Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Henry Waxman: The Democrats' "Best Friend"

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., famously said it would be worth losing a few members of Congress to get Obamacare passed.  (NewsMax)

No wonder a number of Democrats were unwilling to endorse this man's reelection in 2012.

One Democrat in Virginia called Congressman a disgrace, as well.

Another Democrat worked on the "Bloomfield for Congress" campaign.

I called many voters throughout the 33rd Congressional District, many of which were more than happy to get rid of the guy. The number one complaint against the man:

He has been in office too long.

Democrats had a viable option in Bloomfield. If only he had believed in himself a little more. If only the Independent from Manhattan Beach had knocked on some doors in the Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica areas.

Perhaps a mailer or two detailing how Congressman Waxman would throw fellow Democrats out of office for his "signature" piece of legislation would have made enough traditional Democrats mad enough to throw the guy out of office.

One can only hope that the next election, a Republican with libertarian leanings, more consistent than the Republican Party elites, will push for all voters. Democrats in some respects are more conservative than party leaders give them credit. Another  Independent could topple Waxman the Taxman. Another Democrat could take down Waxman the same way that Eric Swalwell pushed out Peter Stark once and for all.

One things' for sure: Waxman does not seem to be the Democratic Party's best friend.

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