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Rep. Henry Waxman: The reason Iím leaving Congress
Washington Post ^ | 02/01/2014 | Rep. Henry A. Waxman

Posted on 02/01/2014 7:36:05 AM PST by SeekAndFind

I announced this past week that I will be retiring after having the honor of serving my Los Angeles constituents in Congress for 40 years.

Immediately, speculation began that I am leaving because I am frustrated with a broken institution. But the exact opposite is true: I am leaving Congress with my conviction intact that the legislative branch can be a powerful force for good.

Of course there are aspects of the current Congress that I abhor. This past week, every Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where I have served most of my career, voted to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon pollution that is causing climate change. When my colleague Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) offered a simple amendment affirming that climate change is real, they voted against that, too.

That kind of mindless denial of science is an embarrassment.

Voting over and over to repeal the Affordable Care Act, shutting down the government and threatening default are other deplorable examples of the extremism of tea party Republicans.

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1 posted on 02/01/2014 7:36:05 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

My opinion is that he thinks he’s stolen enough and can retire in ease and comfort far away from the rabble he purported to have represented.


2 posted on 02/01/2014 7:37:39 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind
"a simple amendment affirming that climate change is real,"

Reads simply, but the "science" behind it is a convoluted mess of lame statistics.

3 posted on 02/01/2014 7:37:51 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind
That kind of mindless denial of science is an embarrassment.

Odd. Mindlessness is something that Nostrilitis should be very familiar with.

4 posted on 02/01/2014 7:38:07 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good riddance. Another piece of liberal garbage who has been trying with some degree of success to enslave all of us for 40 years. A pox on him and his constituents


5 posted on 02/01/2014 7:39:44 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is rather horrifying that the Republicans did not affirm that climate change is real. Their refusal to show respect for global collectivism is evidence of how really nasty and backward they are.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 7:40:07 AM PST by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind

Please post a pegged BS meter!


7 posted on 02/01/2014 7:40:41 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind
dear henry

Goodbye and Good Riddance!


8 posted on 02/01/2014 7:40:48 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: SeekAndFind
This past week, every Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where I have served most of my career, voted to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon pollution that is causing climate change.

Did it also plug your nose that your fellow traveler, Preezy Pajama Boy, granted a 30 year exemption from prosecution for killing endangered animals like The Bald Eagle by his and your beloved "environmentally friendly" windmills?

Yeah. I didn't think so.

Go away, liar.

9 posted on 02/01/2014 7:41:31 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind
I saw him in the airport years ago and he truly is a small man.
10 posted on 02/01/2014 7:41:47 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: from occupied ga

RE: A pox on him and his constituents

His constituents would include much of the western part of the city of Los Angeles, as well as West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

The dis(honorable) Sandra Fluke is planning to take his place.


11 posted on 02/01/2014 7:41:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Don Corleone
RE: Please post a pegged BS meter!


12 posted on 02/01/2014 7:42:55 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Gaffer
I think the enemies of the state see the writing on the wall, and the ones that are cowardly, do-nothing talkers are abandoning ship

They don't have the guts to REALLY fight .. fisticuffs and all that ... and I DO think that attitude is beginning to grow in politics.

Besides ... I have never been able to take my gazr off that Rod Serling character ... ever.

I wonder if he was around when Rod was looking for a model for "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder"

13 posted on 02/01/2014 7:43:10 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Gaffer

He won the last election by only a couple percentage points. A capable candidate...with a few more topics of debate....could really put him in a bind. Toss in the health act to explain, and I think he just didn’t see the wisdom to defend what he did. The odds of some independent or newcomer Republican coming in and possibly winning the race? Maybe slightly better than 50-50.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 7:43:27 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: SeekAndFind
 photo curlybill.jpg

. . ." smells like somethin died" . . .

15 posted on 02/01/2014 7:43:31 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kalifornia’s best.


16 posted on 02/01/2014 7:44:26 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: pepsionice

RE: He won the last election by only a couple percentage points. A capable candidate...with a few more topics of debate....could really put him in a bind.

