay, from Palos Verdes to Malibu, to
West LA, including the Fairfax district.
2. The "incumbent" who is running for another term in the
district: Henry Waxman the Taxman, a 38-ear incumbent who authored one of the
largest tax increases in American history (ObamaCare), who refused to
compromise, who has submitted bills which barely pass Congress, who believes
that this country is "not broke", despite the $16 trillion deficit.
3. The Independent challenger, Bill Bloomfield, who wants to bring solutions
to Congress, ending the gridlock and passing legislation that will deal with
the deficits, debt, and dysfunction eating away at our present and threatening
In my rounds getting out the vote have encountered four types of people in
my personal campaign to "End the Reign of Waxman the Taxman", a
politician who has been in office longer than I or anyone in the Generation X
(or is Y?) has been alive. Kudos to Republican Christopher David for pointing
out the age differential in attacking the extended tenure of Henry Waxman.
1. The first type of prospective voter reacts with anger and disgust when
informed that Henry Waxman is running for reelection in their district. If they
do not know anything in particular about the Congressman, they will share their
disgust with a politician who has been in office for 38 years,etc. I have heard
very colorful words from some voters, unfit to be printed or repeated in polite
company. They have no reservation about voting for Mr. Bill Bloomfield
precisely because they have so deep and odious a dislike for Congressman Henry
Waxman. The growing majority of voters whom I have spoken with fall into this
category. Their animosity has more than animated them to support the
2. The second type of voter, Independents and uninformed voters from both
major parties, want more information about the Independent Challenger. They
like the policies about attacking the debt, reforming the tax code ending
corporate subsidies, and getting Congress out of gridlock. Many of these
independents are left-leaning individuals, yet they are open-minded about Bill,
and offended that Congressman Waxman has remained in office for so long.
3. The third type of constituent tells me flat out that they are Democrats,
and they are then inclined to support Henry Waxman. However, they are open
enough to share with me the views that they hold. They are also willing to hear
the Bloomfield agenda, which matches with many of the views that they have
about corrupted, do-nothing government, the same argument which appeals to
limited-government conservatives. So far, these open-minded Democrats
appreciate that someone else not in their group is willing to listen to their
views, and they are turned just enough to consider Bloomfield.
4. The fourth type of prospective voters are the die-hard Waxman fanatics.
They are going to vote for Waxman, and they do not care what I have to say.
Almost with cult adherence, they have no desire to discuss the issues pertinent
No matter how anyone may feel about the current district's demographics,
nearly two-to-one Democratic, with a large segment of decline-to-state voters,
the Conservative, Independent, and Open-minded Democratic constituencies are
strong and prevalent. This race is just getting heated up, and reports from Washington D.C. indicate the growing rumors that Waxman is in trouble.