CA-46: Think Globally… Act Locally

You know, there’s so much that we’ll need to do as a nation to get back on the right track. We have a war to end, and economy to fix, a climate and a planet to take care of, people to start caring about again. The Bush-Cheney era is finally nearing a close… So now, we must think about how to put all that misery behind us and move forward in a new direction.

And you know what? We actually have an opportunity right here in Orange County to start moving our nation in a new direction. Not only can we help send a Democratic President to the White House next year, but we can also change Congress by replacing the incumbent Bush-Cheney dittohead with someone who will work her hardest to make our government work for us again.

Follow me after the flip for more…

Debbie and grandsonOK, I guess you know by now who I’m talking about. Debbie Cook is running a strong campaign to unseat “Crazy Dana” Rohrabacher and restore some sanity to the 46th District. Rohrabacher may have been able to get away with ignoring the needs of the people while voting in lockstep with the far right Bush agenda before, but he won’t be able to get away any longer.

Debbie Cook is a respected community leader who, unlike Rohrabacher, has been working hard for her constituents. Whether it’s protecting the Bolsa Chica Wetlands or protecting our ocean water or leading the effort to prepare Southern California for climate change, Cook can be counted on for real results. And at a time when we can’t wait on bringing out troops home from a messy occupation, making our economy work for working class people again, taking on reforming a health care system in critical condition, and taking care of the global climate crisis that threatens to destroy the Planet Earth we call home, we need people in Congress like Debbie Cook who won’t hesitate to find solutions to the problems we’re facing.

But hey, Debbie Cook can’t do any of that if we don’t help her win this year. That’s why it’s critical for us to get involved and help a great local Democrat take back the 46th. Here’s what we all can do to make it happen: volunteer and contribute. By doing what we can to help, we’re not only turning another OC district blue… We’re also doing our part to take back our country.

See what I meant in my title? Think globally… Act locally. Take that to heart. :-)

  8 comments for “CA-46: Think Globally… Act Locally

  1. anon
    May 12, 2008 at 8:12 am

    I like to use the term “glocal”.

  2. May 12, 2008 at 8:42 am

    anon 8:12-

    Ha! “glocal”? Why didn’t I think of that before? ;-)

  3. May 12, 2008 at 8:58 am

    We always bring up “Bolsa Chica Wetlands” which like “Trestles” is kind of a code for “good fight for the environment” .. but here’s something a lot more tangible, that I didn’t realize till recently since I was out of the state in the 80s and 90s:

    You drive down PCH through Sunset Beach and Seal Beach, or through Newport Beach, and look toward the ocean, you mostly don’t see it because of all the apartments and buildings. But you drive through my town, all the way from Brookhurst to Warner, and you see the beach.

    This is due to, more than any other one person, Debbie Cook’s fight to preserve our beaches in 1989-91. (The Measure C struggle.) She took on the whole city establishment and huge developers who were hellbent on building a golf course and a mall right by our pier, and (along with a few other heroines like Connie Boardman and Flossie Horgan) built a huge grassroots movement in this conservative town.

    That’s the kind of person we need to send to Congress. Remember that when you drive down PCH thru HB, and chip in a little at Act Blue (or walk with us, we’re fun!) And stay tuned for “I Got a Crush on Debbie Cook” — I’m adding some more good vocals and instruments to it this week…

  4. just...asking?
    May 12, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Just another reason to get rid of Crazy Dana…

    At the recent OCBC Water Summit, Crazy Dana filled in for Loretta Sanchez who couldn’t attend at the last minute. Crazy Dana tried to take credit for water projects in the OC (that he did not support) that Loretta had carried the legislation for. Then…

    Crazy Dana went off on how he loved “American Children” more than dirt! Dirt held no value with him, and that why he was so opposed to protecting dirt or some “stupid mouse”. He then spewed about how we needed to increase our use of coal burning power generation plants and offshore drilling for oil. When asked by an attendee what he intended for offshore drilling. Crazy Dana said he supported new drilling off local beaches! The crowd was stunned to say the least and this portion of the meeting was quickly brought to a close.

    Crazy Dana’s aid’s got him out of the room pretty quickly.

  5. May 12, 2008 at 10:14 am

    just…asking?, please e-mail me more info about this Dana appearance. When was it, is it online? ChezVern@aol.com Thank you.

  6. May 12, 2008 at 10:25 am

    just asking-

    Please feel free to email me as well about this… at atdnext@gmail.com. If you don’t mind, I think just this is worth its own blog story here. We’re always trying to keep up on new developments in CA-46. Dana really shouldn’t be allowed to get away with his craziness. :-)

  7. just...asking?
    May 12, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Contact the Municipal Water District of Orange County who organized the Orange County Water Summit for video of the event (it was professionally captured).

    Event details were:

    Date: Friday, May 2, 2008
    Time: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Place: Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel, Costa Mesa

    The program segment titled “Gridlock” was supposed to focus on how efforts to fund water projects via legislation. Speaker Karen Bass and State Sen. Lou Correa were scheduled but were replaced by Assemblyman Mike Duval and Crazy Dana.

    There were reporters from the Register, so I was suprised there was no mention of Crazy Dana’s comments.

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