While we were having fun a few days ago going piñata on a real-estate blog for leaving Huntington Beach off its list of the best 18 U.S. cities for bros, an esteemed publication supplied the best evidence to support our contention.
It was right there in front of us all along: Surf City is represented by Surfin' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.
Mother Jones writers Maggie Severns and Asawin Suebsaeng include The Mouth That Rohrabachered with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Rep. Sean “Puffy” Duffy (R-Wis.) and Dana's evil immigration nemesis Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in its list of the five members who compose Congress' “bro caucus.”
The post compares the bro caucus with Congress' “hipsters”: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of Stuart Smalley fame.
Here's the write-up on Bro-bacher:
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.): He's buds with Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar, and his office is lined with surfboards, booze posters, and a bust of John Wayne, who Rohrabacher says taught him how to drink tequila (small glass, ice cube, lime squeeze). He dismissed American interrogators' use of panties to pressure terrorism suspects as “hazing pranks.”
This is illustrated on the Mother Jones with this 2011 video from Roll Call of Rohrabacher showing off his surfboard collection and wall of Ronald Reagan photos. He “even strums us a tune,” reveals the now-deaf visitor: