Ten hours after New Year's Eve, the 110-proof booze must have still have been flowing at the Costa Mesa rental abode of Dana Rohrabacher, Orange County's senior career politician.
On Sunday at about 11 a.m., Rohrabacher wrote a Twitter post that shamelessly snuggled up to ex-Fox News host Glenn Beck.
"Beck, U have done great service to our country&liberty [sic] by getting people to educate themselves about gov&economics&US history [sic]," wrote the 12-term congressman, who evaded Vietnam War military service but hails himself as "a patriot" nowadays.
Party on, dude!
Even after all the priceless, boneheaded moves the congressman's made in his political life (guaranteeing the horrendous Arnold Schwarzenegger would fix California and personally endorsing crooks for elected office or a relentless, serial pedophile for his own staff, etc), apparently 2012 will be a glorious continuation of the public self-mutilation.
(And for that, I'm working on the Weekly giving Rohrabacher a wooden plaque or a Hi-Time Wine Cellars gift card.)
So, according to Rohrabacher, Beck is a genius.
As Dana Milbank of The Washington Post wrote in 2010, Beck--the brilliant historian--has told his viewers:
--The U.S. purchased Alaska in "the 1950s" even though it happened 90 years earlier;
--The "Dark Ages" ended in 1781 even though it ended about 781 years earlier;
--President Barack Obama's policies are a continuation of Adolph Hitler's murderous Holocaust activities, which were--didn't you know?--inspired by President Woodrow WIlson;
--The Peace Corps and AmeriCorps are the equivalent of Hitler's notorious SS troops;
--Obama, who has never owned hundreds of African slaves--unless you count the period of time he secretly lived in Moscow during his Manchurian training, "is the biggest racist president [in history]."
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Dana, we know you're not purposefully being funny in your pronouncements, but we thank you in advance for all of the laughs you're going to bring us this new year.
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly