Because he is Dana Rohrabacher, and Dana Rohrabacher never takes accountability for anything, our congressman will somehow explain away his vote to repeal Internet privacy protections as some matter of fairness or balance or blah blah blah blah.
Actually, scratch that. He won’t explain it at all, because Dana Rohrabacher and accountability go together like chocolate and tuna.
What you should know, however, is that he did a really, really, really bad thing the other day. In the final days of the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission enforced rules that required Internet service providers to get your permission before collecting and sharing your data.
That, thanks to Dana and the GOP’s other congressmen, is about to end.
Why? They’ll tell you it’s about fairness. But it’s not—it’s about money. And lobbying. And large corporations (aka: Republican donors) wanting to reach you in every possible manner. The privacy rules, according to CNN’s Seth Fiegerman, “were intended to give consumers extra control over their personal data online at a time when everything from smartphones to refrigerators can be connected to the Internet.”
Say farewell to that.
And thank Dana when you see him.
Oh, wait. You never see him.