At an Aug. 8 meeting of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa Tea Party Republicans, tears formed in Representative Dana Rohrabacher's eyes, his tortoise-like face contorted and his lips quivered, momentarily blocking words from escaping. The audience—an overwhelmingly Caucasian and elderly crowd of about 150 people fond of Orange County's senior, career politician—remained hushed. Never known as a particularly friendly or sensitive man, Rohrabacher looked on... More >>>