What do you think the chances of DNC convention honorary speaker, Sandra Fluke are?


17 posted on 02/01/2014 7:44:44 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Marianne Williamson at Celebrate Your Life

Yes, it's not that you're being primaried and losing to Marianne Williamson, a Hollywood moonbat newage guru, at all.

18 posted on 02/01/2014 7:44:49 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: SeekAndFind

We don’t care Henry, just leave.


19 posted on 02/01/2014 7:45:57 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: knarf
OOPS .. only ... "Eye Of The Beholder"
20 posted on 02/01/2014 7:46:59 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

haha....I remember Rod’s show you are talking about....the snouts....LOL


21 posted on 02/01/2014 7:47:24 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: pepsionice

It is regrettable this tool will get a Congressional Pension out of this.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 7:48:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

Congratulations, catcher. You actually turned Washington into your personal homosexual whorehouse.

AND YOUR OWN DISTRICT IS A DISASTER.

Your own people are out of work, businesses shut down, small business collapsing, big business moving elsewhere, tax base eroding...

Because all you do,

All you have ever done,

is suck.

See ya bitch.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 7:48:20 AM PST by golux
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To: SeekAndFind

Throwing the blame around, Henry? What did you ever do to promote unity?


24 posted on 02/01/2014 7:48:21 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SeekAndFind

Frankly, I don’t give a damn about Waxman’s reason for leaving Congress. The important point is that the sonovabitch is leaving. That is all that truly matters.


25 posted on 02/01/2014 7:49:48 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66

RE: he important point is that the sonovabitch is leaving.

What worries me is WHO replaces him. Sandra Fluke would be worse.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 7:51:18 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Waxman is full of sour grapes and obviously not a statesman (still griping about the opposition).

Few think like statesmen anymore. Many smear and claw to the bitter end.

All I can say to Waxman is this: "Don't let the door hit you on the way out".

27 posted on 02/01/2014 7:52:48 AM PST by sr4402
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To: SeekAndFind

Henry says he’s not frustrated? Crap!

You can read frustration in everything he writes about Republican actions in congress.


28 posted on 02/01/2014 7:52:56 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sandra Fluke would be worse.

I rather doubt that, but only because Waxman set the bar so low....

29 posted on 02/01/2014 7:53:27 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh, Let's see.

Let's outlaw Carbon emissions for Human beings. How would you feel about that Congressman Waxman?

30 posted on 02/01/2014 7:55:49 AM PST by sr4402
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To: SeekAndFind

Fluke has no experience, chats only on women topics, has a 4-line resume, and will have access to a fair amount of big-name hollywood funding.

There has to be a dozen local Democrats who have done time in the state legislature, local county gov’t, or been a mayor for some town in the area....who have a better possibility to win.

The thing I see....Waxman just barely won on the last election. There’s a strong independent stance in the district....with hostility brewing over the economy and the health act. A decent independent could win the district.

You’d need some retired NFL player...I hate suggesting a Troy Ackman-type character....but he’d likely win in this district.


31 posted on 02/01/2014 7:56:06 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: SeekAndFind

When my colleague Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) offered a simple amendment affirming that climate change is real, they voted against that

That’s the Demonuts for you ,who cares about facts


32 posted on 02/01/2014 7:56:26 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh Henry, go pick your nose.


33 posted on 02/01/2014 8:01:32 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: SeekAndFind
When my colleague Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) offered a simple amendment affirming that climate change is real, they voted against that, too.

What the hell does that mean anyway? Climate change is real? The temperature goes up, that is climate change. The temperature goes down, that is climate change. Where is the science in that? What does that prove? These scientists have already missed on the degree of temperature rise over the last 17 years, but trust them they know what they are doing?

34 posted on 02/01/2014 8:04:11 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

35 posted on 02/01/2014 8:04:16 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: SeekAndFind
That kind of mindless denial of science is an embarrassment.

Waxsnot has worked tirelessly with his comrades to compromise the integrity of science so they will have a fig leaf to hide behind. Henry, we don't believe you, Obama, or your bought, paid-for and made-to-order so called "science".

36 posted on 02/01/2014 8:04:21 AM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: SeekAndFind

The MSM has been very busy quoting every celebrity they can find who believes that climate change is caused by Man so they can create a huge market for carbon credits that can be sold, bought and traded for profit. Always follow the money.


37 posted on 02/01/2014 8:04:23 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry, no one cares why, just go.


38 posted on 02/01/2014 8:05:58 AM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: SeekAndFind


Only The Nose knows the real reason why he's leaving!
39 posted on 02/01/2014 8:06:25 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably going to be a lobbyist for the Koch Brothers.


40 posted on 02/01/2014 8:06:43 AM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: jsanders2001

By some miracle the Dems spent their whole two years with triple control of govt on Obamacare and forgot to pass Cap N Tax.


41 posted on 02/01/2014 8:07:02 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just shut up and leave already.


42 posted on 02/01/2014 8:08:49 AM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: SeekAndFind
Rep. Henry Waxman: The reason I’m leaving Congress

"Global Warming didn't pan out, so I'm returning to hell to keep warm instead."

43 posted on 02/01/2014 8:09:31 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“That kind of mindless denial of science is an embarrassment.”

Funny, I don’t recall science being associated with Congressional statements, or affirmations or denials from powerful non-scientists, that is, at least not since the 18th century. Science, as I recall, is grounded in evidence.

Waxman’s statements are nothing more than a smear of conservatives. He is undeserving of his office or respect. Conservatives are far more in tune with science than Waxman has ever been. Waxman depends on scientific ignorance to push his ideology. Consider how much of his work is in obvious ignorance of economics.


44 posted on 02/01/2014 8:09:43 AM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: SeekAndFind

dedicating himself to nostril hair cultivation now becoming a full time job


45 posted on 02/01/2014 8:11:31 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Texas Eagle; All
deplorable examples of the extremism of tea party Republicans. Extremism? Let's See:

Tax (read penalty) for being an American.
IRS suppression of Political Opposition.

Denying Doctors to Patients. (Obamacare)
Denying Hospitals to Patients. (Obamacare)
Millions loosing Health Insurance (Obamacare).
25% Pay cut for many Americans (Obamacare)

Dead Ambassador to Libya.

Illegal Domestic Executive Orders.

Extreme Spending: Debt out the Whazoo.
Extreme Spending2: More for Foreign Companies. (Cash for Clunkers and to Brazil for Ethanol).

Denying Oil Permits after a Hurricane.
Controlling what American's can buy (Light Bulb Ban).
Proposed Green Department for Housing sale Permits.
More:

Democrats a Little Extreme, wouldn't you say?

46 posted on 02/01/2014 8:11:32 AM PST by sr4402
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To: SeekAndFind

Waxman is leaving Congress b/c this ‘Soebarkah/Obama’ IRANIAN enemy combatant is about to get exposed.

When that happens, Waxman doesn’t want to be sitting across the room.

If we don’t get EMP’d or Nuked first, half of Congress could go to prison.


47 posted on 02/01/2014 8:13:16 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad we can’t throw all these old grifters in prison for becoming multi-millionaires on the backs of the taxpayers. If they aren’t crooks, how in the heck could such untalented low-lifes get that much money?


48 posted on 02/01/2014 8:13:20 AM PST by txrefugee
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"This past week, every Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where I have served most of my career, voted to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon pollution that is causing climate change.

Wow, I didn't know that happened? Maybe things aren't so bleak after all. Cutting the agency back to where it was about 15 or 20 years age would be better, Not sure it should go away entirely but it certainly needs it's wings clipped.

49 posted on 02/01/2014 8:14:20 AM PST by WHBates
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To: SeekAndFind
His dumping on the Republicans as a reason is total BS, the Republicans in California are so in the minority that they can't stop a damn thing the demons want to ram through!
50 posted on 02/01/2014 8:14:34 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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