So far, only two candidates will challenge Congressman Henry Waxman in 2014 for the 33rd Congressional District. Besides spiritual author/guru/lecturer Marianne Williamson of West Hollywood (who wants to restore Washington with a big, collective hug), there’s Independent Hollywood Producer Brent Roske of Malibu.
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Arguing that Washington needs a “live-and-let-live” nonpartisan in Washington, Roske wants to represent the needs of Hollywood and the entertainment industry. Not even a sitcom could make this up. Upon winning, Roske claims that he will share his seat with Henry Waxman for one year before taking the reins of office by himself. Refusing to criticize Waxman’s prior record, but primarily focusing on the representative’s forty-year tenure, Roske might as well have proposed: "Henry Waxman, will you marry me?"
Roske’s articles to the Huffington Post have trotted out the same empty arguments from the liberal elite class. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer. The minimum wage needs to be raised. Roske has ignored the research of economists left and right, who reject the government fiat raising of entry level pay. Even Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (R-Minnesota) smacked down self-described socialist US Senator Bernie Sanders (another Independent, from Vermont) with: “Visit Australia. They have a $20 minimum wage. No one can get work!”
As of now, the candidates for the 33rd Congressional District are no good for the political soul. We need independence from Washington, not Independents going to Washington, showing there blatant independence of any better ideas. Will anyone better step up to Waxman?