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The reason I’m leaving Congress
Washington Post, by Rep. Henry A. Waxman

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Posted By:MissMolly, 2/1/2014 12:25:45 PM

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 limitthe Environmental Protection

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Get out your waders. Mere hip boots won´t be enough.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NancyD, 2/1/2014 12:29:32 PM     (No. 9714619)

It made my day when I heard that Waxman was leaving.

Good-riddance.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 2/1/2014 12:36:10 PM     (No. 9714630)

As I posted earlier - - Nostrilitis has already signed up for his next gig.

He´s going to be the next Batman - - because he looks more like a bat than any other human being.

Good luck, Herr Fledermaus!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 2/1/2014 12:37:50 PM     (No. 9714633)

Don´t break your arm patting yourself on the back. As far as I am concerned, I wish you would go ahead and leave now before you destroy anything else. You helped steer our Republic toward a Communist state. Maybe you should move to Cuba or Russia since you love it so much. You will have to live with what you have done. I hope you can´t sleep at night.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hisself, 2/1/2014 12:37:55 PM     (No. 9714634)

It doesn´t matter why, as long as you leave!#!

You will not be missed!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cartcart, 2/1/2014 12:39:29 PM     (No. 9714638)

One less azzola in congress. Soon we can disinfect!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HerbVA, 2/1/2014 12:51:49 PM     (No. 9714657)

Actually he will be replaced by another far left cretin. Hard to find someone equally repulsive, however.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: richwill, 2/1/2014 12:55:27 PM     (No. 9714664)

Sandra Fluke will be the next Waxman. Instead of the nose she will use tampons and condoms for earrings.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/1/2014 12:58:25 PM     (No. 9714668)

He barely squeaked through the last time vs. an Independent candidate who, as I recall, pulled 46% of the vote.

He´d never have had a chance the next time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: squid, 2/1/2014 12:59:42 PM     (No. 9714673)

Don´t let the door hit your behind on the way out.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 2/1/2014 1:29:05 PM     (No. 9714717)

I have no doubt that Nostrildumbass´ congressional district will elect an equally odious left wing hack to replace him. Hopefully, this time, not as fugly.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tommyr, 2/1/2014 1:39:33 PM     (No. 9714724)

Loved to see a few GOP members with backbone who were able to chew up the trash like Waxman and spit him out. Thanks go to Dan Burton and the late Henry Hyde.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mws50, 2/1/2014 1:51:32 PM     (No. 9714744)

The only reason why this ignorant fool stayed in Congress is because his constituents are dumber than dirt. But he probably does not have the dumbest constituents. I think Sheila Jackson Lee is the leader in that field.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mikkins2, 2/1/2014 1:55:39 PM     (No. 9714748)

Yes, yes we know Henry. Now here is the door and please enjoy your retirement already.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mainely Steve, 2/1/2014 2:18:22 PM     (No. 9714781)

ANY reason is a good reason!!!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: farmwife, 2/1/2014 2:22:57 PM     (No. 9714786)

´Wah! I don´t like not being a committee chairman and it looks like the Republicans won´t let us back into the majority! It´s not fair!´

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/1/2014 2:40:28 PM     (No. 9714811)

The system is broken? my my. wonder how that happened... go look in the mirror, Waxedman.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chillijilli, 2/1/2014 2:40:56 PM     (No. 9714813)

Now this is the best attempt at spin I´ve heard in a long time:
Although he blasts some of his Republican colleagues as "mindless" and "deplorable", he wants you to know that having mindless and deplorable colleagues only underscores that "the legislative branch can be a powerful force for good."
Uh huh.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Flipper3, 2/1/2014 2:42:02 PM     (No. 9714816)

Oh, who cares? Just as long as you leave.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jackburton, 2/1/2014 2:45:14 PM     (No. 9714820)

´Mindless denial of science´ is something only a Donk could allege...

...while denying science.

C-ya.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: kahunavol, 2/1/2014 2:54:44 PM     (No. 9714843)

In the words of Curly Bill from Tombstone, "well...bye."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: saryden, 2/1/2014 3:01:30 PM     (No. 9714853)

There is something so wrong with America that Waxman can leave and receive a huge retirement for the damage he and his delusional, greedy, thug fellows/women have done to this nation. My loathing knows no bounds!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/1/2014 3:03:47 PM     (No. 9714856)

He`s taking his snout and going home.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/1/2014 3:32:01 PM     (No. 9714892)

Do the country a favor and leave TODAY.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 2/1/2014 3:33:15 PM     (No. 9714896)

Every Republican voted mindlessly against the EPA limitations. Hmmm! Every wonderful, intelligent, well versed, caring, Democrat voted for it.

Yep, Republicans mindless, hateful and uninformed.

Democrats well you know. They´re the only ones who give a rat´s patootie about America.

What a lamebrain! Just too bad we, the Americans who are working for a living have to keep supporting this numskull and hundreds of others like him for life!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Skyliner, 2/1/2014 3:47:06 PM     (No. 9714913)

Easy, easy youse guys. This fine fellow used to be my congressman. He and his partner in politics (crime) Berman went to UCLA together and pioneered the phony postcard endorsement scheme and redistricting and ruled CA for 40+ years. No question they were effective and smart as hell and never worked at a real job.

If you go on that internet thingy and look closely at pictures of the chicken farmer who rose to fame in Hitler´s close circle of henchmen, you will see a close resemblance to Heinrich Himmler, not only in appearance, but also in methodology.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: JonR, 2/1/2014 4:19:29 PM     (No. 9714957)

Don´t let the door hit ya where the dog should have bit ya! Waxman, you personify everything that is wrong with this country and it´s political system! Get out and take that harridan Pelosi with you!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/1/2014 4:31:54 PM     (No. 9714969)

No, Congress is basically clueless, useless, and disfunctional when a tyrant takes over the WH. They refuse to do their duty to their Country and the people they represent. And Waxman is a good example of a negative effect.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/1/2014 4:56:32 PM     (No. 9714995)

The ´´optics´´ at various congressional hearings will improve greatly!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: strike3, 2/1/2014 5:07:00 PM     (No. 9715007)

Just when we thought that Waxman might have finally gotten smart. He disproved that theory in a hurry. Begone you worthless bum!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Captain Howdy, 2/1/2014 5:38:39 PM     (No. 9715032)

This clown has to be one of the most physically and mentally ugliest creatures in the entire universe. Bye bye!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/1/2014 7:00:37 PM     (No. 9715131)

N. Waxperson never met a Big Givernment Big Spending Program that he did not like. Hope Karma drains the coffers of his ill-gotten millions.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/1/2014 9:28:04 PM     (No. 9715251)

I guess he could smell defeat in California all the way from Washington DC.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: harper, 2/1/2014 9:36:54 PM     (No. 9715260)

I´m confused. I thought suffering from nostrilitus caused him [?] to become Nostrildamus, but is it be the reverse?

Or was it just a cheap head job done by a blind guy with a weedeater and bondo?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/2/2014 12:14:54 AM     (No. 9715371)

Sounds like his resume for his next gig as lobbyist or in a university to pass on his liberal knowledge.

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It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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