Rep. Jeff Denham can be reached by email here.
Oh you. How I miss your your skinny dipping days using taxpayer money to go on a “fact finding mission” to Israel and getting all hammered then paddling around the Sea of Galilee in the buff with Kansas congressman Kevin Yoder.
You seemed so harmless, clueless and outmatched with your perma-confused-looking expression as California’s 10th Congressional District rep, but now that you’ve gone to the dark side may you relish your remaining months as an elected official because I personally, along with my family, friends and neighbors, will see to it that you are never elected to represent the public again.
Today, you voted to roll back the Affordable Care Act in favor of Trump Care, a half-baked bill that will cause tens of millions of Americans to lose health coverage or have to pay far higher insurance costs while at the same time weakening the fiscal stability of Medicare.
I would like to personally thank you and the 216 other GOP reps in the House who voted for corporations, for greed, for an authoritarian state that has surrendered any illusion of governance on behalf of the people today — you have made my job as a voter so clear, so easy. You have showed me beyond any reasonable doubt that the $174,000/year plus benefits I pay for you to represent me is simply wasted. Nothing, and nobody — meaning nobody in your seat — would be a better alternative.
You voted for an unvetted healthcare solution that gives $600 billion in tax cuts to corporations and an additional $2.8 billion in breaks for America’s 400 richest families while the sick, the poor, the elderly and the children suffer. Whether it passes the Senate or no, you have directly voted against the interest of your constituents, singling out children and the elderly.
You have pointed your finger directly at a segment of the population that already struggles mightily and dashed any semblance of hope to lead healthy, productive lives.
I’m not sure what your strategy is, whether you are greedy, ignorant, stupid or just plain evil but whatever it is your feckless abandonment of those you represent will not be forgotten.
Tens of millions of lives will be denigrated and/or lost because of your actions. Women, all women — more than half the population of your district — are now defined as being born with a congenital defect. Those who have been raped, have suffered from postpartum depression, had a cesarean section or who have survived domestic violence are all classified as having had a preexisting condition. Your vote will even make it possible for insurance companies to deny coverage for gynecological services and mammograms.
Swimming nude in the Sea of Galilee is illegal, and Israeli authorities said they could have pressed charges against you and Congressman Yoder if somebody had filed a complaint.
…Only thing is, nobody wanted to recall the memory of you two splashing around naked.
Next year, you’re up for reelection and the man running against you is named Josh Harder.
Harder is a 30-year-old vice president in Bessemer Venture Partners where he specializes on investment in software, mobile and telecommunications.
Last year, he moved back to Turlock, where he grew up, and will step away from his role with the company as he campaigns. He has master’s degrees from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor in economics and politics from Stanford University.
He is smarter, younger, clearly more compassionate — and most importantly — knows how to keep his pants on.
I am but one voter, but I will do everything in my power to see that Harder gets elected. May we never have to hear about you insulting Americans or their allies with your carelessness again.
P.S. – Great job exempting yourself from this shit sandwich you’re shoving down the collective throats of your citizenry.