Say what you want about Dana Rohrabacher, but he had one thing going for him, and it was a biggie: President Trump seemed to like and respect him.
I know … I know—yuck. Trump. I agree. But whether you like or loathe a commander in chief, it’s certainly not a bad thing for your local representative to be on good terms with someone with so much power. Especially here, in California, a state the president barely seems to know exist. Heck, the argument can be made that of all the elected officials in the Golden State, Dana Rohrabacher most had the president’s attention.
That, if nothing else, was something our man could hang his hat on!
Um … hello? Cleveland?
As it turns out, the White House wants nothing to do with Dana Rohrabacher. Which, oddly, speaks well of the White House.
According to Business Insider, John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, is actively blocking Rohrabacher from meeting with Trump. And, wonderfully, the source of this information is … Dana Rohrabacher.
Here, take a gander …
So, let’s think about this. When Dana Rohrabacher runs for office, he always—like, always, always, always—cites his foreign policy credentials. Hell, that’s his go-to mojo. Yet now, the president of the United States will not grant him an audience. Think about that: A fellow Republican will have nothing to do with Dana Rohrabacher.
If I’m someone running against Rohrabacher in 2018, that’s not merely something I evoke on the stump.
It’s a chunk of my platform